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Tad's Chicken 'n Dumplins

1325 Historic Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale, OR 97060-9301
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Ranked #4 of 48 Restaurants in Troutdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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716 reviews 716 reviews
476 restaurant reviews
1,682 helpful votes 1,682 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

After checking out of The Hotel Monaco, we took a drive out to the Columbia Gorge to view the waterfalls. For an early dinner, we chose Tad's. We arrived a little before 4:00 and a line was forming at the door. We were seated in a room with beautiful views of the Sandy River. The food was all good and... More

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Martinez, Georgia
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15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This little place has to be experienced to appreciate it. Well maintained place with a beautiful view of Columbia River and the option of inside or porch seating. Regretfully, we choce inside but the porch overlooking the river looked delightful. Parking is a bit tricky but worth the effort. Service was excellent from our attentive and friendly waitress and the... More

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

We've been going to Tad's for a long long time now. Some years ago they started using boneless chicken in their chicken and dumpiness which totally changed the meal. It is OK but It is no longer the fantastic meal it was. On Tuesday they do serve their homemade chicken fried steak which is wonderful and well worth the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I was in The Portland area on a cycling trip this summer and heard of this restaurant. It was excellent, a few of us had the fried chicken and dumplings, and a few the homestyle chicken and dumplings, both excellent, although didn't need an appy as the portions were large. It was very busy in there, luckily we made reservations,... More

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Mesa, Arizona
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15 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I do recommend Tad's. The building is so cozy, the river view lovely. The service was very good. The chicken 'n dumplings are yummy, the serving is huge, your eyes will pop out. The onion rings are beyond good. Can't wait to introduce Tad's to the rest of the family. I do feel the price was high, but for a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Tad's has been around forever. I think it started as a roadside stop. Generations of my family have enjoyed it. The setting is lovely and nostalgic. Knotty pine paneling in the "old" dining areas warm the atmosphere and on rainy nights, the fireplace crackles and makes you feel "sheltered". Many who stop may not fully appreciate their signature chicken &... More

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McMinnville, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

This place is a classic roadhouse. The chicken and dumplings are $15.95 and the serving is large. They are fine. I had the beer battered prawns. It was $23.00. It was a huge serving with good fries. We enjoyed the busy family atmosphere. It appeared to be a popular place for the locals. The service was prompt and personable. Be... More

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Inverness Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Very traditional roadside eatery. The menu headed up with the Chicken and dumplings wich are excellent. Very nice helpful staff, friendly and professional. Nice setting overlooking the Sandy river. We had window seat and all windows wide open. Felt like we were sitting outside on a very nice summer evening. Be aware the chicken and dumplings come in huge serving... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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

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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