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128 Oberlin Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-4620
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Ranked #1 of 106 Restaurants in Claremont
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Hamburgers
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I've eaten here many times in the last couple of years- I'd eat here more often if I wasn't watching my cholesterol!. The beef is of highest quality; the fries, which are fried in duck fat, are deadly good. They make a very good pork shnitzel too, served on a salad- its pretty close to what my Hungarian mom used... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We had a late dinner after arriving late into town. The food was tasty, typical pub food. High quality ingredients. The cheese plate was not the best and they did not explain the cheeses served. Interesting beer choices, limited wine list.

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Downey, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The Back Abbey will not disappoint if you love Belgium beers and enjoy great food. The space is small with a hip vibe. There is also outdoor seating for a beautiful California sunny day. The service was prompt and friendly. They have an abundance of Belgium beers on tap and many others by the bottle. Surprisingly they have a decent... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The Back Abby has been put together with someone paying attention to the small stuff. Great burger, descent fries, and plenty of taps to satisfy any beer drinker. Most of us had the "Back Abby burger" and left full and happy. We were there on a sat night. The wait staff was stretched a little thin but still gave descent... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Excellent Belgian beer list and a nice supply of suitable glasses for whatever you order. Menu also not too bad and food came out very good (although I feel like they could cut their cheese/meatplate/breads) up and make it easier to share with people. On the downside our server was generally inattentive and always seemed like she was in a... More 

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Claremont, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Not only the Back Abbey's famous Pomme Frites and succulent salads, but beer for those wheat-allergic amongst us. All you need to do is Ask.

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Denver, Colorado
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Read such glowing reviews and the number one rating...This was the first restaurant we visited in Claremont. We were one of the few customers there for an early weekday lunch. The waiter was polite and service quick. The menu offerings limited, but we were there for great burgers. We ordered a speciality of the day and backyard burger, both medium.... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Love this place. Great food quality, great burgers, world class fries, tasty mussels, everything I have tried has been excellent. The ingredients are first class, even their breads are wonderful. One of the best selections of beer I have ever seen, Belgian ales are well represented, as well as other gems. Truly outstanding in both food and drink departments. The... More 

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Claremont, California
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The Back Abbey is a favorite for both native Claremonters and visitors. I strongly recommend it--especially the mussels. It's not cheap, though.

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Claremont, California, USA
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Since it opened, this has been my favorite Claremont restaurant. The food is fabulous--which has an expanded menu since it first opened--and the service outstanding. While it may be sometimes too noisy and too crowded on weekend nights inside, try the outside area.

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Additional Information about Back Abbey

Address: 128 Oberlin Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-4620
Phone Number: 909-625-2642
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Claremont
Open Hours:
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
Cuisine: Hamburgers

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