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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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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 21
    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
Enjoyed it-bit old fashioned

Historical place was very much a blast from the past. Everything was enjoyable, but dumplings were not what I am used to as they were the size of a softball. Chicken was very good as was the gravy and fried oysters.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Houst
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Mulino, Oregon
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The food was amazing and our server ==> Beth -- was very sweet and efficient! The other server / bus boy (Sawyer) was also very attentive, making sure that we had plenty of water, and clearing our plates away immediately. Also, the riverside setting is incredible and the interior of Tad's is unique.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We try to stop here when we are in the area and have the time. The chicken and dumplings and the pan fried chicken are very good as well as the chicken gravy. The staff is very friendly and the views are quite nice.

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Houst
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Historical place was very much a blast from the past. Everything was enjoyable, but dumplings were not what I am used to as they were the size of a softball. Chicken was very good as was the gravy and fried oysters.

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Houston, Texas
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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 10 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
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
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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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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: Scenic view, Families with children, 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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?