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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 (16)
Business Meals (15)
Good for a Date (12)
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Casual (11)
Fun (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Cozy (11)
Authentic (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Romantic (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Great Beer (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Happy Hour (5)
People Watching (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Live Music (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined on August 8, 2017

I never had a bad experience at the Brown. We've been dining at The Tavern for more years that I can even remember.

Keep up the good work!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 4, 2017

I was at the Brown Palace Hotel for a meeting and ate twice at the Ship Tavern because of its convenience. The lunch was superb...a beautiful lobster salad sandwich with delicious onion rings. My dinner was good...scallops carbonara...but overpriced for the portion, which came with no salad or bread.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Wonderful experience. For an appetizer we had the oysters on the half-shell and they were very good. Then when our main courses arrived they were really tasty. In all we had the prime rib (very good), the shrimp scampy (pretty good), the scallops (hands-down the best dish), and the mussels (very good). We topped it off with an excellent Malbec and were very please with the overall experience. Amazing staff and great food!

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2017

This was our second time in two months dining at the Ships Tavern. Aside from the glitch with the host, once we settled in our booth everyone was spot on. I had made a reservation requesting a booth first, then a table with a banquette and lastly a regular table but no high top table. We were a few minutes early so I had no problem waiting. However, others came in and were seated at good locations. When he came back to us we were seated at a table/banquette on the main traffic pattern and with a cold breeze. I did say something to the host that I was not happy. After a minute or two, a booth opened up and I asked to move and they accommodated my request. From this point forward, everything was excellent! With the booth move, our server was Riley. We had her before and she was everything you would want. Her menu knowledge is absolutely spot on. She is friendly, extremely efficient , and just a pleasure! We were so happy to have her. Our food was just as good as it was the first time. Consistency is prevalent. Taste is yummy and value is there. The lobster salad is just deleicious. This has become one of my all time favorite places in Denver. We also tried afternoon tea at the Brown Palace and it was ok. I'm glad we tried it but I would not return for tea. Dinner at the Ships Tavern was delicious! My daughter had the BP mule and she was pleased with it. Not overly sweet, refreshing and just outstanding. The manager stopped by to say hello and welcomed us back. All in all an excellent evening.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 27, 2017

It is always a treat to have a meal at the Ship's Tavern - the service is always friendly and top-notch and the food is delicious - especially the clam chowder with sherry! Any time you step into the Brown Palace it is sure to be a great experience!

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Our food was okay. It was not anything special. I felt we were paying more for the atmosphere. The service was very good.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Slow service , waited an hour for the dinners ,..3 service mistakes ,...one entree was over the top the other was below average... was comped for one beer and an appetizer,.. notified the waiter it was my wife's birthday he graciously provided a cream "B" in a to go Box....the waiter was polite but clearly not on top of his game ...would not chose it for a dinner spot again...would go there for drinks,..

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Not sure why, but every single meal I have had here (at least 6) has been terrible. Poor quality for a Brown Palace establishment.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Food was a C and very expensive. For that reason I would not go back except maybe to have a cocktail.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Excellent place to bring a client or colleague, to impress, and to have the time for a conversation. The noise level is blissfully low.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Very quiet as they turn the volume off on the TVs, which is nice, and the place was almost empty except for the bar. Food is great. Service was great. If you can't get into another Brown Palace eatery, this is an excellent choice. The roast beef was enough for the 5th Army to eat!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Food was overpriced for the quality we received. Prime rib was bland. Filet mignon was burnt on the outside and dry in the middle. Truffle fries were very good. Our server was very nice. Would not recommend to anyone for the price.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Entree prices are ridiculously high. Especially when the quality is sub par. Fish and chips entree is a deep fried mess. Extremely thick coating. Could not tell the difference between the seafood and the fries. Server and manager were very apologetic and pleasant.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 28, 2017

For any occasion, the Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace is great. It's fun to imagine what notables might have shared the space in years past as well as present!

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Feels a bit outdated and overpriced. Food was okay, a bit underwhelming for the price. Classic bar, great selection of cocktails. In hindsight would have maybe had a drink to check a Denver icon off my local bucket list but would have had a much higher quality and enjoyable meal for the price elsewhere.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Quick lunch with friends before visiting the Molly Brown House. I had the crab cakes which were delicious! We were the first ones in the restaurant at about 11:15 am, so it was quiet and the service was fantastic! Enjoyed be able to chat with our server. We walked around the hotel lobby and other restaurants afterwards. High Tea looks like something I might want to try..... All in all, a very enjoyable time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 21, 2017

The staff was very attentive. The drinks were very good & the food was excellent. The noise level was considerable though & it was not conducive for conversation

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Good food and good service.

Parts of the restaurant were in bad repair (broken shutters) worn, nicked or looking well used. In general the entire hotel was in need of some work (water damaged ceilings, worn chairs, nicked and gouged furniture, etc. etc). In my mind, not a four star facility.

Beer came in a cracked glass .... it was replaced at no charge.

Although our waitperson was well groomed and her clothes fit (she was also very pleasant) many of the hotel staff appeared to be poorly groomed and working in uniforms that did not fit ....... sloppy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Savannah)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Our table was ready on time and we were immediately seated. The menu was interesting and provided good choices for all of our party. I had a beef burger vice the bison burger thinking that at this price it must be quite special. What arrived looked and tasted exactly like the burger that I cook on the grill. I asked for medium and received half of that ... the other half was well done. Others had the prime rib sandwich (good), calimarie (good) and one other entree. Server was very attentive and tried hard to fix anything that needed attention. Highly recommend going but don't order the burger.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Disappointed by the usually great Ship Tavern. Our last two visits have been marked by slow and sub-par service, and lower that previous food quality. Our filets were both overcooked. With so many other great places in Denver, we will not be back.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Started with the mussels and French onion soup. Both were excellent. Our daughters had the petite filet with mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus. They ate everything and that was delicious too. We also enjoyed the salmon and scallops entrees. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Not sure who was to blame for 2 meals being over cooked (ahi tuna and $45 filet) as well as the sweet potato fries. They did replace the meal, but everyone was done by the time it got back so we had it boxed up to go.
They only had ONE server for FATHERS DAY! We felt so sorry for her, as she was doing her best. The manager helped out some as well. There were 8 of us there, still had a good time but disappointed in the wait and SOME of the food.

Tags: Business Meals, Quick Bite, Casual, Notable Wine List, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The Ship Tavern is always a pleasurable treat. As expected with any aspect of the Brown Palace experience, the staff is professional, personable, attentive, and top-notch. Whether you are there for lunch, dinner, or a relaxing bite in between, the food is always outstanding. This place has been my favorite downtown eatery for years, and I expect it will remain that way for years to come.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The food was delicious and the overall experience was great. Prices are abbot inflated but it's nice for a date night or a nicer dinner for meat lovers especially (prime rib was delicious!).

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Reunion with special friends

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 8, 2017

I have great memories of the Ship Tavern. Great ambiance, excellent food, excellent service. However, it's pricey. But I guess I always expect that because it's in the Brown Palace. This time, it seemed extraordinarily noisy. I love the place, but it's an every now and then experience, because of the prices and the noise.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Great experience! They were very accommodating, even when our babysitter canceled and we had a 3 year old tagging along to our anniversary dinner! Excellent service and amazing prime rib and mashed potatoes. Will definitely go again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

We were staying at the Brown Palace Hotel so this was a no-brainer for a low key dinner with friends with kids. Food & service were great.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Had a marvelous dinner with the hubbs here before hitting the symphony. The prime rib was large enough to choke a lion and the salmon was stunning. We are not foodies at all but appreciate a well cooked and filling meal. Couldn't finish either order, but we have gone back to attempt it again. It pleased my Norseman so the Ship Tavern gets a gold star.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Key West)·Dined on May 26, 2017

The menu was an interesting mix of sandwiches, bar eats, and higher priced entrees. I had the risotto with salmon and my colleague has the filet. We had a vanilla porter that was not the best and was left on the table. A man asked us how our food tasted, but before it was even tasted. I probably wouldn't go back with all the other options around.

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Music, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Excellent choice - a historic and wonderful venue. Chantal was great with service. Food exceptional. Iconic!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Louisville)·Dined on May 24, 2017

We were seated quickly, our server Don was attentive and very knowledgeable. Many in our group ordered the prime rib and it was great. Very happy with the dinner.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 19, 2017

The Ship's Tavern is a wonderful restaurant that has been around forever and has a lot of history. Their prime rib is the best, but just as good as the open faced prime rib sandwich. Ask for Albert, he has been their for a long time, and in my opinion is the best server there. Piano bar at night was nice but I don't know how often he is there to play. Great place to stop in for just a drink too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Romantic, Late-night Find, Fun, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 14, 2017

It was Mother's Day, and the Ship Tavern was one of the few restaurants I researched that had any available tables. Perhaps it was because the majority of cooks were busy preparing meals for hundreds of other diners at elaborate buffet stations throughout the hotel, but I felt that the kitchen staff was not entirely focused on our meals. My initial cut of beef tenderloin, which I had ordered medium rare, was one of the worst meat offerings I have ever tasted, grossly overcooked and tough as shoe leather. To the restaurant's credit, the wait staff offered to have the chef try again, but this time the tenderloin arrived practically raw.
For the prices charged for a meal, the Brown Palace should be able to do a lot better.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Had lunch for Mother's Day and was amazed. I didn't have high food expectations but I was amazed at the quality of the food. Our server was Riley and she was delightful, professional, friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu. We opted for seasonal veggies as an appetizer. I had the Lobster Salad without bun over lettuce with BP chips. Yummy! My daughter had the Rueben Sandwich and I took a bite and was amazed at the leanness and flavor. The rye bread was extremely tasty. Our appetizer was delicious but what stole the appetizer was the basil pesto. We both could have eaten a bowl of it! For dessert we shared the black bottom pie and still took half home. I only wish the dark chocolate layer was a bit thicker....this pie was scrumptious. All in all I will definitely be back....made another reservation!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Best cocktails in Denver! Food was delicious and service extraordinary! Ship Tavern is an absolute favorite!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Everything we ordered was made well and tasted great! What added to our experience was the excellent service.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Stopped in for lunch with the grand kids. Great food and the service was perfect! What is there not to love... Brown Palace service is unbeatable.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 5, 2017

The food we received was disappointing and over priced. The shrimp scampi was awful...It looked and tasted like shrimp and canola oil...no garlic, no butter or wine reduction was evident. Pretty bad. The others ordered the buffalo steak which was good but not great.
Salads were very good. The calamari appetizer was excellent, the crab cakes seemed under done. So sorry to be so blunt but we thought you should know.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Dan , our server,was fabulous.

Tags: Authentic
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