Montvale Lanes

Montvale Lanes

  Name: Montvale Lanes  
  Address: 14 West Grand Avenue  
  City: Montvale  
  State: NJ  
  Zip: 07645  
  Phone: (201) 391-3400  
  Hours: Weekdays till 12  
  Lane Type:  
  Pro Shop: Yes  
  Food: None  
How Does Montvale Lanes Rate?
Votes:    158
Lanes: Actual Value is 4.3Actual Value is 4.3Actual Value is 4.3Actual Value is 4.3Actual Value is 4.3
Food: Actual Value is 4Actual Value is 4Actual Value is 4Actual Value is 4
Price: Actual Value is 3.9Actual Value is 3.9Actual Value is 3.9Actual Value is 3.9
Fun: Actual Value is 4.3Actual Value is 4.3Actual Value is 4.3Actual Value is 4.3Actual Value is 4.3
Overall: Actual Value is 4.2Actual Value is 4.2Actual Value is 4.2Actual Value is 4.2Actual Value is 4.2
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Montvale Lanes Comments

Comment Date: 9/17/2013 Name: Anonymous
No wonder why the place is cheaper than the other local alleys, you get what you pay for. They have no help there. I’d pay $10 extra somewhere else. Add some lights please!!!

Comment Date: 10/13/2012 Name: Steve LaPrad
Bowl at Montvale regularly. Lanes are well maintained and staff is always helpful. Snackbar is fine. Pro shop is great.

Comment Date: 9/10/2012 Name: Joe Dunne
Great lanes. Staff is helpful.

Comment Date: 3/29/2012 Name: John k
The doctor confirmed salmonella in me and my son from the food at this place. Beware eat at home

Comment Date: 3/29/2012 Name: Me to
I read Jens post and can’t agree more this place needs a health inspection because lots of people say they are stomach sick after eating here

Comment Date: 3/29/2012 Name: Jen
What ever you do don’t eat at the snack bar . You will get sick. Happened to me and my kids twice

Comment Date: 3/29/2012 Name: Jen
This place s*cks . It’s managed by a {deleted} named Jason oppelt .this guy just wants to make ur visit very memorable and watch him when u pay he likes to short change people .

Comment Date: 1/10/2012 Name: Greg
Always a good time. Friendly staff and bar tender. Cool touch screen jukebox.

Comment Date: 12/17/2011 Name: John k
The food at this place got me sick and my son . I think we may have food poisoning . Other than that we had fun bowling

Comment Date: 8/15/2011 Name: londadain
Dis is bs I’m here now nd its jus bs. I need bumpers nd dey won’t gimme any bumperz!!!! JUS PLANE RUDE DON’T GO HERE UHG. !!!

Comment Date: 8/13/2011 Name: Ted
Great Lanes. Staff are all nice, good food. They just added a new pro shop – Rick from Lodi is the owner.

Comment Date: 4/9/2011 Name: Hotfoot
Just called and they picked up on the first ring. Courteous on the phone. Open bowling on Saturdays is 9am-1am.

Comment Date: 2/25/2011 Name: Sportney
please have an answering machine and please leave hours of service on answering machine

Comment Date: 2/19/2011 Name: anounomous
pick up the phone! i have been waiting forever with no answer!

Comment Date: 1/9/2011 Name: Closter Mom
Please post your weekend hours. Please pick up the phone or have an answering message.

Comment Date: 1/4/2011 Name: anonomous
Food is awesome. Workers are helpful 🙂

Comment Date: 11/21/2010 Name: Andy
My son is a member of a high school team and we go often to practice and have found the staff to be friendly and helpful

Comment Date: 5/26/2010 Name: anonomous
i hate the food..except for the soda but the bowling is fun…the employies r sooo rude…ppl jus engnor dem

Comment Date: 5/15/2010 Name: annonomous
I luv going bowling there but the food gave me a belly ake once but i just stay away from the nachos. I stil luv the food and i waz runnin around so tht was the prob.

Comment Date: 3/24/2010 Name: Anonymous
good bowling alley but their staff for the most part is rude. most of the time i dont want to go becaue i dont want to deal with them.

Comment Date: 3/3/2010 Name: kris
why don’t u have a website?

Comment Date: 1/29/2010 Name: Sam
Weekdays it’s 9 am to 3pm because they have leagues after 3 because that’s when the schools get out.

Comment Date: 1/1/2010 Name: Lisa
Very nice staff

Comment Date: 6/7/2009 Name: Grace
They’re open until 10 pm on Sundays!

Comment Date: 5/1/2009 Name: Christine
I just called them and open bowling is from 9-12 tonight (Friday)

Comment Date: 4/26/2009 Name: Caroline
I want to know when they open on the weekends. They don’t seem to have a website and never answer the phone!

Comment Date: 4/12/2009 Name: wacho
please pick up that phone !

Comment Date: 1/24/2009 Name: Dorothyy
Hi, are they open today? do you guys know because like i wanna go with a bunch of my friends so yeah we need to know. and how much does it cost to get in and whatnot.

Comment Date: 1/1/2009 Name: christina
i broke their vending machine

Comment Date: 10/16/2008 Name: Bowler
I love montvale lanes!!!! thay are so good!!!! I would definitely recomemend thme to my friends!

Comment Date: 8/25/2008 Name: Anonymous
Went with wife and kids, guys at the desk were obviously there just to pick up a pay check, there was a problem with my alley and there solution was to screw up my score and subsequently everybodies after me! will give it one more chance.

Comment Date: 8/22/2008 Name: Chris

Comment Date: 5/31/2008 Name: Danielle
I wouldn’t recomend this bowling alley to anyone! the front desk is so rude! Since I stopped going to montvale I go to Parkway Lanes in Elmwood Park. What a differance!

Comment Date: 2/21/2008 Name: Anonymous
I had the same experience with that woman at the front desk. An older woman who was angry, obnoxious, and very rude. They really need to get rid of her, or put her behind the pins for when the machine has a problem.
I felt very uncomfortable with my wife and kids. Other wise the place was good.
Since there is no way to avoid her, I�ll just drive a little further with my family to a different bowling center that is more welcoming.

Comment Date: 2/6/2008 Name: frequent visitor
Nice clean and family oriented establishment. Lady who works the desk and answers the phone could use an attitude adjustment. Not too nice. Guys who work the desk at night and on the weekends are extremely friendly. Lowest prices in the area($3 before 5 and $4 after 5 and $4 all weekend) No cosmic bowling but can still have a good time. Bar is very busy and snack bar has descent food. Call ahead on the weekend or else you might be waiting over an hour and a half. Proshop is never open, not sure if anyone actually runs it or if it is vacant. Definitely a 9 out of 10 on the must go scale

Comment Date: 1/24/2008 Name: mjr
Would highly recommend this bowling alley – bowl in a league here and also sometimes on weekends staff is very nice and prices are lower than most places in the area

Comment Date: 9/13/2007 Name: Rachel
cosmic bowling any good here?

Comment Date: 6/22/2007 Name: Matthew Jachens
Montvale lanes is the best place for people to be

Comment Date: 6/5/2007 Name: bowler
Been bowling here many times, in a league that starts today. Montvale lanes are an excellent place to bowl for both beginner and advanced bowlers. The oil pattern is standard, but the customer service is excellent, price is okay ($4.00 a game after 5:00PM) ($3.00 a game before 5:00PM).
the food is great!.lol
I did an experiment and bowled at 2 different, local bowling alleys (montvale lanes and pearl river lanes) i have to say, that after my 3 game series in each was finished, i bowled a 40 pin average higher in montvale lanes! good job guys keep up the good…. stuff =]

Comment Date: 5/20/2007 Name: Anonymous
BEST LANES IN THE AREA! The food is great bar is great, workers there are friendly and fix the problems fast. i give it a 5/5

Comment Date: 4/19/2007 Name: Frequent visitor
I love the guys at the desk.
I don’t really score extreme games like I do at the new Lodi, but I certainly never bowl really bad ones. Nice, consistent. The people that bowl here are annoying, but hey, it isn’t there fault.

Comment Date: 2/16/2007 Name: Anonymous
Nice lanes. Beautiful oil patterns, nice guys at the desk who know what their doing. This place needs a real pro shop manager.

Comment Date: 2/5/2007 Name: Anonymous
hey any one ther in montvale know a frank mignone that bowled there

Comment Date: 1/23/2007 Name: Bowl here frequently
Great bowling alley, good snack bar, great staff. Mechanics/oilmen know what they are doing, lanes don’t really break down, synthetic.
Brunswick automatic scoring, great seating layout (you can actually fit your balls near where you’re bowling!), but can get very busy on holidays, weekends, and rainy days. Leagues are great, people are pleasent, call ahead to make sure you can get a lane. Prices are better than other alleys in the area. I’ve been bowling there for more than tweleve years now, never had a bad experiance.

Comment Date: 9/14/2006 Name: Bernard
Great bowling alley. Lived in Montvale for 8 years and never been. Joined my company’s bowling league and was pleasantly surprised on the size, the quality of the lanes and how good the food is. Nice pro shop that is only open on two evenings during the week. They should consider none of which is one our night to bowl.

Comment Date: 8/29/2006 Name: Michelle
I’v been to many bowling alleys and this one is my favorite to go to. I scored my highest sofar here and its a very fun place.

Comment Date: 5/11/2006 Name: Dan Patrick
Decent lanes. Tough to carry a head pin sometimes but Karl’s breath smells like cabbage. Lot of back end in this house.

Comment Date: 4/2/2006 Name: Emily Savage
The first time I went there I was so happy because I have never gone to this bowling alley.

Comment Date: 2/18/2006 Name: Brittany Malloy
This is the greatest Bowling alley EVER! You guys work so hard and you deserve a reward.

Comment Date: 2/18/2006 Name: Danny Smith
This bowling alley is the best and they have a lot of cheap food. I always score high in this place!!!

Comment Date: 2/18/2006 Name: Daniel Smith
Great family alley, come here several times a year. Very smokey, but after June it should amazing! Bring the kids during off hours and you’ll have a ball, a bowling ball!

Comment Date: 12/19/2005 Name: brad simon
Bowl at Hi Tor Lanes came to Montvale and I really like it.

Comment Date: 10/7/2005 Name: Karl Renelt
I shot 412 here, and I’m a nice guy! Anybody looking for an anchor??

Comment Date: 11/18/2004 Name: Tom Maggiore
This is an older wood lane house which could benefit from having a Pro Shop and a bigger bar area. The Pro Shop area seemed to be closed all the time & hours are not bowler friendly! Bar was dark and small. Not a great place to hang out. Snack bar was OK. Parking was good. This center is geared for league bowling and has a number of competitive league nights (they close very early! 12:30AM) So, call ahead if you are a casual bowler. The league Director (Jean) was a very professional & knowledgable person and I enjoyed talking to her. If you have any questions over the phone, ask for her, because just about everybody else there seemed to be going through the motions. The Manager seemed not to be able to answer a simple question about any lane availability! Give your League Director a RAISE!
Lanes are kept clean and you should find it to be a competitive shot. Lane Mechanics. seemed to be slow but competent. I give it a 3.5 over all.

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