Culinary Dropout at The Quarter

4.7
642 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Once again, great customer service

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vipbaggie
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Met friends for a Sunday afternoon catchup. The CD provided a great venue to do that. We enjoyed the food and drinks choice, never felt rushed, and had a great time

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JesseZ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! The drinks were awesome and the food didn’t disappoint!

Amber our server was a sweetheart!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food is good as always for service is lacking. Waitor took over 15 minutes to come by the very first time. Just super slow the entire time.

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Mauistateofmind
Hawaii
38 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Fun atmosphere. A younger and energetic environment. Some of the food was very good (pizza) some was dry and bland (prime rib dip) and, oh, by the way, mayonnaise should NEVER be put on a prime rib dip, UNLESS a customer asks for it.

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ChrisH
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff was attentive, unique, beautiful, and eager to help. Each person we interacted with had humor, intelligence, and verve. It was a real pleasure. The management trainee from Colorado, Amanda, was a particular favorite.

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vipJujubean
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

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vipYacht41
Phoenix
152 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The ambiance of the restaurant, the food and service are excellent……but the noise level makes it impossible to carryon a conversation. The tables need to be at least six feet apart or more. The person at the table next to us ( he sat at the end of the table rather than on one of the sides) actually touched our table every time he moved. This restaurant has great potential if the noise level can be addressed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed the food, staff friendly. Service was slow but manager took off appetizers which was nice we didn’t even ask. Kid friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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KimberliM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Not all it's cracked up to be. Food very average. Service is good.

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soniaL
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Taste good. MY FAVORITE IS fried chicken and pork rib. Mush try.

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DerekD
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots in Scottsdale.

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vipRicardoF
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Chelsea! She is always hustling getting us our orders to the table. Checking on us through out our meal. The best!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
34 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there after hearing about this place. Food, service, and the vibe of the place was great! We will be back!

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KelleyH
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love this restaurant. Service was great. Bar drinks are delicious. We sat in their indoor patio. We live eating here. Such a great place to enjoy a meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

The food was great but having to yell to be heard diminished the overall experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great team member coordination… accommodating and proficient! Pleasant attitudes! Good job!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time, great place Service and ambiance fantastic

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MikeU
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of our party of 4, 3 of us had never been here - we were NOT disappointed! Our server Baylee was nothing short of awesome - the pretzels and cheese were a great appetizer. I ordered the Steak Frites - juicy and cooked to perfection! One person ordered a pizza - which looked very good! One person ordered the ribs - he said they were fantastic! Our last group member who had been here before had the meatloaf - I think he licked his plate clean!

Definitely coming back on our next trip to Scottsdale next week - want to give other options on the menu a try!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prompt and attentive service. Dinner was excellent. Food well prepared and presented. It was FUN.

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ChrisS
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Ordered and fried chicken showed up 5 minutes later. Every other time it took 15 or so minutes. Potatoes were cold. Really small serving of coke slaw, like 2 bites. Should have sent the meals back. Just not the typical excellent food I usually get.

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vipChrisB
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

My wife and I have been to Culinary Dropout the past two Sundays for brunch. Love the food and service. Unfortunately, the live music they offer is dismal. It's way too loud, screachy, and unappealing that we won't be coming back.

Sunday brunch is supposed to be relaxed and fun, this isn't.

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vipSkf099
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The meal was fantastic!
The Detroit style pizza was amazing. The crust was so light and slightly crispy. Absolutely perfect!!

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vipCarmenColao
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to spend an afternoon with friends over drinks and great food!

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sandyi
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service; great table; very energetic environment!

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vipMarkW
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

great tasting food, good menu, very lively atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved it!! Waiter was a little snappy but overall great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun!!!

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JMLJR
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks, great atmosphere, and great location.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time at this location. Loved it. Great atmosphere, great food and friendly staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Changed the pork on nachos although menu was wrong

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PaulD
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good. The following day my wife looked in the fridge and frowned because all the leftovers from the night before were already gone.

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vipCarpediem
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Awful service and low quality food

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vipskeeter
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The entree salads were excellent. The steak sandwich bread was soggy. The fries with both the fried chicken & steak sandwich came out cold. The waiter & manager took very good care of us—including turning down the music. With hard surfaces & the big crowd, it was already very noisy & the music is unnecessary.

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vipTheDoc
Phoenix
41 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Skirt steak and accompanying arugula salad were fantastic, but the "frites" were terrible.

All 4 of us had the fries, which were old and soggy.

They should never have been plated, and the servers should never have allowed them to be served.

The fish and chips were excellent (again, except for the soggy and greasy chips).

Cole slaw on the F&C's was excellent.

The chicken sandwich was terrible. Just basically a thin piece of overcooked and completely unseasoned chicken....grilled to near cremation....topped with an old and soggy piece of bacon or two and then served with soggy and greasy chips.

Service was not attentive at all. Would have sent all the chips back, but nobody checked on us. Waitresses socializing instead of checking on the clients.

Probably just need better training and management.

The floor manager did not appear to be visible and - if I am right - appeared to be a wide-eyed 12 year old (probably older, but you know what I mean) that did not seem to be comfortable with their job.

We will return. This place has potential and these issues are all totally solvable with better feedback and training.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food portions are small and prices are very high. 2 salads and 2 alcoholic drinks with tip was $78. That was lunch. Adding chicken to the salad made it $20. Not able to go there much.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! There was no avocado in the Strawberry Avocado salad but everything else was great!

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vipNancyB
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fun server!

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vipMike
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The hostesses and wait service were horrible. Food was decent. Would never go back based upon the lack of proper training and overall poor management of this place.

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Culinary Dropout at The Quarter is rated 4.7 stars by 642 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.