Culinary Dropout - Tucson

4.6
1359 Reviews
$30 and under
Comfort Food

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We are excited to open for limited capacity dine-in so we can begin to serve you again. You may notice some changes in how we operate our restaurants as we are taking precautions to ensure you, our guests, and staff feel comfortable and safe. For those who wish to dine with us at-home, we will continue to offer curbside pick-up and delivery options at all Fox Restaurant Concept locations. Visit our website to place a curbside pick-up order today.

Melt into the comfortable chairs at Culinary Dropout where craft beer, games, and live music await. Treat yourself to amped-up appetizers like our Soft Pretzels sprinkled in sea salt and served with a provolone fondue and crowd favorites like our 36-hour pork ribs, or just enjoy the mood with an ice-cold local beer or signature craft cocktail.
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RebeccaL
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun especially for a group or a date! Salmon was amazing, goes well with a mule! The candy bar dessert was also to die for!!

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Katie
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great time and fantastic meal! Lots of comfort food on the menu, plus some creative cocktails. This place is huge!!! Something for everyone!

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KandJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was bland and the drinks were way overpriced. I was disappointed that our server never even acknowledged our anniversary; even though we said it 3 times. Nothing special and we were super annoyed that the food was so bland; that hasn’t been our previous experiences.

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Amatece
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I visited Culinary Dropout while visiting Tuscon. The food was good, the service was friendly and attentive and the atmosphere was laid back and trendy.

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CatherineW
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

My husband's dinner was cold mine got forgotten. Came 10min after everyone's. My friend ordered onions out without bread and cheese on it. First it came with cheese and bread sent it back, second time came with just cheese we just scooped it out.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was good but the music was a bit loud.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tucson
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch with a friend. Loved the passion fruit mimosa!

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IsaacO
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing food and drinks, a little on the pricey side. Waiters and waitresses do take awhile to get to you for orders though, all in all I’ve enjoyed this restaurant every-time I’ve came

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MelissaB
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Dinner and drink were great. I would have given it five stars for everything except the DJ was way too loud and we had to yell across the table to be able to hear each other. Wasn’t a good night to go if you were just trying to catch up with some friends. Felt more like a night club

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Anan
Tucson
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio is great, so are the cocktails. Love this place

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Craig
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome place. A little loud. Great food, drinks, and service.

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vipRette
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Great space. Inventive menu. Sweet waitress but not that attentive so our food sat before delivery. Chicken in my salad was hard as a rock but other ingredients were nice.

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vipSalidol
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We get this restaurant a second chance and we are glad we did, the ambulance was very nice and the restaurant was full, the food was very good but the service was somewhat lacking in speed, although the servers were very friendly everything was slow.

I would definitely recommend this restaurant specially at night, either for a bar run or restaurant, with family or friends, for small or large groups.

We are the ribs, a hamburger, bbq wings, and some appetizers, and left nothing on the table - ended up eating more than we wanted to.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this space! Very cool indoor and outdoor seating

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ScottF
Tucson
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was great and it’s a cool place but the patio was cold and it took a few tries to get someone to bring a heater over. One was brought over near the end of our meal.

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stuarts
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Went for dinner at 8:30 pm and they were out of the Korean Rib Eye and skirt steak entrees and the house made potato chip appetizer.

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MorganA
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks, with excellent service! Awesome vibe and culture.

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MelandShan
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

The service was terrible. We waited very long to get our first round of drinks. We ordered a 2nd round when our meal came and we were finished eating by the time they came (apparently an issue with the ticketing system). No apology or discount given.

We had a reservation for our family (adults + teenagers) at 7pm. It was so loud we could't speak to each other. Seemed a bit early for a DJ and was more like a night club than a family dinner. Very disappointed.

I guess I'd rather go during the week as the atmosphere is usually great and the food as well.

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vipChrisB
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Culinary Dropout is one of our favorites. Great menu, good service, powerful drinks. Can be a bit loud as this past Saturday evening they had a DJ who was 'not on the level of the food'. Sam has another hit restaurant concept.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Curry was amazing. Best since I was in Asia

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated promptly by a friendly hostess. Our waiter greeted us immediately and took our drink order. He made some good suggestions. We ordered garlic bread as an appetizer and it was excellent. Our entrees were ribs, wedge salad and chopped salad. All were excellent. Our waiter was attentive and efficient. Great meals and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good service, drinks, and food. The Margarita por favor is great as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding, great atmosphere!

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MichelleH
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, great atmosphere... even during covid! Will definitely be back again!

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stacyd
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, delicious food, and tasty drinks!!!!

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Liddysmom
London
16 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was amazing and the food was really good. Fun atmosphere. Miss the games that you could play but assuming, yet another Covid change. We will be back!

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Katrinae
Tucson
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

I made reservations “on the patio” which I found out really didn’t exist when I arrived. It was a big room packed full of people. There were a bunch of people not wearing masks walking around. There also were really strong fans blowing around the restaurant which is a great way to spread an airborne virus. My recommendation is to not come if you’re not trying to get COVID. We ended up taking our food to go since we felt unsafe. The margaritas were great though and the food was pretty good.

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Ialfy
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, good food, not too noisy, and wonderful social distancing

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brittany waited on us and she was fantastic.

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MalikP
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Went for my 1yr Marriage Anniversary and the staff couldn’t care less. Burned our food once and the 2nd time was DRENCHED in sauce and undercooked. Don’t take someones food back after you burn it, and then bring it out Raw. What the heck is wrong with your staff? Entitled I imagine. Needless to say, STAY AWAY AND NEVER RETURN, if you’ve already been. They get worse and worse each month!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. We had the chopped salad, meatloaf and ribs. All were delicious, highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was super nice and place was really fun atmosphere.

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TammyW
Tucson
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Still had to wait even though we had a reservation. Did not like that.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Plan to go back.

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ScherriO
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This was our first time coming to this restaurant! I’m certainly glad we decided to reserve a table otherwise we would’ve waited more than 30 minutes to get a seat! I love the decor and the ambience, however it was a bit loud! The food was very good, our server was a little lax on occasion but they had food runners bringing things out when she wasn’t available so we were OK with that! However the prices are a tad bit expensive compared to what I was thinking they were going to be for the type of food that it is but the food was exceptionally good!
We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sat in the patio area, which can get loud. Overall great food. Service is what it is with Servers trying to not be at your table too long. But she remembered to come around and fill water glasses when needed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to lunch with my daughters, their first time...and we loved the food + games. All of the waitresses and waiters were amazingly attentive.

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vipMarkB
Tucson
36 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Drinks and brunch go hand in hand. Service was good. Great location to watch football games

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vipRydergrl
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Fun spot for college kids but food was bland, boring and not memorable. Our table ordered the pretzel balls, fish and chips, turkey sandwich, pepperoni french bread pizza, vegan curry. All super boring - no spice, no excitement, nothing unique. Additionally the music was loud with a DJ spinning. More of a club environment filled with college kids. The decor was cool, and the service was good. My spicy margarita was ok but again, bland and I have had better. No need to come back to this place - lots of tastier options if you are hungry. I would come back for a drink though.

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Mcdeb
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve always had great food and service here. We’re lucky to have it here in Tucson.

FAQs

Culinary Dropout - Tucson offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (520) 203-0934.

Culinary Dropout - Tucson is rated 4.6 stars by 1359 OpenTable diners.

Culinary Dropout - Tucson 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.