Tenpin Lanes

Tenpin Lanes

  Name: Tenpin Lanes  
  Address: 1 Rustic Mall  
  City: Manville  
  State: NJ  
  Zip: 08835  
  Phone: (908) 526-4040  
  Hours: Varies – Call center  
  Lane Type:  
  Pro Shop: No  
  Comments: Located off main street in Rustic Mall (behind the Dunkin Donuts).  
How Does Tenpin Lanes Rate?
Votes:    115
Lanes: Actual Value is 1.9Actual Value is 1.9
Food: Actual Value is 1.6Actual Value is 1.6
Price: Actual Value is 1.9Actual Value is 1.9
Fun: Actual Value is 1.9Actual Value is 1.9
Overall: Actual Value is 1.8Actual Value is 1.8
 All bowling center ratings are the opinions of visitors to this web site and do not reflect the feelings and opinions of
Tenpin Lanes CommentsAdd your comment

Comment Date: 8/19/2011 Name: Anonymous
This place is terrible.
1) It is extremely dirty. After just playing half a game your hands will be very noticeably gray. Balls are very grimy, which gets distracting as you bowl.
2) The machines are crap. Half the lanes are broken at any given time. Balls always get stuck. You have to mash the buttons on the computers to enter anything. Pins frequently don’t reset.
3) Sound system is broken too, as with everything else. It will hurt your ears.
One more thing I want to add is that their machines left a huge scratch in my bowling ball. They were unable to do anything about it.
If you want cheap bowling, then go here. But it will not be enjoyable.

Comment Date: 7/12/2011 Name: lisa 7/5/2011
I recently took a 6, 4, and 1 year old there. The outside is scary, but inside is surpringly clean and well-run. Behind the counter was a family-oriented woman who was being helped by her own son. There was a game room and snack bar. The place was virtually deserted and the management suggested using a ramp for my 4 year old. We would definitely go back. Try it! Don’t be scared by the area!

Comment Date: 8/27/2010 Name: Anonymous
A dump

Comment Date: 8/11/2010 Name: Anonymous
R.I.P. Tenpin Lanes officially closed

Comment Date: 8/13/2009 Name: Anonymous
New game room that is also set up to host birthday parties!

Comment Date: 7/11/2009 Name: jimi mcprip
i go there often. serice is ok… needs a snack bar… and newer machines. bowling balls are ok but the lanes and machines need fixing. wenever the pins are set down. theres always a pin or two that starts down. rate:::: 4 out of ten stars

Comment Date: 11/11/2007 Name: Anonymous
food is great? Snack bar was closed 2 years ago??

Comment Date: 9/14/2007 Name: Dustin
amazing lanes. Owner really helpful. Desk staff and maintenance crew are friendly and helpful at every turn. Bathrooms are clean, food is great!

Comment Date: 7/5/2007 Name: anonymous
Overall experience is a disaster. This place lacks a managern & owner that cares & understands bowling. The lanes & equipment are old(1962). If you use your own ball it might get damaged. Lane maintenance – they do not know what lane oil is for. It should be on the lane to help protect it but they might put some on there once a week during the summer. Snack bar – was closed some time ago and never reopened. Looke very dirty. Bar – if they have anything in stock it would be a miracle. They have young people running the desk that try to help but they need a manager (that is never there) to answer the questions. This place needs to be replaced but with owners & manager that cares about the game. You can have your parties / open bowling and league play if it is run correctly. This establishment would rather have their parties or open bowling. They don’t understand that leagues are consistant incoming money each week. This place needs major work…. but probably won’t be around much longer.

Comment Date: 5/10/2007 Name: carli
UMM where to start. STOP THE SMOKING!! i hate walking in that smoke filled place, but its the only alley around me! PLAY SOME MUSIC! you need to play music on a reg basis for people to enjoy while bowling. HAVE MORE TIME FOR NON-LEAGUES! people bowl for fun sometimes too! Overall, this place blows, but i go there to bowl sadly.

Comment Date: 7/22/2006 Name: anonymous
Place is getting worse every day. Owner never available and his son “The Manager” is as useless as — well you know the old saying. Bathrooms still dirty as is most of the building. Snack bar closed by Board of Health in February, still hasn’t reopened. As for equipment –still no upgrades. Pins are so old they fall apart on the lanes. Advise, to avoid damaging your bowling equipment, use house balls.

Comment Date: 2/24/2006 Name: BAArKA
The owners are inconsiderate and in my view border on trailer trash. The bathrooms are the most disgusting thing I have ever seen. The proshop is open like once a year. Also, most of their equipment, including bumpers and computers, are outdated and/or broken.

Comment Date: 2/16/2006 Name: Katie =)
Good, but not great. The alley’s are nice, but the key pads on the computers don’t work 100% of the time.
GOOD THOUGH!!!!! GO TO TENPIN LANES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment Date: 1/17/2006 Name: anonymous
Owner needs to get involved. Doesn’t appear as if he cares if the place falls down or his customers are unhappy. New Management and a little investment in repair is needed.

Comment Date: 11/12/2005 Name: mike dunhill
this place is the rason im falling hyeschool. if it wasnt round my town i wood be the smartest thing living but every fryday and satorday insted of studyin i go bowling.

Comment Date: 2/5/2005 Name: Let me have a Beck’s please
Let me just say that this alley is fair at best, It could benefit from renovations inside and out, Despite its ramshackle semiabandoned pole barn appearence and the debris behind the building bordering on train tracks as well as the now depressed and mostly vacant strip mall it shares real estate with I am inclined to rate it with three stars, The general service within is good, It is very popular with the local teams and nearby residents. Still, it could use some general renovations and updating.

Comment Date: 7/22/2004 Name: Anonymous
This place s*cks!!! Nothing is good. The prices are way too high. There is never any head oil and most of the time there is no back end (except on Tuesdays). The building looks like it’s ready to fall apart. The keypads barely work. The service mostly ok, but no names, is the worst manager ever. Until the place or someone starts to take care of it this place is a dive!!!
Thank you for your time and consideration!!!

Comment Date: 7/14/2004 Name: Anonymous
What a dive. Equipment always breaking down. Service not great. They expect desk personell to fix equipment problems. Pins are dead. Scoring way down. Autoscoring ok but keypads need replacing.

Comment Date: 1/28/2004 Name: Anonymous
Nice lanes. Great and easy scoring. New shoes. Bathrooms a bit old. No smoking during family bowling which is a plus.

Comments about Tenpin Lanes, good and bad, are the opinions of visitors to this website and do not reflect the feelings and opinions of This section is the result of the immense feedback from website visitors who have felt a need to express their positive and negative experinces about a particular bowling center. No entry to this list will be posted until verified by a real person to ensure that NO vulgarity is posted. However, we WILL NOT censor a visitor’s comments about a negative experience and invite the centers to post their response.