Favorite Red Lobster Recipes

No need to go to the restaurant when you can make these favorite Red Lobster recipes at home. These easy copycat recipes are perfect for a flavorful homemade dinner with simple ingredients.

collage of four popular Red Lobster copycat recipes

Who doesn’t love the Red Lobster? You can get delicious seafood there, and those biscuits are unforgettable. Enjoy these great recipes from the Red Lobster.

Cocktail Recipes

Red Lobster offers lots of tasty cocktails. The Dew Garita rose to great popularity as soon as it was available.

homemeade Red Lobster Dew Garita

The Red Lobster Mai Tai is their version of the classic Tikki drink.

homemade Red Lobster Mai Tai garnished with pineapple and cherries

Biscuit Recipe

There are a few items I really enjoy at the Red Lobster. Their Cheddar Bay Biscuits are some of the best around. Honestly, I can’t think of a better biscuit than one of theirs. Hot, buttery, and fluffy – they are so hard to resist.

homemade Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits in a parchment paper lined bread basket

Once you sit down and enjoy a biscuit or two it’s time for some of their famous appetizers.

Appetizer Recipes

The perfect combination of seafood and Mexican is the Shrimp Nachos. So much to love with chips, shrimp, cheese sauce, jalapenos, tomatoes, and sour cream!

baked nachos with shrimp cheese peppers and sour cream

Crispy Parrot Bay Coconut Shrimp with pineapple coconut dipping sauce is a wonderful start to a meal.

A plate of jumbo coconut shrimp and pina colada dipping sauce

Bacon Wrapped Scallops is a delicious and impressive appetizer that is easy to make at home.

a platter of bacon wrapped scallops

Side Dish and Soup Recipes

Corn is a great side dish for seafood, especially lobster and crab. The Chesapeake Corn on the Cob is deliciously seasoned with Old Bay.

Fresh corn has been boiled and topped with butter and old bay seasoning

Red Lobster Brussels Sprouts with brown butter glaze is healthy, low carb, and keto-friendly too.

Roasted Brussels sprouts in a baking dish.

One of the best seafood soups is Clam Chowder. It is thick, rich, and full of clams.

two bowls of clam chowder and two spoons

Entree Recipes

Now let’s move on to the entrees. One of my favorites is their Crab Alfredo, now if you don’t have crab, you may want to substitute shrimp for this dish.

Crab Alfredo is lump crab meat tossed with fettuccine and a creamy sauce. Topped with parmesan, this is a delightful meal.

Crab Alfredo Pasta on a plate

Shrimp Pasta with creamy garlic white wine sauce.

homemade Red Lobster shrimp pasta in a bowl.

Shrimp Scampi with garlic butter sauce and toasted breadcrumbs.

a plate of homemade shrimp scampi

Cajun Shrimp for when you are craving a spicy seafood meal. It has a real kick of heat to tantalize your taste buds.

Cajun shrimp and lemon wedges on a blue plate

Sauce Recipe

Red Lobster Tartar Sauce to go with fried fish is a must!

Homemade Red Lobster Tartar sauce and fish stick on a plate.

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About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Jackie Condrey

    I used to work at Red Lobster 25+ years ago. We had a crab tortellini soup that was so good. I’ve tried to recreate it with no luck. Do you happen to have a recipe? I’ll be making your clam chowder recipe ASAP.

    • Ray

      Jackie , I also worked for Red Lobster in the 80s. Store 366 in Ohio.
      Do you remember where we got the sweet and sour sauce ? I remember it was darker and more tangy than they have now. I always had it with my chicken finger manager meals.HELP ME FIND A RECIPE PLEASE

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