100 of the Best Restaurant Copycat Recipes

Growing up, my mom called me “the fast food queen”.  I absolutely LOVE going out to eat!  My husband and I still go out to eat about once a week (bad, I know).  I love the atmosphere of restaurants, the variety of food, and the people watching, but I especially love not having to do the dishes.  If we are too busy to go out, I will try to make a restaurant recipe at home that tastes just as good.  You may have to do a few dishes, but at least you won’t have to pay a tip! 😉

 Here is a list of 100 of our “go-to” favorite restaurant copycat recipes:
Kung Pao Chicken
Copy-Cat Paradise Bakery Fire Roasted Tomato Soup on chef-in-training.com ...This soup is one of my new favorites! So easy and so delicious! #recipe #soup
Chick-fil-A Copycat Chicken Sandwiches
Restaurant Style Onion Rings from chef-in-training.com ...These are SO easy to make and taste like they come straight from a restaurant! #recipe #appetizer


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  1. cdfrances says

    just love what all u sisters are doing. its so good to see family working together. love the recipes, but i do wonder if you could figure out how to make olive gardens braised short ribs and tortilina in marsala with portabella mushrooms,,,i could eat this everyday, lol. now if i could get my four daughters to come together with a great idea!! thanks di

  2. Alison S says

    I have enjoyed following your website and its recipes for quite a while now. I use many of them on a regular basis and have always come back to your site when I am searching for a good recipe. I am surprised and disappointed that I now find incredibly distracting and annoying ads popping up on EVERY recipe picture (all 100 of them) in this otherwise great post on copycat recipes. It has made reading your site very unpleasant. And I am very sad to say that I won’t be back. :(

  3. Donna M says

    For many years, I have been looking for a copy cat version of “Sweet Tomatoes Restaurant” “Big Chunk Chicken Noodle Soup” that is identical to my Grandmothers chicken soup!!! I am 55 years old and have requested from many copycat sites this recipe with no luck!! Can anyone help me with looking for a copy of this recipe??? My grandmother passed with this recipe …but I would love to share it with my daughters!!

    Please help!!!


    D :)

    • Cyd says

      Hi Donna, I’ve been doing some research for you on the internet trying to find your Sweet Tomatoes Copycat chicken noodle soup recipe. So far no luck, but I’ll be on the lookout for you! We have a sister site, MyRecipeMagic.com. If you go to the website and type in Chicken Noodle Soup in the search bar, a lot of chicken noodle soup recipes will pop up and they all look amazing. Feel free to check them out and see if any of them look similar.
      Cyd (mom of the Six Sisters)

  4. Linda S says

    An observation — Walmart, and perhaps others, are now selling a boxed mixture of Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuits. I bought a box but haven’t made them yet. It comes directly from Red Lobster, so it is the real deal.

  5. DeAnn O says

    These recipes look awesome! I am very excited to try the Cheesecake Factory Key Lime Cheesecake – that’s my absolute favorite. Now, I can have it gluten free – with just a little recipe tweaking on my part! :)

  6. Laura says

    Hi, two fonts that this blog uses very frequently are both used in the title photo for this entry. Could you please identify them? What are the fonts that read “100… Restaurant Recipes” and “of the best… from,” respectively? Thank you.

  7. Lynn N says

    I must be doing something wrong, as I clicked on the print friendly button and hit print. All I received was 30 pages of colored photos and no recipes. Am I doing something wrong in order to print the recipes? I’m not usually computer illiterate (lol) Thank you

  8. Melissa Melton says

    I am looking for a recipe to make Applebee’s Strawberry Avocado Salad. I love it and Applebee’s has stopped making it and having it on their menu. It absolutely breaks my heart ,that was my favorite salad that they have 9 out of 10 times I went there to eat I ordered that salad. Please help if you can. Thank you.

  9. Susan Goble says

    Please help! I’ve searched for years for a recipe for Popeye’s Red Beans & Rice. The ingredients can’t cost over a dollar or so, but they charge the world for it.

    Anybody got one they can vouch for as being like the original? We’ve tried most of the ones on the web that say they are, but none is even close.

    ~ Susan

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