Culinary Dropout Waterfront
Melt into the comfortable chairs at Culinary Dropout where craft beer and live music await. Treat yourself to amped-up appetizers like our Soft Pretzels sprinkled in sea salt and served with a provolone fondue and crowd favorites like our 36-hour pork ribs, or just enjoy the mood with an ice-cold local beer or signature craft cocktail.
Buttermilk biscuit, smashed potato
2 Racks of Ribs
cinnamon apple brioche & vanilla ice cream (great to share, baked to order!)
Food was very good. Service was on the spot. Prices are a bit high, but that seems to be the norm in Scottsdale.
Ashley our server was great, and our drinks and appetizers were as well.
Thank you - we will be back.
Our son was with us on our anniversary and everything was fantastic! Seated right away (even though we were early) and attentive staff to make our evening perfect! Thank you!
Great food, great service and the live music was awesome!
Really aesthetically pleasing and clean, food was really good and they even surprised my friend with dessert for her birthday ! super nice staff as well !
Everything was great! Hopping & fun ambiance. Great service. Definitely will be going back.
While visiting Scottsdale my husband and I were wanting a casual night out, but still wanted excellent prepared food. We got it! The Culinary Dropout is such a divine place. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. This place is a must!
Everything was amazing!!! I got the best jalapeño margarita. The drinks were to die for. We ordered the ribs and didn’t love them. They were ok. You gotta order the pretzel bites!
The side salad bowl was stuffed so full that I made a mess trying to eat it. Maybe have a plate under the bowl to keep it from getting food on the table. All the food was wonderful and the server helped me pick a great wine to go with my salmon. Our husbands enjoyed the fried chicken and she liked her steak.
Service was great as always. Food is presented well and was equally delicious. Turkey Club is my fave for a sandwich. Salads are large.
Great food, excellent service
We had a great meal, the lighting was so dim we had trouble seeing what we were eating. The prices weren’t bad for the area. I think next time we’ll try outside. Our waiter was outstanding.
The lights were too bright - should be on a dimmer at night for ambiance
Great food always!!
Absolutely Loved it. Even though we arrived a bit, the service and food were on point. My date enjoyed her food as well. I would definitely recommend and come back again.
Kevin was our server and he was amazing. The food was good as well. Also walking distance to bars and other restaurants.
The bartender who got us a drink while we were waiting to our server and anyone we had contact with were so great! Super friendly. The food was amazing. We can't wait to visit the area again and come back.
We had a fantastic dining experience as usual. Can't wait to return. Thanks!!!
Everything was great, server was seamless
Food took a very long time, the waitress said just a few minutes more 3 times over 45 min wait. Manager apologized but that was it. Restaurant was not busy.
We sat outside and the food was delicious. They turned the misters on about 10 minutes before we were done, it would have been nice if they were on throughout dinner since it was a little bit warm outside.Service was excellent, and other than a crying baby for way too long, everything was great!
All of the dining elements made it a very enjoyable evening!
Not worth it -gross greasy food and bad service.
I had reservations for me and a few friends. Our waiter was wonderful, the food was excellent and the music was groovy! We needed a night out and your restaurant was a great experience!
They service was great and friendly also the food was amazing !
My nachos were amazing! I wish I knew how big it was beforehand because it’s an item that you can share with another person. Overall, it was a nice little lunch!
My food was good and my drink excellent. My server was very chatty and complained about coming in for a co-worker. Funny I would think a busy Saturday would mean good tips especially with what servers have been going through lately. I had to ask three times for a bill finally paid cash and way over tipped so I didn't have to wait any longer. Sitting on the patio is very noisy with everybody wanting to impress with their cars up and down Camelback. A cop could have written tickets all day long. They need some enforcement presence
We sat on the patio. The table was very small for all the food served during Restaurant Week.
Thank you so much for the feedback! This is good for us to know for the future!
We went in for a girlfriends birthday - loved all the servers! Food was amazing. Such friendly staff.
We are so pleased to hear that. Thank you for spending your special day with us!
Service was slow, waiter was going back and forth between inside and outside tables. Order was also messed up, wrong salad was brought out, and had to be corrected.
I'm so sorry to hear that your time with us was less than perfect. I'd love to gather some more information. I've sent you a message and look forward to hearing from you soon.
Great food and service. Noise level was little loud for conversations
Absolutely loved the food and our server was amazing especially for a busy Friday night. The only thing with it being a Friday night was there was a very loud DJ. It made it hard to talk to someone across the table. Other than that, loved the vibes!
Very aptly named, I guess it's meant to be ironic. It isn't. A raucous bar food joint, resting on whatever laurels it may once have had. I visited the Phoenix location a few years back and was unimpressed; when my friend wanted to try the Scottsdale location for AZ Restaurant Week I agreed, figuring it deserved another shot. It didn't, in my opinion. The top three spears of asparagus in the mixed appetizer were tasty and tender - the remaining 2/3 hidden underneath were woody and inedibly tough. The 36 hour ribs, while very tender and moist, were slathered in a too-sweet sauce. I don't recall the dessert, something with apples, dough and ice cream. The entree portion was ample, for what that's worth. There are many better dining options in Scottsdale, you should seek one of those out.
We have been to this restaurant in Las Vegas. We enjoyed our meal at this location. It was a short walk from out Hotel in Old Scottsdale. We shared the Nachos appetizer. The portion was decent size and it was good. I got a Turkey Pastrami Sandwich. It was very good sized and tasty. My daughter got a burger which was also very large and she enjoyed it. My wife got a salad (cant remember which one). She enjoyed it as well. Cool restaurant. We would come back.
Good outdoor seating. Did a nice split for no charge. Good food. We would go back if we were in the area. Free parking underground.
This place was HORRIBLE! I will never go back. I should have listened to my friend who said the food was disgusting. Serving size for the price was terrible! It was greasy and flavorless.
Great ambiance and food!
Food was great and we had fast friendly service. Definitely recommend the pork nachos.
Thank you for awesome review!
The waitress was very kind and helpful. Wonderful experience!
Great outdoor dining, live music, great service. Celebrated my nephew's "21" birthday with his friends.
Culinary Dropout Waterfront is rated 4.6 stars by 1597 OpenTable diners.
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Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.