Reviews of Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl & Grill (Bowling Alley)

612 Devil's Pool Rd, Ridgedale, MO 65739, United States

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At the present the firm has a rating of 4.2 stars out of 5 and the rating was based on 429 reviews.

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REVIEWS OF Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl & Grill IN Arkansas

J Bolen

More food you can eat for your money. Always great service.

Steev Merrbach

Lots to do here for the entire family. Friendly wait staff. Food was big portions and tasted good. Took awhile to get the food. Restaurant wasn't very busy at the time.

Justin Wright

Pretty ridiculously awesome entertainment area. They are making a LOT of money on their entertainment.

John Robinson

Food good. Dropped a $100 for 2 kids meals and 3 hamburgers + drinks. 5 stars from the kids. Next time they can pay.

Rift Shredder

Great bowling, great arcade, great laser tag, great everything

Shea Forbes

Do not get the Seared Salmon Salad! Salmon was decent but the salad had zero flavor. The BBQ Brisket Pizza on the other hand was amazing.

John Harrington

Really cool, but overpriced for bowling.

Ryan Knudsen

Just a little bar and food service area while you're inside the Fun Mountain. We didn't sit down in the actual restaurant room but rather had service while we were bowling and playing virtual golf. The server was sweet, the drinks were very good. Only problem was we ordered some breadsticks while we were bowling and they never were brought. Simple mistake. Not a big deal but that's the only reason I only gave them 3 stars. I'm sure the next time I would go would be perfect. It's located right by the amazing bowling alley which is very nice and convenient.

Jackviel Colon

Goog place for your familia and great food

Amanda Bunch

The food is ok. I mean, I'm not coming here to eat, I'm coming here to play and bowl and stuff, so having a bar with typical bar food is great. I haven't eaten at the family dining side of things, but a burger and a beer and some fries while bowling under the sea is pretty perfect.


Great fun for kids and Adults. Disney level quality. Fun game room, bowling alley is awesome. Restaurant available. Go carts and bumper cars are fun too. Climb the Pirate ship slide.

Jessica Lindstrom

Such a fun time with our little guy! Loved all the activities & games! However, the food is not up to Big Cedar standards unfortunately, but still Big Cedar prices. Kind of a bummer.

Stan Gover

This restaurant is in big cedar's fun mountain. For the most part the food was good, but like everything at big cedar, over priced. Our party got 3 burgers, the fish and chips, the chicken sandwich, and a kids pepperoni pizza with a fried pickle appetizer. Everything was actually really good except for the chicken sandwich. It was really dry and not much flavor...but it was a very large chicken breast on there, so plenty of food. I'd rate higher if it wasn't for the insane price gouging in the facility.

Justin Souder

I had a turkey salad that was great, my son and girlfriend had a cheese pizza that they both said was really good. Prices were what you'd expect them to be and service was excellent. It is a little loud being where its at but hopefully your having a good enough time that's not really a problem. So over all if your in the area and looking for good food and a fun atmosphere this is your place.

Taycha Machado

Huge place with entertaiment for kids and adults. Food was great, I had the BBQ burger(w/No bbq sauce

Edward R.

Disappointed with this restaurant. $14 for fish and chips! That was 1 piece of fish and a basket of fries. Expected service to be better as they were not busy at the time of my visit.

Melody Weston

Ordered a chicken Caesar salad. Don't know what happened to the Caesar dressing. It was like an oil with garlic. They never asked us if we needed anything else. Until we were paying.

Lucy Evans

The "snack" chicken strips were 3 very large pieces of white meat with tasty housemade honey mustard sauce and enough fries for 2. The setting is active and noisy because of the family fun activities.

Mary Kough

Very fun, clean, family friendly atmosphere! Loved our waitress Cristina, she was professional but spent much attention to our needs. My 5 year old son had a blast bowling and playing in the arcade, only downside to the thing was a fairly limited selection of lower end prizes. We had a wonderful time.

Eldon White

Just a fun place for the family

Danielle Hall

Nice place but the food wasn't seasoned well. Nice size portions but our fish hadn't been seasoned at all before frying. Other than that the fries were good and the service was good.


It was great little pricey but overall good experience (try their shirley temples)

Elliott Goldman

Hands down the coolest bowling alley I've ever been to. The service was friendly and fast, drinks were reasonably priced, and the food was great. Make sure to ask about resident discounts if you're from the area. There's a ton there to do for kids as well, aside from bowling. They have laser tag, bumper cars, go karts, a rock wall, an arcade, and a huge jungle gym. Johnny Morris sure knows how to make an attraction, and this is no exception.

sandy hardin

Great family food and fun

Mrs Mardis

We had a great experience for the whole family!!! We bowled and we ordered a whole bunch of appetizers that were all delicious! We rented out 2 bowling lanes and had a great time. We were only able to get through one and a half games, but still had a lot of fun!

Leroy Dammet

Cool place. Highly recommended. Lots of fun stuff for the kids

Lisa Lopez Gardner

Delicious Food and great family atmosphere!

Jason Collins

Pretty cool place food was surprisingly good

Matt Burke

The kids couldn't wait to get back to the play area above our heads. My wife lived the twinkling Christmas tree right down the valley. Great view!

Ashley Guthrie

Very cute little bowling alley. Recommended if you have children. Bowling is $30-50/hour( plus shoes) depending on what time of day and the day of the week you attend.

iSeries Fixer

Food here is very expensive and not as good as the price they put on it. The staff here are friendly and a helpful. The rides and the bowling are very expensive. The upside is that the kids really loved the go carts. Better have deep pockets when you take the children to this fun stop.

Rebecca Fahrlender

The funnest place to take the big kids just as much as the little kids. My husband and I loved the aquarium bowling alley for 2 hours while our son hit up the arcade and go carts. Its reasonably priced and will leave everyone with a great memory!


Fun but don't order the fish and chips for $13 I expect some flavor not bland fish.

Pamela Ortt

Food was great

Jason Coons

The decorations are great... The virtual climbing wall was really cool (the kids' favorite activity)... The food was OK... The video games were mostly driving and ticket games... The laser tag was fun (two level maze with wild animals to shoot)... There is also a sunken ship themed play area above the lobby area with several tube slides coming down from multiple levels for younger kids (free)... Only spent $75.00 for 4 people, all-day.

Doug Walker

Had a good time! Met some friends who happened to be at Big Cedar too. Hadn't seen them in 7 years or so. Bar was quiet and not busy at all so we were able to talk comfortably. Lots of stuff there for the youngsters as well as a bowling alley.

Amy Herring

We ate here because we planned to go to the arcade after dinner and drop some money there. My husband had the pizza, which was good. I ordered the fish and chips. They were good too. It's a family place, so food is risk free. That's good for kiddos but maybe not for adults that want to try something new. The service was very good. Our server took time with us. Food came out hot and quick.

Yolanda Merriman

Fun games, bowling, activities for whole family. Parents can have quiet drink while kids have fun.

Donnie B Marsh

Asked at the wilderness Lodge desk for excellent dining and was directed here. A kids fun place. Screaming, running, out of control Rugrats and who cares parents. Food not bad but waaay overpriced. If we had wanted to go to McDonald's , we would not have come here. NOT RECOMMENDED for adults.

Ben Martin

Very unorganized, took over an hour to get food. Once it arrived it was very good, but they lack seating around the building.

Alex Dishman

Holy Cow! This place is amazing. Bass Pro Shops and Johnny Morris really pulled out all of the stops on this one. The prices are fair and is hours worth of entertainment for people of all ages. Extremely impressed with the bowling alley and the game center!

Tyler Butler

Coolest place on the resort, and pretty reasonable on prices for how amazing this place is. Has a bit ove everything, and the food and drinks are delicious

Stacey Bulland

Very rude staff. Beware that there could be a waitlist that you cannot get on until the day of . No way to reserve your spot. If you are from out of town, you may spend half hour day waiting to play. Great way to spend a vacation day. There are only a few Lanes and it stays packed. Tried a few times and could never get a lane . If you go, good luck actually using the facility and getting passed the obnoxious workers.

Janie Corman

Great Smashed Burger

Wes Snow

Best food on property, most reasonable prices, very kid friendly. Good views on outdoor dining area.

Kim Albers

Beautiful outdoor seating area, arcade area, rock climbing wall, free play area (slides) bowling, lazer tag and a restuarant. Food was good. We had a nice evening.

Sara Winkle

The pizza is very good

Lindsey Simons

The burger was really grosssss. And the chicken sandwich has absolutely no taste and its way overpriced.

Shannon Masterson

This is the most beautiful bowling alley I've ever set foot in. We visited recently and were all mesmerized by the attention to detail. I wish I'd known sooner there is a location in the Austin area as well! The food and wine was a touch pricey, but on par with the rest of the Big Cedar offerings.

Marissa Mears

It was fun but make sure that you get pack 2 and don't order the fish it is not cooked

Linda Waters

Had to wait a really long time for my order and no one really seemed to care. Food is good albeit pricey. Now I find out you have to wait in long entry lines just to go to the restaurant. That’s just a trick to try and make you buy the pricey game packages. Otherwise why sign a waiver for eating?

Virgil Keeton III

On the expensive side the bowling alley was simply breathtaking however the grill was extremely overpriced we left to eat elsewhere then came back to bowl so if you dont mind dropping a 200 dollar bill for the evening was an experience should try at least once

Cresha Gerhart

Food was pretty good, atmosphere was nice. Family fun.

Marilyn Edmonds

Good food , a bit pricey. Sandwich and fries $13.

Duane Meadows

Fun place, but expensive. Food is just average at best.

Jason Ratliff

Great environment

Daniel Kutz

I had a double cheeseburger which was way too much food for me. It taste it extremely good next time I would get the single. Very good service, good atmosphere enjoyed looking around the place. Looks like lots to do kids could have a great great time.

Liz Clark

Great pizzas and server Luis was awesome!

James Lynn

Great place for the kids! Fun for all ages!

Joshua Baker

Service is excelenex, priced Right for a resort!!!


Good food. Nice atmosphere

Karen Dean

Get the wahoo dip! It is amazing! Our table also had the onion rings and pretzel. They were good, but nothing special. The location is fun. If you bring kids, be prepared to spend money on the bumper cars and such that are under the same roof. There is an indoor playground that is free.

Patti Martin

Great menu..lunch, dinner, snacks. Great for families.

Ashley Roots

Always great when we go to Uncle Bucks Fishbowl and Grill! Great food and great atmosphere for the kids!

Kelly Nygard

Terrible service. Decent food.

Bill Kurz

Food was ok. Atmosphere was nice. Service was friendly but not well trained.

Travis Arnold

Always a stop for us when we stay near here. We get the Barbecue pizza every time we visit the restaurant area at least once. Wife enjoys their drinks.

Jose Ramirez

Great place to have fun, but for sure you don’t want to eat here, prices are ridiculously high for the small portions they serve and the cheap way the make the food. pizza is like concrete hard, badly done, burgers are not even cook thru and the fríes tasted like they never change the oil on he frier. paid over $90 to just stay hungry and with a bad heartburn. go there to have fun but didn’t

Joe Gunnels

It's the second time I've had lunch there. Servers were very friendly and fairly efficient. But the food is very mediocre at best. Way overpriced for the quality that should get.


Awesome place the kids love it!! Great family time place. We absolute love big cedar

Danny Wilson

Amazing food. Fun environment, great staff

Trista Simons

Decent food. Activities for large age group.

Albert Laurentino

Food was delicious and the go cart is amazing! 10/10 would recommend everyone to come and enjoy


Love their fried Pickles

Kristy Griesbaum

Lots of fun! Didn't try the food, went bowling and took a look around. Will definitely be back to do more!

Janice Drum

Had a blast bowling with The Adams Family! We have never bowled in an aquarium. Great for all of us from 10 to 65!

Ronald Edwards

Service was poor and the food was mediocre at best. Would not go back

David Shutters

This is a great place to eat very friendly staff for taste great and I love the fried pickles.

B.C. Hill

Very neat place. The bowling alley is one of a kind. Check it out if you are lucky enough to be a guest on this property.

Concerned Citizen

So, the only thing that kept me from giving 1 Star was because the food was great. Wings and Salad were perfection. However, the service was awful and apparently it was an inconvenience to the staff for us to be there. The “man bun” bartender chose to ignore multiple couples who sat at the bar directly in front of his face. We ended up leaving the bar and setting at a table after waiting for 20 minutes. There were maybe 2 other people at the bar. Very frustrating. After setting at the table we were then ignored by the 2 other bar waitresses that were walking past us and “helping” other patrons. After about 20 minute of that I stood up and blocked ones entrance back into the bar and politely asked for menus. She rolled her eyes and came back with menus 5 minute later. I have small children, so I’m a man of patience. After we ordered our food and eventually got our drinks, things started to come together. When all hope was lost in the work ethics of the young people “working” in the bar, a meal suited for the pickiest of taste buds was set before me. I took one look at the dish and my anger and regret dissipated in the air with the steam coming off of my freshly smoked chicken wings... I could keep rambling, but my point is get some work ethic people.

Jason Koch

A ton of fun, games are cheap, food is on higher side, but very good an not unexpected on a place this nice.

Eric Sutherland

Nice activity options but simply excessively expensive especially when the ticket games don't produce enough tickets. We really wanted to spend more time here but the costs were too high. Food was reasonably priced and delicious.

Adam Andre

Ordered pizzas for pickup, its in fun moutian but i couldnt see any sign at all that says uncle bucks. So it was confusing to find. So when you go in its back and to the left. The pizzas were $15 each for a 12 inch. They were good though but not very thick.

Michael Marcum

Fun Mountain was really awesome. From the sea themed bowling alley to the go cart track and flip zone bumper cars we were thoroughly entertained. I gave it 4 stars only because of the pizza we ordered 18 one size to chose from and it is small, more like a small to medium size. Be sure to get the package deals on the different activities as thats the cheapest way to go. If your in the Branson area its a great place to entertain the kids, young and old alike.

Troy Nowicki

Located at the appropriately named Fun Mountain, Uncle Buck's is a great dining option while at Big Cedar. The menu consists of mostly sandwiches, burgers and pizza. My wife and I really like the BBQ chicken pizza. Tons of seating on the outdoor deck overlooking a go cart track and a rope obstacle course. Don't forget to check out the live gators on the deck! .

Randy Brown

Great pub food, atmosphere is where Bass pro shines. Located next to bowling alley. Great place to hang while the kids are having fun. Yes, except to spend some money.

Toby Bargar

Poorly run. Bad service. Mediocre food.


Arcade is okay. Bumper car area is tiny. Animals confined to an even tinier area. Sad to see alligators and snake in a small concrete cage. Really nice employees, but this is a place that you will probably go once and then never again.

Floyd Hudson

Great food and activities for family!

Cindy Winters

Food was AMAZING and very large portions. We will definitely return.

Koal Trayne

Great atmosphere. Very fun place to eat.

Jonette Strothcamp

Love the atmosphere and food!

Kristin Campanella

Ate outside and was wonderful!!!

James Crabtree

Great place. A little pricey, but not so bad you cant go and have fun.

Carl G

Loaded potato came out as a whole potato, uncut with no toppings, wait staff and chef had no idea what they were supposed to give us and didnt make an effort to figure it out. Potato and steak were cold to boot. NOT worth the high prices!!

Leah Hardin

If you haven't bowled at Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl & Grill...then you haven't bowled at all. This place is magical! The lights, the decor, soooo neat for the kids and adults too! And when your little one can't stay in a lane anymore...just take them outside to the arcade or the sunken ship tree house and slides. Fun Fun!!

thereal tjb

We had a large group and they handled us well. Great food and lots of fun.

Brad Selvey

Most reasonably priced of the resort. Try the Ruben

James Everhart

Convenient for you when bowling

Jennifer Hill

Lots of stuff to do for kids. Food was decent, but not a lot of options. wait staff sub par. The bowling alley was great though. Never been to an alley more cared for.

JW DeLong

Great family fun!! The bowling is amazing the games a fun and the food is good! Great family place.

Mark Gonzales

Food is good but very over priced. Portions are small for the cost. You have to sign a waiver of liability before you will be seated or given service. I'm wondering if Johnny Morris holds stock in Chipotles? Good luck to you if you make the same poor choice I did.

Nonie Garriott

Way to expensive and all foreign waiters and waitress.

Sidney Garrett

A perfect place to take the kids and have dinner or a stiff drink if the day is calling for it

Carmen Nichols

So much fun for the whole family. Excellent food at decent prices!

Ben Gunn

Good food and service.

marci wettstein

So much for everyone in the family. Many choices of fun activities!

Jason Gianopulos

Place looks cool, but we've never actually done anything in there. We always leave frustrated at how insanely overpriced everything is. Gouging at it's finest.

flight of the arrow life at full draw

Fantastic food, unique bowling experience, incredible views.

george burdell

Crowded and a bit expensive Food was average, we will not be back

Dakon Tindol

Started my dinner with fried pickles which were very "appetizing" then I had the Chile Lime Chicken wings and those were amazing! Great family restaurant.

Virginia Arnold

Enjoyed bowling in a great atmosphere, friendly service in bar

Mitchell Love

Something for everyone, bowling pool, karting, full bar, arcade.

Alisha Stewart

The food wasn't great and the prices weren't either! Their salmon salad was not good at all, the salmon was very dried out. Everyone else's food was not very good either.

Jennifer Chandarlis

The food is quick and good for the most part. Convenient location. Nothing (food, service, atmosphere, etc.) stands out as being great or awful.

Kyle Miller

dealt with loud little kids and finicky eaters superbly. food beat expectations. pretzel cheese amazing ask for Jeremy to be your server!

Jeff L

Pretty cool

Quick Silver

16 Lanes of bowling and a great Big Cedar atmosphere. Great fun for the kids too.

Chris Moore

Top notch place as most of the places Johnny is involved in. They closed at 8 and we showed at 755 and they were very accommodating.

Brenda S Smith

Good service, kitchen was fast, good sandwiches, pretty pricey, and the french fries were a little soggy with grease.

J. E. Smith

FUN MOUNTAIN provides INCREDIBLE options for activities!

David Cain

Was fun crew was very good food decent pizza and fish very good Ruben was tough. Games very fun but expect to bring some money.

Tom Porterfield

Great time with my family.

Joel Boles

Great for families. Really well done . Handicapped friendly accommodations.

Mike Langley

Had the BBQ burger and it was awesome. Best burger I've had in a long time and I usually get a burger every where we go. Also had a "poison apple" drink after and let me tell you, it was great! Wife had a "mermaid water" and was equally pleased.

Michael Fink

We have eaten here 3 times during our stays at Big Cedar. The restaurant is located around the arcade and bowling alley. The food is okay, the indoor seating is tight and the space is small. I enjoyed the views when we sat outside.

Steven Campbell

Great place to take family or friends. Family fun*

Cheryl Sorrels

We carried out to fish and chips, we thought. We have never had greasy her fish in our lives. I took a bite of our fish and grease literally poured out. I don't know what kind of fish that was but the texture was more like you can fish. I wondered if I was eating fried mashed potatoes. The tartar sauce was good thank goodness because otherwise there would have been no flavor. One-way ordered fish and chips with coleslaw no one mentioned that you got either coleslaw or french fries. So we got home two two plastic filled containers of fish, alone. (I hope it was fish.)

Theresa Martin

A great way to spend the day under the sea!, upside down or in the arcade so much to do the whole family can just stay and play all day!

Danielle M

It was visually amazing and the software was user friendly. Food was not very good, and they wouldnt let us finish our game when we hit 2 hrs even though there were lots of open lanes. Had money left on our card but no game under 50 cents. they wouldnt refund it. I know it's not a lot of money but it's still the fact that they kept it when we couldn't use it.

Tiffany Tibbets

I love going to uncle bucks! They have bowling, a pool table, golf simulator, bar, and many other fun games!

Mark Burton

Food was mediocre, several dishes were not correct, and service was painfully slow.

Kim Chronister

Loads of fun and excitement! A dreamland for kuds@

Daniel Ghan

It's okay. Too pricy even with a discount and a little too flashy for my family.

James Wahner

Had a Great Gutter Ball Bloody Mary and this Kuala and Ice cream drink. Marcia said it was Yummy!

Chelsea Schmidt

Neat atmosphere and great view! Very family oriented. Only visited the restaurant which had fun cocktails and so-so food. Standard American fare.

Rick Hopper

Excited to see Big Cedar have something else to offer for activities. You could literally stay onsite and never leave the area. Well done and great attention to detail.

Jessica Goodrich

Great service, really good food. We experienced better service and food than the restaurants at Top of the Rock. Best place to eat at Big Cedar in my opinion.

Randy Layman

Great place and awesome for kidd

Derek Cook

After a previous lackluster experience at a different Uncle Buck's location, I arrived with low expectations. Our party of nine was pleasantly surprised. The restaurant is inside the Fun building with patio seating available, so entertainment abounds.

Kathy McCann

Wonderful place for kids and adults! Decor is outstanding. Husband played the golf simulator and loved it. Very, very nice place!!

Brad Manfull

Cute place with lots of fun, though pricey activities for the kids. Drinks were cold and good, but damn the food was pretty awful. Not only was it not hot on delivery, but everything we had ( a selection of burgers, sandwiches and fish) was dry and unflavorful. May come back for the bowling, but will not return for the food .

kurt rhodes

Service was good as was the food. Fish and chips is not a snack it's a meal. Pizza was very flavorful. Onion ring were outstanding. Games way over priced.

Christy Wimer

They have one of the BEST pizzas I have ever had. Great service and loved how nice they were to the kids. Would definitely recommend.

Aaron Schmeltz

Food was great and service was excellent. The wait time was a little long, but it was Saturday evening. The fried pickles were yummy, but I would recommend asking for just ranch instead of the spicy buttermilk ranch as it was a bit too much flavor. The pizzas were great. We had the buffalo and the BBQ brisket ones. The kids fried fish was good too. Overall a great experience.

Michael Jarrett

Great games and great food! Our family had blast.

steve k

$30 per hour to bowl. RIPoff

Angela Pate

High dollar bowling. Great for family fun!!

Kylie Folsom

We didn't get to try the food but the bowling was awesome! My son loved the decor everywhere.

Jessica Heatherly

Kids and adults can have fun. We loved it

Debra Aaron

Good, fresh food. Very accommodating wait staff.

lisa rigg

It's noisy in the middle of family play space..rope climbing, arcade, bowling. So if you are there to dine and play it's better than okay.

Samantha Allison

The food was really good. I wish they had more seating though. It was kinda cramped.

Zach S

The place overall is awesome, lots of games to play that are actually affordable and cool prizes that I know kids will like. The bowling alley is perfect, really cool! The reason it's 3 stars is for the food and the service, the food is high for the quality and the service was near the worst I seen. Just a lot of people standing around doing nothing while we wait for drinks, food and the check which all together took way longer than usual and hardly any eating customers were there.

Norm Englund

Decent food. A lot of it. Not as expensive as other places in the resort.

Furyss1 TV

Under the sea spectacle

Keith Nelson

Definitely a 5 star experience. Brought my grandkids. They have activities for all ages. Lazer tag, a climbing wall,arcade, bumper cars, bowling,billiards,a full bar and restaurant for the adults. This is all set in the beautiful surroundings of Big Cedar Resort. We spent five hours there.

Cindy Waters

Great place to go with all ages.

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