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Culinary Dropout - Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

Culinary Dropout - Charlotte

4.5
4.5
300 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 60 times today

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What 300 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Charlotte

    Hot spot

  • Charlotte

    Most Booked

  • Charlotte

    Hot spot

  • Charlotte

    Most Booked

300 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had an amazing experience there and Maddie was the best
    Culinary Dropout - CharlotteResponded 2 days ago
    Hi, We're thrilled to hear that you had an amazing experience at Culinary Dropout! It's wonderful to know that our food and service met your expectations. We strive to provide our guests with the best dining experience possible and your kind words are a testament to our efforts. We can't wait to welcome you back for another fantastic meal. Thank you for your glowing review about Maddie!

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  2. KeriH

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great atmosphere, fantastic service!!!
    Culinary Dropout - CharlotteResponded 2 days ago
    Thanks for the review, Keri! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Culinary Dropout. It's wonderful to know that our food and atmosphere met your expectations. We're also glad to hear that our service exceeded your expectations. We strive to provide the best for our guests and your feedback is a testament to that. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bread to meat ratio of the pastrami sandwich was way off. Too much bread. Throw away 1/2 of the bread and there is nothing left of the sandwich. The pizza with arugula was just okay.
    Culinary Dropout - CharlotteResponded 2 days ago
    Hey there! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our service! We're sorry to hear about the ratio with your Turkey Pastrami sandwich. We always aim to provide the best quality ingredients and your comments will help us improve. We're sorry to hear that our pizza with arugula didn't hit the mark for you! We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again and provide a better experience. Best, Sean Simon General Manager

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, wonderful food, spectacular service!!
    Culinary Dropout - CharlotteResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5-star rating - it's much appreciated!

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  5. Bootska

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience - gorgeous space and good food! Will be back.

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  6. brent

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Worse service ever Food average Ambience ok and drinks decent

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Culinary Drop out was an amazing find. We loved the food every bite was like a party for your taste buds. The location is in an active area and it felt very safe.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice large building with a good ambience, but the food was bland and overpriced for the quality.

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  9. Laura

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent. Service EXTREMELY slow. 45 minutes for first drink order to arrive, and food orders were dropped at over an hour after we sat down.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you so much for a wonderful birthday dinner <3
    Culinary Dropout - CharlotteResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5-star rating - it's much appreciated!

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  11. DanielW

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Menu limited - primarily bar food Very stingy on fries - less than 10 Check in was a little disorganized

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you haven’t experienced Culinary Dropout, go treat yourself!!
    Culinary Dropout - CharlotteResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5-star rating - it's much appreciated!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Drinks were good, nice vibe, food was not good and apps were just ok. A fight broke out with some diners which made for a very uncomfortable and disappointing end to the evening. Would not go back.
    Culinary Dropout - CharlotteResponded 7 days ago
    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the drinks and the vibe at Culinary Dropout - Charlotte. However, we're truly sorry to hear that the food and the end of your evening didn't live up to your expectations. We strive to provide a comfortable and enjoyable dining experience for all of our guests, and we're gutted when we don't meet that standard. We appreciate your feedback as it helps us identify areas where we can improve. We hope you'll consider giving us another chance to provide you with a better dining experience in the future. Best regards, Sean Simon General Manager

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit. We enjoyed our entire evening with fam from NY, older kids with us, different apps, food, beverages were all excellent. Crafted options and basics available. All loved the spacious atmosphere, and live music (great musicians) was a pleasant FRI night surprise, without noise levels too difficult for convo. Server was pleasant and attentive. Overall great place, parking garage nearby. We will be back with friends and family again!
    Culinary Dropout - CharlotteResponded 7 days ago
    Thanks for the feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you and your family had a wonderful first visit to Culinary Dropout - Charlotte. It's fantastic to know that you all enjoyed our food, apps, beverages, and the spacious atmosphere. We're glad you appreciated our craft options and basics available. We're also delighted that you appreciated the live music and found the noise level to be comfortable for conversation. Your kind words about our server's attentiveness and overall service are much appreciated. We're excited to welcome you and your friends and family back soon!

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  15. MaryM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    food was great, cant wait to go back and try other dishes. staff was good as well
    Culinary Dropout - CharlotteResponded 7 days ago
    Thanks for the feedback, Mary! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the food and found our staff to be good at Culinary Dropout - Charlotte. We appreciate your high ratings and are already looking forward to your next visit. We always strive to provide a great dining experience for our guests. We hope to see you again soon!

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  16. GayleM

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good, great portion size. I had the chopped chicken salad with bbq ranch dressing, delicious!

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  17. FrequentDiner

    Charlotte

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic overall! Our server was awesome and took the time to explain everything. My friend and I split chips and onion dip, Brussel sprouts, whipped feta and tahini dip and butternut squash and kale salad. All were outstanding and it was plenty to fill us up. Only downside was the skinny margarita, which was good, but was almost entirely ice cubes. I think I got about seven sips for $14.

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  18. IsabellaC

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service! The pretzels and cheese fondue are incredible.
    Culinary Dropout - CharlotteResponded on February 19, 2024
    Hey IsabellaC, Thanks a ton for the fantastic review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Culinary Dropout - Charlotte. It's great to know that our pretzels and cheese fondue hit the mark for you. We strive to provide excellent service and it's rewarding to hear that we succeeded. We can't wait to welcome you back for more amazing food and service! Best, Sean Simon General Manager

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  19. Chrissy

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere was great. Easy parking in parking garage nearby. Service was good however the kitchen was backed up so it took about an hour to get our food. The manager did come out and apologize but did not offer an appetizer or dessert. When food came, it was delicious. Eclectic and yummy. I feel the problem with the kitchen was just a fluke and we will go back.
    Culinary Dropout - CharlotteResponded on February 19, 2024
    Hey Chrissy, We're glad to hear you enjoyed the atmosphere and food at Culinary Dropout - Charlotte. We apologize for the delay in service you experienced during your visit. We're glad you found the food delicious and Eclectic. We strive to provide timely service and your feedback helps us improve. We're looking forward to your next visit! Best, Sean Simon General Manager

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  20. AnyaS

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, MUST TRY. Eat everything on the menu! And the drinks are BOMB
    Culinary Dropout - CharlotteResponded on February 19, 2024
    Thanks for visiting us, Anya! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed everything on the menu and found our drinks to be bomb. It's always our goal to provide a delicious experience, and we're glad we hit the mark for you. We appreciate your high ratings and your kind words about Culinary Dropout - Charlotte. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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  21. alyF

    Charlotte

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the hostess’s to the bartender to the servers to the music & food…. Excellent
    Culinary Dropout - CharlotteResponded on February 19, 2024
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5-star rating - it's much appreciated!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It took about 45 minutes to get our appetizer and I am pretty sure our order was never put in. Tables around us were getting their orders. Food was good when we got it.

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  23. Ontheroad

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal service and atmosphere - definitely recommend
    Culinary Dropout - CharlotteResponded on February 19, 2024
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5-star rating - it's much appreciated!

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  24. Lisak

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful atmosphere, great portions and life entertainment was a bonus. Excellent service from Joe

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  25. CoreyG

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! Very glad that Culinary Dropout is now in Charlotte! I first experienced them in Arizona in 2015/16 and thoroughly enjoyed my food there, so I was equally excited when I saw this location being built. Will definitely return again and again! Get the meatloaf!

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  26. Missy

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! On a scale from 1 to 10; I will give it a 15. Food, ambiance, VIBE, and enery was all that!

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  27. Angelaw

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful Valentine’s Day dinner a day early They remembered me being the first customer when they opened. Great attention to detail! Food is delicious and the vibe is cool 10 out of 10 recommend!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great dinner here during the Super Bowl! Adam was very helpful. Would love to come again

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  29. DorothyS

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service by all employees . Waitress was one of the best ! Ideas on what to order were spot on . Check backs after food served were just right. Not intrusive . Live music was great .

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  30. Sidney

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing! Service, food (except for the coleslaw), ambience. Loved it! We’ll be back

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great good and service. The place is always a great time.

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  32. TamikaT

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Traveled to Charlotte for work. This restaurant was on my list to try. Glad I went. The experience was 10/10!

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  33. FranM

    Charlotte

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We come to Culinary Dropout pretty regularly and we love it more each time. The last few times we've come to listen to live music. The food, service and entertainment are awesome and we look forward to going back soon.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This food was just meh. The service was amazing and the drinks were great! But the cheese on the nachos tasted grainy. My son’s cheeseburger was big for a kids meal and he seemed to like it. My husband’s French dip sandwich was also nothing to write home about. The food just needs some elevating.

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  35. RayN

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, live music lively sports bar feel. Business dinner and client was happy

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  36. MicheleH

    Charlotte

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall a nice please and the service was very good. I only had a salad and it was fine - not great but good. I plan on trying something different next time.

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  37. LindsayD

    Charlotte

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibes- great food - service was good! I will be back!

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  38. KendalK

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Extremely long wait for drinks, glass was very sticky Server rarely checked in Appetizer never came, they then brought it after meal after telling server Sat us next to the band which was so loud and distracting we couldn’t talk Huge tvs playing sports killed the vibe Server blamed others for us not getting our appetizer serval times which was uncalled for even if it wasn’t his fault Food was decent, wish there were more veggie friendly options

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was our 2nd time eating there and it was mediocre . Food was good and service was kind but not what would be expected for a restaurant of this price range . Dishes were piling up on the table, menus never cleared , dessert served but had to ask for plates , drinks served and had to ask for straws. Stuff like that. TVs were all on while a band was playing . There was just a lot going on and it had more of a sports bar feel and it was a shame .

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The mushroom pizza was amazing. The vibes were good as there was live music.

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Culinary Dropout - Charlotte is rated 4.5 stars by 300 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 60 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Culinary Dropout - Charlotte

1120 S Tryon St suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28203

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Southend
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Sports Bar, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wine
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