Slocum’s Bowl-O-Drome

Slocum’s Bowl-O-Drome

  Name: Slocum’s Bowl-O-Drome  
  Address: 1675 Pennington Road  
  City: Ewing  
  State: NJ  
  Zip: 08618  
  Phone: (609) 882-0661  
  Lanes: 12  
  Lane Type: Synthetic  
  Pro Shop: Yes  
  Food: Restaurant  
How Does Slocum’s Bowl-O-Drome Rate?
Votes:    68
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 4.2Actual Value is 4.2Actual Value is 4.2Actual Value is 4.2Actual Value is 4.2
Price: Actual Value is 4.1Actual Value is 4.1Actual Value is 4.1Actual Value is 4.1Actual Value is 4.1
Fun: Actual Value is 4.2Actual Value is 4.2Actual Value is 4.2Actual Value is 4.2Actual Value is 4.2
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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Slocum’s Bowl-O-Drome Comments
Comment Date: 1/13/2012 Name: Lower Bucks Bowler
Maybe the “fat guy” he is referring to is the sloppy looking heavy set guy that has been hanging out at slocums lately. At first I thought he was a pro shop supply vendor but I think possibly he and Chip are doing some type of pro shop business together in the back. I dont know this guy’s name but i remember seeing him hang around carolier lanes many years back. Always seemed a little shady to me!

Comment Date: 12/8/2011 Name: Curious about dogs
I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a fat guy behind the desk at Sloc’s. Are you sure it was somebody who works there?

Comment Date: 12/7/2011 Name: Sir Charles
Thank you for replying my friend. Ahhh, so Hiohela never reopened elsewhere. Such a darn shame! Do you happen to know if those two guys still bowl in the area? (I believe the father & son’s names were Frank and Paul) If I remember correctly, they were pretty darn good bowlers themselves. Being that I’m back in the state, I would enjoy getting a chance to say ‘hey’ to the guys.

Comment Date: 12/4/2011 Name: sk8ersbus1 again
Not only great bowling and service , the food was great too. You will NOT be disappointed. Rep2369 and gang, UR awesome!!!! Sloc’s is TOPS!

Comment Date: 11/26/2011 Name: Anonymous
I bowled at Hiohela years back as well. Sadly it closed around 2000 or so, it never moved or reopened. As you said a Quick Chek is now where it was. It’s a shame, it really was a nice little center and got a nice facelift not too long before closing. Automatic scoring and new masking units as well. Many people miss it, I know I do, but now and for many years Slocum’s is my center of choice. Easily the nicest, cleanest center around!

Comment Date: 11/17/2011 Name: Sir Charles
I just recently moved back to the area after living out in the midwest for 15 years and just happened to stumple upon Slocums Bowling Lanes. I had intended on taking my wife and kids to a bowling alley called Hiohela/Pennytown Lanes but sadly, the place is now a convenience store. Welp, I guess the good ol’ Garden State pushed another business out with it’s high taxes!
Anyhow, I was pleased to come across Slocums which was only a few miles south of Pennington. Definitely close enough for Hillsborough residents like ourselves! This place also had 12 lanes similiar to our old favorite bowling alley and I must say, it was extremely bright and clean. Great place for families. We bowled a few games with the kids, enjoyed a great lunch from their grille and of course dad had a couple cold drafts! =) I would absolutely recommend this alley to anyone looking for a nice night out with their family or group of friends. It sure is our new favorite place!
On another note, does anyone here on this board know what happened to the Hiohela Bowling Lanes? If I’m not mistaken, I believe it was owned by a father & son duo who were absolutely wonderful fellas and businessmen. They always treated us great when we went there to bowl! How long has it been a mini mart? Did they ever re-locate and open a bowling center elsewhere? It’s such a shame to see a place like that gone.

Comment Date: 7/29/2011 Name: sk8ersbus1 again
Slocums Bowl is creme of the crop!!!! a HUGE shoutout to John (aka Rep2369). he has a wealth of knowledge in keeping the machines in tiptop shape, as well as the lanes. Oil pattern just right. He , Chip (and everyone else i’m sure) are very conscientious and take great pride in their work, and providing awesome customer service. Even meticulous little details like making sure the rake cam is properly set, and what not, is what i feel makes John a perfect trainer or coach for bowling alley mechanics. If you have mechanical questions to ask him, he’s the one to ask!!! I have NEVER seen 2 year old pins (for summer use) sound and score so GOOD!!! Despite that its very small, i think the pros should seriously consider paying Slocs a visit for a tour stop!!! I’d also like to see Slocs featured in a bowling magazine on how great it is. Thanks John and Slocums staff, God bless you all!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment Date: 5/16/2011 Name: Anonymous
I had a similar incident with that chubby guy behind the counter….we had hot dogs and pizza and went to get a soda and the dogs were gone…..

Comment Date: 5/14/2011 Name: anonymous
I was at Slocums a few weeks ago with my 8 year old son. A very nice place to bowl. It is a very clean place, and the owner is very friendly. The food is good. I had a filet sandwich. My son had a hot dog, the only problem was that the fat guy behind the counter came up and stole the hot dog when we wern’t looking and ate it. My son was devastated. Outside of that, we had a fun afternoon at Slocums.

Comment Date: 1/1/2011 Name: Anthony G.
I personally am in a league at slocums and bowl about 3 times a week. By far the best bowling center in NJ by my standards. Very clean and lanes are AMAZING. Staff is always extremely nice and prices are extremely reasonable. Next time you think about bowling think SLOCUMS!!!

Comment Date: 1/30/2010 Name: sk8ersbus1
EXCELLENT EXCELLENT!!! now i wish i could do a “copy” (times it by 3) and “paste” the copy of slocums on the loyle lanes site for when they rebuild. slocums is simply marvelous!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment Date: 3/4/2009 Name: YouKnowBetter!
wow what can i say about this place…. by far the best bowling center in the is real clean and management is great…

Comment Date: 11/2/2008 Name: P.A.
I have been a league bowler at Slocum’s for many years now and in my opinion, this bowling center is by far the best overall center in Mercer County.
Sure, it may be a smaller center (12 lanes) but this very well might be the CLEANEST bowling center I have ever seen and I have been in hundreds of bowling centers throughout my life and the ownership at Slocums is superb!
There are many great leagues for all types of bowlers. Whether you are a high averaged bowler looking for strong competition, a child who would like to learn the game of bowling or someone who enjoys going out once a week to compete in a league for fun, Slocums has leagues for everyone.
Along with the bowling center, Slocums has a great bar & grille which serves excellent food at great prices!

Comment Date: 3/21/2007 Name: Mike
Very nice place. Little too small though. VERY clean and very well run. Staff is friendly.

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