American restaurants are the most popular dining restaurants in America. This is because when eating there it reminds people of their grandmothers and how they cook. There are a few different kinds of American cooking. However, when eating at these restaurants people realize that they could make these recipes at home. This brought about the idea of using copycat restaurant recipes. 

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When someone thinks of dining out at a restaurant and what they serve, there are several different menus that come to mind. First, there is the down-home cooking. This usually consists of chicken fried steak, gravy, fried chicken, green beans, apple pie, vanilla ice cream, pork and beans, potato salad, and those kinds of dishes as well as pizza, pasta, salads and soda.

The other main branch of American food is the hamburger, fries and milkshake. These three main food groups consist of what is usually considered to be American food. Restaurants that serve American food usually have those types of foods on their menus. Popular options for small children are chicken strips, as well as corn dogs and hot dogs.

Many people question the nutrient content of American food due to findings that these foods are not very healthy. A lot of dining restaurants serving American food now have healthier options available in their menus. The children's menu especially has been updated with healthier options, by adding things like milk, apples and oranges.

When visiting American restaurants, many people notice that the food is actually very simple, with regard to preparation. A lot of people have realized that they could make the same dishes in their own home for less money. What these people have done is either figure out what goes into the dishes by working at the restaurant and writing down the ingredients and directions, or they have deduced what goes into the food by trial and error. Either way, a lot of top secret restaurant recipes are no longer a secret and most can be found online. Running a search for restaurant recipes in major search sites like Google brings up numerous results on how to prepare them.

One of the most popular sites where you can find many easy to follow restaurant recipes is When making a restaurant recipe at home, it is important to realize that it is not going to taste exactly the same as it did in that restaurant. This is mainly due to the fact that a different chef is preparing the food (you), and that you do not likely have all of the professional equipment in your kitchen. Also, if you do not use the same exact brands of ingredients, then things will taste different as well. 

American restaurants have many patrons and are generally very popular. There are a lot of different types of food to eat, and it is all very delicious. Some of these down-home places are adding healthier options so they can become healthy restaurants. It is easy to find top secret recipes online if you know the right words. Making the restaurant dishes at home can be very fun and exciting.