Yankee Lanes

★★★☆☆
  • 867 Riverside St

    Portland, ME 04103

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  • 207-878-2695

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Sun 9am-10pm, Mon-Thu 10am-12am, Fri 10am-1am, Sat 9am-1am
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I think this place is awesome!!! As for Lee S. Apparently he HAS been back and has continued to harass the bartenders, servers and front desk as I have had the displeasure of being in the lane next to him. I understand he runs a resturant.. I feel very bad for his staff as this man thinks he does nothing wrong.
Yankee Lanes is a great place full of friendly outgoing experienced staff. The only people that seem to have issues are the ones not willing to follow rules.
Lee S Please keep your word and stay away.. I dont want to have to bowl anywhere near you again...

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★★★★★

I think this place is awesome!!! As for Lee S. Apparently he HAS been back and has continued to harass the bartenders, servers and front desk as I have had the displeasure of being in the lane next to him. I understand he runs a resturant.. I feel very bad for his staff as this man thinks he does nothing wrong.
Yankee Lanes is a great place full of friendly outgoing experienced staff. The only people that seem to have issues are the ones not willing to follow rules.
Lee S Please keep your word and stay away.. I dont want to have to bowl anywhere near you again...

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Went to this place last night and was very rudely asked to have my bowling bag searched by some guy at the door. At first I thought he was joking and then showed him my ball/shoes in my bag and laughed. As I approached the front desk a bowler had asked the cashier why the lane wasn't working (it was 8:50pm) and the cashier rudely responded "We don't turn on the lanes until 9, the special starts at 9" and as the kid walked off the cashier mocked him by saying "...he knows it doesn't start till 9"! What?! I thought Hitler was dead! Who runs this place?! They seriously can't turn a lane on 10 minutes early? "OMG PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO BOWL 1 FRAME MORE THAN WE WANT TO ALLOW". Total Nazis at this place! This night was a Monday 'Unlimited bowling from 9-12 for $7' which they fail to note on some signage that have a 4 people per lane minimum, making this a terrible deal if you're alone or with 1 or 2 other people. So much for going on a date with your woman unless you want to pay extra for 2 invisible people who aren't actually playing with you, or be paired up with 2 random people you don't know. I happened to be there with my girlfriend and brother and the turd at the desk was like "You can either pay for the 4th person or wait at the end of the line" and continued to note that it was some sort of amazing deal. Hell NO it's not. Dover Bowl in Dover, NH has $1 game nights Monday - Thursday which blows away Yankee Lanes so-called excellent deal. $7 for 'unlimited bowling' which is more like LIMITED bowling considering they require you to have 4 people per lane. What if you have no friends available on that night? or just want to bowl alone? You get turned away unless you're rich and have tons of money to blow. I will never go back if I can help it and I'd encourage anyone else to NOT support Yankee Lanes. Avoid this place at all cost!

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★☆☆☆☆

Went to this place last night and was very rudely asked to have my bowling bag searched by some guy at the door. At first I thought he was joking and then showed him my ball/shoes in my bag and laughed. As I approached the front desk a bowler had asked the cashier why the lane wasn't working (it was 8:50pm) and the cashier rudely responded "We don't turn on the lanes until 9, the special starts at 9" and as the kid walked off the cashier mocked him by saying "...he knows it doesn't start till 9"! What?! I thought Hitler was dead! Who runs this place?! They seriously can't turn a lane on 10 minutes early? "OMG PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO BOWL 1 FRAME MORE THAN WE WANT TO ALLOW". Total Nazis at this place! This night was a Monday 'Unlimited bowling from 9-12 for $7' which they fail to note on some signage that have a 4 people per lane minimum, making this a terrible deal if you're alone or with 1 or 2 other people. So much for going on a date with your woman unless you want to pay extra for 2 invisible people who aren't actually playing with you, or be paired up with 2 random people you don't know. I happened to be there with my girlfriend and brother and the turd at the desk was like "You can either pay for the 4th person or wait at the end of the line" and continued to note that it was some sort of amazing deal. Hell NO it's not. Dover Bowl in Dover, NH has $1 game nights Monday - Thursday which blows away Yankee Lanes so-called excellent deal. $7 for 'unlimited bowling' which is more like LIMITED bowling considering they require you to have 4 people per lane. What if you have no friends available on that night? or just want to bowl alone? You get turned away unless you're rich and have tons of money to blow. I will never go back if I can help it and I'd encourage anyone else to NOT support Yankee Lanes. Avoid this place at all cost!

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Went to this place last night and was very rudely asked to have my bowling bag searched by some guy at the door. At first I thought he was joking and then showed him my ball/shoes in my bag and laughed. As I approached the front desk a bowler had asked the cashier why the lane wasn't working (it was 8:50pm) and the cashier rudely responded "We don't turn on the lanes until 9, the special starts at 9" and as the kid walked off the cashier mocked him by saying "...he knows it doesn't start till 9"! What?! I thought Hitler was dead! Who operates this place?! They seriously can't turn a lane on 10 minutes early? "OMG PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO BOWL 1 FRAME MORE THAN WE WANT TO ALLOW". Total Nazis at this place! This night was a Monday 'Unlimited bowling from 9-12 for $7' which they fail to note on some signage that have a 4 people per lane minimum, making this a terrible deal if you're alone or with 1 or 2 other people. So much for going on a date with your woman unless you want to pay extra for 2 invisible people who aren't actually playing with you, or be paired up with 2 random people you don't know. I happened to be there with my girlfriend and brother and the idiot at the desk was like "You can either pay for the 4th person or wait at the end of the line" and continued to note that it was some sort of amazing deal. Hell NO it's not. Dover Bowl in Dover, NH has $1 game nights Monday - Thursday which annihilates Yankee Lanes so-called excellent deal. $7 for 'unlimited bowling' which is more like LIMITED bowling considering they require you to have 4 people per lane. What if you have no friends available on that night? or just want to bowl alone? You get turned away unless you're rich and have tons of $$$. I will never go back if I can help it and I'd encourage anyone else to NOT support Yankee Lanes. Avoid this place at all cost, no pun intended...

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★☆☆☆☆

Went to this place last night and was very rudely asked to have my bowling bag searched by some guy at the door. At first I thought he was joking and then showed him my ball/shoes in my bag and laughed. As I approached the front desk a bowler had asked the cashier why the lane wasn't working (it was 8:50pm) and the cashier rudely responded "We don't turn on the lanes until 9, the special starts at 9" and as the kid walked off the cashier mocked him by saying "...he knows it doesn't start till 9"! What?! I thought Hitler was dead! Who operates this place?! They seriously can't turn a lane on 10 minutes early? "OMG PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO BOWL 1 FRAME MORE THAN WE WANT TO ALLOW". Total Nazis at this place! This night was a Monday 'Unlimited bowling from 9-12 for $7' which they fail to note on some signage that have a 4 people per lane minimum, making this a terrible deal if you're alone or with 1 or 2 other people. So much for going on a date with your woman unless you want to pay extra for 2 invisible people who aren't actually playing with you, or be paired up with 2 random people you don't know. I happened to be there with my girlfriend and brother and the idiot at the desk was like "You can either pay for the 4th person or wait at the end of the line" and continued to note that it was some sort of amazing deal. Hell NO it's not. Dover Bowl in Dover, NH has $1 game nights Monday - Thursday which annihilates Yankee Lanes so-called excellent deal. $7 for 'unlimited bowling' which is more like LIMITED bowling considering they require you to have 4 people per lane. What if you have no friends available on that night? or just want to bowl alone? You get turned away unless you're rich and have tons of $$$. I will never go back if I can help it and I'd encourage anyone else to NOT support Yankee Lanes. Avoid this place at all cost, no pun intended...

Pros: None

Cons: Poor service, rudeness, overpriced...

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I used to love Yankee lanes, the staff was great they had this amazing friendly server, then this past Saturday (Feb 7Th) everything changed. There is this horrible new server who has the worst attitude about her job and she completely ruined my view of Yankee Lanes. After dropping 136.00 to take my staff for a night of bowling, I decided to get a round of shots for the workers. I tried to get the servers attention to come to lanes 7+8 and immediate response was that its going to be a while with a strong attitude. Eventually she made it over to our lane and I began asking her some questions of a good round of shots for my crew, she knew nothing and she eventually became irritated and said that I am now cut off. That's it I got so angry when heard this that I immediately went to the management and demanded a refund which I received, then I got the hell out of their. I couldn't believe this bowling ally would give a large bill of revenue over a some ignorant server. Ridiculous as long as that server is working at Yankee lanes I am never returning with my large work crew.

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★☆☆☆☆

I used to love Yankee lanes, the staff was great they had this amazing friendly server, then this past Saturday (Feb 7Th) everything changed. There is this horrible new server who has the worst attitude about her job and she completely ruined my view of Yankee Lanes. After dropping 136.00 to take my staff for a night of bowling, I decided to get a round of shots for the workers. I tried to get the servers attention to come to lanes 7+8 and immediate response was that its going to be a while with a strong attitude. Eventually she made it over to our lane and I began asking her some questions of a good round of shots for my crew, she knew nothing and she eventually became irritated and said that I am now cut off. That's it I got so angry when heard this that I immediately went to the management and demanded a refund which I received, then I got the hell out of their. I couldn't believe this bowling ally would give a large bill of revenue over a some ignorant server. Ridiculous as long as that server is working at Yankee lanes I am never returning with my large work crew.

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I used to love Yankee lanes, the staff was great they had this amazing friendly server, then this past Saturday (feb 7th) everything changed. There is this horrible new server who has the worst attitude about her job and she completely ruined my view of Yankee Lanes. After dropping 136.00 to take my staff for a night of bowling, I decided to get a round of shots for the workers. I tried to get the servers attention to come to lanes 7+8 and immediate response was that its going to be a while with a strong attitude. Eventually she made it over to our lane and I began asking her some questions of a good round of shots for my crew, she knew nothing and she eventually became irritated and said that I am now cut off. Thats it I got so angry when heard this that I immediately went to the management and demanded a refund which I received, then I got the hell out of their. I couldn't believe this bowling ally would give a large bill of revenue over a some ignorant server. Ridiculous as long as that server is working at yankee lanes I am never returning with my large work crew.

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★☆☆☆☆

I used to love Yankee lanes, the staff was great they had this amazing friendly server, then this past Saturday (feb 7th) everything changed. There is this horrible new server who has the worst attitude about her job and she completely ruined my view of Yankee Lanes. After dropping 136.00 to take my staff for a night of bowling, I decided to get a round of shots for the workers. I tried to get the servers attention to come to lanes 7+8 and immediate response was that its going to be a while with a strong attitude. Eventually she made it over to our lane and I began asking her some questions of a good round of shots for my crew, she knew nothing and she eventually became irritated and said that I am now cut off. Thats it I got so angry when heard this that I immediately went to the management and demanded a refund which I received, then I got the hell out of their. I couldn't believe this bowling ally would give a large bill of revenue over a some ignorant server. Ridiculous as long as that server is working at yankee lanes I am never returning with my large work crew.

Pros: none now all been ruined

Cons: terrible new server ruin anyones night

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I have been going to yankee lanes for a few years. This is a great place for anyone who likes to bowl. They have a variety of balls (all with different weights). They are always friendly and the facility seems to be clean. They also have pool tables and some video games. I have seen people of all ages. Usually, the people who are in their late teens early 20's will go on a friday or saturday night because that is when they do galactic bowling.

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★★★★☆

I have been going to yankee lanes for a few years. This is a great place for anyone who likes to bowl. They have a variety of balls (all with different weights). They are always friendly and the facility seems to be clean. They also have pool tables and some video games. I have seen people of all ages. Usually, the people who are in their late teens early 20's will go on a friday or saturday night because that is when they do galactic bowling.

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I have been going to Yankee Lanes for years. During certain nights (Friday and Saturday) it has many young high school students who just like to play around. If you go on a Monday night then they will give you a discounted rate to bowl. It has always been clean there and they have good customer service.

4
★★★★☆

I have been going to Yankee Lanes for years. During certain nights (Friday and Saturday) it has many young high school students who just like to play around. If you go on a Monday night then they will give you a discounted rate to bowl. It has always been clean there and they have good customer service.

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Yankee Lanes offers large pin bowling (as opposed to candle pin bowling) and a lot of fun. They have a nice variety of ball sizes for those who don't own their own and well maintained lanes. Scoring is done by computer, and one that keeps better score than most that I've seen. Gutter bumpers are available for those with kids (or those who just can't bowl...) and there is plenty of seating around each lane. Yankee Lanes has a bar and concession stand, if you order something that takes a while to cook they'll even bring it to your lane for you. There is also an arcade with several video games, pool tables and an air hockey table. If you're looking to bowl on a Friday or Saturday night stop by for Galactic Bowling where you'll find black lights, strobes, a dj to keep you entertained and plenty of bowling extras to add to your experience (be prepared to pay more and wait for a lane though).

5
★★★★★

Yankee Lanes offers large pin bowling (as opposed to candle pin bowling) and a lot of fun. They have a nice variety of ball sizes for those who don't own their own and well maintained lanes. Scoring is done by computer, and one that keeps better score than most that I've seen. Gutter bumpers are available for those with kids (or those who just can't bowl...) and there is plenty of seating around each lane. Yankee Lanes has a bar and concession stand, if you order something that takes a while to cook they'll even bring it to your lane for you. There is also an arcade with several video games, pool tables and an air hockey table. If you're looking to bowl on a Friday or Saturday night stop by for Galactic Bowling where you'll find black lights, strobes, a dj to keep you entertained and plenty of bowling extras to add to your experience (be prepared to pay more and wait for a lane though).

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Yankee Lanes is a great spot to spend a Saturday night with friends. The food is good, as far as bowling alley food goes, the arcade has some good video games/pool tables, etc. and the bowling is fun! They have bumpers so if you go with your children (or you are just a stinky bowler) you can request a lane with them. However, I have noticed on, they will not always grant a person's request for a lane with bumpers. I think this has something to do with the high school aged kids who fool around and bang the ball down the lane. Either way, Yankee Lanes is a great value and loads of fun.

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★★★★☆

Yankee Lanes is a great spot to spend a Saturday night with friends. The food is good, as far as bowling alley food goes, the arcade has some good video games/pool tables, etc. and the bowling is fun! They have bumpers so if you go with your children (or you are just a stinky bowler) you can request a lane with them. However, I have noticed on, they will not always grant a person's request for a lane with bumpers. I think this has something to do with the high school aged kids who fool around and bang the ball down the lane. Either way, Yankee Lanes is a great value and loads of fun.

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