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 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
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 French Toast Sticks
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.
Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplings
Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole
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
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 Chocolate Chip Cookies
Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup
Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce
Olive Garden Shrimp Scampi
Panda Express Mushroom Chicken
Panda Express Kung Pao Chicken
Panda Express Teriyaki Chicken
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.
Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits
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 Vanilla Bean Frappuccino
Starbucks Passion Tea Lemonade
Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha
Starbucks Pumpkin Spiced Latte
Starbucks Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Starbucks passion tea lemonade
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 Chipotle Southwest Sauce
Subway Cookie Recipe
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 Cinnamon Butter
Texas Roadhouse Strawberry Margarita
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 Spicy Chicken Sandwich
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.
Wow what a lot of great recipes to try.
Thanks Debbie, appreciate the kind words.
Wow that’s my Christmas plans sorted