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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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I am always excited when my husband says we are going to dinner and are trying somewhere new.... He wanted to try this place....having grown up in the south....I was happy to try chicken and dumplings... Googled this place and found out they would be open at 4 (Sunday).....drove out from Vancouver and arrived at 3:55 to find a huge... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I had high hopes for this restaurant based on recommendations but was very disappointed. The view is very nice, right at the edge of the river. The staff was efficient and polite. The food was average at best. I had a baked potato with my meal which tasted very musty like it had been stored in a moldy basement. The... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Went to Tad's on a weekday (slammed on Weekends) and we got right in..did not get the window view seating we had called ahead and asked for and the table we did get was stuffed in a corner and very hot..there is no ac and no fans, very hot summer evening and high humidity. We both ordered the chicken n... More

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Newcastle, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We were in Troutdale, looking for a good dinner place. We searched around a bit on the internet and came up with Tad's. We looked at the menu online and it looked pretty good. They don't take reservations so we thought we'd better arrive at opening time (5 PM). People were lined up to get in. This has got to... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

If you'd like to sample Classic American chicken and dumplings, fried chicken and mashed potatoes and marionberry cobbler and enjoy river views and the sounds of a room full of happy patrons enjoying themselves, this is the place to come. It's about a thirty minute drive from Portland, located near Lewis and Clark State Park, right along the Sandy River.... More

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Our group of 6 called ahead and were told that they did not accept reservations but would save a place for us which they did. It was very warm and we were in the outdoor seating area where there is no air conditioning. We had to ask that the overhead fans be turned on as there was no breeze. Veggies... More

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Portland, Oregon
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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Tads is located in the historic Troutdale/gorge area, along the river, in a wooded, beautiful part of town. We are from Portland, born and raised, and Tads has always been a regular for us and our family. Never disappoints. We went in this past weekend for a family birthday in a large party. No reservations, so we had to wait... More

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Norman, Oklahoma
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Right on the Sandy River, my group tried the chicken and dumplings and the fried chicken. Loved our meals. Great location as we were returning from a day of viewing waterfalls and Mount Hood. Most of us split a meal, as that was plenty of food for us with our late lunch eating selves and we had no way to... More

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Portland, Oregon
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70 reviews 70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Out of state company prompted the idea of taking them to something a bit unusual for dinner. I have always liked the outdoor seating here with the Sandy River flowing below. Since they don't take reservations, we called at 5:45pm for 6:30 seating list. We asked for one of the outside river view tables and were told that we could... More

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Bothell, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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