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300 Long Island

  Name: 300 Long Island  
  Address: 895 Walt Whitman Road  
  City: Melville  
  State: NY  
  Zip: 11747  
  Phone: (631) 271-1180  
  Hours: M-Thurs 3p-12a; Fri 3p-2a; Sat 10a-2a; Sun 10a-10p  
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  Website: www.300LongIsland.com  
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  Pro Shop: No  
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  Comments: Bowling as you've known it has changed forever. 300 is as modern as it gets. We've built the ultimate indoor playground - packed with the kind of décor, amenities and technology you'd expect to find at an upscale club or sports bar. Say hello to 300 Long Island - where adults, kids, groups and more find bowling, amazing menu and beverage choices, and everything else they need to get a party rolling.  
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How Does 300 Long Island Rate?
Votes:    186
Lanes: Actual Value is 3Actual Value is 3Actual Value is 3
Food: Actual Value is 2.9Actual Value is 2.9Actual Value is 2.9
Price: Actual Value is 2.9Actual Value is 2.9Actual Value is 2.9
Fun: Actual Value is 3Actual Value is 3Actual Value is 3
Overall: Actual Value is 2.9Actual Value is 2.9Actual Value is 2.9
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Comment Date: 5/28/2012 Name: Manuel
WOW, Bring your checkbook and master cards for this place. You'll need it.

Comment Date: 3/16/2012 Name: Benny
AMF thinks non-league bowling is the way to go. Yuppie bowling for fun is in with HIGH Prices for food and games and shoes. Go to a private alley and save some money.

Comment Date: 11/7/2011 Name: Mike
Great food and fun for the fam

Comment Date: 11/7/2011 Name: spare guy
they need to go back to real bowling

Comment Date: 11/6/2011 Name: Gutter
Place needs better lanes

Comment Date: 11/6/2011 Name: Strike
Good place

Comment Date: 9/1/2011 Name: Jonathan
I think it would be very "EXPENSIVE" for an engagement party. I wonder if they would have people bowling near you in the background. AF is a lousy company to deal with, they will do anything & promise anyone whatever they want to make a buck. Don't trust them. AMF is sneaky. Brunswick too. Go to a private alley and you will probably pay less and have a better time and be treated better. Corporations are not to be trusted.

Comment Date: 8/20/2011 Name: Lucille Weiss
How would this be for an engagement party

Comment Date: 5/8/2010 Name: James
I know AMF is catering to casual bowlers, it is a shame that they don't try to get leagues in these antiseptic alleys. I prefer traditional alleys with leagues. You need $20 off coupons in these places. I did not read about any food purchases. I know that AMF food prices are very high. I believe the price of $5 must have come down due to the economy. The $14 price for a lane is for one lane only I'm sure. Don't bowl at AMF if you have a choice.

Comment Date: 5/7/2010 Name: vin
i went to 300 melville tonight and have to say it has its pros and cons. they are catering more towards the younger crowd with the music, bar, personal waitstaff and projection screens. if ur looking for a more traditional alley, u can goto commack, bayshore, or my favorite, east islip which isnt owned by AMF. the prices at 300 werent horrible ($5 per game) and i was able to find a coupon online for $20 off the total bill, so 7 games and shoes for my sister came to $20, it would have been $40. they also have a deal for $14 per person (unlimited games from 8-11):

Comment Date: 12/13/2009 Name: LONNIE
Jimmy G is right, Leagues and LG bowlers are the "Heart of the Alleys". Some people bowl in 3,4,5 lgs. They pay their 22 dollars a week in each lg. Lineage goes to the alley and the rest to the lg.prize fund. More lg bowlers would eat at the snack bar if the prices were lower. Even if you have a lg discount card (smoe LI alleys do not), the amount AMF gives you is not worth the prices they charge. Open bowlers don't come every week at specified times as lg. bowlers do. Open bowlers are needed ,sure. Leagues are the lifeblood however.

Comment Date: 11/7/2009 Name: Jimmy G
Wise Businessman and Charles a. You don't realize what AMF is trying to do. They are pricing the average bowler out. Their food prices are ridiculous. The game prices are high also. I will go to a non corporate place to bowl. Don't kid yourself league bowlers are the heart of alleys. I believe in a business making a profit, but not at the public's expense(being ripped off).

Comment Date: 9/7/2009 Name: charles a
If you count the 9 lanes in the VIP section, there is a total of 58 Lanes.

Comment Date: 9/1/2009 Name: charles a
Following up on Wise Business Man's comments; Bowling Centers not just AMF make their money three ways: 1) League Bowling: League bowlers just go in and bowl. Most of the money comes from the snack bar when they eat or drink a soda or beer. 2) Tournaments: When a center is lucky to host a tournament, most of the money comes from buying bowling equipment from the pro shop, and the snack bar or regular bar. The most important and biggest money maker are the "non bowlers" The people that pay for the games, shoes, food, drinks at premium prices. Birthday Parties are also a big money maker. That's why you see the extreme bowling or the glow in the dark bowling on Friday and Saturday Nights after 9pm or on Sundays during the day. If a bowling center can't make money on regular open play, they will not be in business.

Comment Date: 6/13/2009 Name: Wise buisness man
Your hating on AMF for marketing to where the money. They are a buisness after all and may god strike them down for trying to turn a profit. The money is not to be made in league bowling. AMF see's how crowded other weekend open lane alleys are and they want a piece of the pie. By adding all these modern amenities they are simply increasing their ability to turn a profit on different ammenities besides bowling. League bowlers come in....Bowl...and leave. This does not make them money. they want the average group of friends to go in there. Pay for shoes and games. Get all liquored up (at premium prices) Eat food and drive home. That is the nature of the beast. This is the same in every sports driven entertainment buisness. Look at hockey rinks and Paintball fields. The money lies in the average public not in the tournament or league player looking for the best deal.

Comment Date: 5/18/2009 Name: Chris
49 lanes.

Comment Date: 5/12/2009 Name: Dominic
I bowled here last week. The price was ridiculous, at least $59 more than I expected. When I didnt have the money they made me leave my family as collateral. I said I was going to the bank and never looked back, this place is just a rip off.

Comment Date: 5/5/2009 Name: Cookie
I miss the old Melville Lanes and the staff. I bowled their in a league and now I am in a league in another center. The Melvile Staff from 2000-05 was the best staff out there and went out of their way for you and was there when needed.

Comment Date: 4/14/2009 Name: Jackson Family
I would like to add a comment about 300 Long Island. Me and my husband took our children and a dear friend to your lanes this past Saturday. It was our first time visiting the lanes. We had a wonderful time. The kids really enjoyed themselves with the lanes and the music. The adults had a wonderful time as well. The people that helped us out were very warm and friendly. Our lane captain was Ken...if I remember right. He was an excellent host to me and the family. We will surely be returning back to your lanes real soon. Keep up the awesome job you are doing with the these lanes. See you soon.

Comment Date: 3/15/2009 Name: Stupid
49 lanes.

Comment Date: 2/24/2009 Name: LONNIE
To blue: I disagree with you, AMF wants these 300 centers to be their future. The economy seems to have put a dent in their insane idea. AMF got this far with help, they went bankrupt a few years back. They close more alleys every year, real bowling alleys not antiseptic/overpriced non-league alleys. AMF doesn't have a clue how to run an alley. You may be new to bowling or just don't know that much about AMF's history. I bowled in a few of their alleys, they closed Van Wyck in 08, I did most of my bowling there. They didn't tell anyone until the very last minute. Leagues could not finish, employees caught by surprise and terminated. This is a heartless company that does not have a clue as I said. They closed Bellerose a few years ago, Van Wyck last year. Now there are rumors about Garden City and Sheridan closing in the next few tears. You decide.

Comment Date: 2/11/2009 Name: blue
seriously it isnt that bad, if you are a traditional league bowler and are looking for the experience go to commack or garden city. the 300 brand name is not a bowling ally, it is an entertainment center, and they prices arent even that bad, 7 dollars on a friday saturday night isnt bad, so what its dollar more then other places, look at what you get for that extra dollar though, nicer lanes, dont have to deal with hard a** chairs plenty of tv's a dj, drop dont projectors, a huge bar and a full menu, i do give agree that the items are on they menu are a little crazy but none the less they arent that bad. and this isnt amfs idea of where bowling is going, hence why there are only about 8 300 centers in the country, they are simply expanding a few centers towards entertainment and food instead of league centers, dont forget how much amf centers outnumber the 300's. If amf didnt know what they were doing i dont think they would have gotten to the level they are at today.

Comment Date: 6/26/2008 Name: Fred
You are correct Steven, however, there is NO HAPPY MEDIUM in AMF's Thinking. They want money and want it fast. Rich yuppies in, Rich yuppies out. They make more money on open play per capita, than leagues. League bowlers don't buy as much, as they are there more often than open bowlers. Some lg. bowlers bowl more than once a week as I am sure you well know. You are right also about being wary of bowling in AMF alleys. You never know if they will close YOURS NEXT. WATCH OUT, DO NOT TRUST THIS COMPANY. This is a clueless company that cares little about customer feedback, or the very web site I am writing on. They SIMPLY DON'T CARE ABOUT YOU, ONLY MONEY.

Comment Date: 6/20/2008 Name: Steven Meditz
This was once a nice place when it was Melville Bowl. I used to bowl here in the early 90's. Then AMF took it over from Leisure Bowling & slowly ruined it. I don't classify this as a bowling alley anymore, more like a yuppiefied freakshow playground with insane pricing focusing on the bar & food & drink, with bowling as an afterthought. These type of centers are the direction that AMF is taking now, & they don't care about the competitive, league bowlers. I don't have a problem with leisure bowling, but there should be some type of happy medium between the two. Just look once at AMF's website & see the type of bowling center furniture they are marketing. All ridiculous looking yuppie-like furniture. Freindly reminder, AMF just closed Van Wyck out of the blue. They could do it to your center too. Don't trust them.

Comment Date: 5/17/2008 Name: Dave
Agreed Fred, I don't care if I had more money than Bill Gates and Donald Trump combined. I would NOT bowl in a center with this crappy environment.

Comment Date: 5/16/2008 Name: Fred
I was SHOCKED when I visited this alley recently. Shocked at the PRICING for Bowling, Food, etc... I hope this is not the future of bowling. I read in the paper AMF closed Van Wyck lanes in Jamaica. I think they should close this alley, Van Wyck was not this expensive.

Comment Date: 3/27/2008 Name: This place is outrageous
Seriously, I thought AMF was bad with prices and kicking out leagues, this place is ridiculous. If bowling has indeed "changed forever" into this we can all count on it dying out because only those rich enough to put a few lanes in their house can afford to bowl here anyway. We're talking over $9 per game here, Waitress service and everything this place is still not worth that much money.

Comment Date: 11/10/2007 Name: JACKO
I read stunned's comments and he must work for AMF. I do not work for Brunswick nor AMF or any bowling company. I am a consumer that thinks AMF is out of their minds. I have been to quite a few of their centers. This over hyped money grabbing place is NOT the way bowling is supposed to be. This is some stupid suit's idea of fun and how to s*ck every dollar out of the consumer.I may be a little old fashioned, but I am smart enough to know when I am being robbed. $8 dollars for 1 game of bowling,RIDICULOUS. Food prices like the Ritz.Stunned is what I was when I entered this place.

Comment Date: 10/1/2007 Name: Stunned
Hey Jacko, settle down! It sounds like you work for Brunswick. Relax folks...this place is great. So it's not a "league-driven" center...who cares? Feel free to change with the times. Are you still driving a 78 Chevy? And the prices are not that bad...considering you get a place that screams NYC in the middle of Long Island, it's well worth it!

Comment Date: 9/10/2007 Name: Anonymous
They should really just adjust their pricing. It could be a lot of fun....but get rid of the guy who thinks he is your personal waiter and let us just have fun. Shoes at $5.00 per pair is outrageous. Just dress up the one or two waiters or waitresses for the whole alley. Let us ring when we want someone - he does not have to look over our shoulders. $8.00 per game is a little steep - but the VJ and screens help - and, as far as the balls go - one size does not fit all. Nice idea, but the little kid giving us the balls gives a size small an 8 lb. ball when it is a 45 year old with small hands.

Comment Date: 8/23/2007 Name: JACKO
To all who read this, listen---AMF thinks this is the future of bowling.Very few leagues and all non-bowlers walking in paying exhorbitant prices. They seem to think FOOD is their main area, they forget it is bowling. If this is the future of bowling. FORGET ABOUT IT. AMF doesn't have a clue what people want. Don't come here or any AMF. Go somewhere else if you can. Show them they are wrong.

Comment Date: 7/4/2007 Name: Durnt
Well this seems to be one of very few new centers on long island. After bowling at plainview (old) and Levittown (ancient) i was impressed, until i saw the prices. its nice here but honestly its just not worth the money.

Comment Date: 7/1/2007 Name: Too poor for here
Okay, this is a very nice, clean, modern bowling alley that unfortunately costs a ridiculous amount of money to go to. Its nice, but id rather go to an older alley where i dont need to sell an organ to pay for a game.

Comment Date: 4/1/2007 Name: kelly
they {deleted} s*cked. $112 dollar bill just for a burger, 2 games, and 4 pairs of shoes? i don't think so

Comment Date: 2/22/2007 Name: Anonymous
300 Long island is not a bowling alley any more its an entertainment center. amf is going in the wrong direction with their business plan. they are trying to add restaurants into most of their centers and they are trying to get rid of leagues that bowl on fri, sat, and sun nites in order to increase the open play. amf is run by a bunch of knuckleheads especially the new district manager that took over all of long island, originally handled suffolk, amf is going in a downward spiral and they don't take care of their employees.

Comment Date: 1/24/2007 Name: Happy Bowler
Wow, you guys must not have been there in awhile. It is not like the old Melville Lanes at all. It looks like a night club inside. Have a bunch of good food. Its clean and the lanes are maintained very well. Plus they have a private area in the back with 9 lanes and its own bar!! You guys have to go and check it out. You won't be dissapointed.

Comment Date: 8/22/2006 Name: Annoymous
The bowling ally was great. Then when they closed, they transferred certain people and let the rest go. Sounds like discrimanation to me!!

Comment Date: 7/7/2006 Name: Anonyomous
The bowlign center was good. Its getting remodeled. The staff is high turnover but other got good jobs. They are cheap about raises.

Comment Date: 4/18/2006 Name: MIKE
The lane conditions stink. The lane man must use the oil for his car.

Comment Date: 6/14/2005 Name: Joanie
Yikes! What a rip off. Asked about having a party there and the prices were way out of line. They wanted us to pay full price on bowling, catering and the bar tabs -- no willingness to give us a group discount for a party of 100 people or even work with us on better pricing. Guess they didn't need our business.

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