Top Picks for Long-Distance Meals on Amtrak
There’s nothing worse than feeling "hangry" when you’re on the move. So, whether you’re heading home, visiting a friend, or going on a spontaneous weekend trip by train, you’ve got to eat.
Luckily, Amtrak has your cravings covered.
You can beat your stomach growls with breakfast, lunch, dinner and, of course, dessert across any of the long-distance train rides.
Plus, the little ones can choose from a children’s menu that features kid-friendly food like hot dogs, pizza and chicken tenders. And since we change our menu seasonally, you can always taste something different.
Before your next trip, check out our tips on how to score great meals on Amtrak. In the mean time, if you’re taking one of the trains below, then try these delicious plates!
- The Sunset Limited – Train yourself to eat well in the morning with the Railroad French Toast, topped with sugar, syrup and fruit.
- The California Zephyr – Chow down on the spicy Chipotle Black Bean and Corn Veggie Burger, which comes with a pickle and kettle chips.
- The Coast Starlight – Get decadent with The Amtrak Signature Steak, grilled in the Morel Wild Forest Mushroom Sauce.
- The Silver Service – Drink down some premium spirits and liqueurs, like Jack Daniel’s Black Label (that is, if you’re legal...)
- The Auto Train – Treat your sweet tooth to a slice of the New York Cheesecake.
Got a favorite Amtrak meal or snack? Let us know in the comments below!
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Every meal that we had on the Empire Builder was top notch except for the omnipresent roasted corn for every single meal. Even the omelet had corn in it!
I really liked the "nut or fruit dessert" which used to be offered with every meal; often a nice torte. Got it every single time.
However, in a case of thoughtless, mindless cuts to dining service, these have apparently been completely eliminated, leaving a meager dessert selection consisting of either sorbet or overly-rich, overly-sweet stuff. No more Amtrak dessert for me.
Amtrak needs to improve the choices in the dining car, not reduce them.