Culinary Dropout at the Yard - Phoenix

4.5
1114 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
At Culinary Dropout, raise your glass to friends coming together. A place where food and music are life. Join us at happy hour for ice cold beer and our famous soft pretzels with provolone fondue. At dinner, a signature cocktail and slow braised 36-hour pork ribs are a perfect pair. While you and your crew enjoy damn good food and drinks, a local band plays live for great vibes. Come hang out and stay a while.
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Magely
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was our first time coming to eat here. The food was delicious and the restaurant was beautiful! Our server Nick was wonderful! Super nice and very helpful! I think he is what helped our dinner night go smoothly

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Could have left the misters on longer it got really hot outside after they turned off.

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Lyla
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and a great server. Always a staple for our family!

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RoqySor
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Culinary Dropout NEVER disappoints! 😁 The food was delicious and the service friendly 😊

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vipMikel
Phoenix
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a reservation for 4 and they seated us at a huge round table way in the back. could easily sat 8 or more. it was very stuffy and didn't feel like we were in Culinary Dropout at all. Went back to the hostess stand and asked for a new table. The gals up there weren't a help at all. they said that was the only table. So we left. I can't believe our reservation made 5 days before got us this terrible table.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early Father’s day dinner. Food and service were both excellent!

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AngieC
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Was an off day, have never experienced this service level before. Not a good server. Some people just have ni business being in the industry. We received our appetizers from a runner, normal. Then 15 min later our meals from runners, again, normal. What was not normal is during this entire time or server never brought our beers and wines to the table, I had to ask another sender walking by, so we received our drinks but they had been sitting so long on the bar top that they were no longer cold. Big bummer, since it was 112 outside and were were seated on the patio, which also was a bummer because when I made the reservation I requested inside. We will go back but it's clear it's increasingly difficult for places to find good employees.

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XoXoW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the place unfortunately I didn’t consider the weather to be so hot when I made the reservation and it was quite humid sitting outside. The food and service was great. I would recommend there be an option to select seating inside or outside.

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WALTERF
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was delicious 😋 loved the live music and service very good.

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BrandonS
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

While delicious, the skirt steak portion was tiny. The fried chicken was overcooked to the point the white meat was inedible. 116 outside, had reservations but had to sit outside by the street. Multiple corporate parties and birthday parties = way too much noise and heat. Bonus points for valet parking. Server was great, knew the menu well.

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GerardoW
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Not worth it. Expensive. Lame service. Not a lot of options to eat

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service, super fun place to take the family! We go a few times a month!

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MarthaT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My only complaint was the flies. We were at a table in the middle, flies hovered above us the whole time. We should have asked to move, but we didn’t. Next time,we know. I’m not sure, but would ceiling fans help.

I had the curry. It needs a better description on the menu. It was good, but not what I expected.

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Mkz92
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was great, the only negative I’d say would be seeing several flys in the indoor section of the restaurant.

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ConnieB
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right away, and valet parking was super convenient.

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patticakes
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Food was excellent, as was the wait staff service. The noise level, however, was ridiculously and unnecessarily loud, making the experience less than desirable. I would definitely return to this venue IF the noise level was significantly decreased.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The food and service was far from decent , my complaints were addressed and corrected which I am grateful for but it ruined the experience as well as the waitress picking up our food from the table very abruptly without asking if we were finished which we weren’t was extremely rude and with that being said I will not return or recommend this establishment

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frankf
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food value and fun place to eat. Great menu selection and everything was great, even the side salad which we could not put down. Well worth the dollars/

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Georgia
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love it, it is my go to with friends that come in town, LOVE FOX RESTAURANT CONCEPTS!!! :)

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time here. As usual the service and found was amazing.

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Tricia
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service and nice ambiance. Will definitely be back.

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AlbertL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time, unfortunately the photo machine wasn't working, but still overall good food, drinks, and fun

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JavierA
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can sum up our experience here with one word: supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

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slowserver
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience4

Restaurant lost my reservation, service was polite but incredibly slow. Outdoor seating was very warm, cooling units were inadequate for space and heat of the day. Staff was fine but not overly accommodating. inconsistent use of masks, no COVID guidelines posted so I was unclear on what the expectations was. Dessert melted within seconds of being put on the table, marshmallow layer slid right off dessert within a few minutes due to heat. perhaps they could use cooler serving dishes to help combat heat if they are unable to accommodate guests inside?

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LauriB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

16th birthday dinner

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JuanC
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server Eli was the greates, he kept trying to find something for us to drink but the bar kept not having some very common drinks. The food was ok and the noise level was absolutley terrible.

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vipCupcakecrazy
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The fried chicken was a little dry. Not great flavor. Mashed potatoes had nice flavor but were cold. The biscuit was delicious. My husband ate the cole slaw, said nice taste. The Korean skirt steak was flavorful and spicy. Not a huge portion. The overall atmosphere is super loud. Lots of TV's on which is good for sports watching.

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GaryS
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service. I had 5 friends in from out of town and they thought it was a great choice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. Great taste combinations. So glad to stumble upon this stop while visiting Phoenix!

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vipDMac
Orange County
69 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very fun place! Highly recommended

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JamesP
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and food experience but music was a little loud.

Kids loved running in the yard areas.

Would recommend.

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ElisaL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place but the parking is awful. It took me 25 minutes to find a spot and it was on the street.

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PaulM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun place to go with an active group, especially children. Food was delicious and generous portions. Drinks were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time on a first date

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vipBootsieBarker
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Unbelievably loud and we sat outside after our last loud visit inside. Why the D.J. Techno “music” at a restaurant beginning at 8pm? 7th St traffic noise was jarring too. I don’t think we are Culinary Dropouts demographic anymore. My Room Service drink was perfection.

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Azresident
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had made a reservation for our daughter bday and requested outside. When we arrived we were told we would be inside. The hostess was wonderful and quickly resolved the situation making room for us outside as requested.

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Emma
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress Jackie was incredibly friendly and nice! She was very accommodating and made the whole experience even better!

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vipShariE
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We loved this open air style restaurant. Nice vibe and exceptional food.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Didn’t even get past drinks and we had to leave. Not only did we get a burnt appetizer, but they were out of everything on the menu. Not to mention we were sat at a table smaller than a kids table. Miserable experience and embarrassing to mention.

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vipSrewobnasus
Phoenix
31 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice time all around. A bit noisy but nice and open, even in indoor seating area. Food was ample and tasty and the menu offered everything our party wanted in terms of type and size. Wine menu small but lots of beers.

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 4.5 stars by 1114 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.