We've been to several seafood restaurants since starting the Atkins diet. This is about the perfect place to eat for so many reasons - taste, health, and diet compatibility.
Eating fish is extremely healthy for you. You lower your risk of Alzheimer's by eating fish. Fish are full of Omega oils. They're low carb.
Each seafood restaurant we've been to has had a selection of shellfish appetizers. So if you're into clams or scallops or fresh shrimp, those are perfect. Don't go overboard with any seafood sauce, as they can have sugar in them. Use the lemon and eat things fresh. Sashimi is great for low carbers. Avoid anything batter fried, of course!
There are usually a selection of salads to be had, with a variety of lettuces and tuna. These are great with oil and vinegar, and add some vegetables into your meal.
And then comes the fish. Each time we go we try something different. Yellowfin tuna, blackened. Grilled swordfish. Mahi mahi with lemon butter. Most fish houses have tons of recipes from you to choose from of fresh fish cooked in a perfect low carb manner. Most offer great vegetables along with them, too - broccoli, summer squash. Try to avoid corn and peas because they are high in carbs. Ask for veggies in exchange for potatoes, if the dish comes with potatoes normally.
The last time we were out, I had delicious tuna while the two guys at the table had lobster. They spent the meal cracking open their lobsters and enjoying them dripping in butter. If this is a diet, it's one we can live on forever with complete enjoyment!
Note that many studies recommend you eat fish at least twice a week. Having fish when you eat out is a perfect solution!
Restaurant Reviews for Low Carb Dieters
Tips for Eating Out on an Atkins Diet
Seafood Carb Chart
Eating Low Mercury Seafood and Fish
Omega-3 Fats, Fish Oil, DHA and EPA
Lisa Shea's Library of Low Carb Books