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Culinary Dropout - Tucson, Tucson, AZ

Culinary Dropout - Tucson

4.4
4.4
2158 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 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 2,158 people are saying

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  • Tucson

    Great for Brunch

  • Tucson

    Kid Friendly

  • Tucson

    Good for Groups

  • Tucson

    Hot Spot

  • Tucson

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Tucson

    Most Booked

  • Tucson

    Great for Brunch

  • Tucson

    Kid Friendly

  • Tucson

    Good for Groups

  • Tucson

    Hot Spot

  • Tucson

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Tucson

    Most Booked

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  1. JK

    JodyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was awesome. Hubby had the ribs and loved them. The salmon was really good. Try the dropout whiskey.
  2. DG

    DinerG

    Fort Lauderdale

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t remember his name but our server was awesome. Food was very tasty and creative. Overall a ver good choice for casual dining.
  3. KL

    KirkL

    Milwaukee

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Brunch on patio before a soccer game. Was excellent. Great menus and service. Sky was our server and was excellent.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff
  5. R

    Robin

    Chicago

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were seated immediately in the area we requested. The service was very attentive and efficient. The food was excellent. We haven't been here for awhile and we will be returning soon.
  6. D

    Daniel

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Overall really cool place to go with some cool games to play.
  7. g

    gretchenc

    Tucson

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service great fresh well prepared food .But very loud.
  8. S

    Steven

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was great and the food was outstanding. Highly recommend to anyone wanting a quality dining experience.
  9. JD

    JeriD

    Tucson

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been coming to Culinary Dropout on Grant since it opened. Love the place, staff is always so friendly. Thanks for being here for us Tucsonians.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The restaurant was nearly empty. Service was seriously slow. Appetizer was served late with entrées, and the birthday was not acknowledged.
  11. VR

    VanessaR

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Good was fantastic. Everyone in our party enjoyed the meal. The music was pretty loud. We went in a Saturday evening and while I do expect more of a party atmosphere on the weekend it was a bit much for a 6pm dinner. We will be back, but likely give brunch or perhaps a weeknight a try.
  12. MM

    MicheleM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing. We ordered the fried chicken and told our waiter we wanted to split the meal and they bought it to us on two separate plates. And the chicken was so good. Great staff, great food.
  13. h

    haroldr

    Atlanta

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was so impressed by the level of freshness and even more impressed by the level of service. The waitress was the best
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The live music was awesome but also made it very difficult to hear each other at our table. It def needs to be turned down a few notches
  15. A

    Ansa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a blast, the vibe was so great and the food and service even better. Will definitely be back!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great beer service apps and food. Loved the trout.
  17. BN

    BryceN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Very loud to the point that conversation was difficult
  18. JZ

    JenniferZ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I’ve eaten here before and it was lovely. We went for brunch on Sunday and they must have had a very off day. They were out of French toast my daughter and I had planned on ordering. So my kid just ordered pretzel bites and fondue. I got a breakfast burrito and it wasn’t very good. It was dry and had no flavor. My husbands toast was as hard as a hockey puck and they forgot his bacon. When they brought out the bacon they told us that had been happening all morning. Also they didn’t bring out all the food at the same time. There was at least 10 minutes where half the table had food and started eating and 3 of us had to wait. The waitress actually came out and asked us how our food was and didn’t even realize 3 of us still had not been served. By the time we got our food they were almost finished. We don’t eat out much but it was a special occasion so it was a little disappointing that’s all.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had reservations which made things great. We were seated right away. It definitely was hot, but they had a fan with a mister o it which made it more comfortable. Our server was great and the food was as well.
  20. CA

    CoriA

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Not a fan. Was very loud, food was just okay, the server seemed way too busy and the food was over priced.
  21. JY

    JohnY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome customer service! Sat promptly, recommendations given. Manager made sure to keep us informed about “issues” (freshly baked pretzel bites took a slight bit longer than normal.) Highly recommended!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service, good food, fun atmosphere.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time meet
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    good food and good service from our server dominic, would come again!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    was in tucson for the week and decided to come to culinary dropout and was very pleased with the food and service, our server dominic was on top of it and the food was very good I got the roasted salmon.however the music was a tad loud, but besides that’s it was a very enjoyable experience.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    love the big screen that plays the football games, drinks and food match the vibe perfectly! our server alex was super friendly and had good recommendations for all the beers. tiago the manager on duty was also super nice. my new game day spot
  27. S

    Sara

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We've always had good experiences in the past but this time our server kind of left in the middle of things it seemed. We just didn't see him for a while. Other servers brought a few meals, some of which were cold. The gal who finished serving our table was great but some things got missed in the transition and a couple people in our party were done eating when we asked a third time about two of the meals, which then were finally brought but were cold. It was not super crowded, there were empty tables but it was just a weird dining experience. Also, it might be helpful to have servers wear anything that identifies them as employees. Super strange having someone I've never seen before (and wearing a crossbody bag looking like she's dining here and on her way to the bathroom) ask me if I was done with my meal. Overall, pretty disappointing due to how great our experience was last year.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    The music was out of bounds. Couldn’t hear anything or converse with anyone at the table. Everything is was fine.
  29. CW

    CharlieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my top 3 favorite places in Tucson by far! For this visit, it was my birthday and I reserved a table for 7 and at the last minute the party became 14! I spoke to the hostess about getting a larger area even though it was packed and between the hostess and waitress they made this happen and accommodated all of us with no problem! It was greatest appreciated and the service was amazing from setup to food and drinks!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    came in for the game and loved the game day environment, had Alex as our server and he had wonderful recommendations, 10/10.
  31. RR

    RichardR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great place, great atmosphere, great food. the hosts were all super friendly, our server alex was super attentive and nice, had the best food and drink recommendations. the fried chicken was the BEST, as well as the bar drinks. will be recommending to everyone i know.
  32. C

    Carrie

    Tucson

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    A neat place to go, delicious food. But the menu is not plentiful.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have to say had the best experience for dinner I’ve had there in a while all servers are great but Alex our server was attentive and made sure he showed concern for my friends allergy*** I’ll definitely be back to visit Alex again the food and ambiance was also great by the way
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    love culinary drop out, come here all the time and always ask for the server Alex, one of the best and always keeps drinks full and is attentive. the food is always great, never disappoints. will be coming back for all special occasions.
  35. p

    peterg

    Kansas City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    A disaster. Had reservations, waited at front desk for hostess to take a long call. Seated, we waited 10 min. for service. Drinks arrived in timely manner. 20 min. later salad came and was pretty good. 5 min later entree arrived cold. Bread came last. We walked out. It's sad, I had so hoped for a good experience. Never again.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely great experience. It was recommended by a friend and experience far exceeded expectations. In a time where finding good people to work is affecting so many in the restaurant industry, They were appropriately staffed and the service was amazing. We will definitely go back and would 100% recommend.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Cold steak, drinks weren’t good. Great service and cool environment
  38. JR

    JamieR

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    They have a DJ playing super loud dance club music in a restaurant setting, it is so strange and so loud. Everything was really over salted. The food was nothing special at all. They have metal chairs with no cushion that are extremely uncomfortable to sit on.
  39. K

    Kamryn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was great. He accidentally heard me wrong when I ordered fish and chips for my grandma and aunt because they wanted to share. I wasn’t that clear but he ended up putting in 2 orders. When we were confused as to why there was 2 orders he took one of them off the ticket for us. He was super understanding and very patient with my grandma as she can be a bit difficult sometimes. The cocktails were delicious as always and they cater very well to my dairy and gluten allergies.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for the great service and food I loved it 🫶

FAQs

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

Culinary Dropout - Tucson is rated 4.4 stars by 2158 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 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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