Hanover Lanes

Hanover Lanes

  Name: Hanover Lanes  
  Address: 119 State Route 10  
  City: East Hanover  
  State: NJ  
  Zip: 07936  
  Phone: (973) 887-1400  
  Lane Type:  
  Pro Shop: No  
How Does Hanover Lanes Rate?
Votes:    497
Lanes: Actual Value is 0.9
Food: Actual Value is 0.9
Price: Actual Value is 0.9
Fun: Actual Value is 0.9
Overall: Actual Value is 0.9
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Hanover Lanes Comments

Comment Date: 1/17/2012 Name: Jay W
Hanover Lanes happens to be one of the nicer bowling alleys I’ve bowled at, and I’ve bowled at a lot of them. The staff is courteous and helpful despite being overrun with kids. I like the place and will continue to bowl there. The person who won’t bring her kids there anymore. Don’t. Your kids are probably brats you can’t control, and since the staff didn’t kiss your butt and babysit is probably the reason you won’t go back. I highly recommend this place.

Comment Date: 10/16/2011 Name: Chris
I don’t recall what it was like “back in the day” but lately (2010/2011) it’s been nice. Clean, cheery, more room than Madison Lanes, etc. I’m in a league and it’s fine. The only complaint I ever had was during a busy league night we had a problem and it took a while for someone to help us.

Comment Date: 6/28/2011 Name: AH
Yeah Not, Wouldn’t go there if I was paid to go!

Comment Date: 5/15/2011 Name: Anonymous
@ George, You are new to hanover lanes. When you are there a while you will begin to see what I am talking about. My children are no longer allowed to bowl there.

Comment Date: 5/14/2011 Name: Anonymous
George, you should try Madison Lanes. Cleaner and much better customer service.

Comment Date: 5/5/2011 Name: George
I am a bit suprised by the sharpness of the negative comments. (Interesting that many of the seem to come from anonymous sources)…..
I have been bowling at Hanover Lanes for the last few months and must say they have a bright, cheery place. Lanes are clean, the arcade area is bright and inviting. The staff is friendly. I work in the area and go from time to time for a lunchtime practice and they are always cleaning and maintaining the lanes. I have bowled at other lanes in the area and must say they are not as well run. I highly recommend them.

Comment Date: 4/16/2011 Name: Anonymous
Who is the obnoxious bald guy behind the desk? Rating hanover zero stars fro awful customer service.

Comment Date: 4/10/2011 Name: Anonymous
terrible management, never around, they don’t care about the leagues at all. They are all to busy flirting amongst each other! I though maybe it was a brothel and not a Family bowling alley!

Comment Date: 4/6/2011 Name: Anonymous
This place s*cks and it hard to tell the bowlers from the manager.

Comment Date: 3/12/2011 Name: DOCOTRENTERTAINMENT
� 32 Lanes
� Automatic Scoring
� Bumpers Available
� Sports Bar/HD Flat Screens
� Full Service Grill
� Private Birthday Party Room
� Private Off-Street Parking
� Pizza Hut Express�
� WingStreet�
� Huge Game Room
� Credit Cards Accepted
� Full Service Pro Shop
� Beverage & Snack vending
� ATM Machine

Comment Date: 3/8/2011 Name: Jerrold
I don’t think Hanover Lanes will be closing anytime soon. Just stopped in recently for the first time in a while, and it looks like they have made some major renovations. The lounge and snack bar have been completely gutted, and replaced with a very nice bar and a Pizza Hut Express/wing concession. The battered old control desk has been rebuilt and moved to a totally different location on the other side of the concourse. They have also apparently given up on the idea of putting Chinese restaurants in front of the building, and converted that space into a rather large arcade. I have to say that the place is looking pretty good now.

Comment Date: 1/22/2010 Name: familylady
People that complain about every little thing need to just stop already! That’s why decent places just give up….it’s disheartening. I would rather go here than certain place in surrounding areas. Ever go to Essex County? Get a bullet-proof vest and flame-thrower so you are somewhat prepared. Want to bowl without looking over my shoulder to make sure my family is safe!

Comment Date: 4/26/2009 Name: Mr Who
They do not care about the league bowler, these are the people that are there day in and day out. They will put a bowler next to you right from the street, even though you are bowling for money. The shot stinks, the oil machine is broken down and probably 20 yrs old, and when you complain, all you hear is “well Nationwide says this, Nationwide says that”…complete sell out – no compassion for the league bowler, just money. Very sad.

Comment Date: 4/4/2009 Name: Tommy J
is it true handover lanes will be closing its
Doors next year. Just like garden state lanes well
Another house gone just like that. Sorry to see you

Comment Date: 12/30/2008 Name: Gary
NASTyyy dontt goo here

Comment Date: 10/14/2008 Name: marie
wonderful customer service !!!!!!!! who wrote that ?? i love hanover lanes. great place !! bring your children !! fantastic customer service !!! there is not too many places you can go that are clean well run and the people speak english !!! carry on !!!!!!!!!

Comment Date: 10/12/2008 Name: Samanth
This is the worst place to go bowling
Since this is the only place in and around Hanover, worst customer service ever, I would never go there again.

Comment Date: 8/8/2008 Name: samantha
the best i had a blast !! great place lots of fun love hanover lanes !!!!!!!!!

Comment Date: 7/5/2008 Name: andrew
The pricing is great. My only complaint is that the bowling shoes I got were extremely slippery.

Comment Date: 3/5/2008 Name: Jay
Love this place. Clean, great staff.. would like more oil in the lanes. I love going hear during my lunch break. I also love the fact that I don’t need a bullet proof vest, unlike hudson lanes.

Comment Date: 2/1/2008 Name: dee
i want to say that hanover lanes is wonderful!!!!!!!!!! great staff!! the manager antonio is great! really miss when he had the snack bar!! and to all the negative comments. get a life!!

Comment Date: 10/16/2007 Name: Anonymous
Whatever happened to David Allen caterers???? Their food was great and they were very professional! Now, whoopee, there’s a blackboard with burgers, fries, ad nauseum written on it AND they’re never fully stocked…and not too clean looking…That’s where I USED to have my dinner on bowling night last year…NOT anymore…I go elsewhere first. Also, what happened with the oil on the lanes…we have a lot of high average bowlers who’s averages have plummeted…our league has been there for a long time, I really think it’s time to look for a new alley. I DO like the new bartender though!!

Comment Date: 8/30/2007 Name: Joan T
I, too, enjoy league bowling at Hanover. Since they went to synthetic lanes, I have to say the shot (at least for the league I’m in) is fair and equitable. If you are a “serious league bowler” you can adjust to anything, easy or difficult. I agree that Antonio busts his A** to run the place, and it’s not an easy job. My average jumped 11 pins from two years ago to last season in my league. Coincidence? I think not! Enjoy your bowling and quit your griping!

Comment Date: 7/10/2007 Name: Jon
Shame on you all for having nothing better to do but disrespect a man for working and providing for his family. I’ve known this man for awhile and let me tell you, he is a great person and the food was great! If you get to read this Antonio, (if you remember me) hope that you’ve since retired, hey if not, let me know where you’ve moved to & I’ll stop in to say hello Man! Jon

Comment Date: 6/28/2007 Name: JANET
What is with all of the negative comments. I frequent Hannover Lanes quite often and have always had a WONDERFUL time. The staff is very helpful. As far as Antonio’s snack shop, the people that were working it were always very POLITE and the food was good.
Since June of 06 the snack shop has gone down hill. Wish they were still there but everything changes. I wish them well!
All of you negative moron’s need to get a real life instead of bashing someone else for what you could probably not do without having a break down if you really saw your children in action!!!!!!

Comment Date: 6/27/2007 Name: Jared
Hanover lanes is the best…
Wonderful management

Comment Date: 6/27/2007 Name: Antonio
Who are you april of 2006. I love the attention but I can’t take credit. Antonio’s Snack Shop Inc
closed june 2006. I fed your kid plenty of chicken by that time to enjoy a stiff drink in my hot tub. hey maybe we will see eachother at your next family outing. Dont be mad at me if your life has you online with a box of animal crackers trying to come after possibly the most accomplished men in the entire bowling world. I have slaved so that slobs like yourself can have a clean family environment to enjoy. If you want to compare me to anyone please dont make it that sloppy second A.J. cafe that followed me in 2007. I have spent years raising money for organizations, helping the people who need it. I dont care what some savage has to say about me. Perhaps I can earn your respect back. I think I will start selling Slim Fast. G.S.

Comment Date: 6/26/2007 Name: Anonymous
you can check out and I believe they have detailed information on birthday and corporate parties there.

Comment Date: 5/1/2007 Name: Jan
I’d like to have a birthday party for my kid at this alley. When are they going to post a picture of it/eating area. I’d like to know how big and alot of people are saying how expensive the food is. I mean come on, how much can the food really cost?

Comment Date: 4/18/2007 Name: Anonymous
I agree with the other customers when it comes to Antonio’s “snack shack”. Who runs it anyway, is there management? How dare them charge what they do for their food. The staff looks dirty and they are not nice, they seem irritated, especially the brown haired girl and balding guy in his 20’s. No sir, never again!

Comment Date: 1/12/2007 Name: Jeremy
A lot of these comments are ridiculous.
1. Who cares about the food? I go there to bowl.
2. The lanes are very nice.
3. Whoever claimed they don’t care about league bowlers obviously does not bowl in a league there because that’s so untrue.
I wouldn’t bowl anywhere else in North Jersey.

Comment Date: 7/8/2006 Name: Anonymous
The food is fine however it is extremely overpriced and staff are rather rude. Still a decent place for casual bowlers.

Comment Date: 2/25/2006 Name: T&M;
I love to go there to bowl. Hanover Lanes is the best!

Comment Date: 2/22/2006 Name: A Parent
The way I’ve been able to parent thus far, I still have influence over my children’s activities. Hopefully that will continue until they learn to make good decisions on their own. That said, bowling is a great family activity. It truly can be fun for all members of the clan. Unfortunately, when you bring your family someplace for a couple of hours and there is food being served, it is very difficult not to buy a snack or a meal. Hanover Lanes should have a little mercy on their customers by doing a better job with the food concession. It’s worse than any Little League ‘snack shack’ I’ve ever had the displeasure to do business with. If Hanover Lanes doesn’t see the economic opportunity in running a healthy deli-like operation, then please, change the oil in the fryer every now and again at the very least. I think it’s the same oil since my parents thought bowling was a good idea.

Comment Date: 1/9/2006 Name: Anonymous
The food is horrible and I would rather go to Chuck E Cheese’s and I am 14 years old!!!!

Comment Date: 9/4/2005 Name: Anonymous
One of the worst houses in the Morris County area. If you are a league bowler stay away from this house because they don’t care about the league bowler. The open bowler is more important to them. Antonio’s Snack Shop is horrendous in terms of service, I’ve never seen such unfriendly service. I once overheard a conversation between Antonio and two men about girls that were bowling. It was one of the most disgusting conversations I have ever heard. I will not ever be going back to there as a result. Highly disappointed with Hanover Lanes and their staff.

Comment Date: 4/8/2005 Name: Anonymous
Leagues in this house use a low grade of oil. They are oiled but it disappears quickly. A good house if you are not a serious bowler.

Comment Date: 12/31/2004 Name: KN
This is one of the better houses in the area. If you get there before 6:00 on a weeknight, games are only $2.50 per game. The place is clean and very well maintained. Great for leagues and great for open bowling.

Comment Date: 6/22/2004 Name: Kelsey

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