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Tad's Chicken 'n Dumplins

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$$ - $$$
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1325 Historic Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale, OR 97060-9301
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Troutdale Oregon
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

their chicken and dumplings are legendary, they have done this one thing very well for a very long time, but the rest is just another menu item, without much interest or creativity.

Thank dbeaudoi49
Los Altos, California
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Tad's open air dining on the Sandy River is a must! This roadhouse on the Historic Columbia River Highway has been serving diners since the late 20's. Arrive before 5:00 pm and line up for opening, when the staff opens the doors and greets you, and you choose your own seat, preferably one with a great view! Food is fabulous... More 

Thank srempfer
Quincy, Illinois
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called ahead about 30 minutes before arrival and were seated promptly. The staff was very helpful and friendly. We had a window table overlooking the river. The chicken and dumplings were simply great. Dumplings the size of baseballs with excellent chicken. The smoked salmon chowder was also excellent. The atmosphere is clean, comfortable and a throwback to earlier times.... More 

Thank Warren E
Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You won't starve or spend a fortune at Tad's. The portions are more than generous and the wait staff is attentive. This place is an old East County tradition--it's been there for years and years.

Thank AlexisWriter
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not only a terrific view but the food is outstanding with the chicken 'n' dumplings being THE item on the menu that everyone should try.

Thank sag572000
Sonoran Desert
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While seeking out something local for Sunday dinner, I came upon Tad's. A short but scenic drive brought me there. I was seated immediately, as there were a few groups waiting for the rest of their party to show up. A relish tray was brought, a local brew was ordered, and the infamous chicken and dumplings were on the way.... More 

Thank EverleighYours
Summerville, South Carolina
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You've seen them on TV, small, unique diner style restaurants that have one thing that is not to miss. Tad's Chicken 'n Dumplins is it! Set above a Columbia River tributary on the Historic Columbia River Highway, Tad's has some AMAZING chicken and dumplings! Though their menu is extensive, you can't miss the namesake! It's like going back to the... More 

Thank Brian A
Everett, Washington
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322 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Tad's is a beautiful restaurant along the Banks of the Sandy River. We arrived about 8 PM on a Thursday evening and had our choice of seating and sat in the open window patio area. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. Our drinks arrived shortly after ordering and the main courses arrive within reasonable time. We had the Cajon... More 

Thank RueterRD
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

I had the beer battered scallops and my wife had razor clams. She said the razor clams were pretty blah and my beer battered scallops were not bad. One of my daughters had the chicken and dumplings and the dumpling was excellent but the chicken was pretty tough. The scenery was excellent though from the bar.

Thank A Terry S
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125 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

A beautiful drive brings you to this very cool restaurant on the water.. And that's just the beginning! You've never had chicken and dumplings as good as these ! Come hungry is the only clue I'm giving- great food, great service, great location!

Thank Mary H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions
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?