All 12 Sauces that Culver’s Has (with Pairing Suggestions)

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With their almost 1,000 locations, you must have run into Culver’s. It is one of my favorite fast-food, casual places, where I can just come and enjoy my food in my favorite pair of sweatpants! I absolutely love their meals, but what makes them even more special are their amazing sauces and dressings. 

Since I am a sucker for sauces and taste tests, I couldn’t resist Culver’s sauces and dressings. So, I did the delicious research, and I have some helpful info I am sure you will appreciate. In this article, I will tell you everything about Culver’s sauces and dressings and what to pair them with. 

List of Culver’s Dipping Sauces

Culver’s has a modest number of six dipping sauces, but don’t underestimate it just because it doesn’t offer a large selection. The dipping sauces they have are more than enough! 

Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese Sauce

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The Wisconsin cheddar cheese sauce is one of my all-time favorites. It is silky, soft, rich, decadently creamy, and delightfully cheesy. I love how it sticks to your food, and it just doesn’t move! 

It has a pronounced cheddar flavor, and it feels more like melted cheddar than a cheddar sauce. 

I always have it with some of Culver’s butterburgers and pretzel bites, but I also love it with their sides, like fries and onion rings. Essentially, you can have it with almost anything on the menu since it is designed to pair well with a wide variety of flavors. 

Culver’s Signature Sauce

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There’s a reason why this delicacy is the Culver’s signature sauce. It is not only delicious but pretty specific, too, and you can easily recognize it once you have tasted it. It is a savory blend of flavors that melts into your mouth. 

Once you have tasted this sauce, you will know what I am talking about! 

I prefer it with the chicken sandwiches and chicken tenders but feel free to pair it with whatever you want. I bet it goes with everything on the menu. I even had it with fish the North Atlantic cod, and it tasted exceptionally well.

Della Terra Marinara

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The Della Terra Marinara sauce at Culver’s is a classic marinara sauce with a recognizable Italian charm. It is tomato-based, enriched with herbal spices, very flavorful, and extremely easy to pair. 

I must admit that I may be a little biased since marinara is one of my favorite sauces, and I often make it at home, but I think that I am being pretty impartial when I say that you can pair it with almost anything on the menu. 

I love it with their butterburgers, chicken burgers, shrimp, and fish sandwiches, as well as fries, onion rings, and cheese curds. 

Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce

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The Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce is a classic smoky and tangy BBQ sauce. It seemed to me that it is darker in color and thicker than other BBQ sauces I’ve had, which is a huge plus in the “delicious” column. 

It is incredibly rich, and only a drop of this sauce adds a lot of flavor. I tend to be greedy when it comes to sauces, so I poured more than I needed to, and the taste was overly intense for my palate. Be careful with this one because it does add lots of taste. 

When it comes to pairing, think of meaty meals. So, sandwiches and burgers will definitely do the trick, as well as sides like cheese crumbs, pretzel bites, fries, and onion rings. 

Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Sauce

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This buffalo sauce brings the classic tangy buffalo sauce flavor combined with a spicy kick. It delivers the savory sensation of the buffalo sauce, along with the edgy component of the spicy and slightly hot notes. 

I will give you the same advice as with the BBQ sauce: the meatier, the better. You can try the butterfly shrimp, the chicken, butterburgers, sandwiches, or chicken sandwiches. 

Ken’s Boom Boom Sauce

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When I initially saw this sauce on the menu, I expected something hot and spicy, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that this sauce was pretty mild. You can still feel the spicy notes, but they are excellently balanced with a hint of sweetness and a whole lot of creaminess! 

I have had it with chicken tenders, onion rings, or as a dipping sauce for fried shrimp.

List Of Culver’s Dressings

Although I don’t go there for the salads, they are still a very nice refreshment, and every so often, I have one. Culver’s salads come with the most delicious dressings, but that doesn’t mean that a salad is the only place you can add them to. 

Take a look below and see the dressings you can enjoy at Culvert’s. 

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

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The buttermilk ranch dressing at Culvert’s is definitely an excellent option if you plan on eating lightly. Since it is very gentle and mild, you won’t get much of its flavor if you pair it with something more robust. 

I love it with the garden fresco salad, the chicken cashew salad, or as a dipping sauce for chicken tenders or fries. Give it a whirl with whatever you decide; you won’t regret it. 

Honey Mustard Dressing

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As a massive fan of honey mustard, there’s no bad honey mustard for me! Still, the honey mustard at Culvert’s is a very special sauce. It is super tangy and mustardy with a slight sweet honey note and delightful spices. 

I love it with the grilled chicken sandwich or using it as a dip for chicken tenders or onion rings. Fries and cheese curds are also great to pair with this sauce, as well as the pretzel bites. 

Ken’s Blue Cheese Dressing

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When I hear “blue cheese,” I’m sold at the very moment! But this time, it isn’t only blue cheese but a delicious blue cheese dressing, which is even better. It is so rich and creamy you could have it as the main dish. 

You can have it with the garden fresco salad, the chicken cashew salad, the cheese curds, the pretzel bites, any sandwich you want, fries, the list goes on and on. You can also have it with something on the seafood menu; try the butterfly shrimp.

Culver’s Vinaigrette

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The Culver’s vinaigrette is a classic vinaigrette juggling acidity and sweetness to perfection. 

I love it with the cranberry bacon bleu salad or garden fresco salad, but it also pairs great with the butterfly jumbo shrimp dinner, the butterfly jumbo shrimp, or some of the chicken sandwiches. 

Ken’s Raspberry Vinaigrette

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This is a very original dressing and a true refreshment in salads. It is sweet and fruity, with a very noticeable raspberry flavor and slight tanginess.

Even though this dressing is a very delicious one, I realized that I am not a fan of mixing fruity flavors with savory dishes, so I will let you be the judge of that. I had it with the fresco garden salad, and it was very good. 

Ken’s Country French Dressing

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This is somewhere between ranch and marinara, and it has a truly impressive flavor. I love how it balances the mildness, sweetness, acidity, and tanginess. 

It is a highly versatile dressing you can have with sides as well as main dishes. I had it with the butterfly shrimp, but I can see how it would fit with other dishes as well.

Images source: https://www.culvers.com/menu-and-nutrition/sauces-and-dressings