Do you crave In-N-Out’s animal style burgers or Del Taco’s chicken soft tacos? Maybe you can’t get enough of the frosty deliciousness of frozen bananas or those famous Balboa Bars. And who doesn’t love the popular sweet treats at Disney and Knott’s? Whatever your local favorites are, now you can have them at home anytime with these secret copycat recipes from OC restaurants.
We’ve rounded up a list of recipes for you to easily recreate some of the most popular foods from Orange County restaurants including burgers, tacos, and of course, desserts.
10 Secret Copycat Recipes from OC Restaurants
Skip the drive and expense, with this list of copycat recipes, you can enjoy all of your favorite Orange County restaurant dishes right at home.
Make your own version of the legendary In-N-Out Double-Double Animal Style burger with caramelized onions, two patties, American cheese, pickles, mustard, and special sauce. This recipe expertly details how to make the secret In-N-Out sauce and assemble the perfect homemade In-N-Out burger.
Nobody one can agree on who first sold the original Balboa Bar but nobody can deny it's a classic Newport Beach treat. This homemade recipe has the same deliciously amazing chocolate-dipped ice cream bar rolled in sweet or salty toppings.
These cookies are so popular that Knott's started selling them online and in stores across the US. This shortbread recipe shows you how to make them at home with Knott's raspberry, strawberry or apricot jam. You can even substitute with your favorite seedless jam.
Arrested Development perfectly attributed the origin of this chocolate covered frozen banana with the fictional Bluth's Original Frozen Banana Stand. This simple recipe details how to make these Balboa Island treats.
The first Wahoo's Fish Taco opened in 1988 in Costa Mesa and has been serving amazing fish tacos and more ever since. Wahoo’s fish tacos citrus slaw is a classic Wahoo's topping and this recipe shows you how to make it at home.
We couldn't decide which classic Disneyland treat to pick. Should it be the churro toffee, Monte Cristo, Dole pineapple whip, beignets or ...? So many tasty choices so we decided to reference this great list of Disneyland copycat recipes.
For many Orange County residents Del Taco is the ultimate comfort food and for many people that have always wondered what's in this "savory" creamy white condiment. This recipe reveals the ingredients and how to make the secret sauce at home.
We couldn't decide which copycat Del Taco recipe to list so we went with two, with apologies to the red sauce and other classic Del Taco menu items. We already covered the secret sauce so here is a recipe for the disappointingly discontinued Spicy Jack Chicken Quesadilla. Unless you're stopping off at the Original Del Taco in Barstow, this is only way you're having another one.
The first Marie Callender's was opened in 1964 in Orange, California, by Marie's son, Don. There are many popular dishes from Marie's but they are unarguably known first for their pies, especially around Thanksgiving. This copycat strawberry pie recipe includes instructions for making the glaze and pie crust.
This copycat Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles recipe will satisfy your southern food cravings and is perfect for a lazy Sunday brunch at home. Roscoe's Orange County location is on Harbor Blvd. in Anaheim.
Monique McArthur is a mother of two, writer, and creator of delicious recipes. In her spare time she enjoys exploring all that Orange County has to offer, traveling, shopping, running with her dogs and spending time with family.