Dining Out With TMJ Disorder

Do you ever refuse to go out to dinner because you aren’t sure what you can order that is TMD friendly?  Eating out is such a big part of  our social lives, here is a list of TMD friendly menu items from our favorite restaurants.

 

 

Olive Garden (some selections are regional)
Cheese Lasagna
Rollata al Forno
Five cheese ziti al Forno
Fettuccine Alfredo
Spaghetti & Meatballs…very tender, easy soft chew
Capellini Pomodoro
Herb-Grilled Salmon
Minestrone Soup

Applebee’s
Provolone-Stuffed Meatballs with Fettuccine
Three-Cheese Chicken Penne
Cajun Lime Tilapia
Baked Potato with your choice of toppings

Cheesecake Factory
Garlic noodles
Fettuccini alfredo
Four cheese pasta
Pasta marinara
Miso Salmon
Fresh Grilled Mahi Mahi
Fresh grilled Salmon
Macaroni & Cheese
California Omelette
Factory Create an Omlette
Famous Factory Meatloa
Ahi Tartare
Cheesecake, Cheesecake, and more Cheesecake!!!!!

Romano’s Macaroni Grill
Roasted Vegetables
Pasta E Fagioli Soup
Simple Salmon
Grilled Salmon
Spaghetti Bolognese
Fettuccine Alfredo
Lasagna Al Forno
Spaghetti & Meatballs
Mushroom Ravioli
Lobster Ravioli

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro
Seared Ahi Tuna
Steamed Dumplings
Lo Mein
Fried Rice
Garlic Noodles
Cantonese Chow Fun
Asian Grilled Salmon
Chang’s Lemon Scallops
Salmon Steamed with Ginger
Mahi-Mahi
Egg Drop Soup
Wok Seared Mushrooms
Buddha’s Feast

California Pizza Kitchen
Four Cheese Ravioli
Baby Clam Linguini with Lemon Cream Sauce
Pesto Cream Penne
Garlic Cream Fettuccine
Tomato Basil Spaghettini
Asparagus Soup
Dakota Smashed Pea and Barley Soup
Tuscan Bean Minestrone
Two in a Bowl
Wild Caught Mahi Mahi
Pan Sauteed Salmon

Red Lobster
Cedar Plank Salmon
Oven Broiled Flounder
Lobster Bisque
New England Clam Chowder
Broiled Tilapia
Broiled Rainbow Trout
Broiled Bay Scallops
Blackened Farm-Raised Catfish
Creamy Langostino Lobster Baked or mashed potatoes

Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Seared Ahi Tuna
Lobster Bisque
Crabtini
Sizzlin Blue Crab Cakes
Fresh Lobster
Market Fresh Seafood Selection
Cold Water Lobster Tail
Onion Soup au Gratin

LongHorn Steak House
Grilled White Cheddar Stuffed Mushrooms
Shrimp & Lobster Chowder
French Onion Soup
Authentic Ranch House Chili
LongHorn Salmon
Grilled Fresh Rainbow Trout

El Chico
Hot Tamale Platter
The Juarez
Cheese Enchiladas
Tres Banditos
Burrito Con Queso
Uno and Dos Enchiladas
Taco Salad (without the taco shell)

Landry’s
Clam Chowder
Mahi Mahi
Hibachi Salmon
Gulf Snapper
Cedar Planked Salmon
Clam Chowder
Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes
Parmesan Risotto
Fettuccine Alfredo
Baked Potato

Cracker Barrel
Meatloaf Dinner
Farm Raised Catfish Platter
Chicken N’ Dumplins Platter
Fried Apples
Macaroni N’ Cheese
Country Green Beans
Momma’s Pancake Breakfast
Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake
Fruit Cobbler

O’Charley’s
Cedar-planked Grilled Salmon
Overloaded Baked Potato Soup
Chicken Parmesan Pasta
Loaded Baked Potato
Smashed Potatoes
Desert Trio
Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

Some of the above menu selections are regional and not available at all locations. All menu choices were selected for a soft chew diet.  Other items on the above restaurant menus can be adapted for your dietary needs.  These items are just suggestions, always follow the advice of your physician.

About The Author

Candy

Candy is the community manager for TMJ Hope. She is the official ‘take care of people’ person, content writer, and Stacy wrangler (the hardest job so far!). As the parent of a child with TMJD, Candy has a unique perspective on the daily struggles of not just TMJD patients, but of their families and caregivers, too.

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