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Culinary Dropout

7135 E Camelback Rd, Suite 125, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-1262
+1 480-970-1700
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (87 reviews)
“pretzels” (90 reviews)
“cheese fondue” (33 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7135 E Camelback Rd, Suite 125, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-1262
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had high hopes for Culinary Dropout. It was voted one of the top ten places for lunch on several review sites. The hostesses were very sweet. Decor is interesting and fun. The two- top tables are very small and cramped. Our server was friendly....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Watsituya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here while passing through Arizona. Cool atmosphere, great service and fantastic food (we had the fondue/pretzels and burgers). Also have a nice assortment of drink options. A tad pricey for my liking, but I think that’s fairly normal for the location.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 533alisas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun place to meet friends. Great food, Service was great. I highly recommend the pretzel balls and the chicken. Both were very delicious. I also tried the passion fruit mimosa. Excellent. Convenient parking also.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank gbest17401
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for a late lunch and enjoyed the visit. The fondue was good as were the 2 prime ribs we ordered. The Fish and Chips and the Grilled Chicken Club sandwich met expectations and were quite tasty. We had 2 Long Island Ice teas...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Rick T
Reviewed November 12, 2018

My wife and I and friends were in Scottsdale for a vacation and had to return to Culinary Dropout. I think this was our third or fourth meal there. Always very good and very fun time. I like the menu, which has excellent standards, and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank John W
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This spacious restaurant is a perfect place for a large gathering. Service is good, food is good, convenient parking...what's not to like!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Holly V
Reviewed October 10, 2018

Maybe the Chef was too cool for school - but this restaurant it too cool for anyone over the age of 30. Culinary Drop Out falls into the category of a restaurant “concept” rather than an actual eatery – it is the experience they area...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Tara L
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

Our first time here. We were at Nordstrom’s and wanted an early dinner and cocktails. What a wonderful find!!! We started off with pretzel bites and cheese fondue. :-)). The M.A.C. Burger did not disappoint. Joey was a very attentive server and helped guide us...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank CirrusSR22_pilot
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

This place has decent appetizers, food was pretty good. Not the nest fried chicken I've had. It was busy but not overly crowded.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank zphi10
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Great location, food and service. Had a nice thick burger, shared a cheese plate with the boyfriend and had two great drinks. Would come back here again--hopefully when it's a lot less hot to enjoy lunch outside! The Bob Marley mural is a great touch...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Tiera N
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July 21, 2016|
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Response from Jaime L | Reviewed this property |
It accommodates both. When we were leaving there was a couple sitting in the outside patio with twins about 2 years old and she had enough room for her double stroller and the kids were having a good time.
December 19, 2014|
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Response from tasteoftulum | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe that Culinary Dropout has a glutten free menu, but Olive and Ivy which is about a 3 minute walk around the corner on the waterfront does.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7135 E Camelback Rd, Suite 125, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-1262
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: +1 480-970-1700
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