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Culinary Dropout - Tucson, Tucson, AZ

Culinary Dropout - Tucson

4.5
4.5
2025 Reviews
$30 and under
Comfort Food

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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Booked 36 times today
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, Gastro Pub, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:45 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (520) 203-0934

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Helen Mora

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Alain Garcia : (888) 611-9493

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown

  • Parking details

    Valet offered on weekend nights<br />

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 2,025 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tucson

    Great for Brunch

  • Tucson

    Good for Groups

  • Tucson

    Hot Spot

  • Tucson

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Tucson

    Most Booked

  • Tucson

    Great for Brunch

  • Tucson

    Good for Groups

  • Tucson

    Hot Spot

  • Tucson

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Tucson

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  1. AC

    AliceC

    Tucson

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    My family went to dinner (party of 7) on a Thursday evening (7:30), 5/19/22. We waited long for food. Two people ordered same burgers well done, one came out perfect, other had blood. Burger was sent back and by the time a new burger was brought out, rest of family was done. Lighter on fondue for pretzel bites didn't work. Manager came by and said dessert was on him for our in convenience, so we ordered 3 desserts to share. Waiter acknowledged that they gave military/veteral discount, to which my husband showed his ID. Took forever to get our bill. Most of us left, my husband stayed to pay bill. When bill arrived, we were charged for all 3 desserts and no militay discount was given. My husband reminded waiter of free dessert. He came back with bill of only one dessert taken off bill and no military discount. My husband just wanted to leave by this time, past 7:30, so he paid bill as is rather than continue to back and forth to make corrections.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Always a decent spot to grab a bite. The menu could use a refresh but overall a consistently decent place to eat.

  3. TP

    TomP

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place. It's loud but that's to be expected given the restaurant layout.

  4. PG

    PamG

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience1

    Food and drinks are expensive and just so so. Expensive cocktails weakly liquored. Really loud! However, service was great.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is always the best place to go if you’d like an interactive family dinner or lunch. Food is great the games really help to break up what a normal dinner would be. I would recommend this place every day of the week.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great breakfast to catch up with friends!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    College graduation

  8. d

    divemama

    Tucson

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A fun and fascinating restaurant with good food and a great rum drink. My only complaint: My chair/stool was very uncomfortable.

  9. SH

    StevenH

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great! My whole table enjoyed there food and atmosphere.

  10. ML

    MarkL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Although every restaurant deserves a 2nd chance, things could not have gone much worse for C. Dropout when we visited. Arriving at 4:40 for a 4:45 reservation, our food still hadn't arrived at 5:45 and we had to leave at that time because my daughter had grad student graduation and had to be there promptly. So we got every thing to go but we had to throw away the $26 salmon after it sat too long. Much more to story but there was a lot of evasion about what was happening by various levels of management as to causes and when the food would arrive. General manager finally came by to fix things as best he could and we left feeling stressed but partially satisfied. Go ahead and give C. Dropout a try. It can't be as bad as we experienced, and everyone deserves a second chance.

  11. TS

    TaraS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    They were so accommodating for a large party and had great food and service!

  12. GR

    GailR

    Tucson

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent service and food on a very busy Mothers' Day late afternoon. The hostess accommodated a last minute update with professionalism and positive energy. We dined with three others who had not experienced Culinary Dropout and they were very impressed. Thank you!

  13. M

    Mick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambience and service. The food was excellent as well. My only mild complaint would be to perhaps turn down the music a few notches. All in all a great experience though.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience1

    I reserved a standard table and then was forced to sit at a high top. Unacceptable, given that it was a mothers day reservation and the high top was not conducive to attire.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day

  16. D

    Della

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    It was very very loud. The food was outstanding we will be back

  17. GH

    GretchenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a wonderful and fun experience. Found and drinks are top notch, service was wonderful, and so much fun for my kiddos as well. Will be our go to place for out of town guests :)

  18. TB

    TomiB

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was an amazing experience and the food and cocktails were great

  19. DF

    DannyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious and service was great. Recommend the brussel sprouts and the brownie dessert!

  20. MC

    MelissaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Amazing food and extremely energetic atmosphere. Will eat here again.

  21. DC

    DavidC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Culinary Dropout was a fantastic place to go for dinner before prom!

  22. G

    Grace

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Food is amazing! The restaurant is a bit loud, but I've been in much worse. There was some confusion over our reservation, and they tried to sit us out in the open-air area that was 100 degrees (southern AZ heat). We got seats inside in the AC cooled area, which was a much better area to sit in. Would absolutely go back for that incredible food, we just don't understand the open air part with the very hot summers we get here, seems very unpleasant for guests.

  23. JZ

    JimmyZ

    San Diego

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our go to lunch/dinner spot while visiting our kids at UofA. Great atmosphere and food selection.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great waitress - Morgan. Way too loud with live band and lots of people

  25. CK

    ColleenK

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food but a little noisey! Good for college kids & young professionals!

  26. OR

    OlgaR

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great energy, good food and love the fact that there is live entertainment.

  27. CJ

    CJCW

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    This place is huge! I had no idea it was so big. Big and very loud! If not for the noise level I'd give this place five stars. Nick, our server was phenomenal. He was very attentive even with the huge number of people there and knew the menu by heart and made some good recommendations for us. All in all a great lunch. We'll be back but will ask for a table on the quiet side of the restaurant.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Waiter definitely didn’t put our order in as we waited 45 mins for our entrees. No apology or awareness.

  29. M

    Mike

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A repeat visit for us and is a favorite when we want a burger. Have ordered the pub burger before w/ onion rings. My wife did as well w/ fries. The other couple also had the same thing they have ordered before: Shaved prime rib dip and spicy Korean skirt steak. Have not ordered any other menu items. Our server was friendly yet professional and checked up on us just at the right time. We like this place. If you have a desire to play ping pong they have a table and I think we saw corn hole too.

  30. DH

    DavidH

    Salt Lake City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff was excellent. Just the right amount of attention and great recommendations. Food came out very fast and everything tasted wonderful. We will return!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    All the servers were very helpful and friendly

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food Very cool place

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated my daughter’s sweet 16… Outstanding service.

  34. E

    Elysedds

    Atlanta

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience. The food and service were great.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere, food was good. No steak left on the menu, dinner reservations were at 7:15p Sunday night. Bread for the French dip was too thick, dense and made eating sandwich difficult. Prestzel dip was wonderful.

    Culinary Dropout - TucsonResponded on April 26, 2022

    Was this you first time at Culinary Dropout? It's unfortunate we didn't have any steak available, however we are happy to know you enjoyed other options. Pretzels are a MUST :) As far as the bread for the prime dip goes, please keep in mind that we are a scratch kitchen and would love to be more than accommodating in the future. Whether it be shaving down the bread so it's less thick or getting it on our house made pretzel bun. (Yes, the pretzels are that good we had to make a bun). Thank you for your feedback!

  36. KH

    KatyH

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fun spot for dinner with friends or family

    Culinary Dropout - TucsonResponded on April 26, 2022

    Looking forward to it!

  37. JH

    JulieH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great drinks, great atmosphere

    Culinary Dropout - TucsonResponded on April 26, 2022

    Glad you think so! Feel free to come back in and join us four our happy hour at the bar Mon-Friday 2p-5p :)

  38. WR

    WillR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It would have been great but I got cooked at ping pong

  39. p

    peters

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome food and service!

  40. GV

    GVFoodLover

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our meal at culinary drop out was excellent. The onion rings and pretzels and fondue appetizers were loved by the whole table. The antipasta appetizers allow customization of your own special plate. The bread was my personal favorite. Fried chicken was perfectly cooked and served with the best mashed potatoes. Would definitely go back.

FAQs

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

Culinary Dropout - Tucson is rated 4.5 stars by 2025 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 36 times today
Google Map for Culinary Dropout - Tucson

2543 E. Grant Rd. Tucson, AZ 85716

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:45 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, Gastro Pub, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet offered on weekend nights<br />

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Helen Mora

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (520) 203-0934

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Alain Garcia : (888) 611-9493

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