Culinary Dropout at the Yard - Tempe

4.6
2091 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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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty much had to go w valet parking. Waited a little to long for check but the atmosphere made it worth it. Love this place

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LisaM
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is good but I would love to see them specifically add gluten-free items.

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viphawksfan
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined in the outdoor section with two young children and the experience was all around great. We were tended to quickly, kind accommodations for the kids and we were served tasty food in a timely manner. Will be back

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Linz19838
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere, not too noisy. Cocktails amazing, awesome food--all around great place that I would go back to.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a friend visiting from CA and wanted to have a fun night out together. From the hostess to the wait staff, everyone was happy and attentive. The service we received could not have been better! The food was delicious! We felt very comfortable and welcome to just hang out and talk all evening.

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SteveB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always. The food was good and the service was excellent

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Lex28
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the ceaser salad with chicken. The chicken was dry but other than that everything else was great.

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SheilaH
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took newcomers to AZ to this location which was my first time at this one as well. Totally energetic, great space, awesome service and the food was fantastic (all of our meals - ribs, meatloaf & fried chicken). Will definitely visit this location again!

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vipLeanneG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience1

The DJ was way too loud to truly enjoy our dinner and conversation. We love the live music because it adds to the ambiance but the DJ made us feel like we were having dinner at a night club.

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Rachael
Boise
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Amazing food. Attentive service. Highly recommend!

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LANGLEYD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four female co-workers enjoyed lively conversation, an excellent meal, and great live music for our first gathering post lockdown. Thank you for helping us celebrate together in such a fun place.

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vipYES2JOY
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Spicy Vegan Curry with GriddLed Sweet Potato, EggpLant, Snow Peas, CauLifLower, Shiitake Mushrooms + BLack Rice Was IndEEd SubLime!

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JaxonB
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little loud with the live music (if you’re not into that type of thing). But i liked it and staff was great as usual. Love it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

The restaurant was not busy yet it took a VERY long time to get our food. We were there for brunch, which is a very limited menu. The portions were surprisingly small and just average. Overall it was rather disappointing.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a dope spot to eat at! I’m forsure coming back, no doubt!!

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Chris
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Enjoyable visit all the way around. Our server was amazing ( Emily) . The entire staff was helpful (ensured our kids got bean bags, etc) and food was outstanding! in addition, they accommodated our party of 18 with easy .
Will return!

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waitress and food were perfect. The Bartender knew what they were doing (which is nice because it's been tough to find that here in phoenix). It was a bit noisy

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vipEatoutoffen
Seattle
37 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Late evening and had not eaten all day, recommend by our Uber Driver and we were pleasantly surprised 👍🏻. Great service, good food and quick. Would definitely recommend.

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TerryB
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I felt the pricing was very high considering the restaurant setting and food offerings.

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PB007
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

incredibly loud and obnoxious. I was into watching Suns too but speakers were at 11. Impossible to have a conversation.

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HaroldM
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience1

Coleslaw was godawful salty not enough mashed potatoes and gravy

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vipBlondie
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

all was excellent including friendly greeting from Hostesses and waitress was great and very attentive and also friendly! Would be nice to have one area in the restaurant that might be quieter... we LOVE live music but everywhere it was quite "energetic"... Blondie

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and servers were very attentive and quick. The speaker volume of the live band could be lowered as conversations on the table could not be heard

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vipDunedevil
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Restaurant is great but they just lost most of their parking to construction. The restaurant was not at all full, but had to park on the street. They need a solution to the parking issue quickly.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

came in 30 minutes before kitchen closed and was still served all of our food and drinks in a quick and delightful manner, thank you!

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jeffd
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Parking there is a pain. It’s a nice venue but kinda loud. I prefer the one in Scottsdale quarters, it feels less like a barn,
Food was good as usual, service was a bit slow.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, friendly staff, awesome food!!

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GabrielC
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, need more female servers. Vey nice area with multicultural student population and great looking girls. The restaurant is awesome/

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RiaOcean
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Love this place! Only complaint is we have been there 5 times in the last couple of months and service is sooooo slow. Doesn’t matter if we have a party of two or six. Always slow.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Love the food and the ambiance. Drink, Cuban link, was so so.

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Cheesecake
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

An enjoyable lunch.

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KaylaM
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family was visiting from the east coast and we came twice as this was their most favorite place! Thank you!!

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DTDweller
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed and no rushing.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. My husband and I decided to have my birthday dinner here as a second choice but I am so glad it worked out this way. The staff was super friendly and the food was amazing! My only critique is that the music was far too loud so it was really difficult to have a conversation. But the aesthetic of the whole place was so nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went out just to find a nice place to sit eat and watch the Suns game and this place did not let us down in any area!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! Wonderful service!

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Wayne
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Seated on time, food was good & reasonably priced and Travis was a great waiter - we’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was not what we expected.

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Foodlover70
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive friendly server, great food selection….. and drinks. Fun vibe. Visiting with our son who will be attending ASU in Fall. Wanted to visit all the fun restaurants

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MirandaL
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservation was to watch a basketball game. They were able to seat us early and took note of the request to be able to see the game (we were out near a giant screen).

FAQs

Culinary Dropout at the Yard - Tempe is rated 4.6 stars by 2091 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.