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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” (55 reviews)
“seafood” (34 reviews)
“steak” (30 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3017 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5306
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Ellyn T
Reviewed September 6, 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

Thank Shawn B
Reviewed August 27, 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

Thank katicita2018
Reviewed August 26, 2018

One of the best brunches in the Northwest! Sooooo many excellent dishes to chose from. And the staff is always so nice.

Thank gvandel454
Reviewed August 17, 2018

Service was somewhat odd. Friendly server but his descriptions of the food and drink were off kilter. We were told there was no actual dessert menu. Huh? When my husband asked for creamed horseradish with his prime rib (which was tasteless) he was told by...More

Thank Marilyn H
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Stumbled on to the Sunday brunch buffet and it was a pleasant surprise. A bit spendy but the selection is wide ranging from normal breakfast fare to seafood. Sat outdoors and enjoyed a beautiful day and meal. Staff was courteous and attentive. Will definitely do...More

Thank seahawker1212
Reviewed July 28, 2018

The outdoor dining is pleasant, shaded with umbrellas and the view of the water and territory beyond is amazing. We were seated immediately. The tables are spaced for comfort rather than crowded together. The service was snappy and friendly. The menu was wonderful. We were...More

Thank travelerwmmary
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

We took a boat over and docked at the restaurants dock. They seated us by the window and we had an amazing view. The food and drinks were good. Not fine dining but it was a great destination on an evening boat ride.

Thank rree
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Excellent Manager: Tyler Gibson with a first class staff the always makes the customer the priority: Amanda Greene, Laura Wakefield, Kaeli Panagos, Zach Smith, Cassie Fuller, Alli Baldwin, Emily Hull, Two thumbs up, way up! Steve Dische

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November 10, 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
Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
9:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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