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Culinary Dropout - Denver, Denver, CO

Culinary Dropout - Denver

4.5
4.5
1035 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Reserve your spot to experience 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

7:30 PM


Booked 97 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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 10:00 am–12:00 am Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (720) 779-0190
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Mayfair
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,035 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

1,035 Reviews
  1. PASTALOVESME

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic Patio, food and service. We went for Brunch and it was delicious!

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  2. Jwash

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and our server was sweet and attentive. Can’t wait to dine at Culinary Dropout again soon!

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  3. Amber

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    I’ll never get used to dogs in restaurants. So many running and screaming kids.

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  4. RannyAlexander

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiter and bartender and hostesses were all super nice and helpful. The band was awesome too!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Drinks were delicious, food was okay. Very cool spot.

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  6. Denco84

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Have eaten at the Scottsdale location several times so was eager to see how the Denver location compared: not well. Unlike the upbeat chaos in the Arizona outpost, the Denver dining room was low-key and a little too chill for a Thursday night (lots of empty booths and tables). Sadly, every dish, including coffee, came to the table lukewarm or cold. Our waiter was friendly, but disinterested. Overall, a completely mediocre experience. We won't be back.

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  7. NancyT

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The good was great-our waiter was excellent ! The music was a little loud, but other than that we enjoyed it!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time. Food was delicious and service was great.

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  9. BarDen

    Denver

    68 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was a holiday - so service was extremely slow. However, I server was very friendly and did a wonderful job under difficult circumstances. We appreciated her. Food was good - nothing special. We have been there before and will try again at a less busy time. We did leave before dessert; however, as the noise level became more than we could bear.

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  10. bill12

    Denver

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    First time on Easter Day 2024 - reading reviews before you go always helps shape expectations - experienced a bit of a wait- however was well taken care of by passing staff acknowledging the wait - FOOD WAS EXCELLENT!!!!

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  11. luvfood4life

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had Easter brunch here. Atmosphere was good and there was a guitar player which was nice. It was a little loud and difficult to have a conversation. Once we ordered we waited a long time for our food. Two of the five meals weren't very good, and one of those was downright bad. The fried chicken was close to black and honestly so overdone that it was not edible. When brought to the server's attention, they did take it off of our bill and offered an apology. Variety of food offered is decent, portions are small.

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  12. AlexandraL

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun live music spot but chill enough to hear and enjoy conversations

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  13. Ecuo

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was good but we waited almost 45 minutes for our meal. The pizza was warm not hot and we wondered how long it was sitting on the counter before the server brought it to us. The music was really loud and it was difficult to have a conversation.

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  14. FredL

    Denver

    53 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We've gone about 10 times and this one was the most disappointing. Atmosphere is always great and live music and TVs with March Madness all around was great. Everything else was off. Sangria was way too sweet and didn't seem to have any wine. Server willingly offered another option. Food was mediocre. I had meatloaf that was too mushy I've had it before and was not like this. Pizza just wasn't as good as it's been before and fried chicken was overcooked. Coffee afterwards was warm, not hot. We got tired of complaining so didn't say anything. Prices seem to have increased a lot. $85 for a casual dinner is just too much. I'll go back at some time, just not for a long while.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, server was wonderful too. Will be returning. Good wait time and food was delivered quite quickly for a Saturday night!

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  16. JoannaS

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very tasty. The service was friendly but it took a long time for our food to be served.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great! Loved the server and the atmosphere. One of our favorite restaurants to go out to. The night we went, we did wait almost 45 minutes for bread and cheese. Also, the food was rushed out moments after that leading to a crowded table.

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  18. AmandaT

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were really excited to eat here for the first time but were super disappointed when we made a reservation, showed up on time, and still had to wait 30 minutes. The point of a reservation is to avoid waiting. The food was pretty good and my friend really enjoyed his cocktail. Unfortunately I’m not sure that is enough to bring us back for fear of the same experience.

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  19. JimR

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed trying Culinary Dropout for the first time and really enjoyed it. Service and food were really good.

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  20. sosad

    Denver

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    wonderful valet person...helpful and hard working love the atmosphere good food

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  21. Megan

    Denver

    53 reviews

    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was delicious. We all had the chicken and biscuit. Our server Seth was spectacular. Everything was wonderful. Thank you!!!!

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  22. Hlg1234

    Denver

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I don’t love that after making a reservation, you still have to wait an extra 15-20 before you get a table. But what was really annoying was that it took about 40 minutes from the time we ordered to when our food came!

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  23. SteveJ

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience - we will be back!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food for all was just ok. Nothing stand out. Nothing terrible. A way to get some calories out with friends. Fun environment. The bag toss area had turned into a loud young kids runaround playground though…

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  25. EricH

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great and portions are good sized. It's a little dark in the seating area.

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  26. SandersandSanders

    Denver

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Much bigger inside than I expected and was a little cool in temperature, but the service was great the food was better. This is definite return to try out more from the menu.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Think “bar” with some upscale food options. It wasn’t too noisy, which was a plus. We were able to have a conversation. We were seated in the “garden “ area near the corn hole section. We had a nice time but no plans to return.

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  28. AJLW

    Denver

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved that our reservation was ready at the time it was set! Also, our server and managerial staff were very attentive and amazing! We also loved the live music (extremely talented singers) and vibe of the restaurant. Our cons: the food took exceptionally long from appetizer to entree and food was just okay. We engaged in the Restaurant Week menu and were a bit disappointed wut the taste of the food (under seasoned) on top of the lateness of its arrival. The wedge salad was cut up into regular salad format (not a wedge and lettuce was watery due to being cleaned and not dried thoroughly). Likely to help get rid of any buggy guests in the creases of the wedge but just as unappetizing. Sent it back and the wait staff was kind enough to take it off our bill. Would still give the spot another chance, perhaps of a different night.

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  29. TMT19

    Denver

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wow..the food was amazing! Comfort food at its finest. We went for Restaurant Week. It was our first visit. The service was great. Except for a minor miscommunication with our awesome server (I asked for a To Go box for my entree. She heard we wanted our desserts to go), we had a wonderful time. Would be a fun place to celebrate a happy event...birthday, promotion, etc. We'll definitely be returning. And bringing friends.

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  30. AshleyG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was spot on. Loved the decor. The food was fantastic but the portion sizes for the price was off. That was the only negative.

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  31. Mary

    Denver

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter and the ambience of the place were excellent. Every drink we had was good (it just took a long time to receive every drink). I was most excited about the food and had looked forward to coming here because of reading other reviews. Unfortunately, I think the menu was different than the one I viewed and there were limited brunch options that were nothing to write home about. Will return for the drinks and vibes!

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  32. DevikaS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply awesome, delicious food, friendly staff and great ambience

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  33. DenverDiner

    Denver

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was very mediocre for the price. I had a salad with salmon added to it, and the salmon was very so-so - cooked totally through, not seasoned. However, other people at the table seemed to like their trout, so seems like some items are better than others. Very chain-restaurant-ish. Service was messy. Entrees came out totally disbursed. One entree was received, then another, then two more, then two more, etc. We all just sat around encouraging everyone to eat before us. There is a lot of room for improvement. This place would make a fun place to get drinks and maybe some apps but that's it.

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  34. StanL

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was so so good. The build your own charcuterie board was amazing!!!

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  35. JohnC

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything went well. My wife and I took our grandkids here for dinner. Service was very good. Kids enjoyed their meals and we had a good time.

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  36. Steve

    New York City

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great a little slow on food delivery to table. Server was helpful w/ menu. Food was good. Just took a bit to long.

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  37. AnnaM

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We requested a low table using the app to avoid the louder ambience at the bar and stage while making a reservation and was given a high-top which was difficult for one of our guests to sit due to physical disability. We stayed with the table as after we had waited a little bit after the “reserved” table we didn’t know how much longer a wait would be for another table. The Prime Rib dip sandwich was served without the jus, and it took 5 minutes to get the attention of our server before we could get the jus. 2 out of 3 pieces of chicken were fried to the point that either the oil needed to be changed or the chicken needed to be taken out sooner and the chips with the onion dip were cold (past room temp). Overall the experience was a disappointing way to celebrate 2 birthdays, which was a first time of such an experience. We had had to wait for a while for dishes before but not like yesterday’s wait. Thankfully the server who seemed to be supporting all of the high tops and tables nearby was positive and polite when stopping at our table.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Waited almost an hour for our food. Server was flippant

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food, nice people, but the service is really slow. To explain further, we went there a few times over a week while a family member was in the hospital nearby. Each time the service was slow, but we never complained and aren’t the types to make a big deal about it. One time the table next to us complained and another time, the manager apologized to us even though we’d never said anything, but did notice how slow things were. We got a free round of drinks and a discount on our meal, which was really nice and certainly appropriate. Didn’t want to be a jerk in my review, but thought I should be honest just based upon our experience. We’d still go back, just not when we’re in a hurry.

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  40. KaitlinB

    Alabama

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was raw, manager was very nice but was disappointing that my chicken was raw.

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You can order delivery directly from Culinary Dropout - Denver using the Order Online button. Culinary Dropout - Denver also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (720) 779-0190.

Culinary Dropout - Denver is rated 4.5 stars by 1035 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 97 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Culinary Dropout - Denver

4141 E 9th Ave, Denver, CO 80220

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Mayfair
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, American, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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