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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 18
    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
Very nice ambiance and great food

Driven by many times, but we decided to give this a try. We are very thankful we did! Had the Prime Rib special and the famous dumplings. The food was excellent, the interior was interesting and quaint, and the scenery overlooking the river was great!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Kevin K
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Caldwell, Idaho
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
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128 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Caldwell, Idaho
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Driven by many times, but we decided to give this a try. We are very thankful we did! Had the Prime Rib special and the famous dumplings. The food was excellent, the interior was interesting and quaint, and the scenery overlooking the river was great!

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Aloha, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The food was done to perfection and even though the place was busy the wait for our dinner was resonable

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Kansas City, Missouri
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Found this place while driving scenic Hwy. 30 and liked the location overlooking the Sandy River. The place is impeccably clean and the staff are efficient, helpful and friendly. If you get the dumpling dinner, be prepare to either take some home or share . You get 2 dumplings the size of softballs and they are light and tasty but... More 

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Ephrata, Washington, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The food is plentiful and delicious. They have a nice bar area and the staff are super friendly. Prices are good for the quantity. My husband and i share an order of chicken and dumplings and it is plenty for both of us. The restaurant itself is clean snd tidy. Don't miss it!

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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I went to dinner with my husband at Tad's. He had never been there before and I had only been there once. I consider myself to be a Chicken n Dumplings expert and I remembered Tad's being good the time I went there. The actual restaurant is nothing special, though a table by the floor to ceiling windows has a... More 

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Sterling, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Great food in a large quantity. The dumplings are HUGE. The very friendly and helpful waiter whose name I can't recall (tall. bald, dark beard) made our visit.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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68 reviews 68 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

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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144 reviews 144 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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: Large groups, Families with children, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?