If you are on the keto diet and are going for a meal at Outback Steakhouse, you will be pleased to know that it is a great place to go if you are looking for something low-carb.
You will need to stay away from any breaded food items and you will need to stay away from the starchy sides too such as mac and cheese or potatoes.
Eating low-carb at Outback however is as easy as ordering your favorite steak and steamed vegetables such as asparagus or broccoli.
You could even order a side salad to bulk things out and enjoy this with a ranch dressing. You could make this into a steak salad as a meal too or you could enjoy bunless or a sauceless burger.
In this article, we take a closer look at eating low-carb at Outback Steakhouse and tell you everything you need to know based on the nutritional information on their website and more.
We will tell you what to say when ordering and help you stay in ketosis on your meal out. Let’s dive in.
No matter what kind of ribeye you choose to order at Outback, you will be guaranteed a tasty piece of meat without the carbs.
The restaurant offers wither 10, 12, 13, or 14 ounces so there is a size for everyone and the steaks come with your choice of a side and potato.
When it comes to the side, we recommend you get your favorite kind of steamed vegetables!
If you get the 10-ounce, with steamed broccoli and hold the potato, the meal will only contain 690 calories, 45 grams of fat, and 14 grams of carbs (but only 9 of them being net carbs), 5 grams of fiber, and a whopping 64 grams of protein.
You can also order some other keto-friendly sides such as the green beans which have 130 calories, 10 grams of carbs (6 grams of net carbs), 11 grams of fat, 2 grams of protein, or 4 grams of fiber.
You could order the side Caesar salad with 270 calories, only 6 grams of net carbs and 8 grams of total carbs, 2 grams of fiber, 25 grams of fat, and 6 grams of protein.
If you went for the side house salad with ranch dressing this has less than 1 gram of protein, 1 gram of carbs with zero fiber, 23 grams of fat, and 210 calories.
Finally, if you opt for the grilled asparagus, this is 60 calories, with 4 grams of fat and carbs (2 grams of net carbs), and 2 grams of fiber and protein.
If you aren’t fancying steak when you get to the restaurant, not to worry as the lobster tails are a great main too.
This is on the menu as an entree but comes with two 5-ounce tails which have been steamed and a choice of two sides.
You could order the lobster tail with some grilled asparagus and it will only contain around 540 calories.
It will have 31 grams of fat, less than 3 grams in net carbs, 5 grams in total carbs, less than 3 grams of fiber, and 55 grams of protein! So although not steak, still plenty of protein to help you stay on track!
New York Strip Steak
If you like the ribeye, you will also like the New York Strip Steak. This steak comes in many different sizes, including a 12, 13, and 14-ounce steak and does not contain any carbs.
If you opt for the 12-ounce steak with Grilled asparagus, without the potatoes, you will be looking at 870 calories, 66 grams of fat, 4 grams of carbs with 2 grams being net carbs, 2 grams of fiber, and 63 grams of protein.
Again, lots of protein which is great for the keto diet!
As for sides, you could go for either the roasted garlic butter topping, the sauteed ‘shrooms, or the steamed lobster tail.
The lobster will add 27 grams of protein! But will have 340 calories, 1 gram of carbs, no fiber, and 24 grams of fat.
The shrooms will contain around 130 calories, 6 grams of fat, 10 grams of carbs (7 being net carbs), 3 grams of fiber, and 7 grams of protein.
The butter topping will hold 170 calories, but only 2 grams of carbs and less than a gram of protein. It will also have 18 grams of fat.
Aussie Cobb Salad
This salad is served at Outback with mixed greens and vegetables, hard-boiled eggs, bacon, tomatoes, Monterey Jack, and Cheddar cheese, a choice of dressing, and croutons.
You can also get it with some grilled chicken to up the protein and this will equal 510 calories, 53 grams of protein, 26.5 grams of fat, 14 grams of carbs (only 11 grams net carbs), and 3 grams of fiber.
If you are on a strict keto diet and would like to lower the carbs more, ask your server to hold back the croutons. You can still enjoy it with a ranch dressing or oil and vinegar.
Alice Springs Chicken
This chicken dish comes with either a 5 or 8-ounce wood-fire grilled chicken breast and this is topped with sauteed mushrooms, honey mustard sauce, bacon, and melted Monterey jack and cheddar cheeses.
It is served with fries and is an excellent replacement for the parmesan herb-crusted chicken which has a lot more carbs.
If you order the smaller portion without fries, it will total 42 grams of protein, 440 calories, 27 grams of fat, 9 grams of carbs, and less than a gram of fiber.
If you want to reduce the number of carbs even further, you could hold the honey mustard sauce. Ask for a side salad or the popular grilled asparagus instead of the fries to keep it keto-friendly.
If you wanted a sauce to replace the honey mustard, try the blue cheese dip.
Burger with Aged Cheese
The grass-fed burger served up with aged cheese comes with a 100% grass-fed beef patty and this is topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, and aged cheddar. It is also served with herb aioli and served with fries.
It contains 920 calories and 65 grams of fat. It also has 42 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber, and a whopping 46 grams of protein.
You can reduce the carbs of this meal by simply holding back the bun. You can hold the sauce too and choose a side salad over fried. You can enjoy this salad with ranch!
Brisbane Ceasar Salad
The Brisbane Caesar or Sirloin Caesar salad is served up with romaine lettuce, and croutons and covered in a Cesar dressing.
If you order the salad with grilled shrimp, it will contain 560 calories, 16 grams of carbs and 12 grams of net carbs, 40 grams of fat, 4 grams of fiber, and 34 grams of protein.
You can also get this salad with some grilled chicken which is still full of protein, but you can cut some more carbs by holding the croutons.
Grilled Salmon or Grilled Alaskan Halibut
This grilled salmon is 7 ounces in size and is seasoned and wood-fired. It comes with lots of fresh seasonal vegetables and is a perfect keto alternative to their bacon bourbon salmon.
It contains 540 calories, 35 grams of fat, 6 grams of fiber, 42 grams of protein, 18 grams of carbs, and only 12 grams of net carbs.
You will not have to modify this dish too much to make it keto as it is already pretty low-carb.
However, if you want to lower the carbs you can ask for some steamed broccoli or grilled asparagus instead of the vegetable blend. The original blend usually contains starchy veggies such as squash.
Sweet Chook O’Mine Sandwich
This sandwich is served with grilled chicken, swiss cheese, bacon, tomato, lettuce, and lots of honey mustard sauce. It is served with fries.
It will have 930 calories, 58 grams of carbs, 50 grams of protein, 57 grams of fat, and 2 grams of fibers.
You can reduce the carb content by holding the bun and the sauce and asking for a side house salad with ranch. You can also have your salad with oil and vinegar dressing instead of fries.
Wood Fire Grilled Shrimp on the Barbie
The wood-fired grilled shrimp on the barbie comes as an appetizer but you can get it as a main too.
It features wood-fire grilled shrimp in a blend of seasonings and is served with some artisan bread along with garlic herb butter and fresh tomato basil.
If you order this, it will be about 540 calories, 44 grams of carbs, 25 grams of fat, 2 grams of fiber, and 34 grams of protein.
However, if you want to reduce the carb content to nearly 0 grams, simply hold back the artisan bread.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Outback Steakhouse?
Outback Steakhouse is an Australian-themed restaurant.
It is a casual dining chain and was founded by Bob Basham, Trudy Cooper, Tim Gannon, and Chris Sullivan back in March 1988.
They serve American specialty steak however and are the biggest steakhouse brand in America. The first restaurant opened in Tampa, Florida.
What Are Outback Steakhouse Hours?
The lunch hours at Outback Steakhouse begin at 11 am and they have a great Outback lunch menu, before the dinner menu sets in, in the evening.
What Else Can I Order at Outback Steakhouse?
There are a variety of different dishes you can order at Outback Steakhouse, from appetizers, soups and salads, signature salads, surf and turf, chicken, ribs and chops, and more.
We hope you have enjoyed this article on low-carb options at Outback Steakhouse and are prepared to order your low-carb dish when you are next at the restaurant.
There are plenty of dishes to choose from and all of them only require small adjustments. They are tasty, high in protein, and super filling so what’s not to love!