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Lucky Strikes Bowling food any good?

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Hi,

I'm going to a birthday party at the new Lucky Strikes bowling place in the new part of Del Amo mall in Torrance this weekend, and I looked at their menu.

It all READS delicious and slightly gourmet, but what I want to know is if it's worth it enough for me to forgo dinner and spend money THERE to have dinner.

Basically:

If it is ok/good food for an ok/good price, I might go for it.

If it is pricey BUT also above average quality, I'll consider it.

It it's pretty crappy BUT also pretty darn cheap, I'll consider it.

The only reason I ask is this: I live really close to the mall, and if the food is not worth the price, I'd rather just eat at home first, then spend my money on the non-food entertainment there.

But their burgers and appetizers look really nice. Would I be disappointed by quality and/or price?

Thank you in advance,
Ames

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  1. i forgot to mention, if this weren't obvious, their online menu does not show prices!!

    1. They have a pretty interesting menu actually. And it's really good. The chef is the same guy who works does all the catering for the top movie premieres in Los Angeles. They have some really fun adult-ized kid foods, like mac and cheese balls that are heaven. Adult and sophisticed versions of cheese sandwiches and bunches of cool dipping sauces for fries. I liked the menu very much and was surprised it was so good for a venue like that.

      1. I have to say that I expected to be thoroughly disappointed by Lucky Strike, but it turned out to be quite tasty and well executed. Have fun!

        1. I thought the food was pretty good for a bowling alley (at least the one at the Block in Orange). I tried the roast beef sandwiches with blue cheese (they they were labeled as "flank steak), pizza and some caesar salad. The beef was really good and definately good quality beef and nice stinky blue cheese. The pizzas were noticably a notch above standard soggy pizzas you would expect at a bowling alley, and the caesar salad had a very nice dressing. All the ingredients were fresh and I was pretty surprised by the quality of all the items. Dont get me wrong, its not gourmet, but you could do a whole lot worse.

          1. I agree with the others in that I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food for a bowling alley. It's better than the other kinds of fast food you can get at the mall, and the ingredients seemed fresh and the items were freshly prepared.

            It won't be like going out to Spago for your birthday, but I think it would be convenient and fun for you to eat there as part of your friend's birthday party. Wouldn't they already have ordered some food for the group though?

            1. i was quite happy with their burgers. they will cook them rare! wooo!

              don't expect gourmet and you'll be happy.

              1. WOW! thank you guys, every one of you! Regarding kingkong5's question/remark about the birthday girl already pre-ordering food for the group -- I have no idea, but I sure hope so! But if not, I didn't want to show up hungry and then feel obliged to pay for bad bowling alley food.

                Thanks for the heads up! If anything noteworthy crops up, I'll come back and mention it.

                Gratefully,
                Amy

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                1. re: buttermarblepopcorn

                  Hi Amy,

                  if you want to see what some of the food looks like, I took some pictures the last time I was there. I used to be the Assoc. Director for the Fully Employed MBA program at UC Irvine, so the whole MBA staff had a party there once. Here are the pics

                  http://webfiles.uci.edu/cnguyen6/PMSB...

                  the onion rings and pizza were excellent!

                2. My company is having their X-mas party there, looks like I'm in for a good surprise (well, except for my lack-of-bowling-skills.) And hey, if it's a flopper, I can always cheer myself up @ Beard Papa's next door.

                  -AquaW
                  http://la-oc-foodie.blogspot.com