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The Back Alley Bowl and Grill

€€ - €€€Steakhouse, Seafood,
649 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514-2425
+1 760-873-5777
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (43 reviews)
“lobster” (21 reviews)
“flat iron steak” (11 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 22:00 Hours
Steakhouse, Seafood, Pub, American, Bar
€€ - €€€
649 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514-2425
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Back Alley Bowl and Grill
1. Voted 2017 Best Dinner!
"we were blown away by Back Alley."
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2. Delicious Seafood Options!
"Very generous portions and the staff is fantastic"
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3. Prime Rib Thursday-Saturday
"Food was excellent, staff was great and fun"
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1 - 10 of 417 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We asked the front desk folks at Creekside Inn where to eat and all three told us "The Back Alley!" That was a great recommendation. Two things to keep in mind; one while offering a good amount of seating, this is a busy place, every...More

Thank LoomisSteve
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Restaurant is in a bowling alley so it might get noisy. No bowling when we there thankfully. Place was busy, service was good. Prime rib was average. Fried chicken was good. Okay prices. Would try again.

Thank stardok
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’d read that this was a favourite of the locals, also that service may be suspect. Well whilst we had to wait 15 minutes for a table, enjoying a good local IPA in the bar, the table became available exactly as promised. The food (an...More

Thank Rob C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the back alley bowl for dinner this evening, left without eating after deliberately being ignored for long enough. Even after asking to be served, the staff continued to serve local people who were seated 20 minutes after us. Terrible customer service if your...More

Thank robert w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was very busy when we visited October 8th. Waited about 20 minutes for a table.. that's fine... 6 of us was seated and given menus.. Waited another 20 minutes so asked the server if we needed to order from the bar .. she said no...More

Thank Jamie K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Remember, this is Bishop, not a big metropolitan city BUT you won’t be disappointed if you are looking for a nice meal in a very friendly place. It certainly isn’t fancy (tired travelers welcome!) but who needs that on the road? We have eaten here...More

Thank LauraJ48
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm just not used to going to a bowling alley for a good meal but this place changed my mind. Food is very good, atmosphere is nothing fancy, service is very good. Just a good down home type feeling. Judging by the line of folks...More

Thank slotdoc
Reviewed 16 September 2018

ordered the prime rib which was excellent & even though it was busy our waitress gave us great service

Thank suneedb
Reviewed 15 September 2018

We were surprised by having a great meal in a bowling alley! Fantastic ! The Lady next to us, was in town for her job and had come back for a second nights dinner. Quick, friendly service with good food. Location is behind one of...More

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Went here because of an overheard recommendation... happy I did! My wife had a chicken salad and I had a 60/40 burger. Service was excellent. Very welcome feel...

Thank Adventurer35573
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Questions & Answers
Libby J
19 August 2018|
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Response from sgdh | Reviewed this property |
Definitely no I am afraid.
21 October 2017|
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Response from Stacey M | Reviewed this property |
No they don’t. The restaurant is in a dinning room separate from the bowling alley. You may also order from the restaurant and eat in the bowling alley.
4 September 2017|
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Response from Tom F | Property representative |
The specials change daily.We do have Prime Rib every Thursday- Saturday.and all you can eat Spaghetti every Wednesday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$35
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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