Fuel Up on Fat: The 10 Best Keto Restaurants in Chicago

Finding the best Keto restaurants in Chicago can be difficult! Chicago has plenty to offer, whether you are in the mood for something light and refreshing or heavy and decadent. Due to the sheer volume of culinary options, finding keto restaurants in Chicago can be time-consuming and intimidating.

But the last thing you want is to end up somewhere where the only thing you can eat is a side salad. Fear not; we’ve got you covered!

We’ve tasted food around the city and rounded up Chicago's top keto-friendly restaurants, so you know exactly where to go the next time you’re going out to eat. If you're dining with friends that are not on the Keto diet, many of these restaurants have non-Keto options too! 

The Best Keto Restaurants in Chicago 

Here's the list! 

1. Bluebird

Location: 2863 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657 

Hours of Operation: Monday — Saturday 11:30 am — 9:30 pm, Sunday 11:30 am — 9:00 pm 

Bluebird offers incredible meals made from the best local ingredients. Everything they offer is made in-house daily. They strive to use as many recyclable and biodegradable products as possible to offer a sustainable and environmentally friendly way to eat fresh, delicious food. 

Keto-friendly dishes to try include: 

  • Keto/GF Fried Chicken Meal — buttermilk fried chicken strips tossed with house spices and signature keto flour blend. Served with your choice of sauce (up to two from ranch, chipotle ranch, buffalo sauce, and Nashville sauce) as well as coleslaw and house pickles.  
  • Santa Fe Salad — roasted chicken, avocado, Roma tomatoes, red onion, corn (we took out the corn), and white cheddar with greens. Tossed in house-made chipotle ranch dressing.  
  • Mediterranean Salad — lemon hummus, feta, Roma tomatoes, red onion, and English cucumber on top of mixed greens. Served with red wine vinaigrette.
  • Chicken Pesto — grilled chicken with house-blend special seasoning, fresh baby mozzarella cheese, house-made almond toasted pesto, red onion, Roma tomatoes, garlic aioli, and greens. You have the option to have it served on a baguette or flatbread but get it without bread to make it keto-friendly. 
    bluebird restaurant ChicagoImage Credit: Bluebird

2. Buona Terra Ristorante

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

Hours of Operation: Sunday 4:00 pm — 9:00 pm, Monday Closed, Tuesday — Saturday 5:00 pm — 10:00 pm 

When you think of Keto, Italian food generally doesn’t come to mind first, but now it can! Buona Terra Ristorante highlights classic Italian cuisine with exposed brick, white tablecloths, and absolutely delicious food. From antipasti to secondi, Buona Terra has everything you could ask for if you’re looking for an Italian meal.  

Try these keto-friendly dishes:  

  • Mediterranean Salad — vine-ripened tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, Kalamata olives, and feta cheese. Topped with a red wine vinaigrette. If you’re not a friend of Mediterranean style, the Caesar salad with their homemade dressing is fabulous as well!  

  •  Paillard di Pollo alla Grigila — grilled pounded chicken breast topped with fresh herb sauce. Served over a bed of arugula and topped with fresh mozzarella.

  • Melanzana alla Emilia Romagna — baked and almond breaded eggplant topped with caramélisée onions and goat cheese, served with tomato basil sauce. This eggplant was phenomenal, but we recommend asking for the sauce on the side, that way you can dip the eggplant in it as you wish to control your intake of the sauce. 

 3. Eataly

Location: 43 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611 

Hours of Operation: Sunday — Thursday 7:00 am — 10:00 pm (restaurant hours differ, check the site!), Friday — Saturday 7:00 am — 11:00 pm 

While this is not just a local restaurant, we have to mention Eataly Chicago. In addition to the cooking classes, Eatly offers delicious, authentic Italian food and drink, so this restaurant is a must if you love Italian cuisine!   

This location is unique because it is a restaurant and a market in one. So, not only can you get delicious food during a night out with friends, but you can also pick up delicious Italian classics, like cured meats and cheeses, for home as well.  

There are actually two restaurants to try at Eatly Chicago, La Pizza & La Pasta and Vino &. They pretty much have the same menu, as they’re served by the same kitchen, but there are some slight differences in the menu. Here’s what to get:  

  • Carpaccio di Manzo — thinly sliced raw beef, horseradish crema, and crispy capers.  

  • Polpette al Sugo — beef and pork meatballs, Mutti tomatoes, and Parmigiano Reggiano.  

  • Insalata di Rucola — arugula, Grana Padano, lemon vinaigrette, and Olitalia extra virgin olive oil.  

  • Branzino al Forno — whole roasted Mediterranean sea bass, grilled escarole, fennel, charred lemon, and sea salt 

4. Blue Door Farm Stand

Location: 2010 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614 

Hours of Operation: Monday — Friday 11:00 am — 9:30 pm, Saturday — Sunday 10:00am — 9:30 pm 

Blue Door Farm Stand is a firm believer in seasonal eating. Their menu features ingredients that are in season, and they cultivate and maintain personal relationships with purveyors to ensure that you get the absolute best of what each season offers.

So, if you are looking for a delicious meal centered around seasonal specialties, stop by Blue Door Farm Stand the next time you’re looking for a place to eat.  

Keto-friendly dishes to try include: 

  • Sesame Chicken Salad — watermelon radish, cucumber, carrots, pickled peppers, red cabbage, bean sprouts, and chicken over mixed greens. Served with sesame cilantro dressing. To make it more keto-friendly, we skipped the radishes.   

  • Pan Seared Salmon — 8 oz salmon filet with spinach, zucchini, garlic, and shallots.  

  • Farmstand Cobb Salad — chicken, bacon, egg, pickled peppers, and bleu cheese over a mix of arugula and romaine. Served with Blue Door vinaigrette dressing. This is your classic, yet tasty go-to salad that fills you up.

  • AVA Omelet — spinach, kale pesto, avocado, bacon, green tomato relish, and a mix of havarti, swiss, and mozzarella cheese. This was so good! You must try it, especially with the Irish coffee they serve (minus the Bailey’s) if you want a little extra. 

    blue door farm ChicagoImage Credit: Blue Door Farm Stand

5. Keto Bros Pizza

Location:  825 N Sedgwick St, Chicago, IL 60610  &  4131 N Rockwell St, Chicago, IL 60618 

Hours of Operation: Sunday 11:00am — 10:00pm, Monday — Saturday 10:30am — 10:30pm 

If you're craving pizza, Keto Bros Pizza is the perfect place. Keto Bro’s one-of-a-kind recipe for a completely gluten-free pizza crust is just 4 net carbs per slice (for the crust). To make it better? These crusts are made from scratch daily to ensure your pizza is fresh and delicious!  

Try these keto-friendly pizzas for take-out or delivery:  

  • Veggie Pizza — signature almond flour and cauliflower crust with mozzarella cheese, house-made tomato sauce, bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, olives, and arugula. We really enjoyed this one as the arugula gives it a nice nutty flavor that traditional veggie pizzas don’t normally have!  

  • Turkey Pepperoni Pizza — signature flour with mozzarella cheese, house-made tomato sauce, and turkey pepperoni.  

  • Pesto Pizza — signature almond flour and cauliflower crust with mozzarella cheese, house-made pesto sauce, roasted chicken, artichokes, tomato, and fresh basil. 

6. Fittingly Delicious 

Location: 3939 W Irving Park, Chicago, IL 60618 

Hours of Operation: 

Monday — Friday: 9:00am — 7:00pm 

Saturday — Sunday: 9:00am — 5:00pm 

Fittingly Delicious was created by athletes, coaches, and food lovers to help health-conscious individuals maintain their healthy lifestyles even if they are too busy to meal prep at home.

This unique restaurant provides pre-cooked, pre-packed meals that you can bring home and stack in your fridge for those days that you just have too much going on (or just want a delicious, professionally cooked meal)! They also deliver (see map below). 

Keto-friendly dishes to try:  

  • Roasted Chicken with Veggies – roasted chicken breast, purple cabbage, carrots, and broccoli (advertised as only 5 grams of carbs).  

  • Mediterranean Turkey Burger – ground turkey, grilled asparagus, grilled red onions, and reasonings (advertised as 4 grams of carbs).  

  • Ground Beef Stuffed Peppers – ground beef stuffed peppers with sautéed carrots, celery, and onions (advertised as 6 grams of carbs).  

  • Honey-Glazed Salmon – wild salmon, broccoli, red peppers, honey, and some seasonings (advertised as only 8.6 grams of carbs). While honey is not normally on the menu, it is today! There’s just enough to make this dish incredibly tasty, but not enough to blow your carb count. We really enjoyed it!

delivery areas for fittingly delicious Image Credit: Fittingly Delicious

7. Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria

Location: 439 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654 (but there are several locations) 

Hours of Operation: Sunday — Thursday 11:00am — 11:00pm, Friday — Saturday 11:00am — 12:00am 

One of the oldest and most beloved names in Chicago is Lou Malnati’s! Whenever friends and family come to town, they want to go! The good news is, they have keto-friendly pizzas options. And, if you’re not in the mood for pizza, this fantastic pizzeria has a few other options for you as well!  

Keto-friendly dishes to try include:  

  • The “Crustless” Pizza — Lou’s lean sausage as the base and topped with vine-ripened tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. This is one of our favorites when we’re craving pizza and don’t want all the carbs.   

  • Malnati salad – romaine lettuce, tomatoes, black olives, mushrooms, Volpi salami bites, and gorgonzola cheese with their Sweet Vinaigrette and Romano cheese (we recommend swapping out the vinaigrette for something with a little less sugar like Caesar dressing).

8. Tango Sur

Location: 3763 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613 

Hours of Operation: Sunday 12:00 pm — 10:30 pm, Monday — Thursday: 5 pm — 10:30 pm, Friday 5 pm — 11:30 pm, Saturday: 3 pm — 11:30 pm 

Striving to highlight the diverse and distinctive cuisine of Argentina, Tango Sur offers a vast array of culinary delights — from salads to steaks and everything in between. If you’re looking for a delicious meal and a place to share your love of eating, you’ll want to check out Tango Sur.  

Keto-friendly dishes to try  

  • Pechuga de Pollo — grilled chicken breast with vegetables served with house-made chimichurri.  
  • Ensalada Paisana — house-made fresh mozzarella sautéed with spinach, roasted red peppers, garlic, and olive oil.  
  • Mezcla de Mar — a mixture of mussels, calamari, crab meat, and octopus in a chopped arugula salad with garlic and olive oil.   
  • Lomo Relleno — half slab Argentinian-style filet mignon stuffed with ham and chimichurri. Served with portobello mushroom marsala. This is big enough for two people!   

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Image Credit: Tango Sur


9. Mable’s Table

Location: 1655 W Cortland St, Chicago, IL 60622 

Hours of Operation: Sunday, Wednesday, & Thursday 4:00pm — 9:00pm, Friday — Saturday 4:00pm — 10:00pm 

Featuring a fully-exposed kitchen, Mable’s Table encourages an atmosphere of family gatherings. Chef Anthony Reyes gives culinary classics a fun twist, and every dish shows unconditional love for cooking and delicious food. If you’re looking for a night to remember, this is the place to go.  

Keto-friendly dishes to try:  

  • Prosciutto Salmon — with cherry tomatoes, jalapeño, and capers  

  • Whole Lemon Rosemary Brick Chicken  

  • Roasted Beets — with gorgonzola, almonds, and wild greens  

  • Crispy Brussel Sprouts – with apple bacon and zesty honey mustard  

  • American Whitefish — with field salad and Meyer lemon butter

10. The Purple Pig

Location:  444 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 

Hours of Operation: Sunday — Wednesday 11:00 am — 9:00 pm, Friday — Saturday 11:00 am — 10:00 pm 

The Purple Pig is a prime location for anyone on the keto diet as its primary focuses are on pork and cheese. Experience the decadent cuisine of Chef Jimmy Bannos Jr, a fourth-generation restaurateur and Chicago local.  

Chef Bannos Jr has interned with legendary chef Emeril Lagasse and worked with other nationally renowned chefs, Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich, and has studied not only the food but also the people and the culture of the regions that inspire him.

In 2014, Chef Jimmy Bannos Jr. received his first James Beard Award for “Rising Star Chef” and has been dubbed the “Prince of Pork.” So, if you’re a fan of pork, The Purple Pig is absolutely the place to go.  

Keto-friendly dishes to try:   

  • Meat and Cheese Platters — your choice of cured meats and cheeses on a platter.  

  • Pork Belly — with ginger glaze, carrot, espresso, and frisée.  

  • Chicken Roulade — with foie gras, spinach, mushroom, and truffle. 

  • Pork Blade Steak — with sobrassada and an arugula & frisée salad. 

Stay Fit with Chicago Athletic Clubs 

As all of us health-conscious folk know, our diet is only part of the battle when it comes to getting and staying healthy. So, why not help yourself stay in shape by joining a gym that helps you create a community of people who can encourage and support you along your health journey? 

With seven locations across the city, Chicago Athletics Clubs is an excellent choice to get the support you need as well as access to any equipment you may need to stay fit and reach your goals. Contact us today to schedule a tour of one of our locations and discuss membership options!