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“Smooshing bowling and eating into one” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Sparians

Sparians
141 Park at North Hills St Suite 120, Raleigh, NC 27609
+1 919-803-3718
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Ranked #422 of 1,129 Restaurants in Raleigh
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: American
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Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Six Forks & Dartmoth
Raleigh, North Carolina
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105 reviews 105 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 73 cities Reviews in 73 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Smooshing bowling and eating into one”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

If you aren't too bothered about bowling, or eating, then it's ok.
The couch was comfortable and everyone seemed to be having a decent time.
My wife loved her key lime Martini, said it was the best she'd had, especially by the fourth one.

I didn't love the thought of conflating eating with bowling. I was thinking too much about my balls being clean (the bowling balls) but I didn't/couldn't see any issue.
Some kids kept standing in our lane and there were two loud parties of brides/bridesmaids/bachelor parties - a real mix of different people.
I think that ours were the only kids there on a Saturday evening - would probably take them to day care if there were a next time.

I just had an OK time, I think that I could probably have enjoyed something in the same price range, with less travel (from Wake Forest to Raleigh's inner belt line) more.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
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99 reviews 99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Fun time had by all!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

Great concept, good food, fun atmosphere. Very poor food server, too slow and the place was empty. Manager was standing in the bar when I went over to ask for a glass have a gripe session about how cheap the customers are, do not order enough or tip well. Never appropriate to hold an employee complaint session in the middle of the place. It was very empty, we were the first ones there at noon on a Sunday, got busier later in the day.

Visited April 2012
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Trenton, NJ
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Unimpressed...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

by the food. Grant it, large groups can take a long time to accommodate, but our wait was ridiculous only to be given lukewarm food ;-( The bowling alley part is GREAT. Will definitely eat before I patron this place again.

Visited March 2012
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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148 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 69 cities Reviews in 69 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Not your typical bowling alley!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

Gathered here for a surprise birthday party! Great casual-type food - fish tacos are best around & gourmet pizzas & burgers were popular! Sofas near bar conducive for group gathering & easy access to dance floor; bands on Fri. & Sat nights. Can bowl a few games , then have dinner & drinks. Great place to gather for a fun celebration,

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cary, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Fun group night out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

Fun and different twist to bowling and dinner. Live music was playing the night we went.

Visited November 2011
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