Valley Center Bowl

Valley Center Bowl

  Name: Valley Center Bowl  
  Address: 1081 South Main Street  
  City: Salinas  
  State: CA  
  Zip: 93901  
  Phone: (831) 422-9031  
  Hours: 9am-Midnite Daily  
  Lane Type:  
  Pro Shop: No  
  Food: None  
How Does Valley Center Bowl Rate?
Votes:    147
Lanes: Actual Value is 3.8Actual Value is 3.8Actual Value is 3.8Actual Value is 3.8
Food: Actual Value is 3Actual Value is 3Actual Value is 3
Price: Actual Value is 3.1Actual Value is 3.1Actual Value is 3.1Actual Value is 3.1
Fun: Actual Value is 3.9Actual Value is 3.9Actual Value is 3.9Actual Value is 3.9
Overall: Actual Value is 3.7Actual Value is 3.7Actual Value is 3.7Actual Value is 3.7
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Valley Center Bowl Comments

Comment Date: 7/6/2011 Name: Mom of 3
Wow! I am amazed at what the bowling alley looks like now compared to what it looked like before. My kids had a blast bowling and playing for 2 hours in the new game room, and food was actually really really good! Happy to see something in Salinas that my whole family can enjoy. The staff was so helpful and nice that we will definitely be back.

Comment Date: 5/17/2011 Name: People like to give me a hard time…:)
i went bowling with a group of friends on saturday 14. We did the friends and family game night and it was suuuuuuuuper fun!!! the staff was funny and there was this one guy who told me stories about his recent fights with customers. he was sooo funny!! and he introduced me to himself, but i feel bad cuz i forgot his name!!! :(..GOOD SERVICE!!!!

Comment Date: 4/18/2011 Name: Family of 5
My family and I had a great time bowling. The place looks great. Luv the sports bar!!! What was nice was hanging out after bowling while the kids played in the new game room. Better than Chucky Cheese. Your staff was great. We’ll be telling our friends about our great experience.

Comment Date: 3/30/2011 Name: local bowler
If you spent all this money on the bowl, why didnt you put it in the pinsetters? They run terrible!!! lanes are crap also!!If I was the bank I would of looked at your bowl and then for sure not have given you a loan to what you call.. Renovate the center! You should go back to school leslie or get out of the bowling period! You have the worst running bowl I have ever seen!!!!

Comment Date: 9/5/2010 Name: mom
I went into the bowling alley with my family; we all had a blast. Jessie was great with my children. The bathrooms look great! The bowling alley really needs air-conditioning.

Comment Date: 8/27/2010 Name: Lynette
I’ve been there a few times during the weekend after 6pm
Or so and there’s been a short red head and a tall Thin young man working they were both very rude and when the man reached to give us our shoes he threw them at us. But when I went on a Sunday morning a couple of Sundays ago there was a young woman working. She had curlie hair, a total sweetheart. Helped us set up the lane with no hesitation.
Very sweet girl.

Comment Date: 6/9/2010 Name: bob marley
I think the bowling place will be better if u can smoke Weed there. Bowling is AWSOME when ur HIGH….

Comment Date: 6/5/2010 Name: SK
I go here quite a lot and I think the center itself is great…but they really should reevaluate the kind of people who representative them. The regular staff is friendly and fun. But there’s the redhead that comes in every now and then who acts like she is above everyone. She tries to smile and fake her kindness but I have seen and heard her really not be too kind to everyone around her. Her comments are offensive and she just plain thinks she is better than others. I just really think she needs to spend more time on herself and the staff would He perfect.

Comment Date: 5/13/2010 Name: KT
i just called to ask questions about a birthday party, and was greeted and helped with great courtesy…thanks so much Kristi (sorry if i spelled your name wrong)

Comment Date: 4/5/2010 Name: Ha, ha
The place itself is fine, but the kind of people who go there now are the reason that everyone else stopped going. I don’t buy food there, it’s too much. And pool prices ARE getting outrageous. But it’s fun for the young ones!

Comment Date: 3/4/2010 Name: Chip
Great place but they need to keep the music in beat of a versatile crowd. Hip Hop doesn’t work for everyone.

Comment Date: 11/24/2009 Name: Wes Hampster
I thought the alley was a great place to hangout and the bartender Dan was great and played great music. The manager Dave was awsome and made sure my whole group had a fun. I give it two thumbs up!!

Comment Date: 9/25/2009 Name: Anonymous
The customer service over the phone was great. It was a man who answered both times I called to get information about times and prices and he was very pleasant and helpful. Looking forward to bowling there with my kids! Prices were resonable as well. Bowling is a positive way to have fun in Salinas!

Comment Date: 8/2/2009 Name: cool
The prices for bowling are to high they should lower them

Comment Date: 7/14/2009 Name: LJ
The bowling alley it self if fine, good for kids. But the girl I spoke to on the phone was a little rude. I was asking her about prices, and I guess I passed my limit after 3 short questions and her comment to me was “is that it” before I was done speaking. Someone needs to learn some customer service skills.

Comment Date: 4/10/2009 Name: goofy
well i just wanted 2 say that the bowling place is a awsome place i mean im in a bowling league and its not half bad. except for the poor security that they have in the parking lot and what not i mean my car got broke into and they took everything out and they only had 1 camera they should have more than 1 out there.

Comment Date: 10/22/2007 Name: s.main
i think its a great place to hang out with friends and great fun for kids, but the customer service is lowzy and needs a lot of work.their food is way to expensive and not worth it.

Comment Date: 4/1/2006 Name: hello
the bowling is good for kids party’s and good for just plan fun quick trips for the children

Comment Date: 5/15/2004 Name: CJ
Lanes are very inconsistent. They clean their lanes so much that you need a very hard surfaced bowling ball to keep the hooking of the ball down. The old Brunswick machines cannot handle the oil on the lanes without breaking down, hence the dryness of the lanes.

Comment Date: 4/11/2004 Name: AnTh3nY
The pool prices on weekends are outrageous !

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