Running a restaurant is far from easy. You want to create an experience for the customer that is memorable, one that will keep them coming back again and again. Your menu design should be part of that experience. Use our free menu maker and a variety of impressive templates to create unique, professional menus for your restaurant.


Restaurant menus help to set expectations. They communicate valuable information that will help customers make important decisions about their meal. Give a customer a poorly done menu, and their whole experience gets off on the wrong foot. A menu that’s unique to your restaurant helps create a great impression on your customers. Pick a menu template that fits your brand, and customize it in our easy online editor.

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Professionally designed menu templates

Our free menu maker is packed with menu templates designed by professionals, so you can be confident you’re getting the highest-quality templates around.

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Choose a menu that’s perfect for you

With a diverse variety of templates, you can pick one that’s perfect for your restaurant’s brand. No need to settle for something generic.

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The easiest free menu maker around

We know you have better things to do than spend hours designing a menu—so we built an interface that lets you make one quickly and get back to running your restaurant.

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Every restaurant—and every restaurateur’s brand—is different. We’ve put together a selection of templates with a range of features so you can build a mouth-watering custom menu.

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Upload logos & photos

Your restaurant isn’t like anyone else’s, so why should your menu be? Upload your own photos & logos, or import from your online accounts with Facebook, Flickr & Dropbox.

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Quick online editing

If you need to whip up a special menu fast, our online editor will help you do it. Just choose a template, spend a few minutes customizing, and you’re ready to print.

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Full control over your menu

You could choose a free menu maker that forces you to use stick within their guidelines. Or you could use Lucidpress’s editor, which lets you customize your menu without limits.

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Get started for free

Working with a budget? We offer a free plan for you to get started—and when you’re ready to step it up, we offer multiple pricing options to fit your needs.

How to create a good menu

While no two restaurants are alike, there are still some principles you should keep in mind as you create your menu. Consider the following questions.

What size should the menu be?

The size of your menu may depend on the amount of food your restaurant offers. The larger the size, the more you can include. That means not just more food but more images. If you want to keep things simple, you can go with a single page that makes efficient use of space.

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What brand do you want to share?

Your restaurant should have a unique personality. That should be reflected in your menu. Once you know what kind of brand you want to share, you’ll be able to show that through design elements in the menu, from colors to photos. A quirky restaurant might have fun names for its meals. A high-class restaurant may have very detailed food descriptions. Decide how your menu will represent you.

What will separate you from the rest of the pack?

You’re not the only game in town. People have plenty of restaurants to choose from. Decide what will help you stand out from the crowd, then put that personality into your menu. Then, place the menu online so people can browse before they set foot outside their door.

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Once a customer enters your restaurant, they’ll be taken in by all the sights, sounds, smells, and (eventually) tastes. From the moment they step through that door, you need to make sure your restaurant communicates its own style and amplifies what each person is about to experience. The menu is one of the first ways to do that, but creating an effective menu design can be a challenge on its own.

Think about all the elements that go into creating a menu. You have the text that describes the food, images of the food, the layout, graphical design elements, and more. That’s a lot to juggle. Using the free menu maker from Lucidpress gives you a great start in creating the perfect menu. From there, you can customize each part of it to show off your restaurant and the food you offer. Once you’ve gotten the right menu design, you’ll see how effective it can be in getting the customers’ mouths to water.