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 these 27 keto-friendly restaurants across the United States. Finding something that's tasty and fits your high-fat, moderate-protein and low-carb needs should be a breeze at these eateries. (We’ll take extra bacon, please.)
The 27 Best Keto-Friendly Restaurants in America
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. 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
4. Rocco’s Cheesecake (santa Monica, Ca)
Yep. There’s keto cheesecake here. We kid you not.
1701 Pico Blvd.; roccoscheesecake.com
5. 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
6. 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
7. 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
8. 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
9. 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
10. 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
11. 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
12. 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
13. Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria (multiple Locations In Il, Az, Wi And In)
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
14. Corelife Eatery (locations Nationwide)
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
15. Townhall (mulitple Locations In Oh)
Best news ever: The burgers have keto-friendly buns.
1909 W. 25th St.; townhallohiocity.com
16. 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
17. Chipotle Mexican Grill (locations Nationwide)
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 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
18. Chick-fil-a (locations Nationwide)
Many items on Chick-Fil-A’s menu are keto friendly as-is or can be easily modified to fit the bill. It’s usually a matter of ditching the bun and ordering grilled chicken instead of breaded, hold the fries.
Multiple locations nationwide; chick-fil-a.com
19. Bareburger (locations Nationwide)
Sure, you can ask for your patty—be it beef, turkey or bison—on a lettuce bed, but to give the people what they want, Bareburger recently added a keto bun option to its menu.
Multiple locations nationwide; bareburger.com
20. Low Carb Lab (new York, Ny)
At this low-carb restaurant inside the Turnstyle Underground Market, you can order dishes like cauliflower chicken pot pie and pepperoni flatbread without totally derailing your diet.
1000 8th Ave.; lowcarblabnyc.com
21. Il Corallo Trattoria (new York, Ny)
Among the Italian fare on the menu at Il Corallo Trattoria, there’s also plenty for keto eaters to enjoy. In fact, you can choose any pasta on the menu and ask for zucchini noodles to make it low carb.
176 Prince Street; ilcorallotrattoria.com
22. The Refectory Café (durham, Nc)
In addition to offering keto-friendly menu items, The Refectory Café prides itself on local, farm-to-table dishes for basically every diet (including vegan and gluten free). What’ll it be, hoisin-glazed short ribs or chicken Marsala?
2726 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.; therefectorycafe.com
23. Red Lobster (locations Nationwide)
As long as you steer clear of those cheddar biscuits (sorry), eating keto at Red Lobster isn’t too difficult. Stick to items like steamed lobster and crab legs, grilled shrimp or grilled scallops to stay on track.
Multiple locations nationwide; redlobster.com
24. Choripan Argentine Grill (dublin, Oh)
We bet you never thought pizza would be on your keto diet (but maybe you’ve never had the pizza at Choripan). Their homemade crust is gluten, grain, sugar and soy free.
5927 Karric Square Dr., choripan.co
25. The Protein Bakery (new York, Ny; Shipping Nationwide)
While the flagship store is located in NYC, The Protein Bakery offers nationwide shipping for its keto-friendly treats. Think Wicked Mint Brownies, Birthday Cake Blondies and Ginger Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. (Yep, they’re all on your diet.)
144 W. 19th St.; proteinbakery.com
26. Yakiniku Futago (new York, Ny)
If you’re craving Japanese barbecue, you’re in luck: NYC’s Yakinuki Futago has plenty of keto-friendly options available, like beef, pork, seafood and plenty of vegetable side dishes. (Bonus, most of the meats are cooked right at your table.)
37 W. 17th St.; futago25usa.com
27. Panera Bread (locations Nationwide)
Surprise—it’s totally possible to eat keto at Panera Bread with a few helpful tweaks. Most of the time it’s as simple as skipping the bread, but some menu items (like chicken noodle soup and Greek salad) are diet-ready without any modifications.
Multiple locations nationwide; panerabread.com