Chackos Family Bowling Center

Chackos Family Bowling Center

  Name: Chackos Family Bowling Center  
  Address: 195 North Wilkes Barre Laser Alleys  
  City: Wilkes Barre  
  State: PA  
  Zip: 18702  
  Phone: (570) 208-2695  
  Lanes: 40  
  Lane Type: Synthetic  
  Pro Shop: Yes  
  Food: None  
  Comments: Dan’s Pro Shop, Memory Lane Lounge, fresh brick-oven pizza & wings & stromboli, adult, senior, youth leagues, parties of all kinds!, corporate events, fundraisers, and open bowl specials!!!  
How Does Chackos Family Bowling Center Rate?
Votes:    2278
Lanes: Actual Value is 4.7Actual Value is 4.7Actual Value is 4.7Actual Value is 4.7Actual Value is 4.7
Food: Actual Value is 4.7Actual Value is 4.7Actual Value is 4.7Actual Value is 4.7Actual Value is 4.7
Price: Actual Value is 4.7Actual Value is 4.7Actual Value is 4.7Actual Value is 4.7Actual Value is 4.7
Fun: Actual Value is 4.7Actual Value is 4.7Actual Value is 4.7Actual Value is 4.7Actual Value is 4.7
Overall: Actual Value is 4.7Actual Value is 4.7Actual Value is 4.7Actual Value is 4.7Actual Value is 4.7
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Chackos Family Bowling Center Comments

Comment Date: 4/24/2013 Name: Mike
bowled in state tournament here this past weekend. awesome place! workers are friendly and always smiling. makes the other place look light years behind with machines, lanes, food, staff. had a great time. team can’t wait to come back.

Comment Date: 1/19/2013 Name: Mandi
LOVE the food! LOVE how when you go a few times, the staff remembers your shoe sizes and who you bowl with! LOVE the music! Never bowled league before but started to be here! Great place!

Comment Date: 12/21/2012 Name: Happy Family
Going for the 5th year for the New Year’s Eve package. It’s fun, inexpensive… 20% off coupon on their website helps a lot too!

Comment Date: 4/25/2011 Name: Sami
Recently stopped here to bowl but the place was full cuz of a fundraiser. Ya, I was disappointed I couldn’t bowl, but if there has to be a reason why… A fundraiser is a good one! The staff were very nice and helpful in answering my questions. I love this place and will definitely be back!

Comment Date: 3/30/2011 Name: Anonymous
hey shunned: the bowling center’s only hold the state tournament. they don’t make the rules. Sounds like you are pretty upset with the directors of the bowling association. good luck next year…where ever you bowl!

Comment Date: 1/31/2011 Name: shunned – lsgolf300
bowled in state tournament a few years ago. my 2 teams were only ones scheduled for late shift. we were asked if we could bowl earlier but we refused because not all bowlers had arrived and some of us were having a meal. when it came time to bowl i believe the lanes were supposed to be oiled but werent though i could be wrong about that they were very dry as 2 shifts had already bowled on them. during practice balls hooked too much and i was going to polish mine and people in charge told me i couldnt. we were still practicing and i should have been allowed. we were rushed never felt comfortable and didnt bowl well. a night that all my friends were really looking forward to was ruined by a few inconsiderate people.

Comment Date: 10/24/2010 Name: anontmous
Saturday morning Major bowlers . Be on guard when you bowl the team with {Name Deleted} . He is out for blood and his parents are nuts . His father not only coaches him , but tries to upset the opposing team . Many bad comments are made aloud by him . He will comment on the other teams bowling and try to talk to the kids . He is a real nut case .

Comment Date: 10/24/2010 Name: Shirley Muench
I love this place . The workers are friendly and really do try to help you . My son needed some work done a bowling ball that he was given , and Denny was the best . Keep up the good work .

Comment Date: 1/16/2010 Name: Joan
Very excited to bowl team in the Women’s State Tournament in this house. Have heard nothing but great things about it from it’s lanes to it’s food. See you guys in May!

Comment Date: 6/5/2009 Name: Scott G.
We have been going to Chacko’s faithfully every Sunday morning for their Early Bird Special. My son and I have a great time. One of the staff members noticed that we were coming almost every single week and suggested that we join their Junior/Adult League on Thursday Nights for the summer. We did. The cost to bowl in the league is so inexpensive and we are having a great time with the other parent/child combo’s we are meeting. Plus, now we get to come to Chacko’s every Tuesday all day to practice bowl for FREE. I am so glad that the staff member brought this great deal to my attention. If anyone from Chacko’s reads this, thanks to your Sunday morning staff. They are exceptional!

Comment Date: 5/18/2009 Name: can’t wait
can’t wait for summer leagues to start… it’s so cheap and you get so much stuff besides just bowling. i love the food specials every week. this year i hear it’s like hawaii themed summer or something too.

Comment Date: 5/10/2009 Name: A Happy Mom
Just got back from Chacko’s where they had a special today for Mother’s Day that Mom bowls Free! Awesome. My kids and I had a blast. And since we came before noon I guess we hit some other special that they let us have where we got free coffee and donuts too.

Comment Date: 5/8/2009 Name: For What It’s Worth – the 2nd
I love this center. I bowl here and a few other centers in the area. Perhaps the price has gone up slightly in the last so many years but so have prices at the other centers I bowl at AND everywhere else! Inflation hits bowling centers just like it hits grocery stores, movie theaters, etc. Compared to other centers cleanliness, options, and facilities, I will pay a few cents more for the experience. Better in the past? yeah AND better in the present!!!

Comment Date: 5/5/2009 Name: For what it is worth
I bowl at sveral centers in the area and have to say that this center has been better in the past. This is my opion. I still bowl here and will still bowl, but to who ever said prices have not gone up in five years that is totally not true. The prices have gone up and alot. I just feel that the management has to treat all the bowlers the same, not just the scratch bowlers nice. This again is only my opion for what it is worth.

Comment Date: 5/4/2009 Name: John Peakar
to the SAME guy that keeps saying the bowling center is going down hill. i think its your scores that are going down so your mad at the lanes. your prob just mad becuase you cant smoke in the alley anymore. grow up. Chackos is the cleanest and nicest bowling alley around. the staff is great and the food is amazing. the prices are not bad at all. if you go other places it can be up to 5.50 a game. chackos is always running fundraisers and having specials. how great is college night? free shoes and only 2 dollar games! im always there and i will continue to go there.

Comment Date: 5/4/2009 Name: Amanda M.
Just had a fundraiser here for a friend’s child who has MD. Chacko’s was MORE than accommodating to us for this event. The lanes were beautiful and they helped us with everything from flyers to signing people in to serving food and after event publicity (which I am STILL getting donations from today). We had so much fun. The pizza was fresh and delicious. The bartender was friendly and remembered us instantly. And the front desk and snack bar workers were very helpful. I would totally recommend this place to anyone looking for a successful event (or just fun with the family!).

Comment Date: 5/4/2009 Name: mike thomas
cant wait for the summer leagues

Comment Date: 5/3/2009 Name: A Happy Bowler
Price hasn’t changed in almost 5 years for most of the food, drinks, and bowling fees. Comparatively priced for the value I would say they are worth what they charge. Coupons and specials are available nightly … just visit their website to see what nights. I bowl in several leagues and have had parties and the like here and found it friendly, cost efficient and very clean. 🙂 A+

Comment Date: 5/3/2009 Name: Gary
I have recently been to this bowling center for the first time since 2001. I think the staff went ABOVE AND BEYOND to be nice to me and my family. We had a great time and the staff personally came down to help us with the bumpers and the computers. We went on Sunday morning when there was an Early Bird Special so the cost of bowling way VERY INEXPENSIVE for what we got! To those few comments ahead of me, sorry you feel you had a bad experience… but my family and I had a great time! And the way the economy is going, costs will add up everywhere… And Chacko’s offers TONS of coupons on their website and nightly specials too. You just gotta take the time to look. Totally WORTH IT!!! Will be back!

Comment Date: 4/21/2009 Name: Prices are way to high
I can not believe the price you charge for bowling, food and beverage. It cost all most a months rent to go to your bowling alley. Why not try some bowling specials or food and beverage specials, it may help bring some people into the place.

Comment Date: 4/3/2009 Name: john tomsak
This place used to be really great, always clean and well kept. Well, everytime I’ve been there since it’s just been going down. The employees can be serious {deleted} to. I mean yeah the lanes are nice and what not. But it’s so expensive too! They don’t need to be that much!
It’s almost 15 dollars for 3 games! And people keep going there, it’s ridiculous.
So, really the employees should think more of the customers, or everyone’s eventually say, {deleted}and leave.

Comment Date: 3/29/2009 Name: Tom
Very expensive, not very clean and I agree the staff is not very nice to the customers. I hope things change or I for one will change and start to bowl at another bowling alley.

Comment Date: 3/24/2009 Name: Fred
As a person who has been around league bowling bowling for a long time in this area, I have tosay that this place is going down hill also. They need to remember who pays the bills. THE CUSTOMER

Comment Date: 3/23/2009 Name: Unhappy league bowler
I agree the owners and staff are very unfriendly and do not care about you. I think that they feel as though they have the only game in town, which is not true. Hey wake up and start treating your customers RIGHT.

Comment Date: 3/16/2009 Name: Gerry
I have bowled at this bowling alley for many years and have to say that things are going down hill. The attitude of the staff is terrible and the overall experience is not the same as it use to be. Why not try being nice for a change?

Comment Date: 9/26/2008 Name: Theresa
My kids participated in both the Drop-n-Shop and Christmas Eve Parties for kids last year. This year Chacko’s added a Halloween/Easter/Valentine’s Day party in addition to the others. For $14/$15 you can’t go wrong!!! 4 hours of watching the kids with lunch and supervision provided? Awesome idea! And my kids will be at all events this year!

Comment Date: 9/17/2008 Name: Karen
Just came home from a birthday party at the center and just loved the organization there was with that many children as other parties were going on while ours was. The hostess was such a doll…. and helped us with everything. She kept the children very entertained. I will definitely be back!! Thank you Chacko’s!!!

Comment Date: 5/5/2008 Name: Mary Ann Tomko
Recently held a fundraising event here. The ability to give people who wanted to donate to our cause something fun to do on a weekend afternoon doubled our past interest in events. Chacko’s event staff really wanted to make sure everything was just how we wanted it – and it was. The food was great, facility clean, and the event manager did almost all the work for us. We basically solicited donations (we ran this event as Chacko’s suggested) and showed up. We raised nearly $9000 for our cause. Great place!

Comment Date: 3/18/2008 Name: john tomsak
this place is amazing!!
its 40 lanes
amazing rock’n bowl
seriously come here if u want serious bowling experiences
its a really nice place
im not even kidding….

Comment Date: 1/18/2008 Name: Chris Stephenson
Recently visited this center as part of a party that my company had. We looked at other centers in the area first as well but Chacko’s ended up with the best value for our money. It was very clean and modern. Plus, the event staff was very helpful in making sure we had a good time. Food was yummy. Will definitely be back with my kids.

Comment Date: 1/6/2008 Name: Julie
Great looking, very clean bowling center. The staff was extremely friendly and very helpful when we needed it. We drove over one hour to come here because of the rave reviews we had heard from friends – and we were not disappointed! Food was delicious and fresh. Great experience!!!!

Comment Date: 12/28/2007 Name: Bob
Good looking fairly new center but the staff does not want you there.

Comment Date: 5/15/2006 Name: Amanda
I love Chackos, prices are a little higher than others, but it’s worth it

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