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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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Greenville, SC, United States
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The view was great but it inflated the prices of mediocre comfort food. The flagship meal was a rediculous pair of oversized dumplings which are designed to blow up in your stomach to make up for the small portion of overcooked stewed chicken that comes with it. The other three dishes that were served at our table resembled the same... More 

Thank Jerome G
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just like grandma's chicken and dumplings! Large portions so most will want to split an order. Yummy! Parking is a bit dicey...park in the lot across the street. It's safer!

Thank darphx
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Literally!! On a 100 degree day here in the great Northwest we decided to take sister and her hub to dinner. Tad's is east of Portland up the Gorge (Hwy 30) out of Troutdale, Or, and on the Clackamas River. A gorgeous drive along the river, and a favorite swimming spot, the hwy is treed and parts are a National... More 

Thank rosyriveter
Gresham, Oregon
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tad's makes great chicken and dumplings and fried chicken. They provide a relish tray of carrots, celery and radishes before the meal. Big portions. Good food. Nice view overlooking the Sandy River.

Thank Lonnie T
Lake in the Hills, Illinois
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant based upon a recommendation from the hotel we stayed at. We looked this up on the internet first and honestly, originally I was not interested in going. My family wanted to go so I gave in. I was PLEASANTLY surprised at how good this was. The food was excellent, especially their freshly made dumplings. The serving... More 

Thank Paul S
Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends of mine from Seattle were visiting and staying in Troutdale, and we agreed to meet for dinner. I knew of Tad's from other times I'd been there, and also because they're generous in the community, so we met there for dinner. By 5pm when they opened there was already a line and by 5:30 the place was full. The... More 

Thank DSchuurm22
Sandy, Oregon
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It had been awhile since my husband and I have been here. There seems to be mixed reviews. I have yet to have a bad meal here however I have not had there chicken of all things, and that is where I'm hearing the bad stuff. I had the lobster and my husband had steak. Both were done to perfection... More 

Thank tcesuzanne
Farmington Hills, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So welcoming and comforting...like coming home. Soooo good. A restaurant with a view and well cooked meals to just enjoy. Made my visit all the better for eating here. Felt like home.

Thank Jean S
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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 July 22, 2016

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

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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
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
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?