Culinary Dropout - Tucson

4.6
1400 Reviews
$30 and under
Comfort Food

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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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vipFelisaC
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The food was outstanding! I had the salmon and my husband had the ribs. I recommend both dishes. The service was good and our server was friendly. My only complaint was the music level. We couldn’t hear the server or each other.

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KrystalG
Tucson
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoying going Mon-Thurs when the band/dj is not there because it's quieter and more enjoyable. They have a simple but good kids menu but it doesn't include their drinks ;-( The food was yummy, we split the nachos and a burger and there was more than enough. Our favorite part are the games to play as a family. We sat in the patio and the heaters were on and just right.

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vipOliviaLynn80
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I used Open Table to find more places for happy hour. The happy hour was just 20% off drinks, so not a lot. The food was really good and so was the service. We plan to go back for dinner again soon.

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RozannaB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful place to sit, relax, eat and drink with friends and family. Second time here; sat out in the patio with a fire pit to stay warm and comfy. Our servers and other staff were attentive, not overbearing, very personable and fun to chat with. I cannot express how much I love the Brussel sprouts appetizer. My favorite so far. The drinks are amazing but priced kind of high. Otherwise, I like it! Great treat ....

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JessicaL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! I will most definitely be eating here again very soon!

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JoelP
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were awesome! The music was a little too loud for our taste.

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ElizabethM
Tucson
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spicy brussels are back! Salad was fresh, service was good, as always.

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PaulaH
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The curry is delicious. Added a sliced chicken breast on top. Perfection. Our server was friendly and cheerful. The restaurant is spacious and casual. My favorite restaurant in Tucson.

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ScottD
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We have been here before and we have had great experience and bad this was a wonderful experience. The have taken all the efforts to make sure the guest are safe and healthy.

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WesE
Tucson
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

When we first went in the music was very loud, took us by surprise, but as we sat there it actually wasn’t bad. We ordered an appetizer but we saw it went to the wrong table but they had to take it back and get re made by the time it got remade our meals were coming out. We didn’t even say anything and the server already said she would comp it. I had the fish and chips best I have found in AZ tasted like we were on the coast of California. My wife got the French dip also very very tasty well flavored. Also got free dessert for a birthday. Peanut butter brownie dessert 12 out of 10!!! It was THAT good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will go again

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Ericak
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Great food and excellent service.

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cozeck
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great staff and fun environment. Great spot for a cocktail on the weekend.

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CarmelaP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating my daughter’s birthday. The service was great and everyone loved their lunch choices. The birthday dessert was awesome!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite it being restricted we had a ball on New Year’s Eve with a live DJ! Amazing food and drinks! We can’t wait to go back for another date night and try out that ping pong table!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

New year’s

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NERB
Tucson
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A good place for a casual hangout with friends. The outdoor seating is more indoor with an exposed wall. There are games to play like ping pong and corn hole. Their cocktails were not as elevated as they sounded, giving off more of a college bar vibe/taste rather than complex. The food was delicious.

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CharlotteW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

New year’s

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Alison
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a great experience here! Everything on the menu is excellent-high quality ingredients and delicious food especially the soft pretzels-the best you'll ever have! The turkey pastrami was moist and delicious! Highly recommended Culinary Dropout for date night or a get together!

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vipSean
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal restaurant. Staff was outstanding and food was great.

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EileenG
Tucson
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The staff was great. Very attentive and they let us hang out and chat. The food is over priced.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was outstanding!! I had prime rib dip and my husband had the ribs which were probably some of the best ribs we’ve ever had. I am 100% likely to return.

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JessicaB
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time in Tucson and it was amazing food and service!!

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JarieAnnaD
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The breaded chicken was ok. Not as flavorful, and the mashed potatoes seemed a tad bland. But I have had other food of theirs that was good, just not this particular food (unfortunately).

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daytripper
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made the reservation because they would allow our pup on the patio. It was great!! The food, ambiance and servers were professional.

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rachelk
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and wonderful food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was very tasty. Worth enduring hawkish mask policies...

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MichelleB
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food portions and good spacing. Very friendly environment.

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Arizona
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I was denied ordering a drink on my 21st birthday because my ID was not a "texture or state they were familiar with". It was a humiliating experience and we left immediately.

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AndyM
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Tried new items.

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Selena
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We got seated and no one came to the table to even offer water. I went to the host stand to notify her of the lack of service and she did nothing about it. We left after 15 minutes of sitting there and no one helping us. Usually I have great service here, highly disappointed especially during COVID when the restaurant already has less guests.

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PatP
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my granddaughter chose this for her 16th birthday ...excellent choice . plus they treated her to a large birthday bowl of ice cream . we ordered the prime rib french dip (delicious ) and the burger ( excellent as well ). we did order the pretzels and cheese fondue for an appetizer.. very good , would order again and share a main course . we both had to to go bags . no complaints , will return again

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DesireeC
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you, was tasty food. Nice service. I recommend going again to try the rest of the menu.

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Mypoint
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Overpriced food, flavor is not there. This place is over hyped for what it is.

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cindyr
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was all great! The DJ musics was a bit too loud but all good otherwise

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Barb
Tucson
36 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food , dinner & desert was great. Felt safe eating there.

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ChandraN
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. They had run out of salmon, but our second choice was great!

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DebbieM
Tucson
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out for some craft cocktails and dinner at a fire pit table. The kale salad and vegan curry were both very tasty!

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SuperCaliAZlicious
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great places to have drinks and dinner with friends

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RebeccaL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
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!!

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 1400 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.