Culinary Dropout at The Quarter

4.7
481 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 481 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Montana
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff was amazing!

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jimmy
Phoenix
42 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Fried chicken was very good. My wife’s fries were cold. Her burger had a char grilled flavor if you like that

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KCote
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great location, food and service. High energy but to the point of being very noisy.

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JohnR
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was very good. Service was a bit slow, but waitress very cordial. Probably just backed up in the kitchen.

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Kylie
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, a little pricey, overall great atmosphere

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DaveB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual. The food was amazing and the staff was great! Reasonably priced.

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StephenM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Service and food was great. A little loud when trying to have a conversation.

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CrystalP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience5

We had 7 pm reservations, didn't get seated until 7:30 pm. They took my driver's license for PingPong paddles and balls but they already reserved to someone else so we couldn't play. They only have one ping pong table. The waiter was excellent he noticed they took my DL and brought it back to me and apologized. The food is ok. I got Salmon and farrow - excellent and worth the price. My Son got fried chicken overcooked and dry. My boyfriend got a prime rib sandwich - not fresh, no flavor, and overpriced. I would not recommend which is a shame because they have an amazing location and concept but the service and food are mediocre at best and not enough for a return dining experience.

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HolleyT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food. Great service. But it was very loud and difficult to hear your tablemates

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both meals were really good.
Server was great.
Nice bright fun bar area too.

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vipsvanheyde
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere at CD is great. Customer service is always very good and the servers are always pleasant. Menu is fun and there is always a crowd.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Love Culinary Dropout! The service was outstanding! Commitment to food quality equally so. Love the pulled pork nachos! It was somewhat hot in the building and the “outdoor” chairs were pretty uncomfortable. Bar drinks were pricey, but that isn’t unusual these days. Overall tho, it earned a solid review if you are looking for an energetic evening with great service!

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vipMonikaC
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service.

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vipViwin
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Loved the ribs and the fish and chips

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SheriB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Despite all the press about Culinary Dropout, this was my first venture inside. What a shame as I've really been missing out. Went for brunch. GREAT menu range; excellent service and the ambiance is total fun. Well worth visiting the Scottsdale Quarter branch. I will surely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Really Loud. Pork ribs were tough and to much sauce

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vipmartig
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food great except peach cobbler dessert....not up to CD standards!

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vipMetza
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for lunch, but $19 for a simple salad with chicken is very pricey.

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MLady
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a great atmosphere with good food and tasty cocktails.

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vipCurtJ
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience in every way. Can’t wait to go again

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vipVeronicaA
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a 13th birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience. Food was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! Our water Dorian was very helpful. He told us that all of their food is made from scratch, and you can tell! The food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun times a Scottsdale Quarters

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Kaitlyn
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant! Good food, cocktails, and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome!!! Food was great! Love it here

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vipJosephine
Denver
45 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We have eaten at this location a couple times. Great service which I much appreciated. The food in general is good but both visits the food just wasn’t hot enough. Felt more like the temp you would get from a buffet line. I wish they would be more attentive to each dish being delivered hot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed it!

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vipcynthia
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fun place, good food, the best part - our server was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

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vipMartinimum
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and unbeatable ambiance. We dined with a large party and had a last minute addition, the hostess was accommodating and everyone was happy with their food selection and quality. We had the same great server we had once before, Matt, and he had great suggestions and took attentive care of the table. I’m glad I made our reservation a few weeks in advance so we could show it off to our out of town guests. Great experience had by all!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for a girls night out with my two daughters. Fantastic service and delicious food. We will definitely be back.

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EllieH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to meet friends or out of town guests for lunch, dinner or drinks. Wonderful good time vibe. Wide variety of foods, exceptional for person with food allergies, very accommodating.
Fun and attentive staff!
Love this new location!

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Anna
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We loved this restaurant. Food was fantastic and we loved the atmosphere!

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JoeC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere. Delicious food.

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WilliamC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The pretzels and fondue were outstanding. However, when my steak frites and her fried chicken came, they were nearly cold and the flavors were monotone. I’ve been here before and know it’s better than this. I’m really disappointed in what was delivered based on their reputation. Not sure I’ll eat there again.

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vipsherryshoes1
Phoenix
45 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was not as good this time as it typically is. Had the strawberry avocado salad and it was loaded with lots of tasteless iceberg lettuce and just didn’t have much flavor at all. My son had pizza and the crust was black and burnt all the way around. Very disappointing.

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vipbenemac
Phoenix
43 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I liked how the restaurant had so many seating areas. You can sit in an area that is like a living room or outdoor patio. There are high top options. Regular table options outside. And then there’s the dining room inside which is very cozy. If you have meetings, I believe I counted three different rooms that can be closed off. Something for everyone.

The food was varied and quite good. Everyone should find something they like. There are also vegan options. Prices seem to range from $12-$30.

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Rebecca
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Food wasn’t good but the drinks, ambiance, and service were great

FAQs

Culinary Dropout at The Quarter is rated 4.7 stars by 481 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.