The 23 Most Keto-Friendly Restaurants in America
Going keto is easy. Staying keto? Not so much. Instead of caving and ordering that tempting-but-deadly fettuccine alfredo, check out the menu at one of America’s most keto-friendly restaurants, as determined by our friends at Yelp. Extra bacon, please.
1. Eat by Stacey Weber (Phoenix, AZ)
Stop by for grab-and-go keto, gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan and Paleo munchies, or get Weber to cater an event, from weddings to cocktail parties. Dinner at your place?
4740 E. Shea Blvd., Ste. 109; eatbystaceyweber.com
2. Flower Child (Locations in AZ, CA and TX)
With a handy key to tell you everything that’s gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan on the menu, eating keto here is a breeze. We’re all about the Skinny Cobb with a heaping portion of grass-fed steak.
5450 W. Lovers Ln., Ste. 133, Dallas, TX; iamaflowerchild.com
3. Fern Kitchen (Portland, OR)
At most restaurants, you’ll have to make a substitution or two in order to make your meal keto-compliant. At Fern Kitchen, it’s no problem to sub in an egg or another keto-friendly ingredient—ask and you shall receive.
2311 SE 50th Ave.; fernkitchen.com
4. Surf City Fish Grill (Huntington Beach, CA)
Every ketogenic-friendly menu item is clearly marked on the menu, and you can order cauliflower rice on the side. We’ve officially found keto heaven.
17965 Beach Blvd.; surfcityfishgrill.com
5. Nook Paleo Influenced Diner (Indianapolis, IN)
Keto and Paleo aren’t exactly the same thing (keto is lower carb and Paleo restricts dairy, for example), but there’s plenty of overlap at this Paleo-focused restaurant to make keto folks happy. Case in point? House-spiced shrimp with cauliflower grits. (Yum.)
15 E. Maryland St.; nookpaleo.com
6. Good Food Low Carb Café (Madison, WI)
Five words: buffalo ranch chicken fathead flatbread. Need we say more?
4674 Cottage Grove Rd.; goodfoodmadison.com
7. Rocco’s Cheesecake (Santa Monica, CA)
Yep. There’s keto cheesecake here. We kid you not.
1701 Pico Blvd.; roccoscheesecake.com
8. D’Lites (Austin, TX)
Going keto is easy when you’ve got low-carb, gluten-free, low-sugar ice cream by your side. (Go for the chocolate.)
4404 W. William Cannon Dr.; dlitesaustin.com
9. Springbone Kitchen (New York, NY)
There’s a bunch of keto-friendly main dishes, but there’s one side you can’t miss: the turmeric cauliflower rice.
90 W. Third St.; springbone.com
10. Healthy Boy Grill (Carle Place, NY)
Go for the Keto Bowl, with grilled steak, bacon, goat cheese and avocado served over Brussels sprouts. (Tell them we sent you.)
315 Old Country Rd.; healthyboygrill.com
11. Cultured Caveman (Portland, OR)
Be still our keto-loving hearts: Thai chicken meatballs, zoodles and “peanut” sauce topped with pickled radishes, cilantro, jalapeño and tiger nut crumble.
8233 N. Denver Ave.; culturedcavemanpdx.com
12. Backbone Café (Sacramento, CA)
It’s time to get adventurous and try oh-so-keto bone marrow topped with bacon jam and citrus fennel. (Just swap out the bread for a side of bone broth.)
729 J St.; backbonecafe.com
13. Hi-Vibe Superfood Juicery (Chicago, IL)
This cute juice and lunch spot hits the spot after a long jog down the Chicago Riverwalk.
160 W. Kinzie St.; hi-vibe.com
14. SkinnyFATS (Las Vegas, NV)
OK, go easy on the tasty elote pictured here (corn is fairly high-carb, for a veggie), but split it with a buddy and order the Cluck Moo steak omelet as your main, and you’ll stay in the keto zone.
6261 Dean Martin Dr.; skinnyfats.com
15. Picnik (Austin, TX)
The menu is 100 percent gluten-free, so it’s a breeze staying low-carb at this Insta-friendly Austin lunch spot.
4801 Burnet Rd.; picnikaustin.com
16. Kitava (San Francisco, CA)
We’re swooning over this gorgeous Baja Bowl with avocado mash, kale slaw, poblano peppers, pico de gallo, salsa verde, organic chicken and cauliflower rice. (Keto-friendly, Paleo, nut-free, gluten-free and Whole30-compliant, natch.)
2011 Mission St.; kitava.com
17. HG Sply Co. Dallas (Multiple locations in TX)
Your new go-to celebratory meal: coffee-crusted rib-eye with Brussels sprouts, an over-easy egg and horseradish-shallot coconut butter. Eat your heart out.
2008 Greenville Ave.; hgsplyco.com
18. Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria (Multiple locations in IL and AZ)
Instead of crust, Lou’s uses lean sausage. Total genius. (Just imagine the pizza pictures, just sans crust.)
100 E. Camelback Rd., Ste. 152, Phoenix, AZ; loumalnatis.com
19. CoreLife Eatery (Sandy, UT)
Pick the Create Your Own Bowl option and fill it with keto ingredients to your heart’s desire, like grass-fed steak, antibiotic-free chicken, hard-boiled eggs, Parmesan cheese, baby spinach and shiitake mushrooms. We’re in.
10395 S. State St.; corelifeeatery.com
20. Hu Kitchen (New York, NY)
Stock up on amazing chocolate and coffee beans, then grab an order of bunless turkey teriyaki sliders for the road.
78 Fifth Ave.; hukitchen.com
21. Townhall (Cleveland, OH)
Best news ever: The burgers have keto-friendly buns.
1909 W. 25th St.; townhallohiocity.com
22. Olive Garden (Locations Nationwide)
You didn’t think an Italian restaurant could be diet-friendly, did you? Think again: Olive Garden has tons of keto-friendly menu options, like the chicken piccata, salmon piccata, herb-grilled salmon and chicken margherita. Just swap any breaded sides (or, you know, breadsticks) for a side of steamed broccoli.
Multiple locations nationwide; olivegarden.com
23. Chipotle Mexican Grill
Since you can customize as you please, it’s quite easy to stay keto at Chipotle. Need some tips? Skip the tortilla, swap the beans and rice for greens, pile on the meat (yep, you can order a double portion), load up on fajita veggies and all the cheese and sour cream (yas!) and use salsa in place of salad dressing. Oh, and you should definitely get the guac. Even if it’s extra.
Multiple locations nationwide; chipotle.com