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About Culinary Dropout Waterfront
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.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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
Traveling from Chicago to Scottsdale for the weekend. Can't say enough about how great the service exceeded my expectations! Food was awesome ! However if you are wanting to have a conversation with anyone this is not the place? My reservation was for 7PM .
My daughter and I had a great outdoor dinner on our last evening in Scottsdale at Culinary Dropout. My only complaint is that we had a reservations and still had to wait about 15 minutes for a table. Other than that, the food, music, service were all great.
This was a nice find on our vacation. My wife, 12 yr old daughter and I had great meals. The trout was excellent and my daughter loved the fried chicken. They were able to accommodate a gluten-free restriction without a reduction in quality. Minor issue would be the noise level inside- some very bouncy acoustics. Highly recommend.
5 friends chose this restaurant for dinner on Wednesday evening. Our table was in a nice location and we were greeted nicely by the front desk and our server. From there we were pretty much neglected . We were never offered water and our drinks were delivered after a great length of time and not together! Every part of our service was exceptionally slow and we finally had to ask another waiter to have our waiter come over. The second waiter was more helpful but the overall experience was wanting and we will likely not return. There are too many other good restaurants in the area to put up with this . Sorry....
This place is one of the FOX family of restaurants and this one like the other doesn't disappoint. The food there is amazing, especially the pretzel bread/cheese dip and the Monkey Bread dessert. The location is great with outdoor seating and outdoor bar. We have been there twice now and the food and service has been consistent. We will be going back!
I am someone who has been in the industry for a long time and knows food and beverage very well. Your food and wine are above average but then again, what really is average these days? Lovely food is mandatory to survive in this area and most items I've had are fantastic. The beer selection actually left a bit to be desired however.
For me though, ambience and service can trump even F&B that has (very) minor holes. The open layout of the floor and kitchen make for a remarkable experience. Parlay that with the exemplary service we received from Kyle that night, it was a great experience. Poor layout makes for an uncomfortable experience and bad service can rarely be made up for - knocked it out of the park on both counts.
Thanks and see you soon.
We enjoyed the food and decorating ambiance at Culinary Dropout, but unfortunately, we couldn't wait to leave, as the music noise level was so high, we couldn't talk across the table. When we politely asked our food server if it could be turned down in our area or could we be moved somewhere quieter, we were told that there was only one volume control, which was on the patio. If they turned that down, then the patio people wouldn't be able to hear the music. If I go there again, it will only be at lunch, as I didn't notice the music volume during the lunch hour. Otherwise, I will avoid Culinary Dropout, which is unfortunate, as the rest of the experience was very good.
We had requested a patio table when reservation was made. When we arrived, none were available. Seated inside where the music was way too loud. Host asked manager to turn down, which he did, but still too loud to carry on a conversation with friends we hadn't seen in months. Luckily a table opened up outside and we moved. It was very pleasant. Service was very good and everyone enjoyed their entree.
I wanted to update my review to say that I was very impressed to be contacted by a manager who read my review below. She apologized for the slow service and our less than excellent experience and had made arrangements with the chef to make some menu changes. She offered to make things right next time we came in. This attention to detail is praiseworthy and a sign that this establishment cares for their customer's experience!!!
We celebrated my son's 19th birthday here on a weeknight, per his request. The place was noisy, but with an upbeat attitude! Decor was well done, with comfortable seating. We were seated right away having made reservations. The menu seemed surprisingly limited in the offerings. Bar drinks came fairly quickly but it was hard to toast to my son's birthday since he waited 10 minutes for his soft drink! We then waited another 15 minutes to order food. The waiter seemed put out and a little snippy that we asked the very helpful server who he was orienting, to take our order. We then waited quite awhile for our food. The salad was good, the turkey pastrami and steak were "okay" and the cannelloni was was tough and tasted pasty. We then WAITED so long for the S'Mores dessert, that we stated that we really didn't want it anymore. It then magically appeared, and we weren't charged for it, which was appreciated. This place gets great reviews, and seems very busy. However, we found the service slow and the taste of the food mediocre at best.
It is EXTREMELY loud in this place. Definitely more for drinkers than eaters. You literally cannot have a conversation without screaming, let alone hear your server.
The service was very poor. The server was not attentive to our drinks and barely available to be "flagged" for service. We sat with our meals finished for 20 minutes before he arrived to ask if anything else was needed.
2 out of our 3 appetizers arrived first and the third arrived with our entrees. The olive appetizer had soft and mushy olives.
There's plenty of staff, but they seem more keen on huddling by the hostess stand than attending to guests.
First time eating here. I got the Turkey sandwich, which is a "house favorite". I was not impressed, the taste was not great. The side salad was very small, I should have ordered the french fries. The drinks were good and the atmosphere was cool. I'm sure the food is usually better, just wouldn't get that meal again.
Went for lunch, but have been for dinner. Very lively place, comfortable, a bit noisy. excellent food for lunch and for casual dinner. Part of the Fox Group, which are all pretty good places. Kale salad with pears, etc. was surprisingly good (not usually a kale person) and chicken club sandwich was also very good.
The place had an hour wait time. We waited 15 min and was seated to our surprise... we were so excited and thankful.. it was very busy.. but they seemed to have enough staff on hand for the crowd inside.... once seated it was so noisy we could barely hear the waiter give the specials of the night...
We had the fried chicken and grilled cheese... before the dinner came we ordered beverages that came in a decent time.. but when the food can out it was cold and not arranged properly.. the fried chicken in my opinion was overlooked and cold and mind you the dish took 25 min they said to be prepared to wait 25 min for it to be cooked, and the biscuit that came with it was sad.. it too was cold and the flavor was boring at best... the grilled cheese looked promising but it too was cold and the fries were soggy and cold!!!
Not a good experience... we sat at right In Front of the kitchen and saw our food come out as soon as it hit the shelf so it didn't sit.... the problem is in the kitchen.. the kitchen manager not ensuring quality control on a busy night! Unacceptable!!! The noise level was INSANE.... wayyyy to loud to even hold a conversation....
We were a party of four and enjoyed our meal here. The service was impeccable and the waiter, Kyle was wonderful. The atmosphere is good and the food was good, but just a tad salty. Our friends had the salmon and trout. Both enjoyed, but felt the portions were small. We had the fried chicken, which was delicious, but the side order of mashed potatoes with it was small as well. It is easy to park here and we will go back again when we are in the area.
We arrived about an hour before our reservations and the hostess was able to seat us within 5-10 minutes. They were very accommodating. Once seated our server was awesome and gave us great drink and food recommendations. We really enjoyed the Brussel sprouts appetizer and our drinks. I had the Room Service cocktail which was my favorite item of the night. Our food was just okay. Definitely nothing to write home about even though we order the customer's favorite items including the chicken and the ribs. Others had salmon and salads and weren't impressed either. Overall, a great place to hang out if you are looking for a loud, vibrant atmosphere.
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