South Side Bowl

South Side Bowl

  Name: South Side Bowl  
  Address: 125 Beech Street  
  City: Scranton  
  State: PA  
  Zip: 18505  
  Phone: (570) 961-5213  
  Lane Type:  
  Pro Shop: No  
How Does South Side Bowl Rate?
Votes:    26
Lanes: Actual Value is 1.8Actual Value is 1.8
Food: Actual Value is 2.3Actual Value is 2.3Actual Value is 2.3
Price: Actual Value is 1.2Actual Value is 1.2
Fun: Actual Value is 1.7Actual Value is 1.7
Overall: Actual Value is 1.6Actual Value is 1.6
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South Side Bowl Comments

Comment Date: 1/30/2011 Name: Jessica
South Side Bowl is horribly managed. From the arrogant owner, Mark Minelli, to the ignorant kids behind his counter, you are unlikely to find worse customer service or more unprofessional attitudes. As if the aforementioned is not bad enough, the bowling is expensive and the place is laden with riff-raff and unsupervised youth.

If you are like me and still want to “give the place a try,” do not bother to call ahead to reserve a lane. As the owner smugly told me, South Side Bowl does not reserve lanes; they merely place callers on a “priority list.” I reserved two lanes for 7:00 pm on a Saturday night well in advance. Nonetheless, there was a failure of communication on the part of the South Side Bowl staff, and lanes were unavailable upon arrival. After waiting for over an hour, my party of TWELVE walked out. Despite the absolute inconvenience twelve people experienced due to the negligence of his staff, the owner, Mark Minelli, was utterly unapologetic, haughty, and completely unaccomodating. I will never return. It is my understanding that Mr. Minelli owns Idle Hour Lanes as well as a laundromat and storage facility in Taylor. Unless you want a similar experience, I would not use any of his “services.”

Comment Date: 6/6/2009 Name: Beth
I like it here. Staff is nice and lanes are fairly new. For the scranton area, this is the place to go…

Comment Date: 4/2/2006 Name: *carlin*
they r the best

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