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.
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 Recipes 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 is a renowned Japanese restaurant chain famous for its teppanyaki style cooking, where food is grilled live in front of guests on a steel griddle. The excitement and entertainment of the cooking process is a significant part of the Benihana experience.
Making Benihana dishes at home not only allows you to try your hand at Teppanyaki cooking, but also enables you to enjoy the flavors of Japan in a more relaxed and personal setting. From the iconic Benihana fried rice to the succulent Hibachi steak, these recipes will bring a touch of theatrical dining to your home kitchen.
BJ’s Restaurant is renowned for its diverse menu that offers a blend of American classics and innovative dishes, all crafted with high-quality ingredients. Their recipes, from the signature deep-dish pizza to the flavorful Parmesan-crusted chicken, are meticulously designed to tantalize the taste buds. Each dish is a testament to BJ’s commitment to culinary excellence, serving up hearty meals that leave a lasting impression. Whether you’re a meat lover, a vegetarian, or a dessert enthusiast, BJ’s Restaurant has a delectable recipe ready to satisfy your craving.
Boston Market is an American fast-casual restaurant chain known for its rotisserie chicken, turkey, and meatloaf dishes. The restaurant’s focus is on providing wholesome, comfort food with a home-cooked feel.
Recreating Boston Market dishes at home is incredible because it lets you bring that comforting, hearty dining experience to your own table.
Plus, cooking these meals at home gives you the freedom to choose your own ingredients, ensuring you know exactly what’s in your food, which is particularly beneficial for those with dietary restrictions or preferences.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Little Caesar’s Crazy Bread
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,
Nandos is a South African restaurant chain that specializes in Peri-Peri style chicken dishes. A style originated from Mozambican-Portuguese cuisine, Peri-Peri, also known as Piri-Piri or Pili-Pili, is a type of chili that is used in various forms in Nandos dishes.
The key to replicating Nandos recipes at home is the distinctive Peri-Peri marinade, a blend of herbs, spices, and of course, the fiery Peri-Peri chili. Making Nandos dishes at home allows you to customize the spice level to your liking and enjoy the flavors of this international chain from the comfort of your own kitchen.
Olive Garden is a popular American casual dining restaurant chain specializing in Italian-American cuisine. Known for their unlimited breadsticks and garden-fresh salads, Olive Garden dishes are comfort food at its best.
Replicating Olive Garden recipes at home allows you to bring the cozy and welcoming ambiance of Italian dining into your own home, and it’s incredible because it gives you the chance to put your own spin on your favorite dishes.
Plus, the sense of achievement, when your homemade Fettuccine Alfredo or Zuppa Toscana tastes just like the restaurant version, is simply unbeatable.
Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce
Olive Garden Shrimp Scampi
Panda Express is a fast-food restaurant chain that serves American Chinese cuisine. With its signature dishes like Orange Chicken and Kung Pao Chicken, Panda Express has brought the flavors of Chinese cuisine to the fast-food scene. By recreating Panda Express dishes at home, you’re able to enjoy the fusion of American and Chinese flavors without leaving your kitchen.
This is an incredible experience because it allows you to customize the dishes according to your preference. You can adjust the level of sweetness or spiciness, and even add your own choice of vegetables or protein. Furthermore, it’s a great way to learn about and experiment with the techniques of Chinese cooking, such as stir-frying and deep-frying.
Panera Bread is a well-loved American bakery-café chain known for its fresh, clean ingredients and a wide variety of comforting, wholesome food options. From their iconic bread bowls filled with creamy soups to their fresh pastries and sandwiches, Panera Bread has something for everyone.
When you recreate Panera Bread recipes at home, it’s an incredible experience because not only do you get to enjoy your favorite café-style meals anytime, but you also gain the freedom to customize them to your preference.
Whether you want to make your soup a little creamier, your sandwich a little crunchier, or your pastry a little sweeter, cooking Panera Bread dishes at home puts you in control of your food. Plus, it’s a great way to impress family and friends with your ability to replicate the cozy, café-style dining experience at home.
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.
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.
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 Cookie Recipe
Taco Bell is a globally recognized fast-food chain that serves a variety of Mexican-inspired foods. From their famous Crunchy Tacos and Bean Burritos to the Chalupas and Quesadillas, Taco Bell has introduced the flavors of Mexican cuisine to countless individuals worldwide.
The joy of recreating Taco Bell recipes at home is the ability to enjoy these vibrant flavors without the fast-food guilt.
By making these dishes from scratch, you can control the ingredients, making healthier versions of your favorite indulgent meals. It’s an incredible experience as you can adjust the spice levels, experiment with different fillings, and even make vegetarian or vegan versions of their dishes.
Homemade Taco Bell dishes offer the fun of Mexican cooking, giving you a chance to work with tortillas, beans, and a range of exciting spices.
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.
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.
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.
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.