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Back Abbey

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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128 Oberlin Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-4620
+1 909-625-2642
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Claremont, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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1,326 reviews
767 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank VChi
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 21 October 2016 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 30 September 2016 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
Aurora, Colorado
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

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 22 September 2016 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 20 September 2016

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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73 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 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 24 August 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 

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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, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
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?