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.

Find more copycat Red Lobster recipes here on CopyKat!

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. Sandy

    I know you have a lot of requests. But would love to have the recipe for the Red Lobster deviled crab cakes that they don’t longer have on their menu. Would love to surprise my sister and make it for her birthday as this was her favorite. And I love them too. She was a red lobster hostess when the red lobster restaurant first opened in San Antonio.

  2. Patricia Regan

    Do you have the Recipe for Red Lobster’s Ceasar Salad Dressing. My husband’s absolute Favorite!! Thank You

  3. Rick Humphreys

    Hi Stephanie: Did you by chance figure out the recipe for Red Lobster whipped sweet potatoes yet? I am REALLY wanting this recipe so I can fake my wife out and make something she thinks I can’t!!

  4. Elizabeth Holder

    If possible, please provide the recipe for Red Lobster”s Bay Harbor lobster bake which contains small Maine lobster tails,shrimp,scallops,mussells and tomatoes over a bed of linguini in white wine sauce. Any help you give will be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you in advance!

    • Joanie

      I had them last night and can’t stop thinking about them. They were the best part of the meal – even better than the Cheddar Bay biscuits, which is saying a lot. I hope someone comes up with the copycat recipe soon!

    • Darelynn Clay

      I just had these the other night, and I, too, can’t stop thinking about them. I thought I also tasted a hint of a really light fluffy marshmallow-butter?…or what was the white dabs on it?

    • Blake

      I also want the recipe for these. They are so good (& not the same as the Bourbon Pecan Sweet Potatoes)! I hope Stephanie has this recipe soon since they ate a limited time item!

    • Michelle R. Wright

      I felt the same way about these whipped sweet potatoes!! I thought for sure there was some exotic ingredient or interesting preperation method. I have been searching for a copycat recipe, and just decided to call the local red lobsters in my area and ask if they sell ‘catering size’ of this dish for dinner parties OR would they be willing to share the recipe. It isn’t their recipe! I just found out from a Red Lobster manager that these are actually Stouffer’s whipped sweet potatoes from the grocery store! They just add a pat of real butter and their candied pecans. The manager said you can make your own candied pecans by using just honey roasted pecans that you roast in the oven yourself in butter/brown sugar/cinnamon or whatever you like to add as a topping.

      • Amy

        Thank you so much for this! I cannot seem to find Stouffer’s whipped sweet potatoes anywhere… do you know where they carry them?

    • Leanne W.

      Soo glad I’m not the only one who can’t stop thinking about those amazing sweet potatoes. Thanks for the answer Michelle.
      Stephanie – Do you have a recipe for Red Lobsters Tarter Sauce?

      • Pat Brewer

        Diana; Do you have the recipe for the whipped sweet potatoes from Red Lobster? I would be eternally grateful. Thanks so much for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.Pat

    • Leanne W.

      So glad I’m not the only one who can’t stop thinking about those amazing sweet potatoes. Thanks for the answer Michelle.
      Stephanie – Do you have a recipe for Red Lobsters Tarter Sauce?

  5. Gussie Schug

    Do you have a recipe for Red Lobster’s original key lime pie? They changed the recipe about 15 years ago and I have never been able to find something remotely close to the original.

  6. Sandra

    I’m desperately seeking two recipes and can’t seem to find them! One is the lobster sauce used by Olive Garden for some of their pastas (that they took off the menu much to my disappointment). The other is the shrimp lettuce wraps that we just tried at Red Lobster. Both are AMAZING. Any suggestions on those?

    • Rose Araceley

      I’ve been looking for that recipe (shrimp lettuce wraps) myself, but haven’t been able to find it. Can you help?

      • Shelby Reynolds

        The lettuce wraps are just popcorn shrimp
        Soy ginger glaze (brown sugar, soy sauce, butter, and ginger)
        Dry cole slaw with cilantro

        -A Red Lobster Server

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