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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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Specials

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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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)
Great for Lunch (20)
Special Occasion (16)
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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 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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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Cool decor with a ships mast in the middle. A good downtown spot with a good size crowd later in the evening. Good food, way too slow service (we waited an hour for entrees). Apologies were given but I have to go with 3 stars on the service. As a former hospitality worker I know good service takes lots of work and even then things don't always go as planned so hopefully this was just one of those times.

Tags: Casual
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Noisy, historic bar with superior service on a very busy night.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 1, 2017

The Ship Tavern provides outstanding service and food at a reasonable price. Located in the 125 year old Brown Palace Hotel, this dining spot is absolutely top notch. The finest prime rib you will find anywhere. They handled a group of 12 in a modest sized venue proferssionally. If your looking for a historic venue, with charm, warmth, and a casual atmosphere, make sure you visit the Ship Tavern.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Casual, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 29, 2017

I wanted my date to experience an historic part of Denver. Food was good, and our space was nicely separate and quiet. Thank you.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Waitress was not attentive to the table. She seemed annoyed at our questions about the menu. This is a place that says they cater to children, but they really don't. I have children ages 5 & 8 and had to ask for a children's menu. I do not recommend this establishment.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 8, 2017

I have been going to the Ship Tavern for over 55 years and it always meets or exceeds my very high expectations! Michael is an extra-good waiter! Go there!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Romantic, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Beautiful ambiance but my husband's meal was dry and my daughter's steak was burnt. We ordered it off the children's menu. The waitress did not ask how she wanted it cooked and we forgot to specify. A nice restaurant like this one should not be serving burnt steak period. The complimentary bread was wonderful and overall we had a nice time.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 1, 2017

As usual, Ship Tavern does a great job with the best quality steaks and excellent service. The Brown Palace has been Denvers gem for over a century and I'm grateful that Ship Tavern continues to be a part of that. My family and I LOVE this place for a good meal before a concert or drinks afterward.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Fun, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, People Watching, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Live Sports, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 25, 2017

The Ship Tavern at the Brown, always a good bet. Charming step into the past. Great service and food.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Casual, People Watching
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