Cracker Barrel – Low Carb Options Galore!

Updated February 15, 2021

Whether you are thinking of grabbing a quick bite or want to sit down with your family for dinner, you have several keto-friendly restaurants nearby. One of the best options for keto eaters is Cracker Barrel. Cracker Barrel will take you straight to the slower and simpler time in American history.

They are known for traditional American cuisine and they serve 11 million chicken and dumplings dishes every year. It doesn’t get anymore American than that. Surprisingly, Cracker Barrel has many low carb options. You will be surprised by their low carb breakfast options. So, let’s see what we can make happen at Cracker Barrel.

Keto-Friendly Breakfast at Cracker Barrel

At Cracker Barrel, you should stick to the“safe choices” and stay away from other parts of the menu which includes pancakes, jams, and biscuits. They have keto-delicious bacon, eggs, and sausage. If you are on the keto diet, then you know about this.

These are their everyday favorites or“safe choices.”


We’re not going to dig too deep when it comes to the nutritional value of eggs. We all know about them. Their eggs are no different than anywhere else.

  • 0.5 net carbs
  • 4.5g fat
  • 7g protein

Smoked Sausage with Bacon

Smoked Sausage with Bacon

This is a great option for the carnivores out there. For our Muslim friends, not so much. Keto eaters have tons of options here but Smoked Sausage (2 patties) with 3 Bacon slices is the perfect breakfast you can have here. The best thing, it will run you only 0.5 net carbs. Bacon has 0 carb content.

  • 0.5 net carbs
  • 33g fat
  • 29g protein

Apart from that, you can have the following for Keto-friendly breakfast options:

Sugar-cured Ham

Don’t go by the name, it is keto safe.

  • 0.5 net carbs
  • 7g fat
  • 24g protein

Country Ham

  • 1 net carb
  • 6g fat
  • 13g protein

Turkey Sausage

  • 1g net carb
  • 6g fat
  • 14g protein

Another options is the Grilled Southwest Sausage. Slightly higher in carbs, but no worries this is still super keto-friendly.

Grilled Southwest Sausage

  • 3 net carbs
  • 22g fat
  • 10g protein

Grilled Catfish Fillet

  • 0.5g net carb
  • 5g fat
  • 9g protein

Hamburger Steak

  • 0 net carbs
  • 33g fat
  • 33g protein

Hickory Smoked Ham

  • 1 net carb
  • 13g fat
  • 33g protein

You also have Grandma’s sampler, smokehouse breakfast, and Uncle Hershel’s favorite. Get a black coffee or unsweetened tea. Just make sure you minus the pancakes, hash browns, buttermilk biscuits, and strawberry jam. That can be tough because the high-carb breakfast options at Cracker Barrel are great and they might be the most popular!

Keto Lunch and Dinner at Cracker Barrel

There are plenty of keto options for you but as breakfast, stick to the basics meats and vegetables. Don’t hesitate to ask for sauces or breading which may sound sugary, if you are not sure, leave it out.

Lemon Pepper Grilled Rainbow Trout

Lemon Pepper Grilled Rainbow Trout

An excellent choice for keto-eaters, get this dish along with a side salad or steamed broccoli but hold the corn muffins and biscuits. The extremely low carb and good protein content make it an ideal lunch meal.

  • 0.5 net carbs
  • 14g fat
  • 42g protein

This would come up to 295 calories with just 0.5g net carbs. This is an amazing low carb lunch or dinner option.

Half Pound Bacon Cheeseburger

Well, if you want to keep it delicious and ketogenic at the same time, you could order Half Pound hamburger steak on your Dinner. Add a side salad with vinegar and oil or steamed broccoli as side dishes.

  • 3g net carbs
  • 32g fat
  • 34g protein

Also, you can have these safe options:

Chile Jack Chicken

  • 12 net carbs1
  • 18g fat
  • 56g protein

Grilled Sirloin Steak

  • 0 net carbs
  • 20g fat
  • 53g protein

Ribeye Steak

  • 0 net carbs
  • 47g fat
  • 51g protein

Get the house salad without crackers.


  • 13 net carbs
  • 15g fat
  • 49g protein

Adding micro-nutrients and fiber and passing croutons, crackers, sugary sauces, break like things, fried chicken will be a great move.

You could also try their popular Grilled Pork chops, Maple Jam and Bacon Burger, Signature Burger, Prime Rib French Dip Platter, and Chicken BLT. Have Side House salad without croutons instead of Side dishes that are heavy in carbs. Also, make sure you choose grilled chicken instead of Fried, get salad instead of fries and say no to gravy.

Cracker Barrel Keto Side Dishes

There are so many side dishes at Cracker Barrel, so it’s very important to know which you can have.

Mixed Green Salad

  • 2 net carbs
  • 2g fat
  • 2g protein

Steamed Broccoli

  • 2 net carbs
  • 0g fat
  • 3g protein

Country Green Beans (My Favorite!)

cracker barrel country green beans

  • 4 net carbs
  • 3.5g fat
  • 2g protein

Turnip Greens

  • 2 net carbs
  • 2g fat
  • 10g protein

Let’s go to the Cracker Barrel!

This is an AWESOME place for anyone on the keto diet. There are loads of options. Sure, there are many things to avoid, but you will still have an array of choices when you had out there. Just to be safe, be sure to look at their nutritional info before you order.

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