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Back Abbey

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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128 Oberlin Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-4620
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Claremont, California, United States
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The seating here really makes me nuts. There isn't enough and what they have is awfully uncomfortable If they fix that we would consider going more often. The french fries are yummy and the burgers good. The beer menu is outstanding. This is a fun hangout and lots of interesting people hang out here.

Thank Beth W
Claremont, CA
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great Bistro Place to grab a beer... knowledge staff will guide you to a foreign beer you are bound to love! Great burgers... fries salads... and atmosphere

Thank RobinALiseD
Arcadia, California
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my second visit to The Back Abbey. It is a fun place with tremendous food - dry-aged beef that melts in your mouth - and a very long beer list - 28 on tap and many more in bottles. I had the 12oz Dry-aged bone-in rib eye and it was amazing, especially when combined with the Belgian Kwak... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My parents and I split the cheese board for an appetizer. It was delicious. The server did not tell us what each cheese was though :( For my main course, I had the back abbey burger. The burger was very tasty, but the roll got super soggy with the onion juices. Despite some issues, I'd definitely go back!

Thank Megan F
Claremont, California
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These are really fabulous, gourmet burgers, huge, great meat, nice toppings, fluffy buns, come with salad (we often split one between the two of us). You also must have their fries -- thin, crisp, fried in olive oil I think -- very decadent. For those who like moules frites, I am told they are scrumptious. Many craft beers and good... More 

Thank profcarol
Los Angeles, CA
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57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Sorry, Eureka Burger and Rounds, but you can't hold a candle to the awesomeness that is the Back Abbey. They also have amazing mussels, salads, and duck fat fries. I'm not a beer drinker but I usually have a beer when I eat here as they have a fabulous collection. The atmosphere is also warm, friendly, and inviting. Love, love,... More 

Thank TaxLass
Claremont, CA
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

We've been there countless times since the BA opened and can't really recall a time we were disappointed. The food is always delicious and the staff is friendly and helpful. The Back Abbey Burger continues to be my favorite, but I also love the Man Salad and the Schnitzel. The fries, along with three dipping choices (horseradish cream is best!)... More 

Thank LaurT
Claremont, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Possibly the best burgers money can buy. Not exactly affordable ($15 for a burger) but the taste and texture are wonderful. The buns, the meat, the cheese all come together to make a great gourmet burger. If you enjoy beer, they offer a wide variety of Belgian brews ($8 and up). The location is great with live music playing nearby... More 

Thank azamat j
Appleton, Wisconsin
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Came by here for the high rating and certainly was not disappointed. The place is seat yourself, which I was unaware of coming into but one of the servers noticed my perplexed face and greeted me warmly to let me know I could sit anywhere. So I did and then was treated very nicely the rest of the visit and... More 

Thank mleslie89
Brussels, Belgium
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192 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

We have been hearing from colleagues how great the food is, especially the burgers for some time. And we finally got the time, happened to be my last vacation day in LA, this was last August 1, 2016, we drove from Rancho Cucamonga, well the website said they were open til 11pm. We got there at 950pm. My two nephews... More 

Thank Ryan A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
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: 128 Oberlin Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-4620
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Claremont
  • Phone Number: 909-625-2642

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?