Lodi Lanes

Lodi Lanes

  Name: Lodi Lanes  
  Address: 58-60 Terhune Avenue  
  City: Lodi  
  State: NJ  
  Zip: 07644  
  Phone: (973) 471-7100  
  Hours: 11am / 12pm  
  Lanes: 40  
  Lane Type: Synthetic  
  Pro Shop: Yes  
  Food: Snack Bar  
  Comments: August 2011, completely renovated, all new AMF equipment, sign up now.  
How Does Lodi Lanes Rate?
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Price: Actual Value is 2.9Actual Value is 2.9Actual Value is 2.9
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Overall: Actual Value is 2.8Actual Value is 2.8Actual Value is 2.8
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Lodi Lanes Comments

Comment Date: 3/13/2014 Name: Bowler Z
Friendly place, clean and well priced. There is a fantastic pro shop as well. I really enjoy my time rolling here!

Comment Date: 2/27/2012 Name: Anonymous
@mike…no grudges here and FYI…I have no idea who the previous owner was and I don’t care.I literally bowled there like a few times before renovations…didn’t like it….heard it got renovated so gave it another shot and…. Still didn’t like it taste in alleys as well as aura of an environment must just be of higher class.

Comment Date: 2/23/2012 Name: Mike
@anonymous…Don’t know what you are talking about. I was there twice last week and the place is great, condition of the lanes is good, the cleanliness of the bathrooms. Food was good and the people were nice and friendly. It sounds like you worked for the old owner and you have a grudge.

Comment Date: 2/21/2012 Name: Anonymous
Just was there a few days ago…..wouldn’t recommend! Workers are RUDE, inconsiderate, and SKETCHY to say the least!!!

Comment Date: 2/20/2012 Name: Anonymous
Once a dump….always a dump!

Comment Date: 2/8/2012 Name: Smooth Operator
As i told you in the past i was concieved here Exacly 40 years ago. I came back and just couldnt help it. I let loose in the bathroom.

Comment Date: 2/2/2012 Name: Liz C.
WOW!!! What an improvement! The place is clean and beautiful, and all the equipment is new. They have lanes available when another nearby lane is packed…I’ll definitely be back! Congrats on turning a formerly unkempt place into a pleasure! You need to advertise bowling’s best kept secret!

Comment Date: 12/11/2011 Name: John V.
@Just Wondering, yes we are having fun, why don’t you stick to the T-Bowl II page where you set up the questions like your an interested customer..they need that, your boss has so many creditors you can wallpaper T-Bowl with his bills.

Comment Date: 12/6/2011 Name: Just Wondering
Having fun yet

Comment Date: 11/28/2011 Name: Does it really matter.
Well said to the post Amazing… hit a few nails right on the head….

Comment Date: 10/14/2011 Name: Anonymous
Have you been to LODI LANES,the lanes are beautiful. Everyone who comes back are amazed.
HALLWEEN $2.00 games and rental shoes $2.00 come in costume and receive 1 free game of bowling.
THANKSGIVING..Nov.25th…27th. $2.00 games all day….rental shoes $2.00…rent a lane ( 1hr. $10.00. Don’t forget CHRISTMAS Dec.24th.and 25th.$2.00 games all day rent a lane ( 1hr ) $10.00 and $2.00 shoes. So come on down and enjoy the fun.

Comment Date: 9/11/2011 Name: Giselle
Hey I’m just wondering if Lodi lanes is hiring? I really need a job close to home.

Comment Date: 9/10/2011 Name: one who knows
Everythings in place and lanes look great.New carpets,and the snack bar is greatly changed and we now have draft beer. We have all new sette areas and tables in the back,new masking units.The entrance doors are all brand new. I have to give credit to Mike Calbi who put everything in place and to all the workers who put their time in getting the lanes done. Some of the main help put many hrs getting the lanes ready to open. Come on down and see for yourself and join a league.

Comment Date: 9/9/2011 Name: Amazing
Harvey invested over a half a million dollars into the place ( new lanes, scoring system, flooring, seating, etc) to try and make a go of what was at the time a complete and total DUMP.
Things seemed to be turning around until the wonderful Tom Hughes decided to pocket the funds from the Monday Majors and high tail it to the Phillipines. That startd the downward spiral. Add in that quality staff who Harvey trusted that found great joy in robbing from him every chance they got. All of you former employees ( you know who you are) who were lucky enough to be employeed for five years should be thankful Harvey was naive enough to keep you. Amazing you ripped the man off for years and now you are moaning about how terrible he was. Are you kidding me???
Add in the fact that the landlord did ZERO to support the business ( parking lot was shot, roof leaked, AC unit died and took months to be fixed, etc) why in God’s name would Harvey put another penny into the place?? It was a business decision to get out and Harvey was happy to walk away.
Enjoy the new furnishings, but hate to say it, seniors and 10 kid max birthday parties don’t keep the lights on. Lodi Lanes as nice as it may look now, is still in the middle of nowhere, location is everything and Wallington and Bowler City will still rule when it comes to open bowling and parties. You can dress up a pig but it’s still a pig.
Good luck to all of you, you deserve each other..

Comment Date: 9/9/2011 Name: Mandy Miranda
I would like to wish LODI LANES,and the new owners the Best!! I am not here to bash anyone.What happened in the past is PAST!!I know the new owners will do their best to make everyone feel at home. Let’s get some leagues going, and start some BOWLING!!!!! I’m looking forward to seeing you all.

Comment Date: 8/31/2011 Name: nj bowler 2
To the NEW JERSEY BOWLER. lODI lANES will have a web site once everythings in place. They have a MONDAY early mix foursom 6:30 start, at 9:00 a 4 man hdcp. Wed. 4MAN HDCP and a MIXED 4, THURS. A TRIO MIX HDCP. fRI NITE 4 MIXED…Sat nite a mix lge 5on a team…This fri. sept. 1st. there will be a meeting at 8:30 $10000 1st. Come down and see what’s being done , you won’t believe it.

Comment Date: 8/31/2011 Name: NJ Bowler
Can’t wait for Lodi to open back up. Wasn’t a perfect place before they closed, but the lanes conditions were the best around. No one remotely close puts down as much oil and as consistantly as their staff did. My only wish is if they can open a website already! I would love to see the league listings, hours, and other information online without having to drive there or call. I’m so glad they have changed ownership and can’t wait to see this place reach its full potential. Rick’s Pro Shop there is one of the best in the state. Rick is very knowledgeable, kind, and knows his craft more than anyone around. Your ball will never fit better than with him. Don’t believe any negativity about him, those people want to achieve personal gain by bashing him, or have heard from someone who would want achieve personal gain by bashing him. People in the industry respect him and know how great he is. Do yourself a favor and get to him asap, he will improve your game like no other.

Comment Date: 8/23/2011 Name: Anonymous
Latest news carpets are being put down and AMF started working to day…….Latest rumor at Bowler City monday nite meeting is Lodi Lanes ran out of money and won’t open. They really don’t want LODI LANES to open. Where do these sick people get their imformation from. They should come down and see for themselves.

Comment Date: 8/15/2011 Name: SayWhatUWill
Wow! People have ALOT to say on here. But I’m gonna have to agree with all the positive comments about Lodi. Unfortunately, Lodi Lanes has received a bad name due to the way it was kept up by the previous owner. It’s such ashame he ran this place into the ground. He was NOT friendly, he was not very approachable, and it seemed like all he cared about was his money….. But where did that money go to make this place better?! I’ll tell you… Right into his pocket. These dedicated bowlers didn’t come here because they wanted to support Harvey. They stayed cause this place meant something to them. And he just ran it into the ground. It’s such a shame. All he was worried about were his other houses. But I guess once he left…. The only way now is up. And let me tell you, this place is going to be amazing!
I have seen what use to look like hole in the wall look fabulous! This will be the new house everyone is going to want to go to. The potential this place has, and what is being done, I give the new owner alot of credit. He knows what this house means to certain leagues, and that says alot! I’m so happy this place is coming back. I honestly loved the people…minus the owner. You feel welcomed. Yes I know that’s not what the exterior says…. But trust me… Once you see that sign go from “OWL” to “BOWL”….they are back in business. And I truly hope anyone reading this will agree with me, I’m so happy Lodi Lanes is back in business better then ever!!!!

Comment Date: 8/15/2011 Name: Anonymous
To keep you up to date Lodi Lanes is coming around just fine. I don’t hear to much from the big mouth who for weeks kept saying Lodi won’t open. She knows who it is. I hope she enjoys T-BOWL 2 now because who knows how long Harvey will be the owner, not too long I hope. Every dog has his day he’s having his.

Comment Date: 8/9/2011 Name: Vivian
I must be very mistaken, but if Harvey Ely was not the Owner of Lodi Lanes, why did he say he was allowed to remove all the equipment that he said he owned???? I did not think you could legally remove property if you did not own it. Hate to correct you, but what he leased was the building, he was legally the Owner of the business (Pinstreet @ Lodi Lanes) and supposedly the building contents.

Comment Date: 8/9/2011 Name: Anonymous
So sorry to call him the owner- The idiot who leased the center- is that better? Did we hurt your feelings? Too Bad! Now read this- this will make you feel better -Posted on 8/23/2006 -If the new owner of Lodi Lanes is the same owner from Sparta lanes when I bowled there 25 years ago,I wouldn’t recommend going to Lodi. When he was in Sparta Lanes he spent many thousands of dollars doing the bar over and installing new carpet but couldn’t fix the hand dryers of which half were not working. Machines were always breaking down and since he wouldn’t spend the money to keep parts on hand,they were often down for days. He also bowled in the Major league there on Friday nights and when we bowled pots after the league, I noticed that the lanes he bowled on always had more oil than the others.He also couldn’t be bothered with making locker keys for people who didn’t have any rather than indiscriminently handing out the master key to whom ever asked for it.This naturally resulted in people having things stolen from their lockers and of course he would say he was not responsible and therefor not make good on the stolen items. This guy never really cared about or took care of his bowlers. He was only concerned about one thing and that was the almighty dollar. If you are going to bowl here,I wish you good luck as long as he is the owner. If the new owner’s name is not Harvey Ely, then I apologize and retract everything written here. If that is his name then everything stands as written.

Comment Date: 8/9/2011 Name: TBOWl, Frontier,Hamilton Lanes all s*ck!
The “Anonymous person who can’t spell properly -Does, not DOSE stupid -stay out of Lodi. You are not welcome! Go bowl at TBOWL where the owner can’t promise crap. The guy is a loser. Always has been always will be. Can’t run a business, not like his dad. Promising a league $10k- yeah right…I guess he must live in MagicLand- How in the world is he gonna come up with that money? Oh I know how- by not paying his distributors or his bills. By the way -Anonymous(the one who talks bad about Lodi) – You have to be the dumbest BEOTCH around – You have no idea what is going on in the bowling center so keep your mouth shut – I know its hard for you because your mouth is open for “something” – but stay out of everyone’s business ! Have a nice day:)

Comment Date: 8/9/2011 Name: Anonymous
Please stop calling Harvey Ely the former owner. He never owned anything he leased the equiptment.

Comment Date: 8/9/2011 Name: Vivian
to all the anonymous people out there who can only bad mouth the former employees without owning up by posting your own name – all I can say is look who’s talking about being a back stabber and butt kisser – I guess you want the people your badmouthing to still think you’re their friend otherwise you wouldn’t be afraid to post your name along with your negative comments.
Lodi will open soon and will be better than it ever was and the people working there will be much nicer because they don’t have to deal with all the negative aspects created by the former owner.

Comment Date: 8/8/2011 Name: Anonymous
I wonder whose talking again. The same backstabber who bowls in T-BOWL2. Why don’t you get a life. You’re backing the other backstabber from T-BOWL. Why are so bent on bad mouthing LODI LANES. Maybe it’s because you weren’t wanted in LODI. Anyway the lanes are being done and we’ll be opening AUGUST 27TH WETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT. So talk all you want.

Comment Date: 8/7/2011 Name: Anonymous
All you people know how to talk the talk real good. Just because the place is being done over, dose not mean the people that will still be working there wil be any better then before. One of the factors there is the parking lot, paving it over is NOT going to give you more spaces to park. ( that is a big problem in it self ) Who ever the owner is I hope they screen the people they have working for them. And so much for talking behind someones back, your all doing it to the past owner. ( when he was there you all were butt kissers )

Comment Date: 8/3/2011 Name: Nothing but love
I swung by Lodi Lanes the other day and they’re doing a COMPLETE revamp. The new owners aren’t just talking about making it better, they are making it better.

Comment Date: 7/29/2011 Name: Friend of Lodi
Finally the words ive been waiting to hear..lodi will be opening please….all you dumb***es that thought it wasnt goin to open….keep yappin…this will be 1000% better than the last idiot that had least this center will be advertising more than usual. Any league secretaries or presidents need information call the bowling alley and someone will be more than happy to help you!!!

Comment Date: 7/26/2011 Name: Still Just Wondering
do you know what happens when you ASSUME. Could be wrong I hope so or you lost more business

Comment Date: 7/24/2011 Name: Anonymous
Why are you so interested in Vivian. She was one of the ones that kept the lanes going and she still is. What about you you turncoat. All of a sudden you keep knocking Lodi Lanes. Believe me you are not wecomed back because you’re a back stabber. Stay in T-bowl 2 and run your Friday nite lge . Do all of US a favor and screw up T BOWL.Forget about SUNDAY mornings we don’t need your help.

Comment Date: 7/21/2011 Name: Anonymous
only the friendly ones will be there? so no Vivian?

Comment Date: 7/15/2011 Name: Vivian
An answer to JUST WONDERING – who said all the same employees will still be there? Only the ones that are good with customer service will remain. Also, in answer to your suggestion about helping Harvey – you can’t help someone who doesn’t want your help or someone who thinks he doesn’t need anyones help or suggestions because he will do it his way only (which is the wrong way, or so we learned). But you can feel free to help him if you want – because you’re still bowling with him.

Comment Date: 7/15/2011 Name: Vivian
Hey Your Mom,
You’re doing the same thing you accused the everyone else of doing – being nice and talking behind your back – only it appears you’re afraid to give your name – but at least they are being nice to your face- people only talk behind your back when you give them something negative to talk about – otherwise they couldn’t say anything about you. You might be sorry when you see the place that you chose not to join a league. (you’re loss)

Comment Date: 7/14/2011 Name: Just Wondering
What is going to be different if all the same people are apparently going to work there. Maybe you all should have helped this guy HARVEY.

Comment Date: 7/14/2011 Name: Darshan
This is going to be amazing! Lodi Lanes will finally be run properly. Not like the previous owner/leaser whose name i won’t mention…except it starts with HAR and ends in VEY. What a total waste of 5 years. Loser. Should stick to what he’s best at…selling something that isn’t there. Promises were made and were not followed through . It’s like trying to sell a rolls royce in newark! No use! Before you know it Lodi Lanes will be up and running. This will be the best bowling center in North Jersey. 1000% better than bowler city and wallington put together. Much friendlier staff for sure. What should a bowling alley be when they reopen? Taking care of what really matters- league bowlers and seniors that bowl there- guaranteed revenue..thats what the dipstick that leased the center before failed to realize. Its putting the customer first, not yourself you moron. Also bringing in new league bowlers and recreational bowlers to see what changes have been made to Lodi. Can’t wait for the grand opening ! See you soon!

Comment Date: 7/12/2011 Name: Anonymous
Glad to hear Lodi is FINALLY being rennovated. I left Lodi a couple of years ago because of the previous owner’s empty promises and of him going back on his word. I actually believed that the house was going to shut down for good because of the ingrate. Harvey, you’re garbage and a loser. You are the poster boy of how YOU people think of only yoursevles and no one else, typical of your kind. Only a matter of time before you’re eliminated from the state.
Lodi can be one, if not, the best house in Jersey if managed properly. Hopefully all will learn from the past and not repeat it.

Comment Date: 7/11/2011 Name: Rich Schneider
Thanks for the update, Al. Many of the Wed Nite Mens 820 League bowlers were concerned about where we would be able to bowl next season. I will be glad to let them know that we can stay at Lodi.

Comment Date: 7/7/2011 Name: Anonymous
Well fellow bowlers the time is here. Lodi Lanes started the renovations this past week. We’ll have new lanes , sette’s and carpets. The glass around the bar was takened out today. They started painting out side. As soon as the out side is done the parking lot will be done. We’ll have a new sign to replace the won that said owl then later said ow. Also the snack bar is being updated and is going to look great.For those who don’t believe this come on down and come inside and take alook. Ask us any questions and we’ll be honest with you. Come down
now and see how the lanes were left. Thanks for taking the time to read this. Hoping to see you on opening day.

Comment Date: 7/2/2011 Name: LOIS& tony colella
we wish you all the luck and know everyone will come back, no place like home

Comment Date: 6/30/2011 Name: your mom
It looks like the same stuff that happens in Lodi Lanes happens here too, gossip. Everyone there wants to be so nice but then they go and talk about you behind your back to everyone and anyone. Although I enjoyed bowling there for the most part I don’t think I’ll be going back there to bowl in a league if they reopen. Are they actually going to reopen??? I went by there and nothing new has changed???

Comment Date: 6/28/2011 Name: Anonymous
Great going Vivian couldn.t have said it better myself. He did take Lodi Lanes down the tubes and he’s happy about it. I heard the $10,000 he’s adding to the Friday based on 24 teams and they only have 16 teams. Bowlers are not stupid and he’ll find that out. They say every DOG has it’s day and his is comming for being vindictive.

Comment Date: 6/27/2011 Name: Vivian
In spite of the previous Owner, Lodi Lanes will finally live up to the NEW LODI LANES name. It will be all new – parking lot, lanes, settees and all else – Can’t wait to shut up the big mouths that said it couldn’t (or wouldn’t) happen. SO – all you defectors that want to go to T-Bowl for a few extra bucks, – BE MY Guest – because very soon it will show the effects of neglect (just like Lodi did) because all the extra money is going to entice leagues from other centers instead of putting some back into the business (instead of his pocket) for the benefit of the bowlers that support him (he won’t care about the T-Bowl bowlers just like he didn’t appreciate the Lodi bowlers who supported him for 5 years – living on promises of proposed upgrades. (how foolish were we to believe him)

Comment Date: 6/15/2011 Name: Anonymous
Lodi Lanes will re-open on or about the 1st week of Aug. ELY ENTERPRIZES which was the last one to lease Lodi Lanes took everything he could so the lanes could not open for the summer but he’s wrong ….they will open and all the bowlers can’t wait. I heard he took the friday nite league from Lodi by giving them $10,000 added money for 3 years but he couldn’t spend a dime for LODI LANES. He’s a very spiteful person nothing like his Father who was the brains behind their business. Looking forward to seeing all of you at New Lodi Lanes. Renorvating will start soon and it will look like NEW LODI LANES.

Comment Date: 5/20/2011 Name: Anonymous
I bowled in a league there and last Sunday we show up, only to be told that by Tuesday Lodi Lanes will be closing “for a while.” They could have given us more notice! We had two more weeks left on the league.

Comment Date: 4/14/2011 Name: teri s
Nothing new in the place. New Lodi Lanes boasts a fine collection of potholes, broken “OWL sign and a 50’s exterior that hasn’t been updated. Need to buy a case of new light fixtures….too dark. Too bad. Someone else should buy it and fix it for real. Not just promises. An awful shame how the kicked out the old regime like Al and the other proshop Guy. But Rick is ok. Too pricey to buy equip. from but somewhat knowledgable. Sold his soul to get this location though.

Comment Date: 3/23/2011 Name: tony
The family that owns the building says they bought new ac unit and some tower that runs it. All new air before Memorial Day.

Comment Date: 3/23/2011 Name: Summer lg bowler
Bowled last summer bowled with sweatshirt and collared shirt everyweek seemed cool to me. Liked the free practice every week.

Comment Date: 3/19/2011 Name: Anonymous
John sounds all good have your forgoten last summer the air was not work and the workers said it wouldn’t be fix any time soonnnnnnnnn???

Comment Date: 3/16/2011 Name: john
I’ve been bowling there lately and the lanes have been great and the customer service is very good as well (lots of nice people there). Plus the prices can’t be beat with $2.25 games on tuesday thursday and sunday after 5pm. I’m probably going to join a summer league there this summer. I heard last summer they gave coupons to all summer league bowlers EVERY week for 3 free games. Sounds like a sweet deal to me!

Comment Date: 1/1/2011 Name: Anonymous
bowled there a couple of times. Inside is fine, nice lanes. Outside needs a lot of work. Rick in the pro shop is nicest guy around and I won’t go anywhere else for drilling.

Comment Date: 9/11/2010 Name: Carol K.
We went bowling at Lodi Lanes this summer as a break from our regular center. A few times we tried to bowl though, it was closed for the day. Very strange to find a place closed for the day with no explainable reason. So one night on a weekend we go there and the sign says”OWL” because it is falling apart. The lot is falling apart, fullof holes and my son trips and falls. We complained to the desk but he seemed to brush it off and gave us a lane. The lanes were dirty as was the snackbar and bar. And dark. We tried the proshop on the way out. Not a nice man! Couldn’t wait to get rid of us. Been there 4 or 5years ago and was much friendlier people then. Eileen Donna Al Annie and the other proshop guy,ANJ were all more helpful and knowledgable. I understand that places change and owners buy and sell businesses but if this new owner, Harvey Eley, who I’m told going to knock this place down soon anyway, just fix it up a bit and hire some of the nice people back maybe less complaints and better bowling would be the norm.

Comment Date: 3/21/2010 Name: model chick
dey cheap

Comment Date: 3/21/2010 Name: Dad
whats going on . Do you have any specials.

Comment Date: 5/17/2009 Name: public enemy #2
Nice job lodi lanes!!!you let the biggest slime bag piece of trash become the treasurer of your biggest league, and now you cant find him or the prize fund.roflmfao.nice job tom where ever you are.

Comment Date: 4/21/2009 Name: Someone
Whats going on here anything special happening or just the same old deal

Comment Date: 2/23/2008 Name: kingbowl93
lodi lanes may be a bit run down, but the lanes themselves are always perfect. ( don’t listen to anyone else they prob. s**k and don’t no what there doing) if they say the lanes are bad. Also they actually have been redone. Even better. Prices r cheap, no one ever there, and good caring workers. (unlike wallington)i advise u to visit. dont tell to many people. i dont want the lanes to become over crowded. lol

Comment Date: 2/13/2008 Name: jbt bowler
easiest shot ive ever come across, cant wait for the tourney this sat

Comment Date: 1/10/2008 Name: Big B
The lanes are much improved and have similar (but more forgiving) shot to Wallington. They are not too easy as was mentioned by Mr. Heim either…they just are maintained better than Bowler City which is olied with a tooth brush to save money..hahaha

Comment Date: 12/1/2007 Name: SA
Bowler city is just as easy as lodi, but lodi lanes almost always has lanes available…and MUCH better customer service

Comment Date: 11/5/2007 Name: MJH
This place has really turned around. The place is nice and low cost. Sunday bowling special after 5 pm $2.00 a game. It is only practice so why not?

Comment Date: 6/6/2007 Name: Jermey Heim
This house has the easiest shot around. if you want to think you know what you are doing and average 210 try this place. if you want to know your real skills try bowler city.

Comment Date: 5/23/2007 Name: Bowler city
Yeah the lanes are nice but the parking is still terribe. bowler city is still the best in bergen county

Comment Date: 3/21/2007 Name: Anonymous
These lanes are amazing
Straight up the second arrow really plays on these lanes for me.
Hey, 300s don’t lie 😉

Comment Date: 2/21/2007 Name: Anonymous
I love these new lanes.
274 and 278 make a difference here.

Comment Date: 12/22/2006 Name: Kyle
I love the league they have going for 8-15 year olds. Every Saturday I go bowling at 11:00

Comment Date: 9/27/2006 Name: tony
i met the owner of lodi lanes and she said the same family has owned it since the 60’s but the place is leased. they have a deal with the new guy to fix it up, new lanes and the whole inside and they will pay for a new roof real soon. the guy will fix the outside next year. now its gonna get busy..

Comment Date: 9/3/2006 Name: Chris (Wrote bad review b4)
Went to lodi last week and its incerdible how differnt it is there still installing new floors and dtuff but the lanes are great new synthetic new ball returns and aproaches i love it now

Comment Date: 8/23/2006 Name: Hank
If the new owner of Lodi Lanes is the same owner from Sparta lanes when I bowled there 25 years ago,I wouldn’t recommend going to Lodi. When he was in Sparta Lanes he spent many thousands of dollars doing the bar over and installing new carpet but couldn’t fix the hand dryers of which half were not working. Machines were always breaking down and since he wouldn’t spend the money to keep parts on hand,they were often down for days. He also bowled in the Major league there on Friday nights and when we bowled pots after the league, I noticed that the lanes he bowled on always had more oil than the others.He also couldn’t be bothered with making locker keys for people who didn’t have any rather than indiscriminently handing out the master key to whom ever asked for it.This naturally resulted in people having things stolen from their lockers and of course he would say he was not responsible and therefor not make good on the stolen items. This guy never really cared about or took care of his bowlers. He was only concerned about one thing and that was the almighty dollar. If you are going to bowl here,I wish you good luck as long as he is the owner. If the new owner’s name is not Harvey Ely, then I apologize and retract everything written here. If that is his name then everything stands as written.

Comment Date: 8/5/2006 Name: Fred
Been in there lately. New lanes being installed.

Comment Date: 7/1/2006 Name: Kris
The new owner of Lodi Lanes is the old owner of Sparta Lanes in Sussex County and the current owner of Warwick Lanes in NY. He made a lot of promises in Sparta for like new carpetting, air condition, and to clean up the place. None of them ever came true until Sparta got the new current owners. I’m not saying he won’t make changes here hopefully he will but don’t get to excited until you see them.

Comment Date: 6/23/2006 Name: Chris
WOW i bowled my high school league here I HATE IT dont go here un less u have to it sux its dirty lanes mark the crap out of your ball. NO AC I just wish it gets knocked down so i dont have to bowl there next year.

Comment Date: 6/7/2006 Name: Edward
The A/c hasn’t been fixed in years! I had to cut all of my Jordache Jeans in order to keep cool.

Comment Date: 6/7/2006 Name: Fred
Thank God!!!!! I will be happy to see these current owners get out of the bowling business. They have done nothing good the bowling alley in years. GOOD BYE and good luck.

Comment Date: 6/4/2006 Name: Dave
Heard this place has new OWNERS of the bowling Business. I also heard they are going to clean it up. They even plan on fixing the ceiling tiles and the A/C. Can’t wait to see how it looks. Life is Good!!!!!!!!!

Comment Date: 5/11/2006 Name: Rob Liska
Don’t go here to chill, there’s no A/C. I definitely wouldn’t order French Toast here, sorry Thelma. Go with the Linguini Bolegnese next time! Good stuff! I like Greg. He likes me.

Comment Date: 4/14/2006 Name: greg
I like Eileen one of the owners. She is real helpful and cares about her guests. Talk with her and she will help you out.
I like the food and it is a place to chill and have fun!
plus there is somethhing new about the place which gives it a better feeling. i suggest check it out annd see if you like it.

Comment Date: 4/12/2006 Name: Thelma
I agree with Bruce, only make sure you have exact change because they never have it at the snack bar. And they use cannola oil in their deep fryer, WHO does that?? My french toast was dry too. Other thatn that, I like the shot.

Comment Date: 4/12/2006 Name: Charles
I can’t hit a damn thing in this house. I don’t know if it’s b/c the lanes haven’t been stripped in 50yrs or if it’s the janitorial type key ring I clip to my Garth Brooks belt buckle.

Comment Date: 4/12/2006 Name: Arnold
The place is in much better shape now that they put mats near the urinals. I throw the best lookin straight ball in that house, and my VP’s shoulders are small.

Comment Date: 2/7/2006 Name: Bruce
I bowled here recently and agree somewhat with what others have said. This place can use an update. I found the bowling to be OK, but the overal appearance could be refreshed. The prices are fair though and chances are good you will get a lane. I would never hope for an alley to shut down. If you have been bowling in New Jersery, you know that most places have shut down (Paramus, Interstate, Lucy Strike, Country Club, etc) Can’t afford any more to close! Make it nice and people and families will be there.

Comment Date: 1/10/2006 Name: mowah!
I love this lane, it’s so cheap that even the family from Brunswick can bowl here without a problem! Their prices are cheap and the old lady at the counter is nice, yet the snack bar looks like an old truck stop at that Navada bowling alley. The bar is ok yet their tender never gives you peanuts! What’s the deal?!?! And the bathrooms smell all the time. Thanks

Comment Date: 12/23/2005 Name: Dan
I heard Lodi Lanes is closing down in about 2 years. Thank God! Maybe my bowling team can practice and have games at a better alley. Rob’s on my team and he’s telling like it is.

Comment Date: 12/22/2005 Name: Rob
I play in a high school league at Lodi and it is like a trash can. The lanes are terrible, and the lane/ball return makes my ball so greasy.

Comment Date: 12/12/2005 Name: Joe
The place is a dump. How it stays open is anyone’s guess. Your ball will be tracked after a few games and the lane conditons are from the 1950’s. It’s been in bad shape for many years.

Comment Date: 11/29/2005 Name: Bill Alvarez
Lot of fights in this house. I’m an ex-Canadian football player for the Saskatchewan Riders. Seems like you’re always trying to avoid the machines breaking down or some guy with his sweatshirt tucked into his pants throwing punches at you in this place. Few Fridays ago, I felt like I was back on the Blue Turf! Anyhoot, the lanes are inconsistent and the pretzels are stale.

Comment Date: 10/13/2005 Name: Al Trautwig
Haven’t seen many people who can score on the low side. Except this one guy, forget his name. He has the lanes figured out. He’s always nippin and tugging at his sweat pants. Throws a real nice shot on tough lane conditions.

Comment Date: 10/7/2005 Name: Kissel
My wife, she don’t like your prices.

Comment Date: 9/28/2005 Name: Phil
This year is worse than ever……..I don’t think this place will be open (or should) much longer.

Comment Date: 8/10/2005 Name: John Lignos
You said it Phil! They should just put the pins in the parking lot. Even with all the pot holes, it may be more consistant.

Comment Date: 8/2/2005 Name: Phil
This bowling alley needs some work. It’s not clean or taken care of properly. Never mind the lane conditions. Not worth going to.

Comment Date: 6/13/2005 Name: Joe Lemak
I’ve bowled league for years at Lodi Lanes. I’ve found them to be nice group of people running center. Nice snackbar. Not so busy but price of game lower than most centers around here that charge $4-$5 on a Saturday night. Bar OK too – but no tap beer! Pro shop very knowledgable & balls priced better than most pro shops around. Drilling free if you buy ball from him. Guess he won’t drill ball for nothing (WOULD YOU?) if you don’t buy from him – who pays the rent? Anyway sorry if you can’t make a 10 pin. Practice is cheaper at New Lodi Lanes – Try it! You could get better. Otherwise not as bad as some say.

Comment Date: 3/8/2005 Name: Cappy M
Hey Tom, you did go to Lodi New Jersey correct? They put the oil on with a mop. Nice and consistent! The pro-shop wants $70 to drill a ball not purchased there. Straight bowlers feed off these lanes, b/c there is no consistency. However, if you bowl on the high side it is a different story. They should really try oiling both sides and getting pins from this century on the low side.

Comment Date: 12/18/2004 Name: Miller Galvis
I think you should have your pictures posted here.
Thank You.

Comment Date: 11/18/2004 Name: Tom Maggiore
This center is an older wood lane center kept in good condition. It has Qubica Scoring and includes ball speed display, which I found helpful. They host parties and are very helpful at the desk. Over all it was a good place to bowl-easy shot long oil patterns, average carry. Nothing much to complain about unless you are not a very good bowler. A little too slick for a straight ball bowler-lower ball speeds(Older bowlers & young kids) will benifit from the oil. It also has a nice Pro Shop-good prices & selection & open every weekday. Bar & Snackbar are OK. I give it an overall 4.

Comment Date: 8/1/2004 Name: Mike Mergner
These lanes s*ck – never bowl here. They are drenched in oil and the lanes are dirty and old. The ball return is retro – meaning it is one ball wide and extends to the foul line so you can’t hit the 10 pin on the right side. I hated bowling high school there, big mistake – do not bowl there.

Comment Date: 7/17/2004 Name: ?
I think you should have your prices listed on this page! It will be a lot more helpful.
–Thank you

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