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Culinary Dropout

) #24 of 951 Restaurants in Scottsdale €€ - €€€ American, , Vegetarian Friendly
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
“pretzels” (90 reviews)
“fried chicken” (76 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

All I can say is uuhhgg. Ordinary over priced drinks and boring wines. The grinder would not make the grade at a Blimpies or a Subway. There most popular appetizer it appears is the pretzel dough balls and melted cheese. Very inventive. Anyway this is...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food here is mainly bar quality so best to go during the afternoon happy hour when drinks are price reduced and a snack menu is also available. We went off main menu and with two courses but the bill still mounts probably to more than...More

Thank ssenit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Salad, service and sandwiches are really tasty! It's great for a quick bite for lunch. In between shopping and ice cream, it works well!!

Thank Jackie A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome happy hour. Great deals - excellent service! Will definitely be back when I'm in Arizona again. Sangria was pretty tasty and the pretzel appetizer was amaaaaazing.

Thank HappyMom77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went in with a group of friends last nite with no reservations. Seems like this place is run by kids with lousy attitudes about customer service. Had to work to even get drinks. So left and went next door.......much better.......they paid attention to their customers....More

Thank bbowles2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really good happy hour specials. Fries are really food as well as the pretzel fondue. Service is good despite the place being very busy.

Thank Rbb599
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We asked about this place while in the Fashion Mall and it was highly recommended. We walked over, was seated immediately and enjoyed a great lunch. We were seated next to what appeared to be a Mother and Daughter. We had great conversation with them,...More

Thank tblash33
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Very good experience. The food came fast and was delicious. The pretzels are a definite must try for pretzel fans. The staff was great and the atmosphere makes it an even more enjoyable dining experience.

Thank David D
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We met friends here for lunch. It was a little hard to find but worth the effort. I had a delicious and satisfying salad. One of us had ribs that were delicious. They also offered kid's meals. Great place for lunch.

Thank Jenn H
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

While the food here is good, the service experience I had last night was disappointing. Met some friends here with my wife for dinner. Had 7:30 reservation. Food served 8:45. Music so loud on patio we couldn't hear for ordering or conversation. Asked politely twice...More

Thank John N
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Kim B
22 July 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.
19 December 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
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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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