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Culinary Dropout - Denver, Denver, CO

Culinary Dropout - Denver

4.5
4.5
371 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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Booked 104 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

  • Area

    Mayfair

  • Parking Details

    Public Parking

  • Additional

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

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What 371 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Denver / Colorado

    Most Booked

  • Denver

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  • Denver

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  1. ML

    MLA09

    Denver

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined today

    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.

  2. EJ

    EJackson

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    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.

  3. G

    Greathideaway

    Denver

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.

  5. OO

    OutOften

    Denver

    44 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.

  6. JF

    JudyF

    Milwaukee

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience3

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

  8. EB

    EricaB

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    Poor food. Soggy salad flavorless onion rings not good

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.

  10. J

    Jeff

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great sports bar with yummy food and drinks!

  12. T

    Tourist

    Denver

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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!

  13. D

    dinerDan

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4

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

  14. T

    Tvanpelt

    South Dakota

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service

  16. t

    tastechaser

    Denver

    104 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Low key grad school celebration. There were 4 women at the hostess desk and despite have a reservation, we didn’t get seated on time and when I went to check on the status, they asked if we wanted indoor or outdoor. When we said indoor we were seated right away. Our server was nice but it seemed like a long lag before drinks, then another long while for charcuterie board, Entree, etc. Their patio looks really big so I understand the back up. Entrees were all good - lasagna, spicy Korean skirt steak and chicken sandwich. Dessert was great also - we will go back.

  17. KV

    KimberlyV

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was phenomenal and food was great!

  18. MP

    MrsPuckett

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    This was my first visit to Culinary Dropout. We started with a round of cocktails and appetizers. We had the pretzels and fondue - so good! For dinner I had the fried chicken with mashed potatoes and cole slaw. The chicken was delicious, the mashed potatoes were unremarkable, and I did not love the cole slaw. The service was good. My biggest complaint was the temperature. It was a hot summer night and I don't know if the restaurant's A/C was broken or what, but it was SO HOT inside. Even when the restaurant was mostly empty later in the evening, it never cooled off. They need some ceiling fans or something to make it more comfortable for their diners.

  19. AP

    AbbyP

    Denver

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    First time enjoying brunch and loved the food. Unfortunately, service was slow and we had to remind our waiter twice for things he was supposed to bring us. Not to mention it took 12 minutes for our drinks to be delivered to our table…bartenders were speedy, but we saw the drinks sitting at the bar for 12 minutes before someone brought them over.

  20. QB

    QueenofBadassery

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Phenomenal food options for carnivores and herbivores. Pizza bites were smashed quickly! Music was a touch loud with an attempt to control the atmosphere, however the conversations were louder. A bit of trouble in attempting to determine waitstaff due to casual dress. Asked a patron if we could have more drinks thinking she worked there! Oops. Overall, will definitely be back!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is amazing. I think I had the best chicken salad and burnt end nacho Ive ever had. Third time there and haven’t had a bad thing!

  22. S

    Sean

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Very ok. The best part of the meal was the appetizer.

  23. v

    vals

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5

    Great ambiance, good drinks and service. Unfortunately, food was disappointing in flavor and execution. Salads and coleslaw limp and lacking dressing. Ribs tough, and pizza texture was hard and low-quality, with prices on par with fine dining. Fun place, but I can't recommend it for the food itself--I eat out at a lot of places, and have had better food at most bars.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great server good food…but we were surprised by the lack of clothing the servers had on. Literally wearing a bra & shorts that didn’t cover their booties.

  25. F

    Flamenco

    Denver

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great atmosphere with indoor/outdoor dining. Cocktails were fantastic. Definitely loud so don’t plan on having long heart to heart conversations. Highly recommended.

  26. JA

    JennyA

    New York Area

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it! Service impeccable. Great food. Good music and vibe. Will be back soon for sure.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    Many of the food items were tasty, but the service was completely lacking. Our entrees took 40 min, after being delivered our server didn’t come back for 30 min and was no where to be found on the floor. I worked in the service industry for many many years. This was just really bad. The manager stopped by to apologize for the entrées being so late but almost did it as a fly by, didn’t stop to have a real interaction and then never checked back in. The server just went MIA. Not a good experience.

  28. S

    Suezq73

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Overall loved the atmosphere! Went with a group of friends, and everyone loved their entrees except for myself. Ordered the 36 slow cooked, braised pork Ribs. Wasn’t very tender and not a fan of the sauce. Loud atmosphere but fun. Great cocktails and service.

  29. JF

    JaneF

    Denver

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2

    The noise level was horrible. My friend and I sat right next to each other and had to shout. You need to do something to moderate it. The food and service was great, but the noise level ruined the meal.

  30. j

    jenniec

    Denver

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful place. Filling plates. Great variety on menu. Fun bar menu. Only suggestion is that it would be helpful if the menu designated specifically GF items. I ordered a salad, and missed that it had Farro on it. No biggie - was great otherwise!

  31. M

    Melanie

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    First timer at culinary drop out here! The server was very knowledgeable about the menu, shared his recommendations as well as items new in or not listed on the menu. I was able to order a mock-tail of any of the cocktails on the menu which was nice for anyone who does not drink. We started with pretzel fondue, had the chicken katsu sandwich and strawberry kale salad!

  32. KM

    KeithM

    Exclusive

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Service was prompt and professional. Food was hot, delicious, and arrived in a timely manner after ordering. Atmosphere was lively, exciting, and modern. Would recommend

  33. K

    Kelly

    Denver

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great place to enjoy dinner & drinks! We sat at the bar and had the most delightful dinner. The staff was very attentive & was so much fun to interact with. We will definitely be back!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Our waitress was amazing but the restaurant overall was understaffed. We waited to order and waited for everything for quite awhile.

  35. T

    Teri22

    Denver

    69 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Disappointed that we made a reservation on OpenTable several weeks in advance for an outdoor table and were told we had to sit inside. Not the biggest problem but saw others come in after us and seated outside. Food was OK but not anything special. Service was good. We live in Congress Park and can easily walk to this restaurant. There are better places. We won't be back.

  36. MH

    MicheleH

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    Servers were wonderful and I liked eating on the patio. The food was very “meh.” I ordered a blue cheese wedge salad which came out with some wilted lettuce leaves, no wedge and very little flavor. Onion ring appetizer was good and my husbands meatloaf was ok. Cocktails were very good.

  37. EA

    ErinA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a lot of fun, very casual, fun vibe, my daughter and her friend loved it! Everything we ordered was great, and would definitely go back.

  38. AL

    ALEJANDROARCIA

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The excellent food, the onion rings are from another world, the fried chicken is spectacular, 100% recommended, we will surely eat there again, excellent.

  39. BM

    BillM

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    We were excited to try this venue due to some of the reviews and images. We were disappointed. I realize times are rough in the restaurant business at this time but our experience doesn't give us confidence to return. My wife and I ordered cocktails. My manhattan was average. Her pina colada-like cocktail was the same. The time to get our drinks was long. The server did explain they were backed up so I give her credit for that. We ordered the soft pretzel with provolone fondue. It was excellent. Unfortunately, it was the highlight of our dining experience. We both ordered the wedge salad with a salmon add-on. This was not a wedge salad. It was a shredded iceberg salad. The lettuce was limp and soggy. I received the wrong order the first time. It took about 10 minutes to get someone's attention. Once they were alerted, they did quickly correct the mistake. I was excited when we were asked how we wanted our salmon cooked. I ordered mine medium-rare. I received medium to medium-well. After waiting for them to correct the first mistake (the wrong order), I just decided to eat what was put in front of me. My wife ordered hers medium-well and that is what she received. We sat on the patio which is very large. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. She was well trained in her spiel. Unfortunately, the food and service didn't live up to the hype of her description or the potential of this very nice venue. I would not recommend this place to a friend or family member.

  40. LM

    LindaM

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Entrées took forever to receive as well as our second round of drinks. Appetizer dirty dishes were never removed even one entrée was brought

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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 371 OpenTable diners.

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

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Google Map for Culinary Dropout - Denver

4141 E 9th Ave Denver, CO 80220

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    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 Parking

  • Additional

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

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