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Rinaldi's Riverdale Bowl

  Name: Rinaldi's Riverdale Bowl  
  Address: 6322 Kenilworth Avenue  
  City: Riverdale  
  State: MD  
  Zip: 20737  
  Phone: (301) 864-5940  
  Hours: S-Th 9am-11pm Fri-Sat 9am-4am  
  Lanes: 32  
  Lane Type: Synthetic  
  Pro Shop: No  
  Food: None  
  Comments: Great weekend "Galactic Bowl" light & sound show; big choice of adult & youth leagues; popular birthday parties; and, other special events.  
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Lanes: Actual Value is 4.2Actual Value is 4.2Actual Value is 4.2Actual Value is 4.2Actual Value is 4.2
Food: Actual Value is 3.5Actual Value is 3.5Actual Value is 3.5Actual Value is 3.5
Price: Actual Value is 3Actual Value is 3Actual Value is 3
Fun: Actual Value is 4.1Actual Value is 4.1Actual Value is 4.1Actual Value is 4.1Actual Value is 4.1
Overall: Actual Value is 3.9Actual Value is 3.9Actual Value is 3.9Actual Value is 3.9
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Comment Date: 3/19/2014 Name: Bowler boy
Love the way everything is going Pat should realize mickey is doing a great job. People don't understand what it's like to deal with people that's rude. The whole staff is great the food is good. Keep it up! I will continue to bring my family and friends here specially with AMF shutting centers down and kicking leagues out so I think people should give them a chance I mean jeez they just reopened and doing their BEST CUT THEM SOME SLACK.

Comment Date: 3/18/2014 Name: Bowler at Rinaldis
When Mickey is on duty the noise is as loud as it can be. That is why you have select bowlers in the house. This will be my last year with putting up with the damn noise. enough is enough.

Comment Date: 3/12/2014 Name: bowler
just arrived here and cannot believe how bad these lanes are they are very inconsistant.spotty etc. I would not bowl in a league there

Comment Date: 3/11/2014 Name: leo
Cecil knows what he is doing the problem with the majority of bowlers is they do not know how to adjust to the lanes. we all had problems at the start but we are getting better with them.

Comment Date: 2/16/2014 Name: Bowler
When ms. Rinaldi is not in the center they have the so call music as loud as it will go Lower the damn sound. more then me complaining.

Comment Date: 1/5/2014 Name: New bowler
Worst bowling center I,ve ever bowled at WOW. nack bar closed on a Saturday night !!!!!?. Nuf said!

Comment Date: 12/29/2013 Name: Number 1 bowler
It looks like mickey is back to her old self. I,m sure no one is really suprised.And I guess ownership really does not care. "not good" Prices ridiculas at snack bar and the lanes have actually gotten worse.( find someone who knows how too condition these new lanes before you loose your leagues. the lanes are HORRIBLE and WE know that you know it. It seems that now the building roof is fixed the management roof has callasped. "You begged us to comeback for this" Many bowlers feel they were Used. Same ole Riverdale!!

Comment Date: 12/21/2013 Name: frequent bowler
I was at Rinaldi last week and it was crowded. I'm here tonight and it is slow. I will take it to mean that with the episode of last week and the white lady that was at the front counter getting ignorant with the Customer. They chose not to come in tonight. She is rude and disrespectful. I've heard her curse at the customers last week. And I don't think that is professional. She should Not be working at the front counter if she is going to have an attitude... If this keeps happening. I will not keep coming back.. Tonight she is not working and it is dead in here I'm sure it has a lot to do with her.. You should keep the guy you have tonight 12/20 he is polite and funny..

Comment Date: 12/21/2013 Name: Linda Kesner Cunningham
in 1963 I worked at that bowling alley and lived directly across the street/ I had a good friend named Richard Blackmon, been a long time, may have been Blackburn.. Does anyone have any idea about him? This is very important.

Comment Date: 10/14/2013 Name: Number 1 bowler
Well finally the center is open and weve started. so far the following. 1.Many balls are being damaged 2. Very poor lane conditioning 3.Prices much much to high at snack bar. 4.Water fountain not working 5.too many system failures on scoring qubica should be on site until problems corrected. To its credit. 1. So far so good Bernie,Sharleen,Snake,Jasmin,Tawana,Barbara,Mickeyand rest of front end staff, keep it up.I will reserve comments on Equipment personel for now and Pat. but will say at least you got things going. So until next month , this is Number 1 bowler saying good luck and high scores.

Comment Date: 9/24/2013 Name: chuck a
The new look Riverdale Bowl is back. Riverdale just reopened on September 23

Comment Date: 9/14/2013 Name: chuck a
Riverdale is back!!! The new Rinaldi's Riverdale Bowl reopens Monday September 23.

Comment Date: 9/2/2013 Name: leo
The new lanes are vto start being installed the week of September 3rd.

Comment Date: 8/31/2013 Name: chuck a
Riverdale is coming back!! The "target date" is Mid or end of September.

Comment Date: 6/15/2013 Name: bowler
The Bowling Center will open in the fall 2015 under new management. Stop fighting and start working on the bowling lanes.

Comment Date: 6/3/2013 Name: bowler
Waiting for the new lanes to be installed, opening the fall of 2025

Comment Date: 5/27/2013 Name: Leo
The roof is on and the new ceiling is mup and now the lanes are to be installed by the start of the fall league.

Comment Date: 5/21/2013 Name: alisha
When will the bowling alley be ready to open for business,never thought it would take this long

Comment Date: 5/16/2013 Name: Bowler
The roof is (new) the A/C unit is being installed the new ceiling has been installed all is ready except the lanes. The lanes should be replaced before the winter league is to start (Hopefully)

Comment Date: 4/30/2013 Name: bowler
The Bowling Center will open some time this century, Hopefully.

Comment Date: 4/25/2013 Name: the shadow
Who knows when the bowling center will open? The Shadow Do.

Comment Date: 3/20/2013 Name: Linda Kesner
I worked at the snack bar in 1965 and lived across the street. Any bowlers been there that long? I am looking for someone in particular if so.

Comment Date: 3/16/2013 Name: Secret Agent
The roof is over half completed, the new grid is up for the ceiling, the lanes have been cleaned. Soon they will take the lanes up and replace the under carrage.

Comment Date: 3/9/2013 Name: Anonymous
Flash The roof is being put on and the new ceiling is being installed next comes the lanes? then the carpet.

Comment Date: 2/5/2013 Name: Anonymous
The roof is being put on and the ceiling has been removed, getting ready to put up new ceiling then the lanes will be repaired.

Comment Date: 1/29/2013 Name: Anonymous
Ceiling tile is comeing down, new wireing is being installed.

Comment Date: 1/16/2013 Name: Leo
The roofing material is now on the roof of the bowling center to be installed at a later date. Keep posted

Comment Date: 1/10/2013 Name: Leo
There is movement at the bowling center this week, I can see a candle light at the end of the tunel

Comment Date: 12/16/2012 Name: Bowler
Latest news, The bowling center may be opening in March.

Comment Date: 11/2/2012 Name: Who
Some people hurt thair own self, now we are seeing it happen.

Comment Date: 10/22/2012 Name: Anonymous
No december or January

Comment Date: 10/21/2012 Name: Anonymous
I heard this past Saturday that the bowling alley will not be open until this summer.

Comment Date: 10/17/2012 Name: Mike
I still have equipment in a locker there and need is ASAP everytime I call I get this recording WTF!

Comment Date: 10/2/2012 Name: Riverdale report card
Well Former Riverdale bowlers if you have not got the latest word,The center now is not scheduled to open until Dec.They should have got the roof repaired and AC fixed when the insurance paid for it before,instead of patching it up.There is no point in starting leagues in Dec unless you are not going to pay sec/treas fees and cut lineage in half.How dare you try to raise the price of bowling.

Comment Date: 9/18/2012 Name: Leo
They have a website, why not leave your name instead of just complaining. You as everyone has a right to express your views so be grown up about it.

Comment Date: 9/15/2012 Name: Anonymous
I had a child in the Saturday morning youth league, it was HORRIBLE!!! No coaching what so ever, they never paid attention to what these kids were doing. All they cared about was getting money. My child was switched out to another program this year and has learned more in 2 week then they learned all of last year. It is the most dysfunctional and poorly run youth program that I have ever seen. Pat should be ashamed! And not once did Pat come out to see how her pet Nita was running the program... never again... I advise anyone interested in having their child taught how to PROPERLY bowl with form and mechanics to take them to Capital Plaza or another league... do not ruin your child by letting them participate in this sorry excuse for a youth program!

Comment Date: 8/25/2012 Name: Anonymous
First and foremost, ya'll folks who submitting your comments, need to wrote in ENGLISH!!!! NOT IN EBONICS.

Comment Date: 8/25/2012 Name: WOULDN'T YOU LIKE TO KNOW
Why have a website if individuals comments are closely monitored? The truth hurts...DOESN'T IT? Lets see if you add this not, my point has been proven. **NOTE** Ummm, what was your point? - B2U Staff**

Comment Date: 8/25/2012 Name: WOULDN'T YOU LIKE TO KNOW

Comment Date: 8/25/2012 Name: None of your business
I pray to hit the Lottery. First step: buy the bowling alley Second step: GET RID OF MICKEY'S {deleted} IMMEDIATELY!

Comment Date: 8/21/2012 Name: league bowler c
It looks like the leagues at Riverdale will have shortened condensed season (24-26 weeks)We're now told that the bowling alley will not be ready to re-open until late October or Early November. Still looking forward to the "all new Riverdale Bowl",when it finally reopens.

Comment Date: 8/19/2012 Name: Rick-Rick & Rick
Rinaldi Bowling opened on March 29 1962 by husband and wife Nicholas & Victoria Rinaldi that was 50 years ago. Ironic 50 years later June 24 2012 Rinaldi Bowling was closed due to storm damage make your conclusion

Comment Date: 8/14/2012 Name: dc1slim
micky is going to be she had the same attiude at capital plaza wend she work there.but have seen a great change keep at up.

Comment Date: 8/1/2012 Name: League Bowler
Lets give ms rinaldi a little time to get this mess cleaned up and running again Lets not let one person ruin a good thing. Pat has went to the extreme to make this center one of the best in the area. in ever buseness there is and all ways will be a person or oersons that is rude to people. the best way to defeat them is to go to the owners and let them handle the problem. Good luck Pat.

Comment Date: 7/30/2012 Name: Fall League Wanna Be
Have they started rebuilding yet?

Comment Date: 7/19/2012 Name: Lady Leaguer
How can ONE person kill the spirits of so many? For those of you who are close to Miss Pat, has anyone shown her these comments about the ONE person? From a business point of view, I can understand WHY this person is still there. They know the business and how things are supposed to be managed BUT, on the flip side- you(meaning this person) can't talk to people in a rude and cruel manner. Would Miss Pat want to jeopardize her business based on this one person? Get all the "oldies" back and risk it to get rid of "Rude-y" to make it a truly happy experience to bowl at Rinaldi's. If they don't open until after Labor Day, I don't see how the Fall Leagues can have a complete season unless they plan on bowling a few doubles! God forbid bad weather occur!

Comment Date: 7/17/2012 Name: Know me by what I say.
I have been bowling at Rinaldis for some years, I have seen many bowlers come and go. A lot of the staff members that left were great people to be around and I miss them. I was there when Nick ran the place, matching him to Pat you cant come close, Pat has went far out to please the bowlers and she is still trying to inprove the house. If a bowler has a complaint about the manager or a staff member leave your name and phone number for Pat to call you. I am now bowling in a A M F house, if you want to see things that are not kept up try one of there houses I will soon be returning back to Rinaldis when it opens. Yes I have problems with a staff member in the pass and I am sure it will happen again but I am not leaveing a clean place because I have disput with a staff member. See you in the fall Pat. Leo.

Comment Date: 7/13/2012 Name: c a
We saw Ms. Rinaldi and got a chance to see pictures of the bowling alley after the storm damage. Everything inside will be brand new when Riverdale comes back, from the roof,machines, ball returns, lanes, masking units, wiring, everything. It will be a complete restoration,renevation, remodeling, all in one. Ms. Rinaldi says she hopes the new look Riverdale will be ready by the time fall/winter league season starts. (Around the end of August or after the Labor Day Holiday) We look forward to seeing the "All New Riverdale Bowl"

Comment Date: 7/13/2012 Name: league bowler
I have to say if the center does not get re-opened before labor day like we are hearing-then they will have a hard time talking the leagues into give them more time.Like most people it is a good bowling center but the customer service(Mickey)needs to change big time.

Comment Date: 7/12/2012 Name: team Bowler
If this center does not reopen before the start of the coming winter season they may as well sell the place. leagues are going to leave and will more than likely never come back. especially with Cap plaza installing synthetics. poor public relation skills spells disaster in a market competing for very few recreation dollars in a very slow economy.They are really going to have to be very fortunate to survive this. Many leagues once gone will never return unless Rinaldis offer s some incentives that bowlers simply cannot refuse,otherwise bye bye Rinaldis Riverdale.THis place needs to be shaken up .Right now its a mess.

Comment Date: 7/5/2012 Name: chuck a
I wouldn't be shocked if the restoration and renovation isn't ready until close to starting the fall league season. (which means probably Early August.) At most we would only have a week or two weeks left for the summer league season.

Comment Date: 7/4/2012 Name: chuck a
From what we were told, It will take approximately 3 weeks before Riverdale is up and running again. it will have to be a complete renovation and restoration.

Comment Date: 7/2/2012 Name: bowler #1
Mickey s*cks, so rude and a know it all... We will never come back as long as she works there.

Comment Date: 7/2/2012 Name: Bowler for life.
Hopefully Rinaldi will be back up and running very soon, but I feel the storm on Friday was the final straw that broke the camel's back. I have watched the slow deterioration of this once fine bowling establishment. Iím not talking about the roof that gave way or the condition of the overall structure, but Iím referring to how one manager (Mickey) could be so rude and rotten to so many customers throughout the years. I have personally witnessed her snapping at a new customer who was asking for a lane when the bowling alley first opened, only to be scolded by Mickey for not giving her time to set up. I have witness Mickeyís treatment of loyal customers like they were dog manure. I will give her credit though, she doesnít discriminate who she snaps at, ignores or treats rudely. I blamed Mickey at first for having such horrible customer service skills, but now I realize she only does what the owner allows her to do. Mickey represents Rinaldi when she works behind the counter. Iím 100% sure the owner has received a lot of negative feedback throughout the years about Mickeyís antics and chose not to do anything about it. There is no excuse why Mickey is still employed there. The storm may have been a sign that maybe the end is near to a place that so many people considered to be a home away from home. As devastating as the storm was on Friday, it was nowhere near the destruction caused by the selfish, mean spirited, rude, unkind, self-centered and downright evilness displayed from Mickey.

Comment Date: 7/1/2012 Name: Weekly Bowler
It sad to see what just happen to Rinaldi's on Friday with the storm. I wonder what is going to happen now, will Ms.Pat be able to open back up for business. If not what will happen to the employees there. However if Ms. Pat does not open back up, Mickey will be without work :)she gets what she deserves. It was amazing to be standing there and hearing the rain coming in over the lanes. Maybe now Ms. Pat will remodel the place and get rid of Mickey and put a nicer person as a manager.

Comment Date: 7/1/2012 Name: bowler
let me say that I love bowling with real people! tried ft meade last winter league & it was a bad learning experience! I think rinaldi's will be the bowling alley I will bowl at 99% of the time! Prices for lauge bowlers are very fair! in line with most other centers & cheaper than others. Over all atmosphere is great! Love the old school music and the realness of the staff! A couple of the girls @ the snack bar car have a little more personality, but Ms B I think that is her name! A sweetheart! cooks her a** off! & Ms Mickey you are one real down to earth person! just got to be on my A game when I am bowling and you are there! You make me laugh when I am ready to throw my equipment out in the middle of 201! I see others commenting on you in a negative light! I must disagree! You have never been rude nor disrespectful to me! Only kind and down to earth! keep up the good job!!

Comment Date: 6/29/2012 Name: a recent bowler
My office recently had a party at Rinaldi's and it was the best ever! The staff was fun and accommodating. We had two hours of bowling for only $10 a person. We enjoyed great food and drinks from Pizza to Wings and everything in between. In calling around, my boss found them to be the most reasonable and the only bowling alley in PG that served hard liquor. The Margarita's were great!!

Comment Date: 6/21/2012 Name: weekly bowler
i wonder what ms pat would do if she was handed a petition with hundreds of names supporting the firing of mickey. As a weekly bowler i can see and hear bowlers venting their opinions about mickey

Comment Date: 6/20/2012 Name: regular bowler
I miss ms.tammy, I swear its not da same u can tell by looking at workers tey dont wanna work for Mickey. Ms. Pat u need Ms. tammy back asap before Mickey runs your family business into the ground. To everyone i think we need to protest. I hate just walking in there knowing wat goes on in rinaldis, all the loyalty employees Ms. pat you got rid of them and trying to get rid of sum now as we speak. It was a joy walking in there now its something to do uugghh ssmmhhhh!

Comment Date: 4/25/2012 Name: League Bowler
I would like to say that I like the bowling alley overall. The problems I see are the rates are pretty high even for league bowlers. I also would like to add that the management has terrible customer service skills. She yells everytime someone asks a question which is ridiculous. I am not sure if Miss Pat was desperate or knows no better but when Tammy quit - that was pretty much a done deal or good customer service skills at Rinaldi's.

Comment Date: 3/12/2012 Name: Big Bowler
Two things that need to be fixed; for some reason when I bowl mulitiple games at your pre-paid bowling lanes, the system will shut down before I have completed bowling. The attendant Mickey is in need of some major customer service skills training.

Comment Date: 2/10/2012 Name: league bowler
I want to say thank you for repairing the holes in the parking lot Pat . Now please fix your customer service problems. How could you let someone set tammy up like that.

Comment Date: 2/1/2012 Name: league bowler
Not only did Tammy leave but also Berlin.I think that that was a major loss to a staff that already had major customer service issues.And when is the pot hole in the parking lot going to get repaired.Its been over 3 months now. This center is slowly going down hill again .And I cannot believe that Mickey is back at the counter.what is going on are they trying to run customers away.I for one don,t think that I will return next season. very sad situation over there.

Comment Date: 1/23/2012 Name: A bowler for years
How bad news travel so fast. Today I was told that Tammy has quit working at Rinaldi's. Why I am not sure but I think that was a huge mistake. Tammy will surely be missed and I wish her nd her family all the very best, I would have rather see her there when I come in to bowl. She is very pleasant with me I never have any complaints about her or the staff that works on her shift. I hope no one else decides to quit, if so I am not sure if i willl continue to bowl there... But I am only one person sharing my opinion..

Comment Date: 1/4/2012 Name: tournament bowler
Was here just this past weekend for a tournament. The staff was very friendly & helpful. The only negative comment I can make about the place was that they need to be more attentive of their floors. The actual bowling surface was great however the other tiled floor was very dirty, we had to keep our covers on our shoes because of sticky dirty floors. Other than that...great place with friendly people!

Comment Date: 12/26/2011 Name: league bowler
what kind of website is this put the bad as well as the good on. you are not being fair. **Note** Someone would have to make a negative comment for it to be posted, so far, looks like comments about this center are positive! B2U Staff**

Comment Date: 11/29/2011 Name: bellringer111
Rinaldi's Riverdale has been improving right along. Been a league bowler there for 10 years or so--only center around that still pays $300 for a 300 game! Took family group in over the holidays & had a ball with the Galactic Bowl light & sound show. Just got their hard liquor license so am going to try to have my class reunion there in a couple of months. Great place!

Comment Date: 10/20/2011 Name: A regular
IM glad that they added liquor to the bar, however the bar is in a bowling center and not a DC or NY club for the prices that they have and the lack of liquor in the drink. I brought a drink and it was more juice then anything else, if I wanted juice I would have brought it from the snack bar for a much cheaper price.. Im glad to see that Jasmine is back, she is funny and makes ordering food a blast I can eat again in the morning as well as during the week. Jasmine and Ms. T make a good team working together, Ms T doesnt seem to be in a bad mood whenever she is working with Jasmine.. The place stays clean and the rest of the staff is friendly I love coming here even though I think the prices for some things are high..

Comment Date: 10/13/2011 Name: never mine
I love the center its a clean very fun place to hang out. the food is the best , breakfast is awesome and now they even add extras to the bar,so you can get your drink on , i love it great job .

Comment Date: 8/24/2011 Name: *N.G.S*
I came in during the friday night league AND i LVOED IT. Everyone was dancing and having so much fun. The manager Tammy was nice but she seemed a little upset like she needed a break. The snack bar crew was pretty fun but they could of @ least acted like they were hapy even thoguh I know they were hot and tired because the snack bar was so overcrowded with hungry people. I think the Ms. Pat did a great job. Its a little small because of how many people there were but I was VERY pleased. I can't to come back next summer!

Comment Date: 7/24/2011 Name: retired bowler
The lanes are okay, but that lady by the name of mickey makes the center below average,has no buisness dealing with the public. Needs to find another job.

Comment Date: 7/18/2011 Name: Kenny
I've been bowling at Rinaldi's Riverdale for a few years now and I have always found the place to be clean and mostly what you would expect from a reputable bowling establishment. The lane conditioning seems to be maintained with regularity - even on the weekends - which is probably due to their weekend league play. There never seems to be very many mechanical lane issues...once again credit to the overall lane maintenance and repair commitment of teh house ownership. They have what looks like a very nice full service bar area. I don't drink so I can't say to much about it other than MANY people seem to enjoy it and I have never really heard any complaints. The snack bar now is run by a new group, different from Ms. Kim of a few years ago. This group has a few more menu choices and seem to have greater interest in making happy customers. I have always gotten pleasent smiles and genuine concern with regard to the accuracy of my order and the quality of freshness and preparedness of the food. As a result, the snack bar is ALWAYS busy. But no matter how busy, Ms. T always takes the time to make sure my order is the way I like it and is always accomodating no matter how particular my order may be.

Comment Date: 7/12/2011 Name: Razor
I have bowled at Rinaldi's Riverdal, since the eighties....The Changes that Pat made to the house, was untouchable, beautiful and very costly. I have no problems at all with the staff there...Tammy is so nice and patient and always smiling...Mickey is kool and get things done that need to be done...Snake and his mom, (Tawanna) are so very good at what they do at the snack bar and the bar. I've seen people bombard "T" at the snack bar when she's there alone and she gets things done. I beleive Tawanna is very kind and dedicated to her job.

Comment Date: 6/10/2011 Name: sweet pea
Fun place! Good league house. Lanes run really well--no breakdowns to speak of. Like variety of food. Some people say their food is expensive. Have they checked out the HIGH prices at AMF lately?! ,,,and Rinaldiís quality is much better. Went to friend's daughter's birthday party there a month or so ago--really nice set up, staff was attentive, & little girl's pic. was put up on flat screen scorer (showed every time she was up to bowl--kids thought that was awesome)! Weekend light & sound show is the best I've seen.

Comment Date: 6/7/2011 Name: A real bowler
Rinaldi's is a very good place to bowl especially compared to the other ghetto alleys in the area. You can actually park your car without it being stolen or broken into. Its hands down the best in the area as far as machine maintenance, they almost never have break downs and if your a league bowler thats very important. Now they even have flat screens, Crofton has them too but their lane conditions are terrible and machines always break down.

Comment Date: 4/23/2011 Name: Kisha
Snake's mom behind the snackbar is an evil witch at times. If you don't like dealing with the public than find another job. Their have been times I've wanted to get the salads but changed my mind because she is there. I know I'm not the only one but Ms Pat need to address this issue because its money lost. I feel I am very polite but the way she comes off makes me want to come out of character and curse her a** out. Ms. Pat needs to put a lock box on the temperature control brcause it would save her money. Mickey is the one that makes it hot as hell in there because she is always hot and all that does is dry the lanes out even more. Nice establishment but needs a "few" changes.

Comment Date: 4/22/2011 Name: jennifer
i hate this place.............they have rude a** people.the foods is nasty. but the music good.the place is ghetto.

Comment Date: 3/2/2011 Name: League Bowler 914
I've bowled at in leagues at Rinaldi's for the past 10yrs, I've bowled in establishments across the country both chain such and AMF and independents such as Rinaldi's. The bowling alley is quality, your not going to please everyone all of the time but they do the best they can. Its true that the staff has their days, but we all do. The bowling alley is a solid 9 on a 10 scale. The only reason I don't say a 10 is because the temperature isn't consistant from night to night and the some of the monitors for the scoring machines need maintenance.

Comment Date: 12/18/2010 Name: Stephanie Calet
My family consists of two granddaughters, 13 and 3, two grown daughters $ active family, and an active pup. We live on the outskirts of Baltimore, but we used to live in Silver Spring, and we bowled at Rinaldi's Riverdale Bowl, finally left because the man who owned it let it fall apart. After he passed, his daughter Pat took over, and the difference is so remarkable that you'd have to see it, try it, and you'll come back. They have everything, the place is immaculate, very attractive, and what always catches me off guard, the restaurant/bar. Our local place charges $8-10 for a small piece of pizza and a soda- and every time, we have to ask for napkins. There's an obvious effort sometimes to get everyone "bowled" happily, since it's a going concern, and people sometimes have to wait. A nice perk is the restaurant with good food, and a nice bar. Good place for lunch or supper, esp if you have to wait a bit. (We never waited more than ten minutes, if that). Pat and the staff try to - and mostly are able to - make each customer happy. A couple of the managers can be brusque, depending on what's being asked of them (you wouldn't believe the demands and crazy requests I've heard) but almost always, they're right there to help, and they do. As for complaints about the managers, we haven't had any trouble, and if you do have a short wait, you'll wonder how they can get so much done - with people staring at them, juggling the phone and walkins, and people who walk in after having a bad day! They even have those neat really comfortable shoes, and that's a huge plus for someone like me. The first thing I look for in a center are the sounds: people who are happy, even hundreds of them, make this sound that's hard to describe, but you probably know what I's pretty loud, but with a sound along with it that - my husband of all people! said it sounds like a happy purring cat! As in all things in life, you get what you pay for, and Rinaldi's is remarkable in this day and age. A FAMILY-owned center. Pretty darn good I'd say, with all the high expectations and huge demands put on hard working employees in busy places these days. These folks have been a team for a long time, like I said, a family. Thanks from the Cales to the Rinaldi Team! Keep on, keepin' on, you're doing GREAT! Stephanie, Dan, Stevie and Sunny

Comment Date: 9/26/2010 Name: youth league parent
Last year was my daughter 1st year bowling at Rinaldi's. The experience was great with Lisa, Hazel and Danny. This year my daughter will not bowl because none of them are there to instruct. This year they have some non-bowling parents instructing. The food is great but very expensive. The staff at times can be very rude.

Comment Date: 9/3/2010 Name: league bowler
Center needs a lot of work, especially the lanes they are definately going down. they don,t seem to care about the dirt and gunk that comes back on the bowling balls. they have been told ,over and over but seemsmto fall on deft ears. The heat has at times has been unbearable especially on the lower numbered lanes. I definately will not be bowling there after this year. I can find something more constructive to do with my money.And i havent even got to the staff yet, NEXT WEEK.

Comment Date: 8/14/2010 Name: Katie & Johnnie Holloway
The summer tour that is held at Rinaldi's is one of the best local tournaments that my husband and I have bowled in. It is well organized and the schedule times for bowling start in a timely manner. Thanks John and Crew

Comment Date: 8/10/2010 Name: Anonymous
hot and humid

Comment Date: 8/10/2010 Name: Bowler
I have been bowling thyer for some time now,and it seems that during the summer months it gets very very hot ,and hummid. almost unbearable. I understand that this year was unusally warm, but this has been going on for years this year only highlights the point. Many league bowlers are really concerned and are talking about not coming back if the management do not seem to want to address this problem. Bowling is getting too expensive to pay for this type of service.Also Why is Mickey back behind the counter. I,m sure She is a Good worker but She is not a people person, put that with the heat and you have a bad enviourment, and WHOS GOING TO SPEND MONEY On THAT. PLease help.

Comment Date: 7/4/2010 Name: darryl chuckie washington
the house is great for the area bowlers, i see there doing a great job there. on a scale of 1 to 10, i give it a 9-1/2. thank you for all you do.

Comment Date: 6/27/2010 Name: takeittothebank!!!!
The center is really a lovely place to visit there is always one person that you can't stand to be in a place and most of the time she knows who she is and dont care that she chases the customer away with her cusing and rude behavor but lets face it she not going any were the food is good when it cooked right and most of the time the service is great i would go back again

Comment Date: 1/30/2010 Name: BAYCHAOS!
Yes i have been to Rinaldi's when i was young!! i enjoyed it then and still today i enjoy the lanes and the disco time nd {deleted}...BUT YOUR FOOD PRICES ARE TOOO HIGH I MEAN LET US USE FOOD STAMPS OR SOMETHING!!!!! RAIN CHECK!LMAO THANKS RIVERDALE IM FRM DC!!!IM FRM DC!!

Comment Date: 10/29/2009 Name: Regular Joe
The managemnt is extremely rude.... NOT PROFESSIONAL at all.. Lanes are in good shape..They have the most expensive rates in PG COUNTY... There is a woman she is heavy set,darkskin don't really know her name but she orks there full time she might be a manager, SHE SO RUDE AND HAS A NASTY ATTITUDE..THEY LOST MY BUSINESS BECAUSE OH HER...

Comment Date: 10/24/2009 Name: Coach
Yeah, Rinaldi's is a pretty decent place to bowl. I've been a league bowler there for several years, and the staff knows me. I've never had a problem with the staff, but it's probably 'cause I get along with just about everyone there. I love their computerized score keeping and the low step-up to the lane. It's MUCH better than Capital Plaza's bowling alley; they charge an arm and a leg, have antiquated computers, and that first step up is a doozy! Rinaldi's is a cool place to bowl, if you're feeling up to some fun. It is what you make it. As the saying goes, "Good luck, and good bowling!" :-)

Comment Date: 5/8/2009 Name: Use to do league there
Yeah, {Name deleted} can be a B*tch sometimes, I don't even know how Pat promoted her to a manager. But everyone else is pretty much cool. Its sad to see that they raised the rates on Mrs. Kim, so she not longer owns the restaurant there. Now the food prices are ridiculous. Only because Pat (the owner) charges them an arm and a leg to set up in the bowling alley. But since they are the only bowling alley that closes after 2am. That's where I go if I feel the need to bowl.

Comment Date: 4/11/2009 Name: pooh
i love bowling there and its an really fun place to go the cashier is really nice. but there is always this one person who has to be so rude and that is the the lady that cooks the food she is the most rude person i have ever seen i asked for an hambuger she grab the money from me and than my food was not cook right or anything i think that she needs to be fried and she is always rude every time i go there.

Comment Date: 1/25/2009 Name: PRETTY
rinaldi's is a cool place to bowl but its no different than the next, its all in what you and your crowd make it. it is a little expensive and if you do not get there early like 8pm you really should just go ahead somewhere else cause they will be booked.

Comment Date: 9/27/2008 Name: Native Washingtonian
It seems like a bit much to charge $7 per game after 9pm here when other places are charging $5.50. We used to go here all the time back in the day but their prices used to align with the oher places. We will be going to AMF.

Comment Date: 8/12/2008 Name: Cheeky
The manager TAMMY is so rude and unproffesional. She feels as though its not her responsibility as a MANAGER to provide her customers with any info. Customer service s*cks!!!

Comment Date: 3/4/2008 Name: Leroy Hooper
Appreciate the manager and staff at Renaldi's for their the bowling experience they provide for customers. A clean neat and comfortable place to enjoy-especially the maryland lottery.

Comment Date: 12/29/2007 Name: Anonymous
The managers at Rinaldi's are very rude, unprofessional, and have very nasty attitudes

Comment Date: 9/25/2006 Name: Peter Chamberlain
What a great place! We were traveling on the East coast and needed to take a break from our travels and found ourselves at Rinaldi's Riverdale Bowl. The people are fabulous and the place was clean and inviting. Wish they would have a place like this in Salem, Oregon!

Comment Date: 3/21/2006 Name: Gregory.Stannard
I would like a listing of the number of 300 games bowled in this house in the last 18 months, along with the names of the individuals.

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