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Cherokee Lanes

  Name: Cherokee Lanes  
  Address: 1524 South Salisbury Boulevard  
  City: Salisbury  
  State: MD  
  Zip: 21801  
  Phone: (410) 742-3030  
  Lanes: 20  
  Lane Type: Synthetic  
  Pro Shop: Yes  
  Food: None  
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Cherokee Lanes
How Does Cherokee Lanes Rate?
Votes:    103
Lanes: Actual Value is 3.6Actual Value is 3.6Actual Value is 3.6Actual Value is 3.6
Food: Actual Value is 3.4Actual Value is 3.4Actual Value is 3.4Actual Value is 3.4
Price: Actual Value is 3.6Actual Value is 3.6Actual Value is 3.6Actual Value is 3.6
Fun: Actual Value is 3.6Actual Value is 3.6Actual Value is 3.6Actual Value is 3.6
Overall: Actual Value is 3.4Actual Value is 3.4Actual Value is 3.4Actual Value is 3.4
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Comment Date: 12/22/2015 Name: Casual Patron
I used to come to this place all the time as a kid and I loved it. Decided to stop by and check the place out. The facilities looked to be well maintained and the lanes themselves looked clean and professional. Didn't come across any rude staff members though. In fact, they were friendly and wished me a Merry Christmas as I made my way out the door. Overall I'd say that it was a positive experience. My only comment would be that the lights over the lanes themselves were kept mostly off, which gave the place a bit of a dark atmosphere. To be fair, though, i visited in the early afternoon when there weren't that many people there, so I can understand the lights being off as being some sort of money-saving technique. I don't really have anything to say other than that! Would definitely come back sometime!

Comment Date: 5/23/2015 Name: Had a great time.
had a great time with my family. i will be back again far as the staff being rude in the other comments i found that to be untrue. i did see rude people in the center. i think the staff was nice for the way they handled the rude people they were dealing with. i am guessing most of the poor coments are people who were rude and misbehaving an were told to leave. so they post poor comments. but as the joke goes. "if it is on the internet, it must be true." which really isn't true. i treated the staff well and i was treated well in return. i am planing on doing the thursday rent a lane all summer. looks to be a great deal.

Comment Date: 4/17/2015 Name: Kate McArthur
I enjoyed bowling there the other day, but there was tensions rising and fussing and cursing left and right. The staff could at least tell the people to keep their cool! Not the best!

Comment Date: 3/27/2015 Name: Anonymous
I've been there one time, back in January. I would assume the owner, older balding white man was clearly flirting, grabbing, and chasing around what looked like a 12 year old girl. She was sitting on his lap at one point, he was chasing her into the back room, etc. Her Mom apparently works at the snack bar. It was so disgusting and inappropriate that I asked my friends if we should call the authorities or something. This place was super expensive, dirty and not worth the money. Do NOT go here. Drive to Pocomoke. If I had the money, I'd open a bowling alley right next door to close this place down. There's a reason why this place doesn't have a website, facebook page or anything. Just read all of these comments and that'll tell you.

Comment Date: 3/20/2015 Name: Jazz
Yall service sucks and that balled guy needs to be fired he is extremely rude

Comment Date: 2/18/2015 Name: Special Someone
I feel sorry for Cherokee Lanes going down this dark path when i thought it was a nice place to bowl. I bowled w/ Unified Special Olympics there. I really liked it there. Please Change 4 Better Cherokee Lanes! Anything is Possible!

Comment Date: 12/9/2014 Name: joe smith
Cherokee lanes is horrible. I thought I could take my mix raced girlfriend out for a nice little date. Well,we were first greeted at the door with 2 grown ass white men having the saddest excuse for a "fist fight" while calling eachother n**gers. Yeah, then the owner came out and said "your both n**gers" so we decided to leave. So bad so sad. A sign of the regulars and management. #sby lol

Comment Date: 8/23/2014 Name: SICKEN BY SALISBURY
THIS PLACE HAS ALWAYS SUCKED. RUDE, UNPROFESSIONAL, Is makes me sick to think that a wonderful sport as bowling has to be done in a run down place like CHEROKEE LANES.

Comment Date: 6/1/2014 Name: Lindsay
I called this establishment repeatedly asking about job openings and was rudely hung up on 3 times. And now they have entered their summer hours and I cannot get ahold of them... rude, unprofessional, and disappointing! I have been going to this bowling ally for years and have never been treated like this im am completely disgusted with this establishment!

Comment Date: 3/19/2014 Name: Jacqueline, Edward, & Jonathan
This place is the worst bowling facility we have ever attended... The employees are RUDE, & unfriendly making for a most unpleasant evening!!! Woman at the snack bar is nasty!! Old grouch at the desk in rude!! & woman sitting her but on the stool next to the desk is lazy. Bowling balls not cleared off return racks, she was too busy reading the paper... Don't bother wasting your time with their overcharged rude & unpleasant atmosphere... Your place truly sucks!!!

Comment Date: 2/7/2014 Name: This place sucks
This is the worst bowling ally on this side of the mississippi... and i hear the western side of the mississippi has some very bad bowling allies. But to my review: I have been there three times and every time the manager who is working has been a complete ass****. They didnt accept seperate payments and they still use cord phones. They also have stray cats. I almost wanto make a bowling ally next to them just to put those misreable dicks out of business.

Comment Date: 12/28/2013 Name: Anonymous
Just called to ask about hours. The man answered the phone and before he said anything to me, I heard him yelling at someone to never come back.......then he answered. I asked what their hours were for the next day. He said 9 am. I asked till when. He said we have no set closing time. I started to ask about what exactly that meant and he hung up.

Comment Date: 11/19/2013 Name: A MOM
MALE OWNER RUDE RUDE RUDE !!!! Borderline abusive behavior yelling and slamming his hands on our table .. Scared my little girl to death !!! Beware this is no where to take your family drive 20 more minutes to Pocomoke !!! Wish the had a website to post but after reading all the negative comments on this page I see why they don't !!!

Comment Date: 11/19/2013 Name: No longer a customer !!
The owner(LARGE OLDER MAN) works the desk & his wife works the snack bar... If you want to pay $$$$ to be treated RUDELY .. This is the place to go !! I have never been talked to or treated so rude!! Will drive the 30 minutes to Seaford lanes or Pocomoke lanes from now on.. I will NEVER give Cherokee Lanes another penny of my $$.

Comment Date: 10/27/2013 Name: lee
They suck

Comment Date: 8/17/2012 Name: Kris
It is not that long of a drive to Pocomoke. They have a staff who cares and wants to make you have a good bowling experiance. They actualy care!

Comment Date: 4/21/2012 Name: Dylan Justison
I am currently at a state tournament and these are the worst lanes i have bowled at. Lane 18 breaks every time you go up and none of the tournament officials are prepared. The old lady at check in says there is nothing she can do about it

Comment Date: 3/27/2012 Name: salisbury native
I've bowled here many times. SERVICE---very sometimey. Sometimes you get friendly service, sometimes not (and sometimes none at all---I'll never forget one time I was riding by and decided to stop in and bowl a game or two. Even though I was well within business hours and there were a few patrons bowling, there was not a single worker anywhere in sight, and one of the patrons eventually told me "I was going to be waiting a while." Well, they were wrong because after waiting and searching for several minutes I just left.) Also, there have been times when there have been many open lanes, but the operators decide to put me right next to a party or group of kids who don't know the safety rule about not shooting while your neighbor is shooting, which makes the experience as dangerous and as annoying as it should be enjoyable. At first I thought they put me in these situations because the other lanes were about to be oiled or maintained or something, but as more people would come in, they would be assigned to these open lanes, so that couldn't be the case, which means there was a lack of thought on the part of the staff. EQUIPMENT---could be better. I know the place is old, but I've experienced quite a lot of jam-ups and dropped pins and stuck balls. Also, good luck finding a house ball that fits your hands and doesn't have jagged edges on the finger holes. I like the automatic scoring system, but you have to be careful because it won't tell you how many games you've bowled, and if you get carried away your bill can add up quickly. *Also, someone needs to fix the description above---there are only 20 lanes, not 30.* Just thought I'd throw my two cents in---bottom line, this place could be worse, but it could be a lot better too.

Comment Date: 2/25/2012 Name: Mike (Hurlock)
Must be a reason no website is up and no hours of operation are up.

Comment Date: 5/1/2011 Name: djohnson
Ive bowled since I was a kid and this is the WORST bowling alley I have ever endured. Usually drive to Laruel or seaford or pocomoke. The owner/ staff is miserable!!! It pains me to ever have to give them any of my money. Only go if there is no time to go elsewhere. Unless you just dont care how you are treated,..avoid at all costs.

Comment Date: 4/13/2011 Name: Nicole
I decided to have my sons 8th birthday party there which included 12 kids and 28 adults. Reserved my party a month in advance and gave more that they required for deposit. Was told about decorating the room and what I could get to do that. Show up half hour before childs party to decorate and was RUDELY informed that they booked another party in the party room and at ONE they would clear a corner for me and my 40 quest. When I expressed how unprofessional that was THE OWNER informed me thats just how he does business. Five after one I still had nothing set up for my sons party and with guest there I was HIGHLY upset and the staff there was completely unsympathetic and did not offer what so ever to make it right just if I didnt like how he does business I could go elsewhere. Long story short he didnt get another red cent from me and 3 weeks later he contact the cops to try and get me arrested for theft of services. Which were charges from the adults from the party that bowled that had nothing to do with my party. I pray that karma catches up with this jerk and noone ever gives him the business. Laruel has a very nice FRIENDLY bowling alley and that is where my 29 guest will go!!!

Comment Date: 7/26/2010 Name: Jim
Went back there a few times since my last comment on 7/10/2010. I must have gotten lucky when I been there before. The past 3 times there was NO oil on the lanes, the old man at the counter seemed he would rather no one come in and bowl. I can see why so many people think he is rude.

Comment Date: 7/10/2010 Name: Andre
I dont recommend this lanes to no one, i called today to see what time they close, the man going to tell me it depends on "how much busniess they get". one he didnt answer my question, and two he was rude!!!! We need another bowling alley in this vicinity

Comment Date: 7/10/2010 Name: Jim
I been to this place a couple times and never encountered rude staff. Maybe they have changed since the rest of these people had bad experiences. Lanes are pretty good, but the setter/return equipment needs some attention.

Comment Date: 6/25/2010 Name: Sharon
I've lived in Salisbury my whole life and only been a handful of times. Staff is normaly unfriendly and rude which is sad because unless you want to drive half and hour you're stuck going there to bowl. However if you can ignore the ignorant people it is a lot of fun, I know on the weekends they normally do glow bowl which always makes it a little more fun.

Comment Date: 2/5/2010 Name: SbyGrl
If they want to be rude, I can be just as rude as the next person. I am there for bowling, not to make friends with the staff.

Comment Date: 1/2/2010 Name: Seriously?
I just called after reading all the comments about the rude staff ALL TRUE! the man hung up on me and told me that there was no set closing time so if I want to bowl tonight to hurry up. I'm thinking i'm gonna go to pocomoke instead XD

Comment Date: 12/17/2009 Name: mdman
There used to be a nice bowling alley called Wicomico Lanes that was located on Salisbury's north end. That closed many years ago. It even used to have duck pins which were great for kids and people without a lot of physical strength. I've not been to Cherokee Lanes for years. I'm hoping that the negative comments about the facility are exaggerated. I sure hope the place will be good for me to take the family.

Comment Date: 9/24/2009 Name: E.
I second Mark's opinion on 7/20. it is obvious if we asked is because we don't know. I stoped by inquiring about hours of operations, fees and if they do a B-days parties. And I was ignored for a while I thought because they may thought I didn't speak English. They sure are RUDE, U'N-PROFESSIONAL, and UN-HAPPY individuals.Do they get pay I wonder, Who owns this place? I really don't need to know, but I think, that only certain people are welcome there, it is sad to realize that someone has the opportunity to provide a fun recreational environment for family activities, but neglects and lacks communication and social skill toward our community.

Comment Date: 9/24/2009 Name: ema
I called inquiring about hours of operations & B-parties. the guy john was rather RUDE. why bother anwering if they get annoy about the same question all the time. maybe they need an automated answering service. I have been there before while back and the feeling was "need shoes give ID, pay, bowl and go don't care if you come back. I know there was a shootingsometime ago. I thought I"ll check it out again. they definatelly will not host my party. I see I'm not the only one that had a negative experience. to bad.

Comment Date: 7/20/2009 Name: mark
Cherokee lanes staff is mean

Comment Date: 11/16/2008 Name: Eric
If you're not in a league don't bother with this establishment they have no interest in any walk-in business.Staff are rude and they open and close depending on whether or not they're busy.Posted hours are just general guidelines.

Comment Date: 11/10/2008 Name: Anonymous
lived here my whole life, im 28...ive been here maybe 5 times. my family always drove soemwhere else (pocomoke or seaford) because of the rudeness of staff. they need to treat their guests with repect and diginity. families go out to bowl FOR FUN and to get away from stress!!!

Comment Date: 10/22/2008 Name: gerald schoolfield
If cherokee lanes cause everybody that much heartache then drive about 30 more minutes south to pocomoke to the eastern shore lanes. they have there own website... the building has been remodeled roughly bout 2 or 3 years ago and the best thing about it is that its wheelchair friendly. and the staff is great. so if u dont mind the drive ride on down to pocomoke and it will be worth the drive.

Comment Date: 10/12/2008 Name: No Thank You
These lanes at his bowling alley are HORRIBLE!! They fixed up everything else in the place except the darn lanes... The balls are always getting stuck, pins always getting stuck.. I think the pins are even as old as the building.. Someone made a comment here too that the employee are rude, well i have to agree with that. You ask them a question about something and they look at you as though you are asking a dumb question. The food service people are not friendly at all either.

Comment Date: 5/26/2008 Name: Dysons
Reading these comments was all the reason for me and my family not to patron this bowling alley. We will find other resources to have fun while we are in Salisbury. Thank you past guest.

Comment Date: 4/17/2008 Name: Monic
I had out of town guests and we decided to take our families bowling. All together we had a group of 13. The moment we walked in the door we were greeted with rudeness. An employee that was standing at the door said "I hope your not here to bowl?" What else would we have been there for!?! Then we were told that there was a tournament going on and that there was only one lane available all the way in the corner. We said that was fine. She then said but its not up to me if you can play the lane. You will have to talk to the guy at the counter. Well he was just as rude and said they did not have any lanes available. I was very upset but just escorted my family and guests out. I guess they did not want my money. I felt that it was discrimination as well. Very disappointing. Also left a bad taste for my guests who had never been to the area. Horrible!!

Comment Date: 12/27/2007 Name: Dee
Bowling Alley staff is rather rude and abrasive most nights, i bowl here two or three times a week and the lanes are good, although machinery often breaks down. Wish there was another bowling option without having to drive 45 min. to an hour.

Comment Date: 11/27/2007 Name: Anonymous
I second the comment made in june. Please list days and hours of operation. Thank You

Comment Date: 6/17/2007 Name: clark bullard
i was thinking that you could open a website.including the days and hours.

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