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The Back Alley Bowl and Grill

4.1
4.1
12 reviews
$30 and under
American
It all began in small town America in 1994 when Tommy was out for a drive and happened upon the "cutest" little bowling alley in the west. Lo and behold it was for sale and that was the beginning of a 20 year tradition where people of all ages can come and have a great meal and great fun at a great price. With beef from our local meat house, grilled to perfection on an open flame, "The Alley" is famous for it's steaks. We also offer a wide variety of dishes from seafood to vegetarian. Come on in and enjoy one of our daily lunch or dinner specials!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Grill, Steak

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Tue–Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 873-5777

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

What 12 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 3.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    For the first time ever my steak was horrible and so was the service.
  2. N

    Nvsmiles

    Tahoe

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice in the new dining room. You can still eat in casual part that is off the bowling alley, but if you want a quiet, more formal setting for an excellent steak and wine choose the 395 room.
  3. WC

    WalterC

    Yosemite

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We will go back, for their wedge salad is delicious!
  4. P

    Pdot

    Los Angeles

    211 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    211 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I am not sure how to describe this restaurant, which is in a bowling alley as its name implies. It is a little strange but once we were seated it turned into an experience. The food was good and the service was too. The tables were across the building from the bowling allies, but the games could be heard at the tables, but it was not distracting. All in all the food and the service was good and the atmosphere was interesting.
  5. WM

    WalterM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2018

    overall2food3service5ambience2
    They don’t take reservations they said they don’t have access to the app
  6. TE

    TEDR

    Palm Springs

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Had the hot wings as an appetizer. They were great. Brought our own wine corkage $6. Good deal. Split prime rib clam chowder soup veggies and baked potato with my wife. Prime rib was good but not the best. Very reasonable prices. Best value and dinner in Bishop IMO.
  7. D

    Darlene

    Los Angeles

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    My husband almost had a fit when I told him we were going to a bowling alley for dinner. I was a little dubious myself. Loved the place. The had a great menu and the food was wonderfull! Ask for Aimee as a server. She was a delight. Was not happy with their champagne choices, so I asked if they could order one bottle in for us. The manager had Korbel and we wee trickled. Great place if you are near Bishop CA. Do not miss it.
  8. g

    geeray

    San Francisco

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on 8 November 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Stopping overnight in Bishop, I asked the motel clerk where the best restaurant in town was and she said across the street at the bowling alley. "Really?" I said. "Really," she replied, and so we tried it out. It was very good with a wide range of selections on the menu and all you can eat spaghetti as the special. My wife got the grilled sea bass and I got the 12 ounce rib eye. Both were very good. Plus, we had a Hendrix Gin martini with a cucumber garnish before the meal, AND we watched some good mixed league bowling afterward. No complaints. All was good.
  9. M

    Michael

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Not much on ambiance but food very good, service attentive and reasonably priced
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 October 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was fantastic! Dont miss this hidden gem!
  11. G

    Glassoaks

    Las Vegas

    61 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The menu is varied and surprising but they were having problems with some items during our visit. The baked potatos were not cooked properly so they pulled them from the menu after we ordered but our server did a great job keeping everyone happy.
  12. DN

    DaNiRo

    Yosemite

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Wir wussten in Vorfeld, dass das Restaurant zu einer Bowlingbahn gehört. Aber da wir auf der Durchreise waren, haben wir es trotzdem gewagr. Das Essen war gut, der Service tadellos und freundlich. Kurz gesagt, wenn mann die laute Geräuschkulisse und das Bowlingbahn Ambiente akzeptiert, ist man bei einer guten Adresse, halt typisch Amerikanisch, wie gelebt wird.

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The Back Alley Bowl and Grill is rated 4.1 stars by 12 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Area

    Bishop

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Tue–Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Grill, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

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