A Definitive Ranking of Arby's Sauces
That's precisely why we tried and ranked all 11 sauces on the menu. Whether you're curious to learn more about them, or just find out which ones are the very best, keep reading.
11. Cheddar Cheese Sauce
Arby's gooey, melty Cheddar Cheese Sauce may be a menu staple, but it definitely won't be for everyone. Though the sharp, cheesy taste isn't unpleasant, the texture is too similar to nacho cheese, making for an unappetizing combo when ham or roast beef is drowning in the stuff.
10. Marinara Sauce
Arby's marinara has the salty, tomatoey tang of your standard marinara sauce. It tastes fine. But while it's great for dipping mozzarella sticks, it doesn't serve much of a purpose beyond that. If you're looking to spice up your sandwich, or dip a fry or chicken tender, it's unlikely that marinara will be your go-to.
9. Buffalo Dipping Sauce
Lots of people are big fans of buffalo sauce in all forms, but we're not among them. This sauce packs a lot of vinegary kick and heat, but there isn't any richness to that heat. Even though it's spicy and sour, it's a one-note sauce that doesn't add much to whatever's being dipped.
8. Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
Arby's honey mustard sauce, on the other hand, has some nice complexity, pairing particularly well with the restaurant's chicken tenders. Though it's quite sweet, it has a slightly spicy dijon kick that elevates it above a standard sweet and sour mustard sauce.
7. Ranch Dipping Sauce
While other fast food restaurants fail to bring a palatable ranch dip to the table, Arby's version of the dipping sauce is a big success. It's full of rich sour cream flavor, with enough garlic and herb seasoning to take it to the next level. If you're not a ranch fan, this sauce just might be able to convert you.
6. French Au Jus Sauce
French au jus might not complement every item on the Arby's menu, but we're slightly obsessed with it. It's a thin sauce with a salty, meaty flavor that brings out something special in whatever meaty sandwiches you decide to dip. However, we think you should probably keep the tenders and curly fries far, far away.
5. Bronco Berry Sauce
We didn't even know this sauce existed before we started putting this list together, and that's a tragedy. Though the sauce was developed to pair with Arby's jalapeño bites, we've found that this bright red-purple, sweet and sour berry sauce goes with almost anything. The only reason it ranks this low is that there are even more versatile sauces on the horizon.
4. Arby's Sauce
It's no mistake that Arby's decided to name this multifaceted condiment after themselves. Arby's Sauce has robust tomato flavor with a hint of tart vinegar tang, placing its taste profile somewhere between ketchup and barbecue sauce. It's just the thing for spicing up your curly fries, slathering over your sandwich or dipping your chicken tenders, and since it's available at the condiment bar, you can load up on as much as your little desires.
3. Tangy Barbecue
This will be a controversial pick because it's an infrequently ordered sauce, but we happen to think Tangy Barbecue is superior to Arby's Sauce. This barbecue is sweet and packed with smoky flavor that makes it stand out in the crowd. We also love that it can help us transform our roast beef sandwiches into Arby-Q's even when the signature sandwich isn't in season.
2. Horsey Sauce
Horsey Sauce may not seem all that special on its own, but its strength lies in the fact that you can pair it with any other sauce to make whatever you're eating taste even better. The creamy sauce packs a toned-down version of horseradish-y kick, making it sharp and mild all at once. It's basically fast food horseradish aioli, and it's delicious on anything.
1. Spicy Three Pepper Sauce
Take Arby's Sauce and fill it with savory, flavorful heat, and you'll have their Spicy Three Pepper Sauce. It's tangy and spicy, but not overwhelmingly so. Like Horsey Sauce, you can also use it to complement other sauces for added heat and flavor, and we don't think there's an item on the menu that doesn't benefit from its addition.
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