Spirit of Chicago dinner menus

Spirit of Chicago Dinner Buffet Menus

Freshly prepared and seasonally inspired, our onboard buffet-style menu is the perfect sampling of flavors to satisfy all tastes. Our signature menu is included in the base ticket price for all standard dining cruises.

We offer unique menus on our specialty themed cruises such as our gospel or moonlight cruises. View these unique menu offerings for your specific cruise on our specialty cruises pages.

For groups of 20 or more, ask your event specialist about additional options and pricing.

  • Buffet-style menu included on standard and many specialty dinner cruises


    Salads

    Organic Mixed Field Greens 
    Smoked Bacon | Grape Tomatoes | English Cucumbers | Carrots | Corn | American Cheddar Cheese | Herb Croutons | House-Made Ranch Dressing | Balsamic Vinaigrette | Low-Fat Italian Dressing

    Organic Spinach & Kale Salad 
    Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Red Bell Peppers | Red Onions | Lemon & Oregano Dressing

    Roasted Red Beet Salad 
    Pickled Shallots | Fresh Mint | Italian Parsley

    Mediterranean Couscous & Chickpea Salad 
    Scallions | Plum Tomatoes | Cumin & Paprika Vinaigrette

    Orzo & Bay Shrimp Salad 
    Scallions | English Cucumbers | Cherry Tomatoes | Dill & Mustard Vinaigrette

     

    Vegetables, Potatoes & Pasta

    Roasted Broccoli Florets 
    Toasted Garlic | Chili Flakes

    Creamed Corn & Cheddar Cheese Casserole 
    Green Chilies | Scallions | Fresh Cilantro

    Baked Ziti Pasta 
    Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Mozzarella Cheese | Spinach & Garlic Sauce

    Mashed Potatoes 
    Idaho Potatoes | Roasted Garlic

     

    Entrees

    Oven Baked Atlantic Cod Filet 
    Tomato, Shallot & Caper Sauce

    Honey & Sesame Chicken 
    Scallions | Fresno Chilies

    Whole-Roasted Pork Loin 
    Dijon Mustard Cream Sauce

    Braised Beef Short Ribs 
    Baby Carrots | Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce

     

    Desserts

    Seasonal Fruit
    Lemon Pound Cake & Strawberries 
    Vanilla Bean Mousse & Raspberry Sauce 
    Red Velvet & Chocolate Chip Brownie 
    Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

     

    *Menu subject to change. Please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy.

  • Buffet-style menu included on our Lake-Breeze Dinner Lounge Cruises.


    Salad

    Organic Mixed Field Greens
    Grape Tomatoes | Cucumbers | Carrots | House-Made Ranch Dressing | Balsamic Vinaigrette | Low-Fat Italian Dressing

     

    Entrees & Sides

    Rotisserie Chicken with Garlic & Herbs
    Rotisserie Seasoning, Olive Oil, Rosemary & Parsley

    Oven Baked North Atlantic Sole Filet
    Tomato, Shallot & Caper Sauce

    Three-Cheese Baked Macaroni
    American Cheddar Cheese | Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Monterey Jack Cheese

    Mashed Potatoes
    Idaho Potatoes | Roasted Garlic

    Roasted Broccoli
    Toasted Garlic | Chili Flakes

     

    Desserts

    Seasonal Fruit
    Cannolis
    Chocolate Drizzle Rice Krispy Treats
    Cheesecake
    Chocolate Cake
    Strawberries & Vanilla Custard
    Apple Cobbler

     

    *Menu subject to change. Please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy.

  • Buffet-style menu included on our specialty Valentine's dinner cruises


    Salads

    Organic Mixed Field Greens 
    Smoked Bacon | Grape Tomatoes | English Cucumbers | Carrots | Corn | American Cheddar Cheese | Herb Croutons | House-Made Ranch Dressing | Balsamic Vinaigrette | Low-Fat Italian Dressing

    Organic Spinach & Kale Salad 
    Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Red Bell Peppers | Red Onions | Lemon & Oregano Dressing

    Roasted Red Beet Salad 
    Pickled Shallots | Fresh Mint | Italian Parsley

    Mediterranean Couscous & Chickpea Salad 
    Scallions | Plum Tomatoes | Cumin & Paprika Vinaigrette

    Orzo & Bay Shrimp Salad 
    Scallions | English Cucumbers | Cherry Tomatoes | Dill & Mustard Vinaigrette

     

    Vegetables, Potatoes & Pasta

    Roasted Broccoli Florets 
    Toasted Garlic | Chili Flakes

    Creamed Corn & Cheddar Cheese Casserole 
    Green Chilies | Scallions | Fresh Cilantro

    Baked Ziti Pasta 
    Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Mozzarella Cheese | Spinach & Garlic Sauce

    Mashed Potatoes 
    Idaho Potatoes | Roasted Garlic

     

    Entrees

    Oven Baked Atlantic Cod Filet 
    Tomato, Shallot & Caper Sauce

    Honey & Sesame Chicken 
    Scallions | Fresno Chilies

    Whole-Roasted Pork Loin 
    Dijon Mustard Cream Sauce

    Hand-Carved, Slow Roasted Prime Rib 
    Spirit Signature Rub | Horseradish Crème | Au Jus

     

    Desserts

    Seasonal Fruit
    Lemon Pound Cake & Strawberries 
    Vanilla Bean Mousse & Raspberry Sauce 
    Red Velvet & Chocolate Chip Brownie 
    Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

     

    *Menu subject to change. Please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy.