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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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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch

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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Bowling alley? Yes with a good bacon blue cheese burger and curly fries!

Happened upon this restaurant and we were amazed that we could get food to go and cross the main drag ( hwy 395) and there was a very pleasant park our dog could sit by the picnic table and all enjoyed! Nice location after driving from Barstow without stopping to eat-Nice!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
DianeWittmanPunteri
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Nevada City, California
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San Diego, California
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148 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Wow, we never expected to have such a great reasonably priced dinner and bowl a couple of games for the two of us and only spend $50. Great fried chicken and grilled chicken breast. Loved the special Cesar salad as a $2 upgrade. The place was packed, 2/3 of the folks were grey haired, but some families as well. This... More 

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Tonopah, United States
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70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It's always been lunch and scoot home. Tired of hearing our Bishop friends rave about the dinners, we spent the night this trip and after settling into a motel right in front, had our names placed on the waiting list and settled in at the bar for great drinks served by a friendly mixologist. We went over the list of... More 

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Nevada City, California
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Happened upon this restaurant and we were amazed that we could get food to go and cross the main drag ( hwy 395) and there was a very pleasant park our dog could sit by the picnic table and all enjoyed! Nice location after driving from Barstow without stopping to eat-Nice!

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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52 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This bar and grill is a hidden gem in Bishop! They have good food, drink, and atmosphere. It's not on the main street, it's behind the LaQuinta

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Essex
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I didn't expect much from a restaurant that is in a bowling alley but we had a real treat tonight. We both opted for different steaks and they were both exquisite. If we were here for longer we'd definitely have gone back. Loved it.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We read all the reviews saying 'excellent' and had higher expectations. We did end up with a decent 'on the road' dinner. We each had a different steak (one a rib eye) which came with fries and a salad. There is a modest wine list and we were able to get a bottle of Merlot to go with this. They... More 

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Escondido, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

not great but good, Got in late and the place was close and we were tired and hungry. Avoid the fish and chips (greasy) and the salads were swimming in dressing. Ask for the dressing on the side. Service was good though

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Estes Park
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Recommended by hotel. Ok menu. Ordered burgers and we did not realize until we got them that no one had asked how we wanted them cooked. Too bad cause I think some really good meat was ruined by being overcooked. Decent salads. Fries, onion rings, etc. from the freezer. It was all you can eat spaghetti night and looking at... More 

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Locals advised us to eat here, was very good, try the rib eye steak. Be aware the price is not as advertised on the sign out on the side walk though

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Edgewater, Maryland
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This was fun and decent food but good grief - NO vegetarian options?? Maybe 20 years ago but really, it's not that odd anymore! But service was good and our waiter willingly shared some great hiking ideas with us....but c'mon guys, at least a portobello sandwich!

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