American Queen Fine Dining

Creations Befitting a Queen

Every meal aboard the American Queen is an affair to remember. Regina Charboneau, our Culinary Director and celebrated American chef, draws her inspiration from our great Heartland and has created a movable, delectable feast for you to indulge in. From piping hot beignets and bananas foster French toast for breakfast to succulent five-course dinners, every day celebrates the culinary senses.

Exceptional cuisine starts with quality ingredients
All-American crew provide outstanding service and hospitality
Complimentary 24-hour room service is an elegant treat

Creations Befitting a Queen

Even more astounding than the choices you will find on our menus are your daily choices of dining venues. The opulent J.M. White Dining Saloon is the centerpiece, serving breakfasts, lunches and dinners that are befittingly grand. The Front Porch Café offers a wide variety of classic American favorites and can satisfy any craving, at any time, as it is open 24 hours. The River Grill & Bar serves up views as spectacular as the grilled fare and fresh salads and offers romantic, alfresco dining in the evenings. Should you be feeling peckish in the wee hours, you will find the Moonlight Supper in the Engine Room Bar offers surprising midnight delights.

Breakfast
Early Riser Coffee | Front Porch Café 
Traditional Breakfast | J.M. White Dining Room
7:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Buffet Breakfast | J.M. White Dining Room
7:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
 
Lunch
Buffet Luncheon |  J.M. White Dining Room
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Traditional Luncheon | J.M. White Dining Room
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Alfresco Lunch | Front Porch Café
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dinner - View Sample Menu
Traditional Dinner | J.M. White Dining Room
First Seating - 5:15 p.m.
Second Seating - 7:45 p.m.
Alfresco Dinner | Front Porch Café
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Snacks and Sandwiches
Afternoon Ice Cream & Cookies | Front Porch Café
Elegant Southern Tea | Main Deck Lounge
24-Hour Room Service
Exceptional cuisine starts with quality ingredients
All-American crew provide outstanding service and hospitality
Complimentary 24-hour room service is an elegant treat

Special Dietary Needs

The American Queen offers an array of dining selections that naturally cater to many dietary specifications. Whatever your dietary restrictions and preferences may be, our staff can most often assist you in finding the perfect course to please your palate. If you have special dietary needs, adequate advance notice will help to ensure that your request is accommodated.

Here are some common, special dietary needs that we are happy to accommodate:

Low Sodium
No additional salt will be added to any food item, although some foods have natural sodium in them.
Gluten Free
Most of the menu items on the American Queen can be prepared gluten free. We prepare gluten free breads, pastas, soups, sauces, muffins, ice cream and other desserts using nutritious alternative ingredients like quinoa, a super grain.
Vegetarian
Savory vegetarian options are available at every meal, like the Potato and Vegetable Curry with Chick Peas served with Jasmine Rice or the Saffron Risotto with Spinach and Pine Nuts. Fresh fruit or other vegetarian snacks are available in the Front Porch of America at all times.
Allergies
The American Queen kitchen accommodates guests with many types of allergies. The Executive Chef will meet with you personally to discuss your particular food allergy and ensure your dining experience is safe and delicious throughout your voyage.
Heart Smart
River Cruising aboard the American Queen offers an abundance of indulgent culinary selections, but those who are calorie-conscious will not miss out. We offer delicious low-calorie selections on every menu. Just look for the heart icon next to the item.