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C I Shenanigan's Seafood & Chop House

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3017 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5306 (McCarver)
+1 253-752-8811
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:30 - 13:45
14:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Puyallup, Washington
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Our first visit was in the late afternoon on March 7, 2017 and we were blown away by the view of Puget Sound, the atmosphere of the dining area and the professional staff. WOW! And the food and drinks were even better. I ordered the halibut and it was perfection at its best. The creative presentation was an unexpected surprise.... More 

Thank PacNWTraveler72
Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Awesome food, service was a bit slow for 1:30-2pm, but the food was on point. View was spectacular as always!

Thank Heatherjd24
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192 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Very nice place, right on the water, great ambiance, really good food, well prepared and good staff, running their butts off and working hard, I appreciated that.

Thank cometman
Tacoma, Washington
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173 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

My wife and I took my parents to their choice Shenanigan's last night for dinner. I was not impressed at all. we ordered the Halibut for 4 and was told after we received our French onion soup and salads that they were out of the dinner Halibut but did have three lunch Halibut available. I could care less but my... More 

Thank rick r
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Every time I travel to tacoma for business I stop at ci shenanigans for dinner. I love the salmon, blackened. I always end up with an empty plate. Prices can be a little high depending on the selection, but the food is great.

Thank baxterman2000
Tacoma, Washington, United States
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I have been many times for lunch and dinner with colleagues and friends. My firm also does our annual Holiday party, and I attend business meetings a couple times a year, in the group spaces. The food, the view and the service are all great.

Thank Cameron F
Tacoma, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 25 November 2016

We have spent the past dozen years having T-Day at CI's. Never again.This restaurant has really gone downhill. The chef must be a le-con-blue drop out. The turkey was tuff and dry. The side dishes were sad to say the least. The price was high for what we got. There are allot of choices out their, don't waste your time... More 

Thank bsi2016
GameOn1971, Guest Relations Manager at C I Shenanigan's Seafood & Chop House, responded to this review

We're so sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the food on this special day. If you're willing, we'd like to speak with you about your visit and gather a bit more info. Please send us an email at feedback@primedine.com and we'll reach out right away. Thank you very much, and happy holidays. -CIs More 

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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Went here because the one in our home town closed due to city plans. Was nice to enjoy Shenanigan's again. Great service and good meal. Unfortunately my caesar salad was a bit wilted, but I did not bring it to their attention, they would have been most gracious if I had. Really yummy bruschetta!

Thank Kris F
Gig Harbor, Washington
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 November 2016

This used to be the place to take clients when visiting Tacoma. However, the place needs a good cleaning, new carpet and some fresh paint. Food was still good though a bit pricy but you are paying for the view of the Sound. Service could use a little bit of coordination as one of our party never got his meal... More 

Thank rmm7277
GameOn1971, Guest Relations Manager at C I Shenanigan's Seafood & Chop House, responded to this review

We're so sorry to read that you didn't enjoy this visit with us. Would you be willing to speak with one of our managers? If so, please feel free to drop us a line at tripadvisor@primedine.com . We'll reach out right away. More 

Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived with a 7 year old boy and an 11 month old baby. As well as 4 adults. Everyone had an excellent meal. The food and the service was a-one. The staff were there when needed without hovering. Everyone enjoyed their food choices. A great evening was had by all.

Thank Kathy K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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