101 Best Restaurant Copycat Recipes

I’ve always been passionate about cooking but one thing has stood the test of time is how much I enjoy making restaurant copycat recipes at home. Partly due to the fact I feel like I’m skipping line, saving money and reliving those experiences I’ve enjoyed with family and friends. We’ve compiled a list of 101 restaurant classic dishes that you can choose from. From breakfast to drinks, side dishes and mains we have something for everyone.

I’ve accumulated 1000s of recipes that I share on my site but this post represents my favorites that I commonly share with my friends. I typically get told “there are so many great copycat recipes on your site, where should I start?”. Now I finally have somewhere to send my readers as a great starting point, albeit from my own personal preference.

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Keep in mind, on this website there are 1000s of recipes to choose from, therefore you’ll never be stuck for menu ideas. Listed in alphabetical order, you will find some of my personal favorites below.

If I was to choose one, it would have to be this cracker barrel meatloaf, which hands down tops the list.

Are These Copycat Recipe Exactly like the Restaurant?

We put a lot of effort into our recipe development to ensure it is as close as possible to the experience you’re used to in your favorite restaurant. In many cases, we’ve got the exact recipes from the source, meaning we can provide it to our readers knowing it’s the same great taste you’ve come accustomed to.

Best part about these secret restaurant recipes is the fact that you can make them yourself at home. Below you will find my personal favorites that you can take pride in cooking for your family and friends. All I ask is you let me know how the recipes turn out for you, as we’re constantly strive to improve every recipe.

Copycat Restaurant Recipes


Benihana Fried Rice

Benihana Yum Yum Sauce

Boston Market

Boston Market Creamed Spinach

Burger King

As far as fast food chains go, Burger King have an extensive menu to choose from. Lucky for us, that provides many options to recreate from our home. From fries to wraps and even their renowned sauces, there’s a recipe for everyone. If you’re worries about how healthy burger king is, you have the choice of making them as they are or add health twist to reduce the calories.

burger king

Burger King Chicken Nuggets

Burger King Whopper

Burger King Onion Rings

Burger King French Toast Sticks

Burger King Zesty Sauce

Burger King Zinger Burger

Chick Fil A

This was one restaurant chain I was excited to make recipes from after first trying it out. Their menu would bring a smile to anyone and for me that happens when I taste their sauces. I set out on a mission to recreate the chick-fil-a sauce and I must say I’ve perfected the recipe.

Chick Fil A

Chick Fil A Chicken Nuggets

Chick Fil A Sauce

Chick Fil A Coleslaw


Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice

Cracker Barrel

So many great recipes on this website are inspired by Cracker Barrel. From their ultimate meatloaf dinner to their coca cola cake. Breakfast, lunch and dinner could be served from their range without you getting bored for a long time. Their dishes are fun to make and worth figuring out the ingredients. If you see one not on the list, leave us a comment and we’ll see when we can make it.

cracker barrel

Cracker Barrel biscuits

Cracker Barrel Meatloaf

Cracker Barrel Coca Cola Cake

Cracker Barrel Pancakes

Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplings

Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole

Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen Oreo Blizzard



Hooters Fried Pickles

Hooters Hot Wings


Popular for their breakfast menu, IHOP is a chain our readers regularly ask for more recipes from. Although we currently only have a limited number on site currently we’ll be bringing more of their recipes to the site soon. My favorite dishes from IHOP have to be their pancakes and french, which undoubtedly would brighten up anyone’s morning. Best of all, their recipes are surprisingly easy to recreate. Next on my list are the IHOP omelettes, they’ll be a blast to make.


IHOP Pancakes

IHOP French Toast


So many options from this popular restaurant. We haven’t quite covered their menu today but expanding is on the list. We’re always in awe of the animal style fries, which became the first option from this chain for me to recreate. They turned out amazing and I’ve shared the recipe with my readers.


In n out animal fries


One of the many popular chains we’ve recreated recipes for on this website is KFC and their wide selection of delicious recipes. From classic dishes that have stood the test of time to others which have been removed from the menu. For all of the secret KFC recipes, we have you covered.


KFC Biscuits

KFC Coleslaw

KFC Chicken Pot Pie

KFC Potato Wedges

KFC Zinger Burger

KFC Original Chicken

KFC Popcorn Chicken

KFC Mac n Cheese

Little Caesar’s Crazy Bread

Little Caesar’s crazy bread

Magnolia Bakery

Magnolia Bakery Banana Pudding


Whether it’s their breakfasts, desserts or burgers there’s something for everyone to enjoy at McDonald’s. There’s always something special about recreating McDonald’s famous dishes in the comfort of your home. Don’t forget to try out their drinks also,


McDonald’s Apple Pie

McDonald’s BBQ Sauce

McDonald’s Big Mac & Sauce

McDonald’s Chicken Nuggets

McDonalds Caramel Frappe

McDonald’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

McDonald’s hash browns

McDonald’s Hot Mustard

McDonald’s Mocha Frappe

McDonald’s Pancakes

McDonald’s Iced Coffee

McDonald’s Shamrock Shake

McDonald’s Sweet Tea

McDonald’s Tartar Sauce

The Travis Scott Burger



Nando’s Peri Peri Chicken

Olive Garden

Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Olive Garden Minestrone Soup

Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana

Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

Olive Garden Shrimp Scampi

Panda Express

Panda Express Mushroom Chicken

Panda Express Orange Chicken

Panda Express Fried Rice

Panda Express Kung Pao Chicken

Panda Express Teriyaki Chicken

Panera Bread

Panera Bread Mac n Cheese

Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut Breadsticks


I just love making Popeyes recipes at home. Their chicken sandwich went viral recently with many looking for the video. We not only have the recipes on the site but videos to follow along also. From current menu options to discontinued choices, we’ll constantly add more of your favorite items. Want something not on the list, let us know in the comments.


Popeyes chicken sandwich

Popeyes red beans and rice

Popeyes Po Boy

Popeyes Fries

Raising Canes

Raising Canes dipping sauce

Red Lobster

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi

Red Robin

Red Robin Campfire Sauce

Red Robin Onion Rings

Starbucks Copycat Recipes

It’s so common to have a daily routine that incorporates a coffee or treat from Starbucks. For that reason, we set out on a mission to recreate as many Starbucks recipes as possible. From their lemon cake to the seasonal classics such as the pumpkin spice latte, there’s something for everyone. Want to copy their flat white? We’ve got that too.


Starbucks Banana Bread

Starbucks Pink Drink

Starbucks Iced Coffee

Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino

Starbucks Passion Tea Lemonade

Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino

Starbucks Medicine Ball

Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha

Starbucks Cake Pops

Starbucks Lemon Cake

Starbucks Gingerbread loaf

Starbucks Brownies

Starbucks Egg Bites

Starbucks Pumpkin Spiced Latte

Starbucks Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Starbucks Chai Tea Latte

Starbucks Coffee Cake

Starbucks Vanilla Latte

Starbucks Snickerdoodle Latte

Starbucks passion tea lemonade

Starbucks Caramel Macchiato

Starbucks Acai Refresher

Starbucks Flat White


Widely know for their foot long subs, Subway is a very popular lunch time chain. With many options to choose from and good value at that, it’s no wonder why they’re so popular. It wasn’t until I tried their meatball sub that I instantly knew I had to recreate it at home. We didn’t stop there though, we’ve also recreated their sauces and cookies too.


Subway Meatball Sub

Subway Chipotle Southwest Sauce

Subway Cookie Recipe

Taco Bell

Taco Bell Nacho Fries

Taco Bell Quesadilla

Taco Bell Enchirito

Texas Roadhouse

This popular chain cross the US has so many dishes to choose from that you’ll want to make at home, that it’s tricky knowing where to start. From drinks to their classic chili dish, there’s an option to please everyone at home. Recreate their dishes in your kitchen today.

Texas Roadhouse

Texas Roadhouse Chili

Texas Roadhouse Cinnamon Butter

Texas Roadhouse Strawberry Margarita

Texas Roadhouse Green Beans

Texas Roadhouse Rolls

Texas Roadhouse Seasoned Rice

TGI Fridays

TGI Friday’s potato skins



Waffle House

Waffle House Hash Browns


Wagamama Chicken Katsu Curry

Wagamama Yaki Soba

Wagamama Yakin Udon

Wagamama Firecracker Chicken

Wagamama pad thai


With so many iconic recipes to list out, you wouldn’t be surprised to know that many people rave about their menu. Equally, Wendy’s recipes always come up when we ask our readers what they would like to see recreated over on our youtube channel. From mains to desserts, healthy and fast food options, you’ll find the reliable options covered from your nearest Wendy’s chain.


Wendy’s Chili

Wendy’s Frosty

Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Sandwich

Wendy’s Taco Salad


Wingstop predominantly known for their wide selection of hot and spicy wings have so much to bring to the recipe world. From their wings, sauces and fries you’re really in store for inspiration. This was one of the very first recipes made when I launched the website.


Wingstop ranch

Wingstop french fries

Wingstop Lemon Pepper Wings


If 101 top secret copycat recipes isn’t enough for you, we have many more delicious recipes on our website. We make it really easy to print out or share the recipe you want so you can come back to it later. There are so many great options to choose from, now it’s time to prepare and cook. If there isn’t a recipe on the list that you think should be there let us know, we plan to continue to add to this regularly.

From Burger King to McDonald’s and Cracker Barrel, your top restaurants’ recipes are only a click away. Have fun making these restaurant classics. Nothing beats finding your favorite dish recipe and recreating yourself. Which one of these awesome restaurant secret recipes are your favorite? Let us know in the comments.

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101 Best Copycat Recipes

4 from 17 votes

Recipe by Laura Ritterman

Enjoy some of these famous dishes from restaurants you know and love. These are the best copycat recipes you will find available online today. Below we’ve listed the restaurant’s you can recreate your favorites from.


  • Benihana

  • Boston Market

  • Burger King

  • Chick Fil A

  • Chipotle

  • Cracker Barrel

  • Dairy Queen

  • Hooters

  • IHOP

  • In-N-Out

  • KFC

  • Little Caesar’s Crazy Bread

  • Magnolia Bakery

  • McDonald’s

  • Nando’s

  • Olive Garden

  • Panda Express

  • Panera Bread

  • Pizza Hut

  • Popeyes

  • Raising Canes

  • Red Lobster

  • Red Robin

  • Starbucks Copycat Recipes

  • Subway

  • Taco Bell

  • Texas Roadhouse

  • TGI Fridays

  • Universal

  • Waffle House

  • Wagamama

  • Wendy’s

  • Wingstop


  • Choose from our range of secret restaurant recipes
  • Gather the required ingredients
  • Serve and enjoy

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