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Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace

4.2
1637 Reviews
$30 and under
American
**Reservations are currently available. Please note, a face covering is required while entering, exiting or moving through the restaurant. Parties must be complete to be seated, and should not arrive more than 5 minutes before their reservation time.**

Welcome to the Ship Tavern at The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, located on 17th Street in beautiful downtown Denver! We are pleased to offer a varied menu sure to accommodate all appetites! Chef Herwerth and his team source our signature Prime Rib and Colorado Trout, as well as most of our products, locally! Enjoy John Kite live on the piano every Friday & Saturday evening from 7:30 to 10:00 pm.

The Ship's cocktail menu offers hand-crafted beverages, a large selection of beers, including tap and a pleasing spirit list! The Palace Arms' wine list is also available!

In order to accommodate parties of 8 or more guests, please contact us directly 303.297.3111 extension 3315

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1637 people are saying
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4.3
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4.3
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3.8
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Granby
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server, Dean, was exceptional and his guidance on drink and dessert choices was perfect.
The prime rib dinner more than lived up to its reputation.

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PatH
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks where fantastic the food was so freaking good. The horseradish is in my top five favorite from a restaurant!

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vipDSMKE
Milwaukee
55 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time trying Ships Tavern and won’t be the last!

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BDbdBD13
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as ever: from shop to ship to server (Frank, who rocks!), an exceptional experience.

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vipKkbo
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Visiting Denver after we lived here 20 years ago. Previously had many great meals here. Not this time. Food and service was like a chain restaurant. Limited menu; no decaf coffee after dinner. Very disappointed. Would not recommend for the price

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vipAftersunset
Denver
52 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dustin was out waiter and he went over the top to get us prime rib dinner (there were 6 of us) We have dined at Shipstavern many times in the past and always had the prime rib. We did not see it on the menu when we arrived for our 630pm reservation but he was quick to check with the kitchen and let us know that it was available.
thanks very much for making our evening....

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MikeP
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and the food were excellent. i would go there again and try some of the other items on the menu.

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JohnW
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

For a venerable Denver institution that I have gone to over the last 4 decades this was a disappointment. It is still wonderful to bring guests to see the history of the Brown and Denver. How can you run out of iced tea at lunch? If that were the only lapse it could be overlooked. Simply emblematic of a problem with the kitchen and service.

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vipEasyE
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Disappointed; Autograph hotels generally have good food but this was not the case here.

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JoeK
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great historical building and a fun vibe. Food is tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The ship Tavern was terrible. We stayed at the Brown Palace and expected quality dining for the prices advertised on their menu. But the food was flavorless and the service was sub par. I sent my cheesesteak back, which I never do. It had no flavor and the meat was dry. It was a very disappointing meal. The music was uncomfortably loud as well.

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CherylG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter! Great food! Highly recommend a nice dinner out in the tavern style atmosphere.

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AmeliaM
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Party of 8 and 830 PM and everything went as planned. Good food and service.

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Rector
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in an historical setting: a great Denver experience

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FrederickB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A very enjoyable lunch. The Cobb salad and Ruben sandwich we’re both excellent. One more person working with the waitstaff would have been a very good idea. They were very good, but were stretched thin and had to hurry to try to keep up.

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Lauren
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little pricey for a burger, but it was massive and delicious! Our server, Dean, was fantastic.

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vipAndreaL
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Cobb salad was oversold but under delivered

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RussellM
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food was Bad
Service was really Bad
Menu was limited

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vipGeorgeM
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

It’s sad to see the quality of the Ship Tavern go down and the hotel was not clean with dusty shelves and counters. The management team is not doing their job.

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KarlaW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We came to the amazing Brown Palace Hotel at the recommendation of friends here in Phoenix. When I made the reservation at the Ship Tavern, there was a question asking if it was a special occasion, and I said yes, it was an anniversary (our 40th). We had a very nice dinner, very charming waiter, but nothing was ever mentioned about our special occasion. Still a very enjoyable evening, but why ask if it doesn't matter?

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vipjllsms
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great Old Fashion. Food really good too.

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TaylorO
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ships Tavern is one of my favorite restaurants in all of Denver and I cannot wait to visit the Brown again and have a meal and drink there.

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Anniv
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Thank you for a great two dinners for our anniversary weekend. Food was excellent except would recommend less salt on everything. My husband said french fries were too small, not hot and he did not care for the parmesan.

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StevenA
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food in a nice atmosphere right now the menu seems limited but overall it was a good experience.

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JeffM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was impeccable! Food was very average, especially considering the price. The crab cake was outstanding. My wife got the trout with fries (fish and chips) Very large portions, but fish had way too much breading and was somewhat overcooked...breading nearly burned. I had the flatiron steak "sandwich" which was a small steak plopped on a single piece of toast. Steak was cooked right and tasted good. The parmesan chips were good. My wife's fries were just fast food variety. Overall, food average at best, but cost over $85. Again, service was great and nice atmosphere, but food was not worth the price. Could get similar at Applebee's or Chili's for half the price. Would recommend with reservations. Ps, this was a Mother's Day dinner for my wife one day early.

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AlexH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dean was excellent with his recommendations. The Fox and the Hound cocktail was delicious and still has me thinking about it.

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vipAllIsGood
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had Mothers day dinner at the Ship Tavern. The menu is quite limited and the food is nothing special. A glass of average sauvignon blanc cost $17. My seat at the table had a view of the kitchen and the wait people hovering at the bar. Our waitress was very good. We probably won’t go back.

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Twinmama
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I was disappointed with our lunch. The restaurant was very cold. The staff was not friendly at all. We both ordered the cod fish and chips, which I felt was quite expensive for $24 for a lunch portion. The fish was overcooked, the coleslaw tasted like it was rancid. I will say the dessert was good.

Perhaps I was expecting more because it was the Brown Palace. I would not recommend The Ship Tavern, nor will I return there to dine.

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AudreyL
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall great place. Food was unbelievably salty though. And I love salt, but it was too much. I had the Caesar salad with salmon and both the dressing and the salmon were crazy salty. My friend had the chicken Marsala and it was also very salty. But would come back for sure. Great ambience and service. Might just request dressings and sauces on the side.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday lunch following a tour of The American Museum of Western Art. The Grand Manhattan was perfect as was the Clam Chowder, Crab Cake and Trout and Chips. The special complimentary birthday Macaroons were unexpected but delicious and much appreciated! It was so nice to be back at the Brown Palace in person again! You guys are the best!

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Anni
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

My husband booked a table at the Tavern for his 75th birthday. He then perused the online menu and selected his meal (mussels) However, when we arrived and read the in-house menu, it was quite different, with no mussels offered. This was a very disappointing and frustrating experience for my husband, who ordered fish and chips instead. You need to update your web site menu! However, the food was quite good, and our server (Ashleigh) was friendly and efficient. I very much enjoyed the Downtown Club sandwich and champagne. We have been going to the Ship Tavern for many years, and hope things improve.

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vipcablelakegirl
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!!! The piano player, John Kite, was a special treat!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time at the Ship Tavern, but it definitely will not be my last. It is a pricey location, but it was worth every penny. Everything was wonderful from the food to our amazing server. He was very friendly, personable and gave great service. I definitely recommend this place!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Kind of load

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ShannonS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really great time! The service was quick and attentive, the food was great and the live piano gave a fun atmosphere.

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BettyW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Extremely disappointed. Very expensive for poor quality and service. Food sat for a long time before being served. Food was poor quality. Had to repeat requests for service. French fries cooked in old grease. Lettuce was days old and watery. Meal not delivered as ordered. Service was slow we waited forever. Trust the Brown Palace will return to their high standards

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MichelleS
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were amazing at being cautious of my date’s allergies and accommodated all of our needs amazing service, amazing food, and amazing atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Server and food were fantastic with the exception of the Crab Cakes. They were completely over mixed or they are not using jumbo lump.

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NicoleB
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Not good. Left a Google review. Would not eat there again.

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vipAmbiance
Palm Springs
72 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

More than a sports bar. Less than fine dining. Good food, great service, medium priced. I’d go back.

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Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 297-3111 ext. 3315.

Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace is rated 4.2 stars by 1637 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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