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C I Shenanigan's Seafood & Chop House

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3017 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5306 (McCarver)
+1 253-752-8811
09:30 - 13:45
14:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:30 - 13:45
14:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Kabul, Afghanistan
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went there on a Sunday to check out there Brunch and i was disappointed at all, the building the view from the deck and outside was to die for!! The brunch was outstanding the food and the wait staff were very helpful and Polite. If you do go on a Sunday make a reservation just in case the wait line... More 

Thank DonnieB15
Arlington, Virginia
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185 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had dinner here with my grown son. The food was quite good and the view of Tacoma harbor was nice. The service was quite good. I requested a modification to my meal and a manager came to be sure I was aware of the impact (It wouldn't be quite a creamy). All in all a quite enjoyable evening.

Thank Ed C
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118 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly service and most tables have fantastic views. There is a lovely deck outside where you can eat over the water on fine days. Food was good and there were enough choices to keep us happy. Not a very extensive wine list and the waiter was not particularly knowledgeable about wines but that wasn't a problem.

Thank SpikeAustralia
Tacoma, WA
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best part of this restaurant is the location - plenty of parking and the views are really special. Food not as good as other restaurants in this chain but passable. Service is good but the noise level is difficult for visiting with friends - can be very loud.

Thank rsfarrelly
Denver, Colorado
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82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I went here with a co-worker. Our server was nice but a little shy. I had a crab cake and a wedge salad- both were very good. I did have to ask my server what the sauces were that came with my crab cake because I didn't know. My co-worker had the salmon on the Cesar salad, he said it... More 

Thank Tierney D
Newcastle, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

The Family went out for a Celebration Dinner and the Boys picked this place because of their previous visits. The location, view, ambiance, service; great. The food was great until the main dishes arrived. My wife had the Bacon wrapped meatloaf; half burnt. I had the Pork Porterhouse; salty and about 1/3 of The chop was under cooked. Like "pork... More 

Thank MannyNewcastle
Broadview Heights, Ohio
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100 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This was my first visit to this restaurant and it will be my last. Simply put the food wasn't good. The view was great, the service was very good, the look of the restaurant was nice, but the food was poor. I ordered the deviled eggs and the lobster Quesadilla off of the happy hour menu. The eggs had been... More 

Thank DavidKeltner
GameOn1971, Guest Relations Manager at C I Shenanigan's Seafood & Chop House, responded to this review

Hello DavidKeltner, We are sorry to hear about the food quality you received during your visit with us, we always want each guest to have a great experience and great food. Would you mind emailing us at tripadvisor@cishenanigans.com so we can out you in touch with a store leader regarding your meal? Thank you. More 

New York City, New York
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132 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Strange name for such a quality restaurant. I was expecting some dark waterfront beer soaked pub. But in fact it is a really nice restaurant right on the waterfront. Dishes are simply excellent. Large portions. You will not leave here hungry.

Thank BackPackGuy007
Tacoma, Washington
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

I had halibut, it was not the best,Had better halibut other restaurants. Husband had steak said it was very good. Our friend had a Reuben and said it was the best one he ever had, and that is his favorite sandwich so he has had many . He would go back again for another Rueben. The waitress was very attentive... More 

Thank _elsiegraham404
Puyallup, Washington
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

My husband and I love going to this restaurant. It is very classy but does not completely brake the bank. The fish tacos are amazing, try them if you love fish! We have always enjoyed our servers as well.

Thank Nicholes21

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Television
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:30 - 13:45
14:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3017 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5306
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-752-8811
This classic Tacoma waterfront seafood and steak restaurant has been entertaining guests since 1983. CI's dining room provides warm, casual elegance with sweeping views of the Olympic Mountains and Commencement Bay. During the summer months, join them for casual dining or an impromptu gathering on their spacious deck. Guests enjoy succulent steaks, brilliant fresh seafood and other fine Northwest Cuisine. Choose from an extensive list of Washington and California wines, freshly shaken signature martinis and cosmopolitans; the ultimate accompaniment to any menu choice. Try one of their freshly made desserts to top off the memorable experience. CI's banquet facilities can accommodate parties as small as 10 and as large as 200. Their Special Events Coordinator will be happy to provide all the information and help needed to plan such events. Please come enjoy the service and hospitality of the gracious staff at CI Shenanigans.

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