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TGI Friday's Restaurant History Background

TGI Friday's is a family-friendly casual restaurant chain located in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and around the world. Its name is short for 'Thank God it's Friday'. The first TGI Friday's restaurant opened in New York City in 1965.

The menu features American recipes and has a special selection of foods marinated with 'Jack Daniels' liquor-flavored sauce.

If you don't have the time or money to eat at TGI Friday's all of the time, try some of these copycat TGI Friday's recipes. These TGI Friday's restaurant recipe clones will surprise you with their great taste and easy preparation.


TGI Friday's Appetizer Copycat Recipes

TGI Friday's Copycat Soup Recipes

TGI Fridays Copycat Drink Recipes

TGI Friday's Miscellaneous Copycat Recipes

TGI Friday's Main Dish Copycat Recipes

TGI Friday's Copycat Side Dish Recipes

TGI Friday's Dessert Copycat Recipes


Pooka780 on August 24, 2019:

In the 70s, TGIF had an entree called Steak on a Stick and Shrimp. I loved the dipping sauce that came with it. It may have had cherries or plums in it. Does anyone have the recipe?

Stephanie on May 22, 2016:

Hi there, I would like to know the recipe for the ahi tuna crisps please. I love them so much but Friday's took it out of their menu .thank you .

Stacie on January 21, 2016:

Does anyone know the ingtediants for cajan corn at thank god its Fridays

Lacie on December 19, 2014:

Dying for the salted caramrl crunch cake anyone?

Ann Lyalls on July 13, 2014:

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Do you give out the recipe for the salty vanilla crunch cake ? If you do, please email it to:

Joey on February 22, 2014:

Would love to know parmesean steak fry butter recipe!!

Ineedagremlin! on November 03, 2013:

Gremlin cocktail measures please?!

Elaine Bell from OFALLON, Missouri on October 09, 2013:

I have been a zealous/avid fan of TGI Fridays SKILLET GARLIC SHRIMP, is there anyone who can give me a good copycat recipe that includes the yummy risotto-like rice?

Sue N Larry on February 12, 2013:

Does anyone know how they cook their burgers? The hamburger itself is amazing! Also the bar-b-que chicken flatbread, it looks delious!

Tmlindsay2 on November 03, 2012:


Klasicov on September 29, 2012:

Hello, I ahm Ukrainian Wiccan/Pagan High Priest ahn I need The TGIF Ultimate Sangria drink recipe posted here please. It will be an Esbat, a Full Moon Celebration today, Saturday 29 September 2012 at 2219 hours. It is cahled The Fruit Moon Esbat. Where us Wiccans must drink Sangria ahn eat Ambrosia to honor ahn love The Goddess of The Moon, Selene. I have tried the store bought Sangria but it is not as good or fruity or sweet enough as The TGIF Ultimate Sangria is. So please, komrades, friends, aquiantances, find the recipe ahn post it to this site or email it to me.

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cmap on August 27, 2012:

Would anyone know the recipe of TGI's new Loaded Skillet Chip Nachos, it's an appetizer and so so soooooo good!

Thank you!

Ali182 on June 29, 2012:

Can u please post the recipe for the salsa they serve with chips!! Plleeeaaassee!! It's so good!!

IWantMyPie on May 20, 2012:

Where is the recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie?

MamaShari on April 19, 2012:

We LOVED the recipe for sizzling chicken and cheese. We just printed the bruschetta chicken pasta (we had it at our local Friday's last night). So excited to make it at home.

I agree. I'd love the 5 cheese mac 'n cheese recipe.

judy frank on April 06, 2012:

please? i'd love to have the recipe for the sweet & spicy barbecue sauce for tgifriday's sliders . . . anybody? tnx!

Tonya on March 31, 2012:

Do you know the recipe for the Cajun chicken and shrimp pasta???? I can't find it ANYWHERE!!!!! Pleeeeaassssseeee Heeellllppppp!!!!!

hungry on March 14, 2012:

Grown up Mac & Cheese recipe?????????????? The one dish I actually liked at Fridays and they did away with it. It had penne pasta, lots of cheese, chicken, onions, peppers, maybe sun dried tomatoes, and spices. It was a great dish.

jmfrose on March 10, 2012:

i'm a retired lady whose whose retirement fund had been used for my company to merge with another company, and have ended up in subsicized housing. Among my neighbors are a couple immigrant women who bring me food from time to time . . . the latest was an Ethiopian woman belonging to the Eastern Orthodox church, who is going through the Lenten fast, and she came by with a box of TGIF sliders . . . praising the sweet-n-smokey bbq sauce as one of God's gifts . . . I was hoping somebody out here might have found a recipe for that sauce that I can give to her . . . it would be such a wonderful way to repay her generositiy . . .

Dora on February 29, 2012:

I was wondering if you have a recipe for the tomato and mozzarella salad that they serve at tgi fridays????

GypsyAmiee on February 17, 2012:

Does anyone know how to make a Gremiln cocktail? I've tried to make it a few times and its deff not like the ones TGI's do :-( Help!

heather n on February 13, 2012:

Im also looking for the tgif prime rib stroganoff recipe from the right size right portions menu! I would love to have it again, they took it off the menu =(


Tascha on February 12, 2012:

Does anyone have the recipe for Fridays chicken tortilla soup? Its the best soup ever.

Shrimplover on February 01, 2012:

Does anyone have the recipe for the shrimp app. that was just shrimp served over lettuce with clear/see through/white noodles? Sounds simple but I don't know what the noodles were, how they are prepared, and what spices were on the shrimp......I've been looking for years, I hope someone can help

WadeA on February 01, 2012:

I'm looking for the recipe for the batter used on your Chicken Fingers. The coating on the chicken fingers is out of this world. thanks

Cass on January 28, 2012:

parmesan crusted quesadillas?

Erica on January 28, 2012:

Oh, how I would love to have the recipe for that Caribbean Rum sauce! I had it on the Capt. Morgan chicken sandwhich. I dipped my sweet potato fries in the sauce, SO DELISH!!!

ShannonG on January 21, 2012:

Would love to have the TGI Fridays Loaded Mashed Potatoes Recipe. My Grandmother loves them and I would love to fix them for her. on January 16, 2012:


Marisol on January 03, 2012:

I love TGI Fridays Prime Rib Stroganoff in Jack Daniel's sauce, but they took it out of their menu =( It has a very nice flavorful blending of the sauce, onions, and mushrooms. Would really appreciate it if somebody has the recipe for it and could share it with me. Thanks a million!

Ashley on January 01, 2012:

What type of salsa do they use? And what do they do to the tortilla chips

(For stripe card members that salsa n chips )

Amy on October 28, 2011:

I want the pumpkin pie martini recipe please!

itsasecret on October 16, 2011:

Any body want a specific drink recipe? I know them all

Heather on October 02, 2011:

Can someone out there pleasr find a clone to the blackened chicken alfredo that fridays use to have they took it off the menu and i find myself wanting it all the time please help me

Bin on September 26, 2011:

Looking for the Captain Morgans Spiced Rum sauce that they use on the wings. The server gave it to me for my sweet potato fries and it was to die for. Help please!

Hungry on September 23, 2011:

We need the grown up Mac and cheese recipe

Lori on March 09, 2011:

My family loved their Fish Tacos, and they took them off the menu. Any chance someone has a copycat recipe for the great fish tacos?

ellisonk on February 23, 2011:

I am hoping to find the Copy Cat recipe for TGIF Prime Rib Stroganoff. I used to get it every week and alas I am going through withdrawal :) Would also like to know the secret to their basic house salad using balsamic vinagrette. I don't typically like salads, but the flavor on this simple salad is great.

MaryP on February 15, 2011:

I agree on the burgundy mushroom sauce recipe. The Tuesday Burger was my favorite and I always asked for extra sauce. I have been trying for years to find something similar. If anyone has the recipe, I too would be greatly appreciative.

Tina on February 10, 2011:

I have been searching for the TGI FRIDAYS alfredo,it used to be on the jack daniels menu (Jack daniels chicken alfredo)there but they took it off in 2007.All I know is it had bacon,cherry tomatoes,mushrooms and had some sort of white wine sauce with cheeses in it.They never intend to bring it back either :o(

Lynn on January 14, 2011:

TGIF use to serve in the 1980's a blacken cajan chicken dish over a spicy rice (a little hot)

with a lite cheesy creamy it was sooo good does anyone know the recipe. I wish they would bring that back along with the daily burgers. Thanks

Sigmund on November 12, 2010:

I, too, miss the burgundy mushroom sauce! In the 1980s they had the burgers named after week days. The Tuesday burger had the burgundy wine sauce and it was and is the best burgundy wine sauce I have come across. Even after eating at fine French restaurants, I still miss TGI Friday's recipe! If someone used to work there and remembers the recipe, you would be able to make life-long friends! Thanks

Denise on October 16, 2010:

Bill, I totally agree with you. The Caribbean wings are amazing and I've tried to duplicate them once already. They were really good, but not close enough. I want the recipe too!

Bill on October 09, 2010:

OK, the next great in demand recipe has got to be for the new TGIFridays Captain Morgan Spiced Rum sauce for their Caribbean wings. It's absolutely incredible. Anyone have any ideas on the recipe???

Jo on October 05, 2010:

Can anyone give me the receipe for the Grilled Buffalo Chicken Salad? That was my favorite and they don't serve it anymore. Thank you!

VICTOR on September 04, 2010:

I would love to make the wild mushroom sauce that they discontinued!I had to start making my own cajun angels when it was discontinued! Thanks

Deb on August 17, 2010:

I would LOVE to have the recipe for the TGI Friday's chicken tortilla soup. It is the best I have found at any chain. Any chance?

Al on July 30, 2010:

TGI Fridays Cajun Corn recipe.

Al on July 30, 2010:

Does anyone have the side dish recipe for Cajun Corn?

Thank you in advance.

wing on July 28, 2010:

For the parmesan crusted chicken to taste like TGI Fridays, you have to marinate the chicken in cesar dressing for a few hours first (completely changes the flavor) then coat it with a bread crumb/parmesan mix (I use italian breadcrumbs for even more flavor). For the spinach alfredo sauce I used a good regular alfredo sauce and mixed it with chopped fresh baby spinach leaves. I would still like to find the same tortellini, but have to substitute, and the tomato salad is the same as posted above (grape or cherry tomatoes, cheese, onions, basil, except I'm pretty sure they used a basalmic vinegrette dressing, not italian. My local TGIFs no longer serves it, so I only go there for mixed drinks and potato skins :(

jess on July 24, 2010:

I've been looking for the recipe for the cedar seared salmon pasta forever. Does anybody know how to make it? Or at least a close match? Thanks

jessie on July 16, 2010:

I am in oklahoma and the TGIF here doesn't use the wild mushroom sauce anymore. It is the best topping for steak or mashed potatoes ever and I would appreciate it if I could get the recipie to make my own. Thanks! on July 13, 2010:

Does anyone have the marinade recipe for Steak on a stick?

Cindy on June 22, 2010:

I'm looking for the Tostado Nachos that they have on their appetizer menu. Anyone have it? I Love the crust (the menu says it's Crisp tortillas, but I don't know if it is. Doesn't taste the same if it is so, I would like to know how they get it to taste so great if it is tortillas.

Thanks for posting all the great recipes!!!

Trace on June 14, 2010:

No longer on the menu is "Fish Tacos", it had an amazing sauce on it. Does anyone out there have any idea of how to make the sauce?

Ashley on June 09, 2010:

Does anyone know what kind of ranch dressing TGI Fridays uses? Its the ONLY ranch dressing I like, and I do not like any other kind of dressing for salads. Someone Help! Ive tried calling to see if I can buy it but no one ever actually returns my calls from the restaurant.. You would be a big life saver if anyone knows!!!

Gail on May 17, 2010:

This site is great, I'm new though and would like to know how do I do the roast potatoes to make the potatoe receipt? I'm guessing I put a whole potatoe in silver foil and then in the oven, is this correct? If so how long is it suppose to sit in the oven for?

DJ on April 01, 2010:

PLEASE does any one know how to make the "Grown-up mac-n-cheese recipe ?????

Kathy on March 24, 2010:

I'm looking for their recipe for their Lemon Drop Shot.

Desiree on February 11, 2010:

Like other people, I would really like a recipe of the parmesan crusted chicken and cheese tortellis. Delish!

Heather on February 03, 2010:

Does anyone have the recipe for their parmesan crusted chicken. I tried to make it, but it wasn't nearly as flavorful!

Lionel on January 29, 2010:

I want to know where I can get TGI BROCOLLI CHEESE SOUP TO BUY IN BULK. I will be sending them out of the US.

denise on January 27, 2010:

I would love to have the recipe for your white chicken chilli. Its by far the best I have ever had!

Lindsey on January 25, 2010:

I too am looking for the recipe for the prime rib stroganoff they have on the perfect portions menu. Anyone found that yet?

Cathy on January 24, 2010:

OMG..soooooo cool & yummii.. I LOVEEE TGIF!!.. I'm panamanian.. and its the best.. really!.. I'll try my favorites recipes for sure!!.. THNX!..

visitor on January 21, 2010:

Clone of TGI Fridays Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

Vanilla graham cracker crust, vanilla bean cheesecake, white chocolate mousse, vanilla bean whipped cream.

(try this recipe next time)


1 1/2 cups finely crushed graham crackers (Maybe add some flour???)

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter, melted

1 egg yolk, beaten

1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Crush the graham crackers. Mix in the sugar. Add the egg yolk and vanilla, then stir in the melted butter. Line a springform pan with non-stick foil. Press graham crackers into the pan. Bake at 375º for 8 minutes or until edges are slightly brown. Remove and let cool.


16 ounces cream cheese, softened

1 cup sour cream

2 Tablespoons corn starch

1 cup sugar

2 Tablespoons butter, softened

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

vanilla beans from one pod

Combine cream cheese, sour cream, corn starch and sugar, mix until sugar is dissolved. Add butter, vanilla and beans, blend until smooth. Don’t overmix.

Bake at 350F 30 to 35 minutes. Cool 1 hour.


1 cup whipping cream

2 Tablespoons powdered sugar

4 ounces 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened

4 ounces white chocolate baking squares, melted

In a cold mixing bowl beat cream until soft peaks form. Gradually add powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. Put this in a bowl in the fridge. Don’t wash your mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese in it, until fluffy. Add the white chocolate and beat until smooth. Fold in the whipped cream.


1 cup whipping cream

1 Tablespoon powdered sugar?

Beans from one vanilla pod

In cold mixing bowl, beat whipping cream until soft peaks form. Gradually add powdered sugar and then vanilla beans, beating until stiff peaks form.

After the cheesecake has cooled spread the mousse evenly on top. Refrigerate for about an hour then spread the whipped cream on top. Refrigerate several hours before serving.

Ang on January 10, 2010:

I would love to have the vanilla bean cheesecake recipe please

looking 4 a recipe on January 10, 2010:

I am looking 4 a recipe for the strognoff dish TGI has on the menu? Anyone have that one?

Audrey on January 08, 2010:

What about the french fries, what do they put on that?

Vman on January 03, 2010:

How about the chicken tortilla soup? It's great

Catherine on December 22, 2009:

Do you have the recipe for the pumpkin pie martini? I absolutely love that drink!

Megan on December 05, 2009:

So Im in love with TGIF's Cajun Shrimp and Chicken Pasta. Its amazing but far to expensive. Anyone have a recipe or know where to find it. Been trying to copy it for a while its basically impossible. lol

MJ on November 29, 2009:

Did anyone find the recipe for the Tomato Basil soup? I just had it yesterday and it was AMAZING!

Judy on November 09, 2009:

The pumpkin pie martini is amazing! It lists Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, Kahlua and butterscotch schnapps as ingredients; a server told me there is Monin pumpkin syrup also, seems like there might be some cream in it too? Does anyone have the recipe?

Heather on November 07, 2009:

I am missing the angelhair pasta with portobello mushrooms, tomatoes & lots of garlic. Does anyone have this recipe?

pamesan crusted chicken on September 29, 2009:

our friday close this week i did not know they going close down i would ask them our make this recipe and pasta my daughter love it

Robin on September 21, 2009:

I would really like to know how to make the parmesan crusted chicken with the three cheese tortellini and alfredo sauce. that is my favorite item on the menu!

katie on September 13, 2009:

I love the avocado ranch dip that comes with the quesadillas. soes anyone know the recipe? I have experimented but can't get it down.

sheryl on August 23, 2009:

Do you have the recipe for fgif's sweet potato fries? I'd love to have it.

yvonne on August 17, 2009:

im looking for the tgif vanilla bean cheese cake me and my hubby loved it soo much....share the recipe please!!!!!!

Jeannie on August 05, 2009:

TGI Friday's have the only mashed potatoes my kids will eat, does anyone have the recipe?

Mel on August 02, 2009:



2/3 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup butter

1/4 cup sugar

6 ounces plain chocolate, chopped into small pieces

2 tablespoons brandy (optional)


3/4 cup packed brown sugar

4 teaspoons cornstarch

2/3 cup whipping cream

1 tablespoon margarine or butter


1 2/3 cups granulated sugar

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine

2 tablespoons water

2 bars (4 ounces total) unsweetened chocolate baking bars, broken into pieces

2 large eggs

1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/3 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)


vanilla ice cream

chopped pecans


Heat the cream with the butter and sugar in a bowl over a saucepan of barely simmering water. Stir until smooth, then let cool.

Add the chocolate to the cream mixture. Stir over simmering water until it is melted and thoroughly combined. If using the brandy, stir in a little at a time, then cool to room temperature.


In a saucepan combine brown sugar and cornstarch. Add whipping cream and margarine or butter. Bring mixture to boiling, stirring constantly. Then reduce heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Cover and cool. Chill in the refrigerator till serving time. (Mixture will thicken as it chills.) Stir sauce before serving.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 13x9-inch baking pan.

Microwave sugar, butter, and water in large microwave-safe bowl in high (100% power) for 4 to 5 minutes or until mixture bubbles, stirring once. Remove from heat. Add baking bars; stir until melted.

Stir in eggs one at a time until incorporated. Stir in vanilla extract. Add flour, baking soda and salt; stir well. Stir in nuts. Pour into prepared baking pan.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out slightly sticky. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.


Place a brownie in a shallow bowl. Top with chocolate sauce. Put a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. Drizzle caramel sauce over the ice cream and sprinkle with chopped pecans.

Makes 2 dozen brownies

Adapted from source: Norwich Free Academy, The Brickview Inn

TGI Friday's Menu Description:


A warm brownie covered in Ghirardelli chocolate-fudge sauce, vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce and pecans.

randy on July 30, 2009:

the mussels please need that recipe

Pauline on July 19, 2009:

Fell in love with their Asian salad w/pot stickers. Please tell me you have it here? Since I practically live at Friday's I like this site for the info on their foods.

Lorie on June 29, 2009:

I'm looking for the Tortilla Crusted Tilapia recipe also! It was my son's favorite item, and only item that he ordered, and they took it off the menu. He doesn't even want to go to Friday's anymore! Thanks!

Carol on June 24, 2009:

I'm looking for a recipe that they just took off the menu - Tortilla crusted Tilapia with corn salsa. does anyone have that recipe. It was absolutely delish!!!!!

Laura on June 21, 2009:

My daughter went to the Friday's here in Saudi Arabia and brought home this great Garlic Chicken Pasta. I tried guessing at the recipe, but it just wasn't the same...didn't find it here; does anyone have it? It had lots of garlic, onions, mushrooms, a little tomato and spinach with fetticcini. Thanks for the great site!

Jennifer on June 16, 2009:

How about the CinnaBun cheesecake too ... that was to die for!

Kay on June 11, 2009:

I reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalllllly wanna make the VANILLA BEAN CHEESECAKE for family night tonite... my moms favorite. IF YOU KNO IT CAN YOU PLEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASE let me know. You can email it to me also at

thank you soooo much =]

astuartgirl on May 27, 2009:

I am looking for a recipe for the steak salad that TGIF use to have on their menu. It had corn and strips of steak.

megacobb28 on May 10, 2009:

Just had the tomato mozzarella salad. My server said it was made with grape tomatos halved, chopped red onion, fresh mozzarella balls(found in the deli),italian dressing, and chopped basil.

fge2003 on May 01, 2009:

I'm looking for the receipe for the hummus they serve with the red/white chips...anyone?

brown eyes on April 22, 2009:

WoOoOoOoOoOW im from kuwait and I lOOOVE fraidays food i will make those recipes 4 my husbund and 4 sure he will likes them

thank u with best wishes


Erika on April 16, 2009:

Im looking for the receipe for blacken chicken alfredo......

jolene mire on April 07, 2009:

i would love to get the recipe for tgifs chicked toastada salad please

wondering on March 30, 2009:

does any one know how to make the mashed potato?

bratty on February 09, 2009:

My mother-in-law has been dying for the Broccoli & Cheese Appetizer (NOT the soup) that is deep fried and served with a dipping sauce. TGIF closed their doors here in our area (South San Francisco, CA) and she's been having withdrawals. Any chance someone knows the recipe?

Amanda on February 03, 2009:

Im looking for the tomato Mozzarella salad..It seems so simple..but I would love to copycat it..any ideas? Thanks!

Jinna on January 20, 2009:

I am looking for the recipe for Fridays I think it might be called the triple berry mojito..? (alcohalic drink) My friend & I have recently found we love that drink & I was wondering how we could make our own that taste just like them? Thanks in advance :)

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