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693 E Lincoln Hwy, Exton, PA 19341-2757 (Ship Rd and Rt 30)
610-363-7200
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Aberdeen, Maryland
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a small party here for a group of family members coming from West Chester, Lancaster and Delaware to celebrate my Mother's birthday, it was a great location for us. Booked a private room in the historical side of the restaurant, the event manager was very accommodating to our needs. My group was less than 20 people, therefore I was... More 

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West CHester
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with a large group of people for dinner last Saturday night. We hadn't been to Ship Inn for over ten years but will go again soon. The food was delicious! My scallops with jasmine rice was to die for as was the spinach salad with gorgonzola, etc. Fresh, crusty rolls that were replenished were a nice addition. I... More 

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Thank JoanneWestCHester
Rexburg, Idaho
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246 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had our wedding reception here back in 1990. This colonial building has such a cool feel to it! The service in the restaurant area is absolutely incredible. The waiters and waitresses "tag team." They were vigilant and accommodating. The food was tremendous as well. Artistically presented and delicious. Scallops app was delicious. The steak was tender... More 

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Maple Glen
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Food is horrible. Staff is inattentive, amateurish, and unskilled. Except for Keisha. Why she stays, I will never know. By the numbers: 1. Mothers' Day 2016, place is 1/2 full. Should have been a red flag. 2. Server is impatient when we try to take our order of cocktails/beverages. Martini was room temp. Felony. 3. First course took too long... More 

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Thank UKTrojan69
Fredericksburg, United States
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6 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Very disappointed, Waaaaayy over priced. The food is ok at best. nothing to write home about. I had the crab cakes. I have had better from the frozen section in the grocery store for a 1/8 of the price. The ambiance is not the best either, very hectic, not soothing at all. Don't waste your money, go elsewhere.

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Thank Bubba F
Philadelphia PA
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Ship Inn is a quiet, nicely decorated restaurant, particularly amenable to a leisurely lunch. The ambience is lovely, good food and attentive service. We highly recommend it.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

On February 2016, I had a family luncheon for my Mom's 90 birthday. I set up the luncheon with the luncheon scheduler for an estimated 25 people. On the event date only 23 people attended. Nonetheless, I had to pay for the 25 meals instead of the 23. When I made the reservation, and during my calls to the event... More 

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Aberdeen, Maryland
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

Ship Inn experience was great. Had lunch here on Friday afternoon, every seat was taken in both front rooms, servers were great and food was delicious. We were greeted by the friendly hostess who happily hung our coats for us and we were seated in front of the fireplace. I could help but notice a table of three in the... More 

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Thank LuckyDog360
Exton, Pennsylvania
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243 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

I friend was treating me to a birthday dinner at this local historic inn. With small rooms it can be a perfect setting for quiet conversation. Our server was attentive but the server at the adjoining table was so loud we had to stop talking as we couldn't hear each other! We both choose the same chicken dish which was... More 

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Thank Anne M
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I stopped for a very late lunch/early dinner on a miserably raw and rainy day/night. I had a delicious and hearty meal that filled me up so I did not have to go out again that evening for dinner. I had a delicious crab entrée, salad with two sides. Great ambiance and the food was excellent. I wanted a little... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 693 E Lincoln Hwy, Exton, PA 19341-2757
    (Ship Rd and Rt 30)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Exton
  • Phone Number: 610-363-7200
Description
Ship Inn Seafood and Steak - Oldest Historical and the Crown Jewel of Chester County. Serving fresh seafood and steak daily.

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