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C.I. Shenanigans
C.I. Shenanigans

C.I. Shenanigans Details

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Website: http://www.cishenanigans.com
  • Phone: (253) 752-8811
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm;
    Sunday Brunch: 9:30am - 1:45pm

    **Lunch is not served on Sunday.**

    SOUNDS ON THE SOUND
    Live Music, drink specials, and early weekends on the patio. Every Thursday at 9:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Eric Matthies
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: McCarver
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from C.I. Shenanigans
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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "I scheduled a group of 5 for lunch on line and the process was painless. We were greater at the door and seated promptly, even though we were a few minutes early. The waiter was entertaining and efficient. The menu selection was ample and delicious. The seating was at a window and our entire reunion was enjoyable. I traveled from Cashmere, another traveled from Vancouver, the other three from Tacoma area. Thank you for a wonderful experience. We posted our picture on FB."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Shenanigan's has the greatest outdoor dining, it's become our favorite place for brunch and dinner. The menu is good, we love the fish tacos. The view of the bay and Vashon Island is stunning. With a glass of prosecco, it is the perfect spot for a hot summer day."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We arrived with a party of 8 making reservations through Open Table. Everything was set up nicely with a corner view and service began immediatley. The food had great flavor and very large portions. We were not dissapointed. Thanks for making our day even more special. We can't wait to visit again."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Went for a sunset dinner - beautiful table outside. Food was okay -we've had better oysters there before. Had to ask for a couple times several times (tabasco, lemon slices, ice). But overall a good dinner."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I had the stuffed prawns and they were great, I just wish there had been a little more. To be honest I went home and had a snack. Our waitress made sure we had everything we needed and always seemed available just in case. Great tasting beer selection. Everybody was friendly and attentive. Nice variety on menu. Super easy reservations online."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The cocoanut shrimp was dry and overdone. The steak was burnt. The service was less then good. This use to be a really nice place to bring friends for a nice evening but not any more. It is turning into an upscale Denny's."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "service, location, atmosphere excellent. Food:fresh raw oyster bar excellent Desserts tiny portions, delicious mousse,lemon tarts, good pastry no guilt. Roastbeef-tougher than I'd serve at home good salad options, always baked salmon--I put on greens.I miss Loxs. sitting outside overlooking the water no one rushes, one of THE NW experiences. great job Shenanigans. thank you Open Table for easy facilitation of the reservation with an outside table."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Me and my wife went to brunch and had a great time, as usual."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Celebrated our Anniversary. The food was wonderful. The service was friendly, timely and prompt. The view of the sound is very nice."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I made a reservation for 7:00 pm on open table. I was seated at 7:25 pm. Apparently they know how to "take" a reservation. They just don' t know how to "hold" a reservation."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We were very pleased with our delicious lunch that we enjoyed on your beautiful deck. Our service was outstanding and there just isn't a nicer place to enjoy an outstanding view and lunch with friends. We hope you continue to strive for excellence as we found our experience to be a more than pleasant one."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "It was over very nice. I would recommend it to my friends."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "My husband & I frequently make reservations for Sunday brunch at CI's and we're never disappointed! Every Sunday they have a huge spread of breakfast, sweets, & seafood offerings -- On top of that, each week they have a different theme for the savory foods! The brunch buffet is priced very reasonably, and all non-alcoholic beverages are included! Fabulous food & breathtaking views make this the perfect spot to have brunch with your significant other!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Every time I come here I always leave feeling like my experience was amazing. From the food to the atmosphere and to the staff who make dining there enjoyable. That's why I love this place"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The service was excellent...Enjoyed the steamers & sauteed spinach but husband was disappointed in the mac & cheese. My brother in law did not care for the tartar sauce....it had too much dill in it & I agree. Overall, it was good though."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "When we plan a corporate dinner this is always the first place I book. Beautiful setting for dinner, great food and service too."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "My wife and I had an awesome dinner. The waiter recommended great wine. I had to 20oz new York. And my wife had the 8oz rib eye and salmon entrée. Both were perfect."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Brought my husband to C I Shenanigan's for a fabulous Father's Day dinner. It was his choice, and what a great choice it was. We sat near the window by the water. The weather was calm, although they said it would rain. Our waitress Chi was great and very attentive. She provided top notch service to us. We had the calamari appetizer and it was divine. The chef that created this dish deserves high praises...absolutely scrumptious! We both ordered steaks and they were the best! Kudos to the restaurant and staff!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Very nice as always but this occasion I also reserved on line and requested a window seat due to we brought out of state guests with us whom never have been to Old Town Tacoma. But instead we had a view away from the windows we were seated about three rows away from the windows... still we had a somewhat of a view but not as we had hoped for our out of town guests to enjoy. I guess reserving more than a few days ahead really doesn't help. Hopefully next time we reserve a window seat we really do indeed get a window seat."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Our server was very friendly. The food was amazing. My husband enjoyed his copper river salmon chowder & the spinach is the best. Will definitely go back soon."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Had a wonderful time, this was a special night out to celebrate my graduation with my family. Would go back again, the atmosphere and customer service was great!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Waiters were more interested in talking to eachother. Service was poor. Three our of four of the entrees were left unfinished as the quality of food was poor Had a reservation for 5:15, with restaurant almost empty hostess insisted on seating us in middle of restaurant away from waterfront windows and view, only after insisting were we seated at a table nearest the front/water view. I would state it was the poorest of the lot as next to door to deck that was in use with lots of traffic. We had brought guests from out of town for a waterfront restaurant experience. We live in the area, eating out once a week. We will not go back to Shenanigans in the future"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "This is my second time at this restaurant and I was very disappointed in bringing friends new to the Tacoma area. It was very busy and despite having a reservation we waited about 20 minutes for our table. We inquired about sitting at one of the empty outdoor tables and were told "you did not request that on your reservation" and "those tables its first come first serve". Surprisingly they remained empty for 2 hours. After requesting water several times we finally placed our order and received food after an hour. When it was time to pay I received a statement showing a balance of zero (for a $150 meal). I pointed this out and instead of thanks I was just handed a new bill. Will not be going back for such poor service."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Went here for my Prom night with my boyfriend and one other couple, we all had a fabulous time! Food and deserts are incredible (the steak is to die for!). Highly recommend making reservations, or else your wait to be seated might be quite awhile! Very kind and knowledgeable staff. The view is very beautiful :)"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great place for a romantic date. Nice atmosphere with attentive wait staff. Food was delicious!! Best CORN I've ever had. I said it...CoRN!!! Food was kind of pricey for the small portions but great quality. You get what you pay for. :)"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I have been going to this restaurant ever since it opened. I noticed that things have changed with regard to the menu. The selection used to be more upscale and gourmet. I now find Fish and Chips and Mac and Cheese on the menu. The selections while being down homey are still of high quality. Four of us each had a delicious dinner but for a special outing gourmet dinner on the Tacoma Waterfront we will probably use The Lobster Shop in future."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Food was outstanding, service was ok and got better after we ordered (it took 30 minutes after drinks); and as a retired military family to get 4 dollars off a 250 bill (10% off food) was a slap in the face."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I went for happy hour and found that the service, food, environment, and wait staff to be excellent. I hear they have a jazz niggt, gotta go check it out fior myself. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Food was good. Not a big selection on the dinner menu. And service was a bit slow for the restraunt not being busy"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "We were celebrating a UPS grad and there was a serious rain delay during graduation which altered our schedule. The restaurant was able to accommodate that change and helped us make a lovely family celebration with wonderful service, food and views. Thank you so much."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "My granddaughter came for a visit and specifically requested I take her to C.I. Shenanigans' brunch...she and her mom used to occasionally go to C.I.'s brunch before they moved to another state. The food was excellent."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Great menu, not overwhelming; great deck for out door dining! Service was a little slow, open tables on the deck and waiting area full, must have been short handed. Recommend reservations!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "We had a reservation for a specific time. After 15 minutes we decided to eat in the bar. Kind of like reserving a car and they run out of cars. Then why did I reserve a car or in this situation a table. After we took a table in the bar it took what seemed like a long time to get waited on and get water. We placed our drink order. My wife got her drink right away but my beer took a long time to arrive. Must have had to be brewed first. We ordered our dinners. I had steak and shrimp. Steak was tough, baked potato was mush and the butterflied shrimp still had the shell on it. I was told it was for presentation. I wonder how many people bit into the shrimp and got the shell. My wife had salmon. It was over done and dried out. Won't be back..."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I had my hopes up for this place but the food changed all that for me, I felt like I begged for the food. A spoonful of mashed potato and a piece of steak just thrown on a plate, I asked for medium-well but got over-done, the oysters were the worst, every bite I took was gritty from the small pieces of shell that was in every oyster I ate and I had a dozen. This place was such a failure for me, I will not be goin back"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The restaurant was so dark that I couldn't see where the table was. I was unable to read the menu. When my food was finally delivered, it was difficult to distinguish the grilled chicken from the croutons. Ambience is nice, but this is ridiculous! Also, it took a good 20 minutes to "brew a fresh pot" of decaf. At dinnertime, there should always be a pot of decaf on. And the biggest problem of all was that I am unable to eat onions, and wanted a light dinner. All of your smaller, under $15 entrees were pre-prepared with onions in the mix. It was so challenging to find something that I could eat (besides dessert and decaf) that I nearly left without ordering. Then when I paid with a $20 biil, it took forever to get my $7 change. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Enjoyed every minute of our time at Shenanigans. Food was absolutely amazing.. One of the best meals I have ever had.... What more is there to say...??"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Good food but would have liked a salad included with entree. Service was adequate but server kept interrupting conversation at her convenience. Asked for quiet table but lots of bar noise and music was too loud. Overpriced for what we got. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "We picked the restaurant for the location, meeting some out of town friends we havent seen for years. Our table was in a great location, plenty of room and nice view. Our main disappointment was the service. We had to ask for wine, ask for water,etc. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "When you make reservations weeks in advance and ask for certain specifications /requests it'd be nice if they were granted... I expected a nice table in the nice elegant looking area... Not off the end of the bar (with our 12 year old and new baby) unsure if we'll be back... Maybe I'll call next time with extra specifications instead of trusting it to the computer..."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "We enjoyed everything but the food. Most items we ordered were overdone. The lobster pot sticker appetizers were nearly burnt. If it wasn't for the view and atmosphere, we would have been highly disappointed. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014