Reviews of Merri-Bowl Lanes (Bowling Alley)

30950 Five Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48154, United States

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REVIEWS OF Merri-Bowl Lanes IN Michigan

Nelson Robinson

Very clean nice bar area prices are fair very spacious. Nice employees

andrea anderson

We had a birthday party here yesterday for my daughter. We all had a great time! We did the Striker package and it was everything that we needed. The staff was very welcoming and friendly. They assign a person to help with the party; her name was Carly and she was very sweet, helpful and great with the kids! I would definitely recommend Merri-Bowl for any kids party. The girls all had a blast! Thank you Merri-Bowl! :)

Holly Windom

Nice lanes good staff safe parking clean restrooms

Darron Crump

It has a great vibe and the people are kind and very helpful with anything that you may need.

Dustin Barrett

Always great coming here. The facility is well maintained with accommodating staff. Awesome overall.

Keyon Brown

Nice place with friendly staff.

Jennifer Anderson

The people who work there are friendly and go out of their way to help.

Kimberly Campbell

Wonderful place to have a kids party. They provided excellent service, an attentive waitstaff and the bonus for me was they take care of the cleanup!

Lonnisha Thomas

Great staff! The owner is a really nice guy! Fun times!

Brad Cochran

Modern facility with something for anyone who love bowling.

LaToya Turner

Nice bowling alley. good food and drinks. atmosphere was fun with the cosmic bowling, just could have used a better music playlist.

Gary C

Always nice people and they made some updates since I was last there (a long time ago) that are very nice.

Meesh B

Had lots of fun bowling here. Staff was really nice but they seemed a little short handed. Lanes were good, food was typical bar/fried, the place is clean, restrooms were nice, and the prices were reasonable. Some good bar specials while we were there. However, the music was a bit of a downer. A little bit country and s l o w. But if you go to a bowling alley to listen to good music, you may be missing the point. I just would have liked some tunes that were a little bit more upbeat. I'd go back.

Yukina Studstill

First time going and had a great time.

Shane Osnoe

Great place to bowl.. super Clean and good food.. staff was great!!

LuJuana Warren

I go there to bowl on a regular basis. The place is always clean the bathrooms are beautiful and the food is delicious.

Lorna H

Had a college bowling tournament here. It was run efficiently and was a great atmosphere.

Alice Everest

We took our son and his friend to Merribowl Lanes tonight for open bowling. I called ahead and was told there was open bowling from 9:45 pm till closing time. There were more than several open lanes, but we were told “no lanes were available as a courtesy to bowling teams.” It took us 30 minutes there and back round trip. We received no apology from the man at the counter. Really, really rotten!

Jason Everts

Great time for the Scouts!

Brock Watters

Had our son's birthday party here and the service was great. Very good value for the money.

David Pellegrin

Great place to bowl love all the updates staff is very friendly best pro shop...

Danny Smith

Company Xmas party was held here. So don't know about pricing. But great pizza for a "Bowling Alley"

Jeffrey Goldsmith

Bowling is very good, but the real gem is the pro shop. Ron runs Precision Bowling and he is the best in the business. He takes the time to make sure your equipment is perfect for your needs

Tina Quirk

Nicely remodeled with pleasant staff. Angel in the bar is great, always friendly.

Michael Dyson

This is a really nice place, clean and pizza is great. The staff was friendly and helpful.

Tom Fjorgsnopfen

See Ron in the pro shop for anything bowling related. He has more knowledge about the sport, the equipment, and technology than anyone I've come across, and he has the ability to utilize all of that knowledge to help you get your best game. The bowling alley itself is great. Great staff, great service, leagues for all skill levels, and access to training resources like spectro, which can help fine tune your game and make your league night more fun.

lisa lindner

Very attentive

Sheila Wilson

It's a cool place I go up there to watch my brother bowl on Sundays

william tolbert

very clean, nice and friendly staff been coming here for years

Frank Early

Merri-Bowl I think is a great house. Mr. Rich, the owner and operator has done a great job of making Merri-Bowl a family friendly location.

Gwen King

Nice clean Lanes bar and kitchen ,. Bumper bowling for children under 5. Leagues and open bowling.

Elizabeth Sinacola

Well lit clean and friendly staff

Bonnie Liberty

Fast and polite service. Comfortable atmosphere.

Anthony Hodges

Nice and clean very nice staff very helpful

Amy Heisner

Always fun bowling here.

Craig Hensley

Fun family time on the lanes. Snack bar as good food. The bar has good drinks, a little pricey though.

PianoMike .

MerriBowl is the absolute best bowling alley I've ever been to! The staff here are super friendly and the owner is also very nice, and takes great care of the bowling center! It is always clean here, and you always feel at home here. Food is great! Restrooms are super nice, and always clean. Definitely come to MerriBowl if you are in the area!

Nisha C

Honestly, i never felt so unwelcome. I went to the bowling alley with my co workers to have fun but i never thought i would have such an unpleasant experience. I tried to order a alcoholic beverage from the bar but that turned into a nightmare. When she looked at my I.D i can tell she was looking for a problem because she flipped it around to look on the back. Who does that? So my I.D was expired by one month but she clearly knew i was of age. I’m 26 years old and she says I’m sorry i can’t serve you. Now my boyfriend goes to the bar to order a drink for himself and rudely she says no I’m not going to serve you. My boyfriend is 35 years old and his I.D was clearly not expired she was just being petty. After that incident i continue to bowl with my co workers who already had ordered beer before i arrived. Suddenly the bartender brings the manager over to our section and closes out our entire tab, just because i was sitting there and she already denied me alcohol. Why close out the entire tab and lose money? I will not be back.!

Mike Naimola


Julie Glander

This is the nicest bowling alley I have ever been in, and I've been in a lot of them over the years. The bathrooms are spotless. The snack bar is great, it has really good food and is always open. The owner goes out of his way to make sure you're happy with anything. You must check it out

edward deleon

Me and my family enjoy going to merri-bowl it is close to home, kid friendly, the pizza is excellent. the service is good and the bar is well stocked. as a family it is a great time for all of us and we will be going back soon. also don't forget your quarters for the claw games.

Kathleen Pathe

We just had our school Halloween Bowling party today! The kids had a great time, staff was very helpful, bathrooms were clean! Lots of fun for all!

Ernestine Smith


Matt Wiebelhaus

Bad service, overpriced food, unsatisfactory staff, lanes constantly malfunction........ Weird particles of unknown substances in my drink,,,, bad place.... Sorry!

Robin Obrien

Food was good, went there for a birthday party. Clean place. Kids had fun bowling, would come her again

Adam Putnam

Definitely nicer than I expected

Anthony Rembisz

Just arrived at 4:30 here for open bowling as there website says "open bowling from 3-11pm on Mondays" the worker at the front desk said they have no open lanes cause highschool bowlers are practicing and at 5:30 they will have 2 lanes available and then at 8:30 all lanes will be available for open bowling. When I mentioned that their website is extremely misleading and they should update it they didn't seem to care or think it was a big deal, or apologize for the inconvenience. I called a little while after to see if a different worker answered and would be more polite or concerned and he said "the high schoolers have been here for months but they will be gone in a couple weeks and then our website will be true again"

Shannon Stec

Had my son's birthday party there. I was able to book on short notice when our plans changed. They were very friendly and accommodating, prices were reasonable. The event was fun and easy, everyone had a great time.

Jim Hicks

Very cool, the place has been completely renovated since my last visit.

Jeffrey Androsian

Great local bowling alley with friendly service!

John Crazy

New owners have made very nice improments to the facility.

Stephen Zelle

Updated bowling alley with good weekly specials. Still offer open bowling even when leagues are there.

Sarah Lemp

New owners, newly remodeled... we had a great time for my daughter's birthday party! They were very accommodating and friendly! All the bad reviews on here are from before the new owner bought it and remodeled... we were very impressed!

Carmen Sucoe

Had a great time.

Donna Bazzell

We had my daughters birthday party here. We had a party "host" her name was Autumn she was so nice and attentive! Great deal for the price. I changed a few things last minute and they were very accommodating.

Dawn Mitchell

Had fun


Ron in the Pro Shop is a real character

Ferrino Pettigrew

Had a great time staff was very helpful

Michael Mangeni

Beautiful experience!

Dan Lang

Great Alley. People are friendly, fun leagues, good selection of beer. Food is so-so.

Daniela P.

Staff are so nice while keeping everything clean & fun

Steven Smith

Great staff and they almost always have something open for walk ins.

Brian Hickey

The place was recently renovated, and boy, was that renovation needed. Place was falling apart, and now it looks so modern and fancy. Certainly great. Some of the food and drinks are a bit pricey, in my opinion, but the deals they offer are also good.

Elizabeth Prisk-Dulka

Fun atmosphere

Andrea Gartner

Rented the party room, service was great, food was prepared good, tasted amazing. Owner came down many times asking if everything was ok.

Ruth Rivers-Boyd

Merri-Bowl Lanes is a very nice bowling alley, very well maintained and the staff very friendly. One thing I can say is the lanes rarely ever have any breakdowns which is a plus.

William Main


Jim Guntzviller

It's a nice clean Place I have been bullying there for over 10 years it's under new ownership fabulous guy his wife works there also

Benjamin Hawn

DISCLAIMER: This review was written without the the writer (myself) ever setting foot in the bowling alley. That is because on three separate occasions, I have showed up with a group of friends excited and ready to bowl, only to find that, despite the hours posted online, the lanes are closed. I'm just disappointed, that's all.

Candice Potts

A no frills bowling alley that's stood the test of time for serious bowlers in my family.

Tim M.

For a great time stop by Merribowl- you won't be sorry!

Yunique Girl

me and my boyfriend came in and it looked very unorganized at the front desk the lady was rude and said "we need your name to be put on the waiting list " but the thing was the counter was already crowded with other customers. I felt that was rude and on top of that she didn't even greet us those were her first words. The lanes and atmosphere is nice. The food is good other than the manager not filling my slush cup up that was supposed to be a large and then she lied about why she didn't.

Marc Arceo

Friendly staff, great for families, cleanest and nicest bowling alley bathroom I've ever seen. I had my daughter's 6th birthday party there and everything went smoothly and it was a very fun time.

Michael Barker

Fun bowling alley. My son bowls in a couple if leagues here so we are there a couple days every week.

Tod Mcneely

Great fun and atmosphere

Devra Cerny

There for school field trip. Staff was great to the kids. Clean restrooms were a plus.

David Cook

Clean, well kept, decent prices, Food, Bar, Staff is Very Professional and Courteous.

Daniel Allen

super fun spot to get a drink and play a few games of bowling. went april, 2019 with 2 other people (three people total) and 1 game, balls and shoes were 12 bucks for the 3 of us. so I feel the price is very reasonable. no pressure...just have fun. we did not have to wait and staff was friendly. the bar is kind of expensive but they do have some quality craft beers and top shelf liquors. visit this place for a good time.

Paul Knorp

Great lanes and even better staff. The only downside is how expensive the games are for open bowling, almost $5/game.

Ricky Thornton

Clean nice parking

Yongqiang Sun

Good place to hang out with friends

Carolyn Davis

Hadn't bowled or been to Merri Bowl in 45 years. Had a blast!

Christine Murray

Had a great experience. Friendly and helpful staff.

Briana Emerson

This is a nice bowling alley that seems to be very well maintained. It wasn't super busy which was nice for open bowling on a Friday night. The bar area is very nice looking. The food menu from the snack stand could be improved.

William Bartley

Very clean bowling lanes, good food and friendly staff!

Luke Mac

Friendly service, easy to use scoring, not enough pins fell (my fault), great fun for the any age

Portia Ross-Morehead

I enjoyed bowling there.

Lucille Underwood

This place is awesome. Decent prices for food and drinks, it's clean, and looks awesome when they turn the blacklights on. I love bowling here

G Slocombe

Lots of fun for people young and old. Leagues and beginners. There's a bar and grill here, too.

michelle christ

We have had two hockey parties here and everyone really enjoyed it. The manager and staff were very accommodating, friendly and attentive. The pizza is pretty good too! The facilities are very clean and the decor has been updated recently. I will definitely schedule another party here in the future.

Brian Bookmeier

Recently refurbished. Very very nice staff

Rob Pros

Early Monday night, when most the other joints were full up, these guys had plenty of lanes and good prices on pitchers.

Melissa Walker

Awesome, nicely decorated and great atmosphere

Nina Buford

It was clean, bars and bathrooms were nice. Good music on Saturday night.

Bruce Huber

Your average bowling alley

LaFrances Allen

Was on a school-wide outing. Staff was very accommodating and friendly to are special needs students and faculty. It was greatly appreciated.


Nice alley with sunny windows, only downside is when I asked the person at the desk how to fix my lane they snobbishly told me like I should already know how. Sorry to break it to you sweetie, but I don't work at a bowling alley.

Tiffany Campbell

Friendly family atmosphere. Reasonable prices and good food

Hailey Reiher

Great place my boyfriend loves it here

Debra Benson

Really like and very helpful nice place

Chester Wyrick

First time,good atmosphere people friendly very nice and clean.

anthony speeks

Great meeting place for food and drinks.


Friendly staff, great atmosphere and Ron in the pro shop is the best!!!

Kendel Adamus

WORST BOWLING ALLEY I HAVE EVER BEEN TO. this lady who worked at the bar took my drink away because i had 2 drinks in front of me when one of them wasn't even mine. She told it away without asking my friends and I anything. She should be fired because i saw her stealing bowling balls, it was this older lady. A straight up mean person who should not have a job here, her guest servicing was the worst i ever experienced. EVERYONE else was extremely nice and they should be the only ones working here. (she had curly dark hair by the way)

Jon D

Great pro shop!

halo slipping

Monday $1 game night

Jeff Winn

Has improved in the last few years under new ownership

Nate Allen

Pretty disappointed with the overall environment, prices and portions of the food.

Alexis Criner

Clean and the food is great

Kai Bradford

Monday night is $1 bowling!

Craig Miller

Bowling alley with a small, but nice bar area.

Karen Hattemer

Service fair. Cost more than most bowling alleys in the neighborhood. No senior discounts.

Lori Porter

Great decor and atmosphere, very enjoyable.

Joy Holliday

I bowl in a league on Friday nights. I would like for the open bowlers to be separated from our league by one lane as a courtesy.

Seismic07 !

great alley

Yvonne Mp

Cheap good family fun. Good place to practice and teach the kids.

Christopher Suhy Sr.

Great bowling alley Completely remodeled inside and it over the last couple of years and they have done a great job! Lanes are superb Oil is perfectly tricky And Ziggy's concession stand is restaurant quality food. Burgers, nachos, Pizza

chelsea cordle

Good bloody Mary's, recently update. Very clean and good prices

Abigail Edwards

We just joined a league here after bowling years at a different house. Everyone from the Goodtimers league was so friendly and helpful. The bowling alley is beautifully maintained, the food is terrific and their waitresses are so fast with your drink. The shot is consistent and the oil on the lanes is very good according to my husband who cares about those kind of things!

Murial Griffin ranch

Celebrated my nephew Birthday they had a ball he definitely wants to come back again!!

Shirley Williams

This is a family oriented bowling alley! I have fun when I go!

leon johnson

They have very God lanes to bowl on. The employees are very professional and courteous.

Brian Harris

Great fun, food, drinks and bowling. Come out and have a great time.

Brandon Oliver

Awesome people and good bowling

Lukas Rudis

Their hours for open bowling are really limited because they always have events going on, but it's a nice bowling ally.

Mary Hodges

Reasonable prices with a nice snack bar and bar area

Clifford Bugdalski

Great place to bowl with an outing or group.

Ernest Shine

Clean, friendly and nice lanes condition. A nice place to bowl.

Chuck A

Great place to take kids and have fun

philp brewster

Like it there

Emily Guss

Really clean bowling alley, friendly service, great atmosphere.

Ebin Abraham

Good facility


Clean, really nice bar area, friendly staff. I only wish they had said that there were leagues playing most of the lanes when all it said on the website was "Wednesday open bowl 9 -11". We got there and only 4 lanes were available for open bowl. Kinda my fault; I should have called first.

Nelson Gering

Nice lanes, recently up dated. Seniors during earlier afternoon, have seen school groups, etc. Parties available. Owner is there often.

Brittany Canty

Shrimp basket was amazing

Rodney Riggins

Bowling alley very nice place

Jonathon Brown

Great bowling alley

Lia F.

Here I found lots of kids and adults having the time of their lives. I love how the House would announce an improved bowling score of a bowler...a 54 from a 50 and other bowlers would clap. This happened more than once. The bowling alley seemed typically of bowling alleys with noise, greasy food, cold drinks, and rented shoes. Don’t forget your socks. The highlight of the Saturday afternoon I was there was Cooper, the 15 year old Sheltie therapy dog. Cooper’s job was to walk the full length of the Merri-Bowl Lanes and greet each and everyone there...big, small, or still in the arm’s of his momma. Cooper is also a therapy day in area schools and senior living areas. Cooper got pieces of hot dog bun as his reward for a job well done; otherwise, he kinda throws a Sheltie fit. He did reminds us to order it. Second picture is him being fed.

Naveena G

Wish they had more food options...and sprucing up with some screens

Matthew Woodhouse


Richard Trzaskos

Very well maintained bowling facility

Tabitha Kelly

We were there with "kids bowl free" coupons around 3pm and around 330pm we tried to order pizza but the cafe was closed. I spoke to the owner because I felt like he was missing an opportunity to make money with all these he ngry kids around. He apologized and offered to make us pizza. I really appreciate that he did that. We were starving and I was a mom at a loss. The pizza was good too!

DaWyTe BeNo

Merri Bowl done came up. Everything new. Bar brand new, employees brand new my bowling remains the same but nice to see the New Merri Bowl.

Megan McPherson

Josh McPherson is the best worker there! But all of the staff is nice, their food is great, and it's very clean inside. Great bowling ally!

Belle Grace

The workers were really nice

Michael Weinstein

Had a great time. Really liked the lanes and the scoring screens.

Kara H

Good place to bowl! Very nice and helpful staff.


Nice to bowl here on a weekday/night.

Jaclyn Marie

Friendly staff and they love kids!

Sharon Lucas

Went to a fundraiser for the Garhering Place at Merri-Bowl on May 17th. Everyone had a great time. The bowling alley is clean and well managed. The employees are very nice.

Jason Adams

Love it here... Love the upgrades

ray shinosky

Great establishment.

James Crum

One of the nicest bowling alleys in the area

John Gauvreau

cash only.. great food

Pamela Underwood

Very nice clean environment my granddaughter enjoyed our family night out bowling they were very helpful with her bowling adventure for her first time, food was good and the nice guy at the front desk was very informational. They did a great job on the remodeling.


13 year old Birthday party,very accommodating.Very clean and updated.

steven clancy

Customer Service sucks... When i was a kid this place used to be packed all of the time.. New Management? I don't know.. This place received a small remodel but still seems very under utilized.. It seems as though "Not Enough People to Stay Open..." is their Business Motto. They rush you out the door, only let you play one game, they close early so they can go home and they never apologize for any of it. They do things like give you 4 plastic cups instead of a pitcher because they don't want to do dishes? Sickening right? I won't be back.. At least you can tell why there is no one there bowling anymore.. It seems like they will be going out of business soon..

Kevin Strauch

Good place to spend an afternoon. Renovations have made this one of the nicest bowling alleys in the area.

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