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The Back Alley Bowl and Grill

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649 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514
17608735777
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Back Alley Bowling Alley is a well kept secret that most locals visit often. Their food is amazing. Everything from prime rib on weekends to lobster to lamb chops. The ambiance can be loud at times but it is a bowling alley. The servers are courteous and efficient. They have a full service bar and amazing margaritas. We eat... More 

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Thank Christina D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place for a burger or steak and lobster! Outstanding menu and a great surprise is in store for those who venture there for their first visit. It is a locals favorite!

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Thank steve h
Bishop, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This restaurant has the best hamburgers. The waiters and waitresses are very nice. They also good steak and seafood specials on Friday and Saturday night

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Thank terryldave
Mammoth Lakes, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Back Alley is a classic bowling alley in downtown Bishop, CA. The prices are low to bowl and the pitchers of beer are cheap. It is rarely crowded and a comfortable place to bring a date or the family. I haven't personally eaten there but have heard from Bishop locals that the food is quite good.

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Thank John B
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had arranged to stay at Bishop for the night on the way from Vegas to San Fransisco. Having researched restaurants in the town I was intrigued at the Bowl and Grill and the great reviews it had received, and was next door to our hotel. We popped in for a few drinks when we arrived, received a great welcome... More 

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Thank Suzie S
Interlaken
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Yes, this is a restaurant co-located in a bowling alley. First the dinner menu has a wide variety of meal choices. We chose fish (cod) and chips, a Caesar salad, and fried chicken. The service was swift and attentive, and the food was delicious and low-priced. Fortunately, the alley noise was muffled.

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Thank Betsy G
Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Leave your expectations of a restaurant in a bowling alley at the door! Food is excellent and service is friendly and prompt. Solid menu with dinner specials which on our visit included Ribeye Steak and a 60-40 Burger (beef & bacon). Full bar and good selection of beers.

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Thank jeffandsara
Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice salad and a very good ribeye. But in a bowling Alley? Strange but true in this small town. The dining room is separate from the play. Eat and play with a full belly or the other way.

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Thank Dean S
Lafaye
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best steak in town, at the local Bowling Alley!!! I have had the ribeye and flat iron steak, both were outstanding. Friendly staff, fast service. It's where the locals eat.

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Thank Doug H
Seal Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can get a full dinner here which is nice. Located just behind the Creekside Inn, so it is an easy walk. The bowling looked fun but we were tired from our long drive.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
Cuisine
Pub, American, Bar, Steakhouse
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 649 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bishop
  • Phone Number: 17608735777

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?