Kenmore Lanes & Casino

Kenmore Lanes & Casino

  Name: Kenmore Lanes & Casino  
  Address: 7638 NE Bothell Way  
  City: Kenmore  
  State: WA  
  Zip: 98028  
  Phone: (425) 486-5555  
  Hours: Sunday -Thursday 7am – 2am Friday/Saturday – 24Hr  
  Lane Type:  
  Pro Shop: No  
How Does Kenmore Lanes & Casino Rate?
Votes:    423
Lanes: Actual Value is 3.8Actual Value is 3.8Actual Value is 3.8Actual Value is 3.8
Food: Actual Value is 3.7Actual Value is 3.7Actual Value is 3.7Actual Value is 3.7
Price: Actual Value is 3.7Actual Value is 3.7Actual Value is 3.7Actual Value is 3.7
Fun: Actual Value is 3.8Actual Value is 3.8Actual Value is 3.8Actual Value is 3.8
Overall: Actual Value is 3.8Actual Value is 3.8Actual Value is 3.8Actual Value is 3.8
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Kenmore Lanes & Casino Comments

Comment Date: 4/8/2012 Name: A bowler
Rumor has it Robinhood in its current location will be around at least 1 more year, and will exist there are somewhere close by after that. As for Kenmore, I bowled city tournement there an the place was just the same old dive it was 15 years ago.

Comment Date: 3/9/2012 Name: Kegler John
A friend of mine bowls league at Robin Hood lanes. That center is probably going to close in a few months. He said that Kenmore Lanes contacted his league, and offered them $10,000 if they’d go there next season.
Shouldn’t the loyal, long-term bowlers at Kenmore be the ones being offered the added money? This just doesn’t sit right with my group.

Comment Date: 5/27/2011 Name: Bowling Mom
Went there with a large group of kids and adults (reservation arranged weeks in advance). Staff were super friendly and helpful, but faulty equipment and slow food service really overshadowed much of the experience. Made for a disappointing night of bowling, with frequent waiting for staff to retrieve lost balls, pins not resetting, or setting at random, etc. – the staff were quick to respond, but the problems were constant throughout the two hours we were there.

Comment Date: 1/21/2011 Name: Clinton110%
I Go Bowling Every Thursday And EveryBody Is Nice:-) It Makes Me Happy And I Get 3 Strikes In A Row And That Makes A Turkey And I Go Yeah:-)
3 Strikes In A Row X X X And That’s How You Do It

Comment Date: 4/25/2010 Name: Marlene Kurpiewski
I havent been bowling in a while. I was really surprised at how things have changed. This facility was packed with children and children’s parties. The group that was next to us were kids that were jumping up and down, 4 or 5 out on the alley at one time, no parental supervision. Kids throwing their balls doen the gutter. Kids taking our balls right out of our carrasol. Stickey food and drink that would get all over the balls. The equipment would get stuck. There was no button to push for assistance from your station. The bowling balls were all nicked and greasy. People would come up to our carrasoul and just take what ever ball they wanted w/o even asking if we were using it. It seems people have to bowling sense, or bowling etiquette. Bowling should be a fun sport for everyone.

Comment Date: 3/31/2009 Name: Anthony
Kenmore Lanes does not answer their phone or at least no one answers the phone number listed here.**NOTE** We’ve double checked the phone number and it seems to be correct, but you’re right – they don’t answer. B2U Staff**

Comment Date: 3/26/2009 Name: J. Willy
On my God, what’s wrong wit you people! Go in to Kenmore Lanes. It’s like meetin a bunch of friends. They treat you like family, and it’s the same faces that have been there for years!Marty, Ted, Wesley & Denny(general manager)have been there for years. Everybody knows everybody! The first time I went in was about 2yrs ago for Lobowskifest. That’s when I met Denny & Ted. I’ve been in 15 or 20 times since. Everytime I go in Denny or Marty talk to me about my bowling. I’m terrrrrible. Kenmore has the best breakfast around, they have a chef that’s off the chain!!!!!!
I live in Bellevue, they opened up Lucky Strike last year. But who can afford that. Don’t even talk to me about Techcity,what a rip off. I was wondering you people that don’t like Kenmore, . do you work at Techcity? If you want to go into a place were they remember your name Kenmore Lanes & Casino!!!!!! I don’t even gamble

Comment Date: 1/8/2009 Name: Scared at Kenmore
Saturday night, wanted to bowl a couple of games, I almost didnt get out of my car, dark, very poorly lit parking lot that looked like it hadnt been maintaned in decades, with groups of young people hanging around, and a couple of guys with SECURITY on their jackets hanging out with them. I went in but decided to leave shortly after, it was smelly, (from all the spilled beers I would guess)dirty and looked run down. Later went to Techcity bowl in Kirkland, WOW what a contrast…played pool, bowled and then ate some good food in the resturant, CLEAN, FRIENDLY AND DIDNT FEEL LIKE I MIGHT GET MUGGED GOING BACK TO MY CAR! Techcity, I will come back again…Kenmore, never again!

Comment Date: 12/29/2008 Name: Disgusted Mother
The lanes have a lot of problems, machines break a lot, balls get stuck for long periods of time and something destroyed my ball. Bowling alleys should not be dirty and filthy. I was afraid to have my children eat there. I mean really what does the kitchen look like if they can�t clean the rest of the place? I think Kenmore lost sight that they are a bowling alley first and a casino second. It is not a family friendly place. I mean really, sex toys in the bathrooms!!! That is appalling and so low class. We went there with friends and family because it was close to them but we normally go to Tech City. Kenmore needs more than just a mop and broom, they need a whole staff upgrade� Tech City is clean, friendly bowl staff for the most part depending on what time of day you are there and a nice sit down restaurant. If you bowl first on your receipt there is a coupon for the restaurant. That is a nice perk. After 9pm it�s all you can bowl for $9 and that includes shoes. Sorry Kenmore but we won�t be back.

Comment Date: 9/1/2008 Name: bill gordon
how much have you lost because of sharin she forgets her prozac we all suffer you get rid of her we all come back carol you know shes nuts u lost me u lost scotty damn she was mean to sid who can be mean to sid ask yourself does cleaning gum under tables mean more then keeping the people who spend money we feel like u dont care about the people who actually care about the place

Comment Date: 7/13/2008 Name: Corrie Smith
Hey I’m Corrie and I am 12 now not 10. I still like the Lanes. Going there tonight. Omg, I can’t wait. see my comments from 2006. lol

Comment Date: 7/8/2008 Name: Caveman
Had a great time at the casino. The staff is really friendly in there. It’s true though, on the bowling side of things the staff is pretty unfriendly. They treat it just like some job they get paid to do nothing.

Comment Date: 5/16/2008 Name: G Money
I love Kenmore Lanes. I live right by Tech City Bowl in Kirkland and I still go to Kenmore once or twice a week to bowl. I’m going to be joining a league with a few of my friends shortly. There are fifty lanes, and if you go during the day of late at night, not only do you get great prices, but you rarely have to wait for a lane. While the food service is a little pricey and a little slow, it’s actually some of the better food I’ve ever had in a bowling alley. I will admit that the equipment is a old, and the staff is full of surly teenagers, but over-all it’s still a great place (and my personal favorite place) to bowl.

Comment Date: 5/8/2008 Name: Kenmore League Bowler
I have bowled in this house for two years and there are some things about it that I really like. The bar is okay and the food is good (and not that slow). Most of the service is good.
But the conditions of the lanes change with the weather. In the past few months, the oil machines have been spotty and the lanes were so dry that my ball made a left-hand turn about 1/2 way down the alley. Then, after many complaints about the dryness, they over-oiled the lanes and all the right-handers were hitting the six pin.
The machines are often broken, the scoring machines often don’t work right, and, more than once, we had to move to new lanes during league because the equipment broke mid-game.
My Monday night league has elected to leave Kenmore and head to Majestic next year. The reason: All the disrepair.
The place is for sale and not much money is going to go into the place until they decide what to do with it.
Still, it is a fun place to be when (as is the case most of the time) things are working well. I hope it stay around.

Comment Date: 4/25/2008 Name: Steve-O
Didn’t the State smoking ban go into effect about 3 years ago? Why does the place still smell like cigarettes?

Comment Date: 4/3/2008 Name: bob
THIS PLACE IS AWSOME!!!!!!!!!! GREAT STAFF. Hours have changed though. it’s Sunday through Thursday open 7am to 2am. Friday an d Saturday 24 hours. STAFF IS GREAT LIKE RYAN. ALL THE NEW ONES.

Comment Date: 4/3/2008 Name: Jim
This place is great. The staff is nice and helpful and the lanes are never dry. I bowl in a leage there and they always fix our dead woods and get our ball returnes before we have to call it to the front desk. Kenmore Lanes was awsome. I like to bowl there better then any other place in Washington.

Comment Date: 4/1/2008 Name: Josh
Some of the best lanes around. I mean with 50 lanes, chances are you won’t have to wait long for open bowling even with a group. Don’t come here hungry as you’ll wait forever and a day for food (even when it’s relatively slow). $4.00/game at peak times is one of the better prices around for the condition of the lanes and amount of them. Front desk service is average on a good day and seems to always have someone standing up there angry that something went wrong. Lack of balls in the 12 lb. and under range is a major problem here. Some of the house balls have major chips in them and are almost squared off. Bring your own equipment and you’ll avoid this hassle. My wife and I continue to enjoy these lanes and will keep coming back for more!

Comment Date: 3/12/2008 Name: Andrew
im going to bowl a tournament there in about 1 month and i am curious how the lanes are
if they take care of them and other important things.

Comment Date: 2/6/2008 Name: Cary
Yes it’s true!!! It is a bowling alley + casino + bar!!!! add those together and what do you get 3!!!! Kenmore is what you make of it. it’s not the worse place nor is it lucky strike!!! If you want to pay $60 an hour than feel free to do so. They definately need to teach their staff some customer service!!! I still go and almost always have a good time.

Comment Date: 2/3/2008 Name: jayson
Holy crap. This place is BAD. Went there tonight with some friends. It took 1.25 hours to get a mushroom burger. I didnt pay for it, but only because I said I wouldnt. A beer glass got broken in front of the kids candy and sticker machines. Employees were told several times, nobody cared. I finally picked up the 4″ glass shards myself before some little kid got 30 stitches. Belive it or not, we still had fun!
What a cest pool!!

Comment Date: 1/14/2008 Name: Darlene
Bowling there since…ah…1984? Not lately though. Will find out soon. Going to get together with old friends from highschool just like in the past. Will let cha know!

Comment Date: 11/9/2007 Name: Wonton Soup
Listen, you are going bowling, not going to a black tie affair. It’s a bowling alley folks! Of course it is supposed to be a little dingy. I love Kenmore Lanes, I’ve bowled there since 1992. Go have a good time, bring friends, enjoy the cheap drinks from the bar.

Comment Date: 9/16/2007 Name: A
You must work for or own Kenmore????
I’m sorry, the place is a dive…. sure they put in new scoring and ballreturns a few years back but the masking units (high end) and bumpers (low end)look like crap. Saw and heard a ball (I hope it was a houseball) hitting/banging against a drop sweep cover on the low end on its way back to the bowler, employess saw it and did nothing. Sure the shot is good but that is the ONLY thing Kenmore has going for it, outside of the Casino.
Apparently you havent been to West Seattle lately, while a bit cramped there isnt much they can do about that. They redid the setee area put in new Vector scoring with autobumpers. It actual looks very good and blows the doors off of K’more IMO.

Comment Date: 8/29/2007 Name: Alexander
Run down and falling apart?! You’ve obviously never been to Roxbury lanes or Magic Lanes in West Seattle… Go to those bowling alleys first and then call Kenmore run down… Roxbury is like a crappy blast from the past… the front desk computer is slow and older than 99.9% of their employees and their pinspotting machines are spotty and rarely work properly. While Kenmore is a refreshing retreat from the crappy lanes of West Seattle. The oil pattern is great and easy to bowl on and they’re never short on lanes. I do however agree that the staff could be a lot more friendly. That is the only thing that Roxbury and Magic have a leg up on Kenmore.

Comment Date: 7/29/2007 Name: Dave
Kenmore goes through front desk staff, like it’s a revolving door. I went to Kenmore recently, for the $1.75/game after midnight special. I got there at about 12:25AM and bowled 4 games. Once I was finished the front desk guy tried charging me full price, saying that I got there at 11:25PM. After arguing and being scolded like a child for 5 minutes, the desk clerk realized that the computer was off by and hour and then fixed the price. The guy didn’t even offer an apology or admit being rude.
My advice is to tell them the time, and get them to acknowledge it, before you start bowling. My cousin goes there at least once per week, and he says they’ve pulled the same stunt on him numerous times.

Comment Date: 7/22/2007 Name: mike
lots and lots of fun for my whole hunt family kenmor lanes is da bomb

Comment Date: 6/24/2007 Name: A
Place is run down and falling apart. The only thing keeping this place going is the casino.

Comment Date: 5/31/2007 Name: Meri
By this comments you just confused me. Should I try it or not?

Comment Date: 4/1/2007 Name: Sabba Dabba Doo
I love Kenmore I go There ALL The Time! I have never seen service like the comment below. I started Bowling there about 4 years ago when i was a junior in high school. They treated me with Tons of respect. That is Why I continue to go and will continue for a long time. I live Right next to Tech City Bowl in kirkland with their OUTRAGEOUS prices. I choose to go the extra miles to get to kenmore! Hope this was helpful to anyone interested in this Alley!

Comment Date: 3/12/2007 Name: Brad
This had to be the worst bowling center I have ever been to. The staff was rude and acted as if you were troubling them by asking them to do their job. While attempting to bowl I stuck to the floor, when I went to tell the staff they said I must be bowling on my heels….Please! If you have another place that you could go for your bowling experience, go there. This place is bad in every way

Comment Date: 12/31/2006 Name: Dirty D
I don’t think you should be writing comments if you spell enviroment with an “I” Anyway going tonight tell you how super it is.

Comment Date: 12/20/2006 Name: Corrie Smith
Hello! It’s me again. Those others said that the LANES destroyed their ball. But the problem is their throwing their ball too hard. I just thought I’d send another comment.
(I’m going to bowl there right now! See ya in a jiffy!)

Comment Date: 12/20/2006 Name: Corrie Smith
Kenmore Lanes in very fun. I love to hang out there. The staff is super awsome! Plus the awsome Marty the Manager GAVE me a FREE BOWLING BALL!!!! I swear it’s true! Kenmore Lanes is awsome, not just cause of the ball!!!!!! (smile)

Comment Date: 12/5/2006 Name: Jana & Nance
Great place! Excellent prices! With 50 lanes, there’s never a wait. Rental balls are average; lots of nicks. Nice staff too. We’ve never had a problem with the equipment.

Comment Date: 11/21/2006 Name: John L.
What a dump! You would think with a casino that’s in the top 10 in volume you could afford to keep the place up, NOT THE CASE, very dirty, rude employees, lanes nick your ball and they break down constantly. Doesn’t deserve to be open. City is right in closing this place down.

Comment Date: 10/9/2006 Name: Katie
You should oil lanes for the special Olympic bowling so every one can bowl good. It’s not good bowling with dry lane it’s good bowling with new lane by oiling them like all other bowling alley does.

Comment Date: 10/1/2006 Name: Paul
Equipment is flaky. Balls come back badly nicked. Pin setters have a tendancy to “throw up” pins all over the lanes.
The approaches are poorly maintained, if you have knee issues, watch yourself, as instead of sliding, you may very well stick. These observations are over a period of time, not based on one visit.

Comment Date: 4/9/2006 Name: Sherry
our family is now able to enjoy bowling again! We went to Kemore a few years back and were smoked out. We started again at Kenmore a couple of weeks ago, and we are loving it! No smoke (Thanks to Washington State!), a few technical glitches with the scoring (that my teen son soon figured out how to fix) made for a very enjoyable family time, we’ll be returning regularly.

Comment Date: 4/9/2006 Name: James
i like kenmore lanes because the inviorment is nice and people are friendly. it is a lot of fun at KENMORE LANES!!

Comment Date: 3/25/2006 Name: nathan
i dont know what these people are talking about – i didnt smell any smoke at all and found the place pleasant to my senses and my {deleted by moderator}. Should definitely give it a try.

Comment Date: 3/18/2006 Name: me
This place is a huge dump. Need major up grades in general and to the pinsetters. Employees of the casino are nice, in the bowling center they are rude.

Comment Date: 3/7/2006 Name: Katie
Not a good family environment. Wreaks of cigarette smoke.

Comment Date: 3/3/2006 Name: Rudy
Kenmore Lanes is the best bowling place way better than Tech City!

Comment Date: 2/26/2006 Name: Bob Johnson
VERY RUDE help! Very dirty and not maintainted at all. Could use an upgrade for sure. Would not recommend to go there.

Comment Date: 1/5/2006 Name: Sonya
My daughter had her 8th birthday party here with 18 children. We had a great time. A little bit too smokey, but the kids had fun. The staff was nice, we had a wonderful/large room to open presents and eat pizza and cake. My daughter rates it as one of her best parties.

Comment Date: 12/16/2005 Name: Ian Richards
I Like Kenmore Lanes and Robin Hood Lanes Because
I Like Bowling at Theose 2 Bowling Centers There
Fun to Bowl at and I Like the Staff there and
hope you Like my email. Ian

Comment Date: 6/12/2005 Name: Brook
Employees could use some training, especially security staff.

Comment Date: 4/22/2005 Name: Roy
Kenmore is a nice place, Bill in the pro shop is a great guy. I like bowling there.

Comment Date: 4/10/2005 Name: Ian Richards
I think Kenmore Lanes is much better than Robin Hood Lanes. I like the people at Kenmore Lanes. Kenmore Lanes is the best there is and the biggest in the state of Washington.

Comment Date: 3/28/2005 Name: Justin
The lanes were ok. Its not the best bowling alley I have ever been to and Chris the mechanic is very rude.

Comment Date: 3/21/2005 Name: Anonymous
DONT GO HERE these lanes destroyed my ball (about a one inch cut 1cm deep and 1cm wide) they said they’ll fix it but we’ll see how it turns out. Just PLEASE DONT GO HERE if you care anything about your equipment.

Comment Date: 3/14/2005 Name: Justin
Kenmore lanes is a great place to bowl but the lanes do break alot because of Chris the mechanic. He doesn’t have a clue about what he is doing.

Comment Date: 12/10/2004 Name: Chris
Lanes have a lot of problems, machines break a lot, balls get stuck for long periods of time, but the lanes are nice and easy, most the workers there are cool but i’ve met some that are real jerks. Its a little expensive, so i prefer to bowl at glacier lanes. Also, most the scorers are hard to enter names and such into because they take some force to actually get the button to register what you want it to do.

Comment Date: 11/12/2004 Name: Chilly
Great house! Great lanes, and pretty easy shot. They really like the seniors here, as the senior rate is $1.00 per game, and $0.65 per game if you are a league bowler there! Love this house!

Comment Date: 10/30/2004 Name: Becky
On weeknights at Kenmore Lanes, after midnight, lane rentals are $1 per person per game and $2 shoe rentals.

Comment Date: 8/4/2004 Name: Greg
ATTENTION REGISTERED VOTERS OF KENMORE. On September 14th there will be a vote on whether or not the casino at the bowling alley will be closed. If the casino closes so does the bowling alley. VOTE AGAINST CLOSING THE CASINO.

Comment Date: 5/20/2004 Name: bob johnson
Kenmore is nice and big, cool people, cool staff.

Comment Date: 5/5/2004 Name: Greg
Kenmore Lanes. So good. I consider myself more or less a regular there and I love the place. It’s starting to feel like a home away from home. Everything there is rockin’. Go bowl at Kenmore.

Comment Date: 5/5/2004 Name: Rage
Most of the time the bowling has been $3.50 per game and $2.00 for shoes. But I heard somewhere that after midnight it was only $1.00 per game which would be killer. Does anyone have any insight on that and whether it’s true or not?

Comment Date: 4/28/2004 Name: A local
$2.00 for shoes
$2.25 per game

Comment Date: 4/13/2004 Name: tkjrvlife
Do you have bingo at your facility? Could you give times and price per game?

Comment Date: 2/5/2004 Name: Anonymous
Kenmore lanes… great place, great people.

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