All the Presidents’ Favorite Dishes

Our wide collection of presidents have gathered up quite the palette. From hoe cakes to cherry ice cream, this collection of some of the presidents’ favorite meals is sure to get you in the mood for President’s Day!

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All the Presidents’ Favorite Dishes*

*While several sites and books list various “favorite foods” of each respective president, I did my best to find those with recipes or those I found in two or more places.

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George Washington
Hoe Cakes

John Adams
Baked Salmon

Thomas Jefferson
Waffles

James Madison
Chicken and Okra Soup

James Monroe
Fried Chicken

John Quincy Adams
Fruits and Crackers

Andrew Jackson
Lamb Chops with Rosemary

Martin Van Buren
Classic Donuts

William Henry Harrison
Roast Wild Duck

John Tyler
Grateful Pudding

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James K. Polk
Classic French Omelette

Zachary Taylor
Hominy

Millard Fillmore
Beef Stew

Franklin Pierce
Fried Clams

James Buchanan
Peach Charlotte

Abraham Lincoln
Sliced Apples

Andrew Johnson
Popcorn

Ulysses S. Grant
Rice Pudding

Rutherford Birchard Hayes
Fresh Coffee

James A. Garfield
Fresh Bread

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Chester A. Arthur
Coffee and a Roll

Grover Cleveland
Corned Beef and Cabbage

Benjamin Harrison
Oysters

William McKinley
Steak

Theodore Roosevelt
Hard-Boiled Eggs

William H. Taft
Grapefruit

Woodrow Wilson
Chicken Salad

Warren G. Harding
Knockwurst and Sauerkraut

Calvin Coolidge
Roast Beef

Herbert Hoover
Gumbo

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Franklin D. Roosevelt
Cream Chipped Beef

Harry S. Truman
Hot Cereal

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Chicken Noodle Soup

John F. Kennedy
Broiled Bacon

Lyndon B. Johnson
Chicken Chop Suey

Richard M. Nixon
Fresh Fruit

Gerald R. Ford
Spaghetti and Meatballs

Jimmy Carter
Pork Chops with Cornbread Stuffing

Ronald Reagan
Mac and Cheese

George Bush
Pork Rinds

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Bill Clinton
Soft Shell Tacos

George W. Bush
Biscuits

Barack Obama
Nachos with Guac

Donald J. Trump
Cherry Ice Cream

 Every Monday is a “Reci-bee” post, where I share my favorite recipes, recipe collections, and cooking and baking hints and tips. 

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