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Ship Inn Seafood and Steak

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324 reviews
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Here at Ship Inn Seafood & Steak, we pride ourselves in providing an excellent dining experience from detailed service to the freshest ingredients.

Our original building was built in 1796 and has since carried a tradition of welcoming guests for a memorable dining experience.

We welcome private dining, bar patrons, as well as private events. We have separate dining rooms which are perfect for that special event such as a corporate luncheon, rehearsal dinner, etc. Our goal is to make your special event as memorable as possible.

We look forward to extending our hospitality and fine cuisine to you and your guests while you dine in one of Chester County's oldest and most historical buildings.



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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Daily: 3:00pm - 10:00pm;
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(610) 363-7200
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Business Casual
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Cross street
Ship Rd and Rt 30
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On site parking available
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Let us make your private event a memorable one, in our one-of-a-kind historical landmark laced with historic ambiance with a flair of contemporary cuisine. We take pride in providing an exceptional dining experience that is coupled with the freshest ingredients and exceptional service.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials


Our AMAZING Mother's Day Brunch will begin at 11am with our Mother's Day Dinner Menu to follow.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 324 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 7 days ago

We had a lovely time for my mother's 89th birthday. Great food and we'll lit for the elderly.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I have been to Ship Inn many times in the past and have mostly enjoyed it. This visit was not so great. We were a party of 6 for Easter dinner and were very disappointed with the food and the service. Our food was so undercooked as to be almost inedible and the service was extremely slow. Would not recommend and will not spend another holiday there.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went for a late dinner after Easter Vigil Mass. Their draft beer was down, but the cosmos were excellent (as usual) and they had a good selection of wines by the glass. We started with terrific oysters (they had three types of choose from). The salads were good, and the entrees (Sea Bass and Surf & Turf) were excellent. We finished with very good bread pudding and mouse for dessert. Our server was extremely friendly and we never had to wait for anything. We've been coming to the Ship Inn off and on for nearly 30 years, and this experience will encourage us to come back more often.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We had a large group after a funeral service and the food was hot, delicious and the wait staff were both wonderful.
The only thing I would change is better fresher coffee. I am a huge coffee fan and was not impressed with the coffee. It tasted old and burnt.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We were here for lunch and it exceeded our expectations. The menu provided a lot of choices and there were specials as well. The food and service were top notch. The dining room was very pleasant. The outside of the restaurant doesn’t have much curb appeal. It’s a nice old stone house but with no charming touches on the exterior. The inside, however, is lovely and welcoming.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Family reunion group of 9. Our table was ready and service was perfect. Many choices on the menu. Everyone ordered different dishes and all enjoyed their food.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Hadn’t been to Ship Inn is years. We invited out
Of town guests for a meal that everyone enjoyed.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

I made the reservation to celebrate my girl friend's birthday. We both were very impressed by the service and the food was really really good. The next time we are in the area we will be back. Thank you for making our celebration memorable!

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We sat in the bar for a drink before dinner and I thought the bartender was rude to me.

We had a very nice waitress for dinner but the food was disappointing. I got the corn beef & cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day and it wasn’t very good. My husband did enjoy his lamb stew and the salads were good.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Food consistently high quality and at a reasonable price point. Service s bit below quality of the food - but perfectly acceptable. Will go again. Good for dinner conversation in a larger group.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Excellent seafood. Service was very slow. 20 minutes until we received water or asked for drink order. Nice ambiance great clams and seafood salad. Will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

cant believe I have been driving past this gem for a few years now. I will definitely be going back soon.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Service was excellent. Food was good but the portions were way too small. I left feeling hungry. Brussel Sprouts are not a good choice for veggie of the day. How many people really eat Brussel Sprouts?

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Historically have enjoyed it here, but in the last two years food quality and portion have suffered. Shrimp and Crab meat special was very good, but the calamari was pizza shop quality and the sea bass was like a small filet-o-fish from McDonald's. Service was very good, no complaints. Its a shame, we love the historical ambiance but won't be back.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food, great service. I had the rack of lamb which was cooked just like I like it, medium rare. It had a very tasty sauce.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

We had a great time here! My mom loved her steak filet, it was cooked perfectly. I had the crab cake and it was the best I’ve ever had! The desserts were amazing too! The restaurant is very nice and cozy especially while sitting by the fireplace. Our waitress, Carrie, was very attentive, gave perfect recommendations on everything from appetizers to entrees to desserts (she was right on everything we ordered being really good) and she was very nice. I can’t wait to go again!!!

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The rooms are lovely and it's great to be seated near one of the many fireplaces on a chilly day! The menu is limited but the food is good quality. The waiter totally messed up one of the orders (brought a steak filet instead of salmon) and although he made a small attempt at an apology I would have thought the restaurant would have done something more. (The diner accepted the filet because he didn't want to keep everyone else waiting while the kitchen corrected the order; the waiter just accepted that and never mentioned it again.) I did indicate on the Open Table reservation that the occasion was a birthday but there was nothing special offered or done by the restaurant towards that (a complimentary dessert might have been nice).

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Bar atmosphere was great, then into dining room it was quiet and very warm with the fireplace.
Hostess and waitress were great.

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3.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Nice restaurant in converted older home, the room we were seated in had a nice fireplace, a cozy touch. Steak and Salmon were our entree choices this evening, both selections were well prepared, good flavors, and generous portion sizes. Nice wine list to complement our meal choices. Server knew menu well, easily fielding our inquiries, was attentive without hovering. Overall, an enjoyable evening.

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

The service was quite slow for how empty the place was. The calamari starter was really good, but the burgers were very ordinary. Would go back if it was the only option - found it quite pricey

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4.0Dined on January 18, 2018

My Salmon with brie dill sauce and jasmine rice was the best salmon I've had dining out.
Atmosphere was nice and cozy, felt the great vibe in the room from the robust crowd of people in the place. everyone was happy with their meals and service. Colleen stopped by the table to check in on us and we also booked a party with her for springtime. Looking forward to returning.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

We've been regulars for 7 years and have never been disappointed.
The service is professional and attentive and the creative cusine is beyond words.
Anything with seafood is a must!
I've read a few negative reviews on line of late, but noticed they were all guests on New Year's Eve !!!
The Ship Inn is the kind of restaurant serious Open Table diners flock to and rest assured they will enjoy a quality dining experience.
Thank you Michael, Gertie and Colleen.

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2.0Dined on January 12, 2018

The prices were too high and did not match the quality of the service and food. We ordered a $38 bottle of wine and the sweet waitress spilled as she was pouring our glasses. While very friendly, the service did not match the prices.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Beautiful building and decore...too bad the food was not as pleasant. Food was cold and over cooked. Bree cheese was delicious but was served with 4 townhouse crackers - very odd pairing and certainly not enough crackers for the amount of cheese served. Desert had a good flavor but, again, was cold. Service was not great either. Very disappointed.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

My first time at the Ship In was New Year's Eve December 2017. Our steaks were cooked to perfection and Richard's chocolate cake was great. Service was friendly too. I will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Great customer service experience. Had the Seafood Platter dinner feature. It was outstanding.
Cozy atmosphere. Table by the fireplace was inviting.
Staff was friendly.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We were not thrilled with our recent dining experience. We went to The Ship Inn for NYE as a special night out. I made the reservation a month in advance thanks to their effective promotional emails. We were sat in a booth area of the restaurant that had bright lighting, loud top 100 hit music and was reminiscent of a diner. The experience was night and day to our experience the NYE prior. When asked if we could move to the dining room that is dimly-lit, cozy and romantic, we were told there wasn't space, perhaps the empty table over there was already ear marked? We did eventually ask for the music to be turned down, it was blaring and did not fit the restaurant. All would have been okay if it wasn't for our warm champagne, luke-warm soup and forgotten oyster order. We were told the manager would be by to apologize for this (not prompted by us), but no one ever came by. Maybe this all would have been okay if more reasonable food options were served, but for a $200 bill, I hoped for a bit more and was sorely disappointed. I recommend the restaurant dim the lights in the booth area, turn on some jazz and chill the bubbly...if you want repeat customers.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

I've enjoyed eating at the Ship Inn many times. The wait staff has always been friendly and courteous. The food has always been great.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We met our best friends there for New Year's Eve dinner. We had beef and our friends had seafood. All 4 dinners were prepared to our requests and were delicious. Our friends live in the area but didn't know it was there. They will be back. We've never left. Recommend to anyone for any occasion.

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Very nice decor- prices were good. Food wonderful. Having great difficulty getting my 100 points credit!!! Manager allegedly named Colleen has dissed me twice!

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Everything was wonderful, from the beautiful and cozy dining room, to the friendly and attentive staff, to the delicious food. I will certainly be back and will also recommend it to others.

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2.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve dinner. Food was lukewarm. Limited menu. Service felt rushed and the restaurant was not that busy

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2.0Dined on December 19, 2017

There are no curtains or shades in the front windows, so we had to move from our table because the sun was too intense. So we were seated in a smaller room which had fireplace and it was cozy. However, it was also dirty on the walls/ceilings because of the gas fireplace. Service was OK-- only a few people to wait on the entire restaurant. It wasn't that busy when we arrived but it was getting busier throughout our meal. 3 of us ordered filet and the way we requested it cooked was not 100% accurately recorded, so we changed plates in order to not have to send food back. One person ordered the filet tips which were full of gristle and way overdone. The spaetzle that came with the tips were hard and completely inedible as well. We did tell Jack, our waiter and he apologized and said he would let the chef know. He also didn't charge us for that meal. I had the filet, cooked medium, and it was delicious with the salad wedge and blue cheese dressing.

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4.0Dined on November 26, 2017

Had not been there in 20 years. Was a favorite for get togethers and family dinners. The Sunday nite dinner menu was perfect for a dinner after Thanksgiving.Limited selection but all parties enjoyed their selection. Will go again!.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Our dinner was a birthday celebration and we wanted a special place to have it. We could not have been more pleased with every aspect of the meal. We will definitely go again!

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

We enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving dinner. The food was good. The service was wonderful. It was an all around enjoyable experience!

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1.0Dined on November 23, 2017

The food for Thanksgiving was bland gravy tasted like wallpaper paste nothing nice to say about this meal

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3.0Dined on November 23, 2017

We went for Thanksgiving. The service was excellent but we were seated in a room entirely by ourselves with a view of the bar which we found disappointing for the holiday.

The main course of turkey with trimmings was tasty with excellent sides but we had only small pieces of turkey as if we got what was left on the bird.

I would pass on the baked Brie app which was served with stale saltines and some Ritz crackers.

A mixed bag but I would give this local favorite another try; appreciate the staff working hard to make a pleasant holiday for others.

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5.0Dined on November 21, 2017

The meal was superb, the martini perfection. The ambiance is historic with panache. Wonderful service as well. I’m a devoted customer.

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3.0Dined on November 13, 2017

Server was less than acceptable. He refilled my water glass 2 times. Each time he grabbed the glass by the rim (rather than the bottom), took the glass to wherever to be refilled, and returned with the same straw and lemon each time. Was this the only glass, straw, and lemon wedge in the restaurant? Server asked me how my meal was. I told him it was very good, except for the mussels. There were mussell shells, but very little inside the shell. I guess he never had a diner say they were disappointed. He said nothing, no apology, etc. Then he walked away and never asked my wife what she thought of her meal (which she had no complaints). We used your reservation system for a special occassion, a birthday celebration Server never asked whose birthday it was and wished that person well. We were one of three couples in the restaurant. Why the server would disappear for long periods of time was not acceptable. Perhaps the fact that we were one of 3 couples in the restaurnat says it all.

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