Laraway Lanes

★★★☆☆
  • 1009 W Laraway Rd

    New Lenox, IL 60451

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  • 815-485-5177

About Laraway Lanes

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Hours
Mon - Wed, 11am - close; Thu, 9am - close; Fri, 11am - close; Sat, 10am - close; 11am - close (closing hours vary by league and game length

Sports & Recreation

Sports & Recreation
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The guy that runs this place is the biggest jerk i have ever met. He acts like you owe him to bowl there. He smarts off and treats his employees like crap (thats the only word I can use). He fired a bartender that was a great guy. He treats his league bowlers who pay $20 dollars a week like crap too. He'll be out of business soon. Were talkin thousands of dollars they produce a week for him. He plays the same bull over and over. This guy needs to retire. Doesn't know how to communicate with people.

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★☆☆☆☆

The guy that runs this place is the biggest jerk i have ever met. He acts like you owe him to bowl there. He smarts off and treats his employees like crap (thats the only word I can use). He fired a bartender that was a great guy. He treats his league bowlers who pay $20 dollars a week like crap too. He'll be out of business soon. Were talkin thousands of dollars they produce a week for him. He plays the same bull over and over. This guy needs to retire. Doesn't know how to communicate with people.

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What a terrific makeover. Returned there this fall to find a completely remodeled center with new scoring, new lanes and seating. New owner, manager and employees who made my stay a great one. The past management left a very bad taste in my mouth and was sooo pleasantly surprised to see all the changes. I will once again be a reular at the NEW Laraway Lanes.

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★★★★★

What a terrific makeover. Returned there this fall to find a completely remodeled center with new scoring, new lanes and seating. New owner, manager and employees who made my stay a great one. The past management left a very bad taste in my mouth and was sooo pleasantly surprised to see all the changes. I will once again be a reular at the NEW Laraway Lanes.

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I was the cleaning person here, I chased my money every month and watched this 30 year business get run to the ground over the span of 10 months. They missed a little girls birthday party - nobody showed up. One time I let people in for a birthday party and nobody was there but me - cleaning the place. I once cooked hot dogs for a party because nobody was there to run the party and the manager was an idiot. Now they went belly up and owe me money along with God knows who else. They stiffed bands who played, most employees quit or stole them blind. What a joke.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was the cleaning person here, I chased my money every month and watched this 30 year business get run to the ground over the span of 10 months. They missed a little girls birthday party - nobody showed up. One time I let people in for a birthday party and nobody was there but me - cleaning the place. I once cooked hot dogs for a party because nobody was there to run the party and the manager was an idiot. Now they went belly up and owe me money along with God knows who else. They stiffed bands who played, most employees quit or stole them blind. What a joke.

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everything

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My sons band, Malcontent, played there on Saturday.
June 6. They were given excuse after excuse and
were never paid one dime. They drove there from
Peotone and unloaded and set up all their equipment.
It took over an hour to set up and then they played
for 3 hours. The patrons in the bar loved the band
and the rock tunes they were playing. Then they had
to tear it all down after playing their hearts out and
didn't get one red cent. Two of the band members are
16 years old, one is 19 and the other 20. How dare
they have the nerve to hire a band and have them go
through all the time and effort it takes to set up and play, all the while knowing that they never had any
intention of paying them. Its bad enough to take advantage of adults, but to take advantage of kids, you have to be pretty damn low. I hope they lose their business. Karma is a word they ought to look up.
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★☆☆☆☆

My sons band, Malcontent, played there on Saturday.
June 6. They were given excuse after excuse and
were never paid one dime. They drove there from
Peotone and unloaded and set up all their equipment.
It took over an hour to set up and then they played
for 3 hours. The patrons in the bar loved the band
and the rock tunes they were playing. Then they had
to tear it all down after playing their hearts out and
didn't get one red cent. Two of the band members are
16 years old, one is 19 and the other 20. How dare
they have the nerve to hire a band and have them go
through all the time and effort it takes to set up and play, all the while knowing that they never had any
intention of paying them. Its bad enough to take advantage of adults, but to take advantage of kids, you have to be pretty damn low. I hope they lose their business. Karma is a word they ought to look up.
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Cons: They don't pay their bills

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It is an okay bowling alley. It is a good place to host kids birthday parties or for a local spot to hang out at. There is a bar attached and sometimes they have entertainment.

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★★★☆☆

It is an okay bowling alley. It is a good place to host kids birthday parties or for a local spot to hang out at. There is a bar attached and sometimes they have entertainment.

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Since the smoking ban, it has become a much nicer place to hang out. The amount of underage smokers hanging in the arcade has decreased considerably. It's not a bad place to bowl now, but I tend to drive to other Allys, even though I live across the street.

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★★★☆☆

Since the smoking ban, it has become a much nicer place to hang out. The amount of underage smokers hanging in the arcade has decreased considerably. It's not a bad place to bowl now, but I tend to drive to other Allys, even though I live across the street.

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I hadnt been to Country Lanes in a few years and I heard new owners took over so maybe it would be better and it was. Everything was great, the staff was nice and it seemed much cleaner (bathrooms were immaculate) and more organized.

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★★★★★

I hadnt been to Country Lanes in a few years and I heard new owners took over so maybe it would be better and it was. Everything was great, the staff was nice and it seemed much cleaner (bathrooms were immaculate) and more organized.

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Showed up for my first night of bowling Aug.2008 and apparantly the ally is under new ownership. They fired what i thought would have been key employees because from what I understand they don't know anything about running a bowling ally. Well after my first night of bowling it was sad. The lanes I was bowling on kept breaking down and taking a long time to get fixed. It was horrible. I know why the prior owners are not there any more and they got the raw end of the deal. Well, now that the new captain is in town I may be taking my crew to another boat. Wherer they are friendly.

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★☆☆☆☆

Showed up for my first night of bowling Aug.2008 and apparantly the ally is under new ownership. They fired what i thought would have been key employees because from what I understand they don't know anything about running a bowling ally. Well after my first night of bowling it was sad. The lanes I was bowling on kept breaking down and taking a long time to get fixed. It was horrible. I know why the prior owners are not there any more and they got the raw end of the deal. Well, now that the new captain is in town I may be taking my crew to another boat. Wherer they are friendly.

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