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At the present the business has a score of 4.2 out of 5 and the score has been based on 933 reviews.
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This Bowling Alley is classified in the category of Bowling alley.
They have volleyball in the summer and good service in the patio by the courts. Also seems to have a good bowling following. It's a bit divey but the food is pretty solid and the beer list is great, good selection that updates regularly.
Staff was nice and helpful. Lanes were nice, beer selection was decent, and the food was better than average bar fare. Would definitely go again.
There for a charity benefit! The staff is wonderful!
Wonderful place. Very accommodating.
Great bowling spot and great food!
Cool atmosphere. Always friendly staff. Decent prices.
It was pretty much empty around 5 but got pretty busy by 7 when the cosmic lanes open.
Their schedule says open bowling at 9 on Wednesdays, so we go at 9 and see that all lanes are in use. Counter Guy: No, sorry all lanes are league bowling. At 9:40 there's a few lanes open, so we ask about getting one of those lanes Counter guy: Nope, there's no open lanes. Me: What about those open lanes? Counter Guy (very condescendingly): Those aren't open. Those are courtesy lanes.
Good bowling quality and price. Good bar prices and selection. Mediocre food. Friendlyish staff but slow service (even when not busy). Arcade and bar games are sorely lacking. In the summer there is a nice sand volleyball court for leagues.
Inexpensive bowling! Nice staff.
Freakin awesome, all our family always have such a good time there, and I don't even bowl.
Place looks disgusting, good deals for students tho
Cool place good deal food a little pricey!
To the days of Stardust, Dust Bowl, Memory lanes has live music, and Changing DJs on the wknds. Plus get your Bowling on.
5 Google stars! It was lovely for two lovers.
The chicken was definitely on point and the staff was very friendly!
Always fun on the weekend with black light bowling!
Great family friendly place for entertainment no matter what day of the week it is.
Horrible service. Asked for a water for a 2nd time after not recieving it before food arrived from a table and they told me to pour my own at the bar.
They keep the lanes well taken care of and oiled. Game costs and beer is reasonably priced
Bowling lanes need a little help, food is good
We arrived around 1pm and stayed til about 3pm. It was unusually busy today and they only had One Server available but she worked her Heiny off and was Very Friendly to Everyone! If you were there today between 1 - 3pm and didn't tip that woman You should be bowled down a lane! We had a great time even if service was slow. God bless that woman. She deserves nothing but praise.
Great vibes nice place to bowl with friends or a date
Bowling, bands, Battle Star Galactica. Ok, no battle Battle Star but the rest is quite real was a great time. Bar is chill and has a patio. Food is good.
First it was Stardust then Memory Lanes been a great bowling alley since I was a kid
Love this place, always a guaranteed good time. I would highly recommended memory lanes for a fun night out. If you are wearing sandals and forgot socks no worry! They have socks for $3, super cute and comfy
We had a very fun night of bowling, eating, and drinks at memory lanes. The food was delicious and the portions seemed larger than expected! Our waitress, Erin, was awesome and the main reason we plan to return often! I hope she is a trainer as she is what you want in a waitress! Thanks Erin and the rest of the staff at Memory Lanes! A+
My party had a awesome time in a great establishment.
Pretty great bowling alley, minus the long wait times. Luckily they have a bar too
My sons school went here for a field trip they had a blast
Very friendly staff. Good wings. Nice lanes. Plenty of parking.
I attended Fruit Bowl here. It was a great time for everyone in my group.
Cool place! Great bowling lanes!
Good pizza, clean and well maintained. Nice spot for a date night
Fun atmosphere. The classic bowling experience. The menu of food is generous and the place is clean. There's also an outdoor sand volleyball court connected to the building.
Good stuff. I have larger fingers and couldn't find a ball lighter than a 14lb which is too heavy for my baby arms
Bowling alley was fine. seemed pretty clean and everything worked. The burger I had was really good and better than a lot of restaurant burgers I've had so that was a nice surprise.
Cheap drinks, great food. Lots to do.
It's fine. But really pricy. Shoe rental for two plus a game for five was over $30. And the food is kinda sub par and overpriced. It does have a fun Retro mural on the wall. And the look of the place is what you would expect when you think of a classic bowling alley.
Good place overall. Some of the balls have seen better days, but not terrible. The lanes are well kept and the games are cheap.
Huge space to enjoy a team bowling with friends and colleagues. Food is also good. I liked this place.
Pretty tasty new menu. Love bowling here.
It's a nice bowling alley pretty decent food
Great food and good family fun!
The awesome staff and volleyball league really makes this place great
My only critique is that the drinks are ridiculously expensive. Otherwise great place. Very fun.
Not a bad place to go bowling. But this place needs to make it clear to all customers visiting online and in person that it’s 21 plus after 9 pm. Even though the sign outside clearly stated that it was 21 plus after 10pm. Once inside we were excited to take part in the trivia that was hosted there that night. We even confirmed with the worker there that it started at 10pm just like the flyers we had seen around the place. Disappointedly we came to find out it started at 9:30pm. The online website also stated the happy hour menu that started at 9:30pm so we ordered from that menu but came to find out they discontinued those food items. This place is very inconsistent and REALLY needs an update. Very confusing place to go to for your first time.
Great themed block party THIS WEEKEND!
7 years of Spike's N Strikes!
Overly priced drinks during the block party.
This is a bowling alley, so the food and atmosphere are just as you would expect. The staff was friendly, efficient and accommodating. Ignore those other reviews. This is a non-pretentious place, and that's what this city needs more of.
Staff was friendly and the food was great but the drinks didnt taste as expected.
It has a nice atmosphere, nice mixture of clinetle. Food was amazing and bowling was a blast
Not so great atmosphere, not the best lanes, and decent prices. Could have been overlooked, however we had a super snarky incident with the staff. Hopefully a one off time, my advice is only come here to go bowling with a buzz for cheap.
The staff is very friendly, the balls and shoes are a bit worn out. But good price and nice people
Good staff and fun !
The block party is always fun
Great bowling - big enough that you can actually just show up and play. Sweet craft beer selection too.
Worth the wait great times with friends great service and staff
Never and issue finding a lane. Lanes could be better oiled. Ball returner has chewed up a ball or two that the pro shop has needed to repair but was told it would take a week to do.
Fun place to bowl.
Beautiful bowling alley, great atmosphere
Good bowling, fairly cheap bar prices, friendly staff.
Nothing too fancy. Pretty much what you want in a bowling alley.
Needs a bit of renovation. Maybe time for new management/ownership? I'm open for a renovation contract just by obligation of living in the neighborhood :)
This place isn't retro so much as the decor just hasn't changed since the 70s. Charming without being pretentious. Good food and an excellent beer selection, plus the bowling prices are super affordable.
We had to reset our pins pretty often because it kept setting them up incorrectly. The screen animations weren't very fun, just static stock photos of people's faces. The nacho plate was generously loaded. The location is quite good, people from both the east metro and west metro were able to get to it without too much trouble.
A fairly typical American bowling alley experience. Prices are reasonable, and they have good drink and greasy food options. Best thing about this place is that they can add bumpers for individual bowlers, instead of just everyone in the game.
It's still the StarDust but with better lighting
Fun blowing alley in the neighborhood
We had a great time. Food and drinks are good.
Great place for bowling, friends and drinks
I had fair and pleasant time with my best friend. Even the air-hockey awaits advance competition. Good beer services and lane services. Even if the lane Operations were a bit old and run down... The people helped feel fair respected and serviceable. Thank you memory lanes!
Nice little place. Not too expensive. Good food. Clean. The volleyball courts outside looked nice too. A good place to have fun.
Arguably the best place to play volleyball in the Twin Cities. The sand is soft, and the drinks are hard. Highly recommend!
My to go bowling places! Reasonable price and good student discount.
In addition to great lanes & comfy shoes Memory Lanes has live music frequently. The bands don't play in a room, but right on the lanes. Bowling to live punk music on Mondays is something truly Wonderful. I also have been a regular attendee to the annual music festival called "Mock the Garden" which is a day dedicated to local punk rock and has become a staple in my summer plans for the past few years. Make sure to check Memory Lanes out for epic music and a fantastic bowling experience. The live music is also very well organized and great bands play regularly. Do yourself a favor and have some fun at Memory Lanes.
Great bowling, good drinks, friendly staff.
Old school bowling fun at its best.
Memory Lanes staff was AMAZING accommodating my 7 year old's birthday party. We had so much fun and felt welcomed and well taken care of with a bunch of crazy 6-7 yr olds. A great birthday set up! Thank you.
Great food and service. Oh and the bowling is fun too!
Memory Lanes is a great establishment. They have more than 20 bowling lanes that are clean and well maintained. They have a pretty robust menu of bar food and pizzas. Full bar with plenty of tap, can, and bottled beer, full liquor options, and wine. Staff is friendly and efficient. The walls are lined with vintage movie and rock star photographs. Each summer they host a two day block party in their parking lot with live music and drinks. During summer they also host sand volleyball on courts they’ve installed in the parking lot.
Long standing bowling alley that had open bowling on the weekend. I felt like a kid again bowling with my friends and more friends stopped through and they joined us for a game. We had fun and bowled till closing time.
Old and broke done and some of the workers are not friendly.
Don’t plan to come here unless you have a lot of time on you hands. Their estimate of wait times is unrealistically wrong. If they say it’s a 20 min wait, multiply that number by 4 or more.
The beef short ribs tasted freezer burn or been in the refrigerator too long I prefer fresh beef short ribs I understand you probably don't cook them on a daily basis.
Ive actually been to memory lanes more to eat than to bowl. Fun, well kept place. I was stranded here one time after getting caught in a hail storm on my bike and it was one of the best times.
Had a few friends meet up the other weekend. Staff was friendly and helpful.
Good place to bowl and drink
It's pretty fun, the animatics on the screens are terrible, but so funny that my friends and I couldn't help laughing at them. Very fun time, great food.
I had so much fun. They have food, awesome service.
Great classic bowling lanes with pretty decent bar food.
Fun place, great staff and I love the volleyball courts. Not great food though.
Great shows and bowling.
They will judge your song choices and change them on their jukebox even if you paid. Not a fun place.
The staff kept saying we needed to leave prior to the closing time. We were out the door with one minute to spare, but not without two staff members peeking into the bathroom to “heavy sigh” as my friends tried to relieve themselves before we left. When we tried to get two games over an hour before they closed they suggested we only “try one game out” ... if I acted this way at the restaurants I’ve worked at I would’ve been written up.
The manager is awesome, food was ok, waitress helping our section didnt know what the food she was delivering should have for condiments and was bothered I informed her then never brought the right item.
Cheap bowling, awesome food.
Nicely maintained bowling alley and lounge with decent menu and reasonable prices. Friday was open bowling available until 10, then "over 21 only".
Very nostalgic with a neighborhood feeling.
Great service, great food and they have cosmic bowling!
Good bowling and volleyball but the food and service is pretty awful.
I left Memory lanes with lot of sweet memories. That statement is enough and comprehensive enough to know what "Memory Lanes" is. Hospitality: 5 Ambience: 4.5 Facility: 4.5 Service: 4.5 Food: 5 Value for Price: 5 It is so happened that we were given 90 minutes. We were a team of six members. We were in the middle of third round by the end of 90 minutes. But, were given extra time to complete the round even without solicitation. We were also given free pizza
Good atmosphere. Open late. And reasonably priced drinks
It's okay it's just takes about 30mins for your order to come
Great local alley with a solid bar and chill atmosphere.
Bowling experience is what I'd expect. Lanes are in good condition and clean. However with one or two exceptions the staff members in bowling area have been rude when I've been there.
Awesome place and good food
If the dude lived in Minneapolis this is the bowling alley he would frequent
Best place I have ever bowled!!! Will never go to another place again!
Great service for our large group. Thanks for a great night!
It's a bowling alley/bar/restaurant. Been to one, you get the idea. The service wasn't great, waitress was catching up on the days gossip, the chicken Alfredo was more of an Alfredo soup and had to send it back. The burgers, nothing special. Had that lovely "I was a frozen patty" taste. Normal bowling alley, knock pins down, they get set back up, try again. Not a place I'm dieing to go to again, but probably will.
30 bowling lanes so very small wait to get your own lane. It is reasonablly inexpensive, especially if you bring your college id. They also offer good food and 'All you can bowl' option.
I love the juke box!
Love this place, good environment and fun for all ages! I definitely recommend this place
Traditional bowling alley with a fun urban vibe! Good bar/gastro pub style food. Clean lanes usually a wait for a lane but fast service for drinks and food.
MY FRIEND WON BINGO. We got free shots for that. This place is an old school neighborhood mainstay and is always a blast. The happy hour is pretty good and the bowling is a great deal. Even if you dont like bowling the bar is nice.
Because Mike Christian, old school Bruce, Sprout, and Greg, made it very fun, and easy going! Great service from the gentleman!
Great night out. To bad it was the last Punk Rock Bowling night. Great crowd. Couldn have used some more help at the bar.
The staff here is amazing! They'll leave you to your own devices, but won't hesitate to help when asked, all the whole being very friendly and professional in the process. My wife and I had a blast, and will certainly come back again!
I'm not a bowling fan. This was a place to go meet friends and hang out. They stayed out of our way but kept providing a supply of drinks and food. The lanes basically worked, a few extra pins got knocked down by the machines occasionally but that just made scores better, none of us were anywhere near competitive enough to mind that. We did mind a bit that we finished off a keg of good cider that they didn't have another of but that was probably the worst part of our visit.
You definitely get all of what's good in one spot! Delicious beer (try the Cigar IPA), good food, like the chicken tenders-huge chunks of REAL chicken on a gigantic bed of fries easily could feed 3-4 snackers or 2 hungry folk. You can bowl, there's volley ball, outdoor tables, even live music! You're missing out if you've never been!
It was good place to bowl.
My favorite bowling alley in town. That's not to say I've been to all of them, but it's a cool spot. They share ownership with Elsie's in NE, which is also a great place. I like Memory Lanes because it's huge, they have live shows on weekends occasionally, and it's reasonably priced. They also have a beach volleyball league during the summer if I remember correctly.
I think this is the best bowling alley in town and I have visited the rest as well.
Been going to this bowling alley for 13 years, it hasn't changed much but the lanes work very well and they have flat screen TVs. The one thing it needs is a system where you can change the bowling screen background and stlye because the classic/retro style is pretty lame and hasn't changed for a fews years.
Fun retro bowling alley with updated tech. Good beer selection on tap!
All you mpls punx should check out punk bowling night.
Great chicken tenders! Great burgers! Great food and atmosphere.
Everything was stiky and the food quality was sub par. But the staff was nice.
Great place. Bowling is a little expensive but other wise it's great. Two games for two people after the student discount were $17.
This is only for the bar. It is an ok place to get a drink if you are in the area, but I wouldn't go out of my way to come here. They actually have a pretty decent selection of beers between what is on tap and also in cans or bottles.
I like it. It's affordable, accessible, culturally neutral and yet awesomely American. Simple food. Arcade needs some work though.
The guy at the entrance is incredibly rude, forget about feeling welcomed, he even lacks the most basic decency. We didnt even make it past him, the way he talked and behaved at the entrance, we left the place right away. Surprised they have this whole business running, but cant find a half decent guy to sit at the entrance. Would never come back.
Cool place! The bartender was very nice! The chicken strips are amazing!
This is a fantastic bowling alley that retains the atmosphere of the older generation while still having the contemporary scoring computers and bells and whistles of the new bowling alleys. They have great bar food, a good selection of beers, and a friendly staff. It's a fun place to bring kids in the afternoon or early evening as well as a fun place to hang with your friends in the later evening.
The bowling itself was fine, but the service at the lane was terrible. I was left waiting for a half hour before a waitress came to get my order. It took twenty minutes before she brought back our drinks. When we wanted our check, we finally went up to the bar after waiting another half hour for the waitress to make her rounds (she never did). They had to find the waitress somewhere in the back and send her to our lane. We visited at noon and it wasn't even close to busy. Good luck if you plan on going in the afternoon or in the evening.
Love this local bowling alley. Bring your friends or your date, get a lane, rent some shoes, choose your ball and make memories. They have wait service at on the lanes and a bar restaurant area if you want to go there or not even bowl (the bar food is good). They have a mini arcade space(floor hockey and pac man are my favs). They even have a little patio spot on the side if that’s your jam. They also host sand volleyball if that’s your thing. Something for everyone! Great local spot.
Best bowling alley .... You should definitely try out this place as it is very near to the downtown Minneapolis ... They have student friendly rates for the game .. the prices are game based and not hourly. ... Very good cheese curds are served here ... Overall a wonderful experience bowling here ...
Great place to bowl, drink and see a live show
My league bowls here and it's pretty awesome. I go there a few days a week for practice as well. The staff is always so nice and the food is great!
Very nice hotel. Throwing a party here you will have the best views and the best food!
I only play volleyball here, so I haven't gotten the full experience. But the people are great. And, the tots....the tots are cooked to perfection!
Birthday fun w/Geezy!
A lot of fun! Very convenient to get on and off 94.
Manager was great as well as our over booked waiter. Food not so great but not horrible, additional help staff blonde female wait staff rude, doesn't know the menu, argues with you about it and never brings you the right condiments
GREAT LATE NIGHT DEALS! Definitely a hot spot for large groups of friends. And reasonable prices for everything.
I had my daughter's 21st party here; it was a great time. The food is good, prices are affordable and the service is great. It was fun for all ages!
New menu. Food was good and so was the service.
All around it was a good place to bowl, and okay, but uncomfortable atmosphere. I only rated a 1, because the old man who rings people in is has the worst customer service I have ever experienced. We had 1 college and 1 results price which I told him. I then handed him my I.D and he THREW it back at me, and yelled “you know show me this right away so I can do my job right”. I was so baffled. This was my most recent experience with him, and he is like this with each and every person. It really brings a negative attitude to the whole place, and experience.
Fun place to go and great drink prices, the food is nothing to write home about but they have it. The lanes are always in good shape and the volley ball courts are great to play on and they have a bar out there.
Not what it used to be when it was Stardust least you can still bowl there
Never changed....its still got that old school bowling alley feel unlike the big chains dont have. Decent drink prices....just wish it was the Big lebowski Tribute concert every time I came....
Very fun place to bowl
Friendly staff, convenient location
Excellent staff, lanes, facilities, drinks...will be back!