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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
11:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania
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106 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I came here with three college students and it was a big hit. The burgers were as good as you find anywhere and it was fun sitting outside.

Thank Gail S
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This little gem is hidden behind a movie theater next to a small hotel in the Claremont village. It has very limited indoor seating and plenty of outdoor tables and couches. The place reminds me of a European sidewalk cafe and the interior reflects a pub. They carry a nice variety of Euro beer on tap. The drink menu was... More 

Thank fay m
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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402 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 16 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 18 January 2017

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 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 12 December 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 3 December 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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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
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?