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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.

Menu Card - Breakfast Bill of Fare Card, SS American Farmer, American Merchant Lines, 1934

SS American Farmer - 30 June 1934

Rare Vintage Breakfast Bill of Fare 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.

RMS Athenia Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 29 August 1930

RMS Athenia - 29 August 1930

Vintage Breakfast Bill of Fare 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.

Breakfast Menu, Cunard Line RMS Berengaria 1927

RMS Berengaria - 5 August 1927

Elegant Vintage Breakfast Bill of Fare 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.

RMS Berengaria Breakfast Bill of Fare 18 July 1929

RMS Berengaria - 18 July 1929

An expansive vintage Breakfast Bill of Fare 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.

SS Bremen Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 21 September 1933

SS Bremen - 21 September 1933

Tourist Class Breakfast Bill of Fare 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.

TSS California Breakfast Bill of Fare Postcard 10 August 1908

TSS California - 10 August 1908

Vintage Breakfast Bill of Fare 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.

TSS California Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 1 June 1930

TSS California - 1 June 1930

Breakfast Bill of Fare 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.

RMS Campania Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 10 September 1898

RMS Campania - 10 September 1898

Nineteenth Century Bill of Fare Card with a Liquor by the Drink List on the reverse side, served on board the RMS Campania of the Cunard Line. Breakfast Bill of Fare featured Fried Plaice, Broiled Finnan Haddin and Smoked Wiltshire Bacon.

RMS Celtic Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 5 July 1919

RMS Celtic - 5 July 1919

Post World War I Breakfast Bill of Fare 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.

SS Deutschland Breakfast Bill of Fare 26 February 1902

SS Deutschland - 26 February 1902

Breakfast Bill of Fare 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 Bill of Fare Card from 2 March 1902 featured Eggs Périgueux Style, Potato-Pancake with Cranberries, and Omelet aux Confitures.
SS Empress of France Breakfast Bill of Fare 25 October 1949

SS Empress of France - 25 October 1949

Tourist Class Breakfast Bill of Fare Card from SS Empress of France, Canadian Pacific, for Tuesday, 25 October 1949 offered typical Bill of Fare selections plus Fried Flounder, Smoked Cod and Broiled Streaky Bacon.

SS Europa Breakfast Bill of Fare 10 October 1937

SS Europa - 10 October 1937

Third Class Breakfast Bill of Fare from October 1937 on the SS Europa of the Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen presents standard American fare in a graphically illustrated Bill of Fare with eloquent typography.

SS Franconia Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 18 October 1931

RMS Franconia - 18 October 1931

1931 Bill of Fare 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.

RMS Franconia Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 13 June 1955

RMS Franconia - 13 June 1955

This 1955 Breakfast Bill of Fare Card from the Cunard Franconia II offered passengers typical American breakfast fare including fruit, cereal, eggs, bacaon, toast and marmalade.

SS Hamburg Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 3 July 1936

SS Hamburg - 3 July 1936

Beautiful graphic Dinner Bill of Fare dating from 1936 from the SS Hamburg of the Hamburg-American Line offer traditional American fare plus sirloin steaks, german fried potatoes, and Bologna.

SS Hamburg Breakfast Bill of Fare 30 July 1937

SS Hamburg - 30 July 1937

July 1937 Elaborate Breakfast Bill of Fare for passengers on board the SS Hamburg of the Hamburg-American Line offers the standard American fare plus German favorites.

RMS Laconia Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 8 September 1914

RMS Laconia - 8 September 1914

Breakfast Bill of Fare 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

SS Minnekahda Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 31 March 1928

SS Minnekahda - 2 April 1928

This is a Breakfast Bill of Fare from Cabin Class for the 2 April 1928 Westbound Voyage on board the SS Minnekahda of the Atlantic Transport Line, from London to New York. Includes some wonderful selections from that era like Devilled Mutton Kidneys and Minced Lamb on Toast.

SS President Arthur Breakfast Bill of Fare 23 October 1923

SS President Arthur - 23 October 1923

Vintage Breakfast Bill of Fare 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 Bill of Fare selections were printed in both English and German.

Oher Breakfast Menus from This Voyage:

  • 24 October 1923
    Vintage Breakfast Bill of Fare from Tuesday, 24 October 1923 featured extensive offerings including Fried Cod Fish Steaks in Tomato Sauce, Omelette Sarah Bernhardt, and Poached Eggs Rothschild. The Bill of Fare selections were printed in English and German.
  • 25 October 1923
    Vintage Breakfast Bill of Fare 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 Bill of Fare selections were printed in English and German.
  • 26 October 1923
    Vintage Breakfast Bill of Fare from 26 October 1923 featured fruits, Cereals, Fish, Eggs & Pancakes, Meats, Mutton Chops, Potatoes and Toast.
  • 27 October 1923
    Vintage Breakfast Bill of Fare 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 Bill of Fare 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 Bill of Fare 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.
Breakfast Bill of Fare Card, SS President Harding, United States Lines, April 1934, Third Class

SS President Harding - 8 April 1934

Colorful breakfast Bill of Fare 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 Bill of Fare from This Voyage:

  • 13 April 1934
    Vintage Third Cabin Breakfast Bill of Fare Card from 13 April 1934 featured Salt Mackerel, Clear Butter, Scrambled Eggs with Bacon or Plain, and Fried Country Sausage.
RMS Queen Elizabeth Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 19 June 1952

RMS Queen Elizabeth - 19 June 1952

Vintage Breakfast Bill of Fare 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.

Breakfast Bill of Fare Card, RMS Queen Mary, Cunard Line, June 1952

RMS Queen Mary - 16 June 1952

1952 Breakfast Bill of Fare 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.

RMS Queen Mary Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 31 March 1953

RMS Queen Mary - 31 March 1953

Vintage Breakfast Bill of Fare 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 Bill of Fare from This Voyage:

  • 2 April 1953
    Vintage Breakfast Bill of Fare Card from 2 April 1953 featured Finnam Haddie in Milk, Broiled Breakfast Bacon and Chipped Beef in Cream, and Buckwheat and Griddle Cakes.
Menu Cover, Breakfast Menu, Norddeutscer Lloyd Bremen SS Rhein - 1909

SS Rhein - 13 September 1909

Beautiful medieval period graphic adorns this breakfast Bill of Fare for an unstated class of passengers for a September 1909 westbound voyage of the SS Rhein of the Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen Steamship Line. The Bill of Fare is written in English and German.

Front Cover, RMS Scythia Breakfast Bill of Fare 24 September 1930

RMS Scythia - 24 September 1930

Vintage Tourist Third Cabin Breakfast Bill of Fare 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.

SS Victoria Luise Breakfast Bill of Fare Card (u.d.) c1911

SS Victoria Luise - (u.d.) c1911

Vintage Breakfast Bill of Fare 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 Bill of Fare was printed in German.

 

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