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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“prime rib” (34 reviews)
“steak” (74 reviews)
“cod” (4 reviews)
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Pub, American, Bar
$$ - $$$
649 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514-2425
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Help staff and service personnel are eager to please and spot-on with their service. The food was very good and prepared to our expectation. The room has no atmosphere and the seating is often uncomfortable but the meal is a good value.

Thank larrycW8898RG
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

Thank wilbron
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fun for the whole family! My husband enjoyed drinks while waiting for a table on a busy night. The kids enjoyed blowing and the food was good. Entertaining for all!

Thank Kristen M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very good, delicious Salmon and Ribeye (with your choice of rice, potatoe or french fries, salad included) the service is excellent! Can just recommend this place

Thank Daniela D
Reviewed 1 week ago

You walk into a small bowling alley with a few formic booths for food ordered at & picked up from a counter at a bar. We were told that there was a 30 minute wait to get a table in the restaurant with its entrance...More

Thank AL10025
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to The Back Alley because of all the great reviews. The chef everyone else had must have been off the night we went. Our waiter was very friendly and was pretty frank about the steaks and cocktails. We were going to order a...More

Thank KonaMom2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I dined at The Back Alley at the advice of the nearby hotel staff, and was not disappointed. Don't let the looks from the entry dissuade you. It does look like a bowling alley because it is, and the restraint is not fancy, but the...More

Thank Dudenacho
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

The Back Alley Restaurant in the Bishop CA bowling alley serves great food where you would least expect it, in a bowling alley. The prime rib served Thursday-Sunday is excellent as is the seafood dishes. Casual atmosphere in a bowling alley. I'll return next time...More

Thank rick c c
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We had our doubts that the better restaurant recommendation was in a bowling alley. But it was very good!!

Thank caroline p
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We decided to stop and have lunch on our way back from Tahoe recently. I had a burger and fries, and it was good. My daughter had the shrimp and fries, and it was also great. My wife had the blt, and it was really...More

Thank cold1za
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Pub, American, Bar
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
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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