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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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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (38 reviews)
“lobster” (20 reviews)
“flat iron steak” (11 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Seafood, Pub, American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
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."
TomSawyer81
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2. Delicious Seafood Options!
"Very generous portions and the staff is fantastic"
dkk1770
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3. Prime Rib Thursday-Saturday
"Food was excellent, staff was great and fun"
2014jojoma
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1 - 10 of 367 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

That's right, the Bowling alley. Really good food for dinner. a bit on the pricey side, but a great place to get a good steak or something else you might crave.

Thank Dennis F
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We were staying at the Creekside Inn and the front desk recommended Back Alley for dinner. Based on our experience of food at bowling alleys in the U.K., we didn't have high expectations. But we were blown away by Back Alley. Really excellent and friendly...More

Thank TomSawyer81
Tom F, Manager at The Back Alley Bowl and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

This bowling alley and restaurant are a hidden jem. Had the best time bowling, could have been the fabulous Bloody Mary’s we had while bowling. After 2 games of bowling, decided to try they’re restaurant, glad we did, best burger, great service - perfect afternoon...More

Thank Me Me C
Tom F, Owner at The Back Alley Bowl and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we appreciate your business!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow. This place is amazing. Fantastic food, great, cheerful and fast service, good cocktails, fun atmosphere, cozy, friendly, perfect! We were treated like friends though we just stumbled in after a long road trip. Everything we had was terrific, including the flatiron steak and ribeye...More

Thank linda f
Tom F, Owner at The Back Alley Bowl and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we look forward to serving you again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately we got here late and kitchen closing, but sat in quaint bar and had delicious cocktail and appetizers while watching World Series. Fun place; nice people. All the locals say food is great. Must try dinner here next time.

Thank cvcalifornia
Tom F, Owner at The Back Alley Bowl and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review, we hope you can come back and join us for dinner soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A hidden gem that is a favorite of the locals in Bishop. My wife and I had dinner there Sunday. The marinated top sirloin steak and grilled salmon were both excellent and the service was very friendly. Nice place that deserves its reputation, a bit...More

Thank Rod D
Tom F, Owner at The Back Alley Bowl and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review, we look forward to serving you again in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yeah, it's a loud bowling alley. But hidden behind the kitchen doors is a Michelin rated chef, maybe just hasn't bothered to go get the rating...... Seriously, OMFG.. ordered rib eye steak (at a bowling alley).. the meat and sides would put a steakhouse to...More

Thank Sean W
Tom F, Manager at The Back Alley Bowl and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We want to thank you for your review and business.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended to us by a friend so on our last trip to Bishop we decided to check it out. You don’t think of going to a bowling alley for good food but we were pleasantly surprised. Service was excellent and the food...More

Thank Trudyinrc
Tom F, Manager at The Back Alley Bowl and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really wanted this place to meet the expection of all the good reviews but no can do. It was busy and so loud that I could not talk to my partner and the bowling hadn't even started yet. Everyone had to yell to converse, even...More

Thank 1RedRider1
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is in a bowling alley. It is great. Drinks are perfect. Great martinis. I had 2! We split a New York. Perfect. The wedge salad had about 2000 calories of dressing on it and some weird vinegary dressing. But we had just come...More

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

Thank you for the review. We look forward to serving you in the future.

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DropThePuck07
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.
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dc1dslextremecom
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$35
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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