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.
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
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.
Food selection was interesting and servi ...
Food selection was interesting and service was attentive but it was so absolutely noisy we couldn't hear ourselves speaking to each other across the table. And we were outside. Not only did they have the music cranked up to full blast, they had live bands playing above it. Yowsah. Perhaps I'm just too old. A 34-year-old curmudgeon. Pllbbbb.... won't be back here on a weekend.
Service was fantastic! I ordered the "B ...
Service was fantastic! I ordered the "Between You & Me" from the cocktail list and it was delicious! Light and refreshing. For Happy Hour we ordered the Antipasti and it was good. We also order the Pretzels with cheese sauce, and they were out of this world! Best pretzels and cheese I've ever had, and the portion was quite large! For my main course I ordered the Fried Chicken, and it was really disappointing. They use some kind of weird breading, possibly cornmeal. I found the breading disgusting, and dry. Mashed potatoes and gravy were just so so at best. Potatoes needed butter and salt.
We would definitely go back, but I would never order the fried chicken again.
We came here for dinner because we were ...
We came here for dinner because we were close by looking for someplace different to try. We aren't from the area so we weren't familiar at all with this place. We made reservations online which was really easy and quick. When we got there we were seated instantly in the outdoor seating area. I loved the ambiance and the live music. It wasn't too loud or crowded and the decor was nice. Our server came by often to check on us and she was really friendly. I work in retail so customer service is everything to me, and they didn't disappoint. The food was great, and we didn't have to wait very long. I liked everything about this place and would definitely recommend to anyone.
WE HAD A WONDERFUL DINNER, BUT COULDN'T ...
WE HAD A WONDERFUL DINNER, BUT COULDN'T TALK BECAUSE THE "BACKGROUND MUSIC" WAS WAY TOO LOUD. I NOW UNDERSTAND WHY SO MANY PEOPLE USE THEIR DEVICES AT THE DINNER TABLE. TEXTING IS THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN CONVERSE - WITH PEOPLE AT THE SAME TABLE. LOVED EVERYTHING ELSE, BUT WE PROBABLY WON'T BE BACK.
Upon walking in, enjoyed the decor and t ...
Upon walking in, enjoyed the decor and the hostess' quick hello. The wait staff were also quick to address, friendly and knowledgeable. Our appetizers were great and the full menu items were enjoyed by all four of our group. The food is a bit on the outside of "normal" comfort food but right up my alley. We will be back.
We went before a Halloween Party and had ...
We went before a Halloween Party and had a number of small plates. 2 of the 6 of us have never been there. The Korean Brussel Sprouts were SO GOOD, that one of the aforementioned 2, who claimed to despise Brussel sprouts, finished half the dish.
I had to find a spot where they serve so ...
I had to find a spot where they serve something for everyone's picky appetites, young and old. Service was slow. There were more hostesses than servers. We went on a night that was suppose to have live music and there was none. And the monkey bread desert took forever. Overall, it was centrally located and the decor was funky. Make sure to make reservations. They were turning a lot of people away even when there were plenty of tables. If you're not in a hurry, then this spot is great.
Normally our experiences at the Culinary ...
Normally our experiences at the Culinary Dropout have been stellar however the fish and chip was greasy and the soft pretzels were over cooked. My wife's tuna salad was excellent. I would still recommend this restaurant and will return.
I was disappointed because I ordered the ...
I was disappointed because I ordered the same thing (grilled chicken club) at another location and it was fantastic. At this location it was terrible. Also, no one really liked what they ordered. I won't go to this location anymore.
The food was outstanding, I would eat th ...
The food was outstanding, I would eat there every day if I could. Servis was amazing, slightly slow, but understandable. The roads are so busy, if you don't know the area it's easy to pass by and sometimes hard to know where to park.
Overall, I enjoy Culinary Dropout (all l ...
Overall, I enjoy Culinary Dropout (all locations) and generally have a good experience there. However, this night we had terrible service and the food was sub-par. We went because it was restaurant week, & the pre-fix seemed like a good deal for two couples to share a dinner together. Our server seemed distracted and not at all attentive. My friend had to ask 3 times for a coke while waiting for our appetizers. Our salads came within a reasonable about of time, but the pretzels seemed to be forgotten. When we inquired with the server he said "oh let me go grab those for you" with no explanation as to why there was such delay & no apology for it either. 5-10 minutes later another person came over and offered a crudites plate because of the wait & stated "the kitchen is backed up due to restaurant week & they ran out of pretzels". In spite of the wait for the appetizers, dinner came shortly after before we were actually finished, which if you are into the dinning experience, you can understand is very frustrating. The meat was over salted, the chicken was overcooked- we mentioned some of this to the server but didn't feel like waiting for things to be re-made so just tried to enjoy what we could. The server offered no apologies, no manager ever came back over to talk with us, and overall I would just say my experience was not as good as I know it can be. I will still go back there, as I do think the good and atmosphere are good, this just wasn't one of those times.
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