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BEST RESTAURANTS FOR LOW SODIUM
The Restaurants listed here were either submitted by Megaheart.com members or by Chef Don. Remember: Always call ahead to ensure
that you can get a no salt meal, with low sodium ingredients.
We invite you to submit your favorite restaurant, one that has successfully prepared you a very low sodium meal. Send us their name,
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The Megaheart Restaurant Guide
Albion River Inn
"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)
9230 Cypress Street
Newcastle, CA 95658
916 663 2016
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
5229 Clark Ave
Lakewood, CA 90712-2606
11401 Carson St
Lakewood, CA 90715-2512
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
Max's Opera Cafe
711 Stanford Shopping Ctr
Palo Alto, CA 94304-1407
601 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102-3200
1676 N California Blvd
Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4137
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
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
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!
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
212 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
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
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. --
63 Cedar Lane
Teaneck, NJ 07666
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
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
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
(Note, this is an international chain. Click on the restaurant name above to locate one near you.)
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
"...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." --
15 minutes from Charleston, WV
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. -