Culinary Dropout - Austin

4.6
1364 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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4.5
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I love this place. Food is always wonderful and such a good vibe with great service. Typically 5 stars across the board but on this visit a group next to us brought two pups (which I love) but they wouldn’t stop barking… so instead of just enjoying dinner and the evening, we found ourselves wishing they would do something about the pups. :(

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gavinsmimi
New England
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service- super hot —- the fans helped- maybe a few more fans would make it more comfortable - loved the pretzel fondue appetisers and the fish and chips, roast beef dip sandwich just ok

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vipBruncher
Austin
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for breakfast, first thing in the morning. We nearly had the place to ourselves.

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Jude
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a reservation and were promotly seated. Waiter was excellent as was the food!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service is lacking not sure if it’s due to difficulty with finding staff

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Nicole77
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Can someone please tell me why the kale salad is as much as a burger or the bbq nachos?! It has ZERO MEAT on it. The size of the salad was tiny, nothing like a $14.50 salad should look like. I am still trying to wrap my brain around that one. The noise level at this place is off the charts, and the live music was not the greatest and I feel bad saying that. You shouldn’t have to yell at the other people sitting with you to converse during dinner. Service was actually not bad, but I don’t think I will be returning anytime soon. This place is entirely over priced for the quality of food.

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GabiS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Out waitress Melanie came to our table once to take the order and didn’t return until after we were done with our meal, NOT once did she refill our drink , nor did she check to see if our order came out okay. Zero starts for the service if that was an option. Food was okay but was cold by the time TWO different wait staff came out to give us the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

The breakfast egg sandwich was similar to ones I make at home, including the HEB hashbrown cakes and the other side of country potatoes...straight out of the frozen food aisle and completely tasteless. The chicken and biscuit was pretty good, but nothing special. The service was horrendous, both at my table and the table next to mine. Each of us had to seek out our server more than once and the places wasn't full or super busy. I've been here before and it was better. It was a shame that I went there for a special event and had this experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great table

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great Service, but the couch tables make it hard to eat. I had ribs and they were sticky and I dropped bbq on my dress because of the distance between the couch and the table.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy going to culinary dropout the only complaint is the music is always too loud and I have to yell to talk to my friends

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food - great for a group of diverse tastes!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved eating here for date night!

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RafaelM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I was really excited to try this place out. I'd heard some good things through the grapevine, but, when I got here, I was underwhelmed. The food wasn't seasoned enough and the service was "meh" at best. I don't think I'll be coming back here anytime soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and there were many choices available! The staff was amazing, especially our server! Sheridan made us feel welcome, catered to our needs and was prompt and professional. We will definitely return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Only downside was waiting longer for the food due to them
Being fully
Booked

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FredWilma
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time! Fun atmosphere and fantastic patio. Great drinks and food.

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LinB
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Horrible service. Great ambiance, prompt reservation seating. Food was good. But terrible service makes the whole experience not worthwhile.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was good but outdoor dining may not have been the best choice. Dogs everywhere! Other than that the food was good, service outstanding!

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vipfrosty
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very lively and busy - nice outdoor patio - Adam is a fantastic server!

JM
JoanneM
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this place and the vibe! Good service and good food.

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beebstx
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best to start off with the cheese fondue and pretzel bites. Be sure to order extra pizza bites when you order your fondue. Drinks came quick. Everybody had a great meal. I got the kale salad and it was delicious even without any protein. Other things we ordered included the french dip, the burger, and the chicken cobb. But the best thing, by far, was the vegan curry. All of the meat-eaters had serious menu envy.

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KellyB
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Sunday afternoon brunch on the patio.... excellent choice!

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SandhyaN
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The server was absolutely amazing ! The drinks were horrible ! horrible is an understatement - over iced , we had to send the first drink back . The food was not good , what happened ! Won’t go back

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vipSaimaZ
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was a fun, energetic place with excellent food. Service was good.

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brunchgirl
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

My friend and I had the breakfast sandwiches and I was surprised they were just okay bc dinner has been great at Culinarily Dropout. But the wait staff was friendly and the coffee was good.

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ShandraG
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I made a recommendation that they do something about the flies and gnats to improve the dining experience. We were seated indoors and it was still an issue. That was disappointing.

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Emily
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio and food/drinks were excellent. Our first time and can’t wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Too loud. Great food.

JS
vipJaimeS
Salt Lake City
15 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great bar food and excellent service. The outdoor dining was fun.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. It’s my go-to spot at the Domain. Good food, good ambiance, great bar.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was very subpar. We’ve been there several times over the last few years and have typically had great food. Not this time. Paid way too much for very subpar food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, casual food. Festive atmosphere, a bit noisy but lots of fun.

KJ
KeressaJ
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big comfortable patio and great food and drink. A great place for weekend brunch with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great! Loved the patio and live music.

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NancyP
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambiance. We drive from the San Antonio area to enjoy it.

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mnm99
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

First time ever going and I was really excited about this place. I would say I was a tad disappointed as the seating arrangement due to having a reservation. Then, the lack of flavor and savory in the items that were ordered. I would say the ribs were the star out of everything. I really wish it was better due to the pricing of certain items.

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Scarlett
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food, good atmosphere. It was very loud, to the point conversation was difficult at times.

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OpenTable Diner
Amarillo
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Austin- did not disappoint again!

FAQs

Culinary Dropout - Austin offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 777-3394.

Culinary Dropout - Austin is rated 4.6 stars by 1364 OpenTable diners.

Culinary Dropout - Austin does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.foxrc.com/gift-cards/.

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.