Bel Mateo Bowl

Bel Mateo Bowl

  Name: Bel Mateo Bowl  
  Address: 4330 Olympic Avenue  
  City: San Mateo  
  State: CA  
  Zip: 94403  
  Phone: (650) 341-2616  
  Hours: Mon 9a-12a, Tue-Sat 9a-1a and Sun 9a-11p  
  Lanes: 24  
  Lane Type: Synthetic  
  Pro Shop: Yes  
  Food: Snack Bar  
How Does Bel Mateo Bowl Rate?
Votes:    223
Lanes: Actual Value is 4.4Actual Value is 4.4Actual Value is 4.4Actual Value is 4.4Actual Value is 4.4
Food: Actual Value is 2.8Actual Value is 2.8Actual Value is 2.8
Price: Actual Value is 3.8Actual Value is 3.8Actual Value is 3.8Actual Value is 3.8
Fun: Actual Value is 4.4Actual Value is 4.4Actual Value is 4.4Actual Value is 4.4Actual Value is 4.4
Overall: Actual Value is 4.3Actual Value is 4.3Actual Value is 4.3Actual Value is 4.3Actual Value is 4.3
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Bel Mateo Bowl Comments

Comment Date: 6/12/2008 Name: George
Wow, I remember seeing Grandpa and he use to help me with bowling even though I wasn’t in a league and he isn’t there anymore, I loved that guy

Comment Date: 5/31/2008 Name: brianda
i want a free little card thing!!! i want t0 g0 b0wling!! damit. =( say n0 t0 drugs say yes t0 b0wling!! g000000!!!!!!!! b0wling!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment Date: 5/31/2008 Name: brianda
heyy!! y0u guys y0ur fun2spare thing d0esnt w0rk!! what the hell?! :0

Comment Date: 4/8/2008 Name: Just Passing Through
In the mid-90’s my son celebrated his 8th and 9th birthdays here. The staff was wonderful! They gave my son a bowling pin with his name and the year on it with a bunch of balloons and a pen for all his friends to sign their names. He still cherishes these! I have a lot of fond memories of this place and other bowling alleys will have to live up to them.

Comment Date: 2/22/2008 Name: Suzie
I love Bel Mateo! They really fixed it up! I’ve had so much fun there over the years! I’m so sad about Grandpa, he gave my my first bowling ball a few years ago, and I really enjoyed his time there. Thanks Bel Mateo!

Comment Date: 1/30/2008 Name: Pat Healy
when I truly think of bowling, I think of Grandpa. Bel-Mateo is going to have to fight Grandpa in court because of his dismissal from the company. most of my friends have stopped supporting Bel-Mateo, and I now go to mel’s bowl in Redwood City (across from target!) I am outraged that anyone would say such things about the nicest guy around! get a life dude, besides, life isn’t all about getting a good deal. it is about a fun atmosphere!

Comment Date: 10/29/2007 Name: supp789
Wow. Lady, you need to chill out. Stuff happens, and face it.. when you get OLD and people start callin you “Grandpa” ???.. it might be time for a change of scenery. I think bel mateo bowl is pretty rad and yeah, $1 beer nights are the best!!

Comment Date: 9/17/2007 Name: Megan Guthrie
I have a disabled daughter, Grandpa was the coach of lil orbit league. He embraced us like family. No one better than him. He has been a fixture there. Now Tommy and new management have been trying to get rid of him. Well last Friday he was fired. No longer will we ever support Bel Mateo Bowl. Why would anyone have the BAD sense to fire the man behind what makes things magical. Without grandpa there is no reason to go. I think they made a fatal mistake! Alot of people like me will NOT be back ever. Bad choice to fire Grandpa!
Megan, Thomas and Abby

Comment Date: 6/4/2007 Name: Big Bob
I have bowled @ BelMateo for years thru various owners. Always has been a great gathering spot with fun times. Recently been upgraded with a new lease signing. New lanes installed and upgraded scoring, with lots of entertaining activities. NO I do not work there!!!:)

Comment Date: 4/15/2007 Name: Joe
I like this place, but never get a pizza. You can smell is burn when anyone orders one. Tastes like burnt cardboard too. Other than crappy pizza I love this place. $1 beers = fun

Comment Date: 3/16/2006 Name: Mike
WOW! Can you get any better? Newly remodeled game room, lanes, scoring. Employees are great too! Great place to bowl and just have fun!

Comment Date: 9/19/2005 Name: David
I used to bowl in Junior Leagues in the mid 80’s here. You would keep score with paper and pencil. I believe it’s auto scorers now. The place was a dump back then- I have no idea how it is now! Haven’t been there in ages or even lived in the bay area in a while.

Comment Date: 9/13/2005 Name: Adriene
This is a rare find! A fun place to bowl AND a great old time bowling alley with a killer cocktail lounge.

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