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Back Abbey

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128 Oberlin Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-4620
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Burgers and Beer

We tried some interesting beers and everyone loved their burgers, but the French fries in duck fat are divine!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 19, 2015
Melanie G
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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San Dimas, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fun place to stop for a brew and bite. I'll indulge in one of their juicy burgers once in awhile, they have great appetizers and salads, everything made when ordered. Wonderful selection of brews. Just don't be in hurry, you'll want to stay awhile, one of my favorite places to hang with friends.

Thank Diana V
Claremont, California
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95 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I have only ever had a burger and fries here because I find it next to impossible to pass over the fries cooked in duck fat. They are so tasty. I do like their outdoor seating for those warm summer nights, too. It is also a great place to grab a bite before going to a movie just a few... More 

Thank Barbara H
Fullerton, CA
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We had walked past Back Abbey many times going to the movies at the Laemlie theater and it always had lots of people sitting outside. So after a matinee we decided to go there. Sat outside and I ordered crab cakes (had heard they were good) and hard cider. Wife had burger and beer. We both very much enjoyed our... More 

Thank DavidFullerton
Regensburg, Germany
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I love the back patio at the Abbey. Great people watching over delicious beers and juicy burgers. The fries come with three sauces. I also recommend the salty and tasty mussels!

1 Thank CiaCiaKat01
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We tried some interesting beers and everyone loved their burgers, but the French fries in duck fat are divine!

Thank Melanie G
Claremont, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

The Back Abbey can be loud and cramped, but the food is great quality and distinctive. Favorites are the delicious burgers nestled in freshly baked Brioche buns and the variety of truly tasty soups. The fries (which are cooked in duck fat) and served with three sauces are PERFECT. Late night, a fresh baked pretzel with one of their beers... More 

Thank ClaremontFoodFan
Lake Arrowhead, California
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151 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

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.

1 Thank L6953YVpaull
Los Angeles
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232 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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)

Thank anonymousLosAngeles
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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 

Thank workhardplayharder
Flagstaff, AZ
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 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.

Thank grevenbroich

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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: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene


Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?