About Culinary Dropout Waterfront
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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.
Gastro Pub, American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Fri + Sat: 11am-Midnight
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live music Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
Culinary Dropout Waterfront Ratings and Reviews
Had the pleasure of going back annually ...
Had the pleasure of going back annually to this local spot. Lexi and Jess L did an amazing job tending to my parties needs and quickly fixed the fire torch for us and recommended amazing drinks and overall superior customer service. See ya next January
We were seated for dinner (for six) outs ...
We were seated for dinner (for six) outside on a row of bar high tops (with a reservation). To spend $300+ for dinner and sit outside on bar high tops was disappointing. The service was awful. Our waiter came by no more than 4-5 times over the 2 hour dinner. We waited more than 45 min after ordering our entrees to be served. Will definitely not go back.
Everything was really great except the p ...
Everything was really great except the particular table we were seated at. The food was really good - the deviled eggs - to die for (I ordered a 2nd appetizer of them). Our waitress was super sweet and helpful. The manager came by without us asking to apologize for having to wait for our reservation and gave us a free desert...so really it is a steller place! Just make sure you aren't seated at the entry table if you can help it! :-) It was right at the door and the people who were waiting were right on top of us.
First time eating at this location, went ...
First time eating at this location, went out to a nice lunch with family in town. Appetizers were not out until after the meal 45 mins or so and finally got a refill on water at the same time. Waitress didn't even come back in the 45 flagged down a different one to check on apps I think only then was the order put in. It wasn't even as busy.
First off let me say that the food was v ...
First off let me say that the food was very good , however, considering we had obviously booked the restaurant , we were shown to a low coffee table outside on the patio . When we complained we were informed by the 12 year old who seated us that " booking only means the first available table" and that they had nothing inside or at proper tables as they had a function booking of 65 who were occupying all the space.
My question is if this was the case why did they allow open table to show multiple times between 1845 and 2000 as available ?
Anyway due to the table height we decided to go with hand held food. The food was as mentioned very good with the exception of a cold (purposely) poached egg with the salmon. Not something I had seen before or would rush to have again!.
The final disappointment was we asked our server if they had cappuccino. On being informed yes we ordered two . Unfortunately what arrived was 2 ordinary coffees in cappuccino style cups ! .On pointing it out to our server she simply smiled and said sorry they only do ordinary coffee. We're we not meant to notice ?
Overall a definite Meh !!! Of an experience
The atmosphere is always upbeat. Our wai ...
The atmosphere is always upbeat. Our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive and gave us excellent service. Two of us ordered fish and chips and they were delicious, cooked to perfect crispness. We will all be ordering them next time
Always enjoy the location. Within walking distance to Norstroms, crate and barrel and other fun stores.
Beautiful, decent but unimaginative menu ...
Beautiful, decent but unimaginative menu, but the volume of music makes it nearly impossible to carry on a conversation....lowering it just a touch would make a huge difference. I doubt it that will ever happen since it has been a consistent complaint for a long time.
We went on a Saturday night, 7pm to visi ...
We went on a Saturday night, 7pm to visit with friends who were in from out of state. The wait staff was great although it took a long time for the food to be served, however staff did keep us updated (there were a number of large parties this evening.) The food was good, nothing exceptional, just tasty good food. The décor was funky and fun and we liked that later on there was a live band. However, the music noise level from the time we sat down was beyond loud, it wasn't the crowd, it was all music. It was difficult to have a conversation and we had to yell to hear each other. I would understand if this was a bar or night club, however this is a restaurant where people go meet with friends to have a bit of food and some good conversation. I had a sore throat the next day from all the yelling we did :-( . Unfortunately I cannot recommend this restaurant and I wouldn't go back because of how loud the music was. I would happily return and give it another try if the music was turned down so people can comfortably talk to one another and enjoy the evening.
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