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C I Shenanigan's Seafood & Chop House

3017 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5306
+1 253-752-8811
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (33 reviews)
“seafood” (32 reviews)
“steak” (27 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3017 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5306
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Reviewed 2 days ago

C I Shenanigans has not been on our favorite list in the past. However, we made reservations for Valentines Day and the food and service exceeded all expectations! We had a wonderful table for two at the window with a commanding view of Commencement Bay....More

Thank TacomaPuffin
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of having Michelle as our waitress-excellent and stunning from the get-go. She was super friendly with great knowledge of the menu. She quickly caught our attention with a well versed vocabulary of they menu and the SCALLOPS as well as other...More

1  Thank TracieJ23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great view from the window seat, and the food itself was very good. I had the steak salad which was surprisingly good, and the lemonade was also lovely. The staff were attentive throughout the meal, despite an increasingly busy evening. CIs has an...More

Thank Billy B
Reviewed 16 January 2018

We had a friend from out of town visiting and wanted to take them to a seafood/steakhouse. We choose Shenanigan's because we had been there for the brunch and were pleased. However, dinner was not as enjoyable. We had reservations for 5:00pm; we there on...More

Thank Roy631
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

We just left there after a disappointing experience. The service was slow, and the food wasn’t very good. I ordered the steak salad, and it was served on a tray that made it very hard to eat without the salad falling all over the table....More

Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Unfortunately, we had dinner on a dark and blustery night in November, so we could not appreciate the splendid view. The food was good and the service was excellent. For a very large restaurant, it was shockingly empty when we were there. Server was very...More

Thank sidroyer
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful setting and views, nice ambience. Food was fabulous. Definitely go for the lobster bisque. Drinks were a bit strong for my tastes but most people appreciate that. Our dinners were flavorful and well presented. We all had seafood and all our choices were cooked...More

Thank peteyrng
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Took my daughter and son-in-law for dinner to celebrate their birthdays and 25th wedding anniversary. I made reservations through Open Table for 6:15. We arrived at 6:00 and were told a table wasn't ready yet. I checked back at 6:15 and were told one more...More

Thank lovemysoylatte
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Beautiful location and private room with fantastic view. Did a fantastic job catering our groom's dinner!

Thank Carol G
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Was looking forward to a quality meal due to friends recommendations. Sadly quite disappointed- halibut over battered and served with heavy mash. Hair found in another meal. Lacking knives for main meals. Overly fast service - out entrees we’re taking and immediately replaced by our...More

Thank Hawkeye4077
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Susan S
10 November 2017|
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Response from dlynn54 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, brunch on Sundays
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 1:45 PM
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3017 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5306
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-752-8811
  • E-mail
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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