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Ship Inn

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693 E Lincoln Hwy, Exton, PA 19341-2757 (Ship Rd and Rt 30)
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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Lanaken, Belgium
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Passed glory. Friendly waiter but I felt sorry for him as he was stuck in the seventies just like the entire place. Smelled very moldy. Had onion soup worst ever and some other unidentified food. With ship as name I would have hoped for some fish but I did not trust it even. Could not wait to get out of... More 

Thank koen d
Aberdeen, Maryland
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

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 

Thank LuckyDog360
West CHester
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

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 

Thank JoanneWestCHester
Rexburg, Idaho
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254 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 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 

1 Thank Steveage
Maple Glen
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank UKTrojan69
Fredericksburg, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank Bubba F
Philadelphia PA
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81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Happytraveler87
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank KFON1952
Aberdeen, Maryland
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank LuckyDog360
Exton, Pennsylvania
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254 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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
Ship Inn Seafood and Steak - Oldest Historical and the Crown Jewel of Chester County. Serving fresh seafood and steak daily.

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