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Back Abbey

128 Oberlin Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-4620
909-625-2642
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Ranked #1 of 107 restaurants in Claremont
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Hamburgers
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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English first
california
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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
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95 reviews 95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Los Angeles
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The Back Abby is a real gem. Probably the best overall in Claremont. The Duck Fat Fries are worth the premium price. Be advised chef does not permit substitutions. The dishes change a bit with seasons are well constructed and of great value. Beer selection is passable for a small pub. Outdoor dinning is very pleasant.

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Claremont, California
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37 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Whenever we are craving a really decadent burger and fries we go to Back Abbey. The place can get crowded and there is no place to put your name. We usually go at off times so we don't have to wait. They have a wonderful selection of beers as well.

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Claremont, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I love this place, but have gone less lately just because the wait is too long unless you time it just right or you go at off hours, and there are so many other great places nearby.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I love this restaurant. The food is phenomenally prepared. The atmosphere is great, but its a bit of a small place. If you want to avoid a crowd then try going on a weekday, but you'll still likely see it busy! One of the few places where I actually recommend having a burger!

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Redlands, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Glorious spring salad with pea tendrils, arugula, mint to counter the oh so very good fries...lovely belgian beer with loads of options. I love how this place is tucked away too. Definitely recommend a stop.

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Claremont, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The beer selection here is amazing. Some staples that are there every time, some that come and go and give you a chance to taste something new. Great burgers. My wife is vegetarian and unlike most burger and beer places, Back Abbey has a really good veggie burger that she loves. Only problem is that it is so popular you... More

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Westlake Village, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great french fries too. It's a lively place and the service is good. This restaurant does a good business and sometimes I've thought it would take forever to get in and get the food but I've never had to wait more that 10 minutes or so.

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