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About 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.

3017 Ruston Way
Tacoma, WA 98402
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Northwest

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm

Lounge hours:
Monday-Thursday: 11:00am-10:00pm
Friday-Saturday: 11:00am-11:00pm


Sunday Brunch: 9:30am - 1:45pm (last seating @ 1:45)

**Lunch is not served on Sunday.**

Cross Street:
McCarver

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(253) 752-8811

Website:
http://www.cishenanigans.com/

Executive Chef:
Bobby Rodman II

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Located on Tacoma's historic Ruston Way, C.I. Shenanigans has banquet accommodations for every size. We feature fine dining in a casual yet elegant setting.

C.I. Shenanigans Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
2
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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

3.9

ambience

4.1

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

77% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (51)
Scenic View (41)
Special Occasion (40)
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Good for Anniversaries (35)
Good for a Date (33)
Romantic (32)
Great for Brunch (24)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Worth the Drive (19)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Business Meals (15)
Casual (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Cozy (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Fun (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Authentic (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Music (1)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 20 hours ago

Great service from the moment we walked in the door. Tony, our server, was exceptionally good at answering menu questions and making us feel welcomed.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was good

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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

We were early for our reservation and seated immediately. It was a Valentine's date. They had a great specialty meal option for the evening. Our server forgot to mention addition specials not on the menus. The service was otherwise very courteous, quick and attentive without being intrusive. The waterfront view is always amazing.

Tags: Scenic View, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined 4 days ago

The food was good. But I had the Prime Rib and when it came, the meat look like they cut it with a saw. Presentation was terrible. They did not give any juice for the meat. The horseradish was terrible. The meat otherwise was tender and tasty. The whole meal was good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and Great service! We booked at the last minute on Valentines Day, was able to get a nice seating/viewing area and the services were very accomadating and quick.

Tags: Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 7 days ago

Food was barely warm when served. Asked for it to be heated but to not replace the food with new serving. They replaced the food with new, but had very little sauce, rice was dry and food still wasn't hot. If I have to take it home to heat it they way it should be, what's the point of eating out?

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food choices are very good... French toast to the apple crisp

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Everything was great except we got there too late for the prime rib. So if that’s what you are going there for, get there before 7:30.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I want to say that our server was fine but it seemed that he was over busy. Nice young man. Rib eye had it's good moments but was fatty and in two "sections". Lobster bisque was lovely!

Tags: Business Meals, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Romantic
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·Dined on February 7, 2018

Terrible

Let me start this off with, my family owned a restaurant for 8 years. I do not take complaints in foodservice lightly as I know the adverse effect. I still work in foodservice now, which is the reason why I am writing.

The server (Scott) was charming. He did a great job.
The food and beverages were less then desired.
An old fashion was overly sweet. Our appetizer, 2x order of calamari was so overly salted that we pulled off the breading and didn’t finish the second plate.

Our salads before dinner had so much dressing, that it poured off the plate onto the serving tray when Scott initially pick up the plate. He also looked surprised. The corn served with my tacos was so spicy I didn’t eat it.

The prawns on my sisters order actually had a hint of chlorine. She asked everyone to try one and when we shared our thoughts she said “yah I know I can’t even eat them”.
The rice on my father and sister’s plate was over and under cooked in parts which is confusing. Scott made up for the rice by providing dessert, he is a gem.

However, this is so unusual for the location. I have eaten here many times for brunch and special occasions and I have never had an experience like this.

I tried to share feedback to the email listed online - And got a bounce back.
I also tried to call and no one answered the phone on two occasions.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We were seated ar the exact time of our reservation. Our server was very good, she made the whole experience very pleasant.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Anniversary

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Been here a handful of times before and always had been satisfied with the food and service. This time, not so much. Host brought us to wrong table at first (no big deal), then sat at the table for over 10mins before I had to track down a manager to find our server. Server brought the wrong drink for my wife (she ordered unsweetened iced tea and he brought wine). Food was ok at best, not in line with past visits here. Most things on this occasion would have been a little understandable for a Saturday night except for the fact that it was not particularly busy (plenty of open tables). I think I can see why I was able to get a table so easily that night.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Two for lunch on a Saturday - exceptionally quiet, though may not be the case once weather warms. I had the asparagus/mozzarella & added chicken, the birthday girl had the reuben - both excellent. Already planning a return when calendars permit.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Disabled Access
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·Dined on February 1, 2018

We were impressed with the service we received. We were celebrating my girlfriend's birthday, which was funny considering it was also our waiter's birthday as well. The food was amazing and I finally was able to try my first lobster roll; you can guarantee there are more to be had. Great experience and I will recommend to all my friends.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Very good weekend brunch with unlimited standard beverages. Some of the food wasn't very warm and could be improved with enforcing lids being closed on potatoes, eggs, bacon, sausage, etc.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Robert,




I wanted to give you some feedback on our dining experience in your establishment last Saturday. I'm not usually a food and dining critic, but having spent a significant time working in high end restaurants in Seattle for consolidated, I felt I should report to you.


We had a 6pm reservation for 4, upon arriving at our table we found the wine glasses dirty with lipstick still on them, and a couple pieces of silver dirty, not a good first impression. On to the appetizers, the Oysters were not shucked correctly as the muscles were not cut, and they were not served with cocktail forks. The crab shrimp artichoke dip was good. Our server Cameron must have been new, but needs a bit more training, told us the vegetable was green beans when it was asparagus. We had to flag down other servers to get more water ,he needs to be more attentive to his tables needs. The steaks and crab were good co cocktail fork with the crab either, however my cedar plank Salmon was over cooked.

This was a special occasion dinner (birthday) that I believe should have been a lot better. When I spend those kind of dollars I expect more.




Sincerely

Daniel James














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Tags: Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We went there for my 61st birthday. I was torn between the Ahi and the Scallops. I ordered the Scallopsso when the Ahi arrived I was kinda surprised... I called the waitress over and decided I wouldn't make a stink because the Ahi was one of my 2 considerations... They make a killer Manhattan and everyone else was pleased with their meal.
Would I go again? Yup the food was tasty but I still have a hankerin' for scallops ;-)
No regrets, great place!

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Birthday Celebration! Great wait staff very attentive, great food, drinks, and venue

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Terrific bar, food, and service... and water view... and ambience....!!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We had reservations for my husbands birthday at 6pm. We were seated at 5:50 and our waiter didn’t come to our table until 6:13. When we were sat we weren’t given menus so the waiter had to go them. He came back at 6:30 took our drink and food order. Drinks arrived at the table at about 7 and that was after we had to ask the manager where they might be (it really was not busy, many open tables). Our food finally arrived at 7:30 and again that was after asking how much longer. My husband ordered Chef Bobby’s carbanora with prawns, he revived buttery, oily, pasta with small bits of shrimp. My step dad ordered the same thing with chicken and his came out the same way. It was awful, both men had stomach aches from the amount of grease that was in the bottom of the bowl. My mom had chicken Marsala and there was one piece of asparagus, there was no flavor. We paid a ridiculous amount of money for the worst birthday dinner we’ve ever had! Very upsetting and disappointing. When we expressed our frustrations with the service and showed him the horrible meals he said okay and went about his day.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Went for Sunday brunch. Had to ask each time for refills, had to ask for clean silver ware because ours was cleared when they took our plates. Eggs were cheesy (yum) but cold. Hash browns were mushy and unseasoned. Wish they would have had the yogurt bar again. Every time i make reservations i ask for a window seat or a booth by bar and i get seated in the middle of dinning area. What's the point of even making reservations or request. The wait staff is too busy flirting and socializing to pay attention to customers. Fruit salad was over ripe. I've been coming to Sunday brunch about 5-6 times a years for two years and each time the service and food gets worse. Very disappointing to see this place go down hill.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We arrived 10 minutes early for our reservation and was told our table wasn't ready and we opt to wait in the bar. When the greeter came to seat us we were move to the other side of the bar, in not so private area. I mentioned I don't want to sit in the bar while looking, at several nice open tables and booths in the dining area! I almost walked out. When the server came, I asked if we could move, she was very nice and accommodating and continue to check on us often. She is the only reason I give a 4 for service. The food was not very tasty at all. So disappointed!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Quick seating. Server pleasant and attentive . Wide selection of breakfast food and other. Wonderful desserts

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Sunday brunch was displayed and kept clean. Replenishment was good. Food choices were pretty typical but did have some surprise offerings this past Sunday. Dungeness crab (not snow crab), shrimp pasta dish, and a cucumber/hummus bite were good. Scrambled eggs were unexceptional and tasted a bit like a chemical petri dish, but, then, I don't go to a brunch to eat scrambled eggs but go to taste different and unusual dishes.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great service! Friendly staff.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 6, 2018

So yummy every time! Beautiful View! I love the salads and cheesy appetizers!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Thank you for making my Dad's 90th Birthday Lunch such a special treat! From the moment we walked in, everyone made him feel special and Deedee, our server, was wonderful. People would stop the table and shake his hand and give him Birthday Wishes. It meant so much to him and us too. This is why this is one of my most favorite spots for going out to lunch or dinner.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Unfortunately, the restaurant didn't honor our reservation and we were unable to be seated in the restaurant. After waiting over an hour past our reservation, we were informed they couldn't seat us in the restaurant. We ate in the bar.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Made a reservation for New Years Eve. Table was ready on time. Chef had a two item special menu for the evening. We selected our meal from it with a couple of options. An absolutely fantastic meal from the appetizer to the dessert. Will continue to be one of our favorite restaurants any time of the year.

Tags: Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Need to better train their staff for professionalism

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

$30 for Sunday brunch? Seems a little high, but for the variety of seafood (fresh crab!), breads, fruits, as well as all the other brunch staples including eggs Benedict and a crepe station it was definitely worth it. They had such a large variety of food that I couldn’t even try everything I wanted due to being full. And to top it off they had $3 mimosas; that right there makes it worth it. Service on drinks and plate pick up was a little slow, but that is the only complaint I have.

We made reservations and were seated right away, however at times the waiting area was very busy so I’d definitely suggest making a reservation if you think about going ahead of time.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This brunch was wonderful, better than any we have experienced in the Northwest. I made a video of the food dishes being served and the special order chef's stations for omlettes & crepes for our family and friends that was shared from this location to Denmark, France, Germany, Vietnam, the entire United States and Canada. Everyone who saw it said, "Oh this makes me starving to eat there!" One family is coming in the Spring from Vietnam to join us for another brunch there after seeing the video.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Tapas, Bar Seating, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Seasonal
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We did Sunday brunch. Very disappointed that the food was not kept warm in the buffet servers and with cold plates the food was really not great. Crepes, omelets, and French toast was excellent

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We were there for a late Christmas get together with family. Including two babies! Everything was great, helped with the babies and service was outstanding. Would highly recommend for any type of dinner from a first date to a 50th anniversary party!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We have dined at CI Shenanigan's many times for many different occasions.
Evey visit has been most pleasant.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Restaurant was beautiful and the food & drinks were delicious. The view was beautiful as well!

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

If I would have known it was a Christmas Eve Buffet, I never would have booked it. The food was expensive, picked over, dry and no gluten free options. I thought we could order from the menu but no cooks on duty.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This restaurant is good in a typical upscale chain sort of way. The view is great, the service attentive. The food is well presented and tastes good, but will never win rave reviews. I'd go hee just to sit, relax, take in the view and dine. It'll never win exclamations of joy, but you'll never be sorry you went, either.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This establishment has been our family’s favorite place to dine.Our grown children have adopted your restaurant as the family dining destination.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Quick Bite
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