Ahoy to all of you seafarers… Welcome to the historic Ship’s Inn located in Exton, Pa. This grand old farmhouse has been here on the country’s first highway, Lancaster Avenue, aka Lincoln Pike since 1796 and attracted quite a following.
The main attraction might just be its large bar, a popular watering hole which is well known and attended. The landscape of the restaurant appeals to a wide audience. There is service outside in a warmer season, red leather booths inside and several well appointed rooms with warming fireplaces for those who wish a more formal ambiance.
Shrimp Francaise & Jumbo Lump Crabmeat
Five medium shrimp lightly egg washed and jumbo lump crabmeat gently sauteed in a lemon butter scampi sauce, served with sauteed spinach over angel hair pasta
Warm Chocolate Cake Richard with vanilla ice cream
The waitstaff is very prompt and attentive and the menu is extensive with many creative dishes which I found delicious and well presented. I found my overall experience surprising a conflicted. The interiors were designed to appeal to everyone and may have failed in this regard to live up to its pricey menu. However one has to give the chef a “well done” for the varied and delicious dishes.
Claire’s Pick: *** $$$$