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C.I. Shenanigans

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1943 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Northwest
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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.**

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(253) 752-8811
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Bobby Rodman II
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Cross street
McCarver
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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.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food and excellent service as usual. Beautiful views of the water and mountains.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

French toast was a bit under cooked today. It is one of my favorite things to get and was not that today.

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3.0Dined on April 17, 2018

I didnt like the service. No one was tracking my anniversry.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

It was Tacoma restaurant week so good food for cheap is always great. I’ve eaten here before and it never disappoints

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The waiter was very good, but the beef entrees were more medium than medium rare and when I told the waiter my filet was over cooked he had to take it to the manager or the chef to prove it before they would cook me another one. Also, one of our party ordered coconut shrimp and it was over cooked and the accompanying rice was dry. Overall, we had a good time due to a great waiter and the people we were celebrating with, but I felt the prices were high and the food did not meet the expectations.

The wedge salad was excellent and the stuffed mushrooms were great.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The food was fine, but they were out of the artichokes, which is why I selected Shenanigans. Also, my stomach hurt in the middle of the night, so something did not agree with me.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Enjoyed lunch with my spouse during Tacoma Restaurant Week for $15 per person. We both had clam chowder for appetizer, fish and chips for entre and tiramisu and cheesecake for dessert, respectively. Food was good and large portions for entrée (two large fillets of fish with plenty of French Fries). Scenic view of the waterfront. Not that it was a major negative, but the young waiter only stated a few words to us during our entire lunch. And quietly, too. Could have been even more enjoyable with some casual conversations about the day, lunch specials or recommendations. Won't prevent us from returning someday but he's not a good waiter.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Your three course luncheon was more than adequate food wise , very reasonable and enjoyable. our server had many tables assigned to her so we had to wait for service at times. over all the time spent was very good.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great Sunday Brunch with an amazing variety of dishes. Friendly staff, great food with an wonderful view.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

we always go for Sunday brunch but the quality is a hit & miss.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food and service was very good. The only negative thing is that the food came out much too fast. We had not finished our salads and when I said something to the server who brought the food, he asked if I wanted him to put it back under the light. For me that was not an option.

The best is the incredible location!

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

It was a Birthday celebration for my husband. Mentioned it to the hostess and also put it in the reservation. No one acknowledged it and requested a window table. Saw a few available when they seated us, not at a window . Nothing special about this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Always enjoy the coziness of this restaurant. The Easter buffet was THE BEST !

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We went there for a birthday celebration. Service was tremendous, cocktails were superb and the atmosphere was terrific. The food was out of this world. We will definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Excellent Sunday brunch with lots to choose from.
When I made reservations, I didn't realize they only had brunch, but we definitely enjoyed it.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Excellent service and ambiance. We've been there for many occasions from birthday celebrations to date night. We especially enjoy the brunch on Sunday! Good crab legs, salmon, shrimp, crepes, eggs Benedict! My only disappointment was that I do not see any cooked vegetable entrees except for the breakfast potatoes. Some cooked broccoli, or asparagus or green beans would be great with the Roast beef or Ham. A senior discount was not automatically given nor asked about but the server gladly obliged. I love the views, seating and great cocktails available a reasonable prices.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Sunday Brunch was great! Had an 11:30 reservation for 7, got there 15 minutes early and they seated us right away! They don't give you much to go on menu wise on their website, but everything that was offered was top notch. Especially the cold shrimp and Dungeness crab legs! All the seafood( clams, and oysters too!) was fresh and they were constantly bringing out more chaffing dishes to replenish the options. The something sweet table was well stocked with the pecan roll with caramel sauce being the standout. Also the $3 mimosas were tasty, boozy and a great deal, with our server coming back to ask if we needed a refill or anything else very frequently. We had out of state relatives visiting and this reservation didn't disappoint, I requested a window table and we actually got one! That never happens, you could put down that you were dining with the Pope at some places and they would still stick you by the kitchen. Great value and come hungry!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Restaurant was suggested by a friend. Very pleasant experience, food was delicious and very well prepared and presented by the servers. Omelet maker was efficient and suggested additives which would enhance the item; crepes very well prepared. The only item that I feel could be improved was the deviled eggs which had no flavor but whomever piped the filling did very well.

Prime rib was very well prepared and the seafood was delicious. Overall it was a great brunch experience. I will return and recommend to others

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I don't want it to seem like I don't like CI Shennigan's. I have been going to brunch here for probably 20 years. I do think the quality and the variety of food offered has diminished greatly while the price goes up in the past 5 years. I would love them to elevate themselves to the quality they used to be. We have been disappointed the past 3 or 4 visits. It will be some time before we give it another chance. Sad to say.... Used to be a go to favorite for a special brunch.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Waiter and service were great! Food was disappointing to say the least

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We came here over the summer, sat on the deck and had a great dinner. This time was pretty different. The place was empty for a Friday night at 630. My ahi dinner was pretty bland, overcooked rice accompanied. Hubby says fish n chips was good, huge portion. Mom got chicken marsala but it was not traditional, real thick, heavy creamy sauce no hint of marsala to be found. Lobster quesedilla had by kids seemed decent. OK traditional margarita, hard, stale bread. Bruschetta was ok, bread was blah and super hard. Red shananagin was good. Waiter was nice, did birthday dessert for my daughter

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

We had a luncheon for friends who meet usually once a month to enjoy each other and sample
Tacoma cuisine. It was a great atmosphere, great view, good service, and the food was great. We will come back again.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great food and a lovely view, as usual. The individual waiting out table was nice but not particularly attentive. She kept forgetting items which needed to be re-requested (sugar, straws, etc.) but these were just minor details. Great staff overall

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2.0Dined on March 12, 2018

We have always loved going there and I was looking forward to the French onion soup (the best I have ever had). Unfortunately they have a new chef and don't have it anymore. We were very disappointed this time and probably won't go back. We waited about 20 mins before the waiter came. We asked for bread and took awhile but finally got it. But we didn't have a plate or a knife so we buttered the rolls with the fork. I looked around and none of the other tables did either. We were celebrating a birthday. We both ordered the filet mignon - med and med rare. They were both well done. They took them back. When we got them back our potatoes weren't there and also my bernaise sauce. The filets were still over cooked. It was just one thing after another. The only good thing about the evening was when we got the bill all they charged us for was the drinks.

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3.0Dined on March 12, 2018

3 out of 6 of us ordered Prime Rib and NONE of them were as tender as you’d want a Prime Rib to be. They were ALL tough and chewy. This is the first time we’ve had issues with the food. The service is great, view is always amazing and price is a little high for what you get.

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The calamari appetizer was the only thing I enjoyed. My wife’s food was cold. They microwaved the plate and brought it back out with a new steak that was worse from the first one. It was burnt and dry.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

My mom had a great time at brunch. Overall it was a great first time experience

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1.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Well we arrived at our reservation a few minutes early and were told there was one table in front of us. Then the table got sat. So we were supposed to be next - however they then took a group of walk in people. I asked the hostess about it and she seemed surprised we were still there. She sat us in the bar - we watched people walk in and seat themselves in the bar. The bar then filled up and the one bartender was very overwhelmed as her entire bar top and tables were now full. Thankfully we were at the buffet and able to get our own food. It was not a good experience and we were celebrating my birthday so it made it very disappointing. Do t think we’ll be back and what’s the point of a reservation if they’re going to sit walk ins prior to seating those with reservations?

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I've been to Shenanigan's Sunday Brunch several times in the past and always liked it. However, this time I was a bit disappointed. The mixed fruit bowl was almost empty and not replaced the time I was there. The salmon platter and deviled eggs were placed in full sun. There was a definite lack of vegetables. It seemed like the staff was overwhelmed and rushed. THAT took away from the ambience of a typical brunch on a beautiful day by the water. Too bad, I hope they improve their service again!

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Made reservations for 6:45 pm for dinner but was seated in the bar because there were no tables available in the restaurant at the time we arrived for our reservation. Not sure why we needed to make a reservation to sit in the bar.
Everything else was great!!

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Friday evening date. Seated at 5:00pm. We had a wonderful table near the windows to enjoy the wonderful view. Started with their 'perfect' margarita. It was very good. My wife ordered the stuffed sole and I had the stuffed chicken marsala. Wife says the sole dish was outstanding. It was smothered in a rich lobster sauce that she said really made the dish. The chicken marsala dish was good but not great. It was served on mashed potatoes and covered with a mushroom sauce. The mushroom sauce was nuclear hot but the wrapped, stuffed chicken was only warm and was a little dry. Still enjoyed the meal but they could do a little better. Waiter was very helpful and courteous.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

My wife's meal was very disappointing. Steak was very tuff.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Wonderful...large selections of seaford items. Nice location. Will revisit soon.

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1.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We were really disappointment in our visit, and will never be back. We ordered drinks, then tried to get the server's attention repeatedly to order an appetizer. Never successfully got her attention. Took forever to get our drinks, when my margarita came, there were so many ice chunks that it was barely drinkable. Ordered steamed clams, they were all full of sand and half were still closed. We ended up not eatting them. The main dishes included under cooked green beans that lacked seasoning. And to finish the experience, the table was cleared while we were still sitting at the table and before we payed, including our water and wine glasses which still had wine in them. This was our first time visiting, and will be our last.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

It had been at least 20 years since I’d eaten here. Food was good. Service could have been a lot better! It seemed as if they were under staffed. I’m not sure I’d eat here again. Maybe give it another 20! Lol

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3.0Dined on February 26, 2018

My lady's fish tacos were passable with exception dried tortillas. The poopoos were better than average...we had the ahi and the fried squid--nice presentation. But...the prime rib wasn't close to average. Maybe, it was just a dull steak knife, but I also had a hard time chewing. I know what prime is, having cut meat at the Comsy for 8 yrs...my 10oz piece was more like select not even choice. I said nothing to our waiter (Williams was great)nor anyone else...my bad. This was a Sunday early evening meal and the place was not even a quarter full. My wife's MaiTai was "berry gud!"

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Brunch was good, it was super busy but the food was tasty. Gets crowded.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Good food. Nice wait staff. Arrived a little early for reservations and they sat us right away.

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

This Restaurant is going downhill. We were disappointed on several levels. I've been going to their Sunday Brunch for over 15 years now. The food, service and buffet presentation were all less than it used to be. It wasn't busy either, just moderate. It would make sense if it was only one area, but unfortunately, there were several. I won't be going back, that's for sure. How disappointing! There are so many restaurants donw there now why bother with this one anymore? The hash brown casserole was dry, and some of the other foods were overcooked.
Our server was not only slow but unattentive, the meat carver was unhappy or bored, not sure which, but he wasn't happy to help. O the front line they need to at least be neutral if they aren't going to be friendly. He was unfriendly. We couldn't get a coffee refill the entire meal until we were done eating and ready to go. The buffet table looked like it was only partially set up where the salad section is. Speaking of salad, the bagged lettuce was all wilted, and we were really surprised that it would get set out looking so bad. It wasn't from sitting all day as we were there early. Overall the staff seems unhappy and the food just isn't as good as it used to be or up to the standards that it used to be.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Had a great time catching up with friends. Shenanigans Brunch is always a treat! Somewhat pricey, but also worth it. Go hungry! Dean was our server - very attentive and pleasant. We never ran out of beverages or water.

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