Room service is a luxury that we never take part in. I actually can’t remember ever ordering room service besides having breakfast delivered to our cabin during the one cruise that I’ve been on.
Why don’t we order room service? There are a couple of good reasons.
- First would be the price. Whenever I look at a room service menu, I can not believe how exorbitant the prices are. Who needs to spend $8 on a bowl of cereal?
- The second reason is that we love to get out and explore, eating where the locals go. This would also include visiting popular places shown on food-related travel shows. A great resource to find these places is the handy TV Food Maps app.
USA Today Travel and The Daily Meal found out which hotel room service dishes were the best sellers. They found some surprises on the list like Maryland crabcakes being the most ordered dish at a NYC hotel. Another surprise was that breakfast dishes only made up 6 of the 13 items on the list.
Here are the top 13 dishes found by The Daily Meal:
- Maryland Crabcakes at The Ritz Carlton Battery Park, NYC
- Granola at The Jefferson Washington, D.C.
- Lobster Roll with bacon dressing at The Rittenhouse Hotel Philadelphia, PA
- The Maine Lobster Hash at Castle Hill Inn Newport, RI
- Antipasto at Montelucia Resort & Spa Scottsdale, AZ
- Pancakes at Grand Cascades Lodge Hamburg, NJ
- Meat, eggs & potatoes at Hotel deLuxe Portland, OR
- The Beverly Hilton Burger at The Beverly Hilton Beverly Hills, CA
- Margherita Pizza from Tulio Ristorante at Hotel Vintage Park Seattle, WA
- Roasted Anaheim cage-free huevos rancheros at Omni La Mansion del Rio San Antonio, TX
- Cleveland Benedict at The Renaissance Cleveland Hotel Cleveland, OH
- Chocolate Chip Cookies at The Biltmore Coral Gables, FL
- Country-Fried Steak at Charleston Place Charleston, SC
What are your thoughts on room-service? If you like to order, let us know. If you eaten any of the dishes from this list, please share how they were in the comments below.