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Culinary Dropout

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7135 E Camelback Rd, Suite 125, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-1262
+1 480-970-1700
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Santa Cruz, California
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the 4th time I have been to Culinary Dropout and it has NEVER let me down. From the kind hostesses, to the timely drink orders and fantastic service...the place is just great. The food is excellent too. The Pretzel Appetizers and The Chips with Dip are phenomenal...and the main courses are awesome...(The Fried Chicken is probably the best... More 

Thank bdc10763
Level Contributor
28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Uber had difficulty finding this location both on drop off and pickup. GPS seems to take you to the wrong location. Food and drinks were good. Service was good as well. Smaller portions, with the exception of the pretzel and cheese fondue. It's excellent and the portion is rather large. Definitely enough for 2+ people.

Thank TaylorsMom94
Tucson, Arizona
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142 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff are very friendly and the food is good and plentiful. The prices are very reasonable. We had the ribs and flat steak. You can't go wrong with these for sure. If you go early in the day, get a Bloody Mary and if at night, a Mule. Have fun!

Thank Rick H
Three Lakes, Wisconsin
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located near the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall, we met friends for lunch & found quite a varied menu choice. There were 6 of us meeting there. I ordered the Pierogi & though the doughy creation was nothing outstanding (I make my own), the trimmings were well worth the order! Burgers & sandwiches were well received & couples were able to... More 

Thank kwiezy
Seattle, WA
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269 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Business travelers seeking a table for 8 isn't always easy, but we scored here. Something for everyone from starters (charcuterie) to dessert (irish coffee), with some healthy (salmon) and not so healthy (fried chicken) options in between. It get's really busy but the servers are extremely efficient and actually friendly once the dinner crowd thins. After dinner we walked a... More 

Thank ScottD58
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been to happy hour a number of times we decided to try Culinary Dropout for a pre-concert dinner. We were not disappointed. Food was fine and service was exemplary. My only negative comment has to do do with the noise level--not from the patrons, but from the "music" played. At the risk of sounding like an ancient Fuddy-duddy, I... More 

Thank winshoppe
Edwardsville, Illinois
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105 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a group of five here for lunch the other day and had a great time. There is plenty of indoor and outdoor dining space. The ceilings are high, the walls are decorated with a wide variety of eye catching art and materials and the background music was very good. Our server was very attentive and fun. We also... More 

Thank Ricardo59IL
San Francisco, California
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128 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comfort food coupled with great live music and topped off with a healthy dose of people-watching, so lots going on here! Menu is limited, but all is good and waitstaff is very attentive. Casual dress is fine, although we saw many couples dressed up for evening. Great spot for a nice dinner or drinks and appetizers.

Thank WalnutBaron
Scottsdale, Arizona
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great focus on the food which is not always the case with this local chain Pretzel bread appetizer with cheese is terrific Fried chicken drizzled with honey is excellent, perfectly cooked Great location and trendy clientele make this a scottsdale must

Thank LarrySKush
Seattle, Washington
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561 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is pretty nifty. The ceilings, walls and furniture are cool - kinda steampunk-ish. There's a small place for bands. Our waiter was very nice and informative but I don't know if he cracked a smile the entire time. We got the nachos and the burger to share, neither with cheese (my fiancé is lactose-intolerant) and the nachos with... More 

Thank Layla W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7135 E Camelback Rd, Suite 125, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-1262
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: +1 480-970-1700

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