Culinary Dropout - Gilbert

4.6
1161 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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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Join us for our New Year's Eve Special featuring Rock Shrimp & Scallop Bouillabaisse (black mussels, charred zucchini, grilled ciabatta, saffron tomato broth) as well as our NYE Cocktail Trio (Fancy Bubbly Wine, Choice of Dropout Signature Cocktail & Spiced Whiskey for dessert).

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vipMontecristo01
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

A lot of confusion on who was serving our table - but overall good.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drink are always awesome and never disappoint! Started out with the pretzel rolls and cheese fondue, as we always do because it is so good and head’s above anywhere else we’ve ever tried. The sangria, mules and matador mules were also very good. Five of us dined last night. Two had the fried chicken, which is always a great choice. Once had the fish and chips and said it was the best he ever had. The salmon was excellent and the summer corn lasagna was a good seasonal choice. We all enjoyed the apple cinnamon dessert with vanilla ice cream. It was described to us as a cinnamon roll marrying an apple crumb cake and that too was quite tasty! Every time I visit my daughter at ASU we eat at Culinary Dropout. This was our first time at the Gilbert location. Parking is easy and it’s huge inside and not nearly as noisy as the location at the Yard in Tempe. One of our favorite restaurants for sure!

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EmmyL13
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The brunch menu had some incredible options! I went with the Southwest Bowl. It could have used some salt because the black beans were a little bland, but the tomatoes and cilantro were flavorful so it balanced overall. It was a little bit loud, but it was Sunday during the Cardinals game, so that was understandable.
The monkey bread was absolutely delicious!! 5-stars!
We will definitely be back, but more thoughtful of the sports schedule if wanting a more intimate dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love this location! I go here with my husband all the time. You have to make a reservation, especially if it is second half of the week of you will have to wait forever. The food is always amazing. I have been to this location more than 10 times for the last year and only once I wasn’t really happy with my onion rings. They were too chunky for my taste. I usually order steak and it is my favorite! Appetizers are great. Best Margarita and my husband really likes their selection of beer. Unfortunately my favorite wine (Riesling) is no longer available so I get a cocktail instead. I also love their live music on Saturday nights. The musician/singer is amazing, sings some of my favorite songs. Very enjoyable. The service is always fast, very nice. I didn’t like my drink once and they took it off the bill. The waiters are stylish and attentive.

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StacyD
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food! The portions were a touch on the smaller side but the taste made up for it!

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KateG17
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was my first time at this restaurant. We went at night. There was music playing and TVs in every part of the establishment, similar to a sports bar. The food was really good. The service was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food.
Ambiance is so fun

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience

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JillA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious. My husband loved the Spicy Korean Skirt Steak and the Summer Corn Lasagna was tasty. The house chips with onion dip were amazing!

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JJJJ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience2

ordered a full meal, they brought a little snack with burnt toast (black). overpriced and not great.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service to get the table is always friendly and efficient; server is friendly and attentive and welcoming. We love this location. Grilled salmon is a must and the grilled asparagus.

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joelr
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family was all in town and wanted to have dinner together. Dinner was great.

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DelR
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Strawberry & avocado salad is fantastic. Pretty much everything is good and great ambiance.

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clarice
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Would defintily try something different. Skirt steak- No. Meatloaf - Just ok. Nachos were great. Korean bbq - good. Deviled eggs - no. So maybe a burger might be ok?

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AnnieM
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i’ve never been to culinary dropout before, but this was an extraordinary experience! our server was fun, and energetic , personable, gave us great recommendations and substitutions for our meals, and made it just an incredible experience for all of us.

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AshleyE
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Service was amazing but food was low quality. It was cold and undercooked.

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MaggieR
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu, including the drink menu. I have strict dietary needs, and he submitted my order in such a way that those needs were met quite well! The food was delicious, with nice presentation.

The restaurant was rather noisy, but considering the size of the place and the number of people there, understandable.

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TonyT
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The ambiance was amazing i a very cute area downtown Gilbert. Although construction you wouldn’t even know it. The service was exceptional! Way to go Taylor! smile was infectious! The food was a little greasy my my take but great flavor. Will be back!!

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vipGingerS
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and overall great time!

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TracyA
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Alyssa, was phenomenal! It was our first time there, and she was patient as she explained everything, and her recommendations were excellent! The food was fantastic, the atmosphere great, and Alyssa just made the entire experience one we will definitely repeat!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food was cold. The ambiance was very loud.

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BartC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

love the place just wish they had more menu items and cocktails weren't so much.

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Camel
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food. Timely service. Noisy as heck.
Make a reservation!
Actually better than the Tempe location :)

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KarenH
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was my first time there. the food was delicious, the drinks fantastic. i enjoyed the open atmosphere and look forward to returning and sitting outside in cooler weather.

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Jackie
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was ok. Server was very nice and hospitable. If I had to do it again I would order off the menu instead of the special menu. I would have opted for just the regular dinner instead of the 3 course meal. It wasn't any thing special. I would not go back.

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MichaelP
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The value and the quality of the food off of the Restaurant week menu was awesome.
My teenagers were amazed at the quick turn around on the beverages and the courses arriving. The way restaurant's use to be.

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Emma
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I’ve been to culinary dropout in the past they’ve consistently provided a fun memorable experience! Whereas the noise level is very loud making conversation at times difficult, it’s not a complete turn off. The food is incredible- dishes easily recognized by many yet done with a nice level of quality. The atmosphere is energetic and always lively even for a Monday night which makes the time spent there all the more fun. Culinary dropout does a good job at creating an environment where it’s relaxed and easy going without compromising on quality of food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome I didn’t catch his name but was always checking up on us! We had a party of 6 for my birthday in the afternoon! The food was so good and my family and I really enjoyed the meal! Thanks :)

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vipMarcD
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything (food, ambiance, service) was amazing!!! This is the perfect restaurant for date-night, a girls night out, or a business dinner. It was a little loud last night but nothing terrible. Will definitely come back again.

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andrewg
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and hospitality. Worked with us when I needed to add to my reservation. Thanks!

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viprohondo
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for Az restaurant week

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, server was very welcoming and made the experience even better. 10/10!

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KurtK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, and the food was exceptional

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went because I had read good reviews. I would agree the food is good & liked the atmosphere. Would recommend.

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GinnyC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming place with great food😁 the menu is unique and I am ordering something different every time. We had corned lasagne, amazing skirt steak, chopped chicken, fried chicken, And fish n chips ALL DELICIOUS. Love long red couches for several people.

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RobW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed lunch at Culinary Drop Out. Would let people know that it is very loud. Great food, great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretzel bites! Best item on the menu. So good!

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vipKelly
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Culinary Dropout is always a great experience. I have been many times and it never disappoints.

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ThomasA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Had the chicken Cobb salad for $16 and was very disappointed. Small serving of chicken, browning not-so-fresh avocados, served in a bowl that was not very appealing visually. Overall, not much better than a salad I make at home. I don’t think I will eat here again, or recommend it to others.

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ToddPapa
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and awesome food. Celebrating my Mother's 80th and the server could not have been more accommodating, such a pleasurable experience.

FAQs

Culinary Dropout - Gilbert offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 418-3980.

Culinary Dropout - Gilbert is rated 4.6 stars by 1161 OpenTable diners.

Culinary Dropout - Gilbert 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.