Shoney's Copycat Recipes?

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This page contains Shoney's Copycat recipes. Who hasn't enjoyed a restaurant meal and then wished that they could make it at home. Shoney's strawberry and banana dessert is a popular recipe to recreate at home. Finding copycat recipes is the best way to get a dish very similar to the one you liked.


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I would like a recipe for a fruit dish that Shoney's restaurant serves/served on its buffet. It contained strawberries and bananas and was one of my favorites. The dish was not a pie or fruit salad. It was sliced strawberries and bananas in a cold sweet red sauce. Initially I thought it was grenadine, but that was not the flavor I remember. Maybe it was intended as a topping for pancakes or waffles or pound cake, but I liked it just as a dessert.

We no longer have a Shoney's nearby and I would like very much to duplicate the recipe at home. Thanks.

By Bettie from Rocky Point, NC


March 9, 20110 found this helpful
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Here is a recipe for the strawberry glaze that you can use to coat the strawberry/banana mixture:



1 C water
1 C sugar
2-1/2 TBSP cornstarch

Cook glaze ingredients 'til thick. Add red food coloring.

NOTE: You could also add a small amount of strawberry extract too. Makes it tastier & I also use this extract to give my strawberries a little more flavor when they don't have much flavor. Enjoy, Donna

Got the glaze recipe from

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March 12, 20110 found this helpful
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Thanks everyone for responding. The recipe I was looking for was posted by Poca. Thank you so much. I got the strawberry extract and have made the recipe several times. It is exactly what I remember eating at Shoney's. I have put the recipe in my cookbook.

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July 28, 2019

I am looking for the recipe for peaches that Shoney's serves on their buffet.


July 29, 20190 found this helpful

Hopefully this is close.

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August 2, 20190 found this helpful

We no longer have a Shoney's in our area so I'm not familiar with what peach dish you are referring to but since we have a good supply of peaches every year I make a lot of peach cobbler.


For just a simple peach dish you might try something like this:

I also use brown sugar and cinnamon with a little butter instead of maple syrup and a family favorite is made with honey but basically the same recipe.

Maybe someone will come along that has had your dish and can help you find a closer recipe.

It does sound like some of these Shoney dishes would be very good to try.

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June 25, 20200 found this helpful

The actual peaches they use come frozen in a #10 can. I can't remember adding anything to them before going on top of the crust batter.

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February 4, 2015

My grandson just loves this. I have tried making it, but he says it's not like Shoney's. Anyone have their recipe? Thanks in advance if I can't find my way back.


By Hlen


March 4, 20180 found this helpful

I Would look under copycat have a lot of good recipes

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February 15, 20190 found this helpful

Hi I was a manager at Shoney's for many years. The banana recipe was literally bananas marinated in grenadine. It was a customer favorite for sure

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June 14, 20200 found this helpful

Walmart has Strawberry glaze in the fruit dept. That is exactly what Shoney's used. My daughter worked there in the 90's.

Marzetti - chill in fridge.

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Many years ago, my husband and I had pizza soup at a buffet in a Shoney's. It was great and we were wondering if anyone might have a recipe for that?


By Misty L.


May 10, 20130 found this helpful

Easy Pizza Soup
two large servings

olive oil
2-3 Italian sausage links
half bag frozen chopped broccoli
3 cups broth (chicken/beef/vegetable)
14.5 oz. can chopped tomatoes
2-3 teaspoons Pizza Seasoning

1. Cut the sausage into coins, moons, or dice. I like to make moons, then halve them. They look like little slices of pizza!
2. Heat some olive oil in a saute pan and brown the sausage.
3. Add the canned tomatoes and the pizza seasoning. Stir to combine.
4. Pour in the broth, then add the broccoli. It can be frozen or defrosted; doesnt matter.
5. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes.
6. Ladle into deep bowls, then drizzle with a teaspoon of high-quality olive oil and a sprinkle of black pepper.

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May 10, 20130 found this helpful

This is our favorite Pizza Soup recipe.

1 Tbsp. veg oil
1 cup sliced mushrooms


1 med onion, chopped
1/4 cup green pepper
2 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes
1 cup beef or chicken broth
1/2 tsp basil
* 1/2 lb mild cooked sausage (chicken or turkey sausage,for less calories) sliced.
1 sm can sliced black olives

Saute the mushroom & onion in veg oil. Add rest of ingredients and cook til heated and flavors mixed.
Can top bowls of soup with mazzarella cheese if desired (I do not)
* I usually use half sausage and half pepperoni sliced cut in fourths.

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