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|Comment Date: 2/9/2016 Name: esgameofsk8|
|King Pins is a nice bowling alley and all. I love the couches and modern equipment. The only thing I hate with a passion is how they always cluster all the open bowlers together on one end while there are 20+ lanes empty on the other side. I know they have to prepare for leagues but there were no leagues expected for hours! Once several years ago I requested a lane on the end where I'd have some personal space (just a few lanes away from other open bowlers) and the guy very rudely said "No, you go in the middle with everyone else!" Which has since left a bad taste in my mouth about the place. Normally I'd go to Di-Donato Lanes or Harbor Lanes instead. But if in the area, it is a very nice place to bowl. The lanes definitely seem to score better than most other bowling allies. And its WAY better than Mousetrap Lanes!!|
|Comment Date: 11/3/2013 Name: champ|
|I was reading the 2 most recent comments & I paid special attention to the comment made by the crusher. After doing so, I thought maybe I was too tough on King Pin Lanes in my most recent comment about them. I somewhat cursed out King Pin Lanes because of the one bad run in I had with one male desk person. So I just want to tell King Pin Lanes I'm sorry for my last comment & set the record streight. I also have the same list of good things I could say about King Pin Lanes as the crusher. I would also like to add that I hope my last comment didn't cost King Pin Lanes any business. There are 2 other bowling centers I've been to in Atlantic County, Didanato's & Strike Zone. And although both those centers also have their good points, King Pin Lanes is now my favorite once again. I plan to go to all 3 centers from time to time for practice. But for competitive bowling, I will just go to King Pin Lanes. Their synthetic lanes & their scoring system is tops. I like fearce competition which the scoring system creates & I like bowling on synthetic lanes much better then wood lanes. So King Pin, Please accept my appologie for my last comment, please take this one to heart, & please know I am now a fan of yours & hope this message increases your business. Finally, if that male staff member that some customers were having trouble with is still working for you, Please either teach him how to better relate to the customers, or give him another job, away from the customers, like for example the mecanic behind the lanes. This way, you won't hear any more bad reports about him. Finally, keep up the great work you're doing.|
|Comment Date: 7/22/2013 Name: the king of king pins|
|I love king pin lanes. I went there one time & I was very pleased with the staff, the lane conditions, the food, & the overall athmosphere.
But what I liked most were the computerized scoring which added the total wood as well as the individualgames, & at the end showed a full recap of all scores bowled in that match. I've never seen anything like it anywhere else. It make for more fearce competition, & I love competition. Keep up the great work!
|Comment Date: 3/14/2013 Name: the crusher.|
|I've been to king pin lanes a good number of times, & I've got lots of good things to say about them & only one bad thing.
The bad thing is that like champ, I had a bad run in with the same male staff at the control desk. But I don't believe I should condemn a center just for one incident. On the whole, king pin is my favorite center. I love the set up of the center. I love the food, the lanes are kept in great condition, the computerized scoreing is superb in that it adds the total wood as well as the individual scores, & at the end of the match it shows all scores in summery fashion.The staff for the most part is very friendly & helpful. I will go there frequently. I will also suggest others go there.it's a great place, in a good location, & it has everything you want in a bowling center. Keep up the good work King Pin. |
|Comment Date: 2/13/2013 Name: Champ.|
|Here I am again. This time, I'd like to comment on something I saw on TV concerning King Pin Lanes. I saw on a news program, some really excellent bowlers having some kind of a bowling contest with bowlers representing stars from other sports whowere all excellent bowlers. They were all bowling at King Pin Lanes & seemed like they were having a wonderful time. When I 1st saw this, my 1st thought was, "Too bad they're bowling at a house that might treat them like crap." But then the longer I watched the show, the more I thought, "Maybe that man I had the problem with, got fired. I don't see him."
Well, this is to the management of King Pin Lanes. If you did indeed give that man the ax, & hired someone in his place who knows how to keep the customers happy, "Which it appears you may have done," I apploud you & if I see some more responces to verify this is the case, & that more of your bowlers are happy vs. unhappy, I may consider giving your center another chance.
I'm saying this because I know it's hard, "if not impossible," to fully know the full integrety of the people you hire before hand.
But a good manager is one who will get to the bottom of the situation when he/she 1st finds out about it. I believe you did. I'm just asking for comfirmation in future notes. I'll be watching.
Oh yes, one last thing. If the person who treated me & my guests like crap sees this note, I just want you to know, I hope you learned your lesson, I hope you get a job somewhere else, (if you have not yet done so,) & I wish you a positive future. Just remember to treat your customers with respect. After all, no customers, no job. Also I hope you treat your co-workers with respect. If you do, you'll see life will go much better for you & all you come into contact with. I wish you no harm. In fact, I wish you only the best. If you treat your customers & co-workers with respect & get along better with them, I'm sure you'll get the best. God Bless! |
|Comment Date: 8/20/2012 Name: Champ|
|Yes! I am the same champ that praised king pin lanes back on 11-29-11. well, today I take back the praise I gave them. Why? because last Saturday I went there to practice with some friends of mine. We wanted 2 lanes. The person running the control desk was very rude & unfriendly. He not only refused to give us the 2 lanes, he even went as far as to argue with us & made us feel like he was the boss & he cared only about himself.
Needless to say, we went elsewhere. (Strike Zone to be exact. We bowled there on 2 lanes and the difference in treatment was like the difference between night & day. The price was lower, & we paid $3.00 per game instead of $4.25.
As it turns out, I will be going to Strike zone from now on. No more King pin Lanes for me. I also don't recomend anyone go there unless they don't mind being treated like crap. |
|Comment Date: 11/29/2011 Name: Champ|
|I've been to many bowling centers in my life since the age of 6. I'm now 53. This is by far my absolute favorite. I highly recomend it. The service is great. The people are friendly. The food is the best anywhere. The lanes are kept in great conditiond. The prices are reasonable. But what I like the best is that the computerized scoring is the newest model & adds the total wood as well as the individual games. I've never seen this anywhere else. I will bowl here from now on, much more often then anywhere else. I believe I've finally found the ultimate bowling experience here at king pin lanes. congradulations & keep up the fantastic work!|
|Comment Date: 4/3/2011 Name: Todd|
|Went there for a tournament and the staff there did a great job keeping the bathrooms clean and garbage empty in a totally packed house. The place looks great and the food may be some of the best bowling alley food I've had. Food prices were not huge like in some other places. Has a nice sports bar and pool tables also.|
|Comment Date: 8/13/2010 Name: T.P|
|With everything rebuilt and remodel, I'm starting to like it as much as Playdrome. the only thing that they need to update soon are the computers and scoreboards. A lot of errors occurred with the machines last week when we were there.|
|Comment Date: 6/3/2010 Name: sk8ersbus1|
|King Pins is great. Its totally 100% better than before. The new ownership/ management did a teriffic job. I also applaud them for offering loyle lane employees a job til its rebuilt, kudos Maryanne!! Much nicer, cleaner, better maintained and machinery works better. Nicely remodeled all over. They also plan to update the computer scoring and seats soon. Food was great. Bathroom was spotless. They also have a 2 lane mini-bowling game in arcade room. its almost like duckpins with a duckpin ball. Every bowling alley should look this good. Everyone Check it out!!!!|
|Comment Date: 5/19/2010 Name: Ron|
|Ive been going to kingpin the last 4 years and have had no problems whatsoever. Im actually going there tonight lol|
|Comment Date: 4/19/2010 Name: Phil|
|Just reading through the comments I see that there fairly old, I never been to this establishment prior to this weekend (4/18/2010), I found the lanes to be in very good condition and well kept. Would reccommend to those who are into bowling....!|
|Comment Date: 11/3/2009 Name: Darius Bond|
|i have bowled at king pin since I was 3 years old. I am 17 now and i am involved in the Junior league there. It is a lot of fun and i like the atmosphere of the place. The management is great and i like the people in the kitchen. The food is good and I think everyone should go to king pin. The new look in the place is really nice and they are stil doing more to make improvements. |
|Comment Date: 3/18/2009 Name: nana_ladyroc06|
|please email their head office's address or the phone numbers pls!**NOTE**We do not have this bowling center's email address. Please contact them by the phone number listed above (609) 641-5117. - B2U Staff**|
|Comment Date: 2/19/2009 Name: KMS|
|I had my sons birthday party here and it was awesome. We're attending another there this weekend. The new ownership is very accomodating and they have made great improvements to the place. It is no longer the dump it used to be. Give the new ownership an chance a go bowling. It was a lot of fun for the family and the party.|
|Comment Date: 11/6/2008 Name: interested bowler|
|Just wondering what are the price rates like? Do they/you guys have any specials running?|
|Comment Date: 10/14/2008 Name: Juan Valtez|
|I like bowling, I like the new manager alot, he is kind and hansom. He reminds me of my son Louise,and is also bowler. I can not afford shoes so I ware slippers, they work good. The balls you can use there are free. Thats good and the food was good.|
|Comment Date: 10/2/2008 Name: anonymos|
|is one of the best,evrytin is changeing.for good .the food is the best,also you can chek,in other bowlin center ,kinpin lanes is #1 ,the cook the best|
|Comment Date: 10/2/2008 Name: vicente|
|one the best in sout jersey|
|Comment Date: 5/18/2008 Name: Bowler 1927|
|How many chances can this place get. Seems again even with new pinsetter equipment, this center fails to achieve customer satisfaction. Every-time i go ball return. I mean come on. Brunswick GSX is sopposed to run 3000 FPS (Frames Per Stop). They couldn't do anything with the A-2 (Factory Built). If u want a great time without interuptions, go to Brunswick-Zone Turnersville.|
|Comment Date: 5/13/2008 Name: League Bowler|
|Hopefully the improvements continue. The new ownership is doing alot to change the appearance and perception of the place. I have bowled at King Pin since they opened and believe me it went down hill steadily over the years. I was ready to bowl at a different alley but things seem hopeful. They are planning a lot changes. Also the shot has majorly improved and they have painted & landscaped the outside. I will continue bowling at King Pin and I am looking forward to see what they have in store for the coming year. They have quite a way to go. |
|Comment Date: 3/4/2008 Name: Mary|
|This place has vastly improved. I went in recently with a bunch of my bowling buddies because I heard it was under new ownership. Much to my suprise the shot was gorgeous...obviously they now know what they are doing with the oil machines and there are upgrades galore.
I will definitely be back!!!! And all of my friends were impressed with the improvements.
|Comment Date: 8/23/2007 Name: press bowler|
|bowled the press tourn. this place is a dump, lanes have big holes in them that are fixed but comon replace them. Also they must not know what an oil machine is there either. Womens Tri- County High Five the lanes were flooded, but the mens press 200 club were so dry you probably would find more oil in the parking lot. GO FIGURE. |
|Comment Date: 6/17/2007 Name: nun ya!!!|
|this place is a DUMP!!!!!!!!!!!i hate it with a passion!!!!! the outside looks all grown up as if it were closed. i walked in to check out the place and wanted a cup of coffee. it was about 9 am saturday, and i knew this place always use to be open 24 hours. but the idiotic lady shouted at me across the building disrespectfully WERE NOT open yet!!! i said your not open 24 hrs, (NOOOO!!!!) obviously i didn't dare to ask for my coffee. so WHY was the stupid doors unlocked!!! no hours posted on any of the doors ether. oh and their lowest price is 3.75 , middle is 4.50, high is 5.25!!!!!! unheard of down here. you know what people, do your self a big favor, dont even think of coming hear!!! go to di-donato lanes. even if their real expensive to (4$) the people are fine. or even harbor strike zone lane, egg harbor city. |
|Comment Date: 5/24/2007 Name: Mom of 2 Bowlers|
|I have been bowling here since they opened. The alley went thru a terrible time of poor maintenance and poor service. But as a regular, I continue to enjoy the place with my entire family, and they recently replaced all of the pinsetter equipment and gutters.|
|Comment Date: 1/27/2007 Name: Anonymous|
|HI you all bob(the bear)|
|Comment Date: 1/25/2006 Name: Anonymous|
|Yea you're right, even 5/6 yrs ago when I went there, most of the balls on their house racks were all chewed up. It was much cleaner place in 96 but 98 on, the pinsetters started mistaking bowling balls for gumballs, LOL!|
|Comment Date: 1/18/2006 Name: Anonymous|
|Great place to hang out and play pool but horrible for bowling. My average there is about 80 pins less than anywhere else. If you have your own ball and are going to be bowling there expect heavy ball damage also.|
|Comment Date: 8/17/2005 Name: Anonymous|
|I used to bowl there 5 years ago then quit there. I'm glad it has synthetic lanes. But the overall condition of the lane is VERY poor, not taken care well enough (this was 5 yrs ago). Always stick on approach and at foul line. And we'd bowl there in morning then they ALWAYS put kids next to us, the kind who are careless, get in your way and the parents are too lazy to correct them. We ask several times to be moved. They move us, but then put more of those kids next to us! WHAT A JOKE!!! And all the pinsetters are PURE JUNK, enough said!!!|
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