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8 Chicago Keto Restaurants and Best Low Carb Options to Order

Everyone knows, a specialized diet makes dining out hard. This guide to Chicago keto restaurants will make it easy for you to keep your low carb diet on track when out with family and friends.

We’ve listed some of our favorite places to eat low carb in Chicago and the best menu items to order. This list is by no means conclusive, but at least you will know for sure there’s something to suit your needs at these options.

If you need to go to a fast food joint with family or friends, always be wary of accompanying sauces and dressings and hold the bread, fries, or battered and fried items.

Here are the best low carb restaurants in Chicago with delicious meal options for keto dieters.

Dirty Root

A downtown Chicago based, healthy restaurant perfect for those looking for low carb, keto meals that are organic and tasty! Their menu features vegan food as well.

Address: 939 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607, United States

Open Hours: Mon to Sat from 11AM-8PM

Website: https://www.dirty-root.com

Here are a few options for ketogenic diet dishes and some low carb plus vegan dishes based on their menu:

  • Ghee-Roasted Chicken Thighs: Chicken thighs, lemon juice, sea salt, garlic, roasted bone marrow, sumac, and organic grass-fed ghee.
  • Slow roasted Pomegranate-Brined Pork Shoulder: Non-GMO pork shoulder, lard, pomegranate juice, herbs and spices.
  • Coconut Bay Laurel Salmon: Bay laurel, salmon, organic coconut butter, organic coconut oil, pepper, sea salt, lemon juice. Add some cauliflower rice.
  • Cauliflower and Crimini Crumble: Organic Crimini mushrooms, cauliflower florets, garlic, celery, and onion. This dish is also vegan. 
  • Harissa & Ginger Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes: Non-GMO pork fat, Jerusalem artichokes, harissa, organic extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, and ginger.

Buona Terra Ristorante

If you love Italian flavors, this is the ideal place to get your fix while keeping it keto.

Address: 3608 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60618

Open Hours: Sunday 4 PM — 9 PM, Monday Closed, Tuesday to Saturday 5 PM — 10 PM 

Website: https://www.buona-terra.com/

Here are some great options to order if you’re on a keto diet:

  • Hearth Burger: 1/2 pound prime hamburger, arugula, gruyere cheese, onion confit, garden herb aioli. Leave the bun.
  • Paillard Di Pollo Alla Griglia: Grilled chicken breast, with a fresh herb sauce, arugula, and fresh mozzarella.
  • Fish of the Day
  • Grilled Black Angus Steak: Ask them to replace the side of potatoes with broccoli instead. 

Fittingly Delicious

Fittingly Delicious offers a convenient solution for health-conscious people to maintain a nutritious diet by providing pre-cooked, packaged, unique and healthy dishes. You can either pop in at their store to get a keto friendly meal or order meals for delivery.

Address: 3939 W Irving Park, Chicago, IL 60618 

Open Hours: Monday to Friday: 9 AM to 7 PM, Saturday to Sunday: 9 AM to 5 PM 

Website: https://www.fittinglydelicious.com/

Here are some of the best keto friendly options for a keto diet:

  • Skinny Beef Burger: Lean beef patty, grilled onions, grilled green beans (13.7g carbs)
  • Honey Glazed Salmon: Wild salmon, broccoli, and red peppers (8.6g carbs)
  • Ground Beef Stuffed Peppers: Pepper stuffed with lean ground beef sautéed with carrots, celery, onions (6g carbs)
  • Mediterranean Turkey Burger: Lean turkey, grilled asparagus, and grilled red onions (4g carbs)
  • Turkey Sausage Cauliflower: Ground turkey with cauliflower hash browns (1.9g carbs)

Mable’s Table

A restaurant with an innovative take on the classic American dishes which still offers you healthy keto dishes you can try out.

Address: 1655 W Cortland St, Chicago, IL 60622, United States

Open Hours:

  • Lunch: Monday – Friday 11:30AM to 3PM
  • Dinner: ​Tuesday – Thursday 4:30PM – 10PM; Friday & Saturday – 4:30PM – 11PM; Sunday & Monday 4PM – 9PM
  • ​Brunch: ​Saturday & Sunday 10:30AM – 230PM

Website: https://www.mablestable.com

Here are a few things from their menu that are keto and low carb friendly:

  • Smoked Salmon
  • Skirt Steak “Mediterranean style”
  • Whole Lemon Rosemary Brick Chicken

When ordering in this restaurant make sure that you exclude the side dishes as they might not be keto-friendly.


Bluebird

A casual place for enjoying tasty comfort foods which has a few keto options with their salad in their menu to try out.

Address: 2863 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657, United States

Open Hours:

  • Tue to Saturday from 11:30AM to 9PM
  • Sunday from 11:30AM to 9PM
  • Monday from 11:30AM to 9:30PM

Website: https://bluebirdchi.com

This restaurant offers the option to not include any bread or bun. This means that some of their meals can be customized to be keto-friendly. Here are a few suggestions from their menu:

  • Cobb Salad: Roasted grilled chicken breast(chopped), avocado, Roma tomato, blue cheese, and bacon. Served on mixed greens tossed in our housemade lemon vinaigrette.
  • Santa Fe Salad: Roasted chicken, red onion, corn, avocado, white cheddar, Roma tomatoes, with greens tossed in chipotle ranch. Try to exclude corn from your dish. Add roasted broccoli instead.
  • Cheddar cheese Steak: Ribeye steak, caramelized onions, provolone, cheddar cause, white American. Served without bread or bun.
  • Chicken Pesto: Grilled chicken breast, fresh baby mozzarella cheese, Roma tomato, house-blend special seasoning, garlic aioli, house-made almond-toasted pesto, red onion, and greens. Served without baguette or flatbread.

FARE

A restaurant with simple, pure and authentic food and a modern and comfortable atmosphere. 

Address: 205 W Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606, United States

Open Hours: Mon to Thu from 7AM to 7PM and Friday from 7AM to 4PM

Website: https://www.foodbyfare.com

At FARE you can mix and match the ingredients of your meal and that way you can make it suitable for a low carb diet. Our recommendations are: 

  • Baby Lettuce + Broccoli, Almonds, Brussels, Spicy Chilli Oil+Chicken Thighs
  • Broccoli, Almonds, Brussels, Spicy Chilli Oil + Ground Turkey
  • Salmon + Baby Lettuce 
  • Chicken Thighs + Avocado Mash + Herby Pesto
  • Local Smoked Sausage + Spicy Red Peppers

Blue Door Farm Stand

A welcoming and warm place that serves seasonal foods, along with some keto options. 

Address: 2010 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614, United States

Open Hours:

  • Mon to Fri from 10AM to 9PM
  • Saturday from 9AM to 10PM
  • Sunday from 9AM to 9PM

Website: https://bluedoorfarmstand.com/

Some good dishes suitable for keto diet from their menu are:

  • AVA Omelette: Avocado, spinach, kale pesto, bacon, swiss, havarti, mozzarella, green tomato relish
  • Sesame Chicken Salad: Watermelon radish, pickled peppers, mixed greens, bean sprouts, sesame cilantro vinaigrette, chicken 
  • Farmhouse Club: Bacon, ham, turkey, lettuce, tomato, dijonaise, cheddar, avocado
  • Farm Stand Cobb: Arugula, grilled chicken, bacon, egg, pickled peppers, romaine, blue door vinaigrette, blue cheese
  • Brown Line: Havarti, roasted red peppers, bacon, onions, scrambled eggs, whole wheat wrap. Ask to exclude the wrap. 

Tango Sur

Tango Sur is an Argentinian steakhouse. They have lots of meaty options, however, for most dishes you’ll need to ask them to hold the sauce and potatoes.

Address: 3763 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613

Open Hours:

  • Monday to Thursday: 5 PM – 10:30 PM
  • Friday: 5 PM – 11:30 PM
  • Saturday: 5 PM – 11:30 PM
  • Sunday: 3 PM – 10:30 PM

Website: https://tangosurgrill.com/

 Here are some keto options to try out:

  • Asado de Tira: Short ribs and salad. Hold the potatoes.
  • Entraña: Outer skirt, cooked on the grill. Hold the potatoes and ask for double portion of salad instead.
  • Vacio: Vacio flap meat, cooked on the grill. Hold the potatoes and ask for double portion of salad instead.
  • Churrasco: 12 oz. grilled sirloin steak. Hold the potatoes and ask for double portion of salad instead.
  • Pechuga de Pollo: Grilled chicken breast with vegetables and chimichurri. Hold any high-carb veggies such as potatoes or corn.

Conclusion

With the best keto friendly restaurants above, you won’t have to worry about where to go when you want to eat out with your friends, but you still want to stay on your low carb and/or keto diet.

All you have to do is just pick one place, pick your dish and enjoy the taste! For more places to eat, read our restaurants guide here!

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