Culinary Dropout at the Yard - Phoenix

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We are excited to open for limited capacity dine-in so we can begin to serve you again. You may notice some changes in how we operate our restaurants as we are taking precautions to ensure you, our guests, and staff feel comfortable and safe. For those who wish to dine with us at-home, we will continue to offer curbside pick-up and delivery options at all Fox Restaurant Concept locations. Visit our website to place a curbside pick-up order today.

With live music, games, and a soulful atmosphere, Culinary Dropout at the Yard is the ultimate adult playground. Treat yourself to amped-up appetizers like our Soft Pretzels sprinkled in sea salt and served with a provolone fondue and crowd favorites like our 36-hour pork ribs, or just enjoy the mood with an ice-cold local beer or signature craft cocktail served by our talented bartenders !

Our gaming area is 21+ Fri-Sat after 8pm.

Support Culinary Dropout at the Yard - Phoenix during COVID-19

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Happy Hour

Starting May 26, 2020·Mon-Fri 3:00PM-6:00PM

Enjoy our Happy Hour offered Monday to Friday, 3 PM - 6 PM. 20% off all beer, wine and cocktails.

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vipLindsayB
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was good. Waitress wasn’t friendly and tried to rush us despite the restaurant being nearly empty. Didn’t brighten up until she delivered the bill 😕

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Mojo44
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for tasty food with a fun atmosphere even in our new physically distant environment, this place hits the spot! The staff and the service provided were amazing! All staff were properly wearing masks and the rules of when to wear your mask while in the restaurant were clearly explained. On the table, there was a card outlining the cleaning protocol for the table and settings plus the name of the staff who was responsible. It was a very relaxing and friendly environment. Sitting outside was very comfortable with their mister system. We will be back soon as this restaurant has really put in the attention to detail to make their diners feel comfortable and welcome as we are all in this together!

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JamesA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 amazing all around made the day special. Food is amazing.

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JimH
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We would like to go again but conversation is difficult due to the noise level from the speakers. There is enough noise from the street traffic that piping in loud music is a real detraction. The food was good (especially the vegetarian option which two of our party had) and we like the open air feeling. In fact, with the virus, we felt somewhat safe because it was not enclosed. But, the noise level just isn't suitable, so I doubt we will ever come back. Too bad.

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HeatherM
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great ambiance. Service was great as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can always count consistency here. The food, drinks, service, and atmosphere never disappoint!

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Nate
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very spaced out to accommodate social distancing.
Drinks were spot on and the food was terrific.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food in a fun atmosphere. We had brunch and sat inside. The noise level was low.

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ChrisL
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and they did a great job with social distancing. And, they were very accommodating when we showed up with an extra person. Our food and service were both excellent!

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vipMcTheny
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was great - food, service, compliance to social distancing - so glad you’re back open. A favorite of ours from the beginning!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night second time here. We stop always when we visit from Oregon !!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Culinary dropout! The best of all worlds, phenomenal service, amazing atmosphere, and great food all I was missing was the valet.

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MarkW
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new measures to insure a safe dining experience were well executed and greatly appreciated. My two granddaughters were visiting from WA state and it was their first time to fine at Culinary Dropout. They enjoyed every aspect of our evening. Thank you

Culinary Dropout at the Yard - Phoenix
Responded on May 28, 2020

Thank you for the review, Mark! We hope to serve you again soon!

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ChrisC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Love the atmosphere and vibe of the Yard but very unhappy with the over all service. Even though I requested a couch sitting area we were sat at a low table outside next to 2 couch areas that were unused and when asked to move they said this what was reserved and those were unavailable even though neither was taken while we were there. The server came right over took our orders and was polite and prompt but that's where it ended. We got our food before our drink and we all had draft beer. On ordering our entrée server said the soup was chicken noodle but was served kale meatball.
I'll come back but wont be very motivated to A reserve a table and B Order food.

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DarrellP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Zack was our waiter. He was very professional, attentive and knowledgeable about the menu with just the right amount of interaction. He spoke clearly and with the right amount of volume.
The temperature in the restaurant was comfortable. It was a Wednesday night so the volume wasn't excessive. We had a relaxed, enjoyable dining experience.

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KentR
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Good food and atmosphere. Game area is great and wonderful for company team building night out.

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ZbigniewC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I enjoyed very much eating in this restaurant. The service (waitress) was very good and the food was very tasty. The only problem for me and my wife was that the restaurant and especially our table was very noisy, I can barely hear what what waitress was saying.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is great the food is even improved since it opened really a great atmosphere great staff well trained food is awesome loved it

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NikkiC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

We have gone to CDO several times. We have always had great service and food. It is our go to for out of town visitors. Our server must have been new because he didn’t meet our expectations. We ended up cancelling part of our order because we were almost done with the meal. Very disappointing. We won’t give up though. It is one of our favorite!

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Whyme
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good and get busy very fast. Make sure you have reservations. Not enough room for groups over 14 people. But still a great spot!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was great. Ambiance was great.

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LarryK
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall, very good experience. The food was delicious. The servers were very fun and friendly. It was a bit noisy, but just lots of people having a good time, so we were okay with it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We came for my girlfriends birthday with friends and family. I had booked the reservation over a month in advance but it still took 15 minutes for us to be seated. After having finally sat down we waited another 15 minutes for service and ended up having to flag down a server to ask if there would be anyone coming. 10 minutes passed for our server to come to get our drink order then waited another 15 minutes before we were even served water. The whole entire brunch was nothing but a waiting game. I’ve been to other Culinary Dropouts around the valley and never had a problem. I would never recommend this location to any family or friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was bomb (especially those pretzel fondue bites) and I loved the atmosphere and decor of the restaurant. I’m glad we made a reservation as it was a little busy.

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MarkR
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, great portions ,great service and moderately priced

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vipgrod
Phoenix
141 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Great space for groups

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RandyD
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gosh darn yummy. Way cool waiter.
Drinks were splendid.
Freaking heaven on earth.
“Yum Yum Eat ‘Em Up”

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved it! Can’t wait to go again!

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ChaosInAz
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and fun atmosphere! We came in with a large party and they totally accommodated us. The only thing I would say was off was one of the hostess's reacted in a rude way when I approached about giving a review. For future reference no matter what the customer is approaching for never turn away from them and roll your eyes like they don't deserve your time because you assumed it was a complaint. Its not a good look! Other than that everything was great!

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vipErinB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

took customer for business dinner and it was super inviting and fun! great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Montana
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! Can’t wait to take the kids! I love the potential for large special occasion groups.

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vipluv2eat
Las Vegas
49 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very good. Went with girl friends and we all had different items which we all enjoyed very much. We got the Brussel sprouts for an appetizer which I would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food , service , and vibes

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

My husband and I went for Valentine’s Day. Although we had some issues with one of our meat platters being forgotten, the manager did an excellent job by offering to provide us with a free dessert.

The only thing that bugged us was our waitress didn’t even acknowledge the issue she had forgotten. We weren’t upset, we had asked another waitress on the status and the manager came directly out.

It was a fun atmosphere, the food was amazing, and the band playing was great. We will definitely go back.

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Cris
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I made a reservation yet, they were sitting people who were just getting there.

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Debbie
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Food was very good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s date. Vinyl Station was playing live and they were fantastic. Had dinner and afterwards sat by the fire and relaxed while enjoying the music. Very great date!! And our waiter was the BEST!! John, thx for such great service!!

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Junk
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect! Great place for a casual lunch date...

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jamesp
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

First time i have had bad service at this location. Took 30 minutes before server understood that beers came from other bar. Then another 15 minutes to get them. 45 minutes for refills of beers, soda and water is too long. Food thing was original table had a lot of bees around and one child was allergic. Staff was very good about relocating us

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cac3
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

It was so loud we had to practically YELL to speak to each other. Never coming back.

FAQs

Culinary Dropout at the Yard - Phoenix does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Culinary Dropout at the Yard - Phoenix also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (602) 680-4040.

Culinary Dropout at the Yard - Phoenix is rated 4.5 stars by 854 OpenTable diners.

Culinary Dropout at the Yard - Phoenix does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.foxrc.com/gift-cards/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.