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The Back Alley Bowl and Grill

649 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514-2425
+1 760-873-5777
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“prime rib” (41 reviews)
“lobster” (21 reviews)
“flat iron steak” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Steakhouse, Seafood, Pub, American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
649 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514-2425
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Back Alley Bowl and Grill
1. Voted 2017 Best Dinner!
"we were blown away by Back Alley."
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2. Delicious Seafood Options!
"Very generous portions and the staff is fantastic"
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3. Prime Rib Thursday-Saturday
"Food was excellent, staff was great and fun"
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1 - 10 of 389 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Restaurant lounge was slammed full of diners and loud. (I’m not talking about the bowling lanes, which were on the front side of the building.) My steak knife was filthy and had a noticeable blob of a thick, greasy substance on it. The server apologized...More

Thank nobodysmama
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

We were staying at the Creekside Inn and the front desk recommended Back Alley for dinner. Based on our experience of food at bowling alleys in the U.K., we didn't have high expectations. But we were blown away by Back Alley. Really excellent and friendly...More

Thank TomSawyer81
Tom F, Manager at The Back Alley Bowl and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2017

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you. We appreciate your business.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super dinner service and food in a bowling alley! The salmon was cooked perfectly. The steak was great, too. Sorry...can't recommend their lunch though.

Thank YosemiteTwo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here on locals’ recommendations. I had a salad and my husband had grilled halibut, which he said was rather overcooked. The setting is interesting, and the food is acceptable.

Thank KatunAhaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Forget the bowling alley. This place has it. We have paid way more for way less around the traps. Excellent food for the price. Do it.

Thank Guy W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never unhappy with anything they serve. OK, so it's a bowling ally.....deal with it. If they added atmosphere they would have to charge for it and the meals would not be any better.

Thank oakdalemaverick
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After raving about this establishment and becoming a regular twice a week customer, the commitment to excellence that once trickled from the owner to the service staff tapered off and I found a new favorite place to dine in town. The food is still good...More

Thank Phil L
Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

Everyone says this is best restaurant in Bishop. The hotel staff and friends all said to go there. In a bowling alley? You got it. Some tables overlook the alleys. Some seats at the bar. We opted for the dining room. Not fancy, but practical....More

Thank amoomba
Reviewed May 15, 2018

We were rolling into Bishop pretty late, so other than fast food, this was one of the only options. The service was some of the friendliest I've had, but the chicken on the chicken sando was rough, like it had been cluckin around the yard...More

Thank HCS43
Reviewed May 8, 2018

Great steaks ad sea food - good bar - delicious cheese cake -easy walk - from Creekside Inn and other motels - sure enough the Back Alley Bowl is an excellent choice.

Thank Jay R
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Questions & Answers
October 21, 2017|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from Stacey M | Reviewed this property |
No they don’t. The restaurant is in a dinning room separate from the bowling alley. You may also order from the restaurant and eat in the bowling alley.
September 4, 2017|
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Response from Tom F | Property representative |
The specials change daily.We do have Prime Rib every Thursday- Saturday.and all you can eat Spaghetti every Wednesday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $35
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 649 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514-2425
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bishop
  • Phone Number: +1 760-873-5777
  • E-mail
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