Many of you seem to like these old menus, so I thought I’d post more. This is the entire menu from The Quay on the Columbia, ca. 1951. It is now the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver, at the Quay – pronounced “key”.
I love the drink specials – Irish Coffee, “Pink Squirrel” (sounds awful), Black Russian, and “The Chinook” -.90 cents seems to be the going price. A bottle of Beaulieu Cabernet would run you $3.25, or if it was a price was no object, the upscale Lancer’s (Portugal import!), was $6.00.
Onion Rings were an outrageous .50, and among the meat offerings, you could find Broiled Chicken Livers and Mushrooms “Broiled to a tender perfection” for $2.95, or a New York Steak for $4.95.
Desserts were about fifty cents, and being a fancy place, “Battle Ground Cheddar Cheese” was an option. Never heard of that before.
Click on an image to see the menus.