California Menu Collection MENU COL

California Historical Society
678 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94105-4014
(415) 357-1848

Title: California menu collection
Date (inclusive): 1889-1996
Date (bulk): 1943-1944
Collection Identifier: MENU COL
Physical Description: 5.4 Linear feet (8 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Repository: California Historical Society
678 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Location of Materials: Collection is stored onsite.
Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.
Digital reproductions of selected menus are available on the Flickr Commons.
Abstract: Consists of menus and wine and spirits lists from California restaurants. Materials are primarily from restaurants located in San Francisco and the Bay Area, but the collection also includes menus from other California cities; bulk of the materials are from 1943-1944.


Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of the Library and Archives, North Baker Research Library, California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Consent is given on behalf of the California Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner.
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [File name], California Menu Collection, California Historical Society.

Related Collection(s)


Additions to collections are ongoing.

Processing Information

Processed by intern Nora Coyne under the supervision of Jaime Henderson in 2013.

System of Arrangement

The collection is arranged in two series: Series 1: San Francisco menus and Series 2: Other California cities menus. Within each series menus are arranged alphabetically by name of the restaurant or by name of the hotel the restaurant resides or resided in.

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of menus, and some wine and spirits lists, of California restaurants. The materials are primarily from San Francisco and the Bay Area although other California cities, such as Los Angeles, are represented. The collection includes menus from restaurants located in hotels such as the Tonga Room in the Fairmont Hotel and Victor's, located in the Hotel Sir Francis Drake. Other restaurants represented include the Cliff House, Tadich Grill and Trader Vic's. The collection dates from 1889 to 1996 with the bulk of materials created 1944. Most menus from 1944 include printed or handwritten notices of compliance with the Office of Price Administration's (OPA) price controls established during World War II.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog:
Bars (Drinking establishments)--California.
California Ephemera Project.
Wine lists.


San Francisco menus




311 Restaurant (American, Italian, San Francisco) 1943, 1944, 1954




A. Sabella (Seafood, San Francisco)


Adolph's (American, San Francisco)


Aladdin Studio Tiffin Room (American, San Francisco)


Alfred's Restaurant (American, San Francisco)


Alouette (French, San Francisco)


Amelio Cafe (San Francisco)

Location of Materials: Includes oversize menus, stored in OV box 1, folder 1.

Art's Sandwich Shop (Deli, San Francisco) 1944


Assay Office (American, San Francisco)


Auntie Pasta (Italian, San Francisco)




B and K Coffee Shop (Cafe, San Francisco) 1944


Bal Tabarin (Restaurant and nightclub, San Francisco)


Bank Exchange (American, San Francisco)


Basque Restaurant (Basque, San Francisco) 1968


Bardelli's (French, San Francisco)


Bay City Grill (American, San Francisco) 1939, 1950


Ben Johnson, The (San Francisco)


Beresford Dining Room (American, San Francisco) 1944


Berghoff (American, San Francisco) 1948


Bernstein's Fish Grotto (Seafood, San Francisco)


B/G (American, San Francisco) 1944


Big Ben Fish Grotto (Seafood, San Francisco) 1954


Bimbo's 365 (American, San Francisco)


Bird's Quaker Restaurant (American, San Francisco)


Bismark Cafe (German, French, San Francisco)


Black Cat, The (San Francisco)


Blue Fox Cafe, The (French, Italian, San Francisco)


Blum's (American, San Francisco)


Bohemian Club Restaurant (American, San Francisco) 1954


Brighton Express (American, San Francisco)


Broadway Pizza (Italian, San Francisco)


Bunny's Waffle Shops (American, San Francisco) 1944




Ceasar's (Italian, San Francisco)


Cafe El Portal (French, American, San Francisco) 1953


Cafe Esprit (Italian, San Francisco)


California Grill and Coffee Shop (American, San Francisco) 1944


Camille Restaurant (French, San Francisco) 1948


Canary Den Restaurant (American, San Francisco) 1939


Canton Kitchen (Chinese, San Francisco) 1965


Capwell's Roof Garden Restaurant (American, San Francisco) 1956


Caravansary (Indian, San Francisco)


Carl's Kitchen (American, San Francisco) 1944


Carnelian Room (Italian, French, San Francisco)


Caruso's (Italian, San Francisco) 1944


Casino Cafe, The (American, Chinese, San Francisco) 1944


Cercle de l'Union (French, San Francisco) 1948, 1950


Challenger, The (French, San Francisco)


Charles Fashion Restaurant (French, Italian, San Francisco)


Charlie's Fly Trap Restaurant (French, Italian, San Francisco) 1922, 1923


Chateau Latour (French, San Francisco) 1951


Chestnut Street Grill, The (American, San Francisco)


Chic's Place (Seafood, San Francisco)


China Inn Restaurant (Chinese, San Francisco)


Chinese Kitchen (Chinese, San Francisco) 1943


Chinese "T" Garden (Chinese, San Francisco) 1944


Chris's Grill (American, San Francisco) 1944


Chris's Place (American, San Francisco) 1944


Chutes at the Beach (American, San Francisco)


Claridge, The (San Francisco)


Cliff House (American, San Francisco) 1955


Clipper Restaurant (American, San Francisco)


Clover Grill (American, San Francisco) 1944


Coachman, The (French, Indian, Seafood, San Francisco)


Coffee Dan's Turkish Village


Coppa's Restaurant (American, Italian, French, San Francisco)


Corbett Grill (American, San Francisco) 1944


Crillo's Specialty Kitchen (San Francisco)


Crocodiles' Casbah, The (Cafe, San Francisco)




Dan's Waffle Shop (American, San Francisco) 1943


Davenport's (Italian, San Francisco) 1925


David's of San Francisco (Israeli, San Francisco)


Delmonico Restaurant (French, San Francisco)


Dish (American, San Francisco) 1984


Dixie Dixon Shoppe (American, San Francisco) 1944


Domino Club (French, Italian, San Francisco)


Dong's Cafe (American, Chinese, San Francisco) 1944

OV 1, Folder 1

Doros (French, Italian, San Francisco) undated


Down Under (Steakhouse, San Francisco)




Eatmore Coffee Shop (Cafe, San Francisco)


Ed Chuck Wagon (San Francisco)


Eddy Cafe, The (American, Chinese, San Francisco) 1944


Edy's (American, San Francisco) 1943


El Sombrero (Mexican, San Francisco)

OV 1, Folder 2

Ernie's Restaurant (French, Italian, San Francisco) undated


Excelsior Fish Market (Seafood, San Francisco) 1943


Exposition Fish Grotto (Seafood, San Francisco) 1948




Fairmont Hotel (The Squire Room, San Francisco)

OV 1, Folder 1

Fairmont Hotel (The Camellia Room, Continental, San Francisco) undated

OV 1, Folder 2

Fairmont Hotel (Tonga Room, Chinese, San Francisco) undated


Famous Coffee Shop (Cafe, San Francisco) 1944


Feldermann's (German, San Francisco)


Ferry Terminal Restaurant, The (American, San Francisco)


Fior d'Italia Restaurant (Italian, San Francisco) 1886

Location of Materials: Includes oversize menus, stored in OV box 1, folder 2.

Fishermen's Grotto (Seafood, San Francisco) 1940, 1946

OV 1, Folder 2

Fleur de Lys (French, San Francisco) undated


Florence Restaurant (Spanish, San Francisco)


Fly Trap Restaurant, The (American, San Francisco) 1944, 1953


Fong Wan's Club Shanghai (American, Chinese, San Francisco)


Foster and Orear's (American, San Francisco)


Fosters (American, San Francisco)


Fox Coffee Shop (American, San Francisco)


Frank's Italian Restaurant (Italian, San Francisco) 1944


Fred Solari Inc. (Solari's Restaurant, San Francisco) 1927, 1928, 1930


Freeman's Downyflake (American, San Francisco)


Front Room, The (American, San Francisco)


Fruit Bowl, "The" (Snack Bar, San Francisco)




Gang Plank (American, San Francisco)


Garibaldi Tamale and Enchilada Cafe (Mexican, American, Italian, San Francisco and Oakland) 1943


Gene Compton's (American, French, Mexican) 1944


Golden Gate Ferry Co. (American, San Francisco)


Golden Gate Waffle Shop (American, San Francisco) 1944


Golden Harbor Restaurant, The (American, San Francisco) 1937


Golden Pavillion, The (Chinese, San Francisco)


Golden Pheasant, The (American, San Francisco) 1927, 1940, 1945


Gold Rail Cafe (American, San Francisco) 1944


Goodfellow's Grotto (Seafood, San Francisco) 1924


Goody's (American, San Francisco) 1944

OV 1, Folder 2

Great American Music Hall, The (Continental, San Francisco) undated


Griscon's Steak and Chop House (Steakhouse, San Francisco)




Hamburger King (American, San Francisco) 1943


Haneman's (Deli, San Francisco)


Hang Far Low (Chinese, San Francisco)


Happy Herb's Hamburger and Hotcake House, San Francisco) 1915


Harry's 545 (French, Swiss, San Francisco) 1954


Haven, The (Deli, San Francisco)


Heidelberg Inn (German, San Francisco) 1915


Heidi's of Bavaria (German, San Francisco)


Henry's Fashion (American, San Francisco) 1943, 1958, 1966


Herbert's German Grill (German, San Francisco) 1914


Herman's Good Eats (American, San Francisco) 1944


Hickory Pit, The (American, San Francisco) 1953


Hilton Hotel (San Francisco)

OV 1, Folder 2

Hilton Hotel (The California Wine and Garden Restaurant, San Francisco) undated


Hippo (American, San Francisco)


Hi-Tide Fish Grotto (Seafood, San Francisco)


Hofbrau (German, San Francisco) 1914


Horseshoe Tavern (American, San Francisco) 1944


Hotel Court (San Francisco) 1912


Hotel De Espana (Elu's Basque Restaurant, San Francisco)


Hotel Manx (San Francisco) 1909


Hotel Oxford (San Francisco) 1943


Hotel Saint Nicholas (San Francisco) 1902


Hotel St. Francis (San Francisco)


Hotel Sir Francis Drake (Cafe, San Francisco)

OV 1, Folder 2

Hotel Sir Francis Drake (Persian Room, San Francisco)

OV 1, Folder 2

Hotel Sir Francis Drake (Victor's, San Francisco)


Hotel Stewart (San Francisco) 1937


Hotel Victoria (San Francisco) 1944


Hotel Whitcomb (San Francisco)


House, The (French, San Francisco)




Ideal Restaurant (American, Steakhouse, San Francisco)


India House (Indian, San Francisco)


International Room, The (San Francisco International Airport)

OV 1, Folder 2

Iron Horse, The (Italian, American, San Francisco) undated


Iron Pot Restaurant (Italian, San Francisco)




Jack's Restaurant (American, Seafood, San Francisco) 1939, 1952-1957, 1996

Location of Materials: Includes oversize menus, stored in OV box 1, folder 3.

Joe Di Maggio's Grotto (Italian, Seafood, San Francisco)

OV 1, Folder 3

Joe Jung's (Chinese, San Francisco) undated

OV 1, Folder 3

Johns Original Rendezvous (Steakhouse, San Francisco) undated


Julius Castle (American, Italian, San Francisco)




Kan's (Chinese, San Francisco)


Keiser's Lunch and Candy Shop (American, San Francisco) 1944


Kelly's Tavern (San Francisco)


Kit Carson's (Steakhouse, San Francisco)


Koffee Cup (American, San Francisco)


Kuo Wah Cafe (Chinese, San Francisco)




La Fiesta (Latin, San Francisco)


La Mediterranee (Mediterranean, San Francisco)


La Salle Coffee Shop (American, Spanish, San Francisco) 1944


La Strada (San Francisco)


Leader Lunch, The (American, San Francisco) 1944


Le Bigamist Restaurant (Vietnamese, Cambodian, Laotian)


Le Creole (French, San Francisco)


Le Gourmet (French, San Francisco) 1946


Lichee Garden (Chinese, San Francisco)


Lick Grill (San Francisco) 1925


Lick House Hotel (San Francisco) 1864, 1872


Lincoln Grill and Coffee Shop (American, Cafe, San Francisco) 1944


Louis Mexican Grill (Mexican, San Francisco)


Lucca (Italian, San Francisco, Los Angeles) 1939, 1948


Lucerne Cafe (American, San Francisco) 1944


Lurline Bakery Confectionary and Restaurant (American, San Francisco)




Magnolia Mexican Restaurant (Mexican, San Francisco)


Maison Paul (French, San Francisco) 1926


Majestic Annex Hotel (San Francisco) 1906


Manchurian Restaurant (Chinese, San Francisco)


Mandarin, The (Chinese, San Francisco)

Location of Materials: Includes oversize menus, stored in OV box 1, folder 3.

Manger Restaurant, The (French, San Francisco)


Manny's Supper Club (French, Italian, German, San Francisco) 1962


Margaret Burnham's Cottage Candies (American, San Francisco)


Marguerite's (French, San Francisco)


Mariono's (San Francisco)


Mark Hopkins Hotel (San Francisco)


Market Street Restaurant (San Francisco)


Maximo's (Italian, Spanish, San Francisco)


Mayes Oyster and Steakhouse (Seafood, Steakhouse, San Francisco) 1944


Mayfair, The (San Francisco)


McLean, Goldberg-Bowen (Grocer, Deli, San Francisco) 1956


Milan and Dan (Seafood, Steakhouse, San Francisco)


Milk 'N Honey (American, San Francisco)


Mineral Grill (San Francisco) 1923


Mingei-Ya (Japanese, San Francisco)

OV 1, Folder 3

Mission Villa (Mexican, San Francisco) undated


Miyako Hotel (San Francisco)


Model Foundation (American, San Francisco) 1944


Monte Carlo (French, San Francisco)


Morrison's (Rotisserie, Cafe, San Francisco) 1922


Mrs. Pappas (American, San Francisco) 1943




Nevada Restaurant and Coffee House (San Francisco)


New Fashion Restaurant (American, San Francisco) 1914


New Franks Restaurant (French, Italian, San Francisco)


New Shanghai Terrace Bowl (American, Chinese, San Francisco)


New Tientsin Cafe (American, Chinese, San Francisco)


New World Restaurant (American, Chinese) 1944


New City Central Restaurant and Lunch Counter (American, San Francisco) 1944


Nic-Nac, The (American, San Francisco) 1944


Normandie French Restaurant (French, San Francisco)


North China Restaurant (Chinese, San Francisco)


Nugget Grill (American, French, Italian, San Francisco)

Location of Materials: Includes oversize menus, stored in OV box 1, folder 4.



O.B. Olsen's (American. San Francisco) 1944


Oasis, The (American, San Francisco)


Ocean Garden Restaurant (Chinese, San Francisco)


Old Budapest (Hungarian, San Francisco)


Old Dragon, The (Chinese, San Francisco)


Old Grotto, The (American, San Francisco)


Old Poodle Dog (French, San Francisco) 1917, 1922, 1950

Location of Materials: Includes oversize menus, stored in OV box 1, folder 4.

Old Spaghetti Factory (Italian, San Francisco)

Location of Materials: Includes oversize menus, stored in OV box 1, folder 4.

Old Zurich (Swiss, San Francisco)


Omar Khayyam's (Armenian, San Francisco) 1940, 1941, 1944

OV 1, Folder 4

Opus One (French, San Francisco) undated


Original Joe's (American, San Francisco)


Original Mary's Little Lamb Restaurant and Oyster House (San Francisco)


Original Russian Tea Room (Russian, San Francisco)


Owl 'n Turtle (French, American, San Francisco)


Oyster Loaf, The (San Francisco, Sacramento)




Pacific House, The (San Francisco)


Palace of Art, The (San Francisco)

OV 1, Folder 4

Paoli's (Steakhouse, Italian, San Francisco) undated


Paulson's Sandwich Shop (American, Deli, San Francisco) 1944


Paul Zeibig's (San Francisco)


Pierre's (French, San Francisco) 1942


Pig 'n Whistle (San Francisco)

OV 1, Folder 4

Place Rigalle (French, San Francisco) undated


Plantane's Fine Food (Italian, San Francisco)


Polk Cafe (American, San Francisco) 1944

OV 1, Folder 4

Poole's (French, San Francisco)


Popular Grill (American, San Francisco) 1944


Portola-Louvre (French, San Francisco) 1915

OV 1, Folder 4

Pot Luck Restaurant (French, San Francisco) 1972


Puritan Restaurant (American, San Francisco) 1943



OV 1, Folder 5

Quo Vadis (French, San Francisco) undated




Rainbow Sandwich Shop (American, San Francisco) 1944

OV 1, Folder 5

Ralph's (French, San Francisco) undated


Ramona Hotel (San Francisco) 1936


Restaurant Renaissance (Russian, San Francisco)


Rich's Coffee Shop (Cafe, San Francisco) 1944


Rickey's (San Francisco, Palo Alto)

Location of Materials: Includes oversize menus, stored in OV box 1, folder 5.

Ritz French Restaurant (French, San Francisco) 1935, 1949


Ristorante Bohemia (Italian,San Francisco)


Riviera (Steakhouse, San Francisco)


Roberts' at the Beach (American, San Francisco) 1940


Rolf's (German, San Francisco)


Roma Cafe and Grill (French, Italian, San Francisco)


Round Table Pizza (Italian, San Francisco)


Russ House (French, Russian, San Francisco)




Saint Germain Restaurant (French, San Francisco)


Salmagundi (Soup, San Francisco)


Sam's Grill and Seafood Company (San Francisco) 1984


Sausage Factory, The (Italian, San Francisco)


Savarin (American, San Francisco)


Schroeder's Cafe (German, San Francisco)


Scoma's (Seafood, San Francisco)


Season Cafe (American, Chinese, San Francisco) 1944


Senor Pico (Mexican, San Francisco) 1964

Location of Materials: Includes oversize menus, stored in OV box 1, folder 5.

Shadows (American, German, San Francisco)


Shanghai Low (Chinese, San Francisco)


Shang Yuen (Chinese, San Francisco)


Sheridan Grill and Fountain (American, San Francisco) 1944


Sinaloa (Mexican, San Francisco)


Skipper Kent's (Asian, San Francisco)


Skyline Cafe, The (American, Chinese, San Francisco) 1944


Solari's Grill (American, San Francisco) 1956

Location of Materials: Includes oversize menus, stored in OV box 1, folder 5.

Somerton Restaurant (American, San Francisco) 1944


Squid's (Seafood, American, San Francisco)


Star Lunch (American, San Francisco) 1944


States Restaurant (San Francisco) 1922


St. Julien (French, San Francisco) 1944


Suehiro (Japanese, San Francisco)


Suhn Dining Room and Bakery (American, San Francisco)


Sun Grill and Coffee Shop, The (American, San Francisco) 1944


Sutter Coffee Shop, The (American, San Francisco) 1943

OV 1, Folder 5

Swan Cafe (American, San Francisco) 1913




Tadich Grill (American, San Francisco) 1922, 1953, 1983


Tait-Zinkand Cafe, San Francisco) 1915


Taj of India (Indian, San Francisco)


Tao Tao (Chinese, San Francisco)


Tarantino's (Seafood, San Francisco) 1948


Techau Tavern (French, San Francisco) 1909-1917


Temple Bar and Tea Room (American, San Francisco)


Thayer's Cafe (American, French, Italian, San Francisco) 1914


Tiny's Waffle Shop (American, San Francisco) 1943


Tokyo Sukiyaki (Japanese, San Francisco)


Tortola Cafe (Spanish, San Francisco)


Trader Vic's (Polynesian, Chinese, Cantonese, San Francisco)


Trinity Place (San Francisco)




U and I Restaurant (American, San Francisco)


Uncle Sam's Coffee Shop (American, Steakhouse, San Francisco) 1943


United Sandwich Shop and Fountain (American, San Francisco)


United States Restaurant (San Francisco) 1889


United-Whelan (American, San Francisco)


Universal Cafe (Chinese, San Francisco)




V (Italian, San Francisco) 1943


Veeraswamy's (Indian, San Francisco)


Victory Coffee Shop (American, Italian, French, San Francisco) 1943


Vienna Model Bakery and Cafe (American, Cafe, San Francisco)


Villa Turin (Italian, San Francisco)


Vince's Garden Restaurant (American, San Francisco)




Ward House (American, San Francisco)


Welcome Coffee Time (San Francisco) 1944




Yamato Sukiyaki House (Japanese, San Francisco)


Ye Pig'n Whistle Candies (Desserts, American, San Francisco)


Club and convention dinner menus (Other California cities)

Location of Materials: Includes oversize menus, stored in OV box 1, folder 5.

Commemorative dinner menus (San Francisco)


Hotel menus (San Francisco)


Miscellaneous menus (San Francisco)


Other California cities menus




Abalones Hof-Brau (Seafood, Monterey) undated

OV 1, Folder 1

Acapulco (Mexican, Lafayette) undated


Ahwahnee, The (Yosemite National Park) 1937


Alpine Villa (American)


Alta Mira Hotel (American, Sausalito)


Anchor, The (Berkeley)


Andre's L'Omlette (French, Palo Alto) 1952


Angelo's (Seafood, Monterey)

OV 1, Folder 1

Anjoe's (Continental) undated


Anthony's Fish Grotto (Seafood, San Diego)


Armstrong Schroder (Beverly Hills)


Auten's (American, Palo Alto)


Azuma = Tei (Chinese, Japanese, Monterey)




Bat Rack, The (Johnny Sproatts Steakhouse, Santa Monica)

OV 1, Folder 1

Bench & Bar (American, Oakland) undated

OV 1, Folder 1

Benihana (Japanese, Burlingame) undated


Bill and Kathy's (American, Dunnigan)


Biltmore Hotel (Los Angeles)


Black Sheep, The (Berkeley) 1944, 1947, 1953

Location of Materials: Includes oversize menus, stored in OV box 1, folder 1.

Blue Bell Coffee Shop (American, Placerville) 1943


Borden's Creamery 1943




Cademartori's (Italian, Monterey)


Cafe Del Sol (Montecito, French, Mexican)


Cafe Figaro (Los Angeles)


Cafe Vienna (American, Oakland) 1946


Caprice, The (French, Tiburon)


Capwell's Roof Garden Restaurant (American, Oakland) 1956


Cardinal Hotel (American, Palo Alto) 1928


Carrville Ranch Hotel (Butterfield's, Carrville)


Casa Del Rey (American, Santa Cruz)


Casa La Golondrina Cafe (Mexican, Los Angeles)


Casa Munras (American, French, Monterey) 1953, 1958


Cerrito's (Seafood, Monterey)


Chapman Park Hotel (Los Angeles) 1931


Chez Panisse (Berkeley) 2001


"Chuck" Coughlin's (French, Oakland)


Chuck Wagon, The (Steakhouse, Sacramento)


Chukker, The (American, Italian, San Mateo) 1951


Clarendon, The (French, San Diego)


Clifton's Pacific Seas Restaurant (American, Los Angeles) 1954


Coit Hotel (Coffee Shop and Dining Room, Oakland) 1944


Coral Room, The (American, Pasadena) 1955


Costella's Chalet (Felton)


Cottage, The (American, French, Oakland)


Crab Shack (Seafood, El Cerrito)


Crocodile's Tail, The (American, Indian, Big Sur)

OV 1, Folder 1

Cruchon's (Continental, Berkeley)


Crystal Tavern, The (Steakhouse, Swedish, Red Bluff)




Dalldorf's Vintage Cellar and Wine Shop (Hayward)

OV 1, Folder 1

Danville Hotel Restaurant (Russel Glenn's, French, Italian, Danville) undated


Deb's (American, Breakfast, Eureka)


Dell Coffee Shop, The (Berkeley)


Del Monte Lodge (Pebble Beach)


Diamond Restaurant, The (American, Kennett)

OV 1, Folder 1

Disneyland Hotel (by Gourmet, American, Anaheim) undated


Dinah's Shack (American, Southern, Palo Alto)


Don the Beachcomber (Chinese, Polynesian, Hollywood) 1943


Drive In Cameo Creamery (Cameo Stores, Oakland)



OV 1, Folder 2

East-West Room (Continental) undated


Egg Shop and Apple Press, The (American, Berkeley, Oakland)


Eisenhood's Fine Foods (American, Santa Rosa) 1951


El Cerrito Do-nut Shop (American, El Cerrito) 1943


Emerald Bay Pine Cone Inn (Emerald Bay)


El Rancho Hotel (Sacramento) 1953, 1957




Famous Coffee Shop (American, Oakland) 1944


Farrell's (Ice cream parlor)


Firehouse, The (American, Sacramento)


Fisherman, The (Seafood, Steakhouse, Burlingame)


Frisco Grotto and Restaurant (Seafood, Steakhouse, San Mateo)




Gallatin's (French, Monterey)

Location of Materials: Includes oversize menus, stored in OV box 1, folder 2.

Gianni's (Italian, Pine Grove)


Golden Eagle Hotel (American, Coffee Shop, Redding) 1953


Good Earth Cafe (American, Chinese, Oakland) 1943


Gotham Delicatessen and Restaurant (Los Angeles) 1941


Grand Cafe (American, Susanville)


Green Mill (Swedish, French, Petaluma)




Hambone Kelly's (El Cerrito)


Hancock's Steak House (San Leandro)


Happy Garden (Japanese, Palo Alto) 1929


Harlow's Cafe (American, Los Angeles) 1915


Haycock's (American, Oakland)


Hotel Alameda (American, Seafood, Alameda) 1927


Hotel and Cafe de Paris (Los Angeles)


Hotel Claremont (Berkeley) 1925, 1946, 1952

Location of Materials: Includes oversize menus, stored in OV box 1, folder 2.

Hotel De Anza (Coffee Shop, American, San Jose) 1940, 1949, 1951


Hotel Del Coronado (French, Coronado) 1889, 1946


Hotel Del Monte (Monterey) 1888, 1922


Hotel El Dorado (Cafe De Oro, Sacramento)

OV 1, Folder 2

Hotel El Rancho (American, Sacramento) undated


Hotel El Tejon (Bakersfield) 1931


Hotel Green (French, Pasadena) 1901


Hotel La Ribera (Italian, Carmel)


Hotel Leamington (American, Oakland) 1944


Hotel Lyndon (Los Gatos) 1937


Hotel Maywood (Palm Room, Corning) 1943


Hotel Mission (American, San Juan Bautista)


Hotel Niles Motel Las Casitas (American, Alturas)


Hotel Senator (French, Sacramento) 1946

Location of Materials: Includes oversize menus, stored in OV box 1, folder 2.

Hotel Shattuck (Arbor Room, American, Berkeley) 1953


Hotel Woodland (Woodland)

OV 1, Folder 2

House of Murphy (Continental, Los Angeles)




Imperial Cafe (American, Los Angeles) 1910


Ingomar Club, The (Eureka)


International Kitchen (French, Italian, Fremont)




Josef's (German, Albany)




King's Coffee House, The 1968

OV 1, Folder 3

Kirby's Dinner Room (Steakhouse) undated


Kisich's Saddle Rock (American, Oakland)


Knott's Berry Farm (American, Buena Park)


Koes Auberge (French)

Location of Materials: Includes oversize menus, stored in OV box 1, folder 3.



La Chaine d'Or Restaurant (French, American, Saratoga)

OV 1, Folder 3

La Bourgogne (French) undated


La Hacienda Inn (Italian, Los Gatos)


La Vielle Maison (French, Truckee) 1982


Lakecourt Cafe (American, Oakland)

OV 1, Folder 3

Lanai, The (Chinese, San Mateo) undated

OV 1, Folder 3

Lark Creek Inn, The (French, Larkspur) undated


Larry Blake's (American, Italian, Berkeley)


Lawry's The Prime Rib (Steakhouse, Beverly Hills)


Lazy Bones Restaurant (American, Oakland) 1954


Le Chateau Boussy (Lodge and Restaurant, Santa Cruz County)

OV 1, Folder 3

L'etoile (French, Yountville) undated


Loma Linda (Watsonville) 1948




Magic Pan, The (French, Creperie)


Mammy's Log Cabin (American, Palo Alto) 1927


Manzanita Lake Lodge (American, Manzanita) 1952


Mazanita Room, The (American, French, Sacramento) 1947

OV 1, Folder 3

Manuel's Restaurant (Mexican, San Diego) undated


Marcell (French, Los Angeles) 1921


Margaret Burnham's (American, Oakland) 1944


Marge O'Brien's (Los Altos)


Meadow Club (French, Fairfax)


Merrills, The (American, Steakhouse, Petaluma)


Miami Inn (El Cerrito) 1944


Mike Lyman's Grills (American, Los Angeles)


Mineral Lodge (Seafood, Steakhouse, Mineral) 1951


Miramar Hotel (American, Santa Barbara)


Miramonte (Italian, St. Helena)


Mission Inn (Riverside) 1912, 1919


Mona Lisa (French, Italian, Los Angeles) 1941


Moon's (Italian, Quincy)




Narsai's (Kensington) 1981


National Exchange Hotel (Nevada City)


Nepenthe (American, Big Sur)


New Alameda Coffee Shop (Alameda) 1944


New Hotel Petaluma (American, Petaluma)


Nicholas Cafe and Hotel (Guerneville) 1943


Nut Tree, The (Vacaville) 1948


Nyack Lodge (American, Alta)




O'Leary's (Seafood, Mill Valley)


Ondine (French, Seafood, Sausalito)


Onstad's Smorgasbord (Scandinavian, American, San Leandro)

OV 1, Folder 4

Orinda Willows (Steakhouse, Orinda) undated




Pacific Coast Club (Long Beach) 1955


Paso Robles Inn (Paso Robles)


Pastori's Hotel and Restaurant (Fairfax)


Paul Zeibig's Danville Hotel (French, Danville)


Peacock Cafe (American, Chinese, Oakland) 1943


Peluso's (Italian, Oakland)

OV 1, Folder 4

Peninsula Fisherman's Wharf (Seafood, Belmont)


Petite D'ejeuner de Famille (French) 1890

OV 1, Folder 4

Perino's (Italian, Los Angeles) 1947, 1950


Pine Inn, The (The Pine Room, Carmel) 1948-1949


Pioneer Inn (Chubby Humble's, Clayton)


Pirates Cave Grotto (American, Richmond) 1944


Pland's (American, Oakland) 1948


Planters Dock (Chinese, Oakland)

OV 1, Folder 4

Pot Luck Restaurant (French, Berkeley) undated




Raffles Hotel (Cedar Room, Placerville)


Rancho Cookhouse (American, Los Altos) 1954


Rancho Nicasio (American, Nicasio)


Rancho Rafael (Ignacio)


Rancho San Pablo (Italian, Berkeley)


Red Elephant Restaurant (Oakland) 1944


Red Top Cafe (American, Richmond)


Rene's Cuisine Francaise (French)


The Roberta


Robin Hood Inn (American, Oakland)


Rocky Point Lodge (American, Carmel)

OV 1, Folder 5

Romanoffs (French, Beverly Hills) undated


Ross and Restaurant (American, Oakland)




Saba (American, Seafood, Capitola)


Sabella's (Seafood, Marin)


Saddle N' Sirloin (Steakhouse, Santa Rosa) 1953


Sam's (Seafood, Steakhouse, Tiburon)


Sambo's Pancakes (American, Santa Barbara, West Sacramento, Palm Springs)


Schwab's Pharmacy (American, Hollywood)


Schrieber's Restaurant and Soft Drink Emporium (American, Nevada City)


Sea Cave, The (Seafood, Oakland) 1943

OV 1, Folder 5

Sea Wolf (Seafood, Oakland) undated


Shelley's (American, Berkeley)


Showboat Restaurant (Seafood, Steakhouse, Oakland)


Signature Room (American, Chinese, Palm Springs)

OV 1, Folder 5

Simons (French, Oakland) undated


Sonoma Mission Inn (Sonoma)


Sonora Inn (Coffee Shop, American, Sonora) 1947, 1954


Sophie's (German, Oakland)


Spenger's Fish Grotto (Seafood, Berkeley)

Location of Materials: Includes oversize menus, stored in OV box 1, folder 5.

St. Francis Cafe (Bakersfield)


St. Francis Grill (American, Santa Cruz)


Stagg's Old Corral (American, Mountain View)


Steve's Blue Ox (American, Monterey)

Location of Materials: Includes oversize menus, stored in OV box 1, folder 5.

Strawberry Lodge (Kyburz)


Studio Court Tea Room


Su Vecino (Mexican, Carmel)




Tagus Ranch Restaurant (Tagus Ranch, Steakhouse, Tulare)


T and A Cafe (American, Chinese, Susanville)


T and D Restaurant (American, Oakland)


Tip's (Steakhouse, Los Angeles)


Tom Ham's Lighthouse (American, Mexican, San Diego)


Tracy Inn (American, Tracy)


Trails (American, Oakland)




Uncle Tom's Cabin (American, San Bruno)




Vahl's (American, Italian, Alviso)


Valhalla Inn (American, Sausalito)


Vern's Copper Chimney (St. Helena)


Vernetti's Town House (Emeryville)


Victor Hugo Inn, The (French, Laguna Beach) 1944


Villa Basque (Basque, Stockton)


Villa Chartier (French, San Mateo) 1953


Vogue Waffle Shop (American, Oakland) 1943




Wawona Hotel (French, Wawona) 1949


White Horse Inn (Chinese, Oakland)


William A. Richardson's Sausalito Water Works Restaurant (Seafood, Sausalito)




Ye Bull Pen Inn (Los Angeles) 1927


Yreka Inn (American, Yreka)




Zanze's (American, Santa Cruz)


Airplane, train and ship menus


Club and convention dinner menus (Other California cities)

Location of Materials: Includes oversize menus, stored in OV box 1, folder 5.

Hotel menus (Other California cities)