Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace

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1295 reviews
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Enjoy Ship Tavern’s beers on tap along with a large selection of bottled beers while watching sporting events on the plasma TV. Ship Tavern features a casual menu and the freshest seafood in town. This Denver Colorado restaurant is also home to the region’s best prime rib, Rocky Mountain trout, prime steaks, fresh seafood & the best lobster salad sandwich in town.

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Sun 11:00AM - 11:15AM 1:00PM - 1:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:15AM 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 1:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 11:00AM - 11:15AM 1:00PM - 1:30PM

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Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place food was great service awesome a bit pricey but it’s worth it.

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LL
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time to the Brown Palace and Ship's Tavern. Loved the history and detail of the hotel and the Tavern was fun and the right call. Had excellent prime rib and cocktails in a bar setting with lots of great people watching. Great deserts and service, too. Will be back soon!

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food and atmosphere.

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Best Prime Rib in the world!

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MR
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with a ton of history. Service is always spectacular and the food is simply, a cut above what you will be able to get anywhere

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M
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service were exceptional. The staff was friendly and the portions were amazing.

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JW
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

I guess I expected a little more. My bourbon drink was outrageously $22 and in a high end steak house I’ve paid in the high $15....NOT $22. The place did not warrant charging such a premium price.

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J
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The trout fish and chips was spectacular but the Rueben was the worst I've ever had, and I've had a lot. Can't believe they charge for it.

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SH
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We said it was for an anniversary and no mention was made of it.

Our dinner was paid in advance including the tip but we were asked again for a tip. We did not know this until we got home . We have called the restaurant but have heard nothing.

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KR
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Came back for a 2nd business lunch on MLK day. The place was pretty empty, but the food was pretty good and good service. Good spot for lunch meetings on that side of downtown.

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RM
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Their dinner menu has changed and does not reflect what is on their website. Their entree options are limited to 6 or 7 specials and their steak options were either Prime Rib or a $50 Waygu T-Bone. Instead of bread, they served broken crackers wrapped in cellophane with butter. Our waiter didn't offer a salad, so we had to request it. The food was okay, but nothing special. The $50 steak was a little dry, but the Prime Rib was good. This used to be our favorite spot in Denver for dinner. Sadly, we will probably not be back.

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Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Sadly one of my old favorites. Ordered the 24 oz t bone medium and it came dry and well done. The chef said it was my fault.🧐

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D
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

They have changed the menu and don’t offer many DINNER choices. Service was slow. My husband ordered fish n chips. They made it with trout. With the SKIN on which of course stick to the batter . Mostly batter. Hardly any fish

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JG
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was excellent. We enjoyed our pasta dish as well as the wonderful salad. The waiter was exceptionally helpful attentive and thoughtful. He provided a free dessert because it was our 22nd anniversary! So I thank you!

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KR
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The setting/ambience is fun.
Service was attentive (thanks Don).
Food was decent (I had the apple quinoa salad, but the club sandwich looked really good).

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RK
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

30th anniversary went perfectly and everything went good and waitress was super and we will do it again

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c
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Menu had changed from what was on website, miss having the tuna. A bit expensive for some items ie the salmon. Still a historic gem & great to visit during the holidays to see the lobby decorations.

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l
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent but the food was not. We have been coming there for years and have ALWAYS had great food and top notch service. We had two dishes that were cold and one steak that was ordered medium rare that was served medium well. This is not what we expect from the Ship Tavern or the Brown Palace. We have so many years of fond memories and good times but this visit disappointed. Also, don't like the menu changes. Bring back the short rips and the almond trout!! Change up the menu a bit.

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DR
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a celebration and it was a wonderful experience.

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EL
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I love this place especially since I was married there 54 year ago. Only two slightly negative comments. Our waitress, thought efficient and good, just did not have a warm welcoming smile and attitude I expect in a great eating place. An the clam chowder is mediocre. There are many recipes much better than this.
Erik Lessing I forgot to mention that you on line reservation system is fabulous. I should be the model for all other restaurants.

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OT
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food that is served here will be forever remembered. Everything they serve is outstanding. Not to be missed. Onion Soup, Wedge Salad and their ever famous Prime Rib. This wonderful restaurant is not to be missed.

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l
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Very disappointing meal. The wagyu ribeye was ridiculously tough, the pasta over cooked and we had to send the prime rib back twice . The cocktails, however, were the saving grace. Excellently crafted.
Go for drinks, eat elsewhere.

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CH
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Chicken sandwich so-so. No exceptional taste or presentation. Really miss Bison Burger. No food for dietary restrictions. Really need to visit non-creamy choices for soup and other dishes. Truffle french fries dry and hard. Probably will not revisit unless menu items change.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Dessert wowed us but the entrees, salads, soups were just so so

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BH
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

This is not the same restaurant that I have known and loved for 40 years. The service was terrible, the menu uninspired, and the traditional “pampering” missing entirely. What was meant to be special was merely irritating. Thanks for asking!

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PD
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Can be a bit pricey, but was a wonderful meal for lunch!

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Mexico City
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Really Expensive, the food, not even close to being good. The beef sandwich, which is supposed to be the great thing, was served cold 3 times in a row.

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AE
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

The wonderful Ship Tavern that we used to know and love has become a noisy sport's bar. Our waiter we had that night was high and the noise was deafening.

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DM
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The seafood chowder was delicious! I had the lobster roll and it was okay, not great. My husband had the turkey club and said it was pretty good. The french fries were really good! We shared the chocolate cake for dessert and that was delicious also. Portion sizes are large, so easily shareable.

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CR
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

I took a friend who had never been to the Brown Palace before. I was counting on a special experience for her, but the service and food were underwhelming. They have very few options for vegetarians. We both ordered salads, and had only Pelligrino to drink. My Quinoa salad was small, seemed wilted, and had hardly any quinoa in it. The second tier person on staff (I couldn't tell if he was a host, busser or runner), followed the server with a pepper grinder, but turned around halfway to our table, and then put it back without offering to us! I had to flag him down to ask for pepper on the salads. Then, when the server finally brought the $44 check, we paid with three $20 bills, $60. We waited 15 minutes, and she finally came back - not with change, but to ask if we wanted change! Yes. We wanted change. We didn't intend to leave a 36% tip. I was overall disappointed in the experience. I was excited to go and share this special place with a Colorado newcomer, but left feeling like the level of service and product offerings both could have been much better.

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TT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been dining in the Ship's Tavern since 2000 & I have always felt that it is a very special Restaurant.
My Family also enjoys this Restaurant.

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P
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Authentic Colorado history experience. Governor Boettcher's amazing design models of sailing ships are mounted throughout the restaurant. Casual dining in one of the early hotels in Denver.
Food was good; some creativity and interest. Croque Madame was the special the day we visited.

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BL
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time taking my fiance for his first time to the Ship Tavern for lunch over the holidays. Cocktails and food were wonderful, only to be surpassed by the fantastic wait staff,

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Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had so much fun! It was Christmas.

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NS
Tucson
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks to the staff for accommodating our large party on short notice. We needed a place for our office holiday gift exchange before our group dinner, and this was just right! We had drinks and snacks and we are already talking about holding next year’s party at the Brown Palace!

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KT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was very good. Incorrect side brought but waiter corrected that. Noisy so if you have any hearing issues don't come during high volume times. Too bad wait staff have to also clear tables , it keeps them from providing the best service they should and could.

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p
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

My server was excellent, and the only saving grace of the evening. I was dining alone, and it took 30 minutes to get my appetizer--crab cakes. When they finally arrived, they were mushy, undercooked and lukewarm. My server acknowledged how bad they were and took them off my tab. Then, I waited another 25 minutes for my prime rib sandwich. It was okay, but by this time I was over the experience, and ready to be finished. A real disappointment in terms of timing, food/cooking quality and lack of attentiveness from anyone except my server.

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SO
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, prime rib, salmon, cheesecake. Drinks expensive, but good pour. Liked the piano man and ambience. Will be back. Brown Place is also well worth the visit.

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S
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have frequented the Brown Palace Hotel and all of its hotel amenities, restaurants, bars and spa for over 30 years--for a reason (plus can pop over to Ships Tavern for lunch from across the street with fabulous server Molly). Nothing better in downtown Denver, the history, beauty, food, and ambiance make it a landmark. I will forever go. Thanks, Susan Griffin

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IF
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Meals were cold when delivered to our table. Took nearly an hour for our food while people around us came in later and were already eating. One meal was to come with waffle fries came with a salad. Food was okay even if it was cold. Waiter apologized, but I doubt I’d revisit. We went as it was recommended to us ( three in our party) as a fun place with piano music. None that evening. Brown Palace was beautifully decorated so that made things a little better.

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