Kings Dining & Entertainment - Raleigh North Hills
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Went for my son’s 8th birthday, it’s his favorite place. I emailed 2 weeks in advance and they wouldn’t give us a reservation because our group was small. Fine, it was a Thursday and we didn’t have to wait for bowling. But they might have mentioned that a group of 200 had taken over the rest of the building so we couldn’t play pool or air hockey. I’m sure they had that booked already when I emailed. That was one unhappy birthday boy. If I’d at least been able to tell him in advance, he would have been prepared for the disappointment.
The food and mixed drinks were sub par in the groups opinion; the chicken wings were too large and under cooked while the drinks were bitter and distasteful. The service was moderately argumentative and mildly resistant to resolve issues with the food and drinks. Otherwise we had a blast, the atmosphere was lively and energetic; the live DJ as well as the bowling saved the night!
Had a great time , food and service was wonderful .
Took my fiancé for his birthday and we had a great time! Abria really made our night!
I BOOKED KINGS FOR MY 51ST BIRTHDAY, WITH 12 OF MY FAMILY AND FREINDS, AND WHEN I FIRST GOT THERE , THE HOSTESS CALLED ME SUE, MY NAME IS ROBIN, THEY HAD MY RESERVATION UNDER A SUE SCOTT. BUT THEN WE WERE SEATED, I PAID FOR A GROUPON COUPON, BECAUSE THERE WERE SO MANT OF US, I DID NOT READ THE FINE PRINT, AND WE WANTED TO DO SOME POOL SHOTING BEFORE BOWLING, BUT THE RATE WAS $18.00 A HOUR, OUTRAGEGOUS. I HAVE NEVER BEEN ANYWHERE WHERE A GAME OF POOL WAS $18.00 AN HR, SO WE JUST ATE AND BOWLED. IT WAS FUN AND OUR WAITER I BELIEVE HIS NAME WAS DYLAN REAL NICE GUY, HE WAS VERY GOOD NAD COURTEOUS. I THINK THEY NEED TO UPDATE THEIR SHOES, VERY GOOD AND RAN OVER. BUT OVERALL IT WAS OK AND I AS THE BIRTHDAY GIRL WAS HAPPY TO SPEND TIME WITH MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
We last came about 8 years ago! It was under new name and management this time. Still just as amazing! The food and atmosphere was amazing!
So much fun! And delicious
We had a great time at King's, but our service was slow and didn't get everything we ordered. We will def be back to give it another go. But hopefully the service will be quicker next time. Loved all of the games and the quickness we got to a bowling lane though. Great atmosphere.
Our waiter was AWESOME!! Was very helpful and gave us great recommendations. The staff at the desk where you pay for bowling and games was nice but as much as it costs I shouldn’t have to constantly ask for items I have purchased. Additional tokens etc. I also felt there should be more people there to assist. Seems like the area was slow to get cleaned after people ate and drank. Overall it was fun but I feel the customer service needs work considering what you are paying.
Elijah was outstanding! He was very attentive to our party and didn’t miss a beat to serve us and make us feel welcome. He was patient, kind, very knowledgeable and professional. You guys need more Elijah’s!
I had a grill cheese sandwich and it was really good. I was disappointed in the prices of the drink. They didn’t have Henny but courviseur. It was $20 a shot.
The place was great and alot of fun, food size was extremely small for the money, other than that it was a good value.
Great service and availability to amenities. We will be back for the bowling next time.
Had a reservation for Mother’s Day for a large group. The staff at King’s was amazing. From the minute we walked in the door they were cheerful and on top of things. The service in the dining area was great. The food was well prepared. We moved over to the bowling area after lunch. The lanes were set up with our shoes and ready to go. The wait staff in that area was attentive as well. Overall, it was a great experience and we had a wonderful afternoon there.
It was pretty fun. Music was good. Drinks weren’t bad. The couches on lane 14 area are so huge you don’t have much room to actually bowl. If it’s your first time there’s no clear signs saying where to pick up the billiard balls, but you’ll figure it out. And there is a token machine, it’s just hidden on the back of the bar. All in all my group still had a good time. Worth to try it at least once!
The food was delicious and the service was exceptional!
We made a reservation weeks in advance only to show the day of and hear they did not have a reservation. Although, I received a confirmation email after the reservation was made and another email the day of the reservation reminding us. We waited approximately 20 minutes going back and forth regarding the reservation. After we were finally seated, the waitress was great. However, I was not impressed with my food. The wings were burnt on the outside and red (under cooked) on the inside.
Went for night of dinner and bowling with big group for a birthday night and the food was ok for a bowling alley. Definitely skip the overpriced ice cream sundaes I have never had a worse sundae in my life and how can you screw up ice cream and toppings. While I expected the bowling alley to be lively with music we ended up leaving after dinner and skipping out on bowing because music was so loud we could hardly hear each other talk. I didn’t expect to find a night club at a bowling alley and music was just way too loud to enjoy the night.
Server was hard to find as she spent most of her night chit chatting with table of friends.
Definitely won’t be coming back to this place.
Celebrating a birthday with my wife and kids at Kings Dine and Bowl. Food was good- better than standard bar fare. Drinks were expensive but good. Bowling was a lot of fun. Music very loud- club level- conversation was difficult- had to shout to hear each other.
They had issues with the bowling scoring. Otherwise a good experience.
I would recommend for bowling only not dinner. Dinner experience was not good at all.
I would recommend for the fun of it. I made reservations for bowling and dinning but I didn't get the bowling part so I had to wait 1 and a half hours to bowl and then the lady said she was giving us a complimentary bowl and she didn't. We made the best out of it any ways
Even after booking "dine and bowl" option online, confirming on open table my reservations and calling the day before to confirm and add to my party my reservations to bowl were canceled but our dining reservations were not. We attempted to wait and were told due to the mix up we would get pushed up in line to bowl. We were there at 5:30 for 5:45 reservations and left at 8 pm because we could not wait any longer due to other scheduled activities. This really didn't help with my birthday celebrations, especially since we had several people from out of state come there to celebrate. I feel like they should have some type of organization when it comes to amount of time each lane has when there are people who specifically made reservations to dine and bowl. The waiter, Daniel, was awesome but without the option to get a lane with the dine and bowl option, I would not have went there just to eat. They also stated they had a dress code online but it really looked like the dress code was made to deter certain individuals and it wasn't as upscale as advertised or as previous establishments we have been too. Overal I will probably not go back. The time we wasted we could have went out to eat and to a regular bowling alley and saved money, time and a headache.
I had made a reservation for Dine and Bowl a week prior to when we went. I confirmed that reservation two over email. I had read something about calling about dining and bowl, but read it as something you did IF you didn't get a confirmation email. When we arrived they refused to honor our reservation. It took over 15 minutes to be greeted by our waitress. My drink was supposed to have a poprocks rim. It did not. I mentioned it to the waitress and she stated she would bring me a new one. Never got it. It took over two hours from being seated, eating, and leaving. We ordered an appetizer and it took so long, we got our food about 2 minutes after we got the appetizer. One friend didn't order a second drink, they brought her a second drink anyway and then charged her for it.
Great environment with or without friends. Food was fantastic.. my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Will be back again!!
This was my first time going to King’s and it was amazing! Great date spot. We went during the afternoon and it wasn’t packed at all. We ate, bowled, played pool and watched March Madness on the big screens. Customer service was excellent and it was definitely a clean and fun atmosphere.
I made a dine and bowl reservation online and then called the day of to confirm that it processed. The person over the phone said yes. I arrived and check in and I’m told to wait while my table is being cleaned. 20 minutes pass and all the servers and receptionist keep walking pass us and not giving an update. So until i mention the reservation again thats when the receptionist cleans off a really tight table (I requested a booth) and proceeds to tell me there is no reserved bowling lane with my reservation. The wait to bowl would be 2+ hours. I just left
We had a little bachelorette party get together there and had soooo much fun! Love the food and the drinks! Great customer service!
Reservation said not confirmed until they called and confirmed with me. No one ever called I called and was immediately placed on hold. Stayed on hold for over 19 min. before I gave up and we made other plans.
I’ve been here a handful of times and always had a great experience. We went on a Saturday & I made our reservation 2 weeks in advance, also called to confirm dine + bowl. Our waiter was pushy, trying to convince those of us who had to drive home that we should drink (we didn’t). And the woman in charge of us having a lane kept telling us “you’re next” for 2 hours. We went to pay for our lane once we were finished bowling, I was double charged & then told I already paid with my meal. We were not told when you pay for your dinner that bowling is included as well, until after she charged my card a second time. It was a confusing and frustrating experience. Going on a week day I’ve had no issues, but I would not recommend going on the weekend even with reservations.
Horrible experience. Date down for dinner and they said to go check in for bowling and put name in list. We checked in and they said a 2 hour wait which we we're fine with. We ordered or food and drinks and 10 minutes later we were called for bowling. We had to eat our dinner on the bowling lanes. Extremely rushed. Everyone was confused that worked there. I will not go back. Way to expensive for a bad experience.
Made reservations for dine then bowl.. We dined but couldn’t bowl.. the wait was 3 hours long.. Watered down drinks at the main bar.. I could smell the bar from my seat! Think I’ll be finding a new place to goto!
Hair in burger but Manager was great to fix it, and waiter was great as well. Service was excellent in dining and bowling areas. Food was sub-par, and we definitely overpaid, in terms of quality. Overall, it was a pricey visit but the kiddos liked it, so happy kids=happy parents! Bowling was super fun, and the kids loved the lights!
Unfortunately I made the wrong reservation. I wanted to dine and bowl and the one I made was a dine in only. Fortunately we were still able to bowl. The reservations with the restaurant was ridiculous no one was at the stand waiters were in disarray and this is on a regular Sunday afternoon. The employees in the bowling department were extremely rude and nasty and our lane for bowling had technical issues. So I wasn’t living for that place and not sure I’d go again unless management gets it together
Went to watch the superbowl with some friends, we reserved "counter seats" before going. When we got there the hostess looked up our reservation and then tried to place us in a booth that was not near a tv...pointless on superbowl sunday! We had to ask to move to the counter top, like we had reserved. Then we had to keep waiting for our food and drinks. One food order came out wrong. This was all happening while there was a total of maybe 5 people sitting at your bar.
Really great place for Adults to enjoy.
Food: Typical restaurant menu that is similar to Applebee’s and TGIF. Had the chicken taco which were decent.
Games: Reasonably priced in comparison to Dave & Busters. Plenty of ping pong/pool tables, and bowling lanes. Feel like there is plenty of space between the tables so that you are not bumping into other guests.
Drinks: Same as any other restaurant. My group order Shareable Mai Tai which were delicious, but the Sangrias seemed a little watered down.
Staff: Nice and friendly! Waiter was quick, accurate, and fun.
I would not recommend this venue, despite making online reservations and speaking with a representative via email my husband’s birthday celebration was marred with their sup par service and attitude. I was given a million reason why my reservation was not showing up right in the system but even when I settled to dine there with an exorbitant wait for bowling they never sat us, despite having reservations for a specific time and arriving early. No one spoke to us about our service, about our wait, no one attempted to make space at the bar being that we had a reservation. When we asked to please be seated (45 mins after arrival) everyone went running and we still weren’t seated, our party was not directed to a staff, manager or anything. I ended up calling the local Dave and Busters and explaining the situation and being ensured we would be taken care of there. I will never return.
I booked dine and bowl and my bowling got booted due to computer
We had a blast! We will be back!
Kings Dining & Entertainment - Raleigh North Hills is rated 4 stars by 253 OpenTable diners.