Best Copycat Applebee’s Recipes

Are you a fan of Applebee’s delicious and comforting dishes but don’t always have the time or budget to dine out? Well, we’ve got great news for you! We’ve compiled a collection of the most popular and tasty Applebee’s copycat recipes you can make in your home.

From the signature Bourbon St. entrees, and even their famous salads, these recipes will satisfy your cravings and save you money. Impress your family and friends with your culinary skills by recreating your favorite Applebee’s dishes. Get ready to indulge in restaurant-quality dining without ever having to leave your home!

Collage of copycat Applebee's recipes.

Applebee’s Grill and Bar Menu Favorites

Applebee’s has been around since the 1980s and has been one of everyone’s favorite restaurants since day one and initially started by Bill and TJ Palmer in Atlanta, Georgia. This restaurant would soon spread across the United States. Applebee’s is loved by everyone.

They feature a diverse menu with everything from delicious appetizers to burgers, steaks, and even seafood. They serve a great variety of cocktails and desserts, so it is a great place to go for a meal or to grab a drink and appetizers.

Appetizers and Drinks

What better way to start a meal or grab a quick bite with your friends? These copycat Applebees appetizers are sure to please!

Applebee’s Perfect Margarita
Learn how to make Applebee’s Perfect Margarita with this easy copycat recipe. The best margarita with tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice.
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homemade Applebee's perfect margaritas and a bottle of tequila
Applebee’s Chicken Wonton Tacos
You can make delicious chicken wonton tacos at home with this easy Applebee's copycat recipe.
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Copycat Applebee's chicken wonton tacos.
Applebee’s Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Wings
You can make Applebee's Flaming Hot Cheetos Chicken Wings at home with this easy copycat recipe.
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Copycat Applebee's Flamin' Hot Cheetos Wings on a plate.
Green Bean Crispers with Lemon Garlic Aioli (Applebee’s Copycat)
Applebee’s may have taken these Green Bean Crispers with Lemon Garlic Aioli off of their menu, but you can still enjoy them at home!
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Green Bean Crispers with Lemon Garlic Aioli (Applebee’s Copycat)
Applebees Queso Blanco
You can recreate Applebees Queso Blanco at home. 
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Applebees Queso Blanco dip in a bowl and tortilla chips on a platter.
Applebee’s Quesadillas
Enjoy amazing Applebees Quesadillas when you make them at home with this easy copycat recipe.
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Cheese and bacon quesadilla cut into pieces served with sour cream, guacamole, and sour cream.

Applebees Soups and Salads

Are you looking for a lighter option? Be sure to try one of their delicious soups or salads.

Applebees French Onion Soup
Love Applebee's French Onion Soup? Make it at home with this copycat recipe.
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homemade Applebee's French Onion Soup
Applebee’s Oriental Fried Chicken Salad
You can make Applebee's Breaded Chicken Oriental Salad at home.
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Overhead view of copycat Applebee's Oriental fried chicken salad.
Applebee’s Grilled Chicken Oriental Salad
Applebees Grilled Chicken Oriental salad is a great light salad Applebees serves.
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Two bowls of homemade Applebees Grilled Chicken Oriental Salad with Dressing
Applebee’s Oriental Salad Dressing
Applebee’s Oriental Salad Dressing tastes great on a salad. 
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Delicious salad dressing made from your favorite asian ingredients

Applebee’s Main Dishes

Do you love going to a place with a wide variety of dishes to please everyone? They have such a wide range of dishes, everything from burgers to pasta to seafood. Known for their bold and flavorful seasonings, you will find many dishes you will love!

Applebee’s Fiesta Lime Chicken
Applebee's Fiesta Lime Chicken is a delicious dish you can make at home with this easy copycat recipe.
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Copycat Applebee's fiesta lime chicken, rice, and black beans on a plate.
Applebee’s Bourbon Street Chicken and Shrimp
You can make Applebee's Bourbon Street Chicken and Shrimp at home with this easy copycat recipe.
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copycat Applebee's Bourbon Street chicken and shrimp in a skillet.
4 Cheese Mac with Honey Pepper Chicken
If you love Applebee’s 4 cheese mac and cheese with honey pepper chicken, you absolutely have to try this homemade version that tastes even better!
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4 Cheese Mac with Honey Pepper Chicken
Applebee’s Bourbon Street Steak
Make Applebee's Bourbon Street Steak at home with this easy copycat recipe. A simple bourbon steak marinade infuses deep flavor for a delicious grilled steak dinner.
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bourbon street steak on a cutting board

Most-loved Applebees Side Dishes

{Copycat Recipe} Applebee’s Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Applebee's mashed potatoes are creamy and flavorful, with a hint of garlic.
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{Copycat Recipe} Applebee’s Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Applebees Dessert Options

No meal is complete without a delicious dessert. Try some of these flavorful dessert options.

Applebees Triple Chocolate Meltdown
Recreate this luscious chocolate molten lava cake dessert at home.
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two triple chocolate meltdown cakes topped with ice cream and chocolate syrup
Applebee’s Apple Chimicheesecake Copycat
This Applebee’s Apple Chimicheesecake copycat recipe tastes just like the original dessert from the restaurant!
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Applebee’s Apple Chimicheesecake Copycat
Copycat Applebee’s Blondies
Copycat Applebee’s Blondies with Maple Butter Sauce is the ultimate dessert. Soft, thick blondies with a delicious drizzle of creamy sauce!
Check out this recipe
Copycat Applebee’s Blondies

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's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Terri

    Love the copycat recipes that your email provides weekly! Keep ’em coming! I’m a big fan of Applebee’s and have bookmarked the page with their recipes! Thanks!!!

  2. Billie

    Lemon chicken with red quinoa and wild rice? I have tried so hard to make this lemon sauce for this dish. Any ideas?

  3. Amber

    You have one too many ingredients listed that your directions do not call for in the won ton tacos you have 4Tbsp of the Asian vinaigrette but in your direction you say to only use 3 Tbs so what do we do with that leftover tbsp

  4. Mary

    I love your recipes. I would love to see gluten free recipes also, if possible….in order to make your dessert recipes gluten free. Thank you

  5. baltisraul

    My wife was a manager at Applebee’s for a few years and her choices were Blondies and a Quesadilla Burger (not listed). My vote would go to the French Onion Soup.

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