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The Back Alley Bowl and Grill

649 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514-2425
+1 760-873-5777
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (35 reviews)
“steak” (75 reviews)
“cod” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Steakhouse, Seafood, Pub, American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
649 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514-2425
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I just had the best birthday dinner of Lobster, I have ever had. Prices are great as well as the food and service. I will be returning many times to enjoy great food.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Even after reading the rave reviews and being told by the desk staff at our hotel next door that this was the best food in town we were still a bit apprehensive. But the food, service, and fun factor were as good as described. You...More

2  Thank wilbron
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Yes it's in a bowling alley, but a great place to eat with great service. Food was good. Ordered fried chicken but they were out really wanted to try it. Flat iron steak was great and the captains platter was good grilled shrimp was a...More

Thank Renee G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Typical steakhouse with excellent food and choices. Highly recommended. Play bowling before, not after the food.

Thank rogerxy
Tom F, Manager at The Back Alley Bowl and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We appreciate your business. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to serve you.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The dining room isn't fancy, but they serve a decent dinner with good portions. The service is quick and servers pleasant.

1  Thank BlDaHu
Tom F, Manager at The Back Alley Bowl and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for coming in. We appreciate your business.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Trip advisor readers rate this grill highly and it was recommended by the Creekside Inn. We had chicken caesar salads and glasses of wine. There was plenty of chicken on the salad but the dressing was not very good and the greens low average. Maybe...More

Thank Rockerwife
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the easiest place to get to...sits off the main drag behind 2 hotels...but well worth the effort. It was lunch time, so we had sandwiches which arrived fairly fast with the usual chips and pickle. Since it was a around 2, it wasn't very...More

1  Thank dleewilloughby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing fancy but good, reasonably priced food and a good selection of menu items. The service was fast and friendly.

1  Thank Traci_LA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reading all the reviews led us to higher expectation than we should have had. The food is good, but not 5 star. The steak was well cooked, but again, it was an average quality; preparation can only do so much. That is pretty much the...More

Thank DLSArizona
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When here on the recommendation of the hotel we're staying at best Western. Kind of sketchy because it's a bowling alley. We thought we try it out. From the moment moment we walked in we love the atmosphere. Had a couple cocktails and then went...More

1  Thank Jimmsocal
Tom F, Manager at The Back Alley Bowl and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 25
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 649 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514-2425
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bishop
  • Phone Number: +1 760-873-5777
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