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Culinary Dropout at The Quarter, Scottsdale, AZ

Culinary Dropout at The Quarter

4.6
4.6
1861 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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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 30 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, American, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Sun 10:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (480) 653-9701
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    North Scottsdale
  • Parking details
    Valet and Public Parking Garages available
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 1,861 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

1,861 Reviews
  1. sherryshoes1

    Phoenix

    117 reviews

    4.0

    117 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had the caesar salad, which although I felt was overpriced for that simple salad, was very good. The salmon was prepared perfectly. My friend liked her cheap house salad as well. Service was very good.

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  2. DavidF

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Server would disappear for long periods of time. Surprised if this guy lasts much longer.

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  3. JulieI

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was stellar, but I cannot remember her name.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food came after other tables ordered after us. Food was cold, The person waiting our table very forgetful.

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  5. Shozma

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We love Culinary Dropout and go there often. We usually go there for lunch, however, and this time we went for dinner at around 7PM on a Friday. We made reservations, knowing it would be busy, and checked in about 10 minutes early (there appeared to be six people checking people in). We were told that “our table is being wiped down now”. We said great, we’ll be right here, and we stood by the host/hostess stand. About 20 minutes later, we decided to ask about our table and were told the same thing - “we are wiping it down now” and then shortly thereafter we were seated. Later we realized that we received a text message when our table was ready, but we were not looking for a text since we checked in verbally and were standing right there. It was very warm at our table so we asked our server about it, and he advised us that we were in the “patio area” so there is no AC and it just depends how warm it is outside. Everything appeared closed to us - no windows were open or doors - so we did not realize we were technically “on the patio” or we would have requested to be “inside” where it was cooler. There was live music, but it was really loud and hard to talk to each other. We also weren’t big fans of the music. We had appetizers and then main courses. The food was fine, but not everything was cleared between courses so we had to figure out how to fit everything on the table. It took a long time to get drinks or water. Lesson learned- don’t go there on a busy weekend night, it’s not the same experience.

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  6. TimS

    Phoenix

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    A colleague from Italy was in town for an international conference and so we organized as quick catch-up before he flew home the following day. Have been to many CD locations and this one is great (if not a little loud at times).. We had a great time, food and service was good. Always recommend CD as a fun place with good food/drink options.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and more casual for dinner. Great vibe!

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  8. sherryshoes1

    Phoenix

    117 reviews

    4.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tried the new Asian Crunch salad, and didn't like it at all. Had way, way too much ginger in it (I love ginger, but this was overpowering). Didn't like the dressing either. Miss the kale and butternut squash salad, which is delicious. The salmon I added to the salad was prepared exactly as I had asked for and was very good. Friend liked her popcorn shrimp and brussel sprouts.

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  9. ThomasH

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were looking forward to going for Mother’s Day and made reservations. It was very busy that day, obviously. We enjoyed the ambience and there was quite a long wait for our food, which was understandable. We didn’t mind because we enjoyed talking and all the activity there. However, when our meals came, they were all cold. The food tasted good, but all our dishes were cold and one dish was so cold, it was unpleasant. They comped us one entree, but it really wasn’t that enjoyable. Everyone mentioned that nothing was hot. Probably understandable given how busy everything was, but disappointing and probably won’t be back. Service was excellent and we enjoyed the ambiance. Bet the food was good too, if it was served warm instead of cold.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Mother’s Day reservation and very disappointing. Service was subpar, seated and waited over two hours for salad and burger while watching other tables come and go with no regard from our server.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a great waiter. It was not his fault that our food took forever. He even told us to get our order in asap because the kitchen was backed up. It was Mother’s Day and 2pm. When our food came we were missing an entree and my husband’s burger was rare and he had ordered medium well. We were finished with our food by the time his new burger came. The missing entree came after a good 15 minutes. They did comp two appetizers. (The pretzel fondue and almonds.). Seems like maybe a round of drinks would have been in order too.

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  12. Spitz

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, great service. We enjoyed the place. Great experience, excellent American food

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been to this place many times and always enjoy the foods and services. Today was different, we were seated at the lounge ( like coffee table) hard to bend over and eat. ( we had made reservation) Foods were alright not great like any other times, my salad bowl was kinda of mushy, boring taste, not much thoughts going to that bowl. My daughter’s scrambled eggs was blah, 2 pieces of bacon didn’t cook through. My husband’s Detroit style pizza was basically Texas toast sized bread with a hint of sauce and cheese. We didn’t finish our meals and didn’t take any leftovers home. Although, we enjoyed our create your own charcuterie boards and our server was very nice and pleasant.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We came for Mother’s Day brunch. When we sat we ordered 2 beer, 2 kids waters and the pretzels. The appetizer came out before our drinks. I should have known that it was going to be one of those visits. My son ordered a side of fries and fruit that didn’t come until after the rest of us were almost half way through. Our server only checked on us once when our food came then went to check on the fries and never came back except for the check of course.

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  15. BrendaO

    Central Coast

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner experience sitting in your patio. Got to listen to the Acoustic music for a little bit too. Great food! Had the chicken chop salad and shrimp appetizer. This combo was delicious sharing with a friend. Fun summer drinks on the menu as well. Great service.

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  16. SunsFan

    Phoenix

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Culinary Dropout! Lucky us, we not only found ourselves in a newly discovered restaurant, we also had “Haley” at our table. She genuinely cares about her customers, and it shows. You MUST ask for her. Once you meet her, you’ll know what I mean. Service perfection. We also met Haley’s General Manager, Makenna. Although she studied to be a Paralegal, her heart and passion actually resides with the restaurant and its guests. She loves and enjoys her work (a rarity these days). Between Haley and Makenna, you’re guaranteed an excellent experience. But let’s move on to the food. We had the Fish and Chips and their Yesterday’s Soup. Absolutely generous and sharable portions, and truly very good. Perfect fried fish, lightly battered, and it arrived delectably hot with tarter sauce and vinegar. I’m also a coleslaw fanatic and this side was as good as it gets. I’m not kidding. It all exceeded our expectations. The next time we visit, we’re going to try their fried chicken. (We saw it served at another table and it looked incredibly good!). Prices: About $65.00 for two, which included 2 gorgeous 6-ounce glasses of house Pinot Grigio and a scrumptious Mississippi Mud Pie. Unless you have an enormous appetite plan on sharing your food choices. I’ll stop here. I could go on and on. We’ll be returning for sure! Thanks Haley and Makenna for an outstanding evening!

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  17. OPKretired

    Phoenix

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great lunch on Thursday. I ordered the turkey pastrami. It was really good. My one friend had a cobb salad and the other friend had the turkey pastrami as well. Her french fries were not as hot as she wanted them to be and they quickly brought a new batch within minutes!! The waiter was very attentive. A nice young man, only does the early shift ( wish we got his name!) was really sweet and kind. We had a great afternoon and would definitely got back.

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  18. CharlesF

    Phoenix

    51 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    It appeared that they were training too many people, and then either the kitchen got behind or the servers got behind because of the new help. Our waitress was completely roped out, and she did the best that she could under the circumstances. To their credit, everyone was incredibly nice 

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  19. GoodButCold

    Western NC

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place to have a drink but find a different places to eat. Cocktails were good. Need a better wine selection. Food was just bar food. The cicio e pepe had no pepper and was basically Alfredo with chicken. No one at our table raved about their food. Found out that the menu had just changed. Disappointing experience.

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  20. SKEIN1

    Central Coast

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, especially if you have kids they can play ping pong or corn hole, food was great.

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  21. Shali

    Phoenix

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and service was great. Always a great place to eat and enjoy family or friends.

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  22. DevinB

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Went for the brunch and mimosas!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great space, awesome live music, fun games very fun spot! Waiter and waitress were great too!

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  24. BillM

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall was a decent experience. Service was great . Menu/ choices were nothing to get excited about. Noise level is a bit overwhelming.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing, service was quick, they had fun games there but it was quite loud.

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  26. ARSD

    Greater Boston

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Culinary Dropout never disappoints!! We will be back!!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the vibe, service was great, very quick and friendly staff, food was okay but could be better and it’s a little pricey.

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  28. ScottsdaleTJ

    Phoenix

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you so much for accommodating our seating request - we always have a great experience at Culinary Dropout.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was wonderful. The food was amazing and the live music was awesome.

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  30. Twins

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone from the hostess who walked us to our table to our friendly, engaging waiter made our experience fabulous! We will be back!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time. Did not disappoint. It is energetic for a young crowd. Al our meals were great.

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  32. JuneT

    Phoenix

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Butternut squash and kale salad is a favorite here, interesting and delicious combination of ingredients. Someone had French fries with their sandwich, at our table, and they were the best I've ever had.

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  33. Jeff

    Phoenix

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food & service were very good. Eventhough I had a reservation made days in advance we were seated in the bar area and it was very noisy and couldn't hear each other speaking. I asked to have our table changed and was told all tables were spoken for. Not true!!

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  34. MARK

    Phoenix

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Server was excellent. Food was hot and tasty, love the layout.

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  35. KarenK

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the Ambiance and vibe! They even had great live music that evening. Ryan, our waiter, was friendly and attentive. The food was mostly good. Mine came out completely wrong. I had ordered dressing on the side and salmon - medium. The salmon was WAY overcooked and tiny, the dressing was on it and the croutons were non-existent. They were kind and re-did it and it was much better! However, everyone else was almost done before I received mine and I thought maybe they could have offered a appetizer or dessert or something for the issues.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    cute restaurant but portions are extremely small for the price, waitress took forever to even get us waters, placed us at a table where children were screaming and throwing things although we asked for something nice to celebrate a birthday.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to celebrate a birthday and they made me feel so special ! Free dessert and great service !!

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  38. Brian

    New York City

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Server was pretty bad. Didn’t listen (drink recommendation off base, brought out extra drinks we didn’t order), billed us for neighbors food item, was busy talking with coworkers. Food was ok, too salty but nothing bad. HUGE restaurant would be fun for a big party, watch sports.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sorry the democrats sitting next to us made you take money off the bill.

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  40. SanN

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch was great. The breakfast pizza was amazing. Very open and spacious.

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Culinary Dropout at The Quarter is rated 4.6 stars by 1861 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 30 times today

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Google Map for Culinary Dropout at The Quarter

15125 N. SCOTTSDALE RD, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    North Scottsdale
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Sun 10:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, American, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Valet and Public Parking Garages available
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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