Favorite Red Lobster Recipes

Red Lobster menu items are a dream for seafood lovers, from their delicious appetizers and main courses to their famous Cheddar Bay Biscuits. If you’re hooked on Red Lobster and can’t seem to get enough, these copycat recipes will come to the rescue. Now, you can create an entire seafood spread of Red Lobster favorites using simple ingredients and cooking techniques.

Copycat Red Lobster mai tai, cheddar bay biscuits, Brussels sprouts, and coconut shrimp.


Red Lobster offers lots of tasty cocktails. Here are a couple of options that stand out for their delicious taste.

Dew Garita
The Dew Garita offers a refreshing taste with hints of orange, lemon, and melon. With its bright green color and simple ingredients, you can shake this drink up in no time.
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two homemade Red Lobster Dew Garita cocktails and limes
Mai Tai
Enjoy Red Lobster’s version of the classic Tikki drink—flavors of orange, pineapple, and lime team up with white and dark rum and grenadine.
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homemade Red Lobster Mai Tai cocktail


Red Lobster has some of the best biscuits around. If the biscuits are what you look forward to the most when visiting the restaurant, then this copycat recipe is for you.

Cheddar Bay Biscuits
Recreate the hot, butter, and fluffy Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits anytime, and maybe even throw in some extra cheese if you want.
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Copycat homemade Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits in a basket.


Start your Red Lobster feast on the right foot when you make one of these incredibly succulent appetizers. Or, make one of these menu items when you’re in the mood for a satisfying snack!

Shrimp Nachos
This appetizer is packed with wildly delicious ingredients: tortilla chips with shrimp, cheese sauce, jalapenos, tomatoes, and sour cream to top it off.
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Cheesy nachos with shrimp, cheese, sour cream and more
Ultimate Fondue
Indulge in perfectly seasoned, creamy fondue served in a bread bowl and garnished with refreshing green onions.
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Copycat Red Lobster ultimate fondue in a bread bowl and bread cubes beside it.
Coconut Shrimp Sauce
Red Lobster’s Coconut Shrimp is for all of the fried food fans out there. It has a savory and sweet balance, perfect for dipping in the accompanying Pina Colada Coconut Shrimp Sauce.
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Copycat Red Lobster coconut shrimp and dipping sauce.
Bacon Wrapped Scallops
What’s one way to take scallops to the next level? Wrap them in bacon, of course. Enjoy Red Lobster’s appetizer with sea scallops and bacon in a butter wine sauce.
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baked bacon wrapped scallops on a platter
Lobster Pizza
Instead of making an ordinary pizza, give your pizza a facelift by making Red Lobster’s version with homemade crust, basil, an Italian six-cheese blend, and tender lobster meat.
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Copycat Red Lobster lobster pizza and a pizza cutter.

Side Dishes and Soups

You can’t enjoy the full Red Lobster experience without making some soups or sides! Here are some delicious menu options that can help complete your meal.

Chesapeake Bay Corn on the Cob
Corn pairs wonderfully with seafood like lobster and crab; this corn is cooked to perfection by boiling it and finishing it off with butter and Old Bay seasoning.
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Homemade Red Lobster Chesapeake Corn on the Cob on a serving platter.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
These Brussels sprouts have a brown butter glaze with salt and pepper, giving them a complex flavor, making for a low-carb side dish bursting with flavor.
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Homemade Red Lobster Fresh Roasted Brussel Sprouts with brown butter sauce in a serving bowl
Crispy Brussels Sprouts
Slightly charred, crispy Brussels sprouts take on an incredibly savory flavor with soy, ginger, and onions.
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overhead view of homemade Red Lobster crispy brussel sprouts in a bowl
Clam Chowder
This thick chowder is super rich and creamy with just the right amount of clams, potatoes, and green onions.
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Two bowls of homemade Red Lobster clam chowder, two spoons, and a basket of bread slices


Make a memorable dinner reminiscent of your favorite main course from Red Lobster. Whether you prefer pasta with your seafood or a protein-packed entrée to pair with sides, you can find it here.

Crab Alfredo
Jazz up traditional alfredo pasta by making the restaurant-classic version with succulent crab, nutty parmesan, and a hint of cream cheese.
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A plate of alfredo pasta with crab
Shrimp Pasta
Relish flavors of creamy garlic white wine sauce with linguine pasta, tender shrimp, and assorted herbs.
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homemade Red Lobster shrimp pasta in a bowl.
Shrimp Scampi
Make the famous Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi with a crispy breadcrumb coating,  baked in the oven for easy cooking.
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shrimp scampi in a serving dish
Cajun Shrimp
The Cajun Shrimp hits the spot when you need a spicy seafood meal. It contains a homemade Cajun seasoning blend featuring cayenne pepper.
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Homemade Red Lobster Cajun Shrimp and lemon wedges on two plates


Stock up on your favorite Red Lobster sauces by making these copycat recipes and having them readily available in your refrigerator to enjoy with various foods!

Pina Colada Coconut Shrimp Sauce
This pineapple and coconut dipping sauce is undoubtedly best when served with the Coconut Shrimp, but its adaptable enough to enjoy with other foods, too.
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A bowl of copycat Red Lobster pina colada coconut shrimp sauce and coconut shrimp behind it.
Tartar Sauce
Tartar sauce is a must when serving fried fish, and this homemade recipe tastes amazing with french fries, crab cakes, or even onion rings as well.
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A bowl of copycat Red Lobster tartar sauce and fried fish on a plate.

Replicating your favorite restaurant dishes doesn’t have to be hard. With these copycat Red Lobster recipes, you can recreate dishes that taste like they came straight out of a Red Lobster kitchen. Or, use these recipes as inspiration and add your own twist to Red Lobster classics.

Copycat Red Lobster cheddar bay biscuits, coconut shrimp, and Brussels sprouts.

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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Reader Interactions


  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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