Culinary Dropout at the Yard - Tempe

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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 and tatted bartenders.

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4.6based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was fine. Live music is nice but not when it’s so loud you can’t have a conversation. Our server was a bit of a mess. She left the table after only taking one drink order and she was running around, sometimes without a destination. At one point she tried to convince us that she was coherent - though the word she used was cognitive. She was obviously having a very bad night.

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VanessaD
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere were amazing!

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SalvadorD
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, will return often!

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AndeH
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my mom from California to Culinary Dropout in Tempe and we were both so impressed with the high level of friendliness and service from all the staff. The server was sweet and knowledgeable and the busboys were so helpful and observant. They didn’t hover and try to take plates too early but never left a mess on the table. The food was tasty and the recommendations from the staff were just right! We will definitely be back!

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hanna
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a restaurant I would definitely visit again! The menu is amazing and not too over priced. I got the pub burger, which was delicious and I would go back just for their fries! We also got the monkey bread which was a good way to end the night!

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LoriS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great ambiance. Hope live music comes back soon

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24728
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing experience! Our waitress was super friendly and walked us through the menu, and all of the food we ordered was fantastic (the pierogis, fried chicken, salmon, and monkey bread). Amazing food, amazing atmosphere. The outdoor dining area is the best!

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Astrooo
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Best food I've had from a restaurant in a while. Our server was sub par but he had on a back brace so he got an C- because he left us hanging for like 15 min and forgot our drinks but he was a good guy. But the food Amazing. Huge kudos to the chef everything was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kaylie was the hostess and was so kind! She took amazing care of us and took a picture at the end. Our server was cory, he recommended all of the best drinks and food! He was witty, personable and attentive 10/10!!! Bill was playing the live music for the night...he sounded amazing and even talked to my boyfriend after about the types of guitar he uses and how he gets it to sound the way it does. Everything from start to finish was amazing! Give all three of those employees a raise!

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Alma
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for a quick trip and this place was recommended by a few local friends. It was a nice atmosphere, with live music, sports on TV and the food was awesome. Our server was fantastic. All social distancing and masks were in alignment with what’s required. We used open table to set up or reservation and it was super simple.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

The food was good but the live music was WAY too loud. We could not hear each other talk at our own table. We asked them to turn down the volume and they did a little bit for a few minutes and then it went right back up again. Very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place for drinks and food were great. A little bit of everything on the menu. Planning on visiting again soon.

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NathanP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food. Varied options and great spaces to hang out. Really enjoyed the fondu and the fried chicken. Only disappointment was the small portion on the kale salad

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vipMollyB
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just visiting the area and happened upon this gem. So fun! Great cocktails food and service! Totally recommend

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TonyG
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience.

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JulienC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The hostess and server were impeccable. My date went quite smoothly. The food was great! I’ll definitely be back in sometime soon.

The rules with wearing a mask was as expected. Hopefully things go back to normal at some point.

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Kristiestar
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience2

Really disappointed by our experience as it was not consentient with what I have come to expect from Culinary Dropout. Perhaps it was just a off-night. But our booth was dirty on arrival, service was slow and the food was over salted.

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AngeliqueD
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love bringing people here from out of town. We love the atmosphere and have never had bad service or bad food.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and comfortable. Will go back for sure

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vipjmfood
Phoenix
45 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed everything on the restaurant week menu. The ribs were absolutely outstanding- flavorful and fall off the bone tender. Only downside was the high level of background noise, which made it hard to carry on dinner conversation.

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vipLisaB
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great and our server was excellent! All around a wonderful experience!

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ErinN
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff all had face coverings and were super friendly. As always, the food was delicious.

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RichardS
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I love this restaurant. The food is fantastic and they create their own little spin on things like meatloaf, fried chicken, fishband chips all of which I have tried. The fish is made with a great beer batter and is made with rockfish. Thick filets that are tasty and tender. The appetizers are great too, deviled eggs, pretzel bites with a unique cheese dip.
Craft beers and speciality mixed drinks
That are excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and service. Ambience is really modern and cool. Differently a place to checkout if you’re in town visiting.

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Sweedinistic
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Everything was fine. Service was good. My cocktail was excellent (had a Moscow mule). Food was pretty good French dip especially. However, It was crazy hot in there. I understand we live in Arizona and it’s crazy hot everywhere, but my date and I were sweating like we were outside and this was well into the evening so I can’t imagine what it would be like at the peak of the day.

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Dakota
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu has a few things missing from "pre-covid" as can be expected with less occupants but great to have our neighborhood hangout back! Good food, service and atmosphere!

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vipKelly9154
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Service really sucked.....waiter took almost 10 minutes before he even approached our table and our first drink appeared 18 minutes after sitting down. Always enjoyed going there, but if this was my first time I really would have to think about whether I wanted to return. Second down fall....we ordered the pizza bread and five minutes later he came back and told us they were out.......now we have been sitting there almost 40 minutes......hope this guy isn’t there next time !!

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MarchelleS
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was Delicious! I love the atmosphere and the games available to play. The staff was nice and friendly. Great overall experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was a little expensive... overall very cool ambiance.

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vipMarsbar
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

You absolutely must be under40. Many of their specialty items were fair at best. The cheese fondue had no flavor. The steaks were good but small.
On a positive note, the speciality drinks were great!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly and attentive service!

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RobW
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was great.
Service was slow, took 20 min to take drink orders then another 20 to take food orders. Got handed off between 3 servers.

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CarrieW
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked a reservation for my birthday, and because it wasn’t busy they allowed me to choose where to sit! Our service was great and our brunch was delicious. There are outdoor games to play, which are really fun. I had a great experience and would recommend to my friends!

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SamanthaV
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, the cocktails, pretzels and fondue, the strogenoff and monkey bread. Mmmmm.....

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town from South Carolina and were incredibly impressed with everything from the setting to the food. It was absolutely Devine!

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DaveM
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The veggies need to be cooked longer some seemed to be raw.

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vipDarleneD
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always great

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MarnieA
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. We had a large group and it worked well for us.

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CharlesF
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Had the fish and chips and they were delicious!

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AnthonyS
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Reserved a table for 7:30, got sat at 7:50 after two or three walk-ins. Ordered bread that came after the entree along with a complimentary dessert to apologize. Service was adequate, food was adequate, drinks were awful and ambiance was typical for a loud restaurant in Tempe. Based on cost and quality of food alone, I will not go back.

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Culinary Dropout at the Yard - Tempe is rated 4.6 stars by 1772 OpenTable diners.

Culinary Dropout at the Yard - Tempe 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.