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Culinary Dropout - Denver, Denver, CO

Culinary Dropout - Denver

4.5
4.5
397 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Culinary Dropout serves classic meals done right. With crowd favorites like our pretzel bites and provolone fondue, 36-hour pork ribs, and our famous fried chicken drizzled with honey you’ll want to taste everything. Thirsty? Wash it all down with an ice-cold craft beer or a killer house-made cocktail. And don't forget to stick around for games and free live music with a laid-back vibe. Culinary Dropout is for anyone who loves damn good food and drinks.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 51 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (720) 779-0190

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Mayfair

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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What 397 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Most Booked

  • Denver

    Good for Groups

  • Denver

    Most Booked

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  1. JK

    JtotheK

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    Air conditioning was down and I wasn't notified. Was 80F in the restaurant and we were both very uncomfortable. It would have been appreciated if the restaurant just let us know that the A/C was down.
  2. t

    tianaf

    Denver

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Fried chicken was really tasty, but a bit too greasy. Ribs were so overly salty, but otherwise tasted good. Salt was so strong , couldn’t eat much. My drink was hugely disappointing. Won’t return.
  3. SB

    SethB

    New Mexico

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good, service was great, very pleasant on the patio however it was very noisy as tables close together making it difficult to carry on a conversation. Otherwise great experience.
  4. JR

    JamRock

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We felt welcome from the moment we entered this immense, bustling space. Hosts were excellent, and our server was at our table quickly. She was incredibly personable and knowledgeable, and clearly enjoyed her team and the environment. Very cool start. The small charcuterie board I ordered was super fresh, with the grilled bread some of the best I’ve had — it’s easy to be boring or even complacent when it comes to grilled bread, but this had a perfect char, the right amount of a deeply rich balsamic drizzle and flaky sea salt, and then as a lovely surprise just a hint of garlic on the end notes of every bite. Outstanding. The pretzels and cheese were the best I’ve ever had, little pillows of dough that weren’t heavy (?!) with cheese kept over a tea light to keep it edible throughout our meal. While the chicken wings weren’t quite as described to us — they were not at all “traditionally” sauced as our server described — they were nonetheless crispy outside and tender inside. The salmon was great, with the exception of it being a touch overcooked from the medium temperature promised. At one point a manager emerged from the kitchen to apologize for the delay in our entrees; this was super nice and wholly unnecessary, as we were still Plowing through our pretzels, but I greatly appreciated the attention to our experience and the awareness of the expeditors. We are returning tomorrow. I won’t leave denver until I’ve tried their fried chicken, which looked fantastic.
  5. CT

    ChelseaT

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab!! Amazing food, service, and ambiance.
  6. RT

    RudyToody

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Too loud for the geriatric set!
  7. JB

    JadeB

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and location. The food was delicious and the service was even better. Ally was the best. Top notch. Would recommend!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service4ambience1
    Too hot. No air conditioning.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was ok. Service was good.
  10. S

    Salomerb

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    El servicio buenísimo, la comida deliciosa y el lugar perfecto
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service2ambience4
    It was really fun! However we did have to wait 40 minutes when we had a reservation and showed up 10 minutes prior. Was just strange watching people get seated immediately when there was only 2 of us 30 minutes past our reservation. However, the food was great and our server was very kind.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Not very good
  13. SM

    SheMarLan

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! A bit pricey but we looked at it as worth it because of how delicious everything was. Our waitress was super friendly and was down to give recs on things on the menu, which I totally appreciate.
  14. p

    phil

    Denver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Met a colleague for lunch and had wonderful salads! The Kale salad + salmon was amazing. Service was good and quick. The music was just a bit loud, making conversation more difficult than need be...that's the only thing that could have been better.
  15. R

    Review4u

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    On our first trip we were excited as the menu looked so good. The restaurant has a great design and feel. Our service was mediocre and the food arrived but with cold French fries on two of the entrees. The mashed potatoes were cold on the third. Our pretzel appetizers were barely warm so definitely the food sat somewhere for a period of time. Not sure we will go back as this could be a dropout from our restaurants to go to.
  16. Y

    Yvette

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun, lively atmosphere. Wait staff were professional and attantive. Food was delicious
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a very friendly server who gave us good recommendations/advice on what to eat. We had the pretzels with fondue for an appetizer which were delicious but the pretzels were the size of mini buns and filled us up a little too much. I ordered the turkey pastrami and my server did tell me that it was turkey in pastrami style; I think I expected it to be kinda like turkey bacon but it wasn’t and I found it a little dry (to be fair, I find most turkey to be dry). My husband enjoyed his ribs (which have jalapeño in the BBQ glaze, fyi) and we both enjoyed our drinks. Overall pleasant experience and would recommend.
  18. A

    April

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had a great time. We were able to watch the game and the food was great.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    My pizza came out burnt. I don’t know how or why anyone bring a food item to a table when it was basically black/crispy/could not be eaten. It took 30 minutes to get a new one. Also waited more than 20 minutes for drinks. Servers kept bringing items we didn’t order to our table. It was clear that staff didn’t understand the company’s sitting chart. No one offered to comp the meal or the drinks. I understand being under staffed/dealing with a lot of tables, but it was very empty. Loved the space/idea. Hated the actually experience.
  20. MZ

    MisterZip

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience2
    At the price point we were expecting something more intimate and not so large and loud. Felt very corporate. Food was excellent, but the rest of the experience was lacking, e.g., 30 minutes for drinks to be delivered.
  21. DG

    DonG

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Kiara was amazing! All our food was excellent - hot, tasty and delicious. Perfect onion rings, even the Brussel sprouts were good! Lol! What a nice place to have a birthday party. Upbeat family venue.
  22. K

    Kate

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time there and great experience. Fun atmosphere and great service both times.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Birthday brunch. Great food and good service.
  24. A

    Austin

    Denver

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good place. Only negative was it was way too hot, turn on the AC when you’ve got that many people. Thanks.
  25. ML

    MLA09

    Denver

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall2food5service3ambience4
    We had reserved a table for 4 at 330; when we got there we asked for a table for 5 instead as one person decided to join. It was empty in the place both inside and out. They told us we had to wait for them to “clear a table” ….for what ended up taking 20 minutes. There were numerous empty tables. I’ve been there a few other times and had excellent service and food is great but today was an awful experience (also when I went to make the reservation an hour beforehand it was wide open on OpenTable so it didn’t appear to be full). If they were short handed a simple explanation would have gone a long ways. It was like they had forgot about us altogether.
  26. TD

    TedD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Culinary Dropout is...okay. The service was adequate but slow; the food was decent but nothing special, and for that level of quality it is *definitely* overpriced. I would describe the decor and atmosphere as "upscale sports bar" more than an expensive restaurant. I don't exactly regret trying the place, but I am in no particular hurry to go back.
  27. EJ

    EJackson

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Pricey but worth it, good service and the food was great. I had the Strawberry and Kale Salad w/ Chicken (they were out of the meatloaf) and a Watermelon Mezcal Daiquiri, my date had the Fried Chicken.
  28. W

    Williams25

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely as always, they always sit in a timely manner. The food is amazing.
  29. G

    Greathideaway

    Denver

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The food was just okay but the restaurant I would think of first when getting together with friends. The specialty drinks are all ice and not much drink. I felt I paid $14 for a glass of ice instead of a margarita and the food was just okay.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience3
    Love the culinary dropout in Scottsdale, Arizona so thought we’d give the one in Denver try. Unfortunately the food quality was sub-par. Brussels sprouts were cold and soggy when delivered to the table. Pizza was cold and undercooked when it arrived to the table. I was hoping to have a repeat of previous experience in Scottsdale. Didn’t happen. Love the atmosphere for the most part. Very kid friendly as there were lots of kids running around uncontrolled. So if you’re looking for a quiet getaway with spouse or significant other I would consider an alternative. Fun spot though for larger get together‘s but watch out for the food quality.
  31. OO

    OutOften

    Denver

    46 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    We loved Culinary Dropout when they first opened, but the food quality has gotten wore and worse over time, to the point now where we will likely not go back. Our server was great and tried very hard to make things right, but the food is just terrible now. My fish and chips came out over cooked and cold, and the fries were ice cold. My boys chicken was so overcooked the coating was like cement. Just pain bad all around.
  32. JF

    JudyF

    Milwaukee

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Father’s Day brunch- lots of waiting even with reservations- food was worth it but in such a large space with empty tables seemed hard to justify. Plenty of staff chatting on corners or looking aimless
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Arrived five minutes early for our 1:30 registration, didn’t get seated until 2:15.
  34. EB

    EricaB

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Poor food. Soggy salad flavorless onion rings not good
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went to culinary dropout on 20 June for Father’s Day. Both hostesses I spoke to you related to our table were rude and dismissive. Despite the fact that the reservation was for an outdoor table and half of our party was seated at an outdoor table when we arrived (why couldn’t we have stayed there???), we were moved inside to a sub-optimal location directly under a speaker and right next to the door. When I inquired about staying at the table that the party had originally been seated at I was told that all outside tables were committed and we would have to wait 45 minutes to an hour. This was a surprise since I had a reservation for an outdoor table already and half of our party had a literally been at the table less than 2 minutes previous. I am sympathetic to the fact that most restaurants are dealing with staffing shortages and Father’s Day is busy at brunch time however, it was very disappointing to be met with attitude and eye-rolling.
  36. J

    Jeff

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    After a lengthy wait for our main courses to arrive (20-25 mins), my prime rib dip - Au jus was ice cold, sandwich was barely warm and fries were cold. Disappointing because my other experiences here have been positive. They did take it off of the bill and sent me home with a fresh to go prime rib dip.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great sports bar with yummy food and drinks!
  38. T

    Tourist

    Denver

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had never been to Culinary Dropout until yesterday but had heard from several friends that they had a delicious brunch. I ordered the Breakfast Pizza and I honestly think it is one of the best things I have ever eaten. The portions were also very large so I brought home four of the six pieces and my husband had some of my leftovers and now he is asking when we can go again so that he can order that. The service and atmosphere were also really great! I would highly recommend this place!
  39. T

    Tvanpelt

    South Dakota

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Neat restaurant, food was delicious. Music too loud for my preference. Server was friendly and knowledgeable he kept us informed on why there was a delay on drinks and kept checking on us. Unique decor with converse shoe wall but was neat.
  40. D

    dinerDan

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Very slow service. It was a Friday night and the restaurant was busy but we were kept waiting and waiting.

FAQs

Culinary Dropout - Denver offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (720) 779-0190.

Culinary Dropout - Denver is rated 4.5 stars by 397 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 51 times today
Google Map for Culinary Dropout - Denver

4141 E 9th Ave Denver, CO 80220

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Mayfair

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, American, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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