Culinary Dropout Waterfront

4.6
2013 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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TonyO
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was great, awesome selection of beers on tap, live music was fun.

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JacquelinW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the “build your own appetizer”plate along with an order of nachos. Delicious, fun and plenty of food for the three of us to share. Our waiter was personable, funny and well versed in the menu. All around a great experience.

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Mark
Montana
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, wonderful ambience, and priced appropriately.
The outside patio was comfortable even at near 100 degree temperature.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great atmosphere food was delicious and service was great!!

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CLHH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Inside is very loud. So loud my friends and I asked to be moved outside because we couldn’t talk. The hostess was great and loved us quickly on a busy Saturday. But I would choose someplace else that isn’t horribly loud.

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vipThomasF
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

So loud. Definitely a spot for the younger crowd. I was sitting right across from my date and the only way we could communicate was vis text message.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Sarah our server was the best! 10/10 for her alone. She made the experience amazing

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vipTerryC
Dallas
43 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Service was very slow, food was extremely salty and could not finish. Probably would not return.

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Gibby
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is amazing but it we were sat at our table 30 minutes after our reservation time.

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vipWillem
Las Vegas
50 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Food was cold, server was more interested in my partner than doing his job

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Food was great. Service was great. Drinks were great. Being seated a foot from the front door so waiting customers could stand over you and discuss your food…not so great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met friends for lunch and had a great time.

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CrysC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hip spot with great food and drinks.... truly better than expected. I had the summer lasagne and it was aMAZing! They were kind enough to bring us the tastiest dessert s'more for our anniversary. Grab a reservation... this place deservedly fills up.

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BethanyF
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere, food, service etc! Such a fun place will definitely visit again if we’re ever in town!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a lively place and the food is fantastic. The servers know their food, so ask questions if you’re unsure. We had a blast.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, fun atmosphere! Plus, the servers were so helpful & nice.

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DateNightCritic
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Music a bit too loud but nice ambience and decent food.

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IkaeziaB
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, food was delightful and service was great.

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RobinS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome and the service was impeccable. Very popular restaurant, a tad noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The new jalapeño margarita was not good. Otherwise a good time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our time

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HannahW
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Culinary Dropout is always a reliable choice for good food. After being seated we were quickly greeted by our waitress. she was friendly and helpful and attentive. We ordered the Gochujang brussel sprouts and crispy bead to start (both excellent). We split the ribs and the chop salad as our main course. Both are items I would order again. Forewarning, the ambiance inside is energetic and quite loud. We were able to sit outside and, while still noisy, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and were able to hold a conversation. Overall a great place to eat close to Fashion Square.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Our server was so nice and gave us great recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great!
There was an issue with tons of flies-spent whole time trying to protect our food

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vipCrystalP
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Customer Service & Great tasting food

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vipSteakLover
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We chose to eat here before going to an art exhibit. The food was very good. Our party had different entrees fish and chips, burgers and prime rib sandwich. All the food was well prepared and tasty. Our cocktails were very good ...not short on alcohol.
The clientele is primarily 20-30 years with a few others sprinkled in. It appears to be a very popular place with the young crowd. The restaurant is clean with a party atmosphere. It is extremely loud sometimes making it difficult to talk.
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was very friendly and attentive. The rest of the staff I encountered were pleasant as well.

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JoanneB
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carley (with a "C" and beautiful blue eyes!) was fantastic! Thanks for a great evening!

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PattiH
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Overall our meal was good. My husband raved about the fried chicken to friends that were dining with us, they both ordered it and it came out dried and overcooked! Such a disappointment! The pretzels and cheese are always delicious tho! The service was a bit slow, but I suppose that’s to be expected on a weekend night. The staff were all very friendly and the restaurant is nice, so I gave it an above average rating.

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TraciE
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Culinary Dropout for a birthday celebration, and they did not disappoint! The food and service were excellent. The pastrami sandwich was delicious, as was all of our entrees. We're planning our return soon.

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Bobby
New England
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very fresh and great. The service was focused on providing us details about each menu item in question. Highly recommend the pretzel bites.

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MelN
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We originally had outdoor seating and switched to indoor seating due to the sewer work and smell going on outside.

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JenniferT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I are visiting from NY. Taylor was amazing! She was personable & welcoming! The food was delicious and the overall experience was great! We can’t wait to be back! Thanks again Taylor!

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vipLedZep1
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very lively but the live band is much too loud. Can barely hear the people you are with and we were on the other side of the restaurant. Need to turn down the speakers just a little bit as people do you like talking to each other when they go out to dinner. I think these speakers were “set to 11“. We’re not at a rock concert. Otherwise, drinks were wonderful and food was really tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was super friendly and attentive. The cocktails were delicious and lots of options. My boyfriend had the turkey pastrami and said it was one of the best sandwiches he's ever eaten. It was a super hip and funky restaurant and we had a great time!

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JasonD
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Definitely reserve a table during peak hours.

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Codyj
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was amazing, portions were perfect, great menu choices

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vipSAMC
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice located in the middle of fashion square mall
Visiting from Chicago we love to try new places
Charcuterie board was the star of the meal
A little disappointed there was no acknowledgment
Of wife’s bday it was on the reservation

FAQs

Culinary Dropout Waterfront is rated 4.6 stars by 2013 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.