Serve breakfast in the train
All The Food Bonuses That Come With Amtrak Dining Car Access
By Betsy Parks
The experience of enjoying great views and food in a comfortable dining car is only one of the great perks of traveling by train. For passengers staying overnight or on an extended trip with Amtrak, access to the dining car includes a culinary experience that may have you canceling your plane tickets.
Amtrak passengers with sleeping car accommodations on the Auto Train, California Zephyr, Coast Starlight, Empire Builder, Southwest Chief, Sunset Limited, and Texas Eagle can expect a meal that includes at least three options to satisfy a variety of preferences, including pescatarian and vegetarian. This even includes complimentary soft drinks and one free alcoholic drink.
Dessert is included with the meals, and while it changes annually and by region, options have included carrot cake and white chocolate blueberry cobbler cheesecake. Make sure to bring a cash tip for the wait staff, and enjoy an evening of eating on real plates and flatware versus plastic trays and paper napkins from the café car.