Reviews of Rainbow Lanes Family Fun Center (Bowling Alley)

850 NC-42, Clayton, NC 27520, United States

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REVIEWS OF Rainbow Lanes Family Fun Center IN North Carolina

Janet Dixon

I loved it. Had a ball with my brother and his girlfriend and my sister and her husband. Myself and a friend from college. We had a blast!

regina kennedy

Bathrooms in bowling alleys always seem to be dirty. Lanes were okay, but I don't understand, why grownups never teach their kids if someone is already on the lane, it is CURTIOUS/CURTOSY to freakin' wait your turn. Duh! Play area needs to be cleaned with a pressure washer. It's one of those places, you just have to stop your brain from thinking about all the bacteria and viruses on all the stuff.

Cindy Bruce

Had to reset pins on lane 32 every other bowler. 7 lb. Balls kept getting stuck. New interior paints brightened up the alley.

Breanna Macaluso

Nice place to shoot pool (even if you don't actually hit the ball) with friends!

Jessica Yarber

Always a fun time. Plenty of things to do from bowling, to pool to arcade games and even a carnival ride. Kids love coming here every time

Bea Feeney

Great family owned and operated. Very nice people. Newly renovated

Douglas Mccormac

Lots of lanes lots of pool tables and a good sized arcade. Staff is friendly and helpful. Food is fairly priced

By Rosie K

Parties should have hostess. It was a hassle getting what i needed when i needed it.

John santos

Love this place nice and quiet at lunch time

Lisa Coates

Awesome time with my family

Naia Haygood

Really fun, family friendly bowling alley with a retro 80's feel.

Ronald Cornwall

Staff was very nice. Had fun. Great for a night out with friends.

Ellen Ripley

I used to go here with my daughter. I no longer have a daughter and alone sucks. It was lots of fun.

Brian Wray

Clean Bowling Alley!! Fun with Friends, but call ahead and make sure you can get a lane reservation.

Vincent Costanzo

Super family fun!

Marina M

Place needs some remodeling but we have a great time with the kids!

Jason Woodley

Had a lot of fun with the family. Atmosphere was good.

Kayla Sebastian

Awesome loved the worker in the refreshments she was super sweet!!!

anthony williams

Very fun place for the family.


Nice place, very expensive though.

Kevin Decker

Amazing staff! Treat everyone like family. A true family fun center!

Joe Johnson

My family and I stopped by from out of town and had a blast. Andrew at the shoe rental desk was especially helpful. As a matter of fact, I was blown away by his enthusiasm and willingness to make sure we were having a great time. He recommended a program that saved us quite a few $$ and spent a good 10-15 minutes with my daughters helping them find the right shoes. In my opinion, he should be running the place. We have only been bowling a few times, but this was easily the most enjoyable. Thanks again Andrew.

Ro Quintal

Had a blast with my family on two occasions while visiting there. Lots of things to do.

Christel Colville

Great times with the family here. Even the ones who didn't know how to bowl. They even had something to help my daughter who had never bowled before and could hardly even lift the We had a ball!

Adam Netko

Family friendly fun. Newly renovated lanes are great.

Mr Money

Excellent excellent service

Robert Nafalski

Really nice facility. The lanes are great, and the people are even better. Nothing bad to say.

Gwendolyn King

Children had fun, the food was good, facility was clean and the staff was nice.

Jessica Marine Sharp

We love to bowl. Rainbow Lanes is pretty nice. Kids love it!

Shanel Artis Robinson

We went on a Friday night and it was great for the entire family. The food is good too.

Monica John

Had so many different activities and one can enjoy as young as 3 to 100.

Kevin Swinson

Good bowling alley. Food is alright, beer selection is fine, everything is good.

Samantha Honeycutt

Love this place.. it's so family friendly!! Love bringing my babies here!!

King Black

I asked one question, they said,” sure, let me just ask the shop.” I was on hold for over 11min with no answer in sight.

Toma Free

Had loads of fun bowling

Anton Pearce

Nice place to come to, I have a large family so 3 games for 4 people and 1 person playing pool, 76.00, food twice at 22.00 each time, that's a once a month or two activity, and everyone wasn't there

Chris H

LOVE this alley, have bowled here for years including in a league. Recent upgrades to the input devices, and overall modernization, have really enhanced the experience!!

Nina Crawford

If you are looking for a arcade and bowling this is a good place for you.

lil_ whip

Awesome family fun place. Does get crowded.

Travis Jones

Had alot of fun and pricing was reasonable

Sheldon Fettig

I love this place. They recently did some upgrade. New chairs, scorers and other upgrades. It's still not the nicest alley and its ok. The staff is fantastic. Food is good, its an old school flat top grill. I bowl league here and have a great time. I highly recommend this place. The pro shop does a good job with any equipment work needed.

Gregory King

Reasonably priced abs the children had a great time

Marie Anderson

Lots of fun to be had. Bowl,play pool or spend some time in the arcade.

Derrick A Brown Sr

Nice place, had lots of fun with my daughter for a hr. Can't wait to go back again.

Miguel Cisneros

Enjoyed bowling and arcade games. On the other hand, I found it a little challenging that I was not able to buy more than one alcoholic beverage without the other person being there to show ID.

Jessica Moore

The best place to go for just some fun or birthday parties or a date night. They do service beer, and has a big nice selection. They have pool tables and great games for the kids. They have a nice snack bar. Nice friendly service from the people that work there. 2 big restrooms on each side of building. They have midnight bowling as well.

Shaundi S

If you get a birthday's coupon, make sure you PRINT it out or they won't honor it. They send you an email, but you can't bring it in that way. We'll be bowing some where else from now on.

Summer Snow

A very family oriented fun place! pool tables , a small carnival like ride! An arcade ! Best place for an all in one family FUN! Nice polite staff as well , the food was good as well!

Braddley Kieffer

Great quality and really good lanes And the leagues are fun

Kristen Vollmer

Nice staff. Very proactive in the games area. Employee saw a game eat my tokens & immediately stepped up to help. Very kid friendly & clean compared to other alleys I've been to.

Rhett Butler

Went on a league bowling night. Lanes were packed but staff made every effort to find two open lanes for our party of 7. Was a great time and will go back again.


Great place to spend time with family but not if you are looking for oiled lanes. Staff was friendly and nice facility.

Cordero Williams

I love coming here its awsome fun and the staff is great

Dee Farmer

Girls night out and it was awesome!!! Bowling alley personally was awesome in working with us! What a great time we had!!

Kyle Dale

I always have visited here as my choice to go bowling. Beer, pizza, games, and pool. What else could you ask for?

Kenneth Davis

Super! Mr Eddie & Miss Pondra are the greatest, welcomed just like family. Thank you all & your staff, so very much for everything! The Davis Family (babyshower)

Thelma Smith

Reasonable prices & love the customizable electronic score keepers!

Shanta Wade

Really fun, has an arcade and it's very clean and modern. Great place to bowl with the family.

Tracy Whitaker

Great place to go and hang out and bowl and have a beer!

Robert Fultz

Great bowling alley in Clayton that has diverse offerings for pretty much everyone in your family. If you're not into bowling they have a great arcade for the kids (and adults). They even have an indoor "roller coaster" in the back. They have plenty of party rooms if you'd like to host a party. They have a room of pool tables as well. Regarding food and libations they have a diverse menu that contains super reasonable prices. We got the wings and pizza and we're satisfied with both. Don't get me wrong, it didn't blow my mind, but it also didn't blow a hole in my pocket book. Even if you're a hop head they have a solid beer selection for a bowling alley. Would recommend.

Debbie Haynes

Good place for a good time.

Laurie Bailey

Went for my sons birthday. Called ahead and reserved a lane. Waited 2 hours because of a tournament. Ended up leaving and going somewhere else. Spent 20 bucks in tokens trying to keep my son busy. He was so upset he couldn't bowl.

jennifer scott

Best bowling alley around.

Bev Gwyn

Birthday Party was great. Staff was friendly

Bret Barefoot

Could not get lanes because of league..after i finally decided to take my kids bowling for the first time. You should take family fun center out of your name..seems more league friendly even after looking at other reviews on different nights where you are losing business to leagues.


Awsome place to spend some time with family and friends.

Brenda King

Lands much better since the last time I was there. The remodel looks great.

Colton McNichol

I went here recently for the first time in years and was impressed with the renovations that they have done. It's nice to have a place like that in Clayton that has been around for over a decade. It also helps their business now that they serve alcohol as well.

stephen kwasikpui

Fantastic ride to Rainbow Lanes, many rich areas along the way. Bowlers really seem to be having fun. I did not take any pictures.

Patrick Harvey

Family friendly and KidsBowlFree designated place, gentleman at main desk feels like family, he & his staff are very friendly, he allowed my family to bowl a half hr before closing, which made my sons and me very happy and fulfilled.

joanne peterson

Nice place for kids parties. Had fun!

Heather Elliott

We have had two of our daughters' birthday parties here, the last one being recent, and they are fantastic! The customer service is terrific and they take great care of you and make sure all your needs are met. The kids had a great time at this last one and my daughter wants to have her party here next year. The price for a birthday party is very reasonable and the facility is clean, in great shape, and has cool touch screens on the bowling lanes. Highly recommend for a birthday party and for just going there in general. Great place!


It has gotten an upgrade. Much better than it was before

Emily Crowell

Owners and family are so nice besides having such a fun time. That little roller coaster is awesome

Karanette Corey

We love Rainbow Lanes!! It's always fun and the updates they have made make it an even better guest experience. Can't wait to go again!

Pamela Martinelli

Fun, clean place... wonderful people.


The service from the workers were very good. Lanes are good and they have a lot of other activities around the bowling (Pool tables etc.) However, customers were rude and did not respect others around them. Took up seating and intruded on lanes when trying to play.

Joanne Ashby

Staff is friendly. Few issues with lane problems. Food is very reasonably priced and is better than most bowling alley food!

Lamar Bradley

Very great service

Woody RN

Not impressed at all. The culture of the place is very questionable (especially on tournament night). Feel free to go and witness the entitlement first hand. Was bullied from an unreserved table after watching an Hispanic family be done the very same way. Not a good look but, hey this is Johnston county right?

Terri Mcrainey

They have good food for a bowling lane

Christopher House

Had fun but it was league night so there were not many lanes available. The kids made up for it in the arcade. Everyone had fun

Jane Sorrell

Great prices and delicious food. Craft beer assortment well worth stopping for.

Joel Leggett

Good place to carry family during the week days, but still too expensive.

Shannon Aufman

This is a nice place for a family outing. The food service was incredibly slow, but really, really reasonably priced. Bowling itself was reasonable, too. The accommodations for kids (small balls, small shoes, ramps, and bumpers) were great. The software for running the lanes was fun, too. It's a little dingy, but most bowling alleys are. The games area is fun, too, especially the climbing gym for little kids.

Wanda Ryals

Great atmosphere for family night


I really enjoy going here! Good food and bowling. I also like to go here with my summer camp!

Courtney Lewis

Gotta love the home town lanes, great atmosphere.. awsome themes

Brian & Jennifer Culkin

Love the upgrades, however the House Balls need to be replaced. My friend and I had to use heavier balls due to hole size issues. IE, Thumb Hole too small, and then too big on heavier balls.

Dave Allison

Put the gutter guards up, Batman loves to bowl, just hates to strike out. oh, wait. Good family fun, nice and clean. Shoes are to die for! What style! Robin looks great in the green ones. No riddler or joker-ing around this is a fun time. Don't you remember how fun it was last time? Their middle name is Family! Cheaper than taking four to Starbucks! When it's hot, go to an alley!

Sheen Willams

The place need a upgrade and too expensive

Tinka Thomas

Good family fun!!

David Yingling

Always a good time.

Kim Price

Had a great time! The staff is so friendly and helpful!!

David Heder

Love this place. Something for everyone to do and have fun.

Ann Bridgers

Always a great place to take the family bowling. We went for a birthday party so the kids bowled and had a great time hanging out!! We enjoyed the party room with good pizza and cake. Topped it off with some arcade time and it was a wrap. Thanks for a great time!!

Davina Mangum

Great family fun

hdhdhd xhhdhdh

It is a great place to play bowling arcade games and poll.

Barbara Zurek

Great fun, nice and helpful staff

tracey winkler

I really like the home feeling here

Thomas Pepon

Its worth the 45 min travel, good food good arcade

Nick Justice

Everyone took care of us for our Corporate event there. The food was great and the staff were all extremely friendly and helpful. We will be back!

Caron Barbour

My friend bowls there, she is on a league

Lin Johnson

Great family place. Sundays are free kid bowling with paying adult. We took our adult kids and grandkids. Lots of fun!

Sherry Long

Took my two grandsons today to have lunch and bowl. We bowled 3 games and we had a great time and the hot dogs were great. They have remodeled since we were there last and it looks great.

Tanner Sponer

Pool tables are mediocre at best, they dont take much care for them or the pool cues.

Roy Bobley

Nice updated place.

stephen turnet

Every employee was super helpful, especially the ones at the front counter, and the place was very clean to boot. But as far as the concessions go, you could get better service at a free hotel breakfast. Me and my wife went up there to get some refreshments and a little girl with glasses and a MUSTACHE greeted us very disparagingly. We felt as though we were bothering her. I own a small business, and if i knew that this was how my customers were being treated, I wouldn't stand for it; don't even bother trying to order food, its not worth the time.

Tonya Graham

It is a very very family friendly. With something for all ages

Alyssa Hamilton

Excellent place to spend time with your kids!!! Bowling, lunch, & arcade games.

Nyah Awesome

Very large and nice bowling alley. Was only there once and it was great.

Robert Sneed

Very ol school here like the 80's. If you the 80's vibe this place is for you. The staff is great.

Donna Bamber

Great prices. Fun for all ages

Chassidy Zmijewski

We always have a great time at the bowling alley! Nights get a little busy but we love the kids bowl free promotion.

Karen Shepherd

Fun family place

lupe soria 18

They upgraded the equipment is a better place now. They got good pricing on the game

Brian Klimala

If you absolutely despise money, look no further, if you want to learn how to scam innocent people out of their hard earned money, also look no further. IQ lower than 20? Not a problem, they'll hire you.

Susan C Burt

We took our 3 grandsons here last month, (ages 8, 14, and 16) during the afternoon. The youngest really benefitted from the gutter bumpers, so he actually outscored his big brothers! Restrooms were clean, good food at the concession stand.

martey miller

We bowl in a league with a lot of fun people. The place is real nice and we joined to meet people. Come on down and play a few games!

Danielle Volk

We waited two and a half hours on a Friday evening to get a lane. We were told when we checked in that it would be a 45 minute wait because league bowling had all but two lanes occupied. We checked back repeatedly and watched as they allowed parties to extend their time (you have to prepay) and ultimately give the lanes to other parties. After two hours when we pressed the issue with management, they informed us that they called us, but gave away the lane. It was determined that the intercom is not working properly and cannot be heard in the arcade area where most folks are killing time waiting for a lane. During my conversation with the manager, when I suggested a pager system similar to those restaurants, she became very snarky and rude. Ultimately, they did nothing to make the situation right. My kids left in tears of frustration. This is NOT a family fun center. It is a beer and bowling league center.


Manage to overcharge me every time by accident. Last time I went, our ball got stuck and it took my party going up to staff 3 times before they did anything--they just didn't care. Wasn't a busy time either. Held up the game for 20 minutes. Poor customer service every time. May not bother going anymore.

Clarice Perry

Was there for our Christmas festivities and the food was excellent. Will come again! The staff was super nice.

Chris Holloman

Great fun. Updated lanes. Can't go wrong.

Andrea Pagani

Had a blast last minute outting with the family....its not brand new place but friendly staff and we had a good time

Sandra Perez

Plenty of arcade games to keep my four year old busy for a while. The place is kept very clean. There is something for everyone.

Thomas Ross

Fun and up to date, just pricey...

Derrick Barnes

Nice place. Good customer service

Amanda 1095

Updated lanes and new rental shoes made this bowling experience even better!!!

Jeremy Ayscue

Great for a kid or young person to hang out

amanda edwards

Great 1st visit except the guests beside us were super rude and setting in our area. Plus they were letting their kids lay on the floor close to the ball returns. This made it difficult to play the game well. I'd like to see the staff do more for crowd control so everyone can have a good time. The place is moderately clean. The bathroom areas have a very bad sewer smell. Other than that, the pizza was great, the beer was cold, and we will try it again.

Robert Brinson

Nice, family friendly environment to spend some time with the kids. There are over 30 lanes, and my kids and I were able to go straight to bowling after getting shoes and bowling balls. The facility does host bowling league tournaments at times. So, you might want to call ahead to make sure that there isn't something scheduled during the time you want to go. In addition to bowling, Rainbow Lanes has a concession stand, arcade, and pool tables.

Danny Jones

Has a game center where the kids use tokens to play. The majority of the games are only one quarter. The kids get tickets where they can redeem. Nice way for the small kids to have some fun as well.

Mikey Free

My daughter loves it so i like it.

Timothy Brogden

Nice place to go for some family fun.....

Starr Pridgen

I have gone to Rainbow Lanes since I was young. They have bowling, pool, kids jungle gym/ play area, a full arcade, and meeting/party rooms. Wonderful place and staff is always nice.

Jaden Curtain

Great service nice people and very clean

Jackie Flanagan

Excellent time...

matthew mclean

Good place to take the kids on a rainy weekend. Good Lanes with a little arcade and pool tables. Cold beer and typical bowling alley food.

norman smith

Fun place with good grandson loves it.he wants to go there all the time!

Laura Bell

Fun, family oriented, lots to do, very clean with great short order food offerings.

Margaret Harris

Awesome bowling alley!!! Staff is terrific!!! We organized a get together for my husbands birthday. We had ordered food platters and snacks. Food was great!! We will definitely be back soon!!!

Melanie Molyneaux

Very family friendly environment. I took my kids and niece there and they had a blast. Most of the employees there were friendly except this one guy. But that didn't ruin our fun. The food was quick but not as good as I hoped it would be. The fries tasted as though they weren't cooked long enough. The shrimp was decent and the funnel cake fries were pretty good. It was clean and spacious. I loved that they had a pool table in there as well. When it came time to play the bowling games, the kids could not stop smiling. I love the fact that you can add a photo of yourself that shows on the scoreboard. I would definitely go back again. It might be a new family day outing.

Leesa Becker

The lights went out. It was scary. Everyone stayed safe and they let the leagues play the rest of the games the next bowling day.

Yon White

The employees are unprofessional and this place is filled with bigoted folks during league night. You can fill the negativity and their filth at this location.

Jacob Aldridge

It's a pretty nice bowling alley albeit a bit old and the lanes do sometimes get stuck (the balls won't return or the pins won't come back). However, they do fix it fast within seconds of you telling them of the malfunction. Overall, it's fun with competitive pricing and it's great with friends and family alike.

Caithlin Brown

We had my nephews and niece in town so we took them bowing here and they had so much fun! There was bumpers that would go up and down properly! And a little dragon so the little ones could roll the ball down! Staff was very kind.

Jim Rybinski

We had a Family Birthday Party for 14 with food, punch and Bowling. Lotsa fun. Food was very good, served hot, special tables next to alleys. Better than home, no must, no fuss, no clean up. Thank you Pondra and Eddy!!

Mark Scaringelli

Not to classy, not to dumpy.

Bob Loblaw

The lanes are clean and the beer is cold. Great fun!

Nicole Wanamaker

Great family fun. Clean lanes

Praveen Sriram

Come here about once a year to go bowling with my friend Daniel. Prices rise each year but a great experience and very friendly staff. I live in Cary so this bowling alley is about 40 miles from where I live but I come here to bowl with my best friend since 2010 (past 7 years). Awesome bowling alley. Hope to come again here soon and love the arcade ski-ball game! :)

Rex Walston

Lots of fun,food good service

Matthew Bliss

Had a work event here. The arcade had a lot of games and the food that they provided was alright. The bowling lanes are old and could use some updates. You can see the wear on the floors from everyone's slide for and they aren't level towards the end of the lane. If a child rolls the ball slowly down the middle, it will roll of to the side in the last 10 feet.


Came here with a group of friends and had a blast, the staff are very friendly and helpful and the regulars there really make the place feel like a mini home in a way. I recommend this place for anyone looking to have a good time bowling.

Alan Bubis

Fun atmosphere, but our bowling lane kept breaking down (didn't notice any problems with any other lanes, so I just got unlucky). Also, the lanes were very oily and couldn't get any spin on the ball no matter how hard I tried.

Newman Aninkura

Great place for adults and kids bowling, pool, and arcade

Jackie Kemp

We had our wedding rehearsal dinner here in August. It was a blast! Everyone from the flower girl to our grandpa had a good time. We had pizza and beer and rode the little roller coaster at the end. Kudos to you guys for a fun night.

Forrest Stokes

Fun place to bring the family, kids get 2 free games in the summer. Games and shoe rentals are reasonably priced. Food here is grossly overpriced but i have never seen a bowling alley where it is not. Arcade is mediocre.

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