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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: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 62
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  • 53
    Very good
  • 21
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  • 5
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  • 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
Comfort Food from the 1940's

I enjoyed my stop at Tad's, my family is Southern and has a very specific way of making chicken n' dumplings and I am always eager to try other versions. Though not the flat dumplings I'm used to I can say the flavor was spot on for me. Delicious and the serving size is enormous! We also ordered... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Rachel B
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
  • Large groups
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Houston, Texas
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed my stop at Tad's, my family is Southern and has a very specific way of making chicken n' dumplings and I am always eager to try other versions. Though not the flat dumplings I'm used to I can say the flavor was spot on for me. Delicious and the serving size is enormous! We also ordered the deep... More 

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Wadsworth, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Tad's is a very popular diner on the Columbia River Highway. Nice view of the river from the rear seating. The restaurant is known for their chicken & dumpling and you won't be disappointed. The dumplings are soft and very good and the chicken and gravy go well together. The salad is a better choice than the house chicken soup.

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Southern Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a restaurant from my childhood. Just came back to the area and felt like chicken and dumplings, Tad's style. Was not at all disappointed. The dumplings were just like mom's and that was decades ago. Tad's is an institution next to a metro area with over 3700 restaurants vying for your attention. Go to Tad's and eat well,... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I've always liked dinner at Tad's on the Sandy River during the summer. They open the large windowed doors and you get to see, hear, and smell the river and trees while eating their great food. We were there before the doors opened so got a window table. Within an hour of the restaurant opening the place and parking lots... More 

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Federal Way, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I used to come here all the time when I lived in Portland. I came down from Seattle with friends and had some Portland friends meet us here. Still fantastic one of my favorites dumplings just like mom used to make.

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Sandy, Oregon
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Not fabulous but definitely worth a visit especially if you can get a window seat. Yes, try the chicken n dumplins. Big serving. Husband had sautéed scallops that were good. Not a quiet place at all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Ambience food and service was great. Highly recommend! Fried chicken and dumplings traditional like what I grew up on.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Going to Tad's is a bit like traveling back in time. They bring a relish tray to your table with raw carrots, celery, etc. with a dill-ranch dressing that's quite tasty. Do not underestimate the size of the dumplings! You will not finish two of them by yourself unless you are a teenager or a competitive eater. The kids meal... More 

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Toledo, Washington, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

However, the food has declined in the last few years.It serves vegetable family-style, but the mashed potatoes are not quite as creamy. We had the special, a prime rib, but the meat was not up to standard. They are famous for chicken and dumplings, so I cannot comment on the current quality. The wine list was tepid but, to be... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

If the weather is good, eat on the outdoor covered terrace overlooking the Sandy River. Biggest and best dumplings I have ever had. Beautiful setting.

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Additional Information about Tad's Chicken 'n Dumplins

Address: 1325 Historic Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale, OR 97060-9301
Phone Number: 503-666-5337
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Troutdale
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: American

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?