Capri Bowling Lanes Inc

Capri Bowling Lanes Inc

  Name: Capri Bowling Lanes Inc  
  Address: 2727 S Dixie Drive  
  City: Kettering  
  State: OH  
  Zip: 45409  
  Phone: (937) 298-7411  
  Hours: M-F 9am till1am Fri-Sat 11am-2am  
  Lane Type:  
  Pro Shop: No  
  Food: None  
  Comments: Open bowling 7 days. Short and Long Leagues Seasons  
How Does Capri Bowling Lanes Inc Rate?
Votes:    880
Lanes: Actual Value is 1.8Actual Value is 1.8
Food: Actual Value is 1.9Actual Value is 1.9
Price: Actual Value is 1.8Actual Value is 1.8
Fun: Actual Value is 1.5Actual Value is 1.5
Overall: Actual Value is 1.6Actual Value is 1.6
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Capri Bowling Lanes Inc Comments

Comment Date: 7/16/2011 Name: John Doe
Way overpriced. and it gets pretty dark in there around 7pm. But the sunlight is still out???

Comment Date: 2/7/2011 Name: Anonymous Mom
Some of us called and written about the age being so low on the Jr. Masters, they decided not to raise it to conform to USBC Youth ages. Some of us are considering not going this year. Cost of travel to Dayton vs low prestige this tournament has become. A shame. These guys had a diamond and have turned it back into a lump of ordinary coal. I guess these new owners don’t listen. Maybe that is why this house has only one and one half stars.

Comment Date: 10/12/2010 Name: Bob
I don’t get the inconsistency in the ratings here. The place became a real dive before the new ownership took over. They sunk a lot of money into the place. Wasn’t just cosmetic as some claim. But bad personnel can quickly kill what should be a fun experience.
They hold the Jr. Masters here every year on Mother’s Day Weekend. It used to be the “de facto” national youth scratch bowling championship before Jr Gold was started. The Jr Masters is the “granddaddy” of meaningful youth tournaments.
The only thing that I don’t like about the Jr Masters is that they cut out the 19 year olds. USBC has youth defined bowling and Capri’s owners have shortened it by one year for this tournament. 19/20 year old college freshman bowlers haven’t improved that much over high school bowlers. It HAS cheapened the competition. Instead of being the “national tournament” that it was once considered to be, now the Jr. Masters has become a “high school” regional event. It used to draw competition from as many as 26 states and Canada some years; now it draws from about 6 to 9 states a year.
Also the last couple of years, they have made the shot much easier, so you end up with a “high score fest”; sorta like a home run derby in baseball. This has also cheapened the prestige of this tournament. High pin totals/high averages don’t necessarily mean that good bowling has taken place; it can mean that the conditions were just too easy.

Comment Date: 10/21/2009 Name: Fred
I am divorced and took my sons there to use some free bowling coupons and I tell you I will not go back even if it is free.

Comment Date: 10/19/2009 Name: Ben
Joe, do you work at Capri?

Comment Date: 6/4/2009 Name: JOE
All the bad reviews must be from before the remodel. Everything looked new clean and bright. The counter people were polite and helpful, the guy even gave me info on how my kids can bowl free.

Comment Date: 11/4/2008 Name: Dave
How could anyone stand to bowl here every week?

Comment Date: 10/22/2008 Name: Anonymous
I used to bowl in a league at capri until the place got so ratty it became a dump. Now, it’s all redone and looks nice but it’s still a crappy place to bowl in. I am quitting the leage there as soon as I can find someone to replace me.

Comment Date: 10/8/2008 Name: another ex capri bowler
yes, it is a sorry place to bowl

Comment Date: 9/23/2008 Name: ex capri bowler
Sorry place to bowl.

Comment Date: 9/13/2008 Name: Comment on the last review
I don’t think they have ever stepped foot into Capri Lanes…… I am at at Capri every week and and I know that they put new pins in every year. They have the a friendly staff, and the place is in great shape.

Comment Date: 9/1/2008 Name: Joe
I took my family to Capri recently. The desk person was rude and obnoxious. The lanes were terrible and my ball kept hooking so much all I could do was knock off the seven pin. One of the lights over our lane kept flashing and nobody would do anything about it. The pins were so dead I think several of them were broken. I would never think of going there for free games ever again.

Comment Date: 7/3/2008 Name: Joe
Hey I met the new owner Jerry Fertrell and I think he was ok. I agree he did spend a lot of money on this alley, what is the point I say for the **** person

Comment Date: 6/9/2008 Name: quit to bowling here
the break downs and trouble calls are too many and i quit here

Comment Date: 2/1/2008 Name: ****
Bryan what’s your point? Why not use your real name?

Comment Date: 1/24/2008 Name: LUV BOWLING
What are these peaple talking about…they must be the competition..Capri Lanes has been renovated into the Premier Center in Dayton, Ohio… I visit a few times a year the staff is always friendly and helpfull… and since the renovations and non-smoking I can take my kids with me…everything is new bright clean….4 stars to the New Capri and the new owner

Comment Date: 1/24/2008 Name: WOW
Why is everyone worried about owner. I was worried about what kind of experience I would have there. I was informed that they had changed alot since 06 so instead of driving past it to bowl somewhere else, I stopped in with my kids. WOW THEY HAVE CHANGED. I never ran into the owner and I didnt care. He created a wonderful place for me and my family.

Comment Date: 12/18/2007 Name: Don
yeah the prices are high now too!

Comment Date: 12/10/2007 Name: Carol
Ha! many managers and few workers

Comment Date: 10/28/2007 Name: Dillon
This center is awesome. They have new lanes,scoring, ball returns, seating, and new management. They have a really good deal right now it is $6 for 2 hours

Comment Date: 10/24/2007 Name: Surprised
After reading some of these comments, its a wonder I went to Capri, but this place is wonderful, complete renovation, couches in the bowlers area, great atmosphere. Owner put serious money into this place, going to be tough for other centers to catch up.

Comment Date: 6/27/2007 Name: betty
there was a smart aleck guy that would not help us and it is not safe for me or my kids

Comment Date: 3/16/2007 Name: League Bowler
The Capri Lanes have always been super with the league bowlers. The renovations are wonderful. The food has always been awesome. This is truly a fun place to bring the family and enjoy an afternoon or evening of bowling. Hats off to the new management for continuing the excellent service and friendly atmosphere that we have become so familiar with. Keep up the good work!

Comment Date: 10/31/2006 Name: Alice
Yeah, the bar is smoky! Sick! The lanes are old. old, old and need refinishing. The new management people are irritating.

Comment Date: 10/19/2006 Name: no longer a league bowler
Oh, Yeah, I quit this place. Managers braggin’ -tootin’ their own horns – and that they got the place so cheap – think they can put new paint on – good grief – there are lots of better places to go to.

Comment Date: 10/18/2006 Name: nearby plant employee
I am not happy with this bowling alley. The new personnel are not friendly to me or my kids and I know a lot of people who go here for the food and drinks. If it weren’t for the GM Plant and the lounge “with all the smoke” this place would have been closed a long time ago. The “new clean up” has not come with a good attitude of the new so-called owners.

Comment Date: 10/17/2006 Name: League Bowler
Oh my! The whole center has been redone its beautiful.

Comment Date: 10/17/2006 Name: League Bowler
Oh yea, the bowling area is Non Smoking. You can only smoke in the bar! Thank God.

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