Manatee Lanes

Manatee Lanes, Crystal River: Address, Phone Number, Manatee Lanes Reviews: 3.5/5

Manatee Lanes
3.5
Tours and Tickets

3.5
18 reviews
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Terrible
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Irishguynash85
Nashville, TN2 contributions
Rude staff
Dec 2019 • Solo
Very RUDE staff! It was our first visit to this Bowling Alley and it had been years since I’ve even had the chance to bowl. We arrived about 10:15 pm it was a sat night and it was slow so we decided to grab a pitcher of beer before we gotta lane to bowl. I walk up to the bar and stood there maybe two mins and was not even acknowledged. Bartender walks up I tell her we would like a pitcher of beer two mins later she walks back with a manager and tell us we aren’t who we say we are and that they cannot accept our ID’s because we are out of state and they are flimsy. The manager then tells me I am being hostile and tells us we need to leave and that we have the right to refuse service to anyone. Out of nowhere we were treated unfairly and refused service so if you are visiting from out of town I would definitely NOT recommend Manatee Lanes. Obviously the owners have no idea how the staff and management are treating and speaking to their patrons and the way that was handled was not right at all.
Written 22 December 2019
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Terry G
Livonia, MI3 contributions
Great place
Jun 2019
This place is clean, affordable and a great place. We really enjoyed it. Friendly staff, nice bar. The grandkids loved it here.
Written 29 June 2019
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Bryce F
Dunnellon, FL1 contribution
Confused and annoyed
Mar 2019 • Friends
Went to bowl with a group of friends at 9pm on a Saturday night. They had a super confusing schedule something like 7:30-10 and 10:30-12 but they only do the second shift if they're busy enough. After horribly explaining this to us the extremely rude lady at the counter claimed everything is explained on their website. On the website it says "2.5hrs until closed" and the sign on their door says they close at 1am. We paid $44 a lane for 45 minutes of bowling. At 10 pm the place was still packed and they were kicking people out instead of doing the "second shift" (10:30-12). None of this is explained clearly and is super misleading. We ordered a pitcher of beer (super cheap which is this places only positive) at 9:30! So you'd think they wouldn't serve 30 minutes before "close". We were just super annoyed and confused as to way they claim to close at 1am but at 10pm they kicked out about 100 people.
Written 16 March 2019
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terrifurn
Dunnellon, FL461 contributions
huge and clean
May 2018 • Couples
great place to bowl. very large. great discounts during certain hours. there's a bar and a snack shop. can get confusing which table and chairs to use when you are on the lanes. superb pro shop with knowledgeable staff. check it out.
Written 12 November 2018
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Christina G
Crystal River, Florida193 contributions
Manager was rude
Oct 2018 • Family
Terrible experience at Manatee Lanes, the manager Rob was rude to our son when he asked for bumpers he told him no then said you’ll have to bowl the right way at first we thought he was joking but nope he left it like that and I confronted him he said oh it was meant to be joking we don’t have bumpers on that lane (so I asked why he didn’t offer to switch them lanes he said I didn’t think they actually needed them) I said switch us lanes he did but then never came to actually put the bumpers up when I walked back up to the front he was talking about me to other workers (great manager) then we order 25 wings and they came out within 5 minutes and were hard and crunchy I asked why they served us old wings because obviously it takes longer than 5 minutes to cook wings his response was they weren’t that old. we could have spent $100 elsewhere. They need new workers here.
Written 21 October 2018
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Paul F
Highworth, UK195 contributions
Good fun and very good price
Jun 2018 • Family
we visited at lunch time on a Thursday and had a couple of games because it was raining. We are not great bowlers but we had fun and it was a good price compared to some places we have been in Europe. The service was good and friendly. The food is nothing special but we were there to have fun and ate later on. Will use again when next in town. There are lots of different daily deals, offers, kareoke etc on each week so check out what is happening online before you go.
Written 21 June 2018
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Joseph581
Crystal River, FL31 contributions
Getting Better And New Help! It May survive!
Jun 2018 • Family
After bad review last time we tried again for weds night special with kids I believe $45 for 2 hrs bowling and pizza and drinks. Everything was fine and especially the New Manager Rob made it a pleasant time always asking everything ok. It was nice to see some decent help and not young punks they hire were not present! I hope owner sees and takes care of your new manager because he was great! Just because of him were leaving a better review than our last horrible review!
Written 10 June 2018
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Joseph581
Crystal River, FL31 contributions
Worst Bowling Alley
Jan 2018 • Family
Thought I would give this terrible establishment another try. Will we were wrong. Made reservation to bowl ahead of time and called ahead to order food. Once got there only waited 5 minutes and waitress / bartender was very busy so was rude just took drink order and never came back? While we were sitting there we saw 8 other tables fill up even a party of 10 and all waled out after waiting 15 minutes and know one even showed up to acknowledge them. We waited 20 minutes for check after going up to bar to ask for check and left credit card and waited another 25 minutes for check to come with credit card? So we had to go back up wait another 20 minutes so our 7.30 bowling started at 8pm. The new bowling alley in Beverly Hills much better and very family friendly and band so we left went over there! Little further but worth the drive.
Written 6 January 2018
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I apologize for your bad experience. I sincerely do! Please call 352-795-4546 and leave your phone number/email with the manager on duty and I will reach-out to you personally and make this right. We were excessively busy that night and unfortunately understaffed. No excuses just the facts. Again I apologize. Lars Langlo - Pres. Manatee Lanes, Inc.
Written 13 January 2018
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John B
Beverly Hills, FL262 contributions
Great place for family fun!
Jun 2017 • Family
This is a great place for family fun or having Gatherings With Friends. We make it out there a few times a year and always enjoy.
Written 26 June 2017
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JolieS5
Inverness, FL130 contributions
Good family fun!
May 2017 • Family
The kids had a great time playing a few games. The lanes were not crowded and the prices were affordable. They have good cheap food options for all ages. They also have great weekly discounts on special days where games and shoe rentals are $1.00. You can't beat it for something to do out of the heat with the kids!
Written 9 June 2017
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