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Tad's Chicken 'n Dumplins

1325 Historic Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale, OR 97060-9301
503-666-5337
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Ranked #2 of 48 restaurants in Troutdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Californian
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Bothell, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

It had been a long time since I've had chicken and dumplings and these didn't disappoint. Couldn't even finish and I have a healthy appetitite. The open air dinning room on the river was a nice surprise as well.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Service was very good. Such a pleasant atmosphere! We wanted to wait for a window table overlooking the river, so we had an appetiser and drink on the outside lower level dining area. For dinner we had to try the fried chicken which came with an enourmous dumpling! Food was good! You will want to try this place.

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McDonough, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It was our last night in Oregon and we were looking for something more than the usual fare for dinner along the highways. We were staying in Troutdale and I had seen Tad's on Trip Advisor. It was a short beautiful drive along the Sandy River to the restaurant. It was June and the weather was wonderful but the outdoor... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Tads is nestled in the trees overlooking the river. The drive to get there is beautiful, winding roads and beautiful scenery. The restaurant is a rustic setting, quaint and cute. Service was friendly and very attentive. The food is home style and served family style. We had the classic chicken and "dumplins" and the dumplings are enormous but very light... More

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Richardson, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Our "poor" rating is based on the food. This location is rustic, overlooking the Sandy River. It is a rustic place with full sliding doors which open for fresh air & rippling water. Our waitress Ellexsa was attentive and good, as were other staff members with whom we interacted. Our meal began with a relish tray with crunchy vegetables and... More

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Webster City, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Absolutely loved everything about this place!!!!! Nestled in the trees over looking a river, its so relaxing & charming. We sat in the outside dining room. It was like being in a tree house. Great menu with lots of variety. We had chicken & dumplings, salads with house dill dressing, green beans, relish tray, fresh bread, chicken livers and garlic... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We hadn't been there for a couple of years and took some friends from out of town. We had the chicken fried steak as they only have it available on Tuesdays. They must have changed cooks because it wasn't nearly as good as when we had it there before and was really surprised by the price when we received the... More

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Portland, Oregon
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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Great time with over 20 friends. We showed up at 6pm on a Saturday night and they got us all in and gave great service and all done with a smile

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Where the hell is Troutdale, Oregon? If you are planning a trip to the Gresham area or the Columbia River Gorge you must include eating at Tad's! This restaurant has been on the banks of the Sandy River since before Jesus was born. During the Spring and Summer, be sure to request a table in the sun room which staff... More

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United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We visited while staying in Portland. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff and a lovely view over the river. Food was excellent quality and good size portions. Their smoked salmon is excellent. The dumplings are enormous and light and fluffy. A really unusual place to dine as it retains the atmosphere of yester year. We liked it so much we returned and... More

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