10 Best Keto Restaurants to Make Eating Out on Keto Easy (with Meals!)

When you're on the keto diet, it's challenging to find keto-friendly restaurants with meals that fit your low carb, high fat macros. So we've done the hard work for you! Below, you'll find a list of the 10 best keto restaurants and fast food joints, along with the exact dish to order at each, so you can eat out on keto with confidence and ease!

We're going to show you the best keto meals at:

Five Guys Burgers & Fries

hand holding a lettuce wrapped keto friendly bacon cheese burger in front of a red background

As long as you ditch the hamburger bun and fries, Five Guys is a safe bet for keto dieters. With a menu centered around hamburgers, cheeseburgers, bacon cheeseburgers, and hot dogs, your low carb options are plentiful!

Here's what to order:

Bacon Cheeseburger with a Double Lettuce Wrap
  • Order it "All The Way minus ketchup" (includes mayo, lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, grilled mushrooms, grilled onions, and mustard)
  • Total Macros: Calories 791, Fat 64g, Net Carbs <5g, Protein 44g

(Check out our full guide to eating keto at Five Guys here!)

Panera Bread

a close up of Panera green goddess salad with avocado hard boiled egg and chicken

Though Panera Bread isn't an obvious choice for keto dieters, this fast-casual chain has a few delicious low carb menu items that make hitting your keto macros a breeze. The salads are your best bet, however, when ordered breadless, a number of the sandwiches make for a convenient, keto-friendly meal!

Here's what to order:

Green Goddess Cobb with Chicken - Half
  • Optional: Add extra avocado, bacon, or chicken
  • Total Macros: Calories 280, Fat 16g, Net Carbs 8g, Protein 21g

(Check out our full guide to eating keto at Panera here!)

Chipotle Mexican Grill

burrito bowl with chicken and vegetables on a checkered dish towel

Chipotle is widely-renowned as a go-to restaurant for a fast and affordable low carb dish. Skip the high carb items like tortillas, rice, and beans, and opt for the low carb items like protein, vegetables, and guacamole (of course!) and you're sure to enjoy a mouth-watering meal.

Here's what to order:

Keto Salad Bowl
  • Total Macros: Calories 570, Fat 42g, Net Carbs 7g, Protein 31g

(Check out our full guide to eating keto at Chipotle here!)

Cheesecake Factory

pan seared white fish on asparagus on a white plate

Even though cheesecake has the word "cheese" in it, we're sorry to say, it's not keto. However, with over 200 menu items to choose from at The Cheesecake Factory, low carb eaters are sure to find a dish that will not only fit the keto macros, but leave them so full and satisfied, they won't even crave cheesecake!

Here's what to order:

Pan-Seared Branzino with Lemon Butter

  • Total Macros: Calories 880, Fat 71g, Net Carbs 10g, Protein 47g

Olive Garden

square white plate of keto chicken piccata

The Olive Garden is another seemingly carb-heavy restaurant that might have you scratching your head, but when you skip the pasta and instead, opt for the several protein and veggie-based meals on their menu, this restaurant can be a delicious and keto-friendly choice. For an added boost of fat, ask your server for butter, olive oil, or a liberal sprinkle of parmesan cheese.

Here's what to order:

Chicken Margherita (dinner portion)

  • Total Macros: Calories 590, Fat 32g, Net Carbs 6g, Protein 69g

(Check out our full guide to eating keto at Olive Garden here!)

Chinese Food

a wok containing keto friendly steamed shrimp and vegetables

Keeping Chinese food keto can be tricky, but it's not impossible. Beware of hidden carb-heavy ingredients like cornstarch and sugar, which are commonly found in thick sauces and soups. When in doubt, choose sauceless dishes like steamed shrimp or chicken and vegetables.

Here's what to order:

Steamed Shrimp & Vegetables

  • Total Macros: Calories 225, Fat 3g, Net Carbs 2g, Protein 38g

(Check out our full guide to eating keto at any Chinese restaurant here!)


cutting board with sliced sirloin steak and mixed grilled vegetables

With a wide selection of American-based cuisine, getting a low carb dish at Applebee's is fairly easy. Your best bet is to choose a protein-based dish like steak, chicken, or a bunless burger and pair it with low carb sides like steamed broccoli or fire-grilled veggies. If you're looking to add more fat to your meal, simply order a side of guacamole!

Here's what to order:

8 oz. USDA Select Sirloin with a side of Fire-Grilled Veggies

  • Total Macros: Calories 430, Fat 24g, Net Carbs 6g, Protein 45g


keto friendly iced Starbucks coffee on a round cafe table beside a starbucks paper napkin

Though Starbucks isn't technically a restaurant, it's a staple for drinks and snacks on the go. For a low carb pick-me-up, avoid the sugar-filled frappucinos and flavored coffees, and instead, stick to the basics like coffee, espresso, and cold brew with a shot or two of heavy cream.

Starbucks also has several keto-friendly snack choices like sous vide egg bites, beef jerky, and guacamole.

Here's what to order:

Americano (Grande, no syrup) + two “shots” (2 fl oz) heavy cream
  • Total Macros: Calories 221, Fat 22g, Net Carbs 6.6g, Protein 1.2g

(Check out our full guide to eating keto at Starbucks here!)

Outback Steakhouse

a white plate with a sirloin steak and broccoli

Outback Steakhouse is a prime pick for keto dieters (pun intended). Though the steaks are an easy choice for a low carb meal, the sides can be a bit trickier. In place of a high carb side like potatoes or mac and cheese, opt for a low carb side like broccoli and cheese or asparagus.

Here's what to order:

Outback Center-Cut Sirloin (6 oz) with a side of Broccoli & Cheese

  • Total Macros: Calories 600, Fat 38g, Net Carbs 11g, Protein 54g

Red Lobster

a fork breaking off a piece of salmon from a filet on a white plate with broccoli

Our final keto-friendly restaurant recommnedation is Red Lobster. To keep your meal low carb at this national chain, avoid any breaded seafood and instead choose simple grilled or steamed protein like crab legs, shrimp, or salmon. Plus, the great thing about Red Lobster is that you can always order a cup of melted butter for extra fat and no one will bat an eye!

Here's what to order:

Salmon New Orleans (Full) with Asparagus and Seasoned Broccoli

  • Total Macros: Calories 1010, Fat 67g, Net Carbs 12g, Protein 80g


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