Reviews of Wayward Social (Bowling Alley)

1101 S 6th St, Marshalltown, IA 50158, United States

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Right now this business has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 and that rating has been calculated on 124 reviews.

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This Bowling Alley is included in the category of American restaurant.

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REVIEWS OF Wayward Social IN Iowa

Jared Mccready

They have done a nice job on the modernization and updates. The staff leaves plenty to be desired though. They were short and discourteous. They owners could do themselves well by having the employees attend a customer service seminar. Also, the pricing is pretty excessive! If the service and attitudes of the employees towards customers were better , the prices would probably be bearable. Hire friendlier people.

Alan Tichy

The food and service is very good

Karen Felt-Hutchison

We had an amazing family fun day at Wayward Social! There is a very cool vibe to this place. We had ages 3 to 65 bowling, playing arcade games and just hanging out! The pizza is delicious! It was a great place to be on a frigid afternoon!

Dave Rewerts

Great bowling alley

Renetta Plander

Russ O'Rourke

Nice facility, staff less than helpful.

Crystal White

Christian Stickrod

Morgan Mason

The service was exceptional. I am so appreciative of their consideration. They made our family gathering easier, and special. Truly, we all had fun.

Nathan McManus

Michael Schnelle

Good food fair prices

Christopher Rudkin

Be careful what you agree to when renting the party room and lanes...some staff will try to change the agreement and screw you in the end. Definitely would not recommend

Ryan Witzke

The upgrade was done right it's really nice inside food is great customer service also great going to be coming here alot

Lui_v_ gaming

Neil Dalal

Tom Borton

Crystal Weig

Anna Wolvers

My friend & I enjoyed a delicious lunch in the new dining room. I have Celiac. The Chef Garrett was helpful in suggestions. I had a "Queen Bee" (tomatoes, basil, fresh mozzarella) cauliflower pizza & added beef to it. It was bigger than most gluten free crusts & was delicious! Gluten free cryst is $2 more. My friend had the small size of nachos. The pineapple salsa was good, but had some spicy bite to it. We will return something. The inside if the place is looking AWESOME with it's makeovers! They also hace a bowling alley, arcade and bar here.

Linda O'Donnell

Dawn Townsend

Omg a must visit, fabulous food

Abigail & Michael Dalgarn

They would not accept our credit card. Which is strange cause of all the States I have been too. This is first place to not accept it. Now I know why they have such high prices to stay in business.

zach waters

Michele Buzbee

Harry Johnson

Fish Jc

Tonight the people of Jensen Ford of Marshalltown enjoyed a bowling night out. Super fun, had a great time. The servers were very attentive and quick to please. Great pizza and tasty wings. Restrooms were clean.

Matt Claus

Cody Walters

jacob steven


I would rate this place five stars, but there's one reason I won't. Their payment system won't accept Shazam Debit cards. I rarely carry cash with me and my primary form of payment is my Shazam debit card from the Lennox Employees Credit Union. Wayward Social is the only place I've had problems using my debit card. Fix your P.O.S. system please! Wayward Social has a great atmosphere. It's clean and trendy. The food is awesome! The service generally is really good also. Last night must have been the exception because it wasn't very busy, but the staff didn't seem interested in waiting on tables.

Scott Blair

Linda Clemenson

Service was great friendly gave us a lot of history on some of the furniture & where they came from. It is new , different very relaxing & a place to take the famly.

Tony Harris

Jordan Hinkle

Malissa Desaussure-Pennell

Toby Godfrey

Wow! Beautiful place, best pizza ever, newest Brunswick Scoring System. We'll be back..

Joshua Kline

Jerry Sawyer

A bit under construction for now. Great atmosphere for the family! Top notch in my book.

James Zielstorf

Awesome place

Carson Potter

High quality place low quality atmosphere

Eric B

James Nehring

spencer tweedy

matthew bucklin

Great fun and great food

Pj Pickett

My family and I spent New Years at Wayward and it was a blast. Lots of fun, great staff, great food, arcade and a very cool bar. The place is awesome!!

Alex Edel

Aaron Walker

Brand new interior, bar, and restaurant. The aesthetic is fresh and comfortable, with a good selection of lanes and things to eat.

Diane McLeland

The new owners are putting ALL efforts into making the old Totem Bowl into the new and exciting family friendly Wayward Social Eats and Alleys! They apologize for their renovation but are still open and welcome all ages.

Grizz Webarebears

The bowling alleys have 6 players for each lane, the concession stand has good quality snacks, good miniature arcade, and bowling balls looks like pool table balls.

Randy Lane

Onion rings were burnt and waitress left us and never came back.

Linda Lou Propp

River Hickman

Great bowling and they have an arcade. Only downfall is that it takes awhile to get your food.


Love going for Cosmic Bowling on the weekends. Pay for the night, as many games as you can bowl until midnight. They were still updating last time I went, but it was looking pretty good. Update: renovations are GORGEOUS!

Amanda hood

Adam Williams

Classiest bowling alley I've ever seen! Good food as well.

Serina jo Stabenow

Athena Valdez

Would have been 5 stars except for the fact that when I ordered a pitcher of pop I told the gal I needed a pitcher and glasses for 5 people. She should have known that 1 pitcher wouldn't be enough. Was not told no free refills. Had I not asked for a manager I would have had to pay another 7.49 for another pitcher of pop. Its common sense that with a big group, 1 pitcher isn't enough.

Daniel Sheetz

The new standard for the "bowling alley"

shayne gohring

Everything was good just are pizza was burnt

Melissa Reyerson

We went bowling here in the VIP area and it was amazing. Most upscale bowling alley I've been to.

K.D. Mick

I love a place with a limited menu..that's a good thing. I'm so indecisive. Surprise I still couldn't decide !!! So I ordered both a Chili Cheese Dog and a Reuben Sandwich. Both were outta this world good..I highly reccomend either one..Haha..or both but plan on taking a doggie bag home.

Marie Cronk

Lincoln Stoel

Fantastic bar, bowling alley, and restaurant! There are tons of vegetarian options for food, but my only wish would be that they had vegan cheese for the pizzas. They're so close to being amazingly vegan friendly that it's crazy they don't have vegan cheese! But, I'm not going to fault them for not catering to my specific diet. Great place, would recommend.

Tom Harrison

Now serving fresh pizza.

Angela Fritz

Lynnwood Dunston

Very nice since the remodeling

Amy Denato

Bu Reh


The reconstruction is getting better! Love the look.

Michael Wyatt

Cassy Miller

Came here from CO and it felt like walking into a spot in the city. Super welcoming, very fun atmosphere, and lots of activities for all ages. Even with renovations this place is so awesome! The bar is killer, the lanes are amazing, and the arcade so, so fun! Great price tags on everything, and they even reimburse for ATM fees! Definetly a wonderful spot for date night, or family night!

Emily Sheetz

Awesome place! Great food and great atmosphere! Cant wait to go back.

Steven J. Adelmund

Great atmosphere, great staff, great time with the kids!

Aiden Cowan

The lanes are almost never oiled. Sorry Calvin but its true

Kent Downing

Beautiful renovations. Some of the best food and one of the nicest things to do in Marshalltown.

Reesepiese Otto

Katie Fyfe

Jamie Quintanilla

We celebrated my son’s 11th birthday here. They worked around with the party package and the private lanes. This was beyond the greatest customer service. The staff did a great job in making sure we were all set up. Would definitely recommend it. My advise is to ask all the right questions and talk to management. Everything went smooth and stress free.

Sheep Tourdog

Had a vegan Rueben, bbq jackfruit and the beyond burger. Expertly smoked jackfruit, not sure I’ve had better. Very good veg options, was not expecting to get them in such a small midwestern town. The lanes were great too. Laid back and friendly staff. If I lived here I’d be a regular for sure.

Mark Krukow

Really nice.

Coach jugz

Brandon Sayer

Lanes were slick, bowled the worst of my life

Kevin Rust

Family Christmas Party held there Very accommodating. Took great care of our group of @ 20 people

Patty Templeton

I super dig this place. The renovation from it formerly being Totem Bowl to now Wayward Social is GORGEOUS and they're not even done yet. The lanes, seating, and scoring system have all been updated and the construction on everything else (like the bar, future restaurant, and banquet room) doesn't interrupt game-play. Staff was nice to me even though I barely know a dang thing about bowling. I can't wait to see what this place looks like when it's done. It feels so big city cool, but the price tag is affordable for a night out. Absolutely a rad date spot.

Carl Graves

Horrible experience! Didn't have reservations, which it seems that everyone in town did. We couldn't get 2 lanes together so decided to let just the kids bowl out of two families. Our wait time went from 40 minutes to 45 and then an hour and 10. There were 6 tot8 lanes open that we could've easy played for an hour with everyone. Their system sucks, hands down!!

Kelsey Sawtelle

Engineering Reality

Good bar with decent prices. They dont take Mastercard for some reason.

jeff hayes

Tami Smith

Very very nice remodel

Kelli Newton

jaime Cantu


A few really good employees, very good drinks, and a good place to have a good time! It is expensive, though.

Cheyenne Blindt

Samantha Daniel

sorry kids had my phone did not mean to give you a 1 star rating!

Doris Scott

Nice place!! Fun time!!

Milena Ralston

Kept making my friends and I wait for our food, and when we got it, it wasn’t warm it was cold.

Jake Fogt

Bowling is bowling but it's a clean and new place. The only reason I rate 3 star is due to the high price.

Alexis Perry

Scott Switek

Jacque Bear

Jordan Eshelman

Zach Robson

Justin Hartwig

Really a nice place to bowl or play games with the kids

Georgia Thomas

Dee Vajgrt

Loved this place!

michael fouts

Zane Bodensteiner

Love the new remodel and easily the best pizza in town! Can't stress that enough! Awesome atmosphere here and alot of fun, keep up the good work!

amy bachman

Sherry Eipperle

Scarlet Sharp

Facility, food and drinks are on point!! 5 starts for them!! It usually seems like the employees are just a bunch of kids who don't want to be at work, help you, or even realize it's their job to be somewhat friendly/curtious to the patrons. Maybe just crack a smile??

Josh Carritt

Wayne Gilleon

Loads of fun for the whole family

Steve Bossenberger

Nice now that they remodeled. Big improvement

Matt Gannaway

Matt Vitek

Great pizza

Eric Sievers

Drinks we're good, wings were great, bartender tried to kill me 5 out of 5 would recommend.

Jon Holden

Trisha Wilder

A classy bar, restaurant, arcade AND bowling! Upscale yet reasonably priced. Check them out for a fun night out for the family or date night!

Jerry Stratton

Steve Mclaughlin

Quincy Nelson

Mike McElaney

Shelley Wise

Relaxing dining with great food!!

Allison Jensen

Very beautiful, and gorgeous set up from its older self. Very fun and welcoming

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