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“Bustling Back Abbey - the best for burgers and beer!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Back Abbey

Back Abbey
128 Oberlin Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-4620
909-625-2642
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Ranked #1 of 106 Restaurants in Claremont
Cuisines: Hamburgers
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Los Angeles, California
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208 reviews 208 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 75 cities Reviews in 75 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Bustling Back Abbey - the best for burgers and beer!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

Nothing tops the Back Abbey burger paired with one of their imported beers. The place is packed inside and out, but well worth the wait. The wait staff is friendly and helpful, maintaining their sense of humor as they squeeze around the crowded tables. It's around the corner from the Lemmle Movie Theater, so it is perfect for enjoying dinner before or after. If you are looking for a quiet place for dinner on Friday or Saturday, this isn't for you.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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san diego
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91 reviews 91 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Good Burgers fun outdoor dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

Really tasty burgers ,no reservations so be prepared to wait. We sat outside and had a nice time. Everyone enjoyed their selection, -6 of us some had steak and chicken which they enjoyed. The duck oil fried french frys which we said to be "so good" were good but not such a giant hit for us. They have a large selection of micro beers that seems to be a big hit. Not many good places to eat in this area. This was a nice find.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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USA
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Reviews in 140 cities Reviews in 140 cities
257 helpful votes 257 helpful votes
“If I could give them 6 stars I would!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

There is not a single restaurant even remotely within the same stratosphere with Back Abbey in Claremont. (Actually there is one, Hayato. But that is it!)

Anyone that has been here knows the menu is small and excellent. They make a few things and they make them superbly. It is a gastropub that can rival any in LA. Make sure you get the fries. While I am not a big potato person, these are every bit as good as pomme frites in Belgian and they come with great dipping sauces.

They also have a superb Belgian beer selection, both on tap and bottled. The atmosphere is perfect as well. Very inviting and friendly. They are not trying to be anything they aren't. Finally, the staff is always top notch. You will also notice that they have a lot of the same people working here for long periods of time. If you want the best server at the restaurant, make sure to ask for STEPHANIE. If she is not there, you are guaranteed to get someone else great!

p.s. Outside area is really great as well.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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South Bend, Indiana
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

Good food, well-prepared and served fresh and hot, plus great beer -- what's not to like about the Back Abbey? The fries were crispy and the accompanying sauces delicious. We split a backyard burger, cooked to a perfect medium rare, and an order of mussels with bread for dipping in the garlic-y sauce. Awesome! We enjoyed sitting at the bar and looking at all the cool tap-handles for their huge beer selection. A great meal in a fun place made our date-night outing perfect.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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los angeles, ca
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Outstanding!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2011

Great place to hang out with friends / family or just to enjoy a nice meal with your sweet one. Friendly staff, great food, wonderful place!!!!

  • Visited April 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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