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Back Abbey

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Hamburgers, Pub
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128 Oberlin Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-4620
909-625-2642
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Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
French fries

The best. Always very crowded b/c of colleges. Too small but great food. Try to go often. Getting fat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Claremont, California
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Washington, Utah
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92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is a very lively college town bar and grill with some interesting European beers, but it is very small and not good for large groups, especially those with kids. More appropriate for adults, don't bring kids here unless you sit outside. Some of the folks in our group loved their food, some did not. The burgers overall were somewhat... More 

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Claremont, California
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We ordered nuts and olives and one beer at 10:35 pm which almost closing time, $21.00 plus tip. Waste of money and awful service!

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Claremont, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

The best. Always very crowded b/c of colleges. Too small but great food. Try to go often. Getting fat.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Delicious burgers and Wienerschnitzel salad! The fries are absolutely awesome as well, with a great beer menu to complement any food you get there.

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Claremont, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This place is dirty and overpriced. We went in on a Friday night just before 5pm. We ordered 2 beers, which came in, what I can only describe as a small glass meant for champagne. The bill for 2 beers was nearly $20.00. We thought we were going to eat but the menu itself was so dirty that we could... More 

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New Jersey
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168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This restaurant is clearly popular with the younger crowd in this exciting college town. The atmosphere is very good and appears to be a fun place with a fun crowd. However, the food is not good and ok at best, and the prices sort of reasonable, but I must admit, I can get a much better burger for $14. First,... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We were in Pomona for a show at the Fairplex, and the clerk at the hotel desk recommended a short (15 min) drive to Claremont and the Back Abbey. Claremont is a great funky little town with lots of great old architecture, unique little shops, etc. The Back Abbey really personified the quirkiness of this great place! Set in what... More 

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Livermore, CA,USA
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Our second visit confirmed the excellence of their many Belgian beers on tap (with the correct glasses), combined with food that's as good as any restaurant. I highly recommend the duck-fat fries (the half order is enough for two people), charcuterie plate, mussels, and the burger. Something about the light, loose texture of the grind when paired with a brioche... More 

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St. George, Utah
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Could eat delicious food outside for lunch. Need to get there early as it is very popular. The steamed mussels in wine were great.

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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90 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My wife and son had lunch at Back Abbey and liked the soup. Although my wife did not especially like the sausage sandwich, I decided to try this restaurant. I had to concur with my wife that the food was not good. I ordered the plain hamburger which was not to my taste. The side salad only was offered with... More 

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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, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Hamburgers, Pub
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

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