7 Reviews

This is the exact recipe, with the exception of the pickle juice, I use lemon juice, that was on the Bob's Big Boy Tartar sauce 40 years ago. I have made it since that time, 40 years plus. It's the best and the only Tartar Sauce that anyone should use, and would use after trying it. Kudos to you steve in FL, thank you for showing the world REAL TARTAR SAUCE.

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Juliesmom April 17, 2009

I made this recipe exactly as written with no deviations. I am from Ohio and I love Big boy! Things do taste different on the west coast and I am always super happy when I can duplicate a taste from home. This is a great clone and I have put it to use over the past week- hamburgers, shrimp and calamari. It is a perfect balance of flavors and does not overwhelm delicate seafood.

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Brandess October 14, 2008

I made this but omitted the pickle juice as I am not a fan of pickles. I used this sauce with a recipe for the slim jim sandwich on cd kitchens #12797 and it was exactly as the Elias Brothers Slim Jim in Michigan.

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mimos January 20, 2011

This tartar sauce is similar to my recipe I make and I love a good tarter sauce with seafood. I made this up and let rest in the ref. for several hours and the flavor was exceptional ! I will be keeping this recipe in my families favorite cookbook. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

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Marsha D. April 02, 2008

This recipe is the bomb, and really close to the Frisch's Big Boy tartar sauce I remember from my days in Cincinnati, OH. I'll tweak it a little, back off on the onion a little, and add more dill relish, and use lemon juice or a half and half combination of dill pickle juice and lemon juice. Nice job duplicating my favorite tartar sauce. Even with the tweaks, it's still 5 stars.

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Catfish Jimmy April 11, 2016

I am from Cincinnati and love Big Boy tartar sauce... Even the best restaurants in Florida have nasty tartar sauce!!! I just made some and will bring my own!!! Thanks for a taste from home!!1

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Janet J. July 06, 2015

i would like the receipe for the elias brothers big boy tartar sauce. I think it is the BEST I have ever had. I have been eating at big boys for over 35 years

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placeinthesun February 03, 2012
Big Boy's Tartar Sauce Clone / Copycat