It’s been a long time since I’ve featured a restaurant here on the blog, but with the nice weather sticking around I thought it was time for me to start exploring the amazingly quaint little restaurants in my town! So with my homegirl in tow, off we went to explore…. “The Ship”
This restaurant is located near the downtown Hamilton core district. ( 23 Augusta St.) The Ship is set inside an old historic Hamilton home that has been refurbished to house this awesome little hangout. The ambiance is so cozy! Very intimate. Great place for some late night eats and drinks or, an early evening with someone special! I would suggest you get there early as space is limited and they do not take reservations at this time.
The hostesses are so friendly and welcoming as you enter. The bartenders really know how to make a great drink! Our server ( his name has slipped me) was just wonderful! Extremely patient with my indecisive self !:)
Ok, now on to the most important part: The food! This pub offers everything from brunch ( Sunday’s until 3pm) which features awesome things such as breakfast poutines. Dinner, which offers everything from duck wings and catfish to gourmet burgers and po’ boy sandwiches ( there’s even a salad or two) and also provides late night eats which include nachos and coconut shrimp. Is your mouth watering as much as mine is? (lol)
We ended up deciding to try out a few of their gourmet burgers. My homegirl. chose “The Hawaiian” which included the ingredients: grilled pineapple, cheddar, bacon, ranch lettuce and tomato. For me pineapple
DOES NOT belong on a burger… or pizza… or on anything other than a fruit skewer.(I’m sorry to all the hot pineapple lovers out there!) However , my friend really enjoyed it, and pineapple aside, it looked fantastic!
I chose a burger called “The Big Pickle” which featured the following components: fried pickle strings, bacon, cheddar, pickled red onion, honey lime sriracha, lettuce , tomato. I got mine without the red onion ( not a huge fan)This burger was delicious! My burger was prepared medium well which allowed all the burger to be really juicy and flavourful . The honey lime siracha sauce added just enough spice to enhance the seasoning of the patty and not overpower it. The friend pickle strings were an added bonus. This burger is definitely not for the faint of heart and its probably not first date eat worthy either! ( It can get a little messy!) You’ll definitely have to use both hands. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention how soft the bun was….. so good!
What I like about this pub is that it offers a variety of different patty options such as beef, chicken, as well as vegan and gluten free options as well. The price point is a very reasonable one where you can get one of these gourmet burgers with fries and a drink ( soda/pop) for about $25 dollars give or take a few bucks!
Would I suggest checking out The Ship? Absolutely!
Will I be returning to try more of the delicious fare The Ship has to offer? Without a doubt!
Lastly: I probably had one of the best Amaretto Sours I have ever had in my life with this meal… Just saying! 🙂
That’s all for now!
Till next time…