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Culinary Dropout - Austin, Austin, TX

Culinary Dropout - Austin

4.6
4.6
1932 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 127 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 9:00 am–12:00 am Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 777-3394

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Joe Zukrel

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Matthew Walsh: (877) 248-1162

  • Neighborhood

    Northwest

  • Cross street

    Domain Blvd

  • Parking details

    Street, Domain Parking Garages

  • Public transit

    Kramer Station

  • Entertainment

    Live Music

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Prix Fixe Menu

    $85.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Eat your heart out this Valentine's Day and enjoy our chef’s featured dishes alongside your Culinary Dropout favorites when you dine in. Prix Fixe Menu pricing is $85.00 per couple.

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What 1,932 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. B

    Bridget

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was so nice and helpful. Food was great, although maybe took slightly long to come out. Had to call them twice before dining and the person on the phone both times was so nice and accommodating
  2. LM

    LarryMart

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We always have a great time and experience here. Honestly, hosts can be hit or miss depending on who you’re/they’re talking to. They’re either helpful or “k, like, give me a sec or 500.” Food is done right. Live music is always jamming. The atmosphere is my type of place though it can get loud, maybe due to the acoustics and amount of people is what is pretty much a hallway unless your off to the right/section behind the screen/host stand.
  3. NS

    NatalieS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and great service. We will definitely be back.
  4. MM

    MistyM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food2service1ambience5
    I think CDO is one of my favorite Domain restaurants. The only bad experience is the poor attitude & service of the wait staff. CDO management needs to re-train servers to be courteous & remember that without patrons, they don't have a job. Smile, be more appreciative & attentive.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait a little too long for our dinner, the waitress was fantastic!! And the food was delicious like always
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was excellent. The only thing I question is they have pork belly nachos on menu and ordered them but they are pulled pork not pork belly. Tasted good but I was expecting pork belly as menu states
  7. PD

    PatrickD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.
  8. D

    David

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Food was okay. Environment was awesome. Service was awesome.
  9. M

    Mark

    Austin

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The turkey pastrami sandwich is always a favorite. Had the fried chicken for the first time. It was very crispy and moist. Always enjoy our meals when we are there.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Food tasted great but it was very slow to get to the table. We had to wait a long time.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a great mean. Food was super. Love the patio.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great food, live music which was awesome, and good service, but it was very loud in the restaurant and hard to hear conversation at the table sometimes.
  13. MP

    MeganP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the atmosphere! It was high energy, the food was fantastic and our server was on top of things. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a great Austin experience!
  14. CP

    CPowell

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Love this place. It's one of our favorite restaurants at the Domain, and we're glad we brought in the new year here. The place was busy, which was perfect for the energy we were looking for on New Year's Eve. There was a live band. Food, as always, was good.
  15. NH

    NicoleH

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I did a date night for New years Eve. Delicious food, atmosphere was fun and up beat, played for hole, watch college football game. Great night to enjoy a great place!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had family in town, some first timers to Texas, so of course we wanted to show them a unique Austin experience. Culinary Dropout was off the charts! Great food, great drink menu, live music, beautiful setting with plenty of shopping & nightlife activities nearby with a convenient free parking garage across the street.
  17. RG

    RobynG

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Our server was very nice, but it took an extremely long time to get our food. And it was very loud!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    The $30 streak frites was very underwhelming—was not a quality cut of meat. Spent $200 and waited so long for food and drinks with limited service checkins. If we come back it will only be to sit at the bar and have a drink + social hour.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fun and enjoyable. Definitely coming back!
  20. DJ

    DesireeJ

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took the fam here who was visiting from out of town. Food was delicious, reasonable pricing, drinks were great. They also told us they were a bit short staffed due to cancelled flights and their staff not being able to make it in. Service was still amazing. Thank you!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas Eve
  22. l

    lstevens

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    A lot of money for the portion size. Sat us in the outside areas with literal freezing temperatures and only plastic tarps between us and outside.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall2food4service5ambience1
    The server was great and the food and ambiance were the norm. We were not pleased to be seated in an outside covered area and not inside. The heaters were not on and the server told us they did not receive a propane order this week. The temperature was not acceptable when we booked and expected an inside table. We also had longer than usual time from order to delivery of drinks, entree, and dessert.
  24. HD

    HDavis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very disappointed with how the restaurant handled our reservation. After multiple times of confirming the reservation, the host looked shocked and confused when we arrived. The reservation was for 6 people inside. However, the host proceeded to seat our 6 person reservation at a 4 person table out on the patio. It was obvious that Culinary Drop Out was mismanaging their reservations. Other than that, our server, food and drinks were great. I have been to the Culinary Drop Out several times, and this was our first bad experience. I only write this, in hopes that the Culinary Drop Out management sees this and makes sure that this type of negligence in regards to reservations doesn’t continue.
  25. OO

    OpinionOnAll

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful server and attentive without being over bearing. Arrived early and they were gracious in honoring outside table. Covered, and not too cold. I asked as Covid conscious. Drink menu is impressive, pricey but yummy! My Apple Watch issued “noise alert” at one point. A first. Crowded and just folks talking. A three hour extravaganza due to our leisure in drink and food. Definitely professional and yummy!
  26. CH

    CarolineH

    San Antonio

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were AMAZING and the food is definitely worth the cost, but it is quite loud for my personal taste. It is very busy in there, so if you're seated inside it is hard to hear sometimes.
  27. LR

    LouiseR

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Busy, noisy place on a Saturday night. Service very slow—had to flag down server each step of the way. Had a good experience previous visit but this time around, felt stressed. Like everything else, main dishes took a long time to reach table. Husband’s salmon piping hot—my butternut ravioli cold and undercooked. Raviolis stuck to the plate—gummy and pasty consistency and drenched with thick overly tangy white sauce. Had to force myself to take bites until I felt urge to retch (sorry). Informed manager. Stomach felt sick afterwards. Won’t return.
  28. WT

    WillT

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Had a party of 5 with a reservation. We were put at the bar high top that has no backs. It was not a very conducive sitting arrangement. The food was a bit disappointing as well. I had the rainbow fish that was drenched in oil.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing food and wonderful service!
  30. JR

    JonathanRS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Always a fun place to get dinner and drinks, especially on the patio. Just a little pricier and slightly longer wait times.
  31. SS

    SSDATX

    Austin

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m a frequent customer due to the fact you’re very dog friendly. I bring my dog they’re all the time and he’s always welcomed. In addition, the food and atmosphere is great
  32. ET

    ElishaT

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had a great time! It was super loud but that’s because we chose to sit by the live music, which was outstanding! Food was great as always. Fried chicken is moist and never disappoints. Drinks are great. Live music was Ruthie Craft. I recommend all of it.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I wanted to eat here before I flew home. It is a super fun, and since it is surrounded by stores, you and your friends can eat while your significant others shop
  34. JK

    JodieK

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fun place with very good food.
  35. DS

    DaltonSW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and cocktails, but a bit pricey. Well worth it though
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the big “couches area” dining inside. It’s cozy, relaxing and fun. Always so thankful for the thoughtful service of Sam Hood!! SHE’S OUTSTANDING!
  37. JE

    JohnET

    Austin

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Love the food. Service was slow bu
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    The service provided was fabulous. The entrées were less than par, and they took more than 30 minutes to come out. It is, however, my first poor dining experience, but worth noting so that the restaurant can actually fix the problem.
  39. JF

    JessicaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our service at culinary dropout was absolutely amazing!!
  40. h

    hthompson94

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    CD is always an amazing experience. Was there last night for a boys’ trip to Austin with my sons. Great food, drinks and atmosphere. Service was amazing - thank you Alexa!

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 1932 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 127 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Culinary Dropout - Austin

11721 Rock Rose Ave, Austin, TX 78758

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Domain Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    Northwest

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 9:00 am–12:00 am Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, American, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street, Domain Parking Garages

  • Public transit

    Kramer Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Joe Zukrel

  • Entertainment

    Live Music

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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