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About Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace

Enjoy Ship Tavern’s own micro-brewed beer 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.

321 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Between Broadway & Tremont Place

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 297-3111

Website:
http://www.brownpalace.com/

Entertainment:
Pianist plays Wednesday – Saturday: 8:30pm – 11:30pm

Catering:
Off site catering is available from the Ship Tavern or the Brown Palace Hotel catering menus.

Parking Details:
The Brown Palace Hotel has valet parking as you arrive at the entrance of the hotel.

Public Transit:
Bus: Civic Center; Light Rail: 18th & California

Executive Chef:
Michael Wright

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
International award winning "Breckenridge Burbon barrel aged and infused with Brown Palace rooftop Honey"

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Christmas Eve Hours: 11:00am-11:00pm (normal hours of operation)
Holiday and full menu available all day long Credit card is required for all reservations and are subject to a $30 fee if cancellation is made within 2 weeks of the date

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Christmas Day Hours: 11:00am-11:00pm (normal hours of operation)
Holiday and full menu available all day long Credit card is required for all reservations and are subject to a $30 fee if cancellation is made within 2 weeks of the date

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

New Year's Eve Hours: Normal hours of operation.
Live Entertainment 8:00pm-12:00am

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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

Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (20)
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Good for a Date (16)
Cozy (15)
Casual (15)
Authentic (14)
Fun (12)
Comfort Food (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Bar Seating (9)
People Watching (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Romantic (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Great Beer (4)
Seasonal (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Music (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 13 hours ago

The Ship Tavern was a bit of a letdown for us. We went there expecting a really good food experience, but the food was pretty average. The French Onion Soup was good. The Seafood Chowder was good at first, but it was too salty. We split the Lobster Salad Sandwich with Truffle Fries. Both were pretty bland lacking the distinguishable features of lobster or Truffle. The fries were also cold when they came to the table. We gave things one last go and split the Bourbon Bread Pudding, but there was no noticeable Bourbon despite the title. Otherwise, it was a good sweet treat, but still felt like it was missing something. I would say consider going somewhere else if you're going to spend this amount on a meal.

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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

I grew up going to this restaurnat. It has disappointed me in the past, and it does seem to be a little better this time. But they still can't figure out a way to get the food out hot. So, if you want to spend some money and are willing to have warm, not hot food, go for it.

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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

I have been going to this establishment for over 40 years and have always had excellent service and meals either for lunch and dinner.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

Nothing outstanding here. Noisy room, bright lighting, meat and potatoes with all male staff.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

We had only been here in the bar capacity, but it wound up being a great place for lunch. The food was great (my Philly Cheese-steak was only okay, but the Lobster Salad Roll and the Reuben my colleagues ate were amazing). Service was quick and very pleasant. Prices are pretty high (although, it is in the hotel, so not that unusual I suppose, but $17 for a hamburger is pretty high), so if it wasn't on work, it would be pretty expensive for just lunch.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We stayed at the Brown Palace to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The experience was a delight! We had a reservation and were seated almost immediately! The service was prompt!

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The Ship Tavern is outstanding! Great food, great service and very festive this time of year.
The prime rib is excellent. Francisco sees that everything is perfect. He is the best! We always enjoy dining there!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We celebrated my parent's 60th wedding anniversary at one of their all-time most favorite restaurants. Brought back wonderful memories! Food was excellent, superior service and fun atmosphere. Not to mention the beautiful holiday decorations throughout the Brown Palace!!

Thank you for a wonderful evening!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Fun, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Interesting atmosphere. A bit cold for dining. Service inconsistent. Excellent food.
Ok cocktails. Excellent desserts. Warm coffee - prefer hot.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Over-priced for the experience. My wife and I live in Denver and stayed at the Brown Palace in early December/2017 just to try out the hotel. We booked dinner at the Ship Tavern through Open Table. I had 6 oysters, the salmon entree, and a glass of red wine. She had the corn chowder, scallop pasta, and a glass of white wine. The total bill came to $130.00. I'm not opposed to spending some money on a good meal but this did not fall into that category. My wife's meal was cold, my salmon was very small for the price, and the service was lacking, which is probably why one of the meals was cold because it sat a long time waiting to be delivered. And the crowning touch, we had to wait way too long for the check.

Save your money and go across the street to La Loma. Great service and great food for half the price!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The ships tavern has lots of memories and it lived up to my expectations . Can’t beat the prime rib sandwich. Still as good as always.
I can’t wait to return. Donna p

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food and service. The Prime rib sandwich is amazing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The occasion was a book club’s holiday lunch. Very nosy (we were practically yelling to be heard) food was not hot, condiment was requested and not provided, Staff did not check on how we were doing, food okay, but nothing outstanding, presentation also so-so, considering the price. If there were holiday decorations in the Tavern, I didn’t see them.

Best part was the holiday decorations in the lobby. I do not plan to return.

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Our food wasn't nearly as good as last year. We couldn't visit because the noise level was so high. Our group of five will go elsewhere next year for our Christmas lunch.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 4, 2017

When ever we are in Denver we make a point of enjoying the Prime Ribs, our favorite

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

It was the parade of lights in downtown Denver, so we made reservations at this restaurant because we knew that everything else would be full. We were staying at the Brown Palace and thought it would be convenient. The restaurant was a pub with pub food with 5-star restaurant prices. A basket of fries cost $9. All the meals were $30+ each. We ordered salmon with pasta and veggies. We have a few dietary restrictions, but we were willing to be lenient because of the circumstances. The waiter didn't know what was in the dish. Our salmon was served raw. We sent it back and it came back to us raw again. We were expecting amazing service for these kinds of prices, but even that was lacking. It was a disappointing experience. The saving grace of the evening was that the manager comped our food because of the salmon being undercooked.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

A great nautically-inspired eatery with delicious food and relaxed atmosphere. We’ll be back—with our young boys, they loved it too!

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great restaurant, never fails to impress! Love the hotel too, so much history!!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Our waiter was Donnie... he was terrific. The Ship Tavern was well staffed with very good food. Brown Palace was well decorated for the holidays.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Sadly, this was my first time to the Tavern and went on the recommendation of a friend for a special occasion. Burger came out cold and overcooked, service very slow, and place very loud and crowded. Maybe recommend for a (pricey) drink but definitely not dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Bison burger was pretty average. The party that ordered medium rare got well done and vice versa; sides were correct so clearly the kitchen made an error.
Reservation for 11:00, the door not opened until 11:06. Not walker or wheelchair friendly.
Because of the historic nature of the Brown, it is a treat to go, but over the years the food has become very disappointing. The location does not compensate for the food not being worth the price.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 30, 2017

I dined at Ship's Tavern with friends last night. It has been a tradition for us during the holidays for years to have a drink in the lobby, then dinner at Ship's Tavern. Two of us had burgers. My bun had a green half inch spot on it that was unmistakably mold. The waiter came and said that the manager should see it. The manager came by, took it to the kitchen, then returned to tell me it was char from the grill. Impossible! We used a flashlight and all determined it was mold. They did bring me a new bun. The other person ordering a hamburger said her burger was dry. Would you believe they comped her burger? As I said, this has been a tradition for us. We all agreed that we will not be back for dinner. Next year we will have our lobby cocktail, then move on to a different restaurant.

Tags: Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Limited menu, drinks over-priced, staff did not come through with special treatment for birthday guest.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Over-priced ($45each) steaks with mediocre quality. I had a fillet and my son had a ribeye that was so tough he couldn’t eat it.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

(This was for Thanksgiving dinner, and our 'Yes' recommendation would have to be considered more like a "Yes, with reservations")

Including wine and tip, we paid nearly $190.00. Service was fine. Waiter was busy but responsive. However, for a tab nearing $200, we were disappointed that some of the food (sweet potatoes, beans.) arrived at the table cold and while the turkey was barely warm, we would have expected it to have been warmer upon arrival at the table. Turkey appeared to be mostly dark meat. We would have expected a mix of both dark and white. However, the squash soup was delicious and the pumpkin pie was also quite good and an extremely generous helping. I think that anyone dining at The Ship for a holiday meal should be more assertive than we were about the temperature of the cooked entrees. Perhaps service at holiday meals can suffer, but I'm sure an establishment of this reputation will want to ensure that standards are upheld. Maybe we'll be back for a 'normal' non-holiday visit. That prime rib option is tempting, but on holidays I think we'll look at other options.

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Wedding anniversary. Fifty third.

Slow day just before thanksgiving. Promptly seated and greeted. Waitress on her first day at Ships Tavern. If they are smart she will be there a long time. Personable and efficient.

Had prime rib. Tender and delicious. Giant portion. Could have been slightly warmer but some of the best I have ever had. Wife had scallops. They were excellent.

It was pricey but worth it for the occasion.

Have been going there off and on for over forty five years. Still a great place. Not fancy but very pleasant.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We got there early (5:00) so we could move things along. Took 15 minutes for anyone to greet us at our table then another 15 minutes to get our cocktails. The Manhattan was outstanding, love the brandied cherries. Then it took another 45 minutes to get our entrees. Food was very good but the Risotto was warm, not hot. I expect more when I go to the Brown Palace, even in the Ship Tavern. I understand it's not the Palace Arms, but a prompt greeting and hot food should be a standard of any restaurant. Should have gone to La Loma across the street, which is what my wife wanted to do, but I said let's do the Ship Tavern! Once again, I chose wrong.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, People Watching
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

For such a high class hotel I expected service and food to be top notch. We were seated promptly but then it went down hill. Took 20 mins to get bread plate . For lunch we ordered two sandwiches and it took almost an hour.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We went the Brown Palace for the Champagne Cascade and then at the Ship Tavern after the event. My husband's entree did not come out with mine. Both of our meals were not made to our preference. Our sever never returned to our table after taking our order until she dropped off the check...another server checked on my husband's entree when it did not arrive and that same server took our payment. We enjoy the brunch and afternoon tea at the Brown Palace but will not be returning to this part of the hotel.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We always love the Brown Palace & especially love the Ships Tavern--the holiday season has started & this is when we like to go

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

This was the worst experience ever. We had 1100 reservations they don't open until 1100. We were seated at 1115 after all the walk ins. We were ignored while the wait staff watched football. No one served us for 25 mins. We would have left but we were there for the champagne tower. Which was pointless because we missed it waiting for food to arrive. They tried to make it right by buying us a round of drinks, which was put on the bill and I had to complain about. My order came out wrong. I tried to like it, I wanted to like it. So sad. I will be canceling Christmas eve reservations. We will go to Village inn if that is all that is available. So disappointed.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Went here for hubby's bday. Main dish of filet, mashed potatoes and asparagus was good. Ceasar salad was lackluster. Service was ok but a bit off. Meal was quite expensive - something like $275 for 2 adults and one child. I would expect better for those kind of prices - many places in Denver have good food so there is a lot of competition. Probably the best sundae/banana split I've ever had - if you have kids they will LOVE that!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Amazing service! We had the Reuben sandwich and it was delish!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I always visit when I’m in Denver wonder place ! The food and service are great as well as the drinks

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great downtown lunch spot.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 14, 2017

I have been here twice in the last month and the service, food and ambiance are excellent. Good for catching up, good for business. It gets crowded quick, I recommend an earlier reservation if you can do it.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

It's always a treat to have lunch at the Ships Tavern. So popular, so make reservations.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We went to the Ship Tavern on a Tuesday night for our wedding Aniiversary. We are new to Denver and have heard all about the Brown Palace! Well apparently we did not choose the right place at the Brown Palace. It was loud and the service was so slow. The food was okay but nothing special. Apparently the excuse was that they have a new computer system that they are learning. I think our waiter forgot that we were there. Part of my husband's meal was cold but nobody came to check on us or even near us so we could not even tell anyone. It was so loud we could hardly talk with one another. Certainly not the romantic dinner we were hoping for. Is there another restaurant in the Brown Palace that we should have gone to? It totally disappointed us!

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Always love a meal and treat to be in the "Palace". Haven't been there in a long time but did enjoy as much as always.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 6, 2017

While we have had some service issues in the past, Sandra took great care of us - She was all smiles and very professional and competent - Thanks!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy
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