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Dine-in is closed for how long?! Here are 11 copycat recipes for when you need a foodie fix

On the nights you can’t get takeout, these copycat recipes will get you through the quarantine.

By Lauren Tippetts

It’s important to support our local restaurants, but your budget would go down the drain if you got takeout every night. That’s where the wonderful world of copycat recipes comes in. Whatever your restaurant favorite is, odds are you’ll find it on the world wide web. We gathered up some of the best copycats out there and stuck them all in one place. Got a hankering for Chili’s queso? Keep scrolling!

Main Dish

Cup Bop

If you’re in Utah County, you’ll know the delicious Asian fare that is Cup Bop. If you’re not, try this recipe and you’ll never look back!

Nashville Hot Chicken

The hot chicken trend is going strong, and you might be pleasantly surprised to know you can make it at home! Get the spice level to exactly your liking with this recipe.

Orange Chicken

When have you gone to Panda Express and not ordered orange chicken? The answer is never in our case. Your kids will finish every bite of this dinner. No nagging required!


Nuggets and Sauce

Waffle Fries

Whip up an entire Chick-fil-a dinner! The nuggets, the coveted sauce, and of course, the waffle fries. It’ll feel like it came straight from the counter!

Alice Springs Chicken

It’s one of Outback’s most popular dishes, and now you can know their secrets! Chicken, bacon, cheese, what more could you ask for in a meal?

Bread & Sides

Chili’s Queso

It’s the must-have starter at Chili’s, at least for some families! Serve it up for a movie night in, or as a side on Taco Tuesday!

Olive Garden Breadsticks

The best part of Olive Garden is the breadsticks, right? This family favorite can now be made in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Red Lobster Biscuits

Cheddar bay biscuits have something of a following. If you land in that camp, this might be your new favorite recipe.

Texas Roadhouse Rolls with Cinnamon Butter

We might have a thing for bread, because the rolls are definitely our favorite part of Texas Roadhouse too. You’ll get the perfect, fluffy texture with this recipe, plus, the absolute perfection of their cinnamon butter!


Dole Whip

You can’t get your Dole Whip at Disneyland right now, but you can make one yourself! Get that tropical, pineapple flavor unique to the Disney treat at home.

Cheesecake Factory Original Cheesecake

Nothing beats the original. But, if you do like to mix it up, add some creative toppings to this classic favorite.

Find a collection of our favorite recipes here.

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