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Tad's Chicken 'n Dumplins

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1325 Historic Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale, OR 97060-9301
503-666-5337
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Step back in time for some comfort food

The crudites are a nice touch. The food is tasty and plentiful. Plan to take half or more of your meal home especially if you have any interest in the desserts.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Mr_Terbillion
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Elgin
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Burnaby, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

My sister and brother-in-law found out about Tad's by accident early this year when they were on their way to another restaurant. My sister remembered this place so we came back to Portland in November and had to eat at Tad's and OMG... Their chicken n' dumplings was to die for. Chicken was so tender, the dumpling was covered in... More 

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Elgin
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The crudites are a nice touch. The food is tasty and plentiful. Plan to take half or more of your meal home especially if you have any interest in the desserts.

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Thank Mr_Terbillion
Turner, Oregon
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

I joined our work team for a dinner out at Tad's. The setting is divine as this roadhouse overlooks the Sandy River, providing awesome views if seated near the windows. The restaurant is named for Tad Johnson, who opened this roadhouse here at the Sandy River bridge in the 1920s. As this was my first trip, I ordered their signature... More 

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Winter Haven, Florida
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91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed the location and setting with lots of wood and sits on Sandy River but is not too far out of town. Food was good but meat could have used more seasoning. I had salmon and husband had sirloin. Green beans are delicious as are the rolls. Baked potato cooked great. Overall pleased with good portions and decent service.

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Thank FLVisitors
Hood River, Oregon
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Traditional Chicken 'n Dumplings or Pan Fried Chicken are my favorites. There are other choices as well, but I like to go for the usual favorites. Reasonable prices for a substantial old fashioned good meal. Try to get a table with a view. This restaurant, which has been around for years, is situated on the banks of the Sandy River.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Tad's has that old school charm that we love seeing when we come out to Troutdale. We were seated very quickly and the food was outstanding. I had the fish n chips (which I would like to see a little more serving for the price) and it was tasty. The waiter was fast and attentive and we would definitely go... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Go for the comfort food (ie. chicken and dumplings or razor clams) and view from the large bay windows overlooking the Sandy River. Recommend going during the week, as they are very busy on the weekends!

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Thank PDX_James
damascus or
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This place used to be my favorite but the last 4 times I've been disappointed. I keep trying it hoping it will get its old glory back. The pan fried chicken is tough "not tender" and the pieces are small. The chicken and dumplings leave little to be desired except for the dumplings but I don't want to pay for... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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491 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

They have great comfort food and good salads which is important to me since I'm a vegetarian. It is very popular with locals and gets busy fast so call ahead for seating 503-666-5337.

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Wentzville, Missouri
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151 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We ate at this restaurant while staying at a motel in Troutdale, Oregon. We had seen their sign and thought it sounded interesting. When we got there the parking area was full of cars and it was obviously a very popular restaurant with locals as well as tourists. The wait staff was very nice and the restaurant interior attractive. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1325 Historic Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale, OR 97060-9301
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Troutdale
  • Phone Number: 503-666-5337

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?