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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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Thanksgiving 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

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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Details
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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (17)
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Neighborhood Gem (8)
Romantic (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Great Beer (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Happy Hour (5)
People Watching (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Good for Groups (4)
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Disabled Access (3)
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Live Music (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 17, 2013

My meal was overcooked. They did comp it, but dissapointing given the price. On other hand my wife was very satisfied with her meal.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 15, 2013

Joined 2 friends for our annual Christmas lunch and the decorations at the Brown Palace were superb. Really got us into the holiday spirit. Lunch at the Ship Tavern was excellent although somewhat pricey. Service was very good. Would go again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 14, 2013

The dozen of oysters rockefeller that we had for an appetizer were not the same as what we have previously had at the restaurant. Unlike the normally blended mixture served on top of the oysters, this time they were served with large chunks of bacon/ham and greens on top which were a little overpowering and took away the salty/sweetness of the oysters.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 14, 2013

We have come here every year before Christmas for many years. It is a small, sophisticated bar perfect for couples or small groups of 4 or 6. The drinks are very good, and the food is good as well. The Brown Palace has so much wonderful tradition, and it is especially lovely during the holidays. We look forward to coming every year.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 13, 2013

I love to bring clients and suppliers to the Tavern - always great food and impressive. The Christmas setting always has that WOW factor and it is a classy place

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 10, 2013

We could not have asked for better service, food, or attention. Celebrating a special mother/daughter holiday occasion, even though we were 1/2 hour late checking into the hotel, the restaurant held our table. We were given one of the best seats in the restaurant and the food was beautifully presented, cooked to perfection and nothing went to waste. Will look forward to the next time we can visit downtown Denver and this wonderful restaurant.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 7, 2013

The food is of no better quality than, say, Red Robin, although there are some luxury items such as oysters on the half shell (tasty but very small). I had a spinach salad w/ seared salmon--generous portion, and the salmon was prepared nicely (seared & med. rare) but it didn't taste quite fresh, and I didn't care for the creamy salad dressing. I've had similar dishes at many other restaurants, much better, for half the price. My youngest had a grilled cheese, made with what looked like Velveeta (blech). My husband had a Reuben which was fine, but the bill for a family of four (incl. one ordering from the kids' menu) came to over $200 including tip. For that kind of money in Denver you should get top quality. This was nowhere close.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 7, 2013

Every year we go down to the parade of lights and stay at the Comfort Inn and we enjoy eating at the Ship;s Tavern. The food is good and the atmosphere is enjoyable and family friendly. Our grandchildren are 4 and 7 and really like the atmosphere and our waiter was very child friendly. It was great with the cold weather that we just walked across the walkway to get to dinner. They also love all the beautiful decorations all over the Brown Palace. We're looking forward to next year.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 7, 2013

Thank you for accommodating our large group, many ages. Also 3 of us appreciated the gluten-free menu.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 30, 2013

Three girlfriends and I had a lovely lunch here. Good food, great waiter, lovely hotel (Brown Palace) at Christmas.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 27, 2013

Scheduling, service and ambience were excellent but we were disappointed with the food. Prime rib sandwich was not what I remembered from past visits, with too much gristle and under cooked. Lobster salad sandwich was chewy. Since this was a retirement luncheon, we had hoped for a better food experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 16, 2013

"vintage" is the new black..and The Tavern has kept itself relevant without going in and changing everything... it is unique.. not many like it left. The service could be a little more retro vintage friendly to match the rest of it...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 16, 2013

Scott was the best and most professional waiter we have had.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2013

I've dined at the Ship several times, and their soups and salads are always top-notch. This time I had one of the best cobb salads I've ever eaten, and my friend had the salmon salad and thought the fish was fabulous. We both also loved the Laughing Lab beer, which we ordered after the waitress brought us a sample to try.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 1, 2013

The Ship Tavern has it all, ambiance, great food, service and John KIte on the piano. He is absolutely fabulous and fun! I wonderful place to go anytime or a special occasion.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2013

Ship Tavern is located in the beautiful Brown Palace hotel. It is a comfortable, intimate, upscale casual tavern with soft lighting. It had two TVs playing (with the sound low) which can be good or bad depending... The waiter was professional and knowledgeable but not fake or fawning.

We had prime ribs which the waiter told us is what that place is known for. My end cut was enjoyable, but given my level of expectation, which the waiter had cultivated, along with the price, it should have been better.

I was pleased to learn that ST has a large gluten free menu in which many of the items from the standard menu are available in a very tasty, gluten-free version.

I'm told that the dessert (of which I did not partake) was phenomenal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 27, 2013

Despite having a reservation, we waited 15 minutes to be seated and another 15 minutes to see a waiter. I ordered the Salmon Oscar for a whopping $38 and it was the smallest piece of salmon I have ever seen. My table mate ordered the salmon spinach salad for $20 and she had twice as much salmon. My husband's Buffalo burger was also over-priced and disappointing. There are so many great restaurants downtown that I would not recommend the Ship Tavern. This was our second visit and it was equally disappointing.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 27, 2013

I took my daughter to dinner here last Sunday night after she completed her Cotillion class that was given in a Brown Palace ball room. The atmosphere was lively and there were a lot of sports fans having a good time and I noticed several tables with kids and/or other Cotillion parents with their kids. Food and appetizers took way too long. I didn't really pay attention at first, but they forgot to bring bread until I asked and then brought the appetizer and my daughter's dish at +30 minutes and at +45 minutes I had to get up and ask the waiter for my food which had been sitting. Other people were getting served ahead. Great sports bar or restaurant if your not in a hurry. I recommend you pass if you value service. I regret going.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 26, 2013

Arrived a few minutes early and the host seemed overwhelmed. He noted our reservation, but appeared confused by where to seat us, etc. When we were finally seated it took a while for the server to greet the table. One of the meals had an issue. The order was a salmon salad, but the salmon was VERY under cooked. The server removed it for a re-fire immediately, but the salad was not returned for almost 25 minutes. By this time our meals were cold as we waited for our friend's meal to be re-delivered. By the time the salad arrived we were really rushed to eat and get to the concert venue. A manager visited the table stating he knew there was an issue, but did not seem to be sincere or aware of the delay. Not a good response & average visit.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 26, 2013

I was so impressed with this restaurant. My friends eat meat, but I don't so I called ahead to see if they could make something vegetarian for me. They actually called me back to see what I was in the mood for and ended up making me an outstanding vegetable risotto. Just lovely.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 25, 2013

Great but very expensive for the setting. Then we went to the cigar bar, no drinks, hamburgers, coffee and two cigars. Met kids. Was very expensive there also so this is a special occasion place. Did enjoy it.

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 19, 2013

The food was decent yet overpriced. However, the thing I did not pay for was our waiter's condescension. Horrible, belittling demeanor. I felt insulted and talked down to.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 17, 2013

I took a client to Ship Tavern for lunch and had a perfect lunch. The atmosphere was very pleasant. The food was outstanding. And the service was top notch. But most importantly, even though it was a full room, we were able to have a conversation without having to change our voice tone and enjoy the full hour and half we were there.

I highly recommend the Ship Tavern at The Brown Palace.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2013

Who does not love a visit to the grand dame of Denver, The Brown Palace. Food at the Ship Tavern can be good, great or mediocre...seems to depend on the day, who is in the kitchen and who is serving. It isn't the most consistent of experiences but when they get it right they have wonderful prime rib, a great lobster club sandwich, and decadent potato chips made in house.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 12, 2013

It took over an hour for one cheeseburger. The food wasn't even that good, they have better burgers at some fast food restaurants. Considering the bill for 2 drinks, one appetizer and a cheeseburger entree was $70, I was extremely disappointed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 11, 2013

The food and drinks were very good, and the service was excellent as usual. We happened to land there in the middle of Denver's Great American Beer Festival, and so the Tavern, as were likely most others others in downtown Denver, was full of loud, partying Festival goers, making it difficult to hear conversation at our table.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 9, 2013

It is noisy at happy hour. The Prime Rib is the best we have ever had and the service was really great with "Don". We also had the Ginger Crème Brulee which was wonderful. We need to remember to go after happy hour. There are other great sounding dishes to try but we always have to Prime Rib!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 6, 2013

Had the special chicken sandwich on the Ciabatta bread. It was an amazing combination of cheese, tomato, grilled onions...terrific! It was served with the thin sweet potato fries with nice chunky salt crystals. The seared salmon salad on spinach was just as amazing. Green goddess dressing on the leaves, and topped with caramelized pecans, feta and blackberries. Both dishes were very tasty with beautiful presentation as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 5, 2013

Picked the ShipTavern over the Palace Arms for our anniversary dinner because the menu, being more "down to earth" (though not much less pricey) was more to our liking. Had a very good wine before some excellent onion soup and a tender 14 oz. ribeye steak, accompanied by a tasty twice-baked potato and perfectly steamed broccoli. The service was very good, the waiter attentive, but the main course took a long time getting there. The room was a little noisy, but I should not have been surprised. The capper was a surprise huge piece of black bottom pie for dessert, courtesy of the manager, in honor of the occasion. The black bottom pie was exceptional, and we managed to eat it all despite the ample main course. Very nice, memorable meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 4, 2013

Great birthday lunch with a dear friend. Best French Onion Soup. Speaking of onions the onion rings were delicious. Liked that they are open for lunch until 5:00. Able to see an afternoon movie and then grab lunch .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2013

I first dined here in the early 1960s, and my fond memories are not disappointed upon infrequent returns to Denver. Then there were three items on the menu- prime rib, trout and steak. They're still there, and I can vouch for the continuing greatness of both the prime rib and steak. My daughter raved over her shrimp dish as well. The ambience is always warm, lively and informal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 27, 2013

This place seems like it could be great but it was just missing a little bit for the price.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 23, 2013

This not a restaurant if you want have a conversation over a meal, just to loud and tables are too tightly located

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 21, 2013

I was unable to attend but my guests (from Texas) said it was excellent and memorable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 21, 2013

The Ship Tavern is fabulous! We have known Frank for many years. He is special to us and he makes each time there memorable. The food is always great and we love the energy from everyone.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2013

Server was slow to get to us, old fashioned grocery store buns (altho they were warm) wine poor per glass selection at$9.00 for a small poor and entree was good but not exceptional. Would not plan to return.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 13, 2013

My cousin was married in Sante Fe that morning and came to The Brown Palace for their Honeymoon night and then on to Breckenridge. We had dinner in The Ship's Tavern and it was perfect. The infamous Prime Rib Sandwich is still infamous and the Scampi and Rocky Mt Trout were hits as well. It was a perfect dinner in an intimate setting. It was great to catch up with them.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 30, 2013

Service was attentive, but relaxed. Food was excellent. Noise level a little high for a business meeting.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 23, 2013

Really enjoy the Prime Rib sandwich!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 14, 2013

We recently had a very nice dinner at the Tavern: the food was delicious, the service was good, and the evening was pleasant. There was a small group of very boisterous happy hour folks that prevented much in the way of conversation, but all was well when they moved on. Our waiter was pleasant, though sometimes "absent" when needed. I had the pear cocktail- not much taste and wouldn't order again.
We enjoy the Tavern for the food and relaxed atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch
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