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“Chicken and Dumplings That Would Make Grandma Proud!”

Tad's Chicken 'n Dumplins
Ranked #2 of 59 Restaurants in Troutdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 21 - US$ 30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Groups, View, Child-friendly
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 6 August 2018

My grandma and my mom used to make Chicken and Dumplings that would make you sigh with pleasure. Definitely comfort food when done up right! These are right. Tender and not heavy with a pleasing chicken gravy. Seasoned but not overdone. Served attractively with a side of green beans with bacon bits and a green salad, or chowder. We tried each. The beans are okay but the chowder is flavorful and good! If you can get a table along the back of the restaurant you will have a relaxing view of the Sandy River. If you are a couple you can probably get in with a bit of a wait, but larger parties should call ahead to have your name put on the list ahead.

Oh, by way of confession....we also shared the Marionberry Cobbler a la mode. Delicious!

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Reviewed 31 July 2018

OK Foodies who give this charmer a bad time for being what it is - a road house joint. To focus on the food is to miss the point entirely. Folks don't come for Michelin stars. Folks come here because the old-time atmosphere, view and vibe is one of a kind. The food ain't bad either.

I had read that while Tad's doesn't take reservations, if you call while you're heading in they will hold a table for you, which is what we did and It worked out great. We had a beautiful view of the river, nice cocktails, followed by the chicken and dumplings. The portions are HUGE so bring your appetite. And while the food is fresh and good, it's not amazing but who cares?!??!? You're at the last remaining road house along the Hood River, open for about 100 years. Count your blessings and enjoy a night of nostalgia.

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1  Thank lisabinnyc
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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

I believe it lives up to the hype the chicken dumplings are very good you do get very big portions yes and everything seems very fresh all the vegetables seem very good the bread is absolutely excellent especially if you get if you can a dumplings and dip it in the gravy their gravy and chicken absolutely wonderful great flavor taste like Grandma made it.... the dumplings are very light very airy have a really good flavor and when mixed with the chicken and gravy it makes a super meal it is a big meal yes but it's still chicken and dumplings and at $19 to me it's a little pricey... their salads looked really good one of us had a large chicken salad $18 for that I believe... The meal does come with green beans a salad or soup and bread also a plate of vegetables that comes to the table everything is fresh don't get me wrong great flavor super absolutely super taste I would eat here again the view if you sit on the porch or if you sit in the dining room in the back is absolutely beautiful it overlooks the river many photos attached I'm sure you could see ....service was absolutely great everyone was friendly helpful and would definitely as I said go back just be prepared there aren't many inexpensive items on the menu for a meal the menu has fish seafood chickens salads and a few other things cool place after Googling looks as though it's been there since the late twenties so not only a great place to eat but Oregon Gorge icon.., only a few miles off the freeway definitely worth the stop to get a great meal.

1  Thank Clouserge
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Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

You have to get here early because there is usually a wait. It opens at 5pm. Nestled above the Sandy River not far from I-84 this is a local favorite. The signature dish is chicken and dumplings , but the menu is quite extensive. If you can get a table in the main dining room and near a window. You will be treated to a glorious view of the river below. The dumplings are served with a choice of soup or salad and green beans. Service is good and the food is tasty.

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

River views from almost every table. Three dining rooms to chose from. The food is always consistent. The owners take pride in the cleanliness of their establishment. A great place to take friends from out of town.

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