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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: Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Food, It's a Bowling Alley

My wife and I ate here during a short stay in Bishop over the Christmas holiday. It was recommended to us by our hotel (Creekside Inn) which is right next door. First of all, it's a bowling alley -- it has all the ambience of a bowling alley so if you're not into that, don't bother. Since it had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
RonHinSD
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San Diego, California, United States
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  • Late Night
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English first
San Diego, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My wife and I ate here during a short stay in Bishop over the Christmas holiday. It was recommended to us by our hotel (Creekside Inn) which is right next door. First of all, it's a bowling alley -- it has all the ambience of a bowling alley so if you're not into that, don't bother. Since it had been... More 

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Bishop, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The fried chicken is one of my favorite meals here. The burgers are thick and juicy. I don't think I've ever had a bad meal at the Back Alley.

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Sacramento, California, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This place has another entry in Tripadvisor. It's the same place. This is the place to eat in Bishop. It is way better than it looks. The service is prompt and the food and cocktails are excellent.

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Sacramento, California, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is the place to eat in Bishop. It is way better than it looks. The service is prompt and the food and cocktails are excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

The food was very good , the service was friendly and great . The kids had a great time bumper bowling too

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Bishop, CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A bowling alley, who would eat at a bowling alley? The answer, most of the locals in Bishop, that's who. Back Alley opens for lunch at 11:30 and although the hamburger is one of the best I have ever had, the other sandwiches such as a Patty Melt, Pastrami, or Beef Dip are equally good. With a full bar in... More 

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BISHOP
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

since whiskey creek closed, we go here alot. isn't fancy, but it's good! reccommending it to visitors sounds strange, but go there if you want a steak etc. burgers are also good!

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Los Angeles, California
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28 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We didn't eat here, but had a few drinks and played two games of bowling. It is a really cute, retro place just in the back of the La Quinta. I would definitely recommend the bowling alley and bar, although can't comment on the food.

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California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Cafe/bar in the back of small bowling alley. Food was average. Service was slow. I would pick a different place if going back to Bishop.

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Tonopah, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Driving Hwy 395 has over the years become less flavorful when it comes to meals, a few good here and there and nearly none in Bishop, despite the number of eateries there. But for lunch and dinner, slowing down and looking for the bowling alley, hidden behind a motel and Japanese restaurant will reward you with awesome eats. The menu... 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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