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The Back Alley Bowl and Grill

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649 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514-2425
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
All 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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Garden Grove
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Small Bowling alley with two bars and a restaurant. Services was good. Friendly staff. Definitely a locals place. Everyone was friendly. Food was good, hot and prepared to order.

Thank eeggleston72
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were staying at the Holiday Inn across the road from the bowling alley. This was recommended to us by the hotel receptionist - and what a good choice this was. Great tasting steaks, salad and soup. Having never been to the area before we were all pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed our meals. Nico who served us was really... More 

Thank Victoria W
Bishop, California
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The burgers are so good and their onion rings are to die for all the food is good those 2 are just my favorite Love to pop in for lunch or dinner. Always have great service in the restaurant. Everyone who works in the restaurant are wonderful please be patient sometimes things are a little slow coming out because they... More 

Thank hannonbunch5
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at the Creekside inn bishop. Walked next door to the bowling alley/grill. Tucked away behind la Quinta hotel. Decent to good food and cold beer. Made for a quick and easy meal. Fresh salad with the meal.

Thank Mathurin K
Bishop, California
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trust me, I was skeptical, too! They have good seafood and steaks (one of the only places in town to get lobster I think), as well as tasty salads (especially nice caesar salad) and great burgers. Of course, if you're going more of the appetizer route, those are good too! Also there's a full bar with fun drink specials and... More 

Thank YbarraK
Zurich, Switzerland
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at a nearby hotel and found the location through tripadvisor. The place is a classic bowling alley with restaurant annexed, two bars and plenty of TVs showing sports (mainly). We found many other families with kids dining here so we felt "this can't be wrong". The experience confirmed our first impression: very tasty food (but don't expect... More 

Thank BuendnerUnterwegs
Hastings, New Zealand
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Bishop for the night only, and this was a short walk from our hotel. My husbands steak and vegetables were pretty good and I wanted to try a hot dog for the first time, it was Ok, but I had menu envy, and should have had the steak too. The service was great, and it was very... More 

Thank Margie143
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for hamburgers that had high reviews. The bun was mushy and the meat was tasteless will not reccomend

Thank Linda B
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for beers before dinner (with the idea of having dinner there), when we arrived I asked the waiter if we could have sat down at the bar not on the bowling area that was quite loud but the one in the other room where it was quite and nice. Without explaining why she said no even tough... More 

Thank Diana P
Houston, Texas
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Asked our hotel what the best restaurant in town was and told the bowling alley. Thought it was a joke, but we tried it. No, really good! The kids bowled while waiting for our food. You can sit down and get served or order at the window and serve yourself. Lots of chili on the chili dog, and the pork... More 

Thank shelly m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
Pub, American, Bar, Steakhouse
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
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 649 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514-2425
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bishop
  • Phone Number: 17608735777

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