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Back Abbey

128 Oberlin Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-4620
+1 909-625-2642
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“fries” (72 reviews)
“burgers” (62 reviews)
“schnitzel” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
128 Oberlin Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-4620
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Reviewed 14 October 2015

I have only ever had a burger and fries here because I find it next to impossible to pass over the fries cooked in duck fat. They are so tasty. I do like their outdoor seating for those warm summer nights, too. It is also...More

Thank Barbara P
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

We had walked past Back Abbey many times going to the movies at the Laemlie theater and it always had lots of people sitting outside. So after a matinee we decided to go there. Sat outside and I ordered crab cakes (had heard they were...More

Thank DavidFullerton
Reviewed 30 September 2015

I love the back patio at the Abbey. Great people watching over delicious beers and juicy burgers. The fries come with three sauces. I also recommend the salty and tasty mussels!

1  Thank CiaCiaKat01
Reviewed 19 September 2015

We tried some interesting beers and everyone loved their burgers, but the French fries in duck fat are divine!

Thank Melanie G
Reviewed 15 September 2015

The Back Abbey can be loud and cramped, but the food is great quality and distinctive. Favorites are the delicious burgers nestled in freshly baked Brioche buns and the variety of truly tasty soups. The fries (which are cooked in duck fat) and served with...More

Thank ClaremontFoodFan
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Good and somewhat unusual food. Good service, great selection of beers and staff knowledgable in what each offering is. The food menu is not extensive, but the items on it are all good. The beer menu is extensive, but I have only sampled a half...More

1  Thank L6953YVpaull
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Our friends love the Belgian and German beer here. We didn't eat, but tried a few of the drinks. If you are looking for something non-beer tasting, we liked the S. Louis Lambic beer, Premium Framboise (raspberries), which was delicious. Unfortunately, Back Abbey doesn't serve...More

Thank anonymousLosAngeles
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We arrived at LAX after a 5.5. hour flight and drove straight to Claremont for a college tour, so needless to say we were hungry when we found Back Abbey. We came based on other reviews, and were pleasantly greeted by a quiet and quaint...More

Thank workhardplayharder
Reviewed 6 August 2015

$19 for a burger with fries. We are talking a six ounce patty. This is absolutely ridiculous. It is not a five star gourmet place but a very simple burger place with self seating and old and worn chairs and tables. It is beyond me...More

Thank grevenbroich
Reviewed 5 August 2015

With all the good reviews and the recommendation of an employee at a nearby business we decided to try the Back Abbey for lunch yesterday. I was expecting an amazing burger, tried the Backyard burger no onions since I don't like them. But it was...More

Thank Todd H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, 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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