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Back Alley Bowling Bar and Grill

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649 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514
17608735777
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 101
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  • 94
    Very good
  • 29
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  • 4
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
All you can eat, pasta night!

This was a great find, recommended by the Creekside inn staff. Wife and kids loved the all you can eat pasta, witch was very good, and I enjoyed a very tender and juicy steak, the best I've had for quite some time. The bowling alley/sports bar atmosphere is great!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Arnt78
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Stavanger, Norway
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Stavanger, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a great find, recommended by the Creekside inn staff. Wife and kids loved the all you can eat pasta, witch was very good, and I enjoyed a very tender and juicy steak, the best I've had for quite some time. The bowling alley/sports bar atmosphere is great!

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Bishop, Ca.
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Don't shy away, this bowling alley is not the norm! This is where the locals go. From burgers to prime rib, seafood and beyond. Cute surf side ambience, friendly staff.

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Thank 2goneagain
Redondo Beach, California
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stop here for a meal and you will be pleasantly surprised! We stayed at Creekside Inn and the staff there recommended this place for our dinner that night. We walked around the corner to this bowling alley and restaurant and were very glad we did. Varied menu, comfy tables, pleasant service. We enjoyed the prime rib special, shrimp scampi and... More 

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Thank SoCalGal2013
SoCal
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a locals spot for sure and there is a good reason for that. Their kitchen puts out some food that is first rate....full of flavor and with specials that make it a bargain to have great food. Yes...it sounds like you are in a bowling alley because that is where this restaurant is located. The sounds of balls... More 

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Thank wildman66
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were referred to the 'bowling alley' for Dinner on Christmas Eve by the Creekside Staff and the gal at Giggle Springs Market. Normally I wouldn't be persuaded to have a special Christmas Eve dinner at the bowling alley, but when you're in a small town it's best to listen to the locals. We had a fantastic Prime Rib dinner... More 

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Thank Heidi S
Napa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

My wife and I went here after backpacking for 8 days in the High Country. We were there on a Friday night and the place was packed. It was their 'Prime Rib Night' (which is offered only Thurs., Fri. and Sat. nights). After eating only backpacking food for 9 nights, we were salivating. There was a mixup in our order... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

love this little place. the staff are awesome, food good and lanes are cute. a must stop stop especially with kids

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Thank Psychmart
Sparks, Nevada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

We read some reviews on nearby restaurants, this was highly recommended and was walking distance from our hotel (Creekside Inn). We were pleasantly surprised by the menu options. I had flat iron steak, and my husband had fried chicken...both were delicious. The service was great. after dinner we enjoyed a little bowling. Will definitely be returning.

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Thank litbell22
antwerp
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

the restaurant was next to our hotel and was recommended by the reception. First night we had a beer while waiting for a table. Good beer. The food was good and plenty so ended up eating there the next evening to.

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Thank hermaro
Corona, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Excellent foold and service. Right next door to Creekside Inn and a nice quiet place to eat. Highly recommend the steak and shrimp dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 649 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bishop
  • Phone Number: 17608735777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 20
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Pub, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?