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For 2
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Culinary Dropout Waterfront

4.5
721 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
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  • Fun (33)
  • Casual (24)
  • Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
Melt into the comfortable chairs at Culinary Dropout where craft beer, games, 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Mon-Thur: 11am-11pm
Fri + Sat: 11am-Midnight
Sun: 11am-10pm
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Phone number
(480) 970-1700
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ray Suto
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Valet available
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Entertainment
Live music Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 721 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Susan (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

We had a fun dinner - glad that we had reservations because it was slamming busy (on a chilly Monday night? Who knew). The service was great and the meals were a hit - other than the tortilla soup that was deemed way too spicy (server graciously removed it from the check). FRC has it going on with consistency on all counts - quickly becoming my go-to family of restaurants!

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Encee (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

Meh. Though we had a delightful server, the experience was disappointing. Absurdly loud, especially given the average age - 45+- of the lunch crowd (C'mon mgmt folks - crank the tunes for HH, or when appropriate for the crowd! Surely you can give discretion and training to staff on this...!). Request for extra cheese, accompanied by offer to pay any needed upcharge, yielded, literally: 1 teaspoon of cheese in a tiny plastic container. Happened last year when I was here for lunch, so clearly it is the way they do it there. Dissatisfying, and actually somewhat insulting. Too bad; doubt we'll be back, as life's too short to return where it is only :meh".

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Omari (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Overall a great experience as they were able to accommodate our changing guest list (12) and the staff worked as a team to help with the various drink orders and needed sides.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

The atmosphere was great super close to the mall and movies. I got the salmon which was ok super small and didn’t come with any other sides, which was a little sad for 22 bucks but my husband got the Korea cap and loved. If you looking for a great place to sit and chat and drink, then definitely check it out

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vipElleunder (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Had a reservation and was seated late because ”our table was getting ready to pay the bill” . Then we were sat at a table that was empty the entire time we were waiting. The host and hostesses were less than accommodating or even nice. Won’t be rushing back if we do go.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Everything was so wonderful. Went in on a Thursday early evening to eat with some friends. We were enjoying ourselves...until the band came on!!! They were so loud we couldn’t hear ourselves think. It kept getting louder and louder. I understand that on a Friday or Saturday night...but 6:30 on a Thursday? I’m not very old, either (in my 40’s). I’ll check to make sure I don’t come with friends when the music is there that early....or just make other plans and skip this place...so sorry!!!

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fromKS (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Love this place!

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MukulV (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Good food, reasonably priced, great server. We liked the ambiance, although it was a bit noisier than what I would have liked. We had to speak in raised voices to be heard due to the ambient noise.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day

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vipJMatt (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Fantastic!

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vipBertL (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Good meal. High noise level so very difficult to talk. Service was excellent

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vipMarcyR (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We took our out of town relatives here and it was fun. Great waitress and good food.

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TRAVELandEAT (Austin)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Great food and service!

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kathy17 (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

It was good. We didn’t order their specialty so not sure about those. The food was good not amazing.

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vipFish (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great experience . Outside dining . Wonderful music. Excellent service from Rachel and great food at a reasonable price.
One of our favorite places to dine.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Reserved thru OpenTable and got a call confirming my reservation where she said we prob won’t get a table outside per original request and that we had a 2 hour limit on the table (we just have a party of 2) so that was a little off-putting. Otherwise the food was good but not great. Guy on guitar was fantastic!! Cooper our waiter was good.

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Analee (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Amazing place. Great vibe.

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vipJupiterKev (Miami)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food and lively atmosphere. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Lou, good energy and lots of TVs

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azflowermom (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

This place always seems to be hopping. Once your seated the staff is attentive and you don't feel rushed or crowded.
Always start with pretzel bread with cheese dipping sauce.
Fried chicken was the number one choice in our group.
I had the Garden Kale and it was very good and filling... maybe too filling we did not have room for monkey bread

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

I go there somewhat often. The food never disappoints. The drinks are fun. Good place for everyday dining.

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OpenTable Diner (Memphis)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Great food, drink selection, and service. A great place to show appreciation of my colleges in a fun atmosphere.

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vipDinner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Not good. Disappointed at the slow service and my entree was not good. Nor did they care. First and last time.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Service and food was excellent. We had a wonderful time celebrating my wife’s birthday.

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SLUGuy905 (Las Vegas)
2.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

I had been to lunch here and found it very good. The kale salad with smoked salmon and the soft pretzel balls with cheese dip are favorites. On a Friday evening, however, the place is too crowded and noisy. It was impossible to have a conversation after the live music started

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
2.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

The best item on the menu fried chicken came out with one wrong order and was greasy and tough like it had been twice in the fryer. Three orders and no one finished it. Loud and expensive for the quality

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Zherr was a great hostess love the food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Awesome place and great every time. You can't go wrong here.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

We had a greet time. Sat outside under the heaters which was heat but a little noisy and felt like I was sitting so far away from my husband at the table. And did feel we were sitting so close to both parties of people on both sides of us to where we didn’t really feel we could just take the time to talk over dinner. But other than that, the food and service were great.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

Another great experience here. Sat outside on a cooler day and it was perfect. Great service and the food was amazing!!

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ericlnc (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

A friend recommended this place and he was spot on. Great food, cool atmosphere and top notch service. Our group tried the Ribs, fried chicken and Salmon. Each were prepared as if this place specialized in only that dish. I also ordered the Seared Ahi salad and we asked for a separate dish so we could share. The server offered to split it up for us without missing a beat. Definitely worth the try.

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