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The Back Alley Bowl and Grill

) #2 of 48 Restaurants in Bishop $$ - $$$ , American,
649 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514-2425
+1 760-873-5777
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“prime rib” (35 reviews)
“steak” (74 reviews)
“cod” (4 reviews)
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Pub, American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
649 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514-2425
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1 - 10 of 328 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

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
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 6 days 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 5 days ago

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was good. My wife and kids had the burgers. It's a quick stop and the food is kid friendly. The food came out quickly and the service was very good. If you are in Bishop give this place a try.

1  Thank Gteanio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were traveling and staying overnight in Bishop, CA. We asked the front desk for a dining suggestion. They said just go to the bowling alley next door, they are the best. So we did and what a great surprise. You can order anything from...More

1  Thank 2014jojoma
Tom F, Manager at The Back Alley Bowl and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for joining us. If you are ever in Bishop again we would love to see you. Sincerely, Dee Davis

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a find for sure! Lots of locals eating here - always a good sign. Very courteous wait staff, fast service and great food. We'll be back.

1  Thank Cyndiloo L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

got the hotel room and decided a bite was due as late 9 pm when all said and done. decided on the back alley grill. even at the late hour service was great and food was excellent highly recommended

1  Thank Troy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently stayed at the Creekside Inn, Bishop. We asked the front desk personnel for some recommendations for dinner. The young lady said, "don't laugh, but we recommend the Back Alley Bowl and Grill". We looked at the menu and decided to give it a...More

1  Thank Kim C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was fun just because it was so unexpected - upscale menu offerings in a restaurant sandwiched into the back of a bowling alley. The food was great and the service fine, and although it was a bit pricier than we expected, the prices...More

Thank PSaunders14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yeah, prime rib at a bowling alley and packed every night served. A local favorite invaded by us tourists. The staff is super friendly and the food fantastic. The alley is great too...full bar! Stay next door at creekside inn and no driving!

Thank Daniel R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
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, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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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