Culinary Dropout - Gilbert

4.7
1136 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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MichaelP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
6 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.

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SusanE
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The atmosphere and service was great. The food was good but we were not wowed by it. Probably won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food ! This location is my favorite

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LisaH
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We were made to wait 45 minutes for a table in the patio area. Where there were several tables available. The hostess text that our table was ready, but was not ready and we had to wait. Our waiter was not very attentive, we had to go get our own silverware and had to repeatedly ask for assistance.

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DonellaW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Culinary Dropout’s food is always delicious! We love the variety of appetizers and entrees to choose from. We do enjoy when guest musicians are performing. The servers are always very helpful and kind.

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CarlJ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Delicious food, even the the menu was extremely limited. Portion size was ridiculously small, a 28 dollar entree consisted of about 4 ounces of beef and a little rice, maybe 2 tablespoons. Place was full of average people, nobody was even moderately well dressed. Gilbert is ridiculous.

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vipPurpleHays
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

our skirt steak was undercooked even on a second try. have not had this happened before....usually it is above average to great

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liss
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a great time! Even shared some laughs with our waitress who was hilarious. I wish I would’ve gotten her name. Will definitely be back soon!

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AmberR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Carlos was amazing! Very nice and everything was perfect

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tesla, as always, was great!

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BillF
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined at Culinary Dropout for lunch yesterday, my first time there. We all had a great experience -- food, service, everything. Very pleased with the experience and look forward to returning.

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LindaC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love manager TY.Always make time to talk to us and make sure everything is perfect

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager Austin is amazing and made our visit above and beyond.

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youngmom
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here is fabulous! Rich flavor and one of a kind dishes. The service is prompt and attentive. I would highly recommend Culinary Dropout for a wonderful experience!

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EdwardP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was under-seasoned, overcooked fried chicken, limp fries. Server stopped only once.

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CarolineB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time - service was amazing as always.

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PamD
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service was great. Such a friendly, helpful server. Salmon was superb, so tasty. Love the vibe. Entire staff we encountered were helpful and professional.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great vibe

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MariToledo
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is AMAZING! Brought my family from out of state and they LOVED it. Will definitely be coming back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience2

The restaurant is too loud, especially when the music started. Our waiter Trent was outstanding.

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vipUnSatisfiedCustomer
Phoenix
121 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner for 4 was exceptional. Both couples split a meatloaf Dinner. We were amazed that they served each on separate plates. This was outstanding. No side plates. This was upscale. Service also was top notch. Definitely will return.

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vipdaleh
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice lunch in downtown Gilbert.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

First I called to make a reservation and the staff was incredibly rude and not helpful. Then the service once we arrived was terrible. Waited an hour to get drinks. Had to put in drink orders multiple times. The server, when she did show up, was rude and interrupted us.

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NancyS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience1

Too noisy, difficult to carry on conversation with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This location is always awesome!!!!!

FAQs

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

Culinary Dropout - Gilbert is rated 4.7 stars by 1136 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.