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Ship Inn

693 E Lincoln Hwy, Exton, PA 19341-2757
+1 610-363-7200
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible12%
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“steak” (11 reviews)
“beef tips” (2 reviews)
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693 E Lincoln Hwy, Exton, PA 19341-2757
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We hadn't been to the Ship Inn for over 15 years, but thought a revisit for a quaint birthday dinner was in order. We were pleasantly surprised this Chester County icon continues a long-time tradition of good service and good food. Our server, Charissa, was...More

Thank Kathy D
Reviewed September 26, 2018

We celebrated our cousin's 50th wedding anniversary at this wonderful 1794 tavern. Hosted by her three children, the nautical theme was appropriate for their navigating 50 years of wedded bliss. One of the couple's favorite restaurants, the wait staff was friendly and the food was...More

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Why this venerable inn, founded 1796, bears the Ship Inn on its sign mystifies me. Rails and roads are the only avenues of travel for significant miles around. Yet let's ship out for a lunch. My glass spies on some seafood, my shipmate's queries the...More

1  Thank nomastomasalready
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

We had our rehearsal dinner here in 1986. Great memories. The food was ever but as good as we remembered it. And the almost 200 year history is always cool.

1  Thank jmichelm
Reviewed June 30, 2018

My family ate here for Mother's Day to celebrate my wife and mother-in-law. The meals were enjoyable - Shrimp Lemon, Shrimp Cocktail, Mushroom Bisque, Lobster Bisque, Salmon, Sea Bass, and Shrimp Francaise. Everything was well prepared. Considering how crowded the restaurant was, service went at...More

Thank GerryBaron06
Reviewed June 19, 2018

We had a wonderful evening at the Ship Inn. We decided to eat in one of the formal dining areas which made for an enjoyable evening We started off by sharing the crab ravioli appetizer which was a start to a great meal. I chose...More

1  Thank mclovinit2
Reviewed May 19, 2018

Top notch restaurant. Charming old colonial roadhouse/tavern. Popular with groups. Excellent service and menu selections.. Wife and I both had the crab cakes. Other family members had various selections .All were quite satisfied. If you want a classy restaurant and meal - the Ship Inn...More

1  Thank hancejill2
Reviewed April 3, 2018

We were guests for dinner on a Saturday night. Five in our party enjoyed a wonderful cozy dining experience. Wonderful historic Inn. Loved the mushroom bisque and beet salad. Husband said his steak was one of the best he had ever eaten.

Thank Jeanie N
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Decided not to cook for an Easter dinner and disappointed with our choice.On the positive side service was very good.The dinners were just ok.Given the price we really expected better.The kids meal were poor quality and pricey.Never mind spending the money if you get quality...More

Thank 284JeanneS
Reviewed January 30, 2018

As a resident of Chester County I am lucky to have so many quaint and wonderful taverns to choose from. I have NEVER encountered such a useless bartender in all my travels. Unattentive would be an understatement to describe our bartender. It was a Sat....More

5  Thank Barbara B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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: +1 610-363-7200
Ship Inn Seafood and Steak - Oldest Historical and the Crown Jewel of Chester County. Serving fresh seafood and steak daily.
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