Culinary Dropout - Austin

4.7
1227 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
We are excited to open for limited capacity dine-in so we can begin to serve you again. You may notice some changes in how we operate our restaurants as we are taking precautions to ensure you, our guests, and staff feel comfortable and safe. For those who wish to dine with us at-home, we will continue to offer curbside pick-up and delivery options at all Fox Restaurant Concept locations. Visit our website to place a curbside pick-up order today.

Leave your report cards and school books at home. From the chefs on the line with silver-studded ears and mohawk hairdos, to the inked-up, decked-out bar staff mixologists shaking and stirring some of the most creative cocktails, we’re all dropouts here. Culinary Dropout serves the very best in unique gastro-pub fare, and quietly seeks out future musical venue superstars. We’re not easily definable and even harder to forget. And we did that on purpose so you could come and hang out. So seriously, come and hang out this weekend.
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere. Wonderful Brussels sprouts!

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Franklin
Austin
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Once seated, Michael was in point! Food and drinks were as good as always!

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JennaC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is always wonderful. 10/10 recommend the jalapeño margarita and turkey pastrami sandwich!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very good service and ambiance but the food is a bit average. Having said that I always enjoy my time there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an awesome time

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Everything! We went or dinner and then back the next day for brunch! So good!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor eating area was great. They did a good job of creating space between tables while optimizing TV viewing. Food and service were also great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartenders, Music, Hostess Band & Ambiance were all great!

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AmyL
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was our first time trying this restaurant in the Domain. We chose outdoor seating, because we had seen the game tables last time we walked by — that must have been pre-COVID because there were no games. They do allow dogs on the patio, as do most local places, so be careful! (My friend got bit walking to our table — no fault of the restaurant obviously, just a caution.) I don’t know if you can request the couch seating, but our reservation didn’t offer that option. We had a regular rectangular table with individual chairs — a little cramped for 6 people, but we managed. The staff was attentive, and the food we ordered was all delicious (two vegan/vegetarian dishes, fish & chips, pub burger, and pirogies. I will say that the portions are small to average, so, comparatively, the cost seemed high ($20 for a salad with steak subbed for chicken). Overall, the food was very tasty, and I would go back.

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NP2001
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere. Very nice service. Zach was even kind enough to take my drink back as I did not like it and change it to something else. Ribs were good and wife loved the salmon. Will be coming back.

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vipDrewG
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere was amazing. Go here often and food is always on point. Yum!

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AmberR
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the wings! Delicious and not your typical style of sauce.

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vipFranklin
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had such a good time...we went two nights in a row! Thanks to Mason for dealing with us for 4 hours the first night and then Clayton the next night!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We felt rushed out. They had another large party waiting by our table as we were finishing. Very odd and rude. There were several other open spots but it was very evident that they were rushing us out. We had brought a friend and her family and they were very put off by this.

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MichaelN
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is always delicious! We make reservations so there’s no stress getting there and having to wait!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I definitely enjoyed our waiter, he was extremely kind and informative.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DELICIOUS!!!!!

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DotYouUp
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great and food was excellent. Makayla did a fantastic job!! We had a wonderful time and will definitely book again.

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BethY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here 2 times now. Food is always great as is the service.

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AshleaO
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The drinks and appetizers were amazing but the Shaved Prime Rib French Dip that I ordered made me so sick that night. If I ever go back, I definitely will not be ordering that again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff, food, and drinks were amazing, Very impressed!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My husband and I went to celebrate

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TiffanyC
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great and service was wonderful. Patio was a little loud for 7:30 on a Friday. Fun music but it was difficult to hear our friends at the the table. (Gah and now I sound way older than I am.)

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MKC76
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outdoor seating area was great, food was delicious, staff was wonderful. Felt slightly overpriced for lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Culinary Dropout and my wife and I loved it. The atmosphere is great, they had nice social distancing on their covered patio, and the food is excellent. The fried chicken is worth the wait!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The drinks were decent but overpriced. I liked the ambience and the appetizers were just okay. It’s a great place to grab a quick drink or bite with friends for happy hour.

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SabV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried a sample of the tomato saffron soup and it was terrible. My husband will eat anything and he wouldn’t even eat it. I truly think it should be taken off the menu. Thankfully I asked for a sample first. Now on to the good stuff. The balsamic bread was sooo yummy! The onion rings were crispy and had great flavor! The best part of the meal was the spicy Korean Skirt Steak. It was that kind of good where you wish you were home and you could lick your plate, haha. We will definitely be back because I can’t stop craving the Korean steak.

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Veronica
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Service and environment was awesome!! Had a chopped chicken salad and it was amazing!!

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MelissaT
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthdays are always amazing at Culinary Dropout. The service, food quality and overall experience is amazing. Appreciate the attention to detail for the celebration!

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SonyaC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing from start to finish. Would recommend to friends.

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ColbyS
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall! Perfect date spot, with amazing food, service, atmosphere and prices.

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Tyler
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped in for dinner on our anniversary for some fantastic food in a low key environment. Everything about the evening was great! We ordered the spicy korean skirt steak and the meatloaf along with a couple of appetizers. We will return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great environment

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends catching up! Great food! Great service!

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vipMagoo
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun and cute place great for happy hour or just bites. Food was delicious and will definitely come back for brunch! The hash was bomb!

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ChristinaL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Would not recommend to a friend honestly. Prices are high for subpar food and service. Always a hit or miss.

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LynnC
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch. The steak frites are amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening catching up. The drinks were very good and the meal was delicious. We had our dog with us and the waiter even brought him a bowl of water! We will definitely go again.

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AngelaG
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous dinner here as per usual! Had the shaved prime rib dip.. it just melts in your mouth!! Also tried the "candy bar" dessert for the first time.. Ooooo emmmm geeeee so delicious!

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LizH
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to meet with friends for Sunday brunch!

FAQs

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

Culinary Dropout - Austin is rated 4.7 stars by 1227 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.