Reviews of Dover Bowl (Bowling Alley)

887 Central Ave # B, Dover, NH 03820, United States

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Currently this firm gets a score of 4.2 stars out of 5 and the score has been based on 448 reviews.

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This Bowling Alley is classified in the category of Bowling alley.

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REVIEWS OF Dover Bowl IN Maine

Devyn Robinson

I come here once a week with some people & the employees & owner are very nice. The prices are reasonable/good. The score screen calculated everything for you and also offers a variety of backgrounds & graphics. They are putting in a new rug and painting the walls currently, looking great.

Cole Tuininga

Fun evening with my youngest. The place would benefit from an extra staffer or two, more balls available per lane (had to keep waiting for ball return) and maybe a few upgrades on the system, like automating bumpers per player. All in all though, a good time.

The HamBone

Prolly the only place you can bowl in two states at once, pretty neat. Bring a weak ball if your a high rev bowler. Skip 2dollar Tuesday to avoid the beer spilling folks. Or join in for drinks cheap enough you can afford to spill a few. Had a great time bowling with the old timers.

DeAndre Rawls

Very nice place to bowl, decent prices, food is great. Just the outside is a little crummy but not much you can do about that.

Jaime Griffin

Bowling was fun but a lttle more expensive than other towns around. Women's bathrooms were very dirty/smelly. Stall doors didnt close all the way. Almost all of the arcade games are $1.00 per play. People were very nice though.

Andrew Judd

Great for snipes

Lisa Davis

Fun place to bowl & also a decent arcade, good food too!

Devyn Robinson

I come here once a week with some people & the employees & owner are very nice. The prices are reasonable/good. The score screen calculated everything for you and also offers a variety of backgrounds & graphics. They are putting in a new rug and painting the walls currently, looking great.

Richard Robison

5 dollars per game is absurd. Especially for an alley that is dirty and dated. Go somewhere else and don't feel bad about the extra drive.

Ray Boyington

A bunch of venues smashed into a bowling alley... which may or not be a bad thing. They obviously offer bowling. There's a bar with karaoke in a separate, partitioned room (closed off with a glass door). They have a small bumper car area that's a good bit of fun, albeit a little expensive per ride ($5 for about 10 minutes, if I remember right). There's a moderately-sized arcade area full of flashy lights, a virtual ride for two, skeeball, and the usual trope of old and new games. All use the newer card system for credit. There's also a laser tag arena, which is a lot of fun with an awesome 90s introduction video bedded with The Chemical Brothers. =p The bowling itself is standard, although I'm not much of a bowler. They offer candlepin and the normal game and even have rails and a ramp for younger bowlers. Shoes are always in decent shape. They offer pizza and other easy, cheap food so bowling balls can glide out of your hands easier. You can also choose to host parties here... I've been to a few and hosted one myself. (For whichever package you choose, they have a small hosting area as well as provide your food, utensils, and cleanup.) The food here is not that great... I wouldn't recommend it on that alone, but it's not absolutely terrible. The pizza has a sweeter sauce to it, if that suits your fancy. (Doesn't bother me.) It can get kind of crowded, but that may attest to it being good. All of this is smashed into Dover Bowl. And if you like any of this stuff and have a decent amount of pocket change (as everything altogether can get a bit pricey), I recommend it.

Donna Hladik

Work holiday party held here - fun by all.

Mallory Huppe

Great bowling alley they even have a fun laser tag, inside bumper cars, and an arcade! There is a little pizza shop inside too. This is a great place to have parties, have fun, or bring the fam along!

Anna Edison

Usually I have a lot of fun here! However, if you're going bowling make sure you do not get put on lane 10. The lane is warped, and I wonder how many others could be. All of my balls veered to the right, and occasionally (if just at the right spot) as the ball would be heading straight for the gutter the ball would get kicked back towards the pins. To me (without being able to actually look at the lane) it seems like one part of the lane towards the end on the right is raised significantly, causing a slope the length of the lane towards that point. If you know about the problem, why would you send guests to that lane when there are others open?

Jennie Davis

Amazing and fun place

Laina Reavis

Brian Gagne is our favorite!

Matthew Cameron

Fun, reasonable prices, friendly and helpful staff. Deducted one star because the bathroom smelled like a sewer.

Bob Emery

Me and my wife always enjoy playing bingo here. The staff is very helpful and a lot of fun!!! I would recommend Dover Bowl to all my friends. The food is always good too!!

Scott Lufkin

Helpful staff and good pizza

Cole Tuininga

Fun evening with my youngest. The place would benefit from an extra staffer or two, more balls available per lane (had to keep waiting for ball return) and maybe a few upgrades on the system, like automating bumpers per player. All in all though, a good time.

Gregg Joseph

Fun for team outings call before going in some days all the bowl both are reserved.

Janet D`Eon

Very welcoming to folks with all kinds of disabilities! .... nice remodel!

Robert Goerss

Fun place to bowl with a nice throwback arcade. The bingo hall is a neat addition. The fact that it was formerly a night club is an ironic twist of lime.

Kaity Hudson

We've had our daughter's birthday here two years in a row. It's awesome! Bumper cars, laser tag, an arcade...

The HamBone

Prolly the only place you can bowl in two states at once, pretty neat. Bring a weak ball if your a high rev bowler. Skip 2dollar Tuesday to avoid the beer spilling folks. Or join in for drinks cheap enough you can afford to spill a few. Had a great time bowling with the old timers.

Ashly hop Tv

Fun place people who work there are ok some are mean.

Ian McCabe

Dover Bowl is a great place to hang out with friends or family, any day of the week. My 1st birthday party was at Dover Bowl, and my last birthday party will be at Dover Bowl!

Hollie Furman

Reasonably priced always a good time

Sean Kolb

Dover bowl is a beautiful facility with candle pin and regular bowling for all ages. They have great food and drink options. They also offer an arcade, laser tag, bingo, and other events. Great place to meet up with friends in a family friendly environment.

Paul Flynn

I spent over a hundred and fifty dollars on a fun evening for my seven friends and I, it was decided that we wanted some candy and I inquired about spending money on the candy that they had in stock and I was not only denied I was kicked out for wanting to buy the candy they had sitting in the window. this was embarrassing and disappointing from the management that was in severe for the the night.

Deanna Remick

Great fun!

Kimberley Kruszczynski

Nice atmosphere. I was surprised they had candlepins also!!

Carol Ludlow

The food is expensive. Most of the staff is rude

kirk goulet

Great place for bowling and kids birthday parties. They even have a decent size arcade area and laser tag.

Kara Crowell

Great bowling alley!!!! Very clean and nice

Tom McGuire

Bowling, arcade, bumper cars, laser tag, full bar, & good pizza! What's not to love?

Barry Londoff

Finally found a place to go bowling for real in the Seacoast! None of that candlepin sillyness. Yay!

Heidi Lovell

OMG! This place has it all! Bowling, bumper cars, laser tag, arcade, and food and beverage. Awesome place to take kids. They have birthday packages too! Their pizza is delicious.

Christina Riddle

Great place for some family fun! Play games, win prizes! They even have bumper cars.

Heather Pomeranz

Bathrooms are always nasty, but it's never too crowded

Ashley Powers

Great place to bowl, reasonably priced

Ronnie Ahlquist

It was good except they need to update their restroom facilities especially Mens room

David Thompson

Great fun and clean

John Bellemore

We went on a Friday and had to wait 30 minutes to bowl. So we figured we would try the arcade. Well it turns out you must purchase an arcade card to use it. So we sat for half and hour and eventually got to bowl. Nothing too bad. yet. When we went to bowl, (we all spin our balls) the balls instantly hooked into the gutter, which caught us by surprise, and we thought it was nothing, but we kept bowling and couldn't spin the balls at all. I'm sure the lanes are fine for casual bowlers, but we asked when they had piled there lanes and they said 5 days ago. Any bowling place with serious bowlers should know to oil there lanes more frequently than that. 2/10 the guy at the desk was nice

Landon Downey

Very nice family location and good pizza.

Turd Furgison

Had a great time at Dover bowl. I'm not a fan of candle pin I love that they still have regular bowling there! Didn't see the arcade much but looked a lot cooler than when I was a kid

Nicole Bates

Good food, plenty of lanes. One of the only places with candlepin and 10 pin lanes. Laser tag, arcade, etc. Great place for adults and kids

Devin Perkins

A good spot for the area. Much to do, but could use a bigger area.

Rae Wilcox

The owner should fix the lanes so they don't constantly break down and replace the ragged couches on the lanes.

Dan Brandis

Awesome bowling alley, just make sure you reserve your lanes if you are going on the weekend. They are always so damn busy.

Alex Smith

Fun place. Other things to do besides bowl!

Felicia Wilson

Great place for adults and kids. Staff is so friendly

Robert Cornett

Fun Candle pin and regular bowling

Marissa Leone

Very fun atmosphere. Great drinks, slot machines, arcad, laser tag

Beth P

It's fun, ppl that work there are nice

Danny Gouin

We never got to bowl the wait was over 2 hours long

MAGMA_DC Bagdasarian

It's pretty fun

Chad Needham

Once again, rude staff and horrible customer service in the arcade area.

MJ ENTERTAINMENT

I had my first date and first kiss here so thanks for the memories.

Annamay Russo

We had my daughter's 9th birthday here. It was affordable and kids had fun but staff was unorganized and seemed to like socializing with eachother more than assisting guests. I was over charged and although they made it right wheb I complained that two of my party guests got horrible burn/rash from laser tag vest being to big and heavy they seemed to care less. I simply want parents to beware that the vests are heavy and not meant to fit children causing horrible rug burn like rashs on shoulders and back. I wisg the staff had taken my feedback and did something to fix the problem or at the very least let guests know! All in all the kids had fun and didnt pick up on the unorganized staff or lack of them wanting to do their job at work!

Zachary Germana

Candlepin lanes are really terrible. They removed some of their candlepin lanes leaving only 4 and it is obvious that they are not well taken care of. Such a shame

Greg Savage

Knocking down pin fun

John Supersport

We and the kids played in the arcade and went on the SpinZone cars. Had a great time.

Deborah savage

It's fun

Erin Elizabeth

Great place for a birthday party, because you not only have bowling, there are bumper cars, laser tag, and an arcade. There is also food and drink!

Lenny baldwin

Nasty

Jean Manni

Great place to go. Has a lot more to offer than bowling. Daily discounts and promotions, like $2.00 Tuesday.

Steven Sprague

Fun place to hang out and play Keno!!

Ryan Chase

Bowling is dumb arcade is fun

Alex

Staff was helpful. Decent prices.

Dawn Whiteside

So much fun! Thinking about having my daughter's birthday here! Great arcade and fair pricing. Food service is a little on the slow side but good portions and good quality food as well! We will go back!

chelsea L

Over packed waited an hour had to leave couldn't even bowl

Srinivas M

Only place in Dover to hang out for some fun

Shaun M. Wyman

Great place to entertain the kids

Alan Drouin

Fun times, there for a company party two thumbs up!

Bruce Crossley

Great time for the kids and the gameroom

Gregory Davidson

A lot of fun! I bowled there as a kid and it's really kept up with the times.

Ashley Razillard

The only thing I didnt like was the selection of toys to redeem for tickets, the selection was awful . Hopefully you guys can stock better toys.

Scott Pelletier

They have certain deal days and can be worth it and it's alot of fun!

Tom Townsend

EXCELLENT family friendly fun!

Marie Winchell

Great birthday party place for kids

Jason Sank

A nice place and $2 Tuesday makes for a cheap family night. Some of the seats are torn but the staff is friendly.

Landon Downey

Very nice family location and good pizza.

Dylan OBrien

Bowling alley with both candle and ten pin. Also a Lazer tag arena, arcade, bar, and food. The pizza is really good. They have great bowling specials so check their website.

John Sanders

Great place to bowl it has real bowling and stick bowling and it has a great pizza restaurant inside the alley and it has bumper cars and lazer tag and a nice arcade ,i like to go here and the prices are reasonable

Justin Lufkin

Good fun night will be back

Ray Lussier

Great place.

peter casella

Like how there is Candle pin and regular lanes. Also a decent arcade along with laser tag and bumper cars!

QUINNY

Bring your grandchildren. This place is great. Kid friendly and even has "kid" sized big bowlingballs should they want to try instead of small bowling balls. Great arcade too for while you wait for an open lane.

Marian Devost

Love my Dover Bowl family...Brian and Jay are keepers. They treat myself and client very well! Always smiling!!!!!

Richie Raldiris

Great place to go with your family or your spouse and have a good time and have fun bowling yeah, lots of great food and games you can play really enjoyed ourselves

Heidi Russell

something for everyone. adult fun and kid fun.

R1ch M1tch

Great place honestly, but when me and my family went it was extremely crowded. This place also has laser tag, bumper cars, and an arcade if bowling isn't your thing, while also having a bar, and a place to order food. Recommended to anyone.

Chris Plumlee

Pirate laser tag moved inside Dover bowl from Portsmouth

peter casella

Like how there is Candle pin and regular lanes. Also a decent arcade along with laser tag and bumper cars!

Susan Hart

Very friendly

Kim Morris

I found this place to be unorganized for the birthday party. The pizza was horrible at the whopping price of $698!

Gavin McCann

It's nice and awesome

waylon locke

The 10-midnight bowl is amazing just make sure you reserve your lanes

QUINNY

Bring your grandchildren. This place is great. Kid friendly and even has "kid" sized big bowlingballs should they want to try instead of small bowling balls. Great arcade too for while you wait for an open lane.

Mike Lewis

Great place for family outing. Very busy though and unable to play laser tag. Overall fun place

Glen Miller

Love the new bar. Best local bowling alley.

Jeff Spires

As 10 pin bowling goes, you could do a lot worse. They make an effort and are constantly redesigning their bar area. Fun for the whole family!

Chica Pee

Love my Dover Bowl family...Brian and Jay are keepers. They treat myself and client very well! Always smiling!!!!!

Richie Raldiris

Great place to go with your family or your spouse and have a good time and have fun bowling yeah, lots of great food and games you can play really enjoyed ourselves

Bri Lynne

This place was disgusting. Very dirty and the arcade was over priced. Not family friendly

Rose Fisher

Love taking kids there

Nicholas Arnold

a lot of drunks but what do you expect.

Bobbi Gagne

Lots to do, very fun, arcade is great, comphy couch's during bowling.

Matt Beckley

Has turned into an every Sunday night thing for the WoofMeow team. Good times, the cheesy bread sticks rock. Good lanes, great drinks.

Firas Al Rubaiawi

First time there, I like the place. Clean and good customer services.

Robin Gale

We were lucky and got a lane before they got busy it was a 30 minute wait for our lane and after that they were reserved for the rest of the night. Bowling was fun even though our game glitched a few times and had to ask someone to fix it. Service from the bar and kitchen were both good, we ordered a pizza and three Angry Orchards.

ROB MOORE

it is fun to go out and have a good time bowling but it seems every time we go to dover bowl there are issues---1 issue is dirty alleys ---2 is always problems with the scoreboard and the gate getting stuck---3 the balls not returning -- all these issues take a lot of time away from bowling. the last few visits we have had issues with getting candlepin alleys. don't know if there might be a little favoritism happening there.-------------my recommendation is go somewhere else

Sarah Nargi

Fun spot to go for multiple acitvies. Tuesday deals are fantastic. However, the staff always seem as though they are grumpy or under the weather. I’ve had repeated instances of me/my friends being snapped at or given rude responses.

Karen Rivas

I like it here it's good to go have some fun but they need to update their music and surround sound

Tim Sheehan

The owner, Mark took great care of DHS 65 Set us up for weekly candle pin bowling. Great atmosphere and staff We were looking for FUN and they made it happen

Skip Smith

Great family fun,a bit frustrated that our lane kept messing up. Summer deal, kids 15& under can bowl 2 free games daily thru Aug 31!

Chris Lachance

Only bowling place still around offers both regular and candle pin bowling. Recently remodeled give a fresh clean feel but need to fix sound system. Arcade is impressive. Bumper cars and laser tag are nice. Many of the staff members seem like they hate their job. Good specials on bowling most days

Rose M

Machines are always messing up. Pretty expensive for a few hours of family fun...

chris boylan

Love this place! The arcade is small but was lots of fun, the staff were super nice, and all in all I had a great time. Definitely will be back!

Jacob Downs

Really good place to go with people of any age. The bowling, bumper cars, arcade, and lazier tag are all great. Their food is a little expensive but really good. The candlepin lanes aren't in great shape which is a little dissapointing but all the other lanes work great. The Sunday night glowbowl deal is a really good value.

Allan Bradeen

Rock bowl lots of fun

Jason Gilbert

Stout drinks, bacon cheese fries were great, had a good time

Dawn Oreal

Great place. Lots of fun for kids with loads to do. Excellent pizza! The super pass is an amazing deal: bowling, lazer tag, bumper cars, and $5 pass for the arcade.

MICHELLE MOORE

Great affordable place for family fun

Juan Santiago

won 250.00 get night

Mrs. D

Excellent staff. 10 pin and candlepin.

Chris Eggermann

good deal on Tuesdays, but last time we went we were forced to leave after the 5th frame of a game we had already paid for. They didn't give us a warning, our lanes were just shut off at 8:30 so a reservation could take over.

Susan Danforth

We spent time at arcade great variety of games..Dinner at snack bar, pricesgood, food excellent,

Michael Pellman

My family always has fun here. Great place for children' birthday parties. The staff is always friendly and the place is well maintained. The pizza is some of the best in Dover.

Ali WordsInTheWind

Glow bowling and lit laser tag

Nicole Rizan

Fun and good food

Donna Egelston

Fun, the girls there went above and beyond to make sure my granddaughter got her wish of bowling on her 6th birthday, they were awesome and we thank them. Will be fun time for all. She also loves the machine in arcade area where you can win those little duckies in picture..lol

Jeff Mckinney

Good time. Clean atmosphere.

Carol Sullivan

Have been bowling there for years.( Senior League.) Great place to meet great people. Staff very friendly. Come and join us. Love It!!!!

Aimee Harris

Fun place to go. Always clean. Employees could be a little nicer

Ron April

Love the atmosphere! Good food, great fun. We had my nephew's birthday party here and there was plenty of things to do for all ages. Will be back for sure!

Stephanie Wiechert

Fun environment! ! The employee's are helpful and kind. There's an arcade in the building if you need to wait. There is also bumper cars & laser tag. There's big balls and also candle pin for younger kids with bumpers. If you're hungry they have pizza, chicken fingers, french fries, cheese sticks, chessy bread sticks, jalapeño poppers, soda etc. The pizza is delicious. Dover bowl was clean. You can also have birthday parties there. The overall experience was awesome.

Patty Sheckler

Fun times

Paul Giampa

This place is just a bunch of good old-fashioned fun. They have both Ten Pin and candlepin ....prices are reasonable, location is great, parking is plentiful

Patrick Philpott

I went to Dover Bowl today and played bingo. I had a great time and the guy I was with won 400 dollars.

Aja Cromeenes

Rude teenage employees who give you horrible customer service is what you get here ESPECIALLY at a children's birthday party ... fyi young girl employee IS CUSTOMER'S ARE THE REASON YOU EVEN HAVE A JOB so you should seriously lose your attitude!!! Doesn't even deserve 1 start ERRRRRRR

Mark Lapointe

This place is awesome! So much to do under one roof! The staff is amazing also! If you haven't already done so GO THERE!!

Margaret Davis

Always a gun time

David Cline

Great for Birthday parties for kids.

Nicholas Beerbower

Fun place to bowl, they have pizza and a bar too

Joshua Pelton

The staff are very friendly. The owner goes out of his way to accommodate you. The Lazer tag is awesome but limited to 10 people.

Charles Soule

Great place for some family fun

Nathan Lachance

Worst bowling ever. Waited 2 hours for a lane just for it to breakdown and steal my ball. Manchester stadium ten pin is way better by far.

David Crosby

Clean, modern, always updating. Food is great. Employees are nice. Lazer tag, arcades,bumper cars. Really everything in one spot!

Kelly Camillone

Always clean and friendly and fun

Nathan Prudhomme

fun experience good for kids

Steve Metz

Very accommodating. Interior needs refreshing.

Corey M

Candlepin and big ball bowling is great. The food was great too!

j fowler

Went here for my nephews birthday party. The kids had a wonderful time in the arcade and bumper cars. The pizza was hot and of sufficient quality for a kids party. Not amazing but above the mouses quality.

Ryan Smith

Unfortunately there isn't a zero star option because 1 star is generous. On multiple occasions I've gone out of my way to come here for a change of pace and myself and 3 kids were turned away and told the place is all booked and to "make a reservation next time", meanwhile the place is empty. Since then I've called ahead and every time told, don't worry, we're not that busy. Tonight sealed it for me though. Brought the kids solely to play the arcade, frankly the lanes suck, and arrived later than planned due to bad roads. Called while enroute to confirm closing time but when we walked into the arcade the card machines are shut off and no one behind the counter. When the dolt does show up he tells me that the arcade is closed. Without saying a word I just looked around at the packed arcade and before I could retort he said, well, the card machines are all shut down (mind you these are self-service, which this whole place should be). I said, I have to bring my own card? To which he replied, well, yeah, we've already "done the drawers" for the night. He could see that I was just a dad with 2 kids there to be entertained, not some drunk college kid (not that there's anything wrong with that) trying to cause problems, but end of conversation. It's a shame, this place has a ton going for it (even with the creepy, always empty psuedo-casino attached bar), location being one thing, but the service continues to purely suck. The only reason I ever drove the extra distance was because they're (supposed to be) open an hour later than my local place but never again. *Footnote ~ the guys who run the food area are always very nice, laid back, and really put the other guys in the building to shame when it comes to customer service.

Maxx Lapham

Good family place. Reasonable prices

Matt Pincince

Good bowling alley. I would recommend going on Tuesday nights as they do 2$ games of bowling and other deals on laser tag and the arcade.

Mary Ballard

Great activities for the kids, Lazer tag, bumper cars, food, arcade and bowling

Jadon Hathorn

Amazing place to go bowling

Scott Mellott

Great bowling alley and arcade with bumper cars for the kids...... Pizza is good too

William White

The place is fun and some Good deals for bowling

Kalvin Celcius

You kicked out Paul Flynn for wanting to buy the candy in the window.

Doug Anderson

Bowling. If you use a chair you can get out of shoe rental. They have a few candelpin lanes and a ramp on each end for wheelchair access. Call ahead to get an end lane if you need access. Full bar and pizza shop food. Friday and Saturday are "Rock and bowl" nights with music that's way too loud and black lighting up the ass. Woo!

Manissa And Marilyn

I went to the arcade there and it was awesome! But just a little tiny ...

Steven Buschel

Great place for fun. Food beer games. Can't go wrong!!!

anjana misra

We had a birthday party for my son , the hostess was really good and handled the party of 8 kids very efficiently. Definitely recommended!

Dean Ellis

Awesome place tons to do nice little bar.

Dawn Bowley

Had a great end to my first year of sobriety lets go god lets take on two

Business Hours of Dover Bowl in Maine

SUNDAY
11AM–10PM
MONDAY
11AM–10PM
TUESDAY
11AM–10PM
WEDNESDAY
11AM–10PM
THURSDAY
11AM–10PM
FRIDAY
11AM–12AM
SATURDAY
11AM–12AM

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