Anastasia Bowling Lanes

Anastasia Bowling Lanes

  Name: Anastasia Bowling Lanes  
  Address: 3245 A1A South  
  City: St. Augustine  
  State: FL  
  Zip: 32080  
  Phone: (904) 471-3565  
  Hours: see website  
  Lane Type:  
  Pro Shop: No  
  Comments: New Scoring systems in place. Looking very good.Please come and see us.  
How Does Anastasia Bowling Lanes Rate?
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Price: Actual Value is 3.7Actual Value is 3.7Actual Value is 3.7Actual Value is 3.7
Fun: Actual Value is 3.9Actual Value is 3.9Actual Value is 3.9Actual Value is 3.9
Overall: Actual Value is 3.8Actual Value is 3.8Actual Value is 3.8Actual Value is 3.8
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Anastasia Bowling Lanes Comments

Comment Date: 4/4/2012 Name: Thomas
With all the negative comments regarding this Ida person, why is she still employed there?
And if this is really just a tax write-off for the owner, why in hell would anyone go there and spend ANY Money knowing this?
After reading all of the reviews, I will NEVER bring my family there for ANY reason.
Finally, the IRS is cracking down on tax fraud, and may penalize establishments purposely trying to show a loss in order to avoid taxes.

Comment Date: 3/15/2012 Name: Gladys
Came here using my groupon that I purchased. This included 4 games, 2 shoe rentals, 2 pizzas, and a pitcher of beer/soda. Somehow this place has accomplished something I did not know was possible. I ordered my pizza and somehow they managed to burn the crust yet the cheese was not melted. HORRIBLE pizza. Took one bite and returned it back to the counter. Only thing good I can say about this place is that they provide bowling which in itself is fun. Can’t say anything good about the service or the facility, however. Had purchased 4 games of bowling with the groupon buy only 2 games were set up for our lane. After our two games were over had to go back up to the counter to ask for our other two games we had paid for.

Comment Date: 8/8/2011 Name: Anonymous
I have been bowling here since 2000. I LOVE this place!! Many changes have happened, yes & all for the better! I started going as a teen for Cosmic Bowling; went there on dates; got married & we brought our kids to cosmic bowling even when all they did was sleep in a blanket lol! Now our family has two young bowlers + two little sleepers and we still keep coming! Costs can be “high” but that’s only if you don’t plan with the specials. We always check the specials and plan around that… makes a GREAT family outing!! 🙂 And everyone has always been really nice to us – even when we keep having to pester them b/c our little bowlers refuse the bumpers and their balls keep getting stuck in the gutter. 🙂

Comment Date: 5/8/2011 Name: Anonymous
We went bowling yesterday, 5/7/11, and were pleasantly surprised. This facility has come full circle. Clean, updated restrooms, new carpet, new scoring systems and monitors, etc. Nice, clean facility!

Comment Date: 3/28/2011 Name: Anonymous
All these comments are negative, its a great place to have fun.

Comment Date: 3/28/2011 Name: Anonymous
You guys are all negative. its a place to have fun with your friends, If you do that it doesn’t matter what the place looks like.

Comment Date: 1/29/2011 Name: brad
better than last time i was there with new restrooms, still has a long way to go. Balls and shoes are terrible, carpet speaks for itself.

Comment Date: 1/17/2011 Name: John Coward
$4.25 per game for a senior citizen is out of sight. Back home we bowl in a 40 lane alley all updated and a beautiful ball returns and interior for $1.25 a game for senior citizens.

Comment Date: 8/27/2010 Name: CA
The new scoring machines are in!!! WOW how cool ya’ gotta check it out. Thurs are fun for whole famaily!! Heard the carpet is next AND then new furniture.

Comment Date: 8/20/2010 Name: needs a job
umm you need new ceiling tiles!!!

Comment Date: 7/30/2010 Name: anon…
They need to get new balls and get rid of Ida. If she’s half of what the custmers say…she should be let go. She should not be ones first encounter and in charge of meet n greet. BUT the place is much improved.

Comment Date: 7/30/2010 Name: Jeff
The place is GREATLY improved. New roof, paint, lanes and restrooms. What used to be in poor condition is now nice. The carpet is the only thing in so so shape—it’s my understanding that it’ll be replaced soon.

Comment Date: 5/22/2010 Name: Christian
I have just read the previous commets. I am currently headed to Anastasia Bowling lanes to experience the experiences I just read about…lol. Sounds like Ida is a (deleted) ut I will draw my own conclusion. Hopes she likes my dry humor.

Comment Date: 3/22/2010 Name: Gainesville_bowler
Can’t wait to see how these lanes are when I come down for a few days. One question about how much does it cost to bowl a game or two?

Comment Date: 3/12/2010 Name: Anonymous
No one should be afraid to come to Anastasia Lanes, the staff is pleasant and the restrooms are just fine….come see for yourself

Comment Date: 2/27/2010 Name: QBKall
Guys I’m like really scared. Me and my bestieee are goin’ cosmic bowling tonight and this makes me not want not to go. I guess we’ll still go but i’m scared to meet Ida.

Comment Date: 2/12/2010 Name: Anonymous
What time does cosmic bowling start ?

Comment Date: 1/22/2010 Name: leslee
go piss outside geesh

Comment Date: 1/16/2010 Name: Jenny
Is this place that bad that all there is to comment on is the bathrooms?

Comment Date: 8/20/2009 Name: Anonymous
true the bathrooms are getting better.. I saw them my self.. So the old bowlers should try to come by and see the bathroom… And see the inprovemnt of the place

Comment Date: 8/17/2009 Name: Denise, General Manager of Anastasia Lanes
For all of those who didn’t believe that the restrooms would be remodeled….you should see for yourself. The men’s room is nearly complete and the ladies room is next. Oh yeah, once the restrooms are completely done, the new carpet will be installed. I do not say something unless I know it to be true. We are looking for make the center more presentable for everyone to enjoy. Come see for yourself.

Comment Date: 8/13/2009 Name: Douglas
To everyone out there the bathrooms are in mid renovations I have been involved in the process the mens bathroom should be complete in a week or so then the womens bathroom will be getting its makeover so come and see for your self

Comment Date: 7/18/2009 Name: Anonymous
place s*ck’s my team is not comming back.. We are giong to palm coast or jax see ya.. Yes the bathrooms wont be done.sure thats what they said last year…..

Comment Date: 7/13/2009 Name: Kayla

Comment Date: 7/12/2009 Name: Tony
not sure what all the fuss is about, yes the bathrooms are bad, but as promised they have already fixed the roof and now the bathrooms are being worked on…. the manager said the place would be better by the fall leagues and so far it seems she’s telling the truth.. we will bowl there…… the staff is great and the place is clean

Comment Date: 7/12/2009 Name: happy bowler 🙂
We went to Anastasia Lanes on my sons 8th birthday and had a blast. He brought a lot of friends and family. The price was right for $10 for the 2 hours. It is an older facility, but the kids never knew it. The staff was polite and very helpful. It was NOTHING like the reviews that I read before we went. I am sure it is not a state of the art facility- but for kids or a family just wanting to have a good time… It was great. It was so fun watching all of them bowl and laugh at themselves. It was really cute because they had floresent colored balls and it was dark with red lazer type lights everywhere. We made reservations ahead of time, so we didnt have to wait. I just thought some should read a nice positive comment. We would def. take the kids back.

Comment Date: 7/10/2009 Name: Anonymous
we went wed night for cosmic bowling and it was so much fun! we had a large group and all the employees were pleasent. we really had a great time.

Comment Date: 6/25/2009 Name: Someone who cares
To all people who are disappointed and disgusted in going to the Anastasia Bowling Lane here in St.. Augustine, why don’t you try the bowling lane at Palm Coast. My friends and I together with our kids went there last month and we had a great time. The price rates are very reasonable, the diner has a lot of great selections and great prices too! So try this one. It is a very clean place and the staff are very friendly too. They even have a helper tool for the very young kids to slide their bowling ball. One more thing, the atmosphere is like, you feel you are really playing in a professional bowling championship lane. Enjoy!

Comment Date: 6/19/2009 Name: anonymous
after reading everyones comments it sounds like nobody can use their ownjudgement about anything. its like everyone has to fit in with everyone else and not be there own person and making up there own minds. its like a childs game everyone has to copy everyone else. yes i have been to anastasia lanes and i will continue to go cause my family and i enjoy going. the staff is wonderful and the sure know how to do there jobs well. so if your looking to have fun anastasia lanes would be the place and as for sara s sounds like you and half the others just need to follow rules and as for you sara you need to go back to school.

Comment Date: 5/27/2009 Name: league bowler
Well i know my bowling team will not be comming back next year…I guess we will go to jax for leagues… the bathroom look nasty..And you said you would have them done before the league started..And aslo the lanes meachine are not in good working order.. When they breack you go to the next one and that does not work whre do you go.. So we will not be back next year…

Comment Date: 5/3/2009 Name: Anonymous
Even though the facility is older and needs renovations you can see the staff really trys. I suggest that before anyone makes a final judgement about this facility they should actually try it.

Comment Date: 4/26/2009 Name: Kay
Guess I should have listened to the reviews. This place was horrible! I was under the assumption that possibly, this place was in the process of being renovated. The bathrooms were worse than any service station bathroom. Could use a visit from a health inspector. Ball kept getting stuck in ball return. Good thing I brought my own shoes! None of the balls had the weights on them, or were categorized by any weight class. Vending machines had no prices on sodas, etc. Worst “automatic” scoring system/computer setup I had ever seen. Paid for 4 games, had to leave after 2 – and that was pushing it. Wanted money back, but only got 2 free game coupons for another visit. No thanks! I won’t be back, and suggest to anyone reading this…DO NOT GO!!!

Comment Date: 4/20/2009 Name: breezy baby
okayy, i’ve only been there once & the bowling ball got stuck on the lane thingy cause there was soda on the bowling ball from like 20 million years ago! ewww . & dont get me started on the consession, it wasnt even. we had too wlk too a corner store after the game cuss of how thristy we was ! ughh, this place freakin s*cks. srry for the grammer that isnt exactly correct but ayy this place is not the domb it is janky !

Comment Date: 3/25/2009 Name: K.C.
I used to bowl at Anastasia Lanes occasionally until I moved away from St. Augustine back in the mid-1990’s. Back then, it was the only bowling center around. It was also a dilapidated dump. Based on most of these comments, I see that nothing has changed. Sad.

Comment Date: 2/26/2009 Name: JOE
This bowling alley is just “so, so YUCKY”…. I’ve seen better bowling conditions in “Calcutta, India”. I’m sure that’s where the owner is from.
Did anyone have a chance to GOOGLE as to how sick you can get from mold?
This place should be shut down by the City of St. Augustine Beach and St. Augustine!

Comment Date: 2/23/2009 Name: Denise
In response to Sarah S from 2/12/09. I am sorry your experience at Anastasia Lanes was not pleasureable. Just to explain a few facts, the cost of open bowling is different than those of Cosmic Bowling. If you need further details about the pricing, please contact us. In regards to the attire, this will be addressed, as for feeling as though you were followed into the ladies room, it is our responsibility to make sure their is no under age drinking and generally this occurs in the restrooms. It is not our policy to make anyone feel uncomfortable. If you wish to speak to me in person in regards to this matter, please call me at (904) 471-3565. Thank you, Denise (General Manager)

Comment Date: 2/12/2009 Name: Mrs.Sarah S.
Last sat. night me and a group of people went bowling at anastasia. I read the comments on this website before i went and figured i would make my own mind up about the place. well i was very up set from the time i walked in the door i was greated my a b*tch who i would later learn it was the famous Ida. she was taking the money from the table in the door way. i notice the price went up for cosmo bowling, when my husband ask her where to pay she would not answer. to keep the story short after bowling my group of 4 played pool in the bar area and had some drinks when me and my friend (both of age to drink) went to the bath room ida decided to follow us and stand in the door way and i guess watch us? im old enough to go to the bath room by my self thank you very much. when i told the bar tender i had heard some neg. stuff about her he told me it didnt suprise him and i asked for a number for the owner and they said he wouldnt care the bowling place is just a tax write off. it was a dirty,expensive, rude place. they went up on there prices and the manager wheres a camo jacket to her work place with a {deleted} mood to match, i have nothing against camo i my self wear it but i have a little more common since not to wear it if i was in charge it just looks bad.(sorry for the spelling and writting errors in a hurry)
unpleased bowler

Comment Date: 1/23/2009 Name: Family of 5
After reading the comments We feel this is not the establishment I want to spend my money at. Jax here we come 🙂

Comment Date: 1/18/2009 Name: hr
was going to go bowling tomorrow!! guess not!! i will go to jax! thanks for all the comments

Comment Date: 1/16/2009 Name: anoynomous
i have not even went yet i was going to go tonight but i think i’ll go to Jacksonville it sounds ridiculous and i would not be able to keep my mouth shut when you work somewhere you are supposed to have alot of respect for your customors thats the only reason you get paid if you don’t have business you don’t make money sounds pretty pathetic to me!!!!

Comment Date: 1/11/2009 Name: Anonymous
It is no wonder the staff and management at Anastasia Bowling Lanes has such poor customer service. Look how the GM responded to Lisa’s complaint. I have been a manager in the hospitality industry for just over 11 years, and you can tell by Lisa’s comments, and by the GM’s response that it’s not about what your excuse or reason for the problem is, it is all about how you help the customer move forward and past the issue. It is obvious that the employees and management of Anastasia Bowling Lanes suffer from the same problem I’m seeing more & more; they have an “Us vs. Them” mentality. To these employees, the customers are a nuisance. We all understand rules are rules, but this GM could have handled this differently, and her attitude (as the saying goes) “rolls down hill” to the rest of the management staff and their employees.

Comment Date: 1/6/2009 Name: Denise, General Manager of Anastasia Lanes
In regards to the comments by Lisa and her experience at Anastasia Lanes. I am truly sorry that she felt her experience was unpleasant, but in regards to the issue of not having ID and being of age, it is our responsibility that anyone who appears to be under the age of 35 must be asked to show proof of age. If they do not have ID they will not be served. As for the light weight bowling balls, our establishment provides light weight bowling balls according to age. There are however, light weight bowling balls for the adults located on the bowling racks for the general public to use. It is not that our establishments “doesn’t care”, it is however laws and rules we are obligated to follow.

Comment Date: 1/6/2009 Name: anonymous
Yes i know what you me the bathrooms are really nasty…They will never do any thing about it..The price are so bad..To bad this is the only bowling alley…Maybe they need a good one..So this will be my lat time bowling there..Im giong some where that have nice bathromms so you can go to the bathroom..The owner should sell or do someting about it.. I give this bowling alley a f and a 1 thank you

Comment Date: 11/20/2008 Name: Anonymous
The manager is very unprofessional with her attitude and her appearance. I love bowling but I will not return to Anastasia Bowling Lanes.

Comment Date: 11/20/2008 Name: Lisa
I am a new resident in St. Augustine and decided along with my fianc� and some family to try out the Anastasia Bowling Lanes. Upon walking in, we all got the feeling that we were not wanted immediately. The manager, Ida, turned to the young associate working with her and said “You take them”. After paying for an hour of bowling, we got set up at our lane and headed to bar for a cocktail. Everyone is over the legal drinking age, but unfortunately my fianc� did not have his wallet with him. He is 26 years of age. The bartender refused to serve him and then proceeded to “cut off” our entire lane after one round. She told my fianc� that she “doesn’t care who he is or where he’s from, she reserves the right to not serve anyone, including someone she just doesn’t like”. When he asked her if he should go home and get his wallet, she replied “I don’t care, go ahead, I’ll be closed down by the time you get back here”. Needless to say, everyone in our group was extremely dissatisfied thus far, however it got worse. A female bowler in our party who weighs 104 pounds was refused a light ball because she is over the age of 12. This was at 11:30 pm on a Saturday night; there were no children in the facility. Rules are rules, but I guess the lack of concern for their customers is what really turned us off. Our lane also broke numerous times and after being told that they are open until 1 am, Ida and her associate began stacking chairs and closing down everything around us at midnight. We decided to leave before our first game was even over; that is how unpleasant of an experience it was. At that point, I was the only calm and collected person in our group, so I tried to talk to the employees regarding the events of the evening. I asked how I could get in touch with the owner of the establishment and received this answer…”we don’t have the owner’s number and the owner is never here”. I told Ida that the entire night was a disappointment from start to finish and she responded “I don’t care”. Anyone who holds the title MANAGER in any business should ALWAYS CARE. I apologize for the length of this comment, but after what I experienced at Anastasia Bowling Lanes, I felt compelled to get my points across.

Comment Date: 10/30/2008 Name: Anonymous
Anastasia Bowling Lanes is rediculous! You cannot have a kid ball unless your a certain age which is stupid because some older kids have small figures in which is hard to find a regular ball. The managment is rude and she be terminated. Also they wont let us use bumpers. They also need more shoes for as much as they charge they should have plenty of money to provide new shoes instead of those old raggedy ones that they have had for a million years!!!

Comment Date: 6/12/2008 Name: VJ
Anastasia Bowling Lanes has enabled me to purchase a Father’s Day gift certificate allowing him to do something he truly enjoys at a place where the staff knows him by name and treats him well!!! Thank you!!

Comment Date: 3/27/2008 Name: ashley c
Mr. Bowler Guy, you sound like a real winner…..

Comment Date: 1/21/2008 Name: anonymous
apparently… the answer is five.

Comment Date: 12/29/2007 Name: Anonymous
How many times can use “experience” in a sentence?

Comment Date: 11/19/2007 Name: Mr. Bowler Guy
Anastasia Lanes is the worst bowling experience I’ve ever experienced in my many bowling experiences. And I am an experienced bowler with lots of experience.

Comment Date: 8/25/2007 Name: Anonymous
Even though this center is older, you can see the improvements the center is slowly making towards becoming more of a family center. They have synthetic lanes, and now have new pins. The staff is pleasant, and pricing is fair. They have a great family package available for rainy days, and specials every day. Not a state of the art center, but definitely an enjoyable family outing.

Comment Date: 6/15/2007 Name: Wiz
The lanes are OK, but the pinsetters on some of the lanes are horrendously broke sometimes you start of with only 6 out of 10 pins or you’ll bowl 3 strikes in the tenth frame and you get 0 points. Also the hand dryers on some of the lanes are broke (as in smashed off the ball return) and the approach is a little crowded for my taste. Half of the rental balls are busted enough to be tossed yet the live on to torture new bowlers (buy a ball ). The pro shop is by appointment only, so there no window shopping happening here. It is however pretty fun and the ONLY bowling alley in the area so there’s little to be done about it.

Comment Date: 7/9/2006 Name: scott
they got new lanes ..Maybe the old bowlers find out about the new lanes. they might come back and bowl… Its was ok and this is a pro bowler.. So i think it was ok.. Hope to see more old bowlers back bowling there agian…

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