Keto Options at IHOP

Top 10 Low Carb Options at IHOP for Keto Diet

IHOP stands for the International House of Pancakes. Based on the name alone, you might want to avoid eating here if you’re on the keto diet, especially if you have a weakness for hot cakes.

However, IHOP offers a lot of meat and egg-based dishes that are suitable for low-carb dieters. They also have steakburgers, chicken sandwiches, and salads that can be custom ordered.


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Here are the lowest carb options at IHOP in order from lowest to highest carbs, based on the nutrition calculator. We’ll also show you what to say when ordering to keep it keto-friendly.

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Note: When ordering keto options at IHOP, you need to exclude the bun, sauce, flour tortillas, hashbrowns and high-carb sides.

Keto Options at IHOP
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Mega Monster Cheeseburger

A mega monster cheeseburger with a beef patty, lettuce, pickles, red onions, tomato, and cheese without the sauce and bun contains:

  • 760 calories
  • 59 grams of fat
  • 5 grams of carbs (3 grams net carbs)
  • 2 grams of fiber
  • 54 grams of protein

How to order: ask for a mega monster cheeseburger without the sauce or bun. You can also hold the pickles and tomato to further reduce your carbs. Get this with a side salad and skip the fries.

Classic Steakburger with Bacon

A classic steakburger with lettuce, pickles, onions, American cheese, and bacon minus the bun and sauce contains:

  • 460 calories
  • 34 grams of fat
  • 5 grams of carbs (3 grams net carbs)
  • 2 grams of fiber
  • 33 grams of protein

How to order: ask for a classic steakburger with bacon minus the sauce and bun. Request a side salad instead of fries as your side dish. 

Turkey, Bacon and Avocado Wrap

A turkey, bacon, and avocado wrap without the flour tortilla contains:

  • 460 calories
  • 32 grams of fat
  • 10 grams of carbs (5 grams net carbs)
  • 5 grams of fiber
  • 35 grams of protein

This sandwich comes with lettuce, tomato, onion rings, and ranch dressing. You can reduce the net carbs to 2 grams by asking for no ranch. 

How to order: ask for a turkey, bacon, and avocado wrap without the tortilla shell. Order this sandwich with a side salad instead of fries. 

Chicken and Spinach Salad

A chicken and spinach salad contains bacon, hardboiled egg, spinach, tomato, chicken and cheddar cheese. If you hold the dressing, it has:

  • 690 calories
  • 42 grams of fat
  • 12 grams of carbs (7 grams net carbs)
  • 5 grams of fiber
  • 69 grams of protein

How to order: ask for a chicken and spinach salad without the dressing. You can also ask if they have olive oil and lemon or vinegar. 

Chicken Clubhouse Super Stacker

The chicken clubhouse super stacker with chicken breast, diced bacon, ranch dressing, green pepper, lettuce, mayo, tomato, onion and cheese without the bun contains:

  • 840 calories
  • 65 grams of fat
  • 14 grams of carbs (8 grams of net carbs
  • 6 grams of fiber
  • 50 grams of protein

You can reduce the carbs even more by asking for no green pepper, onion, tomato, or ranch dressing. This will reduce your carbs to 4 grams of net carbs.

How to order: ask for a chicken clubhouse super stacker without the bun. Order a side salad and hold the fries.

Bacon, Avocado, and Cheese Omelette

An omelette made with shredded cheddar cheese, avocado, and diced bacon contains: 

  • 870 calories
  • 69 grams of fat
  • 14 grams of carbs (9 grams net carbs)
  • 5 grams of fiber
  • 52 grams of protein

Be sure to hold any starchy side dishes that come with this omelette, such as hash browns, pancakes, toast, or biscuits. 

How to order: ask for a bacon, avocado, and cheddar cheese omelette without any side dishes. 

10 Ounce T-bone Steak with House Salad and Steamed Broccoli

T-bone Steak

IHOP offers 10 ounce and 12 ounce T-bone steaks. The steaks comes with your choice of two sides.

A 10 ounce T-bone steak with a house salad with ranch dressing and a side of steamed broccoli contains:

  • 610 calories
  • 38 grams of fat
  • 14 grams of carbs (9 grams net carbs)
  • 5 grams of fiber
  • 54 grams of protein

You can further reduce your carbs by asking for no dressing on your salad. This will reduce your net carbs to 5 grams. If you stick with just the steak and salad (no dressing), it will bring your net carbs to 3 grams.

How to order: ask for a 10 ounce T-bone steak with a side salad with ranch dressing and steamed broccoli. 

Build Your Own Omelette

IHOP allows you to make your own omelette. If you get one with American cheese, avocado, bacon, ham, and sausage, it will contain:

  • 900 calories
  • 72 grams of fat
  • 15 grams of carbs (10 grams net carbs)
  • 5 grams of fiber
  • 49 grams of protein

How to order: ask for a build-your-own omelette with American cheese, avocado, bacon, ham and sausage. Be sure NOT to get a side dish, such as pancakes, toast, or hashbrowns. 

Cobb Salad

A cobb salad that contains diced bacon, a hardboiled egg, Romaine lettuce, sliced tomato, chicken breast, shredded cheddar cheese, and ranch dressing contains:

  • 1080 calories
  • 81 grams of fat
  • 18 grams of carbs (12 grams of net carbs)
  • 6 grams of fiber
  • 70 grams of protein

You can reduce the carbs by omitting the tomato and ranch dressing. This will lower your net carbs to 6 grams.

How to order: ask for a Cobb salad as is or hold the tomatoes and ranch dressing (ask for oil and vinegar instead) to keep the carbs down.

Big Steak Omelette

A big steak omelette with steak strips, eggs, shredded cheese, onions, green peppers, housemade salsa, mushrooms, and tomatoes and NO hashbrowns contains:

  • 870 calories
  • 60 grams of fat
  • 20 grams of carbs (16 grams net carbs)
  • 4 grams of fiber
  • 65 grams of protein

To reduce your carbs even further, omit the green peppers, onions, salsa, tomatoes, and mushrooms. This will bring the carb count down to 8 grams of net carbs.

Ask hold the hashbrowns, toast, pancakes, waffles or any side dishes that come with it. 

How to order: ask for a big steak omelette without the hashbrowns. If you want to get your carbs as low as possible, ask to hold all veggies that comes with the omelette. 


Conclusion

IHOP is a chain restaurant that specializes in pancakes. However, you can get an omelette, a burger, or a salad to keep it low-carb.

Stay away from hashbrowns, pancakes, toast, and fries, which are often served as side dishes. Stick with a house salad with ranch or steamed broccoli instead.

Don’t forget to check other keto-friendly restaurants near you for more low-carb options.

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