Culinary Dropout at the Yard - Phoenix

4.6
919 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
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

What 919 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.6
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Ashton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Loved the ambience and the environment at the restaurant. The lights and plants made a pretty cool vibe and it was very spacious and relaxed. The service was great, our waitress was very patient with our indecisiveness lol and made sure we felt welcome! The food was pretty good. I thought the fried chicken was delicious but the only problem was the food was lukewarm when it got to our table and got cold very quickly. The drinks were refreshing and strong. I would recommend this restaurant to a friend!

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vipKwit
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great casual dining with lots of open air.

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SharonM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food2service3ambience5

I recommended the fried chicken to my friend who had never eaten here - he was polite about it - but it was so overcooked and dry that he went to a drive through afterward. I felt so bad.

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vipFoodies
Phoenix
57 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place food is all from scratch. The ribs were to die for.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I’m not from the area so I didn’t know how big this place was. Super crowded/loud. Would have been great pre covid but not the best from a social distancing level

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DianeJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

First time, loved it! Parking was a challenge but love this place

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vipKayLarson
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch with friends on the patio. We have just started feeling comfortable going to restaurants again. The Yard offered a perfect outdoor dining experience. The food and service were excellent as usual.
The tables were nicely spaced for social distancing and we felt safe in the environment.
We will be back!

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Maryn
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming here! They helped make my birthday extra special :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my date here and we both had a blast! Service was so good I tipped doubled the bill. Worth every penny!

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Mason
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food and atmosphere. Certainly would go again.

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JillC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun place and atmosphere. The food and service were both excellent! Great overall experience. Will definitely recommend and be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sam was our waiter. Awesome! Attentive, knowledgeable, funny and, although he was busy, he took the time to chat a bit with us. Definitely doesn’t crush under pressure. I used to be a shopper for a restaurant group. I know what to look for -now it’s subconscious- he passed with flying colors. His wine suggestion was spot-on as well.

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HunterM
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was timely and generous to seat us early. They were professional and went above and beyond to meet our needs.

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JMoisesC
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Erika. Great food! Great drinks! All worth the price.

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vipAIS312
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place go watch the game

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The food and service at the restaurant was very good as usual, they really do a good job in those areas consistently - and although the tables appeared to be spaced 6ft apart, every table was seated with customers. This was my first time at a restaurant since March and I think I expected more distancing and/or every other table seated.

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NovaH
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, plenty to do while you wait. Definitely not a place for a quite meal.

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Lunch
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Pricey for the amount of food but very good and excellent drinks

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emmyvee
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the food at Culinary Dropout- especially the pork belly nachos and pretzels! Always a good time sitting outside, having a drink and enjoying the vibe.

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Saxguy
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I like CD/The Yard and have been here many times. Good food and service, except on this last visit the food runners kept stopping at our table with orders that weren't ours. The pre-recorded music was a little too loud. Otherwise a good experience.

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RonK
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat us by street, little noisy. Need fans in that area also.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wyatt was TERRIFIC! Very personable & knowledgeable. We typically frequent CD in Gilbert (where we live), but yours is close to GCU, where our son is a student. As a matter of fact, you just hired him! He’s very excited & so are we. We’ll definitely be regulars now... you know, if only to embarrass him. Haha. Seriously though- all locations are great. We recommend CD all the time. I am part of the GCU parent’s group. Before you hired my son, I was already recommending you to all the families bringing their students to school when they asked for a cool place to take their kid before leaving.

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vipnancym
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always fabulous! Love the service. We really enjoyed our meal. I appreciate the operational changes they have made that made me feel so safe!

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JeannieP
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The food was very salty and everyone else had the same opinion of their meals. You can always add salt. Less would be better. Server brought my son 5 cocktails in 90 min. I was unaware. Not cool at all. Otherwise a good evening and the monkey bread was fantastic!

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CarrieU
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The fried chicken was a little over cooked as was the monkey bread.

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RoqySor
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party's food was delicious, like always! Service was great, felt welcomed. Enjoyed listening to the live band, too!

CE
CarolE
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed the restaurant. The fans and misters helped to make the outside seating comfortable. The service was great and the food was better than we remembered. We still felt that the music was just a bit too loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome and service was excellent!

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AngelaC
15 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quick service and delicious food… Very attentive staff

OT
OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and good food

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Love the nachos and pretzels. Atmosphere is always fun

JA
vipJillA
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Always enjoy going here but they could really dial down the Music - very difficult to have a conversation.

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vipAlexM
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Server was new.. very nice but terrible. We waited forever to order drinks.. waited forever for the drinks.. waited forever to order more drinks.. it was bad.

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LisaJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. We return again and again.

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DeborahN
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. The atmosphere is relaxed and the food was good. I really loved the Paloma Spritzer. It was very refreshing.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A variety of food and beverage options. Great outdoor space for activities that they have. They also have great music playing as well as a live band. Very fun environment for a great night out.

AR
AlexRuiz
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, food, and atmosphere. Keep it up! Thank you!!

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NormaG
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We love the culinary dropout in Tucson , the one in phoenix the serving sizes where crazy little, the kids got
Like 3 fries on their meal , we asked for some nachos and they where literally 3 small pieces of meat , crazy to pay 14 dlls for nachos with no meat . Not coming back to this location.

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SusanN
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We ordered fish with fries, and a burger with housemade potato chips. The burger and potato chips were outstanding - the fish however was not. The batter was thick and greasy. The fries were great! Wonderful service - we will come back. Always liked this spot for social dining.

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic meal and great beer choices. Staff is fast and friendly always willing to help. 10/10 always recommend checking them out. Menu is perfectly diverse with something for everyone but small enough selection for each item to be executed perfectly.

FAQs

Culinary Dropout at the Yard - Phoenix offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (602) 680-4040.

Culinary Dropout at the Yard - Phoenix is rated 4.6 stars by 919 OpenTable diners.

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

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.