|2051 Dennisville-Petersburg Rd, Woodbine, NJ 08270, USA
|11AM–11PM 11AM–11PM 11AM–11PM 11AM–11PM 11AM–12AM 11AM–12AM 11AM–11PM
Mouse Trap Lanes is a pretty nice bowling alley. Its clean and aesthetically pleasing. It has a LOT of potential. Its certainly well suited for novice, non-regular and non-serious bowlers, but unfortunately, thats about ALL that its good for. I dont recommend it for serious bowlers or anyone trying to improve his/her game. The only reason I came was for their $2 games on Tuesdays. But it was hardly worth it. First, the place was decidedly understaffed. It literally took 5 minutes to find a worker, who was multi-tasking trying to get food ready. The counter was unmanned and there were LOTS of kids (mostly middle school age girls) on most of the lanes and hardly any adults to speak of to chaperone. They were constantly running around the place, chasing bouncy balls, wandering into other lanes, etc. It didnt help that the alley is so small (only 12 lanes), but I understand. Nonetheless, very distracting and this behavior should not be tolerated for the sake of other bowlers. I guess traditional lane courtesy is a thing of the past with todays younger bowlers. The lanes were very slick and challenging, very difficult to score consistently and the pin action is nowhere near as good as it used to be here. But as a bowler, I know to take all that in stride, challenge can be a good thing, and try to work around it. I placed a small rosin pad on edge of lane just 3 ft past the line, as a technique to try to aim for 2nd arrow and hit the headpin. Ive done it at other bowling allies without any problem. (Even pros and/or coaches may suggest this) However, I didnt appreciate one of the staff (who obviously doesnt understand the importance of practice in bowling) saying I couldnt do that because it was a "tripping hazard." Hello!!! How can it be a tripping hazard when youre not supposed to walk on the alley anyway!! I could see if I was walking on the lanes and tracking oil on the approach (like little kids do), lofting or damaging the playing surface, or bringing in outside food/drink (which incidentally I witnessed today; a big no-no here and at most bowling allies) or did anything else inappropriate. Its not like I used a bulky apparatus as a practice tool over the lane, for which I could see needing to ask permission. Of course its not much of a surprise because there never was a pro-shop there either in all the nearly 20 years its been open, which most "serious-bowler-friendly" bowling allies have. Sorry, but if they dont rethink such "unintelligent" and absurd unwritten petty rules, I will NOT be back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Went once. It was a great place to have a girls night. Great prices and specials. It has a bar and small game room. The cashier was a bit rude. He acted like we were bothering him. But the bartender was quick to pour a refill, which made up for the other kid. Clean place. Would go again.
The best spot in Dennis Township for friends or family fun. The cleanest bowling alley in NJ. Good food, good fun. Great for kids birthday parties.
The kids love it here. Very family friendly. Great place for a childs birthday party. Food selection is good. Nice bar area.
Excellent place. Very clean and friendly. They also a full menu of food and alcoholic beverages. Glad I found this place.
The staff is very friendly and the food comes out fast. I was very pleased when I came in to bowl, and ill be back again.
Clean friendly environment. Good food for a bowling alley
Love this place. Great service
Tx-Holdem there 8/20/15 7pm
Great time, great staff
Best bowling in Cape May