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Tad's Chicken 'n Dumplins

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American, Californian
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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
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 5
    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
Old style Supper Club

Just happened upon this restaurant on our way to Portland after having driven the Columbia River Gorge. In a time when everyone is renovating and modernizing, this old roadside supper club was refreshing. Since chicken and dumplings is in the name, that's what we ate. The portions were huge. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
DreamweaverDiane
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Scenic view
  • Reservations
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122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Fort Collins, Colorado
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Talk about huge portions. I had the chicken and dumplings,my friend had the pan fried chicken. Both of us were extremely satisfied snd had enough left over for one or two more meals. The chicken is succulent there is just no other word for it. The setting,beautiful definitely worth the drive.

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white salmon wa
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143 reviews 143 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I've been told Tads was delicious food and I read the reviews before I went. I read it opens at 5 pm and fills up fast which is true. I was the first one there. They unlocked the door and I walked in to the most professional crew I 've ever seen. They were lined up waiting to serve me!... More 

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Hood River, Oregon
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

the specialty of this delightful place is chicken with large, meatball size dumplings. Very unusual and fun to eat at this river-view eatery in the Sandy River. I have never eaten anything else here. Why mess around. Order the speciality.

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Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Just happened upon this restaurant on our way to Portland after having driven the Columbia River Gorge. In a time when everyone is renovating and modernizing, this old roadside supper club was refreshing. Since chicken and dumplings is in the name, that's what we ate. The portions were huge. The flavor was a bit lacking ... some salt & pepper... More 

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Troutdale, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

I go here when I have a craving for Chicken 'N Dumplins" that's all i ever get because they are amazing! The atmosphere is beautiful overlooking the Sandy river and the staff are always friendly. Tad's is off the beaten path and that makes everything quaint and cozy, nostalgic. Go see for yourself.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I really enjoyed this restaurant and the atmosphere. It was a "tad" pricey (excuse the pun) but the chicken and dumplings were delicious. I'm from the south, so this was a different type than what i am accustomed to. More like a pot pie. Large portions too.

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The Dalles, Oregon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

What can you say about decades of patronizing a place. Our Grandfather used to take us there and we have had many family get together. Has to be in the dictionary for comfort food, a picture of Tad's Chicken and Dumplings. Warm atmosphere, woody interior, right on the river, the smells of the forest and river. A quintessential dinner house.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I get it that this is an institution. People love it, and it's been around for many, many years. My wife ate there with business colleagues several months ago and went on about it. So this last weekend we tried it. She had Chicken & Dumplings that had incredibly tough chicken, otherwise okay. I had pan fried oysters that were... More 

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Vancouver, Washington, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I've been coming here since my parents began taking me here as a small child; it would be safe to say I've probably been at least 50 times in my life time. Back then they had big old fatty racoons that would hang out outside, hoping for someone to drop some food, but I haven't seen that here in years.... More 

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Damascus, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Tad's is one of my favorite places in all of the Portland area. It's situated along the Sandy river in a forested setting. Inside, it's paneled in cedar with a native stone fireplace. The restaurant actually hangs out over the slope down to the river. It has moveable walls so that the main dining room can be opened up to... 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, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?