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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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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (58 reviews)
“seafood” (34 reviews)
“steak” (32 reviews)
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3017 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5306
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

Ate both inside and outside, If weather is good choose the outdoor dining. The mud pie dessert is to die for. Service was better inside than outside. There are good walking trails along the water by the restaurant for a nice sunset stroll.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Had the place to ourselves after the lunch rush Service was lackluster Assume they were tired after serving lunch Lunch was ok - Views are awesome Excellent atmosphere

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank James C
Reviewed 27 November 2018

Awesome seafood buffet coupled with the usual Thanksgiving fare made for a wonderful dining experience. Service was outstanding as was the view of Puget Sound. They were very busy but kept all the entrees stocked up and available. Loved the oyster shooters and the turkey...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Travelinfein
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

You get what you pay for here. When I go to shenanigans, I know I’m going to get a well prepared meal, good portion, the best ingredients, and outstanding atmosphere. I have been here for Sunday brunch on dozens of occasions, one wedding, and multiple...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JasonH682
Reviewed 4 November 2018

I had a nice lunch with a friend I get to see only once or twice a year. I did make reservations even though I made them for opening time of 11 am. This was to ensure we got a great view of the Puget...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ron H
Reviewed 25 October 2018

The breaded halibut entree with the broccolini was good, but the garlic mashed potatoes were so-so. Worst of all was the abysmal excuse for a German chocolate cake. It was dry, deep dark chocolate and had no coconut that I could taste. In fact, i...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Cheryl A
Reviewed 23 September 2018

One of several sit down restaurants next to the sound in Tacoma, despite the entire restaurant having less than 10 tables occupied on a Thursday evening, took an hour to get food. While the Alaska Cod is probably the best I have eaten, the wait...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 8,12,841
Reviewed 18 September 2018

We have eaten here before, when we lived in Tacoma, and sometimes it was fantastic and sometimes it was SO disappointing. Unfortunately, it was the latter category when we were back in town for a visit. My spouse and I both ordered the filet cooked...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Ellyn T
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Food was good, service was so-so, views from patio are great and prices are higher than should be for quality of food. Had the fish and chips, they were pretty good and a decent size portion. Service was a little slow and staff wasn't very...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank pawsitivecampinglife
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We enjoyed the steaks and stuffed potato. The creme brulee was good, but the mud pie was a little too hard on the bottom. We probably would have enjoyed it more if the customer next to us didn't put her bare feet up on a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank katicita2018
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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, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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