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Culinary Dropout Waterfront
Culinary Dropout Waterfront

Culinary Dropout Waterfront Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.culinarydropout.com
  • Phone: (480) 970-1700
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, American
  • Executive Chef: Fred Flores
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live music on weekends.

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet available
A word from Culinary Dropout Waterfront
Culinary Dropout, our little gastropub "rebel child" breaks all the rules with its uniform-free staff and relaxed, soulful ambiance.

You'll find amped-up pub-type appetizers, salads, sandwiches and entrees, along with a unique Antipasti Menu showcasing delicious and hard-to-find meats, cheeses and vegetables.

Rustic wood flooring and worn, overstuffed leather benches compliment deep purple and green chandeliers and patterned velvet chairs. Melt into the comfortable setting at the Scottsdale Waterfront and enjoy our outdoor patio and live music performed a few nights each week on our mini stage. Culinary Dropout is also a day-drinking and late-night destination with two-thirds of the menu dedicated to beer, wine and some pretty interesting cocktails.
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Diner Reviews
  • "I have heard numerous people rave about this place and so I was nervous that it would not meet my expectations. I brought a group of my girlfriends to kick off our getaway and I have to say I was NOT disappointed. Of course we got the pretzel rolls, delicious! We all tried something different and left feeling very full and satisfied. Our waiter was very attentive our food came out quickly but tasted freshly made. Thanks for a great night!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "was looking thru Scottsdale restaurants to try with another couple and the reviews were really good, so thought we'd give it a chance. we really had a great time. the band was excellent and we would come just for the band. everyone enjoyed their food and the place was just fun!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Food was mediocre at best, enviroment was great, drinks ok as well...disappointed for what I expected"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I made reservations for 7 pm, and showed up a little early. We were told it would be take a few minutes for a table to be ready, which we didn't mind for it was a Saturday night and the place was very busy. The two hostesses were very friendly and got us the next table available after other guests had come in. Being just the two of us, we were patient for it was very busy. Our waitress was very nice and the food was amazing! Especially a pretzels! Overall a great experience, and great service. **Note - It's funny when people try to walking in to get a table right away on the weekends, it's the WEEKEND, they're gonna be busy.........just like the hostess said--next time, make a reservation lol...."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great place to meet friends or family and have some good food. I was very impressed!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Culinary Dropout is a great alternative place to meet friends. The menu is simple and based on good local ingredients, the anti-pasti is a fun way to start a meal. They do a couple of signature dishes which are worth trying. Not badly priced for what you get."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Food and service were excellent. We were with friends we had not seen in a few months, so we had a lot of catching up. Waitress understood and let us sit and talk - not rushing us was appreciated. We sat outside as the inside was noisy - good choice. Parking was easy and watching the people walk by on the sidewalk reminded me of eating in a French cafe. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Culinary Dropout and we were quite pleased with the outdoor dining experience. The inside seemed a little dark. Our server was very attentive and the food was good."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "They have these butternut squash ravioli that are in a brown butter sauce which are the reason I go. The service there has never been exceptional. The servers and bartenders usually give out the entitled server vibe, like they're doing me a favor. I eat out 10 times a week and I waited tables for 13 years. So I know kindness when I see it and usually not there. Butternut Squash Ravioli brings me back."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Culinary Dropout is a cool place. Good food, brews on tap, and really trendy setting. Close to walking distance to many other bars, restaurants, and high end shopping. Great service and not rushed. We made reservations so got a good table. Many folks without will be likely set at the community table section. So make reservations if that's not your thing. Wife had buttermilk fried chicken which was good and I had jalapeño ribs which were also very good. Got bread, sopressata, and really good white cheddar. San tan hop shock is good beer. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "My family- wife, In-laws and my two girls (5 and 8) went on Easter at 2pm. Our first time here and I was very impressed with the easy location, easy parking access, the ambiance of the place was amazing. Decor was top notch and I loved the inside/outside design of the restaurant. Service was excellent, table was awesome and super comfortable (we had a round table with bigger, very comfy chairs). The ordering experience and the wait staff were fabulous. Menu choices were super. The only thing slightly disappointing were the portion sizes. Rib eye streak came pre-sliced, my ribs were good, my mom in law said she has has better fish and chips. My girls really loved the turkey pastrami sandwich on the pretzel bread bun- so that was a home run. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Took my wife there Friday night. The place was packed Fortunately we had a reservation. They have a nice selection of beers on tap. The bartenders make all kinds if drinks too and lots if them. Started with the antipasto section of the food. Everything was yummy. They make this balsamic reduction in asparagus that is quite yummy. They also out the reduction in olive oil and serve it with a great fresh bread. Many cheese and meat selections too. We could have just gone for that and been happy. I had the fried chicken. The chicken was better than average but I have had better. The sides that came with it were not so good. Overall it's an place to be seen more so than eat."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I can't stop thinking about the pretzel fondue. Not to be missed."
    Dined on 4/8/2014