The 10 Best Copycat Restaurant Recipes


The 10 Best Copycat Restaurant Recipes


Instead of forking over big bucks at a restaurant, make restaurant-style dishes at home using copycat recipes. Use copycat restaurant recipes to get as close as you can to the real thing without the trip. From Applebee's copycat recipes to Cheesecake Factory copycat recipes, here are 10 of the best free copycat recipes. A great copycat recipe lets you enjoy restaurant-quality food out of the comfort of your own living space. These free copycat restaurant recipes are great for any meal, from snacks and side dishes to mouth-watering entrees. With these copycat restaurant recipes, you will be making professional-quality dishes that taste like they came straight from your favorite restaurants.

The 10 Best Copycat Restaurant Recipes

Table of Contents

Featured Copycat Recipe

Chicken Copycat Recipes

Applebee's Copycat Recipes

Cheesecake Factory Copycat Recipes


Featured Copycat Recipe: KFC's Cole Slaw

This copycat recipe is tangy, creamy and delicious. Give this KFC copycat recipe a try and make side dishes that taste as good as Colonel Sanders's original creations. This copycat recipe tastes good served alongside with fried chicken and fries.


  • 8 1/2 cup cabbage
  • 1/3 cup carrot
  • 1 teaspoon onion, chopped finely
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar


1. Core the cabbage, then shred the cabbage fine using the fine disk for the shredder attachment to the mixer. Shred the carrot the same way. Mix together cabbage, carrot and onion.

2. In a bowl combine the buttermilk, mayonnaise, milk and lemon juice with a whisk until well combined. Add the salt and pepper. Add the sugar to the sauce until well mixed in.

3. Add the sauce to the cabbage and carrot mixture and mix well and allow the mixture to marinate for 13 hours in the refrigerator


Chicken Copycat Recipes

T.G.I. Friday's Sizzling Chicken and CheeseT.G.I. Friday's Sizzling Chicken and Cheese: When a copycat recipe calls for tender chicken and loads of melted cheese, you know that restaurant recipe is delicious. One bite of this chicken copycat recipe is heavenly. Copycat recipes for chicken are some of the best chicken recipes in existence.


Panda Express Orange ChickenPanda Express Orange Chicken: This sweet and spicy chicken recipe is the signature dish of Panda Express. Instead of going to Panda Express for orange chicken, use this copycat recipe to make it at home. Give this tasty copycat recipe a try today for lunch or dinner.



Ruby Tuesday Chicken QuesadillaRuby Tuesday Chicken Quesadilla: A quesadilla is a fairly simple recipe, but a Ruby Tuesday Chicken Quesadilla is an unforgettable dining experience. Recreate their delicious chicken quesadilla in your home kitchen with this quick and easy copycat recipe.



Benihana Chicken Fried RiceBenihana Chicken Fried Rice: This quick and easy copycat recipe cooks up in minutes and tastes just like Benihana's version. Chicken, eggs and veggies give this free copycat recipe its nutritional value and distinct flavor. Copycat recipes for fried rice with this amount of flavor are great finds.




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Applebee's Copycat Recipes

Applebees Bourbon SteakApplebee's Bourbon Steak: The combination of juicy steak and rich bourbon makes this one of the most flavorful copycat restaurant recipes. Let this copycat recipe show you just how the professional chefs at Applebee's make their steaks taste so good. Serve alongside a steaming hot baked potato.


Applebees Broiled SalmonApplebee's Broiled Salmon with Garlic Butter: Fish sometimes can be rather difficult to make. However, this copycat recipe takes the guesswork out of cooking salmon. The bold flavors of salmon, garlic and lemons meld well together to form one of the tastiest copycat recipes for fish.


Applebees Classic Patty MeltApplebee's Classic Patty Melt: The reason this copycat recipe is considered a classic is because it is possibly the most delicious of the Applebee's copycat recipes. With Italian bread, roasted garlic and Swiss cheese, this copycat recipe is a step above the average hamburger.




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Cheesecake Factory Copycat Recipes

Cheesecake Factory Cajun Jambalaya PastaCheesecake Factory Cajun Jambalaya Pasta: The Cheesecake Factory is known for its flair and diversity, and this copycat recipe showcases that diversity. Seafood and cajun seasoning combined with pasta and tomatoes makes for one of the more interesting copycat recipes.



Cheesecake Factory Santa Fe Chicken SaladCheesecake Factory's Santa Fe Chicken Salad: Despite its name, the Cheesecake Factory has excellent dishes on the lighter side, like this great copycat recipe. Salads always taste better when someone else makes them. Learn how to make a delicious salad at home with this quick and easy copycat recipe.




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thanks a lot for these wonderful recipes

I would like the receipe for Ruby Tuesdays hot and spicy barbeque sauce. It is absolutely wonderful. Thanks.

My daughter-in-law is a wonderful cook but she adores the lemon chicken at Cheesecake Factory and I would LOVE to be able to give her the recipe, she's wonderful :-)

I would love to find a copycat recipes for the Resturant Cattle Company,, cucumber dip that they serve with there deep fried zucchini. And Arbby's B.B.Q Sauce. Thank you windancer

Please.... I need a recipe for how to make Bob Evans Original Sausage


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