Top Picks for Long-Distance Meals on Amtrak

Amtrak DinnerThere’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!

Got a favorite Amtrak meal or snack? Let us know in the comments below!

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What a great meal on Amtrak's Train Capitol Limited Boneless Braised Beef Short Ribs.


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.