This collection represents menus, placemats, and other graphic materials from many of the Puget Sound area's most famous restaurants and dining facilities in the years between 1889 and 2003. Restaurants in all styles and classes of trade are represented, from lunch counters to first class gourmet fare. Also included in the collection are travel-related menus from ships, railroads, and airplanes. Among the many historical menus in the collection are those from the Space Needle Restaurant, Ivar's Acres of Clams, the Dog House, and cruises aboard the Alaska and Pacific Steam Ship Lines.
About the Database
The information for the online Menu Collection was researched and prepared by the UW Libraries Special Collections Division and Cataloging staff in 2003. A selection of menus from over 700 items were included in this database. The items you see here were drawn from the Historic Menu Collection and the Chan Family Panama Café Collection.