Let’s be real for a sec: Ruby Tuesday probably isn’t the first restaurant you’d think of as being keto-friendly. But maybe it should be.
No, wait—it definitely should be.
Ruby Tuesday is basically one-size-fits-all in restaurant form. It’s not limited to the constraints other restaurants have—like sticking to an Italian menu or offering mostly burger options. What’s more, you can go all-in on the keto diet (by getting something super-creamy and cheesy), or you can keep it lighter, but still keto-friendly, and go the fish-and-veggies route.
All of these keto-friendly options at Ruby Tuesday are just 11 grams of carbs or fewer—seriously.
1. Bacon Deviled Eggs
Um, these bacon deviled eggs are a keto appetizer from heaven, tbh. Definitely don’t feel guilty about ordering these—and maybe eating all of them.
Per serving: 406 calories, 30 g fat (8 g sat fat), 971 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrates, 2 g sugar, 0 g fiber, 25 g protein.
2. Hot Buffalo Crispy Chicken Wings
Chicken wings are typically keto-friendly (as long as they’re not slathered in a super-sweet barbecue sauce or breaded). PSA: You can get the mild version of these wings for about the same amount of carbs.
Per serving: 559 calories, 38 g fat (8 g sat fat), 2442 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrates, 4 g sugar, 1 g fiber, 46 g protein.
3. Spicy Pork Rinds
Here’s the thing about these spicy pork rinds—they’re totally keto-friendly…as long as you nix the Carolina Gold BBQ sauce on the side (don’t worry, you still get ranch dressing to dip ’em in).
Per serving (without Carolina Gold BBQ): 238 calories, 12 g fat (2 g sat fat), 1309 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrates, 0 g sugar, 0 g fiber, 30 g protein.
4. Chicken Bella
Creamy sauce wins again—this time with Parmesan cheese melted in it. The keto-friendly sauce is poured over mushrooms, artichokes, and two chicken breasts for a decadent (fat-friendly) meal.
Per serving: 288 calories, 10 g fat (2 g sat fat), 1271 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrates, 0 g sugar, 1 g fiber, 34 g protein.
5. Asiago Bacon Chicken
Consider this dish an upgraded Chicken Bella—the Parmesan cream sauce also has some Asiago cheese in it, plus, bacon makes an appearance. Pro tip: You can also get it double-decker style (a.k.a. double the chicken).
Per serving: 479 calories, 27 g fat (7 g sat fat), 2387 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrates, 2 g sugar, 4 g fiber, 42 g protein.
6. Asiago Peppercorn Sirloin
Are you noticing a cheesy theme here? Steak topped with a creamy, cheesy sauce is definitely the way to go on the keto diet.
Per serving: 255 calories, 12 g fat (5 g sat fat), 922 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrates, 0 g sugar, 0 g fiber, 26 g protein.
7. Nashville Hot Half-Rack Baby-Back Ribs
Again, ribs typically come smothered in a sweet (and carb-heavy) barbecue sauce–but not these ribs. Go ahead and indulge in your finger-licking habit.
Per serving: 585 calories, 40 g fat (15 g sat fat), 582 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrates, 1 g sugar, 0 g fiber, 43 g protein.
8. Hickory Bourbon Bacon Sirloin
Typically, when you see something like “bourbon bacon” on a menu, you can assume it’s a type of barbecue sauce (a.k.a., not always keto-friendly). But this one definitely fits in your macros. Also: bacon.
Per serving: 287 calories, 8 g fat (2 g sat fat), 1070 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrates, 8 g sugar, 0 g fiber, 35 g protein.
9. New Orleans Seafood
If this meal doesn’t scream “keto diet,” I don’t know what does. It’s got everything: fish, shrimp, and your (should-be) go-to: Parmesan cream sauce.
Per serving: 347 calories, 14 g fat (5 g sat fat), 1760 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrates, 0 g sugar, 0 g fiber, 44 g protein.