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Tad's Chicken 'n Dumplins

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1325 Historic Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale, OR 97060-9301
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My daughter and I went to Tad's for dinner one night while I was visiting in Gresham. We both ordered the chicken and dumplings. Although the serving was huge, the taste of the chicken and dumplings themselves was rather bland. The serving dish itself was rather large (like we were eating out of a serving dish itself which made it... More 

Thank Amy C
La Grange Park, Illinois
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Tads is a pleasant restaurant in a very nice setting next to a river. We were seated in an porch area near the river. The food was very good. What ever your main food choice, make sure to also choose the dumpling. It was delicious.

Thank seniortraveler530
Eugene, Oregon
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I got take out, cause I didn't have anyone to eat with, so I couldn't give it 5 stars - next time. This is a great find. Go enjoy yourself

Thank Meligraphics
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I know some people may disagree, but I don't understand the attraction to this place. The view of the Sandy river is nice from the patio, but that's all. The food is expensive for what it is. The chicken and dumplings had absolutely no flavor! I hate salt, but I salted the heck out of it just so it had... More 

Thank Jeff P
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We received a recommendation from a friend and also read Trip Advisor reviews before going. People seem to either really like it or think it's just okay. My husband and I fall into the just okay camp. We arrived on a Sunday evening at 4:09 and were quickly seated in the dining area that had wood paneling and Sandy River... More 

Thank Susan B
White Salmon, Washington
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Different is so hard to find. You walk into Tad's and you just know you're going to experience something new. The signature dish is a must have. Everything else was good too. Everything tastes like it was cooked in a home kitchen.

Thank HunterSprouhl
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was so surprised! The outside isn't anything to look at but inside...totally different! The food was DEEEE - LISH! and way more than one person can eat - I suggest eyeing your neighbors food before ordering because you'll probably want to share one

Thank Pamela B
Portland, Oregon
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68 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tad’s Chicken ‘N Dumplings is one of the last remaining roadhouses along the Sandy River. It was established in the late 1920's and later moved to its present location back in the 1940's shortly after WWII. Tad’s Chicken ‘N Dumplings is located just east of Troutdale, Oregon on the old Historic Columbia River Highway. About 20 miles east of Portland,... More 

Thank RSNN
Upper Left Coast
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79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 362 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been coming here for more than thirty years for the setting in the trees above the Sandy River. My recent visit was my family early on a hot Sunday evening and once more we enjoyed the beautiful scenery and the reliable food. I get the fried chicken because the stewed chicken with dumplings can be a little bland, and... More 

Thank umbrellaman
Madison, Mississippi
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Do not get to visit Oregon/Washington as much as I would like but Tad's Chicken N Dumplins is a never miss. Tonight we got the smoked salmon appetizer and it was fantastic. Fresh salmon in the area and it is smoked at the restaurant. To me this is a 5 star Trip Advisor must go.

Thank CPARebel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?