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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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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

4.0

ambience

4.2

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (50)
Scenic View (44)
Special Occasion (41)
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Good for Anniversaries (32)
Romantic (29)
Good for a Date (29)
Great for Brunch (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Casual (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Cozy (12)
Fun (11)
Business Meals (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Authentic (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (3)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Tapas (2)
Live Music (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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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·Dined 3 days ago

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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·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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Need to better train their staff for professionalism

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic
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·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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·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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·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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·Dined on December 31, 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 28, 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 27, 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 25, 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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·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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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Server was awesome, quick and efficient. Food was ok, they used to have way better desserts (caramel brulee etc) now they have just some bland store bought looking desserts taken out of box. Also our dishes were dirty, caked crumbs on plates and silwerware.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

The Sunday Brunch food was relatively good, but less choices and not prepared well - recent month. Terrible service. Our (I think she was our waitress??) waitress acted like she was doing us a favor, when we asked her for more coffee. Then she didn't even bring it. There was one nice guy however, he took the checks, and got us what we needed. Overall unfriendly faces.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Setting was good. Restaurant was Cold. Left my jacket and scarf on. Waited one hour for food and was never checked on. Asked for additional basket of bread while we were waiting... Told them my birthday $20 discount and didn’t add it. Had to wait around to flag the waitress to correct it. Nice food and place... for spending over $200 I kind of expected little better service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 17, 2017

they were really busy with holiday business, so perhaps we're being unfair. But our food was really late and not good at all. our fettuccini was served in a soup bowl and was mostly broth...I've never seen that before. the wedge salad had pieces of pork belly that were not chewable.
the server was fine but overwhelmed.
it was nice to watch the xmas boats floating by.
all in all, I would expect more for a bill over $100.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Had reservation for 5.4t pm. Fi ally seated at 6.20 pm
Party of 6 were seated in Bar area between 2 plus large parties. Noise level was terrible couldn't have conversation. Food steaks o ercooked, Salmon dry
Desserts were very dry and expensive. Carrot cake an d German
Cocolate. I asked server if Carrort cake was moist she said yes.
I called and complained to manager
Day after said he would get back to me. Never did. Spent over $ 350.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I don’t know if they were understaffed or if we had a really inattentive waiter. He missed or delayed several drink orders. He forgot to bring out an appetizer dish all together. I ordered a steak medium rare but it came out almost well done. I sent it back and it took 25 minutes to get the new steak back!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Good drinks, steamers, shooters, Alaska cod dish was over battered and dry fries. But good atmosphere and pleasant Server Ann. Cod was rubbery. But will go again but Sunday brunch.

Tags: Quick Bite, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

We've always enjoyed eating here and wanted someplace special for our anniversary(49). Checked out several other nice restaurants in area and decided we would go back to our favorite. Coconut prawns and stuffed sole were both beyond expectations. Generous portions and took some home for the next day because we wanted room for the mud pie. It was large also and they even boxed up what we couldn't eat so we had that the next day too. Might just come back on our 50th too.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Business Meals, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We had a window table with a water view and it was perfect. The food was delicious and the portions were plentiful.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Our waitress was very kind and professional. Our bread wasn’t as fresh which made it hard to eat so she immediately got a new batch for us. She was familiar with the menu and could answer all our questions.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Our only complaint was that it was pretty cold in the restaurant. Had to dine with coats on. We were seated by the waterfront windows. Still excellent though!

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

This was a favorite spot for my husband and I. I hadn't been in several years but thought it was worth the drive. My girlfriends and I wanted to celebrate the Holidays together before the big rush closer to Christmas. It was very good but not quite as decadent as I remembered. The creme caramel was not on the buffet, oh well. Love the seafood! Would have like the trays of fresh fruit but a decent fruit salad was offered. My girlfriends agreed it was a very good choice and maybe even the start of a new tradition! Happy Holidays.

Tags: Healthy, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

I like this place but Never Ever Again will I come for brunch and seat at a booth for brunch a booth is just ridiculous they should never use booths so If I am gonna pay 30 dollars and have 6 people I am gonna have a table or eat next door at the Ram

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We arrived early and were told our table was ready and then told us it we be a few minutes. We waited for 15 minuets and I asked if there was a problem. The hostess told another person to to seat us and he took the wrong people to out table. The hostess looked up and realized he had taken the wrong group so he had to bring those people back and seat us. It took 10t minuets for the waitstaff to ask us about drinks- we actually went to the bar to order ourselves. The service was agonizingly slow. I had put on my reservation the occasion was for a birthday and the waitress didn’t have a clue. I will NEVER go back to this restaurant again.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Dated and worn. Food was extremely overpriced and poor quality

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Good meal, great service! Good atmosphere, Dean did a great job in serving us.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Made reservations for 12 for mothers 60th birthday and was seated 20 minutes after the reservation time.. once seated they put our group at two separate tables without warning. I made the reservation on open table and also called to confirm that the table would be ready the day of. At no point did they mention we were to be separated when I called or even when we got there while waiting for twenty minutes. Waiting the 20 min wasn't the problem it was how they handled it, no one bothered to update our large group waiting and wondering what was going on. Once we arrived at our separated tables the gentleman just said well its because you're group is 12 people and was unapologetic for anything. Clearly we were able to fit at one table if an additional table were added to the end of a booth like the large group we sat next to, the man did do that after we had asked. The whole start of the visit was just frustrating and not what I expected for my moms 60th birthday dinner. Very disappointed.

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

I was really in the dog house with my girlfriend. After Taking her to Shenanigans you'd think I was nominated for boyfriend of the year!! We really enjoyed our date night, everything went perfect! We'll definitely be back! Thank you

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Tea, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

There are many restaurants on the water front Shenanigans should be on the top of your list.

Tags: Business Meals, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our dinner was lovely. The food and service was amazing. Great redo dinner. First visit not so good but the manager took care of us and made our second visit very special. Thank you Bob Crystal.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We arrived for our reservation 5 minutes early, the same time another couple happened to be entering the restaurant. The other couple told the host they did not have a reservation, while the host acknowledged ours. Both us and the other couple were told to wait a few minutes, even though the restaurant was not that busy. They sat the other couple first, giving them a table with a waterfront view. They seated us a few minutes later, giving us a table with a view of the parking lot.

We mentioned this to our server, who did not offer to move us to a better table even though the place was far from full. We ordered drinks, which took a long time to come, though the bar was obviously not busy (it was directly across from our table). After the drinks came, we ordered food. The food took a long time as well, to the point where I had finished my beer and my wife was close to being done with her wine. I don't fault the restaurant for taking time to prepare the food, but our server failed to come back and check on us. Finally, my wife asked if I'd like another beer, to which I said yes, so she took my glass to the bar and asked for a refill. They told her they couldn't do it, our server needed to order the drink - which is ridiculous. But several minutes later, the bar manager brought over my drink, saying she would tell the server. By this time, my wife's wine was almost gone, but they did not ask if she wanted another.

Our server brought the food a bit later, but again failed to ask if my wife wanted more wine. The food was okay. My wife ordered a seafood louie salad without the louie dressing (which was not gluten free) but oil and vinegar instead on the side. Usually, restaurants give, to our tastes anyway, too much dressing. Here, however, there was very little and she had to ask for additional. My prime rib was okay, but the outside was not crispy brown like it should be.

As we left, we discussed everything with the manager. He apologized, but offered nothing more.

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