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30 Strikes

  Name: 30 Strikes  
  Address: 501 South White Horse Pike  
  City: Stratford  
  State: NJ  
  Zip: 08084  
  Phone: (856) 783-0558  
  Hours: 9-11 Sun-Th, 9-2 Fri + Sat  
  E-Mail: 30strikes@gmail.com  
  Website: www.30strikes.com  
  Lanes: 80  
  Lane Type: Synthetic  
  Pro Shop: Yes  
  Food: None  
  Comments: PBA Pro-am Regional 8/24/12, Knights of Columbus Nationals 4/13, NJ Special Olympics State Finals 3/24/13. Public Bowling, Birthday Parties, Leagues, Fundraisers  
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Food: Actual Value is 1
Price: Actual Value is 0.9
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Comment Date: 7/15/2017 Name: ROBERT
Last week-end tried bowling in the Cecil Raymond tournament,lane conditions horrible. They changed the name of this DUMP,but same dirty place.

Comment Date: 5/14/2017 Name: David
Bowled with K of C group, lane conditions BAD and kept breaking down,also:damaged my bowling ball,they said nothing we can do about it. Snack stand and bar,should be shut down,unprofessional help and DIRTY.

Comment Date: 1/14/2017 Name: Hope
Over the holidays,I wanted to take my kids bowling, so I tried to call for hours and any specials. No answer,drove 7 miles to find out they were closed. You would think the owner would have some common sense ??? Wrong.... Put on a recording , But that would be common courtesy....what a NARCISSIST

Comment Date: 8/17/2016 Name: NATEL
Don't recommend this hot hell hole for family recreation. Personnel,snack area,are a disgrace.

Comment Date: 5/21/2016 Name: TONY G
Congratulations,voted worse bowling center in Courier Post BEST of the BEST, not even an honorable mention.

Comment Date: 4/3/2016 Name: Anonymous
Decided to go bowling with the family. BAD decision. There was a tournament going on,so we had to bowl at far end of center and I thought I was in a 18th century farm house.Dirty area .rest rooms were so bad I wouldn't let my children use them.

Comment Date: 2/21/2016 Name: Anonymous
Went to a party here,would not recommend to my friends or enemies to come to this Hell Hole. The people working the counter were nice. The snack area leaves a lot to be desired. They do not wash hands between handling money. They do not have gloves on. They do not have hair nets. How dirty and DISCUSSING.

Comment Date: 11/10/2015 Name: MOHMANA
What a DUMP Looks and smells very bad

Comment Date: 1/20/2015 Name: Bob
Joe the owner is a real JERK,My league bowls on Monday nite,contract that we signed was suppose to be for 6:25 practice,but because he wants to cater to the schools,our league has to suffer.We are lucky if we start at 7 PM. As usual leagues don't matter,will find a more friendly bowling center next season.

Comment Date: 12/30/2014 Name: LEAGUE BOWLER
Just read comments from Karen ??? ( alias Karen ) must be a relative.

Comment Date: 5/15/2014 Name: Barry
I bowled with the S.J. Rugby Club and had a wonderful time,except when I had to use the disgusting mens room at the far end.It was like using an OUT HOUSE.Dirty and smelly.

Comment Date: 4/29/2014 Name: Karen
Thank You Joe and 30 Strikes. We had a great fundraiser. 200 people for S.J. Rugby Club. Raised $$$ for the club and had lots of fun. Will do it again next year.

Comment Date: 4/29/2014 Name: Karen
I see (and like) the new seats, new lanes, new snack bar, new pool room. Sounds like everyone who gets fired from 30 Strikes, comes to this web site.

Comment Date: 3/17/2014 Name: Bob
What ashamed....someone knocked down the building in front of the MOLD infected bowling alley.It is a pity that they didn't finish the job.

Comment Date: 11/23/2013 Name: Harry W.
Back in the area and thought I would try LaMartinique,see they changed their name,same dark dingy mold smelling place. Oh well,sorry I tried,because I had heard they upgraded ???

Comment Date: 11/3/2013 Name: Thomas
One of the worst bowling center I have ever tried.

Comment Date: 9/12/2013 Name: a league bowler
on Monday I tried to buy a soda at the snack bar. The owner was standing at the grill cooking and the other staff was at the bar. I waited and waited and got no service. It don't think it would have been too difficult for either of them to wait on me, especially since I stood there for at least 5 minutes. Guess they don't need my business.

Comment Date: 8/23/2013 Name: SMOOKY
Hey dude,dollars night good,don't hav to go to hood for my meds,pizzea cheep.thanks man

Comment Date: 7/7/2013 Name: Marty
Was at 30 Strikes couple weeks ago and some young chick behind the bar texting on her phone, couldn't even make my drink right. Not very personable either. What happed to the regular bartenders, they were great, older, more personality and friendly. Which we haven't seen a couple of them in awhile...They probably quit too. Well Billy or Marcie, wherever you are, hope your cheering some one up.

Comment Date: 7/6/2013 Name: Ben
We would like to thank 30 Strikes for hosting our Knights of Columbus East Coast Championships. Great Staff. We will be back.

Comment Date: 5/10/2013 Name: Ben Martin
we held the Knights of Columbus bowling tournament at 30 strikes this April all the staff and owner were very helpful to our staff and bowlers thanks Joe and your staff

Comment Date: 5/2/2013 Name: Kyle
bowling is great. lanes 1-52 including lane 52 are new lanes not wood. been bowling there my whole life. workers are great.

Comment Date: 4/26/2013 Name: Ben Martin
We hosted the Knights of Columbus Eastern tournament at 30 strikes all the staff and owner were a great help to our council and the bowlers hope to do it again in the future Thank's Joe

Comment Date: 4/22/2013 Name: donald ambrico
Knights of Columbus tournament was held at 30 strikes lanes on on april 19, 20 and 21. The lanes were exceptional. All three days didn't have a break-down. All workers were very friendly and helpful.Wish I lived in Stratford-This would be my home lanes. Thank you for a great tournament!

Comment Date: 2/20/2013 Name: Jason
Like the center. I bowled well in Jbt. I wish my brunswick had those snack bar prices.

Comment Date: 1/14/2013 Name: Joe
Sorry we do not call the police based on phone calls. Went outside to investigate and found bowlers in mid conversation with police. Turns out there was an altercation between a league bowler and a non-league bowler that probably resulted in this unfortunate incident. We only found out about the altercation hours later. Had we known of this we would have followed out the people involved.

Comment Date: 1/14/2013 Name: Joe
Congratulations Jenn on getting passing your nursing certification also #1 in your class. Got a full time job in a couple weeks. Fantastic. Still our Saturday Manager and Youth Director !

Comment Date: 1/9/2013 Name: MONDAY NITE FORMER BOWLER
Very bad experience,Joe the owner was informed that 5 cars had their tires slashed in his unproceted parking lot and would not call police. Well guess what...our team is going to another bowling center next year.

Comment Date: 12/20/2012 Name: Anon.
Lost another great employee (Jen) It is a shame that the owner is such an A--HOLE. NO personality,just drives people away.

Comment Date: 12/14/2012 Name: Jason
Did dollar night. Cool deal cheap. Good pizza. Better than goin on the weekend. Yea need more light on the bowling pin.

Comment Date: 11/14/2012 Name: billy
Gotta light that giant bowling PIN up better! lol. test

Comment Date: 11/5/2012 Name: Anon.
Went to fund raiser on Sat. Could not stay,smell of MOLD made me sick,had to leave.Staff was exceptional.

Comment Date: 11/2/2012 Name: Marci
Our church had a fun fundraiser Saturday afternoon. Everything on time, clean, nice staff. Thank you manager Jenn? I think. We will be back next year.

Comment Date: 5/11/2012 Name: Joe S.
30 STRIKES did not participate in the program this year. Businesses purchase $1000. in advertising in the Courier Post and basically "buy" the award. When we did participate we won "BEST" not "one of the best". We have more work to do here, but very difficult in the recession. Thank You.

Comment Date: 5/3/2012 Name: HARRT T.
I see that 30 Strikes did not make it as One Of The Best,by Courier Post readers,Gee I guess the public has finally woke up ???

Comment Date: 4/8/2012 Name: Mary M
I would like to thank 30 strikes for hosting the special olympics state finals again. My daughter bowled again this year and we all had a great time there.

Comment Date: 3/26/2012 Name: Bob B.
My team bowled over average at the tournament and cashed. I also cashed in doubles. I was told that the bathroom pipes were backed up, that was a pain. OK center. Sure better than it was a few years ago. Thanks.

Comment Date: 3/19/2012 Name: R.B.
Recently bowled in S.J. Tournament,What a dump. Lanes were different oil patterns. Monitors were unreadable and kept breaking down. Bathrooms were closed for some reason ?? Tried to use bathroom down by lane one and floor was wet and room was messy. Snack bar was terrible service and pizza was dry like cardboard,ended up going out to fast food place between team and singles/doubles. Hopefully they have the tourney elsewhere next year,because our team will not bowl here any more.

Comment Date: 2/21/2012 Name: Michelle
We decided to take the kids bowling Sunday night since we were off Presidents day. A nice surprise, it was free pizza night. A little busy but the kids had a great time. Chicken quesadilla was hot and tasty. Thank You.

Comment Date: 1/15/2012 Name: Jason
A group of us got a lane New Years Eve, brought some snacks and shrimp. had a great time with $5. pitchers and at price half of Brunswick. Went there last year, couldn't bring in a bag of chips.

Comment Date: 1/3/2012 Name: Tom
My family attended your N.Y. eve party 10PM to 2AM Worst party ever,very disappointed.Will never be back.

Comment Date: 12/15/2011 Name: Nick Z
I took my two sons here for dollar night and while walking by the snack bar, the guy behind the counter was being very rude to those working. Management is horrible at this establishment. I had been here quite a few times and was very happy with the customer service from the girls working the snack bar, but now there are new faces. The guy behind the snack bar is very unsanitary. I have witnessed him make a meal with his bare hands(no gloves), and pick food off of the digusting floors just to put back on the plate. PLACE IS DISGUSTING!!! Will NEVER be back!!!!

Comment Date: 12/1/2011 Name: Chris
Stop in with my friends, What A Mistake. They must think they are a night club..GOT A HAMBURGER $6.00 no fries, and you have the pleasure. Of A BIG Slub behind the snack bar. cursing at the girls cooking.He looked like he was drunk..

Comment Date: 11/1/2011 Name: Just Curious 2
Wow, You're right JC. The other bowling alleys have only a few votes. I heard some people got fired from here. Maybe they are home with nothing to do but vote. We like the place :)

Comment Date: 10/15/2011 Name: JUST CURIOUS
voting seems to jump 20, 30, 40 or more in a day. other local lanes are maybe 1 or 2 a week, if that. has this become a game? if so, can i play too? or is this place really that popular? i'm almost afraid to find out.

Comment Date: 10/13/2011 Name: Tom
I bowl in the USBC travel league. We bowled at 30 strikes 2 Saturdays ago. Great center, fair shot, nice chicken cheese steak. Looking forward to coming back next month. Some other centers, not looking forward to.

Comment Date: 9/24/2011 Name: RB
Lanes are OK, monitors are old and hard to read, every lane is a different color. Love the new girl Michelle on Thursday nights and the quick service, great night out for the guys after work. Expensive bowling but cheap beers. Keep up the improvements

Comment Date: 9/19/2011 Name: someone
Wow! $20.00 for locker rental? Are you kidding? What a joke! It would be ok if the lockers worked - if the locks were not almost falling off, and if your key was not a community key. Just pray that your equipment is there when you go to get it.

Comment Date: 9/19/2011 Name: Mary
My son and I joined the Adult-youth league last night. First time. Nice people to bowl with. Fun people runing it for the alley. Nice job 30 strikes.

Comment Date: 9/14/2011 Name: anonymous
I started bowling in the fall league last week and was very disappointed in a number of things. First of all, the lanes were just as bad as always.They kept giving us the wrong score, which is such a nuisance to have to always watch and make sure it's right and then to have to manually keep fixing the score. This makes for a very late ending to the night. I was also disappointed when our team went to the snack bar. A few of us wanted slices of pizza, but were told that until the last 2 pieces in the case were sold, they couldn't make a new one and those last two pieces did not look appealing at all. The most prevalent thing I noticed was the absence of Jack, the manager . It felt like a deserted ghost town in there...very stagnant and boring! Jack used to go around and visit with all the bowlers, making everyone feel welcome and there was always laughter in the air. That was a very bad move when they got rid of him!

Comment Date: 9/9/2011 Name: Jim
Wow, I just came back to La martinique or 30 strike and bowled in a league last night. I left a few years ago - bad lanes. New lanes and other new stuff are great and overdue. I bowled great. $2. beer I don't mind. Thanks new owners !

Comment Date: 9/9/2011 Name: Me
I was bowling at Baker lanes for the last 4 years. Machines broken every week. Ball hooks off the lane. Little heat, no a/c. I joined a league here last year and my average went up 17 pins. The guy who thinks Baker was better than here, are you nuts? Its's probably for sale, you should buy it!

Comment Date: 9/8/2011 Name: John C.
I would like to thank 30 Strikes/LaMartinque for their support of Yellin school athletics and for hosting our 2 fundraisers every year. They have supported us every time that we have called on them. Our families have had a great time there and we have raised a good amount of money. Thank You, 30 Strikes.

Comment Date: 9/7/2011 Name: Jon
I bowled in the pro-am last week. I beat the pro second game 205-188. Didn't win but had a good time. Too bad the hurricane was coming, I think it kept the turnout down. I like the new look at 30 strikes.

Comment Date: 9/1/2011 Name: Ann
Owner Joe is the biggest jerk (would LOVE to use a more profane word) I have ever come across in my life. How could one person be so mean to everyone? No wonder the staff seems miserable. I would be too If I had to work for that scumbag.

Comment Date: 8/30/2011 Name: Anon.
Just found out Baker Lanes has closed,what a shame that 30 Strikes didn't. It is worse than Baker Lanes. Very moldy smelling and dirty bathrooms.

Comment Date: 8/2/2011 Name: SHEKILA
dollar nite is good,but don't eat at the snack bar,girl was very rude,handles food with dirty hands,after taking money,no hair nets,no gloves, board of health will be notified.

Comment Date: 7/27/2011 Name: Ricky
8 of us went to dollar night. Sweet - cheap. Pizza, mozzarella sticks, fries were good - and only a buck. Could use louder music, maybe that costs more? Maybe we can get 15 people next week.

Comment Date: 7/4/2011 Name: Anonymous
My friends and I have tried Friday night karaoke " contest" with Billy K. All I can say is that it's fixed. They had a young girl win that wasn't 21. Next week a lady won. I told Billy the D.J. to give me a chance before he called the winners name and he said ,Sorry Dude..he called the winner at 11:15, he is supposed to play till 12:00..I don't know who pics the winners, but I listened to some great singers and they lost. I told the bartender that isn't fair and it's fixed.WILL NEVER GO BACK THERE AGAIN BECAUSE IT'S A SCAM..

Comment Date: 6/30/2011 Name: Jim
I took my daughters softball team bowling for a fun year end party. The manager set us up with a good price and table for trophies and pizza. Girls had a good time. Pizza was better than I expected.

Comment Date: 6/26/2011 Name: liquor license
I was a league bowler for 5 years and left the league because of the pompous jerks in it who think they run the bowling alley. I've seen them demand things and think that since they've been bowling there for 20 years they have seniority over us newer bowlers. My wife and I were looking into owning our own bar. Found a nice older building (used to be a home) and were looking into buying a liquor license to turn it into a bar/restaurant. The prices were too high for the license alone and left us no money to renovate. Google "New Jersey Liquor Licenses" and you can easily find those stats. Probably a league bowler writing that comment too thinking he knows everything.

Comment Date: 6/21/2011 Name: HARRY
tried your dollar nite,seems like a good deal,staff nice,customers ignorant,obnoxious. food ( pizza ) good. never going again.

Comment Date: 6/20/2011 Name: Kate
I took my children here yesterday and had a great time. This kids bowl free program worked great. 2 free games for 3 children, but had to pay for shoes. Gibbsboro school sent home the info - signed up - bowled free. Staff was nice and pizza was good. The alley looks much better than I remember. Thank You.

Comment Date: 6/20/2011 Name: Ann
Thank you for the kids bowl free program. My kids had a good time, and if I had to pay for it, I wouldn't have been able to bring them.

Comment Date: 6/16/2011 Name: Anonymous
We tried dollar night. $4. at the door?? but we got a couple games and shoes. Good deal. A little busy but OK. Playing music - could be louder. $1. pizza slices - sweet.

Comment Date: 6/14/2011 Name: Marie
Our chuch group had a nice party Saturday night. Pizza and soda were perfect. Thet even let us bring some of our own food. I called 3 other bowling alleys and they would not let us bring in any food. Our ladies like to cook, so they did work with us. Older lady at the desk was very nice. Thank You.

Comment Date: 6/13/2011 Name: Bob
Thank God for the new renovations. I bowled my first 300 this year on the new lanes. I think that new lane oiling robot probably helped. I'll buy a beer or two so I can bowl better, and there are way less guys cursing and kicking the ball returns.

Comment Date: 6/9/2011 Name: Really??? League Bowlers think they are VIP??
Come on .... and that you have the stats on liquer licenses .... hmmmm.... who could have written that post??? -- Shame on you ! Tell us again what you think of league bowlers ... AMAZING.

Comment Date: 6/2/2011 Name: Anonymous
To the person who wrote the novel down below: The economy is terrible - a lot of people have dropped from leagues to save money. The prices of food and beverages have gone up significantly, no wonder they raised their prices, I dont blame them! If you've ever gone to the supermarket you would know this. I've been to other bars and bought Mozzerella Sticks for $8! And they're only charging $3! Their prices are cheaper than any other place around. Sorry it isn't 1970 any more, prices go up. If you want the bowling alley to stay in business then pay it. Otherwise, they'll go bankrupt with the expenses they have to pay to keep the place running. Thats the thing about some league bowlers, they think they are VIP around there and should get everything they want. That renovation probably cost millions! I know that liquor licenses can run up to 500,000$ depending where you are. They clearly need the income and that's why they did it. Yes, it s*cks and it's more expensive for us - but if they leave the prices where they were from years ago, there wont be a bowling alley left, or it will be crawling with deadbeats with no money.

Comment Date: 5/25/2011 Name: Anonymous
i fyou don't like a smoke screen then use another door, we have rights to but rude people like you don't seem to reconize that.

Comment Date: 5/24/2011 Name: JOHN
i recently took my family for a nite of fun,but i encountered the owner cursing out one of the staff right at the customer counter in front of everyone . i asked the person at the counter who is he. we turned around and walked out,if he treats his employees that way then i don't want to see how he treats new customers and their families.

Comment Date: 5/20/2011 Name: Anonymous
Dear Mr. Strippoli:
I recently heard of the dismissal of Jack, your manager. What a mistake ! And I think I speak on behalf of many, many of your league bowlers. He was efficient, responsible, knowledgeable, honest and loved by all. All of that is only overshadowed by the dedication he had to his job.
I will agree there were some employees over the years who have not been the greatest, but they certainly did not stop me from coming back, because the majority of your staff is both dependable and friendly.
I have bowled at your establishment for many years, and have seen the attitude toward your league bowlers go out the window.... and it wasn’t coming from either your manager or your staff.
Well, guess what, the leagues are your bread and butter, your guaranteed income - not parties, not galactic, not open play and certainly not dollar night. I can remember coming in for both 6:30 leagues and 9:00 leagues, and you had a full house almost every night - all 80 lanes, not just 52. Open bowlers had to wait for the 9:00 leagues to finish to get a lane. And you wonder why the leagues are down? You have driven them out. Not the manager, not the staff. Your attitude of “f*** the leagues” shows -- and the league bowlers realize that we are getting nothing for our money.
How many bowlers did you lose because they could no longer bring their own beer? (because you HAD to have your liquor license. I sure hope it was worth it) Do you realize you are not in the Cherry Hill, Maple Shade, or Medford standard of living areas? Do you realize that many of the people here cannot afford to pay $2, 3, 4 for a glass of beer when they could bring their own 6 pack for that kind of money?
Do you realize that those who used to bowl 3, 4 or even 5 leagues a week can no longer afford to do that? Why are the leagues down? Not because of Jack or your staff. Not because you don’t have “cute, young faces” behind the counter.
...Because people can’t afford to pay $17, 18, or more per league. And why is it that high? ...Because you keep raising the lineage that is now up to $10.80, and it keeps going up. Obviously, the big $6.00 or so extra doesn’t make for a substantial prize fund, but how could we charge more to bowl? By the way, what do you charge for lineage in Medford? Is it $10.80 also? (and keep in mind the difference in income standards for the area)
And think about it, does it really cost more to run the house at night than it does during the day? Why do the p.m. bowlers have to absorb the cost of the lower paying daytime leagues? OK, I do realize some of those leagues (although not all) are seniors and I certainly believe they deserve a discounted rate. But I don’t truly believe you do it because they are seniors, I think your motive is just to get bodies in the place during the day. So the p.m. bowlers are “penalized” because they work during the day and can only bowl at night. But would it kill you to put a pot of coffee out for the night bowlers instead of raising the price for a cup at the snack bar?
The maintenance of the house seems to be the last thing on your mind. That’s what bowlers are looking for.... bright, clean, reliable fun. Although it appears you have put quite a bit of money into the place (again, the liquor license you HAD to have), it hasn’t corrected the overall problems. I realize equipment is subject to occasional breakdown, but there are a number of items that just never seem to be addressed.
What is being done to clean up the bathrooms? The new lighting is nice, but doesn’t remove the smell that is a “built in feature”.
What is being done to clean up the nursery? It is really pretty pathetic when the ceiling tiles literally fall in from lack of maintenance. And what about your meeting rooms, A,B,C & D? The first thing everyone notices when you walk in is the MOLD smell. The stains on the ceilings are evidence of a real problem. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that if you have continuous roof leaks (like for the past 10 years as evident by the various, strategically located trash cans) and nothing is done inside the building, there will be a major problem. Even if the outside roof has finally been repaired ( ? ), the next concern should be the inside issues. I’m glad I’m not the one who has to remove the ceiling tiles!
And what about the disgusting brown ceiling tiles throughout, that I’m quite sure used to be white.
Your only concern seems to be “new people” overall - staff and bowlers. And how are you doing that??? By giving away the house, -to kids during the summer (how many of those freebes do you really think came back?) I’ve talked to people who commented on how nice it was that you did that, but if they had to pay, they wouldn’t be there. I asked them about joining a league, and their reply was “why- when I can bowl for free?” -and to your beloved high school bowlers and teachers (how much do you give away in order to bring in 1 or 2 regular bowlers?).
But when you continue to raise the lineage, raise the food prices, and continue to promote only parties and pub, those “newbees” will be gone, too.
When the winter league is done, I won’t be back.

Comment Date: 5/9/2011 Name: A League of Their Own
They have done alot of renovations and the place is really starting to look nice. I was there on a few occasions the past month and have to say the Bar is fabulous, there Friday night and the Bar and Snack Bar gals very friendly and talk to you, not just what you want. Are very strick on the Id, but understand. I was also there on dollar night last week and there was a young girl behind the counter, baring skin in hip hugger jeans, not a good impression, and on her phone texting instead of helping customers. the league bowler, older gentleman and he was not happy. The other gals were friendly and food was great. Keep up the good work

Comment Date: 5/5/2011 Name: Anonymous
I bowl in a league on Wednesday nights and have wanted to complain about the snackbar staff for a few weeks now... after last nite I cant take it any more. Every time I come up to the snackbar to order food, the girl with the long brown hair constantly growls at the customers and asks them "what the hell do they want" Ive heard this multiple times and I cannot believe she still works there. Last night the blonde girl in the snackbar sat down the entire time in a chair and wouldnt get up to greet any customers. I sat there and waited to be served until she finally got up. The counter people are nice and the bar staff is very friendly. They greet myself and my teammates with a smile and genuinely care about how we're doing. The renovations came out decent. wish the bar had better tv's (who doesnt have HD?) At least they keep the phillies and flyers on for us to watch.

Comment Date: 4/20/2011 Name: Anonymous
If you want to really make changes - start with looking at how you treat your employees and customers ... People don't always remember the small details --but they do remember how they were made to feel while they were there. How were they treated? How did they see the employees being treated? Was it a positive experience that they would like to do sometime soon because it was that enjoyable? Or was it just another place to bowl because its close? I've come in a few times and the owner (Joe) didn't even smile or greet me or anyone in my party. -- Set the tone at the top. Smile at people once in awhile and be pleasant.

Comment Date: 4/3/2011 Name: Anonymous
New young employees with bad attitudes ( consider yourself lucky that you have a job) biggest gripe is the smokers standing outside causing a smoke screen that you have to walk through to get in. The older employees are gems, familar faces that know you and greet you, some of you are saying the employees are rude....well maybe it's because they were dealing with jerks like you!

Comment Date: 3/21/2011 Name: Mike
I have been to 30 strikes for the past 9 years. I think they did an excellent jobs with remodeling.Of course it was a little messy while it was under construction, And I believe that they are still working on making improvements ..The new lanes are great, Most of all I like the Bar,after or even while your bowling you can have a few drinks . The Bartenders are very friendly ,I noticed that they're very strict checking for I.D..Snack Bar is nice .Most of their staff are very friendly. It takes time and I think they have made a lot of progress .

Comment Date: 3/6/2011 Name: Joe S.
I found this site 2 weeks ago and started making changes immediately. Staff changes, Customer Comment Cards at the front desk, Name Tags on the staff on the weekends. Cleaning and painting. I personnally apologize to anyone who had a disappointing time here. Working hard to improve everything mentioned. Give us another try and use the Customer Comment Cards when here. Ask for me, Joe Strippoli, Owner 856-783-0558.

Comment Date: 2/21/2011 Name: janine
the women in that kitchen need a new attitude! experience was horrible 2 weekends in a row 1 for a birthday party and 1 for a football banquet. VERY RUDE and my Son will not have another bowling party there and we will not have another banquet there.

Comment Date: 11/30/2010 Name: Bowling Nuts
For all you complainers out there...this bowling alley has made drastic improvments and is getting better. The bar is clean and the synthetic lanes are nice. Sure you can find better out there but then again your going to spend more on bowling too. They are making progress in remodeling, just give it time for completion.

Comment Date: 9/11/2010 Name: Anonymous
This place is horrible!!

Comment Date: 8/22/2010 Name: Mike S
Yes the place is a bit outdated even since the started to fix it up... They seemed to purchase the seats and tables from other smaller local bowling alleys which closed down... They have 3 or 4 different style of seats and tables the bathrooms are outdated but are not disgusting as other people have posted the grout is dingy the lighting is dull but they keep them clean... if something is a mess it was probably done by those out of control kids who pull up with their snobby mother in their brand new mini van with the stupid cartoon pics of family members on the window including pets you know the type the kids destroy everything throw stuff on the floor spill stuff and neither them nor the snobby mother even think about cleaning up after themselves and if you think about asking the mother to control her devil children she flips out and post terrible things about your place of business on the internet... The cealing tiles are old and yellowed (not from water... remember bowling leagues in the 80's and 90's everyone smoked 2 packs while they played)... Im 24 and grew up playing in leagues at this alley over the past 20 years ive gone their the staff has been overall very nice (you cannot judge that type of place by your interaction with one employee many high school kids work there so there is high turnover an employer can only deal with employees interaction with customers if they know about it... if you would report the poor service to Jack Im sure it would be addressed very quickly.... Over all the place is old the paint is dull lights in some areas dim... the lanes are new very nice, cleaned and polished everyday as ive been taking my 10yr old brother a few times a week for kids bowl free offer and see them run the machine.. staff is nice espically the guy who runs the pro shop bought my brother a ball which was cheaper then any i could find at the large sporting goods stores along with shoes... after he sat there with my brother for 2 games and gave him pointers on different ways to throw the ball... ive never had a bad experiene with LaMartinque or however it was spelled or the named 30Strikes same owner i think well same manager and staff...they have done a great job with updating the important parts like the lanes and seems liek they have worked hard to keep roudy trouble makers who liked to hang there 5-10 years ago out... Id say overall the place is great to have some fun and hang out be sure to say hi to little Ralphie (he's the little old bald guy with the moped playing in the arcade...(ps dont bet you can beat him in bowling he seems not very bright but he bowls like a pro) well thats the end of my rant i was just very angry after reading some of the comments written by those snobby soccer moms "OMG I hope my little Johnny isnt going to die because he was exposed to dust when they were doing construction... This is why American kids are fat video game playing sissy's because moms baby them til they go off to college and become drug addicts....

Comment Date: 7/10/2010 Name: out of state visitor
had a lovely experience at 30 strike, staff was nice,liked the seating area,kids had a wonderful time. wonderful way to spend a rainy afternoon.

Comment Date: 6/22/2010 Name: anonymous
80 lanes

Comment Date: 6/4/2010 Name: bowler
this place is disgusting. ive been there before and the people who say it is "nice" and the people are "nice" is because both those people and the employees are all incompetent, cruel, rude, and worst of all the employees are impatient with its customers. if you dont know the people who work there you get treated like the dirt on the bottom of their shoes, you get walked all over. i am pleased to see the renovations taking place but a revamp of staff wouldnt hurt either.

Comment Date: 3/16/2010 Name: patricia rice
they may have remodled the million dollar question is where did it go even now the place is extremly filthy bar is nice some lanes are decent but did you ever rent a party room they smell like mold the ceilings are moldy and falling out when it rains there are buckets everywhere iwalked by a maintenance room the sinks are black my nephew was in the nursery and it smelled like mold and the ceiling tiles are falling out someone should call child services on this place its unsafe my husband said he used the bathroom andthere is piss stains all over walls it wreaks of urine the shoes /ceilings/bathrooms/nursery/carpets/partyrooms are a health hazard the staff was nice and helpful but i wouldnt recomend taking my family again we were there while they were remodleing the place was totally unsafe they were ripping out floors didnt have plastic up dust was flying everywhere i know its an old building i just hope my kids werent exposed to asbestos and if the main part of this center was this bad i could only imagine whats behind closed doors or back of building someone should call osha or epa me and my family will never go back i wouldnt recomend this place if it was free its disgusting

Comment Date: 12/29/2009 Name: Anonymous
The place was in bad need of a remodle. It was old and dingy. But now its getting one and athough i haven`t been inside since remodling began it looks much better on the outside. Ive never had any problems with the staff they always seemed helpfull and courtious.

Comment Date: 10/18/2009 Name: sk8board dude
this bowling alley is making major improvements. exterior and interior. They are updating the old antiquated decor and putting in nice synthetic lanes as the old wood lanes look really burnt out!! also they recently changed their name to 30 strikes. looks good.

Comment Date: 9/22/2009 Name: Anonymous
I used to work at La Martinique, and had a blast doing it. If you went and had good pizza, it probably was mine! Haha! I always felt the owner, Joe, and the manager, Jack, were great people to work for.. they treated us all fairly. Some people commented on rude staff. All I know is the group I worked with when I was there, we LOVED the people that came in and getting to know our customers and serving them. I guess I cannot speak for the staff now, but the staff I worked with was a great team and a great family.

Comment Date: 9/12/2009 Name: Not a good place for a date night
My husband and I went there with another couple for a nice night out. We got there about 45 minutes before they closed. When we went up to the counter, we were highly discouraged to bowl by the person behind the counter because he said that he was closing exactly at closing time and it wouldn't be worth our money to start a game if it was just going to be shut off before we were able to finish. We all discussed it and thought that we could get in one game in 45 minutes and even if we couldn't finish the game then at least we had 45 minutes of fun so we agreed to rent the lane. The rude man behind the counter told us "no". He actually told us "no"! The fact that we were actually told that we couldn't bowl there made us hate this bowling alley forever. Just because the person behind the counter was too lazy to allow us to rent a lane. God forbid he had to stay an extra ten minutes after close time because there was an extra lane that he had to clean up. In this economy, you'd think an establishment would love anyone who was willing to bring money into their business. I will never ever go there again and I have discouraged everyone I know from going there as well.

Comment Date: 7/16/2009 Name: Anonymous
It is hard to keep a huge building spotless at all times when the LOWLIFE people that come in there treat the place like {deleted}. Any nice things that are done to the place (bathrooms especially) rude teenagers come in and destroy the place! why would they spend nice money when the people that come in there are trashy themselves? Remodel coming in august. Bar and Restaurant. Try to keep it nice people. It will only help you in the long run.

Comment Date: 7/11/2009 Name: uh...yeah
if it s*cks, dont go.simple as that. no need to ruin their reputation.

Comment Date: 7/3/2009 Name: 1st Place Champion
You people are so mean all you do is complain. Maybe if you stopped complaining you'd see what a nce center this is.

Comment Date: 3/5/2009 Name: will
i think if they knocked down 40 of the 80 lanes and focused on making the center cleaner, it would be a nicer place to go. bigger is not always better

Comment Date: 3/2/2009 Name: embarrassed
this place is horrible...if you don't believe me go in and ask to see the babysitting rooms. look how filthy the toys are...DISGUSTING. they also serve fries BAKED IN AN OVEN because they are too cheap. look at the holes in the walls...just take a good look around. {deleted}, the customer is NEVER right in this dump.

Comment Date: 1/10/2009 Name: Walter Smithe
I like this bowling alley, although it's kind of dirty and smells a bit. It's alright to go for fun.

Comment Date: 11/19/2008 Name: =)
i would like to say i absolutely love la martinique staff. =). they're pretty cool. i mean the owner s*cks but other then that their pretty nice to me.

Comment Date: 11/8/2008 Name: UR MOM
place is nasty!!! i knew that going in thought it may have changed its gross

Comment Date: 9/7/2008 Name: a bowler
This place is a dump. As a parent I warn you don't let your kids bowl here. As a bowler don't bowl here. They claim family friendly. I don't think so. Place is dirty, the staff is rude and they far have the right to claim family oriented.

Comment Date: 9/5/2008 Name: fred wiltsee
this dump did not post my last report on explaining about how bad the service is here the best part was when we left. Not lying.

Comment Date: 9/3/2008 Name: Me
You guys are soo retarted and dense.. the bowling alley doesnt smell bad its cause {deleted}. Also.. nobody smokes in there either elsewise they would be kicked out.. if you see somebody smoking report it that second dont go home and blog about it later? and lastly .. it may be dirty but its a place for kids to go. if you want high price high class then dont go there.. thank you =]

Comment Date: 8/7/2008 Name: Jerry Boone
you guys are awesome! nothing better than this bowling alley. foods amazing

Comment Date: 8/5/2008 Name: douglas moyer
I was recently celebrating my 30th birthday when all the sudden i cut the cheese. The smell was so foul that i had to blame it on the staff. Just goes to show they dont have good air freshner. The pins n pop were very low key might i add. signed Douglas Harry Moyer

Comment Date: 7/22/2008 Name: nun ya
this bowling alley is a dump ! the only reason people go there is for dollar bowling !!

Comment Date: 4/13/2008 Name: south jersey tournament bowler
i was very displeased with the owner and his counter staff they were rude, disrespectful, and very unprofessional...practice your customer service people. I'll never go back!

Comment Date: 3/19/2008 Name: laura flaherty
i love la martinique.

Comment Date: 2/23/2008 Name: chris g
that place ia the pitts!!! nasty {deleted} lanes and bad service late

Comment Date: 2/3/2008 Name: melissa lopez
hola! i went to this bowling establishment and was utterly disgusted its violent dirty and just and absolute horrible place of buisness i would not recommend this place to anyone!! they need to destroy the entire thing and start from scratch for some on catches a disease or dies in there!!! thank you

Comment Date: 10/25/2007 Name: Jeremy Lockenharten
i am absolutely disgusted in the service that me and my daughter were provided with. Staff was rude and intolerable. besides that, the shoes gave me a rash not even my doctor can't explain, and everyone(including men) smoked pot in the ladies room.

Comment Date: 7/29/2007 Name: Be warned!
They don't spray the shoes between people wearing them!

Comment Date: 3/2/2007 Name: Anonymous
As a member and officer of Casino League for 15 years, I've never encountered this Ladies room situation. I will say that the league enjoys a party atmosphere while we bowl and refreshments are always available for our members and friends. The place just wouldn't be the same without us.

Comment Date: 1/19/2007 Name: Mrs. M.
I just wanted to let people know that we had a great birthday party for my 5 year old daughter on Saturday. Moonlight bowling and the tables on the carpet let us sit and party when we wanted. Good price and we brought our favorite foods. The staff was great. Thanks, La Martinique

Comment Date: 4/27/2006 Name: Casino League Member
Even though the state has gone smoke free people are still smoking cigarretes in this place. People are either hanging out at the inside doors or smoking behind the counters behind the lanes right under managements noses. They need better enforcement but what can you excect from this place when they have open pot smoking in the ladies bathrooms on Thursday league night and have had this for years.

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