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Culinary Dropout at the Yard - Tempe, Tempe, AZ

Culinary Dropout at the Yard - Tempe

4.5
4.5
2487 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (480) 240-1601

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Al-Hakim ShaBazz

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Culinary Dropout can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    our Special Event Manager: (888) 312-5339

  • Neighborhood

    Tempe

  • Cross street

    1st and Farmer Ave.

  • Parking details

    Private lot and valet

  • Public transit

    Light rail adjacent

  • Entertainment

    Live music Wednesday through Saturday nights.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Brunch

  • Breakfast Sandwich$12.00

    scrambled egg, bacon, hash brown, guacamole, green chile, american cheese, spicy mayo

    • Two Eggs any Way*$11.50

      bacon, breakfast potatoes, grilled bread

      • Smokehouse Hash*$14.50

        slow roasted bbq pork, crispy potato, charred onion, poblano pepper, sunny side up egg, flour tortilla

        • House Smoked Salmon*$16.00

          grilled ciabatta, soft egg, vine ripe tomato, caper, onion dip

          • Southwest Breakfast Bowl$12.00

            egg white, black bean, avocado, roasted zucchini, red pepper, chipotle yogurt, pumpkin seed, pico de gallo

            • Bread Pudding French Toast$12.00

              caramel apple, malted vanilla custard, maple syrup, whipped cream

              • Breakfast Burrito$14.00

                egg, sausage, crispy potato, avocado, sour cream, provolone fondue

                • Fried Chicken & Buttermilk Biscuit*$16.00

                  sunny side up egg, spicy old bay gravy, fresh herb

                  Soup and Share

                  • Yesterday's Soup$7.00

                    it's better the next day

                    • Onion Rings$8.00

                      bacon bbq sauce

                      • Heirloom Tomato & Watermelon$13.00

                        feta tahini, toasted pine nut, za'atar, crusty bread

                        • BBQ Pork Belly Nachos$15.00

                          black bean, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo

                          • Hot Wings$16.00

                            buffalo sauce, honey mustard seed, shaved carrots & celery

                            • Soft Pretzels & Provolone Fondue$14.00

                              sea salt

                              • House Potato Chips$8.00

                                famous onion dip

                                Salads

                                add salmon* $9 or steak* $9 or chicken $6

                                • Cheap House Salad$7.00

                                  buttermilk ranch

                                  • Little Gem Caesar$13.00

                                    shaved parmesan, croutons

                                    • Strawberry & Kale$15.00

                                      farro, snap pea, golden raisin, smoked almond, goat cheese, poppyseed vinaigrette

                                      • Chopped Chicken$16.50

                                        avocado, bacon, heirloom tomato, white cheddar, deviled egg, bacon bbq ranch

                                        • Wedged Iceberg$14.50

                                          maple glazed bacon, heirloom cherry tomato, avocado, crouton, blue cheese dressing

                                          Antipasti

                                          • Gochujang Brussels Sprouts$7.00

                                            • Prairie Breeze Cheddar$5.00

                                              • Prosciutto Deviled Eggs$5.00

                                                • Grilled Asparagus$5.00

                                                  • Aged Manchego$4.00

                                                    • Crusty Bread, Garlic Oil & Balsamic$4.00

                                                      • Dolce Gorgonzola$5.00

                                                        • Pimento Cheese$6.00

                                                          • Marcona Almonds$4.00

                                                            • Marinated Olives$5.00

                                                              • Molinari Sopressata$6.00

                                                                • Hot Coppa$7.00

                                                                  • Prosciutto di San Daniele$8.00

                                                                    • Bresaola$7.00

                                                                      Sandwiches

                                                                      served with fries or house salad

                                                                      • Turkey Pastrami$14.50

                                                                        pretzel roll, swiss, coleslaw

                                                                        • Shaved Prime Rib Dip*$21.00

                                                                          fontina, au jus

                                                                          • The Pub Burger*$16.50

                                                                            havarti, bacon, house bbq sauce

                                                                            Entrées

                                                                            • Fried Chicken$18.50

                                                                              Buttermilk biscuit, smashed potato, gravy (be patient - it's worth it!)

                                                                              • Beer Battered Fish & Chips$18.00

                                                                                coleslaw, tartar sauce

                                                                                • 36-Hour Pork Ribs$27.00

                                                                                  jalapeño, molasses, fries

                                                                                  • Spicy Vegan Curry$17.00

                                                                                    griddled sweet potato, eggplant, snap pea, cauliflower, shiitake mushroom, black rice

                                                                                    • Roasted Salmon*$26.50

                                                                                      creamy farro, sweet corn, blistered tomato, asparagus, garden herb pesto

                                                                                      Rise and Shine and Drink

                                                                                      • Red Can, Black Bird$13.00

                                                                                        spiced clamato, au jus, silver tequila, chile con todos, tecate

                                                                                        • Aperol Spritz (Bubbles)$13.00

                                                                                          aperol, vodka, lemon, sparkling wine

                                                                                          • Giddy Up Cowboy$14.00

                                                                                            reposado tequila, borghetti italian liqueur, spanish vanilla, cinnamon spiced cold brew

                                                                                            • Wellness Retreat (Bubbles)$13.00

                                                                                              vodka, pineapple, jalapeño, mint, sparkling wine

                                                                                              • Bloody Marys$12.00

                                                                                                Spicy Serrano, Heirloom Vegetable, Bacon

                                                                                                • Bubbles & Mimosas$11.00

                                                                                                  Boozy Peach, Spiked Classic, Guava Pineapple

                                                                                                  Beverages

                                                                                                    Draught

                                                                                                    • Four Peaks "Kilt Lifter"$6.25

                                                                                                      • Dropout Brew Co. "Lil Chuckstar Hazy"$6.25

                                                                                                        • Wren House Brewing "Two Little Birds" Hefeweizen$6.50

                                                                                                          • Mother Road "Tower Station IPA"$7.00

                                                                                                            • Greenwood Brewing "Warrior Hazy IPA"$6.50

                                                                                                              • Cider Corps "AZ Rotating Cider"$7.00

                                                                                                                • The Shop Brewing "Church Music IPA"$6.50

                                                                                                                  • Wren House Brewing "Black Caddis Porter"$6.50

                                                                                                                    • Historic Brewing "Oceanfront Property AZ Lager"$6.00

                                                                                                                      • Dos XX "Lager" - Mexico$5.50

                                                                                                                        • Stella Artois - Belgium$7.00

                                                                                                                          • Sierra Nevada "Hazy Little Thing IPA" - California$6.00

                                                                                                                            • Deschutes "Squeezy Rider IPA" - Oregon$6.50

                                                                                                                              • Mother Earth Brewing "Cali Creamin' Vanilla Cream Ale" - California$6.50

                                                                                                                                • Coors Light - Colorado$5.00

                                                                                                                                  • North Coast Brewing "Scrimshaw Pilsner" - California$5.75

                                                                                                                                    • Toppling Goliath "Pseudo Sue Pale Ale" - Iowa$7.00

                                                                                                                                      • Tap Eighteen

                                                                                                                                        • MP

                                                                                                                                      It's 3:45 Somewhere - Shot 'N' Beer

                                                                                                                                      $12

                                                                                                                                      • Safety Meeting

                                                                                                                                        dropout whiskey + coors banquet

                                                                                                                                        • Jalisco Hillbilly

                                                                                                                                          corazon blanco tequila + tecate

                                                                                                                                          • Sunny Daze

                                                                                                                                            plantation pineapple rum + pint of hazy ipa

                                                                                                                                            • 0.38 Special

                                                                                                                                              evan williams bourbon + miller high life

                                                                                                                                              Cans, Roadies & Shiners

                                                                                                                                              • Huss Brewing "Scottsdale Blonde"$5.75

                                                                                                                                                • Rogue "Newport Daze Pale Ale" - Oregon$5.75

                                                                                                                                                  • Coors OG - Colorado$4.50

                                                                                                                                                    • Shock Top "Belgian White" - Missouri$5.25

                                                                                                                                                      • Mother Road "Daily Driver IPA"

                                                                                                                                                        • 16oz$6.50
                                                                                                                                                      • Belching Beaver "Phantom Bride IPA" - California

                                                                                                                                                        • 16oz$6.50
                                                                                                                                                      • Paperbag Special$2.50

                                                                                                                                                        who knows where

                                                                                                                                                        • Modelo Especial - Mexico$5.00

                                                                                                                                                          • Tecate - Mexico$4.50

                                                                                                                                                            • Papago Brewing "Orange Blossom Ale"$5.75

                                                                                                                                                              • Wild Sour "Rotating" - Illinois$6.00

                                                                                                                                                                • Miller High Life - Wisconsin$4.50

                                                                                                                                                                  • Firestone Walker "805" - California$5.50

                                                                                                                                                                    • Guinness - Ireland$6.50

                                                                                                                                                                      • Michelob Ultra - Missouri$5.00

                                                                                                                                                                        • Lone Star - Texas$3.50

                                                                                                                                                                          • Coors Light - Colorado

                                                                                                                                                                            • 16oz$5.00
                                                                                                                                                                          • Bud Light - Missouri

                                                                                                                                                                            • 16oz$5.00
                                                                                                                                                                          • Four Peaks "Peach Ale"$5.50

                                                                                                                                                                            • Ace Cider "Blood Orange" - California$5.50

                                                                                                                                                                              • Seltzer$6.00

                                                                                                                                                                                white claw - assorted flavors

                                                                                                                                                                                Wine

                                                                                                                                                                                  Red

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Bordeaux Blend - IPSO Facto (Tap) - California$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Red Blend - Daou "The Pessimist" - Paso Robles, CA

                                                                                                                                                                                      • 6oz$12.00
                                                                                                                                                                                      • 9oz$18.00
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Btl$46.00
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Pinot Noir - Valravn "Fox Block XIV" - Russian River Valley, CA

                                                                                                                                                                                      • 6oz$16.00
                                                                                                                                                                                      • 9oz$24.00
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Btl$62.00
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Pinot Noir - Rickshaw - California

                                                                                                                                                                                      • 6oz$11.00
                                                                                                                                                                                      • 9oz$16.50
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Btl$42.00
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Cabernet - Illicit - California

                                                                                                                                                                                      • 6oz$11.00
                                                                                                                                                                                      • 9oz$16.50
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Btl$42.00
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Cabernet - Louis Martini (Tap) - Sonoma County, CA$12.00

                                                                                                                                                                                      Rosé and Bubbles

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Rose - Fleurs de Prairie - Languedoc, France

                                                                                                                                                                                        • 6oz$11.00
                                                                                                                                                                                        • 9oz$16.50
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Btl$42.00
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Prosecco - Dolci Colline - Italy

                                                                                                                                                                                        • 6oz$11.00
                                                                                                                                                                                        • 9oz$16.50
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Btl$42.00
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Champagne - Le Grand Courtage Brut, Côte - d'Or, France

                                                                                                                                                                                        • 6oz$10.00
                                                                                                                                                                                        • 9oz$15.00
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Btl$38.00

                                                                                                                                                                                      White

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sauvignon Blanc - Crossings - New Zealand

                                                                                                                                                                                        • 6oz$10.00
                                                                                                                                                                                        • 9oz$15.00
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Btl$38.00
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sauvignon Blanc - RS "Sundress" (Tap) - California$11.00

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Chardonnay - Duckhorn "Decoy" - California

                                                                                                                                                                                          • 6oz$10.00
                                                                                                                                                                                          • 9oz$15.00
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Btl$38.00
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Chardonnay - Storypoint - California

                                                                                                                                                                                          • 6oz$11.00
                                                                                                                                                                                          • 9oz$16.50
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Btl$42.00
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Vermentino - Tenuta Guado al Tasso - Bolgheri, Italy

                                                                                                                                                                                          • 6oz$14.00
                                                                                                                                                                                          • 9oz$21.00
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Btl$54.00

                                                                                                                                                                                        Cocktails

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Paloma Spritz$13.50

                                                                                                                                                                                          silver tequila, fresh grapefruit, combier pamplemousse, sparkling wine, himalayan pink salt

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Two To Mango$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                                            western son vodka, pineapple, orange, guava, mango white claw

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Cali & Tay Skinny Margarita$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                                              corazon blanco tequila, serrano spiced agave, fresh lime, chili dusted rim

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Pina Colada Perfecto$15.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                havana club aged rum, ron matusalem platino, pineapple, toasted coconut, ron zacapa 23 year float

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Giddy Up Cowboy$14.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                  reposado tequila, borghetti italian liqueur, spanish vanilla, cinnamon spiced cold brew

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Signature Old Fashioned$14.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                    kentucky bourbon, luxy cherry, aromatic bitters, orange peel

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Thai Beach Club$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                      green tea vodka, ginger agave, lemongrass, pressed cucumber, bubbly water

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Two Birds, One Stone(D)$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                        ford's gin, hemp orange bitters, cashmere hopped honey, pressed lemon

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Margarita, Por Favor$13.50

                                                                                                                                                                                                          ana maria tequila, three citrus sour, orange curaçao

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Dropout Classic Mule$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                            basic vodka, ginger agave, lime

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Watermelon Mezcal Daiquiri$14.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                              banhez mezcal, blanco tequila, smashed watermelon, fresh lime

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Evil Jungle Princess$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                rum blend, spiced orgeat, pineapple, guava, lime, plantation rum float

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Room Service$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  american gin, lemon, strawberry, bubbly wine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • From Soho with Love$14.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    savage & cooke rye, carpano classico, lo-fi amaro, barrel aged bitters, italian cherry

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Between You & Me$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      vodka, grapefruit, cranberry, lemon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • El Matador$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        gran centenario añejo, elderflower, ginger agave, orange bitters

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Smashed Irishman$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          jameson irish whiskey, honey, guinness redux, mint

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Deviant Behavior$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ketel one vodka, strawberry, lemon, shock top belgian white

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Summer Evenin' Sangria$12.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              blackberry, mulling spiced brandy, orange liqueur, lime, red wine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Tijuana Spa Water$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                blanco tequila, jalapeño, mint, pineapple, cilantro

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Last updated: May 21, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 4.4Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 4.5Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 4.2Value

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  It was really warm inside during the dinner and the dinner party waited an exceptionally long time before being seated for the reserved table time.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  IT was a really nice place. Food was great. IT's a little on the louder side but that's the vibe there so makes sense. the kitchen was backed up but not their fault. Staffing is so hard. The food was fresh and warm when it arrived. Our server was very conscientious and always checked in and was very apologetic due to the slower service. Overall a great fun place

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Very Loud busy place, we had reservations but we got there early, and still had to wait past our reservation time. The food was really good and our waitress was great. The pork belly nachos were more like pulled pork nachos but were really good.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Culinary dropout currently doesn’t have a parking lot and there is extensive construction going on. That would be helpful information to know prior to making business meal reservations during the busy lunch rush. I tried to find parking for 20 min and finally was able to park a half mile away. I will not be taking customers back there any time soon.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sat in the outside area. Had dinner with 3 friends. Noise was excessive-difficult to have a good conversation. Sun was setting-it was uncomfortable to our eyes for a prolonged time since there were no blinds. The environment was too loud. Staff was very friendly and the food was okay. Would recommend to a friend but would be honest with our experience with them.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Need air blowers over doors to keep flies out of inside area.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We opened with the pretzel bites which are indeed delish but could have been a whole meal: 12 billiard ball size nuggets of deliciousness with a cheese sauce kept warm by a candle beneath the container. Then cocktails: we were all delighted with our skinny margaritas and Between You maybe the best meatloaf we've ever tasted, with mashed taters and perfectly crisp steamed green beans; and, the spicy vegan curry-- any of these could easily have served 2. The staff were efficient and friendly. It was packed due to ASU graduation but the service and food didn't reflect the bustle. Would visit another of this small chain's venues when travellng.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AZU Graduation.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Nez was great. Best waiter we’ve ever had! Will definitely be back.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Just a little disappointed. Fried chicken over cooked and my salad was drenched in dressing.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Our reservation was for 6 people and we ended up having 7. The hostess said it would not be a problem and quickly seated us. This was on a very busy ASU graduation day. The waitress was also very nice. I would highly recommend this place.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Graduation. Hot sandwich was very cold, as was the au jus. Bun was hard/stale. Disappointing, as we have always had great food at the Austin, TX location.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                15. SS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  StephenS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Phoenix

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bar was slow, food was slow. That being said, it was ASU graduation day at the stadium, but then it was 3:30 in the afternoon. Two in our party ordered the chopped chicken salad. One salad had no tomatoes. Otherwise, it was a pleasant dining experience!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                16. TK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TammyK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1st time at the Tempe location and we really liked it. We will be back.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                17. k

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  kbrugg

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  23 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  23 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The pretzel fondu is always a favorite and we loved the butternut squash lasagna! Great service & fun atmosphere!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                18. CK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  CindyK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Phoenix

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We were disappointed because they were out of the meatloaf. The fried chicken and fish and chips were good. Service was very good.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                19. BO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  BarryO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service3ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We waited 20 minutes for a table that we had a reservation for & it ended up being in the patio / game area - packed & LOUD…the young adults I had w/ me complained they couldn’t hear me…that says it all…maybe they should of asked if we wanted bar/patio seating w/a large private party taking over the venue…food was good but atmosphere was lacking this time

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                20. K

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Khary

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Phoenix

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The server was great and the food solid as usual.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                21. C

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Captain

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Excellent place for work team dinner to unwind...but parking is a disaster.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                22. B

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Brett

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Phoenix

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fun, great service and great food. Hard to go wrong with Culinary Dropout.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                23. F

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Felic

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  It was my first time there and the food was good didn’t give me a heavy feeling but I still got full which is great . Our waitress was super nice

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                24. LS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LuisS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We had a great time. Food was taesty but not enough 😪

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                25. CY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ColleenY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Abby was our server. Sweet girl, attentive but not interrupting our meal or rushing us.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                26. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I got a parking ticket on my last visit because the new lot situation is a disaster. The hostess was so rude - she couldn’t be bothered to do her job of simply welcoming customers and securing their table. After my 3 or 4 total visits I’m convinced now that the food is honestly just ok. I’m not a fan.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                27. V

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Valct

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Atlanta

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Amazing food. Great customer service. Advice - make a reservation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                28. DS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  DeborahS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Great pretzel bites, great French Dip Sandwich. Fun, comfortable place.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                29. JG

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  JeremyG

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Food was excellent. The restaurant itself is very cool with a very urban, energetic vibe. But the service was a bit slow. The restaurant didn't appear super busy, but it still look forever to get our drinks from the bar and it just seemed like our server took a long time to come around and see if we needed anything. It wasn't a big deal because we were there with friends and weren't in a hurry, but we each only had 1 drink. The restaurant could have made more money off our table had our server come around more often to check if we needed anything. Overall a great experience though. We've always loved Culinary Dropout and will be back again.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                30. s

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  sharono

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  First time at this place my Granddaughter choice this place.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                31. r

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  reigank

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Karen was our server on 4/23. She is AMAZING!! She helped us with appetizers, drinks and entree choices. We were a group of 6 and we all loved her, food and drinks. Fun for the whole family!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                32. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall2food2service2ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Brunch at 11:45am. Got our food at 1pm. Sure there were large parties and pats run but mostly everyone cleared out by 12ish. Our waiter only came by twice for drinks. My food was cold, I only ate half. I believe our food was forgotten and sat in the kitchen. Vibes are fun but service was terrible, they’ll say we’re short staffed which is fine but don’t accommodate XXX guests if that’s the reason. It’s OK to say NO sometimes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                33. KP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  KellyP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The food was incredible and the server was amazing too. It offered a great casual vibe. Would definitely return. Pretzel bites and fondue was delicious. Order the ribs too!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                34. H

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Heidis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Better selection than most local restaurants, but execution of dishes and getting food out hot could be improved. Service was good, though.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                35. S

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sandyh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Phoenix

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We were able to have a meeting with six people and were placed in a corner where the noise level was much lower. The servers were friendly and split our bill exactly as we wanted even before we indicated we needed this. :-) We will come back again.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                36. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Phoenix

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lovely! Our server made our visit special, he spent a lot of time explaining the menu. The venue is extraordinary and the food was delicious

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                37. F

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Foodie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall3food2service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I ordered the Steak Frites and the first time it came out it was raw when I asked for medium. The second time it came out, only the first few pieces were cooked and the end was all bloody again. They couldnt even make a decent steak for $30

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                38. LA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LuAnneS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We had a nice Easter lunch . I had the chicken… just wish it was more like a piece of fried chicken. Otherwise good!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                39. DP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  DavidP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Phoenix

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Another awesome meal at CDO! We will be back. Great atmosphere

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                40. JK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  JessicaK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Phoenix

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Great food! Great service , definitely a hot spot … enjoyed the experience very much!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Culinary Dropout at the Yard - Tempe is rated 4.5 stars by 2487 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Google Map for Culinary Dropout at the Yard - Tempe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                149 S Farmer Ave Suite 103 Tempe, AZ 85281

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Additional information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1st and Farmer Ave.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tempe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gastro Pub, American

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Private lot and valet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Public transit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Light rail adjacent

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Al-Hakim ShaBazz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Entertainment

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Live music Wednesday through Saturday nights.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Phone number

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (480) 240-1601

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Culinary Dropout can accommodate all of your special event needs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Private party contact

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  our Special Event Manager: (888) 312-5339

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