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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 good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (34 reviews)
“seafood” (33 reviews)
“steak” (27 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3017 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5306
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Reviewed 5 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 5 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 18 October 2017

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

Thank Carol G
Reviewed 12 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
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

The view at sunset is phenomenal and worth the visit. The service was quite good and attentive. My food was somewhat bland and the green beans were underdone to the point of inedible due to how undercooked they were. Everyone at the table left them...More

Thank Nappen
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Excellent food, great value and service with a Commencement Bay view ! What more could you ask for on a sunny fall day in the Pacific Northwest..?

Thank travelcogirl
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Needed a quick dinner and while the restaurant was booked they do have an open seating in the bar area that was very nice. Steak was fantastic, cooked perfectly and melt in your mouth good. Little pricey but not outrageous.

Thank Andrea J
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

I went here based on a recommendation by a staff member @ the hotel where I was staying. I made a reservation & showed up at the appointed time. However, I was seated in the bar area because the "dining area was crowded". Isn't the...More

Thank MLHTexas
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We chose Shenanigans for my daughter's wedding. The ceremony and the reception were held in the upstairs banquet area. The event/catering staff was exceptional. We enjoyed the entire experience. Although the decor is a bit dated and worn, our decorations hid most of it. The...More

Thank Firefighterswife69
Reviewed 12 September 2017

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
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Susan S
10 November 2017|
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Yes, brunch on Sundays
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
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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