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7 Restaurant Style Recipes Dad Will Love This Summer

Father’s Day may have passed, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t keep the celebration of dear Dad going! If there’s one thing I know my dad loves, it’s when someone else cooks for him. He’s a master at the grill, but it’s nice to give him a little break every now and then. If you’re trying to impress Dad this summer with your cooking skills, the best way to go is with these restaurant copycat recipes. You know they will be delicious, and they’re always crowd pleasers. learning how to make restaurant style steak isn’t that hard… and you don’t even need to use the grill.

If you’re anything like me, you’re probably a novice at grilling. I have baking down to a science, and I can sautee like nobody’s business, but when I get in front of that grill, I’m a little out of my element. Lucky for us, there are so many great recipes out there to help us keep Dad feeling special even after his special day.

Fire up the grill and get to cooking!

1. Applebee’s Smothered Steak Skillet

This delicious Applebee’s copycat is every dad’s staple. Break out your skillets and get to cooking! This steak will have the whole table talking.

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Applebee's Smothered Steak Skillet

2. Cheesecake Factory’s Homemade Four Cheese Pasta

Any time I make this pasta for my family, I always go home with an empty casserole dish. It works for the Cheesecake Factory, and it works for me!

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Cheesecake Factory's Homemade Four Cheese Pasta

3. Olive Garden’s Shrimp Scampi

The only thing my dad loves more than steak is shrimp! This Olive Garden classic is a must-have for your summer cookout.

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Olive Garden's Shrimp Scampi

4. Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuits

No list of father-friendly recipes would be complete without a little Red Lobster! The cheddar bay biscuits will have you coming back for seconds.

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Red Lobster's Cheddar Bay Biscuits

5. Japanese Steakhouse Hibachi Chicken and Steak with Veggies

Save time and money, and learn a little something about Japanese cuisine on the way with this homemade hibachi. It’s sure to wow!

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Japanese Steakhouse Hibachi Chicken and Steak with Veggies

6. Buca di Beppo’s Veal Saltimbocca

Feeling a little fancier this summer? Class it up with this authentic, Italian veal saltimbocca.

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Buca di Beppo's Veal Saltimbocca

7. California Pizza Kitchen’s Butter Cake

CPK’s cake that’s even better than their pizza?! Yes, please.

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California Pizza Kitchen's Butter Cake

What do you like to cook for your dad?
Let us know in the comments!