Culinary Dropout - Tucson

4.6
1430 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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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LetyKat
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Great service!

Culinary Dropout - Tucson
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for the kind review! We hope to see you again soon. The Culinary Dropout Team

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LaceyH
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Sat us (5 in party) at a too small table, had to add a chair and squeeze around it. Had to physically leave table and go find waitress after appetizer nacho was brought to table to ask for small plates to share nachos b/c the guy dropped it on the table and was gone so fast we barely saw him and no time to ask for them.

Food was just “eh” not bad, just not knocking anyone’s socks off (except the salmon was cooked perfectly). They were out of two of the main menu items we had wanted to order as well.

Overall just “ok” but for the price point I think they should try harder.

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Food4life
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. This was our first time dining indoors since COVID. We felt very safe and protected. The food was excellent as always as was the service. Love the folks and will always recommend to friends.

Culinary Dropout - Tucson
Responded on February 20, 2021

Thank you very much for the great review, we are continuing our efforts to keep our guests and team members safe through COVID and look forward to your safe return! Thank You, The Culinary Dropout Team

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JamieO
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment. The staff was friendly and on top of everything. The food was better than I expected. Soft Pretzels and Pub Burger was amazing.

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Kyndall
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly the best dinner we had while in Tucson! The service was incredible (shout out to Cameron) and the food was delicious. A really fun vibe and everything was clearly very intentional from a design perspective. 10/10 would recommend!

Culinary Dropout - Tucson
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thanks for the stellar review Kyndall, Cameron was thrilled to have his name mentioned by you. We hope you make a return visit the next time your in town. We are always looking for new fun ways to engage with our guests - look for our other locations and brands within Fox Restaurant Concepts, we promise a equally great experience. Best, The Culinary Dropout Team

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Kenneth
Tucson
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, from the food to the service. I’m actually going to go back with more family this weekend.

Culinary Dropout - Tucson
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thank you very much for the great review, bringing family back to see us is the best compliment we could receive. We look forward to seeing you! Best, The Culinary Dropout Team

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MaryY
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The ambiance is great; very much hip vibes, certainly instagram-worthy with the string lights and retro decor. The food is good, however some items are a little hit or miss - nothing is bad, but for the price you'd expect everything to be amazing! Great beer selection and mixed drink menu is great too. If you don't blink an eye at $14 wings, then this is the place for you, but if you're a little cost weary, might I suggest sticking to the cheap drafts and ambiance.

Culinary Dropout - Tucson
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thank you for the good review and the kind compliments, we are looking forward to bringing our happy hour back soon! Come back for a taste of our rotating Tap 18, we hope to see you again! Best, The Culinary Dropout Team

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DesertFlower
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice for a very casual Valentines Day lunch. Waitress ver good. Loved the Sangria!

Culinary Dropout - Tucson
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thanks for the good review, if you liked our Sangria we'd have to recommend our Paloma Spritz! Hope to see you soon! The Culinary Dropout Team

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Desi
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the Valentines special and it was amazing, as usual.

Culinary Dropout - Tucson
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thanks so much for being a fan Desi, we are happy to hear you enjoyed yourself and spent the holiday weekend with us. We look forward to seeing you again! The Culinary Dropout Team

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Linda
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun family spot...we all loved the onion rings as a starter!!

Culinary Dropout - Tucson
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thanks for the good review Linda, we hope you join us again and give our Fried Brussels Sprouts snack a try, they are equally as savory as our Onion Rings! Kindly, The Culinary Dropout Team

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day! We went for Valentine’s brunch. We sat at a fire pit table bc it was a chilly day. But the food was yummy & our server was adorable & very accommodating. She took great care of us! We’ll definitely go back.

Culinary Dropout - Tucson
Responded on February 17, 2021

We are thrilled you enjoyed the holiday with us! Looking forward to seeing you again! Thank You, The Culinary Dropout Team

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LindseyM
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

I would have gladly given 5 stars but on this particular night they had a live DJ and we were having to yell in order to speak to one another. This was a less than welcoming atmosphere. Music was nice but way way way too loud.

Culinary Dropout - Tucson
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thank you for the feedback LindseyM, on Friday and Saturday's we try to create a quieter dining experience in The Coop event space we have here on property, if you'd like to give us another chance I'd be happy to set you up in an area with better ambience. Best, The Culinary Dropout Team

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Caitlin
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Manager was ON IT! Waitress was okay. Food was good 🤷‍♀️

Culinary Dropout - Tucson
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thanks for the good review Caitlin, we are always looking for ways to improve! If you'd like to pass on any more feedback please feel free to connect with us here. We hope to see you soon, The Culinary Dropout Team

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NancyA
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Waitress couldn't be bothered because we were over 25. Out of our original choice for meal. Service was slow even though place wasn't crowded. Very disappointing considering the hype. Wont be back.

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DonaL
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

The food and service wonderful, but if you are sensitive noise this is probably not your place - caters to a younger crowd and has live music. The noise can be an irritant if you want to carry on a conversation.

Culinary Dropout - Tucson
Responded on February 13, 2021

Good Morning DonaL, Thank you for the feedback and good review, during the weekend we will try to offer a quieter seating area to those guests looking for a quiet ambiance. Please let us know on your return visit if you'd like us to look into this for you. Thank You, The Culinary Dropout Team

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vipJulieL
Indiana
34 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Brussels sprouts were outstanding! Spicy with the sauce but , still had a nice crisp to them. I can’t wait to rider again.

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JesusF
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our drinks and service was amazing. Food was also good.

Culinary Dropout - Tucson
Responded on February 13, 2021

Good Morning JesusF, We appreciate the review and your comments on service, we look forward to having you back with us! Kindly, The Culinary Dropout Team

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LillyP
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Out waitress was exceptional, so helpful and attentive. She was he best part of our dinner experience. It was hard to talk because it was so loud in there.

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a blast celebrating Valentine’s early!!!

Culinary Dropout - Tucson
Responded on February 8, 2021

Thank You for celebrating with us, we appreciate the feedback and the opportunity to serve you!

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

The service really bad and the wait for a table was ridiculous even with a reservation we were not seated until we asked again. There was a table all along.

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GirlPilot
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right away and had drinks within minutes. We had the Caesar salad and grilled chicken. Very good. Finished with Monkey bread since it was my friend’s birthday. Atmosphere was great. Totally recommend.

Culinary Dropout - Tucson
Responded on February 13, 2021

Good Morning GirlPilot, Thank you for the great review, we look forward to your next visit! Have a nice weekend! The Culinary Dropout Team

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vipChrisB
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Culinary dropout is always a great choice. Terrific menu, great cocktails, vibrant atmosphere.

Culinary Dropout - Tucson
Responded on February 7, 2021

Good Morning Chris, Thank you for the great feedback and for being a fan! We look forward to serving you again! Kindly, Kurtis

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vipMissy
Phoenix
84 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was excellent but service needs much improvement

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ELimon
Tucson
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun atmosphere, good cocktails and the pretzel fondue is amazing!!

Culinary Dropout - Tucson
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thanks for joining us ELimon, we hope you try our BBQ Pork Nachos next time, they are another fan favorite! Best, The Culinary Dropout Team

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Foodiehailz
Tucson
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I love Culinary, but have been disappointed the last two times. After waiting for my food for a long time my dish came out cold and it was too loud to have a conversation. The quality seems to go down on the weekends when they’re busy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food. Great service. Music too loud but otherwise pod

Culinary Dropout - Tucson
Responded on February 7, 2021

Thank you for the feedback! Our Friday and Saturday live music is very lively - occasionally we will open up a quiet dining experience in our Coop Event space. Should you be interested in this on your next visit please let us know. We look forward to seeing you again!

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RobinD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love this place since it is so unique. Our waitress, Kandice, was exceptional. She explained everything we ordered - cocktails to entrees - very well, so there were no surprises. I always forget though the metal chairs, which with our recent cold spell were extremely cold, even through our clothes. Not sure if I could request a "cloth chair" in the future, better padding and warmer.

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ThomasI
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time with my family , service was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite go to restaurants in Tucson. I really like the atmosphere and service. I always order the same thing so I don’t have much to share about the food.

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6HappyDiners
Tucson
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Seating in this time of the pandemic was spacious, no worries. We all enjoyed our meals, 2 MAC burgers, kids cheeseburger, kids chicken tenders, salmon and teriyaki steak. We all finished with nothing to take home. Had a beer called WOW wheat...chefs kiss...perfect light beer. Then at 6:15 what sounded like a DJ mixing music came on, songs were my jam!!!

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vipFelisaC
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
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 on January 21, 2021
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
9 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
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 on January 20, 2021
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 on January 18, 2021
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
Tucson
2 reviews
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
5 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.

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 1430 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.