Tad's Chicken 'N Dumplins

(503) 666-5337 | View Website

1325 E Historic Columbia River, Troutdale, OR | Directions   97060

45.534588 -122.371555

Open Hours

Mon- Fri 5PM - 10pm, Sat- Sun 4pm- 10pm

 
Restaurants, Casual Date Spot, Group Dining  more

More Tags: Date Spot, Waterfront Dining, Local Favorite, Family Style Dining, Family-Friendly Dining, Historic Setting, View Dining

Price: $$

Cuisine: Chicken, Traditional American, Seafood

Payment Methods: MasterCard, Cash, Discover, Visa, American Express

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Tad's Chicken 'N Dumplins
Tad's Chicken 'N Dumplins
Tad's Chicken 'N Dumplins
Tad's Chicken 'N Dumplins

From The Owners of Tad's Chicken 'N Dumplins

Tad's Chicken 'N Dumplings. A Familiy Favorite in the Columbia Gorge!

Menu
Razor Clam Cake, Bay Shrimp Cocktail, Smoked Salmon Platter, Deep Fried Mushrooms, Deep Fried Zucchini, Sauteed Mushrooms, Chicken Livers, Onion Rings, Clam Strips, Original Chicken ‘n Dumplings... more

Reviews for Tad's Chicken 'N Dumplins

Tad's Chicken 'N Dumplins
Recommends

Blast from the past. Don't go for the food, go for the view, people watching, and the story. A must-stop along Historic Highway 30, if only to say you've been inside.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Service was jarringly poor. – I like the Chicken and dumplings.

I think they do that particular dish well.

But...

The waitress took our order, delivered our main meal, and collected our payment and tip.

She failed to follow through on our requests for extra dressing, bread, water and a cup for our friend's toddler.

The bus boy graciously and quickly brought these items.

I made a point of mentioning the lack of responsiveness to the manager following our meal... she responded with a dismissive voice and blunted affect... "I glad you got what you wanted from the busboy."

I dined at Tad's several years ago and didn't experience substandard service.

I may try it again in a few years.

I hope they share their tips.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Horrible Service!!!! – I have heard of this place for years and how good it was, so I loaded up the family & drove from Vancouver to try it out. There were 2 groups ahead of us, and of the 3 parties, none of us were formally greeted (i.e. "hi, how are you, someone will be right w/you), although several people passed us by. When the woman (possibly the manager/owner) finally came over to seat us, she was very unpleasant/sour. She took us over & dumped us into a booth. While handing us our menu's, my mother-in-law asked "how are you today" and she responded "fine" and walked away....

Our buss boy/host came almost immediately & brought us our waters & relish try, but we didn't see our waiter for another 15-20 minutes... after taking our orders, it was another 10 minutes before we were given our drinks & then approx 10 more minutes until we got our salads/soup. At the time we were given our salads, the waiter informed us there was new bread in the oven & he'd bring it over once it was cooked... well we didn't get it until the end of our meal (which we had to ask for). We had asked him for extra dressing, which he also forgot. Thankfully the buss boy came through on that one. I had spilled a glass of water & nobody came to help clean it up, or offer extra napkins. I had to pull napkins from another table. When our dinners were ready, the waiter came by, dropped them off & walked away. We never saw him again unil it was time to pay. HORRIBLE SERVICE! Not one person had a smile on their faces or a pleasant personality, yet they're in customer service? I don't get it. We asked the waiter to split up the bill 3 ways, and he came back with it split up 2 ways. He couldn't get anything right...

Overall, the service was the worst I have ever seen! And the food was just OK! I certainly won't be going back, nor will my family! In today's economy, they should all be thankful they are still in business & have jobs!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Just a great place for family or special friends – I have taken many guests here when they come to visit. A warm and welcoming environment, with good home cooking. Tried many dishes, but the tried and true chicken and dumblings is of course the best. Servings are more than one can eat, so plenty of leftovers for another meal. Desserts are awesome as well.

Great atmosphere and wonderful staff. Felt very attended to and appreciated as their guest.

I would recommend to anyone looking for a nice dining experience on the Sandy River. If you are hoping for river seating, don't worry about not being able to make a reservation. If you call before heading over, they do best to accommodate. Even with large crowds, I have always been able to get the seating I wanted.

Kind staff, lovely place, good food. Not much more to be had!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Heart atack waiting to happen – We went to this Place on Saturday and it's now Tuesday and am still running to the toilet. The food was nothing but salt and bread, and expensive for such crap. If you want to die early this is the place for you. This kind of food is what's wrong with the overweight society in this country.....Will never eat there again and hope the runs stop soon.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

One of my Favorites – This place sits on the side of the road looking down upon the Sandy River in a quiet area. During the summer they open up their big glass windows and the breeze slides right off the cool river right into the restaurant. The service here has always been good, up to the 40 something waiters, down to the young teenagers. We've never had a problem with them that I know of and my family's been coming here for decades. Some of our favorite dishes are the smoked salmon chowder, the breaded clam strips (only on Fridays), the oysters, the top sirloin steak, the pasta with smoked salmon, and of course the dumplings. We also love that they serve a vegetable platter, bread, and a side of green beans with each meal. Most places just offer you bread before your meal, if that. I think their prices are reasonable considering all the amount of food you get. The only bad thing about this place is the parking, because their right on the river it dosen't leave much room to park, so get there early on weekends to get a spot right in front.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

This Place Sucks – Service Is terrible. Food is nearly tasteless and is way overpriced. Too bad this place has gone to hell.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Great ambiance. Average otherwise. – I was next in line at the bar, but still took 15 minutes to get a draft beer. Bartender just didn't seem to want to work on Saturday. She was apologetic, but not sincere.

My chicken livers were good, but lukewarm, as if they'd set under the heat lamp for quite a spell. But hey, I like those green beans. Their signature dish, chicken 'n dumplings was average. Service was rather perfunctory. Surprisingly, the busboy was courteous, quick, and seemed more intent on customer service than did any of the waitstaff. Great view if you're sitting by the window.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

DO NOT EXPECT GOOD FOOD! – I have heard about this place for years and always wanted to try it. ICK! It must have changed. The food was terrible! We ordered dumplings with our fried chicken. It came with a big bowl of lukewarm CANNED green beans, a dumpling the size of a softball that was gooey, heavy, sticky and tasteless and chicken that was supposed to be pan fried but had been baked to death. Dry and hard to chew. A truly terrible meal and we arrived at 6 pm! What a dump...do not waste your time or your palate.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

GOOOD GAAAD!! – Went to Tad C&D for our 29th anniverary. We had been to Tad's many times before in the past and thought is would be fun to revisit. Well, it's probably been 15 years since we were there and the location and building are all that are the same.

Bad service, rude waiters, rude, rude.

Food, bad. Ordered fried chicken with fries. Wife ordered Pasta with chicken.

Chicken was OK could have got it a KFC better, fries were limp, green beans just tasted bad and out of a can. Pasta was dry, undercooked, and lacked any seasoning. Sent the limp fries back three times to be fair. Waiter tossed them on the table without a word and left. We asked to speak to the manager (18 year old kid??) They said "that's the way we cook them", I said, not in my life have I ever had fries like that, they are not even cooked, they are raw potatoes soaked in grease!

Wife got a stomach ache half way home from the bad food and rudeness.

This place is off my list of memorable place to go.

Save your time and money, go to the KFC and rent a move for a good time.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Suggestion: Order the Chicken and Dumplings – Chicken and dumplings are great, cocktails are great but other items on the menu are avg. to below avg.

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