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The Restaurants listed here were either submitted by members or by Chef Don. Remember: Always call ahead to ensure that you can get a no salt meal—with low sodium ingredients.

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The Megaheart Restaurant Guide


Albion River Inn
Albion, California
"Best Restaurant for 2001," Sunset Magazine
"View of the Pacific" from their window seats. Food is worth the trip. They will cater to your every need. The Inn is in an incredible location for great rooms.
707 937 1919 (Reservations desired)

Newcastle Produce
9230 Cypress Street
Newcastle, CA 95658
916 663 2016

Deli Lunch Menu
Includes freshly cooked beef for sandwiches.
Vegetarian sandwiches that they'll put together using your bread if you bring it, or a fresh whole wheat with 350 mg of sodium.
A freshly cooked Chili Con Carne that is prepared without salt and is made from fresh vegetables provided by the Produce side. The Chili is delicious.

Macaroni Grill chain of restaurants, which has wonderful servers who don't blink when you order salt-free. -- M. LeeWitte
DoubleTree by Hilton
1150 9th Street
Modesto, California 95454
Phone:(209) 526-6000

"Very accommodating" with producing a no-salt, low-sodium meal. For breakfast order the "vegetarian" with scrambled eggs and unsalted hash browns. Ask them to not add the cheese. And of course, "no salt."

Fuddruckers Inc
5229 Clark Ave
Lakewood, CA 90712-2606
Phone: (562)408-1555

Charbroiler Express
11401 Carson St
Lakewood, CA 90715-2512
Phone: (562)860-6108

Both Fuddruckers and Charbroiler fix a hamburger and fries with no salt added. -- Kathy
Timber House Restaurant & Lodge
Highway 36 First Street
Chester, CA 96020
Reservations not needed.

Advertises you get it your way. Master Chef aboard. Place is rustic, cowboy type. Can be noisy. Food is adequate although not gourmet. Salt Free with an understanding of what sodium is.

Max's Opera Cafe
Chain Restaurant - California
Lunch - Dinner

This restaurant will serve you a vegetarian dish if you request it, steamed without salt or butter.
They will also broil or grill salmon, steak, chicken or other meat they might have on that night's menu for you, without the use of salt, sauces or butter.

Max's Opera Cafe
1735 Arden Way # 200
Sacramento, CA 95815-5009
Phone: (916)927-6297

Max's Opera Cafe
711 Stanford Shopping Ctr
Palo Alto, CA 94304-1407
Phone: (650)323-6297

601 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102-3200
Phone: (415)771-7300

1676 N California Blvd
# 117
Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4137
Phone: (925)932-3434

Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
390 Capistrano Road
Princeton by the Sea, CA
650 728 2739

This is an adequate restaurant with good ocean view window seating. It will prepare various dishes without using salt or high sodium ingredients. Bring your own bread.

Fishwife Seafood Restaurant
1996 1/2 Sunset Dr
Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3719
Phone: (831)375-7107

Fishwife Seafood Restaurant
789 Trinity Ave
Seaside, CA 93955-4805
Phone: (831)394-2027

Great chefs. They'll prepare most of the fish in the house for you with on the grill without using salt, sauces, butter, etc.
Plate will arrive with the vegetables of the day, steamed in plain water. Service is excellent, food is five-star.

Harbor View Grotto
150 Starfish Way
Crescent City, CA 95531
707-464 3815

Reservations Advised. Excellent chefs and presentation. Poached salmon without salt was incredible (and fresh). Wife's meal was also terrific and they served everything without salt. Adapted their sauce recipes to our needs.


Sandford's Grub and Pub
200 Jefferson St.
Ft. Collins, Colorado

Although the menu items were definitely not low-sodium, they went out of their way to prepare a chicken breast, baked potato, and steamed vegetables for my meal ($13.99, including a bread loaf, which my spouse thoroughly enjoyed). While everyone else feasted on the regular menu items, I was able to eat well and enjoy the birthday party, too!


Mulberry Street
New York (City)
(In Little Italy)

This place has been a family favorite for at least 50 years, and since my father told them about me, we've learned that they can prepare a LOT of meals with very little sodium. I enjoyed chicken marsala last week, and it wasn't only safe, it was DELICIOUS. Their porcini and poppardello dish is amazing, too. I wouldn't say they cut much fat (read: butter) from the dishes, but I'm sure they would if you asked. - Jon Venecom, New Jersey
Brooklyn Diner
212 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 977-1957

Had a very good experience at the Brooklyn Diner. It took a while to explain my dietary needs to the server, but she couldn't have been more helpful. Eventually, she brought the chef out to my table to discuss the meal with me personally. They made a terrific grilled salmon with garlic and chopped tomato, with steamed string beans on the side. It was delicious and I ate every bite. It was heaven after many days of no-salt-added canned soup and salads. -- Edith Sachs

American Grill
420 Forest Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314
I've eaten here several times and they really bend over backward to accommodate customers with low sodium needs. Most menu items are made to order, and the kitchen is great about "tweaking" them or making substitutions to eliminate elements that aren't appropriate for a low sodium diet. Their suggestions are creative and never disappointing. The S48 bus from the Staten Island Ferry terminal in St. George stops right across the street from the restaurant. -- Edith Sachs


Amarone Restaurant
63 Cedar Lane
Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 833-1897

This place was superb. We walked in, and my mother-in-law immediately told the maitre d' "This one [me] is low sodium, and this one [my husband] is gluten free." He responded, "No problem at all." They were more knowledgeable about special diets than any restaurant I've ever been to, and more accommodating. They made pasta for me cooked in unsalted water, which no other restaurant has ever been willing to do for me. I had penne in vodka sauce, made to order with all fresh ingredients and no salt. Can't wait to go back.—Edie Sachs

Bally's Atlantic City
Park Place and Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
This restaurant has a "low sodium", heart healthy section on the menu with approximately 6 items. I had the "steamed vegetable platter" which consisted of very healthy variety, such as spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, potatoes, zucchini, carrots, peppers. They gave me horseradish on the side to add a little zing to the oversized portion of food.
3258 Dune Drive
Avalon, NJ 08202
"We live in a resort community in the Cape May area, and it is very difficult to eat out since the restaurants are somewhat seasonal and designed to cater to the tourists. Brian, the owner and one of the chefs, has been more than understanding about no salt - he will tell you what is in the sauces, cook it dry, dressings on the side, etc. The food is fresh, not processed. We have gone there for lunch and dinner. -- Susan Van Rossum


Charleston Boat Basin
Coos Bay, Oregon 97420
Were gracious and helpful and no salt all the way. Good food, terrific chef.

Louie's Bar & Grill
41 N Main St
Ashland, OR 97520
(541) 482-9701
Reservations not needed. A real shocker. Burger place with old fashioned beer hall flavor and bar. TVs going full blast with sports, sports, sports. And food that was Excellent. They understood the phrase "no-salt," and even understood sodium. Burgers or entrees, they will prepare to your heart's delight. Took in my own homemade bun and they used it without buttering it. 1/4 pound burger was loaded with fresh veggies, including red onion, lettuce, tomato, each thick and tasty.


Outback Steakhouse
Danville, Virginia
111 Enterprise Drive
Danville, VA 24540
(804) 792-0781
(Note, this is an international chain. Click on the restaurant name above to locate one near you.)


Outback Steakhouse
Asheville, North Carolina
30 Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC 28805
(828) 252-4510

"Both resturaunts have grilled for me the catch of the day (tuna, salmon or swordfish) with no salt or seasoning and served it with the sauce on the side. They will also steam the fresh veggies with no seasoning. With a squirt of lemon it's a wonderful meal!" -- Michelle Howard


Outback Steakhouse
Canton, Michigan
42871 Ford Rd
Canton, MI 48187-3357
Phone: (734)981-4144

"...goes out of their way to help people on a low sodium diet. The waiters all seem to know what can and can't be eaten and what on their menu fits the diet. They make excellent recommendations and have even informed me that their baked potatoes have butter and salt brushed on the outside skin before baking (which I would have never imagined). Due to their excellent service and assistance, its now one of my favorite places to eat out." --


At Quincy
15 minutes from Charleston, WV

Char House
Southridge Center
Just outside of Charleston
I have had a lot of coperation from these Resturants... They take time to make sure I have a low salt meal. - Jeannie