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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
+1 503-666-5337
17:00 - 22:00
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Pencoed, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice, unpretentious place. Dumplings were a revelation (to me at least) Good availability of very reasonable seafood.

Thank MikeNewth
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216 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Guess all God's creatures have to eat; but I grew up in Gresham and Tad's is a place I've visited many times... but I have never seen sea lions this far up the Sandy River and at least one HUGE one was apparently having dinner - dragging beautiful steelhead (?) to the surface and thrashing them to death before eating... More 

Thank Ticolover
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Locals start lining up before the doors open. We talked to a couple that had driven from Washington just for dinner. Warm comfort food after a day of exploring the Columbia River Gorge.

Thank David B
Hood River, Oregon
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Go to Tad's as often as possible. The best smoked salmon I have ever tasted. I am particular to the smoked salmon platter and have bought the salmon by the pound many times to take home to Hood River.

Thank Gary M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant has been in this location for a long time, i remember being a kid and driving along the Sandy river and seeing Tads. Imagine my disappointment when i took my family out to dinner and the food was just OK. It could be a great spot to visit with a little work on quality. Signed: Just OK

Thank Keith S
Huntsville, Texas
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202 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a terrific restaurant set right alongside the river with terrific food and the view was beautiful. Very friendly staff. Home cooked chicken dumplings either pan fried or old school stewed. Prices are very reasonable

Thank Dale K
Langley, Canada
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Took the scenic route from Multnomah falls (very beautiful drive) and happened upon Tad's, we were hungry and this was going to be the place. We loved the history of the place and the old time feel with the decor and the music. I ordered the fettuccine alfredo and was disappointed in the lack of flavour, my garlic bread was... More 

Thank MoDac18
Troutdale, Oregon
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

'Love the one you're with" at this riverside restaurant getaway. I live nearby, and can can drop in just for an Irish Coffee, or for my favorite dinner, Baked Salmon. My husband and I like to sit by the window in the bar area and watch the seasonal changes along the Sandy River. The wood paneling, and warm atmosphere, welcome... More 

Thank Teregirl
Gresham, Oregon
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

WE took my sister and her family here for a wonderful meal this October. Food, atmosphere and view was superb!! Go with a healthy appetite since the serving are more that a person should really eat!!

Thank David J
Molalla, Oregon
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Went there with wife and had the salmon platter, and plan on having it again when we go here for my birthday

Thank roguewarrior1959

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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
US$21 - US$30
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1325 Historic Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale, OR 97060-9301
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Troutdale
  • Phone Number: +1 503-666-5337

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