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“Dinner On The River”

Tad's Chicken 'n Dumplins
Ranked #3 of 53 Restaurants in Troutdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed July 13, 2014

It was our last night in Oregon and we were looking for something more than the usual fare for dinner along the highways. We were staying in Troutdale and I had seen Tad's on Trip Advisor. It was a short beautiful drive along the Sandy River to the restaurant. It was June and the weather was wonderful but the outdoor seating area was full and we were too hungry to wait for a table to become open so we sat inside. We still had a lovely view and the food was good! Service was wonderful and we will definitely return to Tad's when we visit the Gorge area again.

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3  Thank Angela D
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Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Tads is nestled in the trees overlooking the river. The drive to get there is beautiful, winding roads and beautiful scenery. The restaurant is a rustic setting, quaint and cute. Service was friendly and very attentive. The food is home style and served family style. We had the classic chicken and "dumplins" and the dumplings are enormous but very light and the chicken was stewed to tenderness perfection. Hot bread and a relish tray with ranch was a complimentary appetizer. There was plenty of the entree to box up for each of is to have lunch the next day. Overall, a wonderful experience!

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Thank Ann W
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Reviewed June 28, 2014

Our "poor" rating is based on the food. This location is rustic, overlooking the Sandy River. It is a rustic place with full sliding doors which open for fresh air & rippling water. Our waitress Ellexsa was attentive and good, as were other staff members with whom we interacted.

Our meal began with a relish tray with crunchy vegetables and a pleasant dill dip. The special was smoked salmon chowder was fine but we expected more fish flavor but the smoky flavoring overwhelmed it. The entrees were disappointing. The famed chicken & dumplings were big but bland, the gravy too brothy but the chicken itself was fine. My fettuccine with sesame chicken was bland with only the garlic toast having flavor. However, we both took leftovers home-- at those high prices we'll suffer through another serving! Had I paid less, I might have expected less from the food. As it was, our letdown was a big one.

1  Thank dandancan
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Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely loved everything about this place!!!!! Nestled in the trees over looking a river, its so relaxing & charming. We sat in the outside dining room. It was like being in a tree house. Great menu with lots of variety. We had chicken & dumplings, salads with house dill dressing, green beans, relish tray, fresh bread, chicken livers and garlic mashed potatoes. The food is outstanding. I would definitively recommend it. It is worth the drive if you are anywhere close to Portland, OR.

1  Thank metdm
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Reviewed June 5, 2014

We hadn't been there for a couple of years and took some friends from out of town.
We had the chicken fried steak as they only have it available on Tuesdays. They must have changed cooks because it wasn't nearly as good as when we had it there before and was really surprised by the price when we received the bill as it wasn't on the menu. We did call ahead seating and had a nice table with a river view.

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Thank Haviechick
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