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“Service with a grimace” 2 of 5 stars
Review of C I Shenanigan's Seafood & Chop House

C I Shenanigan's Seafood & Chop House
3017 N Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5306
(253) 752-8811
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Ranked #69 of 682 Restaurants in Tacoma
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Home Style
Cross street: McCarver
Description: 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.
University Place, Washington
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Service with a grimace”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

I hate to say this was a negative experience. The restaurant was maybe a third full, yet we were asked to wait for 10 minutes. The young women at the desk were cold. When we were seated, no smile, no eye contact. I saw the same happen to others who were seated near us later. The waiter was maybe a few degrees warmer. The food was above average, as was the view. I can't go back here because the service was so ppor.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Just another chain restaurant!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

My sister and were in Tacoma and asked around for a good Seafood Restaurant. We were so dissatisfied with CI. We got the Fish & Chips plate, the fish was greasy, fries were burnt it all tasted like they hadn't changed the oil for months. Our appetizer, large prawn, tasted a day from spoiled! And to top it off, $90.00 all told for this. NEVER EVER AGAIN

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Lewis, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Major disappointment”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

hours for a Friday night were ridiculously early for a bar! We were looking for some awesome adult evening entertainment and were told they were closing in 15 minutes and to find another establishment.

Visited March 2012
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Milwaukie, OR
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Good food, poor service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Visit this restaurant when working in the Tacoma area on Halloween night. While there were very few customers and ample staff, our service was still very slow. The food was good, and the location beautiful, but would hesitate to visit again because of the service. I had seafood stew, which came with several intact crab legs, which was very messy to extract the crab meat. While I expected that, I would have appreciated having a "crab cracker" to use to break the carapace, and a wet wipe or extra napkin to wipe my messy hands.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Tacoma, Washington, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Sunday Buffet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Great Buffet -the food was wonderful. Plentry of variety .. the kids loved the food and the chocolate covered strawberries. Being right on the water made it even more wonderful.

Visited July 2012
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