C.I. Shenanigans

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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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KS
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Took our nephew and new wife to dinner. Staff was very nice and accommodating.
We have always had great experiences here.

Will return soon.

DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The food was bland. I ordered the lobster macaroni-it was a tablespoon over lobster. It was flavorless. The prime rib was dry.

SS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view was perfect. I had the east coast lobster roll. It was delicious!

ML
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Overpriced buffet for the quality of food. Worst part is that the scrambled eggs were hard and dry. And the service was poor. Waited around for the waiter multiple times. Took him 10 minutes to greet our table and a long time to return.

Ordering a la carte is definitely better than the buffet.

MW
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

My third time at this restaurant. The food was good with lots of variety. The service was okay. And the atmosphere was good. Would recommend eating here.

FT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Could have used a more attentive server.
Appetizer and soup came at the same time? That makes no sense. Then, brought our entrees before we had finished our appetizer. That’s just not right. Other than that, loved the place.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

My wife chicken plate was very over cooked and hard to cut. And my salmon dish just wasn’t flavorful. It was our anniversary night, so this is very very disappointing...

NH
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Very disappointed in the service. It took to long to receive our wine, appetizer and our entrée. By the time that we received our entrée one of the lunches was not what we ordered. Then we had to wait for the prawns to be cooked.

Where we sat was excellent. One person walks with a cane and we did not have to negotiate the stairs. This is just a one time event and I am sure that you will correct it. Considering everything I still tipped our server twenty percent.

DB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and great service. I often recommend this location for brunch or any occasion.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Dining room just looked dirty. Fabric in our booth was stained, carpet didn’t look any better. Food was meh and service wasn’t great. The view is nice and I suppose that is how they get away with pricing. The best thing I ate was the sliced Gouda and bread. Seafood wasn’t good, prime rib was lacking flavor, eggs Benedict eggs were all over-hard and the two pastries I took back to my table were gross (mini pumpkin pie and chocolate covered strawberries). One small bite of each and I knew I didn’t want anything else from this restaurant.

I will not go back to this restaurant.

W
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

CI Shenanigans is always a great place for Sunday brunch. The food is always amazing and we are never disappointed.

R
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good, food delivery timing was bad, the entrees arrived before we’d finished our appetizers. Too, the waitress disappeared after taking our orders.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Waitstaff, drinks, appetizers, oysters, were great and accommodations for GF celiac member were met. The salmon ordered by another member of the party was overdone.

GB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was very good. I had the filet and it was cooked perfectly, med rare. Another had salmon fettuccine she really liked it and it was a big portion. One person had the chicken marsala but didn't care for the stuffed asparagus inside it. One ordered the fish and chips from the kids menu, but got the regular order. The waiter changed the bill to the kids price. Overall it was very good food and service. And the view was as always beautiful. One of our favorite restaurants.

S
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. There was always a server to help you out. Food was amazing amd great romantic atmosphere! I would come back again.

J
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Birthday dinner was quiet and beautiful. Service was good. No desert offered.

KA
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and good personable service couldn't ask for a better experience

l
Seattle
65 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch was great. Huge selection, most of which was tasty. Attentive wait staff.

JB
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

We were pretty much ignored by everyone in a service capacity. Check-in group forgot us, bartender had glasses to clean, waiter cruised thru a couple of times and didn't bother picking up dirty dishes etc.
Food was good but not great

NR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my “men” out for their birthday. We enjoyed the view, the fun beverages, the fried calamari with peppers, yum, and steaks cooked perfectly.

J
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

The bar took forever with our drinks. The food tasted good once we received it. Food took a while. And they didn’t refill soda glasses or water glasses.

J
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

The location and inside of the restaurant is beautiful. Unfortunately, the food and service were lacking. I would not recommend it.

RW
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a great time I forgot our server's name but we absolutely delighted of the service we got. ..we are well taken care of...great job till next time.Thank you all !!!

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Staff friendly and helpful

JB
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

out of town guests so we headed to the brunch on the waterfront. Have been going here for many years. (over 10 years) Appreciated the manager coming by the table to get our input and the service was good. Critique food selection: Seems this could use an upgrade for the price charged. While the seafood selection of shrimp, oysters, snow type crab was adequate, the buffet selections were pretty pedestrian. sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, pork tenderloin (very dry), some potato type dish, a medallion of beef. We didn't try the prime type rib or omelet station goods but this might be the best selection at the buffet as it appeared fresher. Might wait awhile before going back

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and service

DM
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food nice view

JP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were seated at a beautiful water view table. The wait staff was attentive to us throughout our stay.
We enjoyed our birthday celebration. Thank you!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good. Order took forever to get

b
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The view is amazing! I wasn’t happy with the Lobster Bisque. It was grainy with bits of carrot, not smooth at all. It was creamy. I also had the Lobster roll with side salad. I don’t think it was worth $20. The Next time I will order something different. My Husband loved his sirloin steak but they brought him mashed potatoes instead of French fries. Overall a good birthday experience.

S
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We had out of state guests and were disappointed with ambiance, overall quality of food and presentation. We asked for a seat near window but the windows were dirty. No bread basket to accompany entrees. Entrees were not well presented on 'old-looking' plates. Paper menus were old and well-used looking. Food quality was mediocre. All-around, we were disappointed this time around. Service needed some improvement too: water glasses not routinely filled; etc., not bad, but not top-notch either.

N
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

We requested a window seat for a special birthday celebration; instead, we were seated in a booth BEHIND the window seats.

My food was so very salty that I had to stop eating it. Only white soft bread was in the basket, no brown bread which is much tastier.

I have hip problem and there were no seats in the waiting area; I couldn't get any relief from standing. The handicap space had a red curb right outside the door, which presented a potential tripping hazard.

Nope, not again.

MS
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We haven't had Sunday brunch in a long while and this is the place. What a sumptuous spread! Fresh seafood, omelets and crepes made to order, huge variety of meats, eggs, Mexican dishes, vegetables and fruit, tables and tables of every kind of food, all delicious. We were one of the last seatings but every thing was available and fresh. The view is fabulous throughout the dining area. We laughed and had wonderful conversation with no distruptions (except to visit the buffet again and again). The bread pudding was stellar! Coffee, tea, and juice is included. Great prices on Mimosas and the wine list is nice. The only thing I could suggest is lighten up the cream cheese dishes and a little less sugar in the fruit dishes. This is old school excellence. Thank you for a lovely afternoon.

ML
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I've been a patron of this establishment for 25 years.i miss the mimosa deal they use to have.

AP
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrate our first date anniversary at shenanigans. We had a perfect day for the deck, the food and service were very good! We’ll continue to go back for our special occasions.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate outside in the patio - beautiful weather and wonderful food and wine. We were celebrating our good friend’s birthday!

BJ
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner. Everything cooked to perfection. Steaks, seafood, crab legs, even rhe .ac ans cheese.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time there for Sunday brunch. Highly recommend it.

KM
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Anthony was perfect! He was very attentive and very funny. He was ready going and was very nice to us.

R
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose Sheinanigans, one of our local favorites, wife’s birthday,again the perfect spot. Her favorite entre Prime Rib, sealed night, Happy wife, happy life😎

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