Culinary Dropout - Gilbert

4.6
1209 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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AnnetteG
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Not thrilled- over priced menu. We had made reservations- checked in 15 minutes before our scheduled time-we were told we were all checked in and they were just clearing a table for us and we would receive text message when table was ready. Waited 25 minutes ( 10 minutes past reservation time) went to the hostess and she tells us we “self checked in just a few minutes ago” 🙄 They did seat us immediately but tried to give a table right next to the entrance- no thank you! Our server was attentive- but for the prices paid- the food isn’t that spectacular. Won’t be back.

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vipdellettab
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful venue. Go! You won’t be disappointed

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NatalieL
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch with a friend, good service and food. First at this location, very happy.

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StephanieB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and staff was amazing! Definitely will visit again!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience4

Decent food!

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BradleyM
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We’ve been to culinary dropout before and usually it’s quiet but they were having an event and it was very very loud in there so wasn’t really the vibe you were going for but it’s OK

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ClarkK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

The noise!!! My date and I had to lean in towards each other just to hear, and it was still difficult to understand each other. Turn down the volume!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience and fantastic food. We brought our 1 year old for an early dinner and stage staff was super nice and very accommodating.

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HappyFoodie
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I have been to other locations and was not really impressed with this one by comparison. Our food was very late; mine was clearly suffering from being under a warmer too long as they other dish was made. Consequently, the food was warm but dry, the fries no longer crisp.

The people were all nice and professional, but there's only so much that can make up for poor food.

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vipDJOY
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food! Little too loud.

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TAMIS
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service with delicious food. We sat in the covered patio area. It was noisy from the street( I read this on a review) so I expected it and it added to the ambiance. If you want a quiet dinner, I would sit inside. Loved the Brussel sprouts and sweet potato small plates. Only took pictures of the inside and lights outside of the restaurant. Its in a cool area with a lot of restaurants and bars. Will definitely go back!

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vipBooboo
Phoenix
67 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Food - too noisy.

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Jayne
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time to this location, but have been to CD previously. Service was prompt and helpful. Had the butternut squash & kale salad with salmon, delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love this location it is huge! We had great service. The ambiance is beautiful. Great for larger groups.

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DeeB
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Freshly prepared our service was fantastic. Love the outdoor area.

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Erica
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience. Good drinks, good food, fun time.

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vipCourtneyB
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service at Culinary Dropout is always wonderful! They offer a wide variety of choices on the menu, including vegan and GF, making it a great choice for large group.

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JodyD
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

The service was great but the food was over done, very salty and low quality.

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Steven
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Waitstaff was great, food was bad. Chicken was dry, tortilla soup was closer to a a tomato bisque with chicken in it, and when a salad is described as "earthy", it means its got a tree bark and dirt vibe. Cool spot, friendly crew.. go for drinks and games, pass on the food.

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vipDoctorRichard
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Love this place but not my experience last night. My server was great. Bar was super slow and when we arrived at 5:30 and the place was half empty. Ordered a soup to go for my wife who was sick and could not join us. Took at least 45 minutes. I got up to walk out and saw a young lady walking towards my table. Came in a coffee cup and I let her know this was a miserable end to my visit in. This is a failure in leadership to allow an order of soup to go that long. I let her know if I was getting ready to tell them to donate it to charity.
I will be back next week with a party of 10. The focus and attention to detail from the folks that run the place needs to be elevated.

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gypsy
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food and service was wonderful. The noise level was terrible. We had a party of 4 and had a difficult time carrying on a conversation due to the background music, we had to talk very loud to carry on a conversation. It was not an enjoyable evening, we would not go back due to the noise.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. We will be back!

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Deborahdorm
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Excellent food and service, but too loud to relax. We sat outside, but piped in music was so loud, we had to shout. Loud traffic added to the din. Entrees were a little pricy, considering no bread or salad included. Service was friendly and attentive. Food was delicious. Maybe would try again during the week, at a slower time.

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DougW
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tess was amazing. Great food

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Wallace
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I made reservations 3 days in advance and called to confirm day off and upon arrival was seated immediately. Excellent customer service & experience. Thank you!

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KarenS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Fun atmosphere and good variety of food on the menu.

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CharlesA
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious meal and outstanding service at this restaurant. Our waitress gave us excellent advice about the menu selection s.

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vipWelcomedAddition
Phoenix
41 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service and ambiance were very good Building can get quite loud, but was quieter in the outdoor area. Food was good, but arrived luke warm.

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ShannonH
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, as always! I visit Gilbert from Dallas and CD is the only place I go EVERY time!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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ChrisW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was great. This place gets really busy so it can be load at times. Highly recommend.

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RoxanneM
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed the food very much, especially the pretzel and the salads. The very best thing about our experience was our Server. She was awesome!! She was great at timing everything. She was also charming and kept our needs and desires in mind no by refilling glasses and coffees. Just a pleasure!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good service. Food was delicious.

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vipSMJ66
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cooper was fantastic and very helpful.

The day old soup was amazing. I will definitely return.

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Didi
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit…. Our new favorite
Service was excellent at both locations visited. Food was amazing and fantastic beer and cocktails to boot. Did I say our new favorite!!!

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MariS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great. Efficient but also friendly. Everyone loved their food. We'll be back

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JMWaz
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Two of the items we wanted to order were out-onion rings for appetizer and vegetable lasagne for entree.

Our server was attentive and offered delicious options.

Instead of background music, a shame set up and turned up the volume. Instead we f having great conversation with friends, we found ourselves limiting what we discussed or shouting to be heard. Live music is not a DJ for a dinner crowd.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We honestly haven’t had great experiences here lately but our server who we

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good.

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 1209 OpenTable diners.

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.