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It’s no secret that the food scene in Houston is nothing short of exciting – with some outlets claiming it’s the most exciting it’s ever been, right now. What makes it so special? It’s a melting cut of different cultures and cuisines, all blended together in one city.
Though you will still find traditional Tex-Mex dishes and locations, you’ll also find a variety of unique food options way beyond tacos, burritos and burgers. And if you’re on the keto diet, you’ll find a number of high-fat, high-flavor meals that are perfect for you and your keto macros.
Read on to discover our favorite keto restaurants in Houston… We recommend you put them on your “must try” list if you’re heading to the area!
If you're looking for quick and easy keto-friendly meals, try our keto shakes. They can be conveniently substituted for a meal or snack and we've provided tons of keto-friendly recipes to help you on your journey.
Best Keto-Friendly Restaurants in Houston
1) Ruggles Black
Address: 3963 Kirby Dr Houston, TX 77098
Description: For a unique, casual yet trendy keto restaurant in Houston, you simply can’t pass up Ruggles Black. Instead of just offering some meals that fit into your keto diet, they have an entire keto-friendly menu just for you! Plus, the options range from casual comfort food to exciting, flavorful, fancy entrees. There’s literally something for everyone on the keto diet.
Menu Highlights: Craving pizza?! No problem! You can indulge in Keto Pepperoni Pizza featuring fresh herbs, roasted tomatoes, muenster cheese, beef pepperoni and a gluten free crust. Or, for a fancier dish, try Dr. Sleiman’s Lemon Bacon Fish, a snapper cooked in coconut oil, which looks and sounds mouthwatering. Finally, top it off with the Keto Lemon Cheesecake or Nutella Keto Pie (double yum)!
Address: 1927 Fairview St. Houston, TX 77019
Description: For a decadent, indulgent meal, this keto-friendly restaurant serves a mix of American/European dishes in a cool and inspired setting. Though there are lots of options for keto diners, the restaurant is best known for the dishes that include their local, hormone-free, humanely-raised beef from 44 Farms (which is known to be incredibly tasty).
Menu Highlights: For the keto dish of all keto dishes, get the 44 Farms Bone-In Ribeye (48 oz.), with fried eggs, creamy bearnaise sauce and seasonal vegetables. If the $125 price tag on this dish scares you off, you can get back to a reasonably-priced meal with their Hangar Steak (which reviewers say is the most popular). Just skip the pierogi or switch it up for some tempera cauliflower with kimchi hot sauce!
3) Elliot’s Table
Address: 465 T C Jester Blvd. Houston, TX 77007
Description: This keto-friendly restaurant located in the loop area of Houston believes that food brings people together, offering a number of dishes you can share that showcase “simple food, made amazingly well.” A number of reviews also mention that the portion sizes are huge, and you get to enjoy them in a cozy atmosphere with a casual, hipster vibe.
Menu Highlights: For the shared plate options, reviews mention that the Thai Chili Ribs are out of this world good, with just a hint of sweetness for those on keto. Or, the Roasted Oysters are an amazing high-fat choice, with herb butter, bacon, charred citrus and cheese.
4) Kata Robata
Address: 3600 Kirby Dr. Houston, TX 77098
Description: In the mood for sushi while eating out on keto? We’ve got you covered with what reviewers describe as “a bucket list restaurant for sushi lovers”. It also features Japanese tapas including grilled meats and veggies, and other entrees from traditional Japanese cuisine. The only thing that may scare you away is the damage this high-end spot might do to your wallet – so be prepared to spend a bit to indulge.
Menu Highlights: According to reviewers, one of the top highlights of this restaurant is the sashimi, which is so good you may wish you “could relive each bite all over again”. Create your own selection (you pay by the piece), with some favorites including the fatty tuna, New Zealand King Salmon, and Spicy Chopped Scallop. People also make a big deal out of the Texas Kobe Beef Skewers (slow cooked for 72 hours), and the Pan Seared Scallops with Foie Gras.
5) State of Grace
Address: 3258 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX 77098
Description: Not only does this keto restaurant offer a variety of indulgent, low-carb/high-fat menu options, they also have an entire oyster menu; Plus, during Happy Hour (Monday thru Friday, 11 – 6), the oysters are only $1.00 each. Locals say they’re some of the best around, and they’re an excellent keto option in moderation.
Menu Highlight: On the dinner menu, start with the beef tartare with smoked oyster mayo and cured egg yolk, or the deviled crab with avocado and tomato, bearnaise sauce and bone marrow breadcrumbs! For an entrée, try the “Sticky, Smoky Beef Ribs For Two” which reviewers describe as “super juicy and tender”.
6) Peli Peli Kitchen
Address: 9090 Katy Fwy. Houston, TX 77024
Description: When eating out on the keto diet, Peli Peli Kitchen offers casual South African food with big flavor and flair. The spot is known for their authentic Peri Peri Chicken, featuring flavors from Johannesburg, South Africa. The chicken is marinated in peri peri (hot sauce) for 24 hours, basted in lemon herb butter (which is totally keto) and flame grilled!
Menu Highlights: For a true keto chicken dinner, choose your style of Peri Peri Chicken with a sauce of choice (depending on how spicy you like your meals), with the grilled veggie noodles as a side. Or, try any of the plates like the Surf And Turf or Curry Chicken – just sub in salad or grilled veggies as a base!
Ready to Eat Out On Keto?!
Whether you’re searching for fast and healthy, or decadent and exquisite, we hope the keto restaurants above satisfy your appetite while you’re out and about in Houston. No matter which ones you choose, we don’t think you’ll be disappointed – and you’ll definitely stay within the dietary guidelines to enjoy full ketosis.
Plus, when you aren’t dining out on the town, we want to help you make your meals easier back at home. This Keto Kit gives you everything you need for quick, keto-friendly meals on-the-go. Plus, the keto shakes are absolutely delicious – all with low net carbs and no sugar. Just add in the MCT Oil that comes in the kit and you’ll have a high-fat, low-carb meal that meets your needs for protein, fat, vitamins, minerals and more. Try it today!
Stay tuned for the next 310 City Dining Guide highlighting keto-friendly restaurants in a major US city!