Linden Lanes

Linden Lanes

  Name: Linden Lanes  
  Address: 741 North Stiles Street  
  City: Linden  
  State: NJ  
  Zip: 07036  
  Phone: (908) 925-3550  
  Lanes: 24  
  Lane Type: Synthetic  
  Pro Shop: Yes  
  Food: Snack Bar  
How Does Linden Lanes Rate?
Votes:    121
Lanes: Actual Value is 3.3Actual Value is 3.3Actual Value is 3.3Actual Value is 3.3
Food: Actual Value is 3.3Actual Value is 3.3Actual Value is 3.3Actual Value is 3.3
Price: Actual Value is 2.8Actual Value is 2.8Actual Value is 2.8
Fun: Actual Value is 3.2Actual Value is 3.2Actual Value is 3.2Actual Value is 3.2
Overall: Actual Value is 3.1Actual Value is 3.1Actual Value is 3.1Actual Value is 3.1
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Linden Lanes Comments
Comment Date: 10/30/2015 Name: Bob Smith
Their is a problem with oiled lane patterns at Linden Lanes which has been on going since the 2014-15 winter season. Before this time 300 games were not an unusual event, bowlers (like myself) could expect reliable & consistant lanes week to week. Not always perfect, but fair.
I have watched people I’ve bowled with, over the past 10 years, have 10-20 pts whittled off their averages over the past 2 yrs. putting to rest any thoughts I had about my own skills falling off.
Management, I’m told, has been made aware of discontent, and we’re only 9 weeks into the 2015-16 season….and we’re not the only league to pitch a fit.
I’ve posted my name because hiding behind anonymous or an e-mail sudonym would defeat my point. Leagues, like our own, are experiencing meltdowns to their averages.
We enjoy bowling for fun and for the competition, but if alley conditions are not fair then what is the point?

Comment Date: 5/16/2015 Name: esgameofsk8
Linden Lanes is pretty nice. Sure, Jersey lanes is much nicer, I think, but this is pretty well kept too. Light pocket hits carry quite well. I think this is one of the nicer Nationwide houses (as compare to Hudson lanes or Garden Palace). Both Linden and Jersey Lanes are perfect alternatives to Hy-way Bowl, which is the worst in NJ!!!

Comment Date: 3/17/2015 Name: Zeke
you are all looking at the negative things about this bowling alley. i myself am a league bowler for the juniors. yes, we do have some bowlers that need improvement. but the whole point of bolwing is to have fun. and if you want to improve on your bowling, maybe you should join a league yourself. linden lanes has been a good help for my bowling skills, and i think it is a great place to hang out and hve fun.

Comment Date: 8/18/2013 Name: Hatchet
Tiffany I have been bowling league since I was 5 years old and I’ve never been in a lead to where you win first place to get your money back as a kid as a teenager or as an adult so for you to think that is completely and utterly a bunch of BS
And if you really think that then I have an idea why don’t you go find Kelly Kulick bring her to the house and then bowl again against her and let’s see if you could be on the tour

Comment Date: 11/20/2012 Name: League bowler
Insanely easily league shot for no talent bowlers who drop the ball up the ditch. Please change this joke and reward talented bowlers.

Comment Date: 10/4/2012 Name: 27
Linden Lanes, please fix your lanes. Way too oily and doesn’t allow for the ball to hook. Really is getting frustrating trying to get a decent average when the ball just goes straight. The hook ball is 3/4 of the fun and I’m not having fun.

Comment Date: 5/17/2011 Name: vor
To Xlomara,
It must be gutter ball city for you that you can’t enjoy a game of bowling. Just saying.

Comment Date: 3/31/2011 Name: XIomara
HEy bowling s*cks…. how is it fun???? i rather celebrate my brirthday at a roller skating rink than going BOWLING.!!!….ugh it so stupid you people need to get a freakin life and start finding something elese to do besides going BOWLING!!! GOSH….hellooooo….can someone please tell me what the hell is so fun abotu goiong bowling

Comment Date: 6/24/2010 Name: unknown
Hey Tiffany lemme ask you this. Do people in other professional sports who win go “give me the money”? NO. Does a football team scream GIVE ME MY MONEY like a 5 year old after winning the super bowl? NO. Do the soccor teams in the Worl Cup scream “I WANT MY MONEY” after winning. NO. Get over yourself, if your so great go be a proffessional and win lots of money. p.s. if (and thats a big if) you ever get to be good enough to make a living off of bowling you’ll know the one thing they never do is complain about money… And everyone thinks the teenagers are rude, just look at this b*tch.

Comment Date: 6/16/2010 Name: TF
I just wanted to clear this up I’m not saying Jersey Lanes is better or Linden Lanes is better both places are great Sal Skylar Rich all the staff are great people and Bobby Steve Chuck John Mosess great people so expiercnce both bowling alleys.

Comment Date: 8/27/2009 Name: vor
Looking forward to league bowling on Monday Nite. (Intentionally misspelled)

Comment Date: 5/1/2009 Name: jersey lanes bowler
i have too clear something up linden lanes prices r cheaper love the oil skylar sal rich do a excellent job running the place i would love to bowl a league one day soo linden lanes iz the place to be

Comment Date: 4/26/2009 Name: jersey lanes bowler
I bowl friday after-noon in the saints league i love the amount of oil.Sal Skylar and rich r kool i hope one-day there will be a junior tournament there cause i would win it anyway. I still love jesey lanes better anyway thiz is my second house after jersey lanes prices r cheaper but r not better than jersey lanes. Linden lanes iz good 4 a date or something a party but not better than the other bowling alley in linden byeee

Comment Date: 3/2/2009 Name: Retta
this is like my second home. If we are not at the bowling lanes we are home.

Comment Date: 10/15/2008 Name: Anonymous
Old Lady? The old lady has been retired now for almost 3 years ! When was the last time you went to linden lanes? Leagues are up !

Comment Date: 9/11/2008 Name: Candy825
First of all, It is not a good place for leagues. It is a wonderful place for a couple or a few friends to go for an afternoon game. It is overwhelmed with teenagers. And yes the old lady is rude at times. Usually after she has dealt with a bunch of RUDE teenagers. The old guy at the counter is RUDE also after he deals with the teenagers. The price is fine it�s a little cheaper then neighboring Jersey Lanes and such. But what hasn�t gone up (food, gas, tolls) in the last two years?
This is one of the better local bowling centers that are accommodating for kiddie Parties. GET OVER IT!!!
The leagues have been gone, it�s good to know where you can go for a kiddie party and where you can go for a grown night out and where serious players can go for leagues, just prioritize!!!

Comment Date: 9/10/2008 Name: just a bowler
funny about complaining about linden lanes..i have been all over the world..yes the world…and no bowling establishment the size of linden lanes which honestly isnt that big..puts the amount of care into the place as well..its a real nice center..maybe u all league bowlers should stop complaining about stuff the house has no control over…like ur league prize fund..or getting people for your league..or thinking your all so great and the reason why u cant bowl is the houses fault…never hear a true bowler complain about the house they just adapt…

Comment Date: 8/6/2008 Name: Sal
Hey guys. If you bowl at Linden Lanes you know who i am. I worked very hard on the majors league, Thursday nights at 915pm. I got it sponsored by Budweiser and i am looking to return this league back to its glory days of 24 teams. Remember when It had a waiting list for teams to get in? Budweiser has made a very generous donation to get the league going. The cap is 655 and the league will be handicaped. There will be a match play system and the house will be doing all the stats and prize fund work. This means that no one will be getting paid and “taking” money from your guys prize fund, what is put in will be returned. Lets make it happen! So far there are 14 teams wow look more than last season, you bowlers know what kind of prize fund there will be.

Comment Date: 7/17/2008 Name: Cassidy Starr
I Like Linden Lanes because my friends have alot of birthday partys there!!!!!

Comment Date: 7/11/2008 Name: robert hernandez
The night people here are so rude I didnt even bother bowling. This comment is related to June 2008.

Comment Date: 5/12/2008 Name: bowler
sounds like a nationwide employee commenting on 5/6

Comment Date: 5/6/2008 Name: bowler
First off Linden Lanes is a wonderful bowling center. The place has finally updated its old school look with new scorers, new tables and a new tile floor (although the floor is highly criticized because of a step). The workers here try very hard to keep the bowlers happy. But in my opinion it is the bowlers and some league officials who are ruining the leagues with funky rules and driving bowlers out of the house. Another thing everyone complains about the shot being inconsistent on a 2nd shift league, what do you expect when different people on different teams play different lines in the league the bowls on the fresh? Sal runs a king of the hill tournement to give you loud mouth guys a chance to “show off” but you don’t show up? some people even say its to easy? it is definately not easy ask people like fish or vigs. Fish… runs that proshop like no other. He watches you bowl and chooses the best ball for you, after he chooses a perfect ball the kid drills you a bomb ! every ball he drills me i shoot an honor game with. Most of you guys are correct about certain workers being lazy but MORE workers try their hardest to keep the leagues happy and running smoothly. Perhaps if the league bowlers told management what they expect and did a little bit of promotion on their own the leagues would once again prosper, guys remember when barton and majors had a waiting list ?
For the person who said that the house does not give league money back… It is you social league bowlers who vote on the prize fund. The house has no say in the money and it is you guys once again not the house who choose to have the end of the year party. I feel linden lanes is a great place to bowl and hang out. The workers are top notch all around. But it is the league bowlers who are ruining the leagues and are doing nothing but saying well go else where.

Comment Date: 4/8/2008 Name: great bowler
This place used to be great. Like I said used to be. Then they decided to take a non bowler and let him manage. The guy knows nothing about bowling and bowling leagues. He barely knows the bowlers (any of the good ones). The leagues continue to go down hill. They need to get a good bowler to manage that place, someone with knowledge of what bowlers want. I much rather have the old lady or that young guy back, aside from never smiling (sorry) he knew it all.anything about bowling he knew. He fixed any and all league issues. And to make things better he got involved, he bowled 7 leagues in his own house. First off linden needs to get rid of mope and her sunday buddy – they are the worst. When you walk up to the desk they are NEVER around. If u call before hand to check for lanes opps no answer. I want this place to be the best is always was and always should be.

Comment Date: 2/20/2008 Name: League Bowler
As for the last person who left a comment about the leagues not getting all of their money back…try joining a competitive league instead of one of the social leagues where the bowlers are there to have fun and dont worry about the money. The center is on the up and up. Rich the manager is keeping things going ona daily basis. He is working hard to get the leagues back up to what I remember them being years ago. The staff there is great for the most part. Chuckie does a great job with the machines keeping them running. The guys behind the desk are really friendly and everyone knows what they are doing. the two guys that work the desk seem like they are trying to get this place back into shape with running tournaments and coming up with new ideas for leagues. The Snack Bar is great…food is amazing and mostly homemade. There are a few people that work there that are lazy though and thats the only downfall..that girl that works the desk with the guy on sundays are never to be found when we need them and the other guy that works in the back seems lazy and always has an attitude.

Comment Date: 1/20/2008 Name: Tiffany
This is the only place for league bowlers that i know that you can not earn your money back for 1st place. 1st place winners want to win back all the money that they paid out for dues. We do NOT want a party, we don’t want no dinner we just want the money. Show me the money. The person who runs the leagues and insist on a party should be arrested and jailed for crooking the books. Give us our money.

Comment Date: 11/19/2007 Name: league bowler
This place continues to go downhill, and management does not care. Every season, more teams drop out of all the leagues, and leagues are moving to other houses. This has to tell you something. All they care about is bowling parties, and put out a horrible shot. Been bowling there for 20 years, and this is the last

Comment Date: 8/4/2007 Name: Sumrfun
Great Bowling Center? Give me a break!!!! I’m sorry I joined a summer league there.RUDE, RUDE, RUDE. The only nice person there is the lady that works behind the food counter. Hire people with more personality will ya.

Comment Date: 5/8/2007 Name: Cathi
Get yourself a website like the other bowling centers. Show people what a great bowling facility you have in Linden.

Comment Date: 2/11/2007 Name: ..
you should have a url

Comment Date: 3/4/2006 Name: Heidi
Best bowling center for leagues and parties the manager is great!!! Get your info strat Tom!

Comment Date: 3/4/2006 Name: Paola
This place is the best! So much fun at such an affordable price.

Comment Date: 12/20/2005 Name: Rich
Just like to say that after searching the net for information on the name of a league at Woodbridge Lanes, I was pleased to find a URL for Woodbridge Lanes with more info than I ever expected.
Which brings me to Linden Lanes. Anticipation was high thinking I might be able to keep up with my weekly games BUT “Linden needs a webpage”. I guess with the higher rates being paid this year, they could keep the little bottle of *whine* and get a WEBPAGE!
PS I agree with tom.
Worried too much about kiddie parties and not enough about the bowlers and leagues that are consistent every week.

Comment Date: 11/29/2005 Name: tom
If you’re a league bowler, go elsewhere. The old hag manager only cares about kiddie birthday parties and treats the leagues like second class. Shot is very inconsistent.

Comment Date: 8/30/2005 Name: Jennifer
Good food, good bar, excellent discounts on bowling.

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