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The Back Abbey

Gastropub and Burger Joint$$$$
Village, Claremont
  • The burgers at The Back Abbey is a can't miss
  • Robert K.
    "Famous for their 'Back Abbey burger', 2nd best burger in LA area."(10 Tips)
    Nina N.
    "Dine outside if you can! Belgian beer + best burger ever = perfect."(8 Tips)
    g o.
    "The burgers, incredible fries, and the Belgian Ale selection!!!"(12 Tips)
    Jordan S.
    "Burger, beer, and duck fat fries...very good!"(7 Tips)
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  • Matt P.
    Matt PSeptember 1
  • Rayshawn W.
    Rayshawn WilliamsNovember 29, 2016
    A few words to describe the Back Abbey burger...sweet, zesty and savory. Awesome combination of flavors.
  • Rayshawn W.
    Rayshawn WilliamsNovember 29, 2016
    The mussels are great with a beer. Very flavorful in a lemon butter sauce.
  • Annie L.
    Annie LeeJuly 31, 2016
    Best gourmet burgers! Must try Belgium white Blanche de Bruxelles beer!
  • Rachel K.
    Rachel KMay 17, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Not a great vegetarian food selection (gotta go with their seasonal salad or the pretzel). The Belgium beer selection is amazing though.
  • Angelise S.
    Angelise SlifkinApril 5, 2016
    Good, for Claremont standards-great. Menu is a little small for the quality of the food, but the service and food is consistent. Nice atmosphere. Large beer selection- best in Claremont.
  • Benson B.
    Benson BleierMarch 3, 2016
    Burgers are worse than Eureka but fries are some of the best I've had; they're fried in duck fat!
  • Justin R.
    Justin RogersNovember 13, 2015
    Burgers, fries, schnitzel
  • William B.
    William BOctober 25, 2015
    The duck fries are good
  • Martin M.
    Martin MaliaAugust 22, 2015
    Burgers and beers
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LinJuly 25, 2015
    Burgers and beignets
  • Jason C.
    Jason CardiffJuly 9, 2015
    Delicious food!
  • Ryan L.
    Ryan LaraMay 5, 2015
    What isn't to like? Great beer selection. The Back Abby Burger is top-notch. I recommend getting a pretzel as an appetizer. The mussels are delicious too!
  • Minhaj A.
    Minhaj AkreyiApril 15, 2015
    Great food!
  • g o.
    g oconnorMarch 19, 2015
    Plough your way through this delight!
  • g o.
    g oconnorMarch 19, 2015
    Just need the fries...
  • g o.
    g oconnorMarch 19, 2015
    Now, for all of the microbiologists out there, this is your final, after you defend your dissertation.
  • g o.
    g oconnorMarch 19, 2015
    Small kitchen, big results!
  • g o.
    g oconnorMarch 19, 2015
    The burgers, incredible fries, and the Belgian Ale selection!!!
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SawtellMarch 3, 2015
    Belgian beer selection is amazing here.
  • Mario E.
    Mario EstradaJanuary 26, 2015
    One of my favorite places on the area. Well stocked Belgian beer selection. The absolute best Belgian style fries. Cannot go wrong with anything here.
  • Mario E.
    Mario EstradaDecember 20, 2014
    Love the burgers here and amazing frites. The best Belgian beer selection in the area.
  • Julian N.
    Julian NamDecember 13, 2014
    Burger is good. No, it's great. No, it's awesome. And a TON of beer options. Thumbs up from me.
  • Jim W.
    Jim WyattNovember 23, 2014
    Great beer selection, fun open seating and great food.
  • Rosa J.
    Rosa JimenezOctober 31, 2014
    Well-- everyone knows that The Back Abbey is do good. If you're ever around the area, definitely stop by and give it try!
  • Zachariah C.
    Zachariah CooneySeptember 29, 2014
    St Bernadas pairs well with The Back Abbey burger... excellent food with excellent Belgian Ale imports!!!! They don't have Bud Light obviously....
  • Arturo M.
    Arturo MatamorosSeptember 17, 2014
    Black abbey burger and Schnitzel.
  • Don Michael Antonio
    Don Michael AntonioAugust 14, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Serves up some of the juicest and tasty burgers in the Inland Empire!Not to mention the huge craft beer list and wine too!Oh and twice fried duck fat fries out of this world. Rib-eye also da bomb!
  • Mimi N.
    Mimi NguyenJune 19, 2014
    Awesome beer selection but I always come back for the duck fat fries! Duck fat is healthiest fat you can fry with and the fries are delicious :)
  • David K.
    David KochMay 17, 2014
    Back Abbey burger and St. Bernardus 12!
  • Arabella
    ArabellaApril 29, 2014
    The staff talks 2 much b4 the even notice they have customers. It's ridiculous.
  • Arabella
    ArabellaApril 29, 2014
    It took forever 4 someone 2 give me a menu, & i wasn't even asked if I want something 2 drink. It was so deplorable I got up & left.
  • Melvin P.
    Melvin Pérez-CedanoApril 23, 2014
    A glass of Kwak, backyard burger and half-order of fries. All good.
  • Annie J.
    Annie JonesApril 5, 2014
    Sit outside - get the crab cakes on appetizer menu - fabulous!!!
  • Ryan Y.
    Ryan YDecember 5, 2013
    The Belgian beer selection here is ridiculous-if you can't find your favorite Belgian here, you need to book a flight to Brussels. If you're not a fan of Belgian beers you'll need to drink elsewhere.
  • Janelle P.
    Janelle P.December 2, 2013
    Super crowded and the duck fat fries are actually not good. Fries elsewhere are way better! Quite expensive.
  • John M.
    John MatherOctober 26, 2013
    The abbey burger fries and mussels are definitely the best we've had in a long time.
  • megan d.
    megan dunnAugust 30, 2013
    Duck fat fries
  • bill s.
    bill sAugust 27, 2013
    Don't skip the fries. Seriously.
  • Lawrence T.
    Lawrence TAugust 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great burgers and fries, awesome beer selection, and one of few places to find St. Bernardus Abt. 12 on tap!
  • Kaye R.
    Kaye ReshawJuly 24, 2013
    Get there early for lunch . No bad choices on the food
  • Kathy H.
    Kathy HatcherJuly 23, 2013
    Outside seating dog friendly. The fries are fried in duck fat and are so addictive. I made the mistake of giving some to my dogs now I can't walk past there without them pulling me to grab a table.
  • Vanessa C.
    Vanessa CastanedaJuly 17, 2013
    Delicious! The Back Abbey burger is worth it.
  • Jordan S.
    Jordan SielaffJuly 13, 2013
    Burger, beer, and duck fat fries...very good!
  • Mark A.
    Mark AndradeJuly 6, 2013
    8 of us don't say drinks on you.
  • Mary Jeneverre S.
    The mussels are delicious
  • Mike G.
    Mike GwaltneyJune 4, 2013
    Portobello Mushroom burger is a truly delicious alternative to the usual bad garden burgers for vegetarians. And the Pommes Frites rock! But take note vegetarians: they're fried in duck fat.
  • Emmanuel H.
    Emmanuel HaleMay 24, 2013
    Duck fat fries! Oh, and a Scaldis Blond.
  • elle • g.
    elle • geezyJanuary 27, 2013
    it's all about the Back Abbey Burger. man oh man.. ok, i LOVE in-n-out, but this place is a close second.. just because it's gourmet.. AND.. because of the beers, which are all magically delicious! :D
  • Ted T.
    Ted TschoppDecember 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Crowded and a great place to eat, have a beer, and hang out with friends. Show up early to make sure you get a spot big enough for all your friends.
  • Sylvia V.
    Sylvia VillalobosOctober 10, 2012
    BEER!!!! FRIES!!! = AMAZING. Also, the veggie burger was great. Fun and chill atmosphere. Younger crowd
  • Michael Antonio
    Michael AntonioOctober 9, 2012
    Back Abby burger, half order of fries, then finish off with some beignets. Can't go wrong here!!
  • Nina N.
    Nina NiremaSeptember 27, 2012
    Best place to eat in the Village. Takes no reservations, but so worth it. Dine outside if you can! Belgian beer + best burger ever = perfect.
  • Enkhzul A.
    Enkhzul AltangerelSeptember 23, 2012
    One of the best burgers I've ever had!
  • Aaron A.
    Aaron AguirreApril 21, 2012
    Pommes Frites are not half bad at all. Tasty snack food. No need for the sauces really, they are kinda disappointing. Just a pinch more salt and you are golden.
  • Denis W.
    Denis WolcottApril 2, 2012
    Great burgers. Don't overcook yours
  • Assurance Advertising
    Assurance AdvertisingMarch 16, 2012
    The best beer list in the area!
  • Derick E.
    Derick EsquivelMarch 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Have the steak and a pint of Fullers London pride.
  • Darren I.
    Darren IsomotoJanuary 30, 2012
    They don't take reservations!
  • Darren I.
    Darren IsomotoJanuary 30, 2012
    On a Saturday night, they can easily seat 2-4. Any more is a longer wait (1 hr for our party of 7)
  • Michael Antonio
    Michael AntonioJanuary 24, 2012
    Love the Grilled Vegetable Burger! Yummy....
  • Araly Rebeca M.
    Araly Rebeca MJanuary 21, 2012
    Great food, crappy dessert.
  • Kyle Y.
    Kyle YoungJanuary 13, 2012
    The Back Abbey Burger is SO GOOD!
  • Jenaveve G.
    Jenaveve GarciaJanuary 7, 2012
    Try the Belgium beer called Tripel Karmeliet!
  • Sarah A.
    Sarah ArreolaDecember 9, 2011
    Try the Abt 12! The most amazing beer ever!
  • Ernie L.
    Ernie LopezNovember 19, 2011
  • Jon M.
    Jon McConnellNovember 3, 2011
    Burger and fries night not be worth $19. But it is really damn good. No question. I'm sorry it took me soo long.
  • Jon M.
    Jon McConnellNovember 3, 2011
    Oh my GOD these fries are sooooooo good.
  • William C.
    William ChoiOctober 27, 2011
    The Back Abbey burger is the best in town. Fries are worth the health consequences. Amazing beer selection.
  • Ernie L.
    Ernie LopezOctober 21, 2011
    Got to have the buffalo!!!
  • Kim R.
    Kim RSeptember 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Too much John Mayer! Seriously! Drove us out of the bar.
  • Kevin
    KevinSeptember 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Easily one of the best burgers you'll ever have. Period. (If you don't know which one I'm talking about...shame on you).
  • Matt K.
    Matt KarahadianAugust 22, 2011
    Don't do something stupid like not ordering the back abbey burger
  • Discover Claremont (Calif.)
    The Back Abbey has a selection of over 110 different beers from around the world, including 28 on tap and a full menu. CBS2 featured their Back Abbey burger among the "best in L.A."
  • Jenni R.
    Jenni RutledgeJune 30, 2011
    The fries are super amazing but they are fried with duck fat...beware vegetarians
  • Megan G.
    Megan GilesJune 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    By far the best beer bar in the area, with amazing pub style food to match. Don't know what beers to try? Ask the bartenders, they know each of them by heart. A.J.'s the best 'tender there!
  • Elizabeth S.
    Elizabeth SuhApril 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The back abbey burger is the best I've had. So flavorful. Better than umami burger. Get the fries! It's double fried in duck fat.
  • ✌Maryanne D.
    ✌Maryanne DiazFebruary 14, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Medium rare is the only way to eat a burger! I recommend the Straffe Hendrik to wash that burger and frites down!
  • Cristina A.
    Cristina AguileraFebruary 3, 2011
    The Man Salad doesn't actually come with a man, The Pub Salad was a pretty good substitute along with the Country Tomato Soup.
  • Kevin W.
    Kevin WhiteNovember 24, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Order Delirium Tremens
  • Brad D.
    Brad DavisOctober 13, 2010
    Avoid taking large groups here. They are awful at splitting checks...
  • Vertigo D.
    Vertigo DragonSeptember 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the bottled beers too! Their Sour beers are awesome!
  • Parachutekids
    ParachutekidsAugust 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    If you don't mind getting fingers dirty, get the mussels.
  • Vanessa J.
    Vanessa JimenezAugust 29, 2010
    their seasonal burger, the Monk burger is mind-blowingly delicious
  • Joe J.
    Joe JaramilloApril 25, 2010
    try the St Peter's Cream stout...
  • warren r.
    warren robertsApril 5, 2010
    The Buffalo Stout.. nice a dark!
  • warren r.
    warren robertsApril 4, 2010
    Great place inside! Outside stinks (smokers)
  • Robert K.
    Robert KleinFebruary 23, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my favorite bars for Belgium beer. Famous for their 'Back Abbey burger', 2nd best burger in LA area. Don't forget to try the Pommes Frites Read more
  • Andrea W.
    Andrea WFebruary 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    great beer, great staff, great food. the pommes friets are amazing, but I like to check out their seasonal specials. In the fall the drunken spud soup, and the man salad are excellent.
  • nick J.
    nick JohnsonJanuary 26, 2010
    What a beer selection!
  • Newt H.
    Newt HoangJanuary 24, 2010
    Quaint scene. Always packed and decent beer selection. Had the double fried fries and that was good. Damn good.
  • Eric D.
    Eric DyerDecember 19, 2009
    Get the Kloke Roeland.
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