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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (35 reviews)
“seafood” (30 reviews)
“salmon” (23 reviews)
Closes in 21 min
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3017 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5306
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I hadn't been to Shenanigan's in probably 10 years. I've always considered it to be an overpriced, view restaurant that you only take out of town guests to. After a recent visit, there was nothing that would make me consider changing that opinion. Starting with...More

Thank County-Hunter
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, daughter, and I ate here for lunch. The weather was fine, so eating on the deck overlooking the water was very nice. We all enjoyed the food we ordered. The staff were friendly and attentive. It was a good serendipitous find.

Thank mrjlsee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for dinner and was disappointed when we saw the menu. They took away their signature Onion soup, the meatloaf and a few others that our mouths were watering for. The Rubin sandwich was not as good as they usually have. We figure that...More

Thank Bill P
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Out of State Family was visiting and we wanted to be near the water for a meal. Moderate prices, large portions, friendly wait staff. Sat out on the veranda and enjoyed the meal and ambiance. Family friendly.

Thank dlynn54
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

This place has a great view overlooking the Puget Sound and is the specially nice at night. The dinner food is pretty good in their desserts are awesome. If you're really looking for a treat try out their Sunday brunch, One of the best I've...More

Thank Shawn D
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised by the how good the food was here. My favorite thing was the Mango Martini. Perfectly blended and delicious. We split the Lobster Quesadilla which was very good. I had the homemade macaroni cheese which may have been the best I've ever...More

Thank Amy Z
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Waiter brought meals and ignored us. No bread on table, no ground pepper with salad, no lemonade refil and ice cold rice with blackened tacos. He was very quick with the bill and when informed of the refrigerator rice, said he'd tell the kitchen. This...More

Thank svnv15
GameOn1971, Guest Relations Manager at C I Shenanigan's Seafood & Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Hello svnv15, This definitely sounds like a disappointing experience with service and cold food. We would like to have a store leader reach out; please email us at feedback@cishenanigans.com so we can do so. Thank you

Reviewed 14 July 2017

It was our 44 anniversary and I acknowledged that to the server. We order a $$$ bottle of wine along with apps. We got there at 7pm. By 7:30 I was asking for our apps. We ordered dinner at 8:00pm by 8:45 I was asking...More

Thank Mark H
GameOn1971, Guest Relations Manager at C I Shenanigan's Seafood & Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Hello Mark H, This is very disappointing to hear. We are sorry you did not receive better service. Please email us at feedback@cishenanigans.com so we can have a store leader reach out. Thank you.

Reviewed 12 July 2017

Everything was simply wonderful. Love the brunches we have had there and the lunches and dinners are excellent. The view is exquisite as well. You never leave hungry and the food & service are top notch. Highly recommend

Thank pattyreda
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Great service. Great food. Great view. Had a fantastic experience following a poor one at the RAM. Seated quickly and great customer service.

Thank Jey B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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
  • 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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