Culver’s Keto Ordering Guide [2021]

Looking for Culver’s keto and low carb options? Eating keto friendly meals at any fast food restaurant is not an easy task, but with our guide you’ll be able to pick a keto and low carb meal from Culver’s menu without guilt.

holding a keto culvers bunless butterburger in the drive thru

Fast food restaurants like Culver’s have a lot of high carb items on their menu. You can find everything from chicken noodle soup and cranberry bacon bleu salad to heavy, crispy, fried items. Let’s not forget about unhealthy high sugar items as well.

Instead, search for keto friendly Culver’s options like the grilled chicken salad, chicken sandwich, ButterBurgers (no fries or buns!) and low carb dressings.

For more options on the go, read our full keto fast food guide.

Here is a list of Culver’s menu items you can eat on the keto diet:

1. Grilled Chicken Sandwich (no bun)

Skip the bread. It’s a grilled chicken breast with lettuce, tomato and pickles. This one is one of the healthiest sandwiches and burgers on Culver’s menu!

Nutrition info: 165 kcal; 2g fat; 34g protein; 1g total carbs; 1g net carb

bunless grilled chicken sandwich from culvers

2. ButterBurger Cheese (no bun)

Get it without the bun. It’s a “never frozen” beef patty topped with American cheese. Want a keto sauce? Grab mustard!

Nutrition info (single): 240 kcal; 19g fat; 17g protein; 1g total carbs; 1g net carb

double bacon butterburger from culvers in a to go box

3. Mushroom and Swiss ButterBurger (no bun)

It’s a beef burger with mushrooms and Swiss cheese. Not enough? Double or triple the meat.

Nutrition info (single): 280 kcal; 21g fat; 20g protein; 2g total carbs; 2g net carbs

4. The Culver’s Bacon Deluxe (no bun)

Calling all bacon lovers! It’s got a beef patty, bacon, Wisconsin cheese, fresh lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, red onion and delicious mayo. You can also get The Culver’s Deluxe burger without bacon.

Nutrition info: 390 kcal; 34g fat; 20g protein; 2g total carbs; 2g net carbs

5. ButterBurger “The Original” (no bun, no ketchup)

Can’t eat cheese? Then get to eating this one! It contains a beef burger, red onion, sliced pickles and keto diet friendly mustard. Get it single, double or triple!

Nutrition info (single): 178 kcal; 13g fat; 14g protein; 2g total carbs; 2g net carbs

6. Wisconsin Swiss Melt (no bread, no onions)

Another low carb diet classic and one of our favorite burgers on the menu! Get a beef burger with Wisconsin Swiss cheese. No bread or grilled onions!

Nutrition info: 250 kcal; 19g fat; 20g protein; 1g total carbs; 1g net carb

wisconsin swiss melt from culvers in a to go box

7. Sourdough Melt (no sourdough)

Seared beef patty with melted Wisconsin aged Cheddar and grilled onions. To keep it more keto and low carb, omit the onions as well.

Nutrition info (single): 270 kcal; 20g fat; 19g protein; 5g total carbs; 4g net carbs

8. Beef Pot Roast Sandwich (no bun)

Slow braised premium chuck roast in a blend of herbs and spices. With such a meaty dish, you can’t get more keto and low carb than this one.

Nutrition info: 210 kcal; 11g fat; 25g protein; 2g total carbs; 2g net carbs

9. Grilled Reuben Melt (no bread, no dressing)

Keto food doesn’t need to be difficult, as long as you remember the rules! So skip the dressing and enjoy corned beef cured in brine with Wisconsin Swiss and sauerkraut.

Nutrition info: 330 kcal; 20g fat; 30g protein; 7g total carbs; 6g net carbs

10. Chopped Steak Dinner (no gravy, no roll & butter packet, no onions)

Get a chopped steak with sauteed mushrooms. Want a bit more calories? Order it with a side salad smothered in one of the low carb dressings.

Nutrition info: 400 kcal; 31g fat; 29g protein; 2g total carbs; 1g net carb

11. Beef Pot Roast Dinner (no gravy, no roll & butter packet, no onions)

Say yes to mushrooms but skip on the beef gravy, dinner roll & butter packet and grilled onions. Instead order broccoli or one of the salads on the side.

Nutrition info: 400 kcal; 31g fat; 29g protein; 2g total carbs; 1g net carbs

12. Strawberry Fields Salad with Grilled Chicken

One of our favorite dishes. It has mixed greens, grilled chicken, tomatoes, strawberries, bleu cheese crumbles and lightly salted pecans.

Nutrition info: 390 kcal; 21g fat; 40g protein; 8g total carbs; 4g net carbs

13. Garden Fresco Salad (no croutons)

Green salad blend, tomatoes, shredded cheddar cheese and sliced cucumbers. Remember, no croutons in low carb salads!

Nutrition info: 130 kcal; 9g fat; 8g protein; 5g total carbs; 3g net carbs

14. Garden Fresco Grilled Chicken Salad (no croutons)

Garden fresco with grilled chicken is a simple, yet delicious salad! Here you’ll get grilled chicken, cucumbers and tomatoes with shredded Wisconsin cheddar.

Nutrition info: 290 kcal; 11g fat; 42g protein; 5g total carbs; 3g net carbs

15. Chicken Cashew Salad with Grilled Chicken

Grilled chicken breast, roasted cashews, mixed greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, and shredded Wisconsin cheddar. Just as for the cashew with grilled chicken and you’re all set!

Nutrition info: 450 kcal; 24g fat; 46g protein; 13g total carbs; 10g net carbs

Culver’s low carb extras (and what to avoid)

  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese Sauce
  • Side Salad (without croutons)
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Bleu Cheese Dressing


  • Breads
  • Anything fried and crispy
  • Chicken tenders
  • Mashed potatoes
  • French fries
  • Chili Cheddar fries
  • Onion rings
  • Frozen custard
  • Soups
  • Beans
  • Side dishes
  • High sugar items
  • Cheese curds
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Our Final Opinion

Although Culver’s is a fast food restaurant, you can make modifications and eat all the ButterBurgers, some sandwiches and most salads. To see for yourself, check out Culver’s nutrition guide (it’s pretty awesome).

For more fast food burger options, check out our ordering guides for Sonic Drive-In, McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Carl’s Jr. / Hardee’s.

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