Culinary Dropout at The Quarter

4.7
704 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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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Join us for our New Year's Eve Special featuring Rock Shrimp & Scallop Bouillabaisse (black mussels, charred zucchini, grilled ciabatta, saffron tomato broth) as well as our NYE Cocktail Trio (Fancy Bubbly Wine, Choice of Dropout Signature Cocktail & Spiced Whiskey for dessert).

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vipPNGSctsdale
Phoenix
71 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We regularly eat at this location and, until this visit, we do very happy with everything. BUT they changed the menu and removed a delicious item (grilled chicken club) and replaced it with some chicken falafel thing. Soooo disappointed and had to select the MAC BURGER. It was ok but if you want a burger…. go across the drive to Zinburger.

Not sure we’ll go back.

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BarryK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it's got a great feng shui. great crowd, servers, bartenders. love this place.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spicy Korean skirt steak was amazing!

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vipTiki
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing! Definitely will be back!

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LisaW
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always!

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Michele
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. We had brunch/lunch on Sunday and had a high boy table toward the front of the restaurant. The service was excellent, the atmosphere was excellent, and our food was all really good.

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FrankB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative high quality food served professionally in a unique, playful, ambiance. Another Fox triumph.

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vipGoodNewOption
Denver
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service was super-friendly, everything on time, great ambiance and vibe. We had a great time and will be back!

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vipJlucky
Phoenix
45 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a date/birthday dinner. We had reservations, we’re seated early and had great service! We always order the pretzels and fondue (a must)! The birthday dessert- candy at brownie was delicious!

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BarbH
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were exceptional! A great place for lunch with friends.

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BrettC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places I’ve eaten not just in Scottsdale but anywhere. Phenomenal!!! Ambiance, wit the bar and music, the service and food was on point. We can’t wait to go back

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vipDiner
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

They changed the menu and it seems very limited. We had the prime rib dip which was a hot dog bun with low quality overcooked rubbery steak for 18 bucks. Fool me once, shame on you so I won’t be returning. I might take the pretzel appetizer to go since those were pretty good. Not worth the trip or the money.

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ChereeceT
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We work in the service industry, the food was amazing! However changing servers after we already got our apps- but no drinks until almost when entrees arrived.

Honestly, I don’t know how Fox does their shift change but our said how sorry she was that she was leaving etc, never got her name, :( nor the new girls name :( … paid $200 for food etc& tipped her $40,

But seriously, I am coming to your restaurant to have amazing experience it was my mother’s birthday no candle in her dessert… bummer

Feel free to reach out me. I can explain more detail.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

22.00 dollars for a salad, oh my god no. It was awful. Do not add steak (chewy ). It was salad on a small plate. Try cutting that! Hysterical.
Our server was delightful.

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vipnick
Phoenix
162 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food always, chips and onion dip is so good, breaded chicken tenders with Cesar salad

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Ginny
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration for a best friend

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vipKarenH
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best corner booth on the open and lively patio. Tables were full. Our server was rocking. We had a Detroit Pizza and Everyday Salad. Loved the crispy edges and the doughy center of the pizza. The dressing on the salad was bright and zippy. My husband had the Fish and Chips- perfectly fried with plenty of crispy fish accompanied with fries and slaw. Loved everything about our dining experience. The patio is the BEST!

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Kimo
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were promptly seated and our server promptly appeared. She was attentive and gave us a few minutes to look the menu over. We started with off with the Deviled Eggs, you get 3 for $5 and it was delicious. I had the Fried Chicken and my wife had the Prime Rib sandwich.
For the Fried Chicken, I asked for white meat and when it was brought to the table, it had two golden brown chicken breast, coleslaw and mash potatoes. The chicken was amazing, hardly any bones and crunchy when you bite into it. Coleslaw was one of the best I've had, not soaked.
My wife's sandwich was great, everything was fresh and tasty.
this is one of our favorite dining spots.

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vipsherryshoes1
Phoenix
50 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Another good experience here! Food is consistently good; service was great and she was very attentive.

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vipMikesbride
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was AHHHHHHMAZING!!!!! The smiles from the front host, the food, the waitstaff, the outdoor patio ambiance...did I mention the food?! Listen folks, stop by and experience Culinary Dropout at Scottsdale Quarter and you'll see what I mean. Ciao'

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Server was great, friendly and knowledgeable. I feel like for lunch service, it could have been a tad faster.

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Marina
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. So friendly and was so patient when we were talking too much and didn't order quickly. She didn't rush us at all. Wish I remembered her name. Food delicious, atmosphere so fun. Thank you!

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Snooks
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

This was our first time at this restaurant at this location. The food was absolutely delicious! It was a sports bar so the noise was sports bar loud which was understandable. I am all for having a good time and everyone certainly was. Service was good. The fried chicken gets a 10----delicious!

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Arizona
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Menu was limited and food is so so. Atmosphere is nice.

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ChrisW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely a quality establishment
Will return always meets expectations

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JackT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Have been for happy hour/appetizers several times before, and was always really good, so went for dinner, but was just okay. Maybe an off night? I'll probably try again, I love the space and vibe.

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poidog
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spot for dining out and meeting up with friends. Pace of service was leisurely—we never felt rushed or ignored in any way. Had the meatloaf and the candy bar dessert. You should, too.

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RanelleM
Phoenix
53 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Entrees and apps/cocktails were amazing. We had Detroit style pizza, pub burger with fries & corn lasagna. We enjoyed every calorie.
We did reserve our spot on Open Table which is such an advantage versus waiting for a table to open. It’s a loud environment so conversation can be a little challenging.

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vipRicardoF
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going there! We walk across the street through the quarter and there we are. Always excellent service!

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JeffM
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visit and will definitely be back. Festive atmosphere and enjoyed being able to watch Monday night football on multiple screens. Food and service was excellent. Menu offers a good variety including drink options. Monkey bread for desert was excellent.

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SoCalVisitor
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great location. Seated at my reservation time, but not at the type of table desired. Had to ask for the appropriate table. Service was excellent. Food was good. Way too loud.

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TheSidewaysCowboy
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff. Yummy dining! Great location! Lots of space to feel safe!

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Jessica
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this location, great indoor/outdoor seating and ambiance inside! Food is consistently good and service was great!

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vipFoodgirl
Detroit
37 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I went there to go to lunch with my husband. You really need to tell your staff to rethink their outfits. Not everyone wants to eat their meatloaf with young girls running around half naked. If you’re going to serve fattening items on your menu you probably shouldn’t have a bunch of anorexic girls running around with basically bikini tops on flaunting their boobs. It’s extremely uncomfortable. Food was okay. Fried chicken my husband got was on point and the mashed potatoes were the bomb. The girl was really nice he waited on us but I think she knew I was uncomfortable with her dress and when she came back out she had a flannel shirt covering it. I’ll give you guys that.

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Mry160
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent server, made great suggestions on drinks and food!

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JimD
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious & fast service!

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Alice
Savannah
30 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great staff. Korean skirt steak was outstanding if you like things a little spicy. My husband had the ribs which were plentiful. But he said the sauce was too sweet. Next time he’ll order the sauce on the side. Overall a very friendly and tasty restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It’s a star

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vipAmandathemommy
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family was there celebrating my sons birthday last night. We were lucky enough to get Maddie, she was an amazing server and the manager on duty was equally as awesome. I’m sorry I didn’t get her name, but she was fantastic as well.

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Culinary Dropout at The Quarter is rated 4.7 stars by 704 OpenTable diners.

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.