Cherokee Lanes

Cherokee Lanes

  Name: Cherokee Lanes  
  Address: 1524 S Salisbury Blvd  
  City: Salisbury  
  State: MD  
  Zip: 21801  
  Phone: (410) 742-3030  
  Lanes: 20  
  Lane Type: Wood  
  Pro Shop: No  
  Food: Snack Bar  
How Does Cherokee Lanes Rate?
Votes:    92
Lanes: Actual Value is 3.9Actual Value is 3.9Actual Value is 3.9Actual Value is 3.9
Food: Actual Value is 3.7Actual Value is 3.7Actual Value is 3.7Actual Value is 3.7
Price: Actual Value is 3.8Actual Value is 3.8Actual Value is 3.8Actual Value is 3.8
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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Cherokee Lanes Comments

Comment Date: 4/21/2012 Name: Dylan Justison
I am currently at a state tournament and these are the worst lanes i have bowled at. Lane 18 breaks every time you go up and none of the tournament officials are prepared. The old lady at check in says there is nothing she can do about it

Comment Date: 3/27/2012 Name: salisbury native
I’ve bowled here many times.
SERVICE—very sometimey. Sometimes you get friendly service, sometimes not (and sometimes none at all—I’ll never forget one time I was riding by and decided to stop in and bowl a game or two. Even though I was well within business hours and there were a few patrons bowling, there was not a single worker anywhere in sight, and one of the patrons eventually told me “I was going to be waiting a while.” Well, they were wrong because after waiting and searching for several minutes I just left.) Also, there have been times when there have been many open lanes, but the operators decide to put me right next to a party or group of kids who don’t know the safety rule about not shooting while your neighbor is shooting, which makes the experience as dangerous and as annoying as it should be enjoyable. At first I thought they put me in these situations because the other lanes were about to be oiled or maintained or something, but as more people would come in, they would be assigned to these open lanes, so that couldn’t be the case, which means there was a lack of thought on the part of the staff.
EQUIPMENT—could be better. I know the place is old, but I’ve experienced quite a lot of jam-ups and dropped pins and stuck balls. Also, good luck finding a house ball that fits your hands and doesn’t have jagged edges on the finger holes. I like the automatic scoring system, but you have to be careful because it won’t tell you how many games you’ve bowled, and if you get carried away your bill can add up quickly.
*Also, someone needs to fix the description above—there are only 20 lanes, not 30.*
Just thought I’d throw my two cents in—bottom line, this place could be worse, but it could be a lot better too.

Comment Date: 2/25/2012 Name: Mike (Hurlock)
Must be a reason no website is up and no hours of operation are up.

Comment Date: 5/1/2011 Name: djohnson
Ive bowled since I was a kid and this is the WORST bowling alley I have ever endured. Usually drive to Laruel or seaford or pocomoke. The owner/ staff is miserable!!! It pains me to ever have to give them any of my money. Only go if there is no time to go elsewhere. Unless you just dont care how you are treated,..avoid at all costs.

Comment Date: 4/13/2011 Name: Nicole
I decided to have my sons 8th birthday party there which included 12 kids and 28 adults. Reserved my party a month in advance and gave more that they required for deposit. Was told about decorating the room and what I could get to do that. Show up half hour before childs party to decorate and was RUDELY informed that they booked another party in the party room and at ONE they would clear a corner for me and my 40 quest. When I expressed how unprofessional that was THE OWNER informed me thats just how he does business. Five after one I still had nothing set up for my sons party and with guest there I was HIGHLY upset and the staff there was completely unsympathetic and did not offer what so ever to make it right just if I didnt like how he does business I could go elsewhere. Long story short he didnt get another red cent from me and 3 weeks later he contact the cops to try and get me arrested for theft of services. Which were charges from the adults from the party that bowled that had nothing to do with my party. I pray that karma catches up with this jerk and noone ever gives him the business. Laruel has a very nice FRIENDLY bowling alley and that is where my 29 guest will go!!!

Comment Date: 7/26/2010 Name: Jim
Went back there a few times since my last comment on 7/10/2010. I must have gotten lucky when I been there before. The past 3 times there was NO oil on the lanes, the old man at the counter seemed he would rather no one come in and bowl. I can see why so many people think he is rude.

Comment Date: 7/10/2010 Name: Andre
I dont recommend this lanes to no one, i called today to see what time they close, the man going to tell me it depends on “how much busniess they get”. one he didnt answer my question, and two he was rude!!!! We need another bowling alley in this vicinity

Comment Date: 7/10/2010 Name: Jim
I been to this place a couple times and never encountered rude staff. Maybe they have changed since the rest of these people had bad experiences.
Lanes are pretty good, but the setter/return equipment needs some attention.

Comment Date: 6/25/2010 Name: Sharon
I’ve lived in Salisbury my whole life and only been a handful of times. Staff is normaly unfriendly and rude which is sad because unless you want to drive half and hour you’re stuck going there to bowl. However if you can ignore the ignorant people it is a lot of fun, I know on the weekends they normally do glow bowl which always makes it a little more fun.

Comment Date: 2/5/2010 Name: SbyGrl
If they want to be rude, I can be just as rude as the next person. I am there for bowling, not to make friends with the staff.

Comment Date: 1/2/2010 Name: Seriously?
I just called after reading all the comments about the rude staff ALL TRUE! the man hung up on me and told me that there was no set closing time so if I want to bowl tonight to hurry up. I’m thinking i’m gonna go to pocomoke instead XD

Comment Date: 12/17/2009 Name: mdman
There used to be a nice bowling alley called Wicomico Lanes that was located on Salisbury’s north end. That closed many years ago. It even used to have duck pins which were great for kids and people without a lot of physical strength. I’ve not been to Cherokee Lanes for years. I’m hoping that the negative comments about the facility are exaggerated. I sure hope the place will be good for me to take the family.

Comment Date: 9/24/2009 Name: ema
I called inquiring about hours of operations & B-parties. the guy john was rather RUDE. why bother anwering if they get annoy about the same question all the time. maybe they need an automated answering service. I have been there before while back and the feeling was “need shoes give ID, pay, bowl and go don’t care if you come back. I know there was a shootingsometime ago. I thought I”ll check it out again. they definatelly will not host my party. I see I’m not the only one that had a negative experience. to bad.

Comment Date: 9/24/2009 Name: E.
I second Mark’s opinion on 7/20. it is obvious if we asked is because we don’t know. I stoped by inquiring about hours of operations, fees and if they do a B-days parties. And I was ignored for a while I thought because they may thought I didn’t speak English. They sure are RUDE, U’N-PROFESSIONAL, and UN-HAPPY individuals.Do they get pay I wonder, Who owns this place? I really don’t need to know, but I think, that only certain people are welcome there, it is sad to realize that someone has the opportunity to provide a fun recreational environment for family activities, but neglects and lacks communication and social skill toward our community.

Comment Date: 7/20/2009 Name: mark
Cherokee lanes staff is mean

Comment Date: 11/16/2008 Name: Eric
If you’re not in a league don’t bother with this establishment they have no interest in any walk-in business.Staff are rude and they open and close depending on whether or not they’re busy.Posted hours are just general guidelines.

Comment Date: 11/10/2008 Name: Anonymous
lived here my whole life, im 28…ive been here maybe 5 times. my family always drove soemwhere else (pocomoke or seaford) because of the rudeness of staff. they need to treat their guests with repect and diginity. families go out to bowl FOR FUN and to get away from stress!!!

Comment Date: 10/22/2008 Name: gerald schoolfield
If cherokee lanes cause everybody that much heartache then drive about 30 more minutes south to pocomoke to the eastern shore lanes. they have there own website… the building has been remodeled roughly bout 2 or 3 years ago and the best thing about it is that its wheelchair friendly. and the staff is great. so if u dont mind the drive ride on down to pocomoke and it will be worth the drive.

Comment Date: 10/12/2008 Name: No Thank You
These lanes at his bowling alley are HORRIBLE!! They fixed up everything else in the place except the darn lanes… The balls are always getting stuck, pins always getting stuck.. I think the pins are even as old as the building.. Someone made a comment here too that the employee are rude, well i have to agree with that. You ask them a question about something and they look at you as though you are asking a dumb question. The food service people are not friendly at all either.

Comment Date: 5/26/2008 Name: Dysons
Reading these comments was all the reason for me and my family not to patron this bowling alley. We will find other resources to have fun while we are in Salisbury. Thank you past guest.

Comment Date: 4/17/2008 Name: Monic
I had out of town guests and we decided to take our families bowling. All together we had a group of 13. The moment we walked in the door we were greeted with rudeness. An employee that was standing at the door said “I hope your not here to bowl?” What else would we have been there for!?! Then we were told that there was a tournament going on and that there was only one lane available all the way in the corner. We said that was fine. She then said but its not up to me if you can play the lane. You will have to talk to the guy at the counter. Well he was just as rude and said they did not have any lanes available. I was very upset but just escorted my family and guests out. I guess they did not want my money. I felt that it was discrimination as well. Very disappointing. Also left a bad taste for my guests who had never been to the area. Horrible!!

Comment Date: 12/27/2007 Name: Dee
Bowling Alley staff is rather rude and abrasive most nights, i bowl here two or three times a week and the lanes are good, although machinery often breaks down. Wish there was another bowling option without having to drive 45 min. to an hour.

Comment Date: 11/27/2007 Name: Anonymous
I second the comment made in june. Please list days and hours of operation. Thank You

Comment Date: 6/17/2007 Name: clark bullard
i was thinking that you could open a website.including the days and hours.

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