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Back Abbey

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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128 Oberlin Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-4620
+1 909-625-2642
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I love their Man Salad and my hubby and I share a half order of fries . He has tried everything in the menu and lives them all!!

Thank Barb A
Los Angeles, CA
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400 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Two of us shared a half order of fried (cooked in duck fat!) and we each had a brat sandwich with grilled peppers and onions. Great choice of beers to go with the sausages and fries!

Thank DeborahandAndy
Claremont CA
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've had some memorable times spent here with family and friends around an outside table close to a nice gas heater. The fries are stupendous - flavorful, sliced thin, twice-fried, once in duck fat. I don't like french fries but I'd kill for these . . . . The drinks are expensive but excellent: Lots of variety (beers especially, but... More 

Thank abmaphdd
Claremont, California
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128 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very unpretentious, pricey beers and burgers, but top quality. Much better than Eureka s and quieter too. Great local bar ambience. Go!

Thank haohuangpianist
Claremont, California
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72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very popular place in Claremont. The beer selection is truly amazing. The burgers are tasty and accompanied by a salad instead of the traditional French Fries, which makes me very happy. It has a large outdoor seating area with heat lamps in the winter. The inside is not huge and can be very very noisy when it... More 

Thank Alison S
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

When I first was introduced to the back abbey it was a wonderful experience. Great beer and food. Still has great beer and food, but my only complaint is that my burger arrives cold to the table. This has been the last 2 visits. Besides that it will be one of the best burgers you will have, the fries are... More 

Thank Gentleman_V
Upland, California
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

Very good ( and pricey) beers. Food used to be good but recently it all went fine on quality. No longer the same place as it seems to be run- down now. A bit dirty too.

Thank apovoa
Claremont, California
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

So as always, my pal and I get the veggie burger - me without the bun, my friend with the bun. And a bottle of Twenty Bench. Perfect meal. Best potabello mushroom ever ! Well recommended

Thank Chris M
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1,455 reviews
815 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

A neat little building and the Belgian pub a lived-in look, dark and rustic.You feel at home even though it is the first visit.The food menu is on a chalkboard posted high above the bar. It consists of salads, burgers and bratwursts. It’s upscale bar food. Belgian beer being considered among the best and having it on tap being a... More 

Thank Phayao13
Napa, California
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163 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

Visited on a busy night. Placed our order and proceeded to wait for 45 minutes without being served. We had ordered 1 Medium RARE burger and 1 Medium WELL burger. Unfortunately after our 45 minute wait both burgers arrived medium WELL. We did not send the order back as we were ready to eat and dared not wait for them... More 

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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
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: +1 909-625-2642

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