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The Back Alley

649 North Main St, Bishop, CA 93514
(760) 873-5777
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Ranked #25 of 50 restaurants in Bishop
Most recent review
- Jul 23, 2014
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My First visit at Bishop. looking for some seafood and steak. Nice, Crowded little place. friendly and good service.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Unless you were a local, were told by a local, or found it by accident, you'd never stumble across this bowling ally restaurant. Ok food, good service

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MELROSE
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

This was my second visit after the first was somewhat disappointing. I ordered the prime rib and it was a generous portion at a great price. The atmosphere is casual and the service was great the second time around.

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Shropshire Uk
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Always good value for money with good food and service, the prime rib is a must if available. There might be smarter places in town but this appears to be where the locals eat

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Bishop
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Best value in town! A hidden jewel for Bishop at the Bowling Alley. Very good food and a quiet little bar as well.

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Ridgecrest, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a duplicate review since the place is listed twice. After much deliberation on where to eat dinner (and high recommendations from the hotel staff), we chose the Back Alley. While it's true that it is a local favorite, it is not fine dining. When we got there around 5pm, there were a few people drinking at the bar/tables.... More

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Bishop, California, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We are Bishop locals. My wife works at a local bank and I work at a nearby hotel. We eat at the back Alley oftern and I must send 10 tables of people to you per day from the hotel. Tonight, we came to see them for dinner as we have so many times before. We waited patiently to be... More

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Costa Mesa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

If you want to watch football in Bishop-this place is it. The food is about Denny's quality but they have some decent beers available. It's loud because it's IN A BOWLING ALLEY.

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Hemet, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This is the third time we have been to Bishop this last year....and we have been recomended this restaurant but laughed it off as it is a bowling ally....We finally tried it last night and all I can say is next time were in Bishop....we will be back.

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San Diego, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We’ve eaten here twice, once in August 2011 and again in August 2013. It’s conveniently located next to the Bishop Creek Inn and suitably casual after being stuck in the car all day. Service, food and prices are all good. Good choice at the end of a long day.

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