19 Most Loved Copycat Applebees Recipes

Are you in love with copycat Applebees recipes, too? Applebees is the perfect mix of a great place to grab a bite and a neighborhood bar.

Collage of copycat Applebees Recipes.

Applebee’s has been around since the 1980s, and it has been one of everyone’s favorite restaurants since day one. Originally started by Bill and TJ Palmer in Atlanta, Georgia. This restaurant would soon spread across the United States. Applebees is careful to keep their classic dishes around, as well as creating new favorites all of the time. They are a restaurant you can take the whole family to as they offer light entrees as well as heartier steaks and even a great kids menu. Copycat recipes don’t take the place of you dining out at Applebees, but if you can’t get to an Applebees, you can make one of these great recipes to hold you over until you can get to the real deal!


Applebees Queso Blanco in a bowl
Applebees Queso Blanco
Applebees Instant Pot Spinach Artichoke Dip
Green Bean Crispers
Applebees French Onion Soup
Pizza Mozzarella Sticks
Applebees Won Ton Chicken Tacos

Soups and Salads

Two bowls of homemade Applebees French Onion Soup
Applebees French Onion Soup
Grilled Chicken Oriental Salad
Applebees Oriental Chicken Salad
Applebees Asian Salad Dressing

Main Dishes and Sides

Homemade Applebee's Quesadillas on a plate
Applebees Quesadillas
Applebees Fiesta Lime Chicken
Applebees Bourbon St. Steak
Applebees 4 Cheese Mac and Cheese Honey Pepper Chicken
Applebees Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Applebees Pico de Gallo


Applebees Apple Chimi Cheesecake
Applebees Triple Chocolate Meltdown
Applebees Blondies with Maple Sauce

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. Billie

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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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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