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Culinary Dropout - Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Culinary Dropout - Birmingham

4.5
4.5
229 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Culinary Dropout serves classic meals done right. With crowd favorites like our pretzel bites and provolone fondue, 36-hour pork ribs, and our famous fried chicken drizzled with honey you’ll want to taste everything. Thirsty? Wash it all down with an ice-cold craft beer or a killer house-made cocktail. And don't forget to stick around for games and free live music with a laid-back vibe. Culinary Dropout is for anyone who loves damn good food and drinks.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 59 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Vestavia Hills
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 229 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Alabama

    Innovative

  • Alabama

    Hot spot

  • Alabama

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Alabama

    Lively

  • Alabama

    American

  • Alabama

    Most Booked

  • Birmingham

    Great for brunch

  • Birmingham

    Innovative

  • Birmingham

    Hot spot

  • Birmingham

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Birmingham

    Lively

  • Birmingham

    Most Booked

229 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    So glad we tried this place while we were there in Birmingham! We made a reservation on a Sunday night, we were seated as soon as we walked in the door. Our waitress was there in under a minute flat. She was very nice and knowledgeable with the menu which was great since we had not been there before. Drinks: We ordered the nonalcoholic watermelon mint spritzer and the nonalcoholic Sicilian strawberry lemonade. Both wrre delivered to the table very quickly and were absolutely fantastic. Appetizers: pretzels with provolone cheese fondue, as well as the deviled eggs both arrived at the table with in a few minutes and were nothing short of phenomenal!! The fondue is so delicious and has absolutely earned its two star stamp of customers most liked dishes. The deviled eggs are some of the best I’ve ever tasted, so many layers of flavor. Entree’s: my lovely wife and I discussed what we wanted to try. She decided on the perfect fried chicken with garlic whipped potatoes and a fresh baked buttermilk biscuit. Also a two red star menu item. Let me tell you that was the absolute hands down the best fried chicken I’ve ever had EVER!! I had “The Mac” burger with fries. The burger looked better than a Hell’s Kitchen burger!!! This is easily the most amazingly juicy and saucy burger I have ever had the pleasure of eating. homemade mayo and pickles. Is just a few things to mention here that sets this dish apart from any other! Such a wonderful experience! We will absolutely be back here anytime we are close to Birmingham!!

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  2. jennifer

    Alabama

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. This was our second time visiting Culinary Dropout. Service and food were great. We will be back again.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All of our experience was good: food, service, and atmosphere. We will be going back again.

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  4. stevec

    Alabama

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Met expectations. Will visit again.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, drinks and service was excellent. The only complaint is that the drinks were very pricey.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was very good. Too bad we didn’t get all that we ordered, as they failed to deliver our appetizers. The server was attentive and offered good advice when asked. But again, we didn’t get our appetizers. I’d love to talk about how good the crispy Brussels sprouts are, but I wouldn’t know.
    Culinary Dropout - BirminghamResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! I am sorry and disappointed to hear that you did not receive something that you ordered. I would love to invite you back into the restaurant and get you Some Crispy Brussels Sprouts on the house. I look forward to having you back soon, and next time we will make sure everything is perfect for you, Matt Huebert General Manager

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  7. KarenR

    Alabama

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was awesome and food was amazing! Love the BBQ salad!
    Culinary Dropout - BirminghamResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed everything. Jenna was your server, and yes she is so sweet and thorough with her guests! We look forward to seeing you back soon, Matt Huebert General Manager

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the most attentive and sweet waitress. The food was excellent and plenty of it! Will definitely be back.
    Culinary Dropout - BirminghamResponded 6 days ago
    Thanks for the review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Culinary Dropout - Birmingham. It's wonderful to know that our attentive service and delicious food met your expectations. We're looking forward to your next visit! Matt Huebert General Manager

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  9. Lauren

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the popcorn shrimp, and that was the BEST shrimp I have ever had!! And the sauce was incredible. Such a fun atmosphere too! I will definitely be back.
    Culinary Dropout - BirminghamResponded 6 days ago
    We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your popcorn shrimp and found the sauce to your liking! It's always a pleasure to serve you, and we're glad you enjoyed the atmosphere. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us this awesome review! Matt Huebert General Manager

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my partner went to order drinks at the bar. It took the bartender 20 minutes to notice us and ask us what we wanted to order during that time they avoid looking at us or passing right by us they have conversations with each other.
    Culinary Dropout - BirminghamResponded 6 days ago
    Hello, we're truly sorry to hear about your experience. It's distressing to hear that you felt ignored and forgotten at the bar. This is certainly not the standard we aim to provide. We appreciate your feedback and will take it into consideration as we work to improve our service. We hope you'll give us another chance to provide you with the quality service you deserve. The next time you are back please ask for me so I can make sure you get the attention you deserve, Matt Huebert General Manager

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FAQs

Culinary Dropout - Birmingham offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (205) 545-4730.

Culinary Dropout - Birmingham is rated 4.5 stars by 229 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 59 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Culinary Dropout - Birmingham

241 Summit Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35243

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Vestavia Hills
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Sports Bar, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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