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Back Abbey

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Hamburgers
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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: Dinner, Late Night

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 2
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  • 3
    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
Great beer and fun menu

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Carla C
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St. George, Utah
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St. George, Utah
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

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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89 reviews 89 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Offers a delicious charcuterie platter which we paired with excellent duck fat fries. An incredible selection of predominantly Belgian beers on tap. We will be back.

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Rancho cucamonga, CA
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211 reviews 211 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Love this place. They have a ton of beers on tap and simple but delicious food (think French fries fried in duck fat served with several dipping sauces). I like the basic but delicious bar menu and service is always good. My only complaint is that it is always busy but that's because it's good (and small but I don't... More 

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Seattle
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954 reviews 954 reviews
544 restaurant reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A cool place with a hipster beer aficionado vibe, Belgian-style. A solid beer selection that I appreciated. I started with the crab cakes which were mediocre. Too much horseradish. I followed with a burger which was on the upper-end in terms of quality. The stand-out was the fries. These were some of the best pomme frites I have ever eaten,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The Red Monk Burger is a fantastic and unique burger. You can tell they have taken a lot of care in perfecting this burger by choosing the best toppings and highest quality ingredients to make a stellar combination. The atmosphere of the restaurant (gastropub) is also really fun. There is not a lot of seating but this is not your... More 

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Tortuguero, Costa Rica
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Really enjoyed this place. They have a huge selection of beers, so I told the server what kind of flavor I was looking for, and he delivered perfectly for three different choices. I only ate a pretzel, but the menu is tempting and everything my friends ate looked great. Cozy ambiance, and they even have blankets available for cold nights... More 

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Boston
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55 reviews 55 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

great local place with a knowledgable staff, lots of good, unhealthy food to enjoy with your beverages.

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Claremont
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I think the Back Abbey has become a Claremont institution because of what I wrote in my title. There is nothing quite like a local establishment, somewhat tucked away in a special spot (in this case in an historic ice house building behind a movie theater and boutique hotel). The selection of beer that is on tap is impressive. The... More 

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Claremont, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Food was good, crowded with 20 somethings relaxing and having fun. Small but inviting with city history, was the cities ice house. Would definitely recommend it to anyone.

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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
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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