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Back Alley Bowling Bar and Grill

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649 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514
(760) 873-5777
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
In a bowling alley? Really?

We stopped by here and decided to grab some grub. The place was full on a Thursday evening so we went to the bar to grab a cold one. We waited about one corona when we were told our table was ready. The waitress was nice, clearly working hard at keeping all her tables happy. The food was good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The bowling alley was recommended by everyone for the best place to get a steak in Bishop. Judging by the crowd on a Tuesday, it is the go to place for dinner. I had chicken, which was fine and my husband said his steak was very good. Both dinners included a very large salad, potato or rice and veggie. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We stopped by here and decided to grab some grub. The place was full on a Thursday evening so we went to the bar to grab a cold one. We waited about one corona when we were told our table was ready. The waitress was nice, clearly working hard at keeping all her tables happy. The food was good. My... More 

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Bishop, California
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is a really good place to get good diner food! You would think going to a Bowling Alley is kind of a odd place to go for good food, and it is but it does have some of the best food in town. Prices are good and we have always had good service. My husband really loves their fried... More 

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Valley Village
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We have eaten there 4 to 5 times and the food is always consistent and a good variety. Service is very good. Plus don't have to drive there from the Creekside

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Placentia, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is not a bowling alley but a good bar and grill with a bowling alley. The steaks and Tom's burger are very good. The servers are very friendly and good.

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Bishop, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Fun menu, good prices. The dining area is comfortably separate from the bowing lanes but there are tables with a good view of the bowing action.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The waitresses here are really bad. They are really rude and practically throw your menus at you. I wouldn't bring anyone to eat here ever - and I had brought some friends here to bowl and eat. mistake. I was so embarrassed at the way they were treated - actually how we were all treated. They need some help with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Really? We are having dinner in a Bowling alley? My friend said "trust me." We ate at the bar while watching bowlers. Wonderful food, full bar, great prices. How more American can you get than this!

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I was directed to the back alley by my hotel's front desk. It was St Paddy's Day and I wanted an Irish inspired meal and drink, they were out of the corned beef so I ended up with tuna instead. Very good seared with veggies and rice. I ate at the bar and had friendly service while I watched tennis... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

So, it was by birthday, I received a lovely dessert. But by far the best was the flat iron steak. Yummo. We did get the hamburger and prime rib. Not on the same night, we couldn't not go there for the 3 days we visited Bishop. And if you bowl, well there's a bonus. The service was good, even on... More 

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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: (760) 873-5777

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
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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