Five Guys

Keto Five Guys Menu Guide: 11 Best Low Carb Meals

Although this casual dining chain restaurant specializes in hot dogs, sandwiches, and burgers, it is possible to stay keto at Five Guys. To eat low carb at Five Guys, you will, however, have to avoid any French fries and milkshakes.  

Five Guys keto options consist largely of burgers and hot dogs without the bun and sauce. Keep away from BBQ sauce and ketchup especially.

The good news is that there are a bunch of low carb toppings you can pile on such as onions, mustard, lettuce, tomatoes, and mayo. Leave dipping sauces for the birds!

Here are the best keto Five Guys options you can get, based on the restaurant’s nutrition information. We’ll also show you what to say when you order.

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Bunless Burger

A plain hamburger patty at Five Guys restaurant contains 302 calories, 17 grams of fat, 0 grams of carbs, and 18 grams of protein. Skip the fries.

How to order: ask for a hamburger without the bun or ketchup. According to the website, a regular hamburger comes with two patties. This will put you at 604 calories and no carbs.

BYOB (Build Your Own Burger)

While this is not an official item on the Five Guys menu, we suggest building your own meat-and-veg meal from their list of toppings. Order your bunless burger (two plain patties) as well as any on the following toppings to spruce it up:

  • Grilled mushrooms (1g carbs)
  • Jalapeno peppers (<1g carbs)
  • Cheese (<1g carbs)
  • Green peppers (1g carbs)
  • Pickles (1g carbs)
  • Fresh or grilled onions (2g carbs)
  • Tomatoes (2g carbs)
  • Bacon (0g carbs)
  • Lettuce (1g carbs)
  • Mustard or mayo (1g carbs)
  • Hot sauce (0g carbs)
  • Sweet and sour relish (4g carbs)

How to order: ask for two plain hamburger patties plus the toppings of your choice.

Cheeseburger

A cheeseburger with two hamburger patties and two slices of American cheese minus the bun and all toppings contains 744 calories, 46 grams of fat, <2 grams of carbs, and 44 grams of protein. 

How to order: ask for a cheeseburger minus the bun and ketchup. Add lettuce, tomato, and mayo if desired. Keep in mind that any toppings may add to the macronutrient information provided in the description above. 

Bacon Burger

A bacon burger contains two beef patties and four slices of bacon. If you order it without the bun and ketchup, it will contain 764 calories, 48 grams of fat, 0 grams of carbs, and 40 grams of carbs.

How to order: ask for a bacon burger without the bun and ketchup. You can also request for it to be wrapped in a lettuce wrap. Hold the fries.

Bacon Cheeseburger

A bacon cheeseburger with two beef patties, two strips of bacon, two slices of American cheese and no bun contains 824 calories, 53 grams of fat, <2 grams of carbs, and 44 grams of protein.

How to order: ask for a bacon cheeseburger without the bun or ketchup. Hold the fries and ask for low-carb toppings such as pickles (1g carbs) or grilled onions (2g carbs) if desired.

Little Bacon Burger

A little bacon burger comes with one beef patty and two slices of bacon. It has 3820 calories, 24 grams of fat, 0 grams of carbs, and 20 grams of protein.

You can always ask to have cheese, onions, mushrooms, and other low-carb toppings added on if desired.

How to order: ask for a little bacon burger without the bun or ketchup. Request to have it wrapped in a lettuce wrap and avoid the fries!

Little Bacon Cheeseburger

Five Guys has a “little” hamburger section that includes only one hamburger patty (unlike the regular burgers, which contain two patties). These are good snack options if you don’t need a full-size meal.

A little bacon cheeseburger without the bun or ketchup contains 450 calories, 30 grams of fat, 0.5 grams of carbs, and around 40 grams of protein. 

How to order: ask for a little bacon cheeseburger without the bun or ketchup. Hold the fries!

Bacon Cheese Dog

It’s a good idea to limit your intake of hot dogs as they are processed and may contribute to inflammation in the body. 

However, you can order a hot dog from Five Guys without the bun if you need something low-carb.


A hot dog with American cheese and smoked bacon contains 430 calories, 39g fat, 1g carbs, and around 4-8g protein. 

How to order: ask for a bacon cheese dog without the bun. Also, hold the fries!

Bacon Dog

A bacon dog with smoked bacon minus the bun and ketchup contains 360 calories, 33g fat, 1g carbs, and around 4-8g protein. 

How to order: ask for a bacon dog without the bun. You can request to have your hot dog served in a bowl so it’s easier to eat. Add cheese, onions, or mustard if you’d like. Hold the fries. 

Cheese Dog

A cheese dog with a hot dog and American cheese minus the bun or ketchup contains 280 calories, 26g fat, 1g carbs, and around 4-8g protein.

How to order: ask for a bunless cheese dog. You can request to have it served in a bowl to make it easier to eat. Hold the fries!

Kosher Style Dog

A Kosher style dog minus the bun contains 280 calories, 26g fat, 1g carbs, and around 4g protein.

Be sure to hold the ketchup. Safe toppings include grilled onions, mushrooms, cheese, bacon, and mustard. 

How to order: ask for a bunless kosher style dog with low-carb toppings of your choice. 


Conclusion

Five Guys is a casual burger and hot dog joint. They do not offer many options, but it’s a good place to get a bunless burger if you need to keep it low-carb.

We recommend avoiding hot dogs and hot dog toppings if you can because they contain processed meat. This can cause inflammation in the body. 

Most Five Guys burgers come with two hamburger patties. If you add American cheese and bacon, you will have a 0 gram net carbs meal! Avoid the milkshakes, fries, and soda.

Safe low-carb toppings include grilled onions, mushrooms, green peppers, mustard, lettuce, tomato, and mayo. Choose water or unsweetened iced tea as a low-carb beverage on your keto diet.

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