This 1952 menu was for “dinner on the General,” says the interior. Full dinners included lobster Newborn, Maryland fried chicken, Hawaiian baked smoked ham, and the classic charcoal-broiled sirloin steak, any of which came with appetizers, salad, vegetables, biscuits or rolls, dessert, and beverage. Passengers could also get spaghetti and meat sauce with salad, rolls, dessert, and beverage.
The only entrées on the a la carte menu were a club sandwich or a chicken salad sandwich. The most expensive item was the sirloin steak dinner at $5.25, or almost $40 today. The spaghetti dinner was just $1.95, or less than $15 today.