Thunderbird Bowling

Thunderbird Bowling

  Name: Thunderbird Bowling  
  Address: 1251 Pine Lake Road  
  City: La Porte  
  State: IN  
  Zip: 46350  
  Phone: (219) 362-3555  
  Hours: 10:00am to Midnight  
  Lane Type:  
  Pro Shop: No  
  Comments: 24 lane house. Full service restraunt and tavern.
Well known for it’s high scoring. Food is all fresh homemade. Offers bowling specials almost every day.
How Does Thunderbird Bowling Rate?
Votes:    36
Lanes: Actual Value is 1.9Actual Value is 1.9
Food: Actual Value is 1.9Actual Value is 1.9
Price: Actual Value is 1.8Actual Value is 1.8
Fun: Actual Value is 1.7Actual Value is 1.7
Overall: Actual Value is 1.8Actual Value is 1.8
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Thunderbird Bowling Comments

Comment Date: 3/14/2011 Name: Anonymous
Well, it happened: the owner past away last November. The place is in Probate Court. So who knows if T-Bird will be around any more after settling all claims against the place. It is a crying shame.

Comment Date: 9/28/2010 Name: Bob
Contrary, to what any one else has said negative about the food here. They are wrong. The food here is good and reasonable priced: MUCH BETTER THAN MOST BOWLING CENTERS. The owners have said repeatedly, “If you get a bad meal here, let us know and we WILL make it right or give you your money back .” They seem to mean it. Overall experience here has always been good. If you drink too much alcohol here or get too rowdy, you go out the door on your butt.

Comment Date: 9/28/2010 Name: Anonymous
The owner of this center wanted to do a makeover the last two years. Problem that certain powers to be, mostly politically connected real estate developers, want/covet the location. The view is gorgeous out the front door: Pine Lake right across the highway. I hear the “powers” have threatened eminent domain actions to take the property to further economic development in LaPorte. This makes doing a “makeover” financially not to wise so the place has stayed the same. The primary owner has been seriously ill the last few years. So the “vultures” wait to pick T-Birds bones. So who knows how long T-Bird will be around. I am afraid to put my name to this comment.

Comment Date: 1/11/2009 Name: Who Are You Fooling?
The comment posted by Casey Arndt about T-Bird is a fraud. Casey is the proprietor of the other center in LaPorte. All the statements listed are not about T-Bird, they’re about Casey’s…the best center in town!

Comment Date: 1/11/2009 Name: Never Again
I recently visited T-Bird lanes. The place was cold and dirty. I was afraid to eat anything from the pub or use the restroom. Gross!!!

Comment Date: 12/12/2008 Name: P.D.Q.
As a former owner of the establishment across town from Thunderbird, I can’t speak enough praise to the staff of T-Bird, they are courteous, helpful and the pricing can’t be beat. There isn’t enough praise that can be said for the the management does to support bowling in LaPorte.

Comment Date: 10/30/2008 Name: Judy Quigley
We were there last week for open bowl on Monday night. I got $2 off their internet coupon and was able to have my whole family bowl and eat for under $20 what a bargain! Oh yes the staff couldn’t have been any happier to help us out and make us feel at home!

Comment Date: 6/10/2008 Name: Casey Arndt
The staff is friendly, kids bowling on Saturdays has great coaching. New Video Arcade with great prices and speaking of prices I just had a birthday bowling party there and didn’t lose and arm or leg. My wife loves the fact that it is clean and no smoke in the air like the other place in town. Will definitely be joining a fall league this year.

Comment Date: 4/12/2007 Name: Anonymous
Great prices on open bowling. Leagues are still popular here during winter season. Really wish there was more for the kids to do other then just hang out while parents bowl. The youth program does have excellent coaching staff on Saturdays

Comment Date: 2/22/2006 Name: Joe bowler
Great food in the pub. The lane staff very friendly. I bowled my arm off! Video glow bowl was a blast! I’ll be back!

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