Ship Inn Seafood and Steak
Ship Inn Seafood and Steak

Ship Inn Seafood and Steak

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.shipinn.net/
  • Phone: 6103637200x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;
    Dinner: Daily: 3:00pm - 10:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Ricardo Victoria
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Three Formal Dining areas with fireplaces available
    Large open room with view of patio
  • Private Party Contact: Terri Stevens 6103637200x
  • Entertainment: Live music every Friday: 7:00pm until 10:00 pm
  • Special Events: Live Music Every Friday in the Lounge 7:00 until 10:00pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ship Rd and Rt 30
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: On site parking available
A word from Ship Inn Seafood and Steak
Ship Inn Seafood and Steak - Oldest Historical and the Crown Jewel of Chester County.
Original building built in 1796 has since carried its tradition of great food and ambiance.

Come dine in the same style as patrons from our past.
Serving only the best fresh seafood and steak daily.
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Ship Inn Seafood and Steak reviews from OpenTable diners
41 reviews since May 18, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelQuiet
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (20)romantic (18)neighborhood gem (16)fit for foodies (9)great for outdoor dining (8)great for lunch (8)great for brunch (5)good for groups (4)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (3)notable wine list (3)scenic view (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • detnob1
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We celebrated our 40th Anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 7th. I called ahead to reserve a nice table and the person I spoke to was very happy to accommodate us. We had the best seat in the house and were even given a complimentary glass of Champagne with a Strawberry on the rim. Our Appetizers (Oysters and Mushroom Bisque), dinners (Steak Diane and Seafood Themidor) were first class as was the service. We will return and spread the word.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the money
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I had dinner there on a Friday night. There were only a few customers there. The service was slow and unprofessional, and the food was only average. Now I think I know why there were so few customers there. There are better options.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary
    Gr8foodluvers
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We have passed by the Ship Inn many times and decided to spend our anniversary there. From the appetizer to the desserts, our food was outstanding. The sea bass was so delicious. Our waiter was attentive but not smothering. We also met some wonderful new friends at the bar. Oh and our bartender, Donald, makes a great manhattan and Cosmo. Will visit again
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomenal Experience
    YardleyDave
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife and I were entertaining out of town guests. We wanted a popular spot with great food and ambience, but formal enough for us to be able to engage in conversation. The Ship Inn delivered on all counts. Our party of 6 was seated in a small room that was perfect for our group. The portions were large. I had one of the specials - a broiled seafood combination. My wife had lobster thermidor. Both were excellent. Service was prompt and professional. Our waiter never hovered, but was always nearby. Our guests were impressed by the whole experience. We are already planning a return trip.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great meal
    snowboundVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    had a girls night out at the Ship. Friday night music with the bar was wonderful. Scallops were seasoned perfectly. server was friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Both entrees, crab cakes and a sea bass stuffed with crab imperial were very good and fairly priced. The waiter Jack is excellent and we asked for his table as he had served us once before. Very happy with the desert as well. It was a crepe stuffed with cheese cake filling in a strawberry sauce with a fresh strawberry and a dab of ice cream. We asked to share it and Jack brought it out on two plates. A very nice evening.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • luv2eat
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Good was prepared perfectly. Waitress was personable and took care of our every need. Atmosphere was just what we were looking for on our date night. Live music, historic ambience, beautiful views of garden and patio.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st visit
    Dinkwadog
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    If you're looking for a historic setting with good food and excellent service, try the Ship Inn.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent Food & Service
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Was traveling on business and used OpenTable to find this lovely restaurant. Excellent food - I had the mushroom bisque followed by blackened sea bass. Food was perfect, and service by Barbara was stellar - great personality, with pleasant humor. Fine dining with a casual flair that is perfect for those Friday and Saturday night dinners with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointment
    Gparf
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Our meal was close to inedible and expensive. We will not go back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service, tasty food!
    sw344389
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Had a great dining experience here at Ship Inn. Service was friendly and outstanding. Manager stopped by at most of the tables checking on the food quality. Dinner was quite tasty. Would recommend stopping by if you are in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A True Gem
    snowboundVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Nice quiet evening having dinner at the Ship Inn. Had the Lemon Snapper dinner special, outstanding. Vegetables were perfectly done. My husband ordered the crab cakes. Best we have ever had. The Ship Inn is the go to place in Exton for great seafood and steak
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great evening out!
    LoveLunchesout
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner out at the Inn. It had been some time since I was there and now will make plans to go back again soon. Great meal and service!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Joseph
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    While traveling in Philadelphia area, just came across the spot, and glad we did. Very nice atmosphere, with special attention from the staff. Great quality of food and wine.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • snowboundVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Ship Inn is truly a gem. Dined last night out on the patio. Very nice ambiance. Had the seafood platter, well prepared, fresh not overdone. Ordered a bottle of Layer Cake, great wine. Keep up the good work Ship Inn
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful
    artfuldiner
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    The Ship Inn was a delight! The service was excellent and the food expertly prepared. The food leans more toward traditional fare and it was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old feel, mediocre food
    Dinerwithkids
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had never been to Ship Inn but decided to try it for Father's Day with our two young children. It was kid friendly, but you definitely felt a senior citizen vibe throughout the whole place. The background music that engulfed the place was from the early 70's and most of the clientele were well over 60. We did go early due to the kids, but it was pretty empty. The food was mediocre, which was surprising as they boast having a "young new chef" with some sort of "foodie" reputation. It was so-so, but I would try somewhere else next time. Maybe my expectations were too high.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Chloe198
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Great food. The desserts were delicious! Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I have passed the Ship Inn many times but this is the first time I dined there. The food was excellent. It was a great value. I will be going back in the near future.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dedeeat
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Overall good experience. Filet mignon was okay. Lobster tail didn't taste like lobster. It tasted like it was prepared with other food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening!
    2dine
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    My husband and I went for our anniversary. We arrived a little early to get a cocktail before dinner. No seats at the bar so we were going to sit outside. It was early, so General Manager said that we could just take our time and have our dinner on the patio if we wanted. Eric was our waiter and he was very attentive, without being overbearing. He was knowledgeable about the menu and was able to make recommendations. We had wine and appetizers outside, but then a storm rolled through so we ended up inside for dinner. Food was terrific...my husband had the seafood thermador and was very pleased.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 18, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 61 reviews are from the Ship Inn Seafood and Steak reviews archive.
  • BuntzVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    It had been a few years since our last dinner at Ship Inn, but we will be back. Our food was quite good and nicely and promptly served. We had pleasant evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome as usual
    Scott
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Haven't been here in several years. As good or better than I remembered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner Mother's Day
    Jenn
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Food and drinks were outstanding. Our favorite new restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Food was delicious and served hot. 4 of us dined on Mother's Day and the service was great! Great dinner choices in the menu.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Outdoor Patio
    snowboundVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We were celebrating Mothers Day with the family and had a lovely experience. Had an opportunity to sit outside, weather was perfect, enjoyed the ambiance of the patio. I had the seafood platter, everything was fresh and well prepared. Looking forward to coming back again
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a Special Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We took ourfamily of 6 to dinner after West Chester Graduation. The food was wonderful! I can say that I would only go back for a special occassion because the overall cost was more that what we usually spend. For a special occassion though it was perfect.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kkings
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We were a party of eight people celebrating two birthdays. We had a wonderful dinner, everyone licked the plate clean, our servers were wonderful we didn't have to wait for anything and everyone got what they ordered.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place for dinner
    foodie
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Food was good except for the roguefort pear salad. The dressing was port wine based and overdone with port wine, my daughter took a couple of bites and could not eat it, when the waitress picked it up she offered a different salad but we were ready for our entrée by then, I thought that they would credit the bill since it was inedible but they did not, we are not complainers and would not request they do the right thing. This did not leave me with a positive feeling about the restaurant. If they had credited us for the salad it would have gone a long way as an act of good will and also effort to please their patrons, No matter how good the dinner this left me with a bad impression and I will not be returning to Ships Inn,
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great time!
    LoveLunchesout
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We had a great time at our dinner - the ambience was really nice (still chilly enough to have a fire going in the fireplace). The food was excellent- lots of good choices for both main meal and dessert.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Dinner
    foodangel
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Our family of 7 including a 2 year old enjoyed our incredible Easter Meal. The service was amazing, with friendly and attentive wait staff. The food was awesome and everything we asked for, for the 2 year old was delivered promptly. It was a great experience, and our 3rd Easter Dinner At the Ship Inn. It is definitely an Easter tradition for our family.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 Star Dining
    snowboundVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Dining at its best. Table was ready when we arrived. Greeted by a lovely hostess. Server was outstanding. I had the seafood platter, everything was fresh. Even though it was a holiday, we were allowed to take our time dining. Cake Richard for dessert, if you like chocolate, order this. Not to miss.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Went with extended family for Easter at lunch time. Food was excellent, service attentive and a very pleasant experience overall.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious meal!
    southernbelle
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The tuna special with a mango/strawberry/tropical topping on top of the tuna with jasmine rice was amazing. The tuna was cooked just they way I requested and the medley of flavors was wonderful. My companions had the scallops and shrimp entree and greatly enjoyed their meals. We sat in a more traditional room, which was quiet and optimal for our conversations. Service was good and we never felt rushed as we spent quality time catching up with each other. The restaurant also offers a more casual area and outside seating in better weather.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good points: outstanding food;
    JeffnPA
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Good points: outstanding food; attentive and personable service; visible and very friendly management; most pleasant and exclusive environment. Detractors: Served the salad before the appetizers; a bit pricey, but the quality of the food and dining experience justified it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Selection
    Shukokai
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Your selection of foods was excellent, especially since we had to have fish that Friday. The joys of being Catholic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Cut Above!
    EdandBarb
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    A very nice restaurant with great food, good service and a nice feel. We were well satisfied and would certainly return. My oysters were nice and fresh, the paella was very tasty and the bing cherry desert was great. My wife's beet salad was perfect, and her filet mignon was prepared just right. The only problem we had was choosing what to order off of the menu.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find
    John
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    A group of us were traveling on business and found this on Open Table. Since we were in a historic area we wanted a location that fit. This is the place. Great food and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Glad we had a gift certificate
    shipwright53
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    My brother and sister-in-law gave us a gift certificate for Ship Inn at Christmas. We have dined there a few times before. We didn't have high expectations, given our prior visits, but we keep an open mind, and base our experience on the current visit. Both of our meals were overly salty. We would generally carry out leftovers, if there are any. But, this time my wife left her meal unfinished, and didn't ask to have it wrapped to take home. The only reason I am not rating the service as excellent is because we were not offered any compensation for dissatisfaction we expressed. Perhaps offering to take a glass of wine off of the bill might have been appreciated?
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed another evening
    snowboundVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Had a very nice evening. Crab cakes were prepared perfectly. Service was good, server attentive, atmosphere wonderful.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.