Vintage Breakfast Menus - Steamships and Ocean Liners
Vintage breakfast menus from the steamships and ocean liners from 1898 through 1955. View the wide variety of offerings in each bill of fare from various classes of passengers. Excellent graphics and menu layouts can provide ideas for your own special event breakfast menu. Menus are listed by ship in chronological order.
Rare Vintage Breakfast Menu Card from 30 June 1934 on board the SS American Farmer of the American Merchant Lines featured a typical PassengerClass selections for that era offering Salmon Fish Cake, Grilled Yorkshire Ham, Chipped Smoked Beef in Cream, and Rice Griddle Cakes with Maple Syrup for dessert.
Vintage Breakfast Menu Card from 29 August 1930 on board the RMS Athenia of the Anchor-Donaldson Line featured Arbroath Smokies, Broiled Weakfish, and Shirred Eggs and Roquefort.
Elegant Vintage Breakfast Menu from 5 August 1927 on board the RMS Berengaria of the Cunard Line featured an extensive array of offerings including Calf's Liver - Piquante Sauce, Boneless Codfish—Cream Sauce, Mutton Chops, and a wide variety of cereals, fruits, eggs and omelettes, cakes, breads, and beverages.
An expansive vintage Breakfast Menu from 18 July 1929 on board the RMS Berengaria of the Cunard Line featured Grilled Spanish Mackerel—Fines Herbes, Omelettes, Hashed Turkey -- Creole style and American and Wiltshire Smoked and Pale Bacon.
Tourist Class Breakfast Menu Card from North German Lloyd on the SS Bremen for Thursday, 21 September 1933. Written in German and English, the meal featured Fruit, Juices, Cereal, Eggs, Hash, Ham, Bacon and Fried Potatoes.
Vintage Breakfast Menu Postcard from 10 August 1908 on board the TSS California of the Anchor Line that featured a limited selection including Halibut Steaks, Stewed Sausages and Mashed Potatoes, and Irish Stew. The attached postcard featured views of the Twin Screw Steamship (TSS) "California", and Dunfermline Abbey in Scotland.
Breakfast Menu Card On Board the TSS Calfornia of the Anchor Line for Sunday, 1 June 1930 featuring traditional breakfast choices and Suate of Ox Kidney, Fried Smelts and Kippered Herring.
Nineteenth Century Menu Card with a Liquor by the Drink List on the reverse side, served on board the RMS Campania of the Cunard Line. Breakfast menu featured Fried Plaice, Broiled Finnan Haddin and Smoked Wiltshire Bacon.
Post World War I Breakfast Menu Card from the RMS Celtic of the White Star Line offers typical breakfast fare of Eggs, Saratoga Potatoes, Broiled Wiltshire Bacon and Broiled Palethorpe Sausage with Savoury Rice.
Breakfast Menu for the steamship Deutschland of the Hamburg-American Line featured a typical American fare including Buckwheat Pancakes, Omelots, Ham, Bacon, in addition to Rumpsteak, Calf's Liver and Grilled Vienna Sausages.
Other Breakfast Menus from This Voyage:
- 2 March 1902
Vintage Breakfast Menu Card from 2 March 1902 featured Eggs Périgueux Style, Potato-Pancake with Cranberries, and Omelet aux Confitures.
Tourist Class Breakfast Menu Card from SS Empress of France, Canadian Pacific, for Tuesday, 25 October 1949 offered typical menu selections plus Fried Flounder, Smoked Cod and Broiled Streaky Bacon.
Third Class Breakfast Menu from October 1937 on the SS Europa of the Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen presents standard American fare in a graphically illustrated menu with eloquent typography.
1931 Menu Card from the Cunard Line RMS Franconia II offered an extensive array of the typical American breakfast fare including fruit, cereal, eggs, bacon, sausage, toast and preserves.
This 1955 Breakfast Menu Card from the Cunard Franconia II offered passengers typical American breakfast fare including fruit, cereal, eggs, bacaon, toast and marmalade.
Beautiful graphic Dinner Menu dating from 1936 from the SS Hamburg of the Hamburg-American Line offer traditional American fare plus sirloin steaks, german fried potatoes, and Bologna.
July 1937 Elaborate Breakfast Menu for passengers on board the SS Hamburg of the Hamburg-American Line offers the standard American fare plus German favorites.
Breakfast menu card from the RMS Laconia on a Westbound voyage from Liverpool to Boston, arriving in Boston on 9 September 1914 featuring Grilled Cod Steaks and Yarmouth Bloaters
This is a Breakfast menu from Cabin Class for the 2 April 1928 Westbound Voyage of the Minnekahda from London to New York. Includes some wonderful selections from that era like Devilled Mutton Kidneys and Minced Lamb on Toast.
Vintage Breakfast Menu from 23 October 1923 on board the SS President Arthur of the United States Lines featured Scrambled Eggs aux Crevettes, Fried Flounder with Melted Butter, and Calfs Liver with Bacon. The menu selections were printed in both English and German.
Oher Breakfast Menus from This Voyage:
- 24 October 1923
Vintage Breakfast Menu from Tuesday, 24 October 1923 featured extensive offerings including Fried Cod Fish Steaks in Tomato Sauce, Omelette Sarah Bernhardt, and Poached Eggs Rothschild. The menu selections were printed in English and German.
- 25 October 1923
Vintage Breakfast Menu from Thursday, 25 October 1923 featured an extensive selection including Fried Eel in Drawn Butter, Scrambled Eggs à la Kleber, and Goulas à la Minute. The menu selections were printed in English and German.
- 26 October 1923
Vintage Breakfast Menu from 26 October 1923 featured fruits, Cereals, Fish, Eggs & Pancakes, Meats, Mutton Chops, Potatoes and Toast.
- 27 October 1923
Vintage Breakfast Menu and Concert Program from 27 October 1923 offered Salted Cod and Fried Sole along with Stewed Apples for the Day's addition to standard American breakfast fare.
- 28 October 1923
Sunday's Breakfast Menu from 28 October 1923 featured Fried Codfish Steak, Fried Flounder, Rossini Eggs à la Turbigo and Diamond Stew in addition to traditional American fare.
- 1 November 1923
Vintage Breakfast Menu from Thursday, 1 November 1923 onboard the SS President Arthur featured Omelette à la Jurassienne, Shirred Eggs Meyerbeer, and Fricandelles, Onion Sauce in addition to tradational American fare.
Colorful breakfast menu card from the SS President Harding offered a Third Cabin viewpoint through the passenger's diary of the day written on the back of the menu.
Another Breakfast Menu from This Voyage:
- 13 April 1934
Vintage Third Cabin Breakfast Menu Card from 13 April 1934 featured Salt Mackerel, Clear Butter, Scrambled Eggs with Bacon or Plain, and Fried Country Sausage.
Vintage Breakfast Menu Card from 19 June 1952 on board the RMS Queen Elizabeth of the Cunard Line featured a large selection of breakfast fare including Fried Lemon Sole au Citron, Eggs en Cocotte à la Crème, and Broiled American and Danish Bacon.
1952 Breakfast Menu Card from the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line offered standard American breakfast fare and treasures like Sauté of Kidney and Finnan Haddie in Milk.
Vintage Breakfast Menu Card from Tuesday, 31 March 1953 on board the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line featured Scotch Minced Collops, Buckwheat and Griddle Cakes, and Fried, Turned, and Poached Eggs.
Another Breakfast Menu from This Voyage:
- 2 April 1953
Vintage Breakfast Menu Card from 2 April 1953 featured Finnam Haddie in Milk, Broiled Breakfast Bacon and Chipped Beef in Cream, and Buckwheat and Griddle Cakes.
Beautiful medieval period graphic adorns this breakfast menu for an unstated class of passengers for a September 1909 westbound voyage of the SS Rhein of the Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen Steamship Line. The menu is written in English and German.
Vintage Tourist Third Cabin Breakfast Menu from 24 September 1930 on board the RMS Scythia of the Cunard Line featured Broiled Wiltshire, Danish and American Bacon, Bonny Boy Toasted Oats, and Buckwheat Cakes.
Vintage Breakfast Menu Card from circa 1911 on board the SS Victoria Luise of the Hamburg-American Line featured an impressively large selection of items including Scrambled Eggs with Morils, with Mushrooms, Fried Eggs with Ham or Bacon, and Broiled Salt Mackerels. The reverse side of the menu was printed in German.