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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 in chronological order.

RMS Campania Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 10 September 1898

1898-09-10 RMS Campania Breakfast Menu Card with Liquor List

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.

SS Deutschland Breakfast Bill of Fare 26 February 1902

1902-02-26 SS Deutschland Breakfast Menu

Breakfast Bill of Fare for 26 February 1902 featured a typical American fare including Buckwheat Pancakes, Omelots, Ham, Bacon, in addition to Rumpsteak, Calf's Liver and Grilled Vienna Sausages.

SS Deutschland Breakfast Menu Card 2 March1902

1902-03-02 SS Deutschland Breakfast Menu Card

Vintage Breakfast Bill of Fare Card from 2 March 1902 featured Eggs Périgueux Style, Potato-Pancake with Cranberries, and Omelet aux Confitures.

TSS California Breakfast Bill of Fare Postcard 10 August 1908

1908-08-10 TSS California Breakfast Menu

Vintage Breakfast Bill of Fare Postcard from 10 August 1908 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.

Menu Cover, Breakfast Menu, Norddeutscer Lloyd Bremen SS Rhein - 1909

1909-09-13 SS Rhein Breakfast Menu Card

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.

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

c1911 SS Victoria Luise Breakfast Menu Card

Vintage Breakfast Bill of Fare Card from circa 1911 on board the SS Victoria Luise of the Hamburg America 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.

RMS Laconia Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 8 September 1914

1914-09-08 RMS Laconia Breakfast Menu Card

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

RMS Celtic Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 5 July 1919

1919-07-05 RMS Celtic Breakfast Menu Card

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 President Arthur Breakfast Bill of Fare 23 October 1923

1923-10-23 SS President Arthur Breakfast Menu

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.

SS President Arthur Breakfast Menu 24 October 1923

1923-10-24 SS President Arthur Breakfast Menu

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.

SS President Arthur Breakfast Menu 25 October 1923

1923-10-25 SS President Arthur Breakfast Menu

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.

SS President Arthur Breakfast Menu 26 October 1923

1923-10-26 SS President Arthur Breakfast Menu

Vintage Breakfast Bill of Fare from 26 October 1923 featured fruits, Cereals, Fish, Eggs & Pancakes, Meats, Mutton Chops, Potatoes and Toast.

Breakfast Menu and Concert Program, SS President Arthur, United States Lines, October 27, 1923

1923-10-27 SS President Arthur Breakfast Menu

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.

Breakfast Menu, SS President Arthur, United States Lines, October 28, 1923

1923-10-28 SS President Arthur Breakfast Menu

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.

Breakfast Menu, SS President Arthur, United States Lines, November 1, 1923

1923-11-01 SS President Arthur Breakfast Menu

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 Menu, Cunard Line RMS Berengaria 1927

1927-08-05 RMS Berengaria Breakfast Menu

Elegant Vintage Breakfast Bill of Fare from 5 August 1927 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.

SS Minnekahda Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 31 March 1928

1928-04-02 SS Minnekahda Breakfast Menu

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.

RMS Berengaria Breakfast Bill of Fare 18 July 1929

1929-07-18 RMS Berengaria Breakfast Menu

An expansive vintage Breakfast Bill of Fare from 18 July 1929 featured Grilled Spanish Mackerel—Fines Herbes, Omelettes, Hashed Turkey -- Creole style and American and Wiltshire Smoked and Pale Bacon.

TSS California Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 1 June 1930

1930-06-01 TSS California Breakfast Menu Card

Breakfast Bill of Fare Card for Sunday, 1 June 1930 featured traditional breakfast choices and Suate of Ox Kidney, Fried Smelts and Kippered Herring.

RMS Athenia Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 29 August 1930

1930-08-29 RMS Athenia Breakfast Menu Card

Vintage Breakfast Bill of Fare Card from 29 August 1930 featured Arbroath Smokies, Broiled Weakfish, and Shirred Eggs and Roquefort.

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

1930-09-24 RMS Scythia Breakfast Menu

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.

Breakfast Menu Card, on the SS Stattgart of the Norddeutscher Lloyd/North German Lloyd, Sunday, 28 September 1930.

1930-09-28 SS Stattgart Breakfast Menu Card

Vintage Breakfast Menu Card from 28 September 1930 on board the SS Stattgart of the Norddeutscher Lloyd/North German Lloyd featured Omelette Bergère, Fried Eggs Meyerbeer, and Lamb Hash with Green Pepper.

SS Franconia Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 18 October 1931

1931-10-18 RMS Franconia Breakfast Menu Card

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.

SS Bremen Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 21 September 1933

1933-09-21 SS Bremen Breakfast Menu Card

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.

Breakfast Bill of Fare Card, SS President Harding, United States Lines, April 1934, Third Class

1934-04-08 SS President Harding Breakfast Menu Card

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.

SS President Harding Breakfast Menu Card 13 April 1934

1934-04-13 SS President Harding Breakfast Menu Card

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.

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

1934-06-30 SS American Farmer Breakfast Menu Card

Rare Vintage Breakfast Bill of Fare Card from 30 June 1934 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.

SS Hamburg Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 3 July 1936

1936-07-03 SS Hamburg Breakfast Menu

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

SS Hamburg Breakfast Bill of Fare 30 July 1937

1937-07-30 SS Hamburg Breakfast Menu

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

SS Europa Breakfast Bill of Fare 10 October 1937

1937-10-10 SS Europa Breakfast Menu

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 Empress of France Breakfast Bill of Fare 25 October 1949

1949-10-25 SS Empress of France Breakfast Menu Card

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

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

1952-06-16 RMS Queen Mary Breakfast Menu Card

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 Elizabeth Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 19 June 1952

1952-06-19 RMS Queen Elizabeth Breakfast Menu Card

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.

RMS Queen Mary Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 31 March 1953

1953-03-31 RMS Queen Mary Breakfast Menu Card

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.

RMS Queen Mary Breakfast Menu Card 2 April 1953

1953-04-02 RMS Queen Mary Breakfast Menu Card

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.

RMS Franconia Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 13 June 1955

1955-06-13 RMS Franconia Breakfast Menu Card

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.

 

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