The Keg Steakhouse is a Cut Above for Food Allergy Diners


The Keg is a tricky spot for dairy-free diners. At first glance, it seems like a good dining option – steak with vegetables is typically top allergen free. But The Keg is known for topping their steaks with butter. Consequently, most of their allergen menu has “contains dairy” warnings.

Nevertheless, The Keg has received accolades over the years for how they work with food allergic diners. Once alerted, a manager will come to your table and assist in the ordering process. Of course, experiences can vary. But numerous dairy-free readers have shared their positive experiences with this steakhouse chain. And we’ve personally seen them accommodate a vegan diner with a specially prepared meal.

The Dairy-Free Menu Guide for The Keg Steakhouse

The Dairy-Free Menu Guide for The Keg Steakhouse

This allergen information is based on their U.S. and Canadian guides.


  • Blackened Prime Rib Bites*
  • Shrimp Cocktail
  • Scallops & Bacon
  • Tuna Tartare*
  • Crispy Fried Cauliflower*

Heads Up: Sorry, their table bread contains milk!


  • Mixed Greens
  • Warm Mediterranean Cauliflower

Sandwiches & Tacos (Lunch)

  • Tuna Taco*
  • Crispy Lobster Taco*


Heads Up: All of the steak, chicken, rib, burger, and seafood entrees at The Keg contain milk. Their steak sauces also contain dairy. Even their fried rice contains milk! You will need to special order for a dairy-free entrée. And make sure the food preparation and cooking protocols meet your needs before ordering. They do state that the Kid’s Sirloin does not contain milk (but has a cross-contamination warning). Nonetheless, I would verify before ordering. They do cook with dairy on the grill.

Kids Menu

  • Chicken Strips* (Canada only – in the U.S. they contain milk)
  • Kid’s Sirloin*

Heads Up: The Kid’s Sirloin is the only steak listed on the menu as not containing milk.

Sides & Extras

  • Brussels Sprouts (US only)
  • Baked Potato (Plain or with Bacon Bits)
  • Fresh Vegetables (US only)
  • French Fries
  • Frites
  • Sweet Potato Fries

Heads Up: They list the “Frites” on their sides menu as made without milk, but the “Steak Frites” on their appetizer menu as containing milk.

*These items have a special “may contain” warning for potential cross contamination with milk, but do not contain milk in the ingredients.

This Post is for Informational Purposes Only

Menus, ingredients, kitchen procedures, management, and restaurants are subject to change at any time. Always read the menu and discuss your dietary needs with the staff before ordering. Make sure that they can accommodate your situation. This post is for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as advice.

There is always a risk for potential cross-contamination of allergens in any commercial kitchen. If cross-contamination is an issue for you, always speak with the manager to ensure that your meal can be safely prepared. Listings here do not guarantee that a restaurant is safe enough for your individual needs. Only you can make that decision.

The Dairy-Free Menu Guide for The Keg Steakhouse

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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