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About Grand Central Restaurant & Bowling Lounge

Our restaurant is connected to an upscale bowling alley with a full-serviced bar focused in the center of dining area. Seating options include comfortable booths, cushioned stools at the wrap-around bar, or tables with high-seated chairs. We have a diverse menu featuring gourmet burgers, sandwiches, salads, delicious appetizers, pizzas, and specialty dishes like grilled sirloin steak, pastas, fish and chips, and the ever popular orange chicken and kung pao chicken. Since we have a full bar, there are also endless options for your favorite drinks! Showing on every side of the bar in the center are 8 televisions always showing your favorite sports events or music videos! It's a great time here at Grand Central Restaurant and Bowling Lounge!

808 SE Morrison St.
Portland, OR 97214
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm; Friday: 11:30am - 1:00am; Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00am; Sunday: 11:00am - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
8th

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 236-2695

Website:
http://www.thegrandcentralbowl.com/

Entertainment:
We have 12 lanes of Bowling downstairs, and our second floor (which is only open on Friday and Saturday nights)is a loft over looking the lanes that is equipped with another full bar, an open dance floor, two pool tables and video poker.

Parking Details:
We have a public parking lot and a parking garage, all are free for customers!

Executive Chef:
Brett Brammer

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Grand Central can provide events with unparalleled versatility. Used alone or combined our private rooms and meeting spaces create a spectacular atmosphere for events large and small. Our private rooms are wired for sound, have high-speed internet connections and PowerPoint presentation capabilities

Grand Central Restaurant & Bowling Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

3.5

service

3.6

ambience

3.8

Noise

Energetic

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (16)
Great for Lunch (11)
Special Occasion (11)
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Late-night Find (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Great for Brunch (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 27, 2013

It was not that busy which was great. However our server didn't come over to warm up coffee and refill water only once. I asked for a to go box with my order and to bring out with my food. I said I really would like it and didn't get it and I had to ask for it

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 26, 2013

Menu selection was unique and plentiful. Portions were good, food was excellent!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 6, 2013

We started out here for my friends bachelor party. We had a real good time drinking beers and bowling. The food was really good and the servers were nice and prompt. The place had a cool atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 1, 2013

we really love this place and our friends/family did too

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 25, 2013

This restaurant was a surprise. We expected all that come with a restaurant that is connected with a bowling alley but the reality exceeded our expectations. Great menu, reasonable prices, vibrant (yes noisy but it's a bowling alley so come on!)

It was our anniversary and I mentioned that just once in an email to the manager. and the special treatment we received started at the door with the hostess acknowledging our special day, carried through the meal with a special dessert for us recommended by our server and included a visit from the manager and continued on to our bowling session after dinner where we were acknowledged again on our special day. We were really happy and had a great, super fun time bowling with the grown ups. Thanks!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 7, 2013

Food was quite good, up-graded pub grub with enough variety to keep it interesting. Prices were fair and service was pleasant: not gourmet or fine dining but still worthwhile and a very nice surprise.

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 (Portland)·Dined on March 17, 2013

food was mediocre at best. Limp boring cold potatoes, very little hollandaise, had to repeatedly ask for coffee. despite two emails confirming our reservation the hostess did not have it and we had to wait a half hour to be seated. Being a former restaurant manager I noticed the staff did not seem to be working together, lot of confusion going on. Definitely would not go back.

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 (Portland)·Dined on March 16, 2013

The food has improved immensely, great atmosphere, and ambiance. I miss the pool and the extra lanes, but now I can eat good food!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 15, 2013

Helpful staff great food, were great with our group of 12

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 22, 2013

The food was great and the ambiance was good overall. However, the music was set way too loud. In our group of 7, it made it impossible to hear what people were saying in our group without getting up and walking to the other end of the table.

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 10, 2013

A little spendy for bowling, however I like the lounge feeling. I did not like the timer on the bowling screen,I felt a lot of pressure to rush through, especially after paying $15.00 for 1/2 hour.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2012

The one disappointing thing was that they ran out of some alcohol on New Year's Eve. Didn't seem that the event was prepared for the event because they ran out when we sat down at 9. I also didnt.like that there was no room for dancing. There was ample.room where the bowling was, they shouldve utilize the downstairs. I've been here before and the service and ambiance has been good so that is why I would refer this place.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 22, 2012

Picked Grand Central for my birthday celebration this year. Great food, excellent service for a large group of 12. Bowling was fun with upbeat music and nice lanes.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 14, 2012

Everyone is reporting having a great time---giving me lots of compliments for thinking of bowling for the holiday. Your ad about bowlling for the holiday was the inspiration.

The only thing, and it was my fault, was to make reservations for a restaurant/bar table as well as bowling lanes. Since there was a table over the bowling balls to have food on, the restaurant table wasn't needed.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 30, 2012

The videos weren't exactly kid-friendly and the chicken strips were way salty. The server was "on-the-spot" and the dim lighting with fancy side lighting made the lanes look pretty cool.

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 29, 2012

I loved it! The food was great and our server did a good job. There was one SUPER obnoxious guy sitting at the bar. There was a football game on and he was SHOUTING at the TV the entire time we were there. I had to try and not let it ruin my night, but it was hard to hear my husband over this guy. Somebody should've asked him to be quieter. That is the only negative thing. Also, if you're going for bowling, don't go on a Friday or Saturday night unless you have a large group, because the bowling is way more expensive those nights.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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