Culinary Dropout Waterfront

4.6
1805 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
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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.

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

Join us this Mother's Day for our brunch features! Including an Open-Faced Egg Sandwich (house made English muffin, glazed ham, truffle, sunny side up egg, & hollandaise) and a cocktail feature, our Mother Dearest (guava, pineapple, sparkling wine & dried rose petals).

What 1805 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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KatieT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our fave place to go when in AZ! Yummy food & drinks!

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vipEmmaZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was visiting the area and came here for dinner. Food was amazing and the staff was great! Would definitely return!

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sbutler
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful brunch menu and glad to have outdoor seating to enjoy before it gets too hot!

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LaurenS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and great ambiance. Great place to spend a Saturday night

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Underwhelmed
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Just okay. We arrived 15 minutes early for our reservation. Waited 30 minutes to be seated. The hostess seemed bored and arrogant.

I ordered the meatloaf. The density was like a brick and the mashed potatoes were overdone. The green beans were good. Hubs ordered the steak frites. He said it was okay.

We had a good server so no complaints there.

Completely underwhelming. No plans to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was fantastic. Service was not great and there were a lot of dirty tables.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to visit and have lunch.

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viplovemaui14
Denver
102 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Energy was high on a Friday night as many bachelorette parties were celebrating. Live music was blasting and very good. My waitress, Melissa, was new. She was very sweet and attentive. She did a great job. Salmon was delicious!

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vipChase
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

All I can say is DISASTER. We are generally big fans of the food at Culinary Dropout, but our recent experience has so soured us on the dine-in experience that we'll likely not be going back .... ever. We made the latest reservations we could make for a Friday afternoon/evening: 3:45pm; we showed up promptly at 3:44 and then waiting 15 minutes to be seated, even though the restaurant (both inside and out) was less than half full. After we were finally seated, we were provided exactly ZERO service -- none -- not even water for the next 15 minutes. I looked down at my watch; we had been at this half empty restaurant for more than a half hour and didn't even have waters brought to the table. If this was an issue of a shift change, and CD not being able to service its customers during this period of the day, then they should not have taken the reservation. Needless to say, this experience ruined our dinner and threw our entire evening into turmoil. After many visits, I will not be going back.

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vipCjay
Las Vegas
53 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good. Only down side was the occasional loud car going by on Camelback.

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vipMatthewF
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Showed up for reservation 10 minutes early and was told to just wait outside despite many open tables. The speakers were extremely loud outside for no purpose during the day. The salads we ordered were just not very good.

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ChrisP
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brussels sprouts. Get them!

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SandyW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In this time of unrest and staff shortages, we were very well cared for and the food was well prepared. We had a larger group and expected to wait a tad longer. But that didn't happen. Also our orders at the table
were delivered all at once, not staggered. I would re visit them again. We walked around canal after dinner and were pleased with that also

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Slow service - waited a lot. In a dark part of the restaurant so we weren’t able to see much of the restaurant.

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TanikaM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was marginal at best. Bimbo for a hostess with mile high attitude. Maybe the chef should have stayed in culinary school

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JoelB
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and reasonably priced for the type of food it serves. Highly recommend the Pork Belly Nachos to everyone.

JD
vipJamesD
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was slow (10 minutes for drinks to come out, even water) and one of the dishes was very small and not like the decription. Nice location and patio. Staff was nice so I am not blaming them for taking so long to get items. Good prices.

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RachaelN
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch here while visiting Scottsdale for a golf trip. The restaurant had a cool vibe and our food was delicious! Would highly recommend!

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ThomasH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Great service but it could not make up for the very, very, very slow kitchen. Food overall was good but the time it took to get our dinners was really disappointing.

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BatbieB
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An interesting experience. However did not know that the parking would be in a parking garage. But the restaurant was neat.

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vipAmyS
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great! Some of the best service we’ve had in Scottsdale! Thanks for a great dinner!

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JOANV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a reservation for inside, but it was so nice we requested outdoors. We were quickly accommodated. Yesterday's Soup was a hit with the guys. My friend shared Fish and Chips with her hubby. I shared a prime rib sandwich with my guy. Plenty of food. Have been wanting to try restaurant for a long time.

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JamesJ
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fun venue, we were among the oldest guests, but enjoyed it very much.

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MichelleL
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! The atmosphere was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really nice and the service was wonderful

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EmyB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service! Great atmosphere as well! A must go when you’re in Scottsdale!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family dinner!

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PhilM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food, the cocktails need some work.

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vipDV70
Phoenix
54 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service - portions are pretty small for the prices.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just plain awesome.

EB
EricB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took our family here for the first time. Inside seemed loud so we sat outside. The food was all very good and the service was excellent. We enjoyed our entire experience.

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ChristenS
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Inventive dishes, consistently good. Delicious cocktails too! Our kids loved it and wish we could go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Hostesses had a difficult time hostessing.

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Kyle
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Food was good but they definitely need to fix the AC or something. It was 98 on sunday and they had the doors open. It was absolutely miserable inside. Ate and got out of there as fast as we could.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!

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ErinC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delicious Easter Brunch! We sat outside and it was lovely, our service was fantastic, and the food and drinks were awesome! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun spot with great live music!!! Our table was a handful - our server managed us fabulously!!

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vipSarahC
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brody the manager made our experience so so special!

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MollieJ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I sat on the patio. We had the best time. The ambiance was perfect, and they even had live music on Friday night, such a treat!

FAQs

Culinary Dropout Waterfront is rated 4.6 stars by 1805 OpenTable diners.

Culinary Dropout Waterfront does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.foxrc.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.