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Back Abbey

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

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice Selection of Beer, Good Food, Too

Good and somewhat unusual food. Good service, great selection of beers and staff knowledgable in what each offering is. The food menu is not extensive, but the items on it are all good. The beer menu is extensive, but I have only sampled a half a dozen of so, all of which were good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Lake Arrowhead, California
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109 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Good and somewhat unusual food. Good service, great selection of beers and staff knowledgable in what each offering is. The food menu is not extensive, but the items on it are all good. The beer menu is extensive, but I have only sampled a half a dozen of so, all of which were good.

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Los Angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Our friends love the Belgian and German beer here. We didn't eat, but tried a few of the drinks. If you are looking for something non-beer tasting, we liked the S. Louis Lambic beer, Premium Framboise (raspberries), which was delicious. Unfortunately, Back Abbey doesn't serve Ciders...(or they were out of it that night)

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We arrived at LAX after a 5.5. hour flight and drove straight to Claremont for a college tour, so needless to say we were hungry when we found Back Abbey. We came based on other reviews, and were pleasantly greeted by a quiet and quaint pub with eclectic decor and simple ambience. It was perfect for a Wednesday summer afternoon.... More 

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Flagstaff, AZ
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

$19 for a burger with fries. We are talking a six ounce patty. This is absolutely ridiculous. It is not a five star gourmet place but a very simple burger place with self seating and old and worn chairs and tables. It is beyond me why it is ranked so high on tripadvisor. Service is just ok.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

With all the good reviews and the recommendation of an employee at a nearby business we decided to try the Back Abbey for lunch yesterday. I was expecting an amazing burger, tried the Backyard burger no onions since I don't like them. But it was really just OK, not much flavor, I even put the salad dressing on it, but... More 

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West Covina, CA
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We went here for lunch with a couple of co-workers. The place is small. There's not much seating inside and they don't take reservations. It's a first come, first serve, seat yourself type of place. They don't even offer take out. We ended up seating in the outside patio which would have been great if it wasn't 90+ degrees outside.... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Back Abbey is the best gastropub in Claremont. Ever since Eureka Burger moved into town, Back Abbey lost some of its luster but don't let people tell you that Eureka is better...it is not. The food at Back Abbey is really good and you can't go wrong with the Back Yard Burger. They also have a very good selection of... More 

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Southern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Best burgers ever! It is well worth the wait to get a table. The patio is the best place to sit and have food & drinks, but it is sometimes a longer wait in the warmer months. They have an amazing selection of beer, and also decent wines. The fries are also fantastic. We come here a lot, our kids... More 

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Claremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The schnitzel salad is really good and is something you probably won't find anywhere near Claremont.

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Washington, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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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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: 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?