Planning a trip to Phoenix?

Foursquare can help you find the best places to go to.

Culinary Dropout

Culinary Dropout

Gastropub, New American Restaurant, and Rock Club$$$$
Fashion Square, Scottsdale
  • Kathryn
    "The pretzel fondue one of the most amazing things I have ever eaten."(19 Tips)
    Landry B.
    "highly recommend the Turkey pastrami sandwich"(4 Tips)
    Lisabeth M.
    "Turkey sandwich on the pretzel roll is out of this world!!!!"(4 Tips)
    M !.
    "You HAVE to try the pretzel bread & provolone fondue."(4 Tips)
143 Tips and reviews
  • pretzels
  • fondue
  • happy hour
  • sandwiches
  • fried chicken
Log in to leave a tip here.

  • Popular
  • Recent
  • Ashley 🎀
    Ashley 🎀August 20, 2014
    Pretzels! I think most of the appetizers are better than the entrees. Desserts are soooo good too. Great ambiance. Gets pretty loud the later in the night it gets. Love the seating and chandeliers.
    Upvoted Sep 24
  • Ricky P.
    Ricky PottsJuly 12, 2013
    Thirsty? Order the brown bag special. It's $1.95. It's basically cheap beer! Fun story behind the name. Drown your sorrows with the server that coined this concept. Cheers!
    Upvoted Sep 24
  • Haley B.
    Haley BuntrockNovember 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Live music is Fridays and Saturdays, super fun environment but it will be super LOUD then too. If you can handle the noise, order the fondue and after dinner don't miss the caramel popcorn.
  • Ref L.
    Ref LJune 29, 2015
    Place gets packed. Open table reservation let skip the line. Pretzel Fondue would've been great had cheese been more heated. For some reason the bar was holding up our drinks. Even empty. And canned.
  • Farrah
    FarrahMarch 25, 2012
    you need to order the pretzel fondue, this is a fact. great happy hour specials, the manager is great - amazing customer service, if you go, you will leave happy :) friends loved the tuna salad.
  • Taylor A.
    Taylor AlexanderNovember 18, 2013
    Love this place, just like all the other Fox restaurants! Mostly for the simple menu and live acoustic music on the weekends! They have a great happy hour too!
  • Louis B.
    Louis BaltimoreDecember 31, 2015
    The fried chicken is out of this world. For those tips on here saying to avoid it- they must have changed it up. Great sizes portion. So crispy!
  • Amber T.
    Amber TriniereAugust 3, 2013
    Amazing food! Probably because half the menu is dedicated to alcohol, however if your vegetarian you may have to think outside the box while trying to figure out what you can eat here.
  • Catherine C.
    Catherine CroutcherNovember 17, 2013
    Pretzel Fondue is a reason to come, casual, trendy atmosphere is the reason to come again. Great drink specials, & live music. Have dinner and walk to Old Town.
  • Chelsea B.
    Chelsea BrogiAugust 4, 2013
    Awesome food! The pretzel fondue is the best thing ever. A little expensive if you're on a college budget, but totally worth it! Decent happy hour specials!
  • Catie H.
    Catie HahneNovember 14, 2013
    The Pretzel Fondue is quite amazing. I have never come here and didn't like what I ordered. The service is always great and it's a fun place to hang out.
  • Della Z.
    Della ZMay 19, 2013
    Love the atmosphere of this place. They don't take reservations for small parties, but the wait goes quickly. The tomato bisque soup was amazing!
  • Ashley Q.
    The food was so good! It is very popular there so it can be hard to get a table
  • Jay H.
    Jay HartwigApril 21, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Coolest place to grab lunch in the area! Pretzels never disappoint. Try a smashed Irishman.
  • Kennie R.
    Kennie RaeOctober 20, 2010
    The chef that created the concepts for Culinary was so innovative and creative. This is a one of a kind concpet and really brings a new taste to comfort food! They often have specials and unique menu
  • PHOENIX Magazine
    PHOENIX MagazineFebruary 5, 2011
    Named one of the 2010 Best New Restaurants. Try the pork belly Cubano. Don't skip the skillet of hot, gooey apple monkey bread. Order it when your entree arrives, as it's baked to order. Read more
  • Janelle E.
    Janelle EricssonNovember 8, 2010
    Don't let the name discourage you. The food here is kinda pricy for a college budget but worth every penny. My favorite is the house made fettucine! Also they have nearly 50 different beers choices!
  • Megan M.
    Megan MooreApril 11, 2011
    If going with a large party, call ahead! They only have 2 or so tables that can accommodate. Very good food! Fondue pretzels and many grilled cheese is the best!
  • David L.
    David LaSpalutoAugust 20, 2011
    Fried chicken has a distinctly strong honey taste, a little off-putting to me, my wife, & a friend. Nothing wrong with it per se, & perfectly prepared. Just not to our liking.
  • Chelsea F.
    I had the prezels and povolone fondue and the pork belly ramen.... it was amazing! A must try.
  • Landry B.
    Landry BillupsJuly 28, 2012
    I highly recommend the Turkey pastrami sandwich with Swiss cheese on a pretzel roll. Savory.....I also recommend you plan a nap.
  • Cailin K.
    Cailin KoyDecember 21, 2014
    Hip gourmet-style pub food - try the the pretzel bites and fondue!
  • Braelyn S.
    Braelyn SmithMay 1, 2010
    Order the pork ribs- sauce made with jalapeño and molasses- not too spicy not too sweet. Meat literally falls off the bone, so delicious. I subbed a salad for my fries too. All meals are under $20!
  • Ben B.
    Ben BoydNovember 11, 2010
    Located 15 mins north of campus. Great atmosphere and all of their menu items are delicious. Wide variety and a great place for happy hour drinks and appetizers.
  • Ben H.
    Ben HernandezAugust 2, 2014
    Awesome and ambiance and the shaved prime rib sandwich is oh la la
  • Jonathan D.
    Jonathan DavisAugust 24, 2011
    Fried chicken is amazing... they don't give you much mashed potatoes though... you might need to order a side and split it with a friend.
  • Sam W.
    Sam WhitmanJanuary 22, 2015
    Little pricy but excellent foof drinks! Great place of you want to splurge a little (;
  • David L.
    David LaSpalutoAugust 20, 2011
    Crispy shrimp Caesar salad hits the spot - though the shrimp is battered/fried, there's nothing greasy about it. (And as others have said, YES, the pretzels.)
  • Eric H.
    Eric HoMay 6, 2013
    Order the Pretzel Fondue and wash them down with a beer from their impressive beer list.
  • Suzette V.
    Suzette ValleNovember 9, 2015
    Try the Broccoli Beer and Cheddar soup! So good!
  • Cathleen R.
    Cathleen RichardsJuly 14, 2014
    Try a shot of Chartreuse at Culinary Dropout. It's made by French monks. @CulinaryDr0p0ut #greenliqueur
  • Bunny C.
    Bunny ChanelJanuary 10
    Food was amazing! Great service! Fried chicken is enough for two people!
  • Libby H.
    Libby HagedonMay 24, 2013
    They have great food for happy hour (bar only), but for the life of me I cannot tell the difference between who works here and who is a customer.
  • Andy B.
    Andy BrownAugust 31, 2013
    Good vibe in the restaurant. Friendly attentive and helpful staff. Good local beers.
  • Raj S.
    Raj SuriFebruary 14, 2010
    Everyone had awesome food - not a single bad item. I had the braised short rib pasta and it was amazing! shrimp po boy was excellent as well the pretzel appetizer was a great starter.
  • Tonia J.
    Tonia JohnsonAugust 11, 2013
    The meatloaf was as good as promised. And the house chips and onion dip just as good.
  • Mary C.
    Mary CaseyFebruary 21
    I come here for the prime rib dip, it's the best I have ever had
  • Heather S.
    Heather StevensJuly 7, 2013
    Pretzels, grilled artichoke, Italian Salad, glasses of dinner in a long time!!
  • Mathew
    MathewMarch 22, 2015
    No brunch here which is bogus. Try the cap'n crunch French toast at other locations.
  • Lisabeth M.
    Lisabeth MoxAugust 13, 2012
    Turkey sandwich on the pretzel roll is out of this world!!!! A must have!!!
  • Ben W.
    Ben WilenskyAugust 19, 2012
    The pretzel bites with Provolone fondue dip appetizer is absolutely, positively as good as advertised.
  • kay t.
    kay t.1 week ago
    pretzels are delish. and the fried chicken is grrreat!
  • Niku A.
    Niku AzamJuly 13, 2015
    Really awesome food and atmosphere. Used to be a pink taco. Lexi is awesome.
  • ASU's Tempe Campus
    ASU's Tempe CampusJune 25, 2012
    Try the beef stroganoff or fried chicken. Don't forget the soft pretzels for your appetizer.
  • M !.
    M !March 23, 2013
    Great Beer list! You HAVE to try the pretzel bread & provolone fondue. .. Cheers!
  • Lori L.
    Lori LeonettiDecember 7, 2013
    Burrata appetizer was amazing.
  • Kathryn
    KathrynApril 15, 2012
    The pretzel fondue one of the most amazing things I have ever eaten.
  • cindy t.
    Fried chicken is great, as are fish and chips. Definitely share the pretzel appetizer. All cocktails are made with fresh and/or in-house ingredients.
  • Marisa M.
    Marisa MillardMarch 16, 2013
    Pretzels and fondue is crazy delicious
  • Zac F.
    Zac FoxxMarch 24, 2014
    Pretzel fondue is outstanding. Not one bad dish at this restaurant.
362 Photos

Related Searches

  • culinary dropout scottsdale
  • culinary dropout scottsdale photos
  • culinary dropout scottsdale location
  • culinary dropout scottsdale address
  • culinary dropout scottsdale
  • culinary drop out scottsdale
  • culinary dropout scottsdale
  • culinary dropouts scottsdale
  • culinary dropout fashion square scottsdale

Foursquare © 2016  Lovingly made in NYC & SF