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Michele Knight 
Please rate your overall experience Excellent
Customer Service? Excellent
Food Quality? Excellent
How do you feel about the price/value of your experience? Excellent
Would you recommend us to family/friends? Yes
Any additional comments, questions, or suggestions? Love the groupons!!! 
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Get out of the kitchen...…and get on with life. Let’s just say what it is – we’re busy gals! I personally don’t have time, or the desire, to slave over a hot stove all day trying to create the latest gourmet recipes posted on Pinterest! Don’t get me wrong, I love me my “pinning” but most sessions end in an I’m-not-a-good-mom-unless-I-bake-that kinda’ mood…ugh!
Here are some quick and easy ways I make sure my family is fed, while minimizing my time in the kitchen:
1. Plan ahead. It can be easier than it sounds. List your family’s favorite dishes and rotate them regularly – use a calendar, if it’s easier. When you plan your meals in advance, you can schedule easy dishes for busy nights.
2. Keep your pantry, refrigerator, and freezer organized and well stocked with a variety of healthy “convenience” foods, such as canned beans, quick cooking grains, pasta, frozen veggies, chicken breast, ground turkey, cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, etc.
3. Give leftovers a makeover. Make a double recipe, serving it one way the first time, then transforming it into something else for a future meal. For instance, you can turn leftover roasted vegetables into a soup, stew, or potpie or combine them with beans and pasta or rice.
4. Once a week, have a cooking marathon, where you prepare several dishes for the week. Once you put on a pot of chili and a hearty soup, they cook themselves. While they simmer, put together a casserole, stuffed peppers, or maybe a chicken and rice dish.
5. Cook double recipes of beans, grains, and other dishes and freeze half for later use.
6. Double up your oven time. If you’re baking a casserole, also bake a few potatoes or long-cooking vegetables such as winter squash, carrots, and onions to use the next day.
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2420 U.S. 1 Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
2420 U.S. 1USNew Jersey08648
(609) 882-7700colonialbowlingnj.com
Bowling Alley, Catering
Bowling Alley
Catering
Laser Tag Center
Today 11:00 am – 12:30 am
Monday 11:00 am – 12:30 amTuesday 11:00 am – 12:30 amWednesday 11:00 am – 12:30 pmThursday 11:00 am – 12:30 amFriday 11:00 am – 12:30 amSaturday 10:00 am – 12:30 amSunday 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Colonial Bowling & Entertainment is your Rx for Serious Fun for Everyone!
Birthday Parties. Bowling parties. Laser Tag parties. Bowling, Central NJ
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28-lane bowling alley offering a private suite plus a bar & grill, laser tag, an arcade & big TVs.- Google
"Awesome deal - 90 minutes of bowling w/shoes plus a game of laser tag for $20."
9 reviewers
"Very impressive place and will consider it for kids birthday party."
5 reviewers
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Benjamin Rose
3 weeks ago
I live in town and tried to take my wife and sister-in-law out for a nice night of food and fun. We started out walking to Limoncello's across route 1 and had a nice meal. We took our leftovers and walked to colonial lanes. The security guards at the front door (kind of scary that security guards are necessary, no?) refused to let us in with food. We explained that we already ate, and would be happy to leave our leftovers at the front desk. They kept just repeating, "no food". One suggested we leave it in our car, which we couldn't because we walked. I asked to see a manager and again heard from them, "no food". I told them well done on losing business, and while the 3 of us walked back I called the manager directly. He took my call like a joke at first, could barely hear me, before moving into his quieter office. He took down my name, number, and story, and promised to make this right and get back to me. He never did. So why on earth would I ever want to come here again? I was on Princeton and IAS bowling leagues with my friends and co-workers, I will be telling them all how awful colonial lanes has become. There is another bowling alley in Hamilton near estates boulevard and Kuser road that won't put you through this kind of experience.
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Jennifer Armiger
2 months ago
I held my son's birthday party at Colonial Bowling and I was most pleased with the event. From the scheduler, Jen, to our party hostess, the staff at Colonial took care of every detail, including goodie bags and getting everyone where they needed to be. The boys had a great time (and so did the moms!). Well worth the money. Tasteful and updated decor; would highly recommend.
Kim Selle
3 months ago
We had a 8th birthday party it was great. food great, hostess great! Would recommend it any day!
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Bruce Wayne
a year ago
Have been to Colonial Bowling & Entertainment many times over the years - we are astonished at the remodel! Simply Beautiful! Last week we attended a school fundraiser for our Tween. Awesome deal - 90 minutes of bowling w/shoes plus a game of laser tag for $20. My wife and I actually played laser tag for the first time ever - Lol! The staff was very pleasant and attentive - a few families showed up late and were not happy that their bowling cut off at the conclusion on the fundraiser. Well, a front desk person (Jermaine???) came over and explained to them that the school contracted for a specific time period and if they wished to extend play, he offered them a real good deal-- Sometimes people forget that we were there to raise money for a good cause :) BTW - one of the best burgers I have had in a long time
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Suzanne Maloney
a month ago
I had my daughter's 13th birthday party here and did the teen party. A week before the party I called to confirm guest count. I asked about having food at the lanes and was told that was ok but I should order now so food would be ready at party time (Saturday night being busy). No problem, I ordered 3 sampler platters at $16.99 each and was told they would feed between 8-12 people (looked more like 6-8 to me). A few days later I called back to increase my count as more kids had RSVP'd (total of 22 kids). I asked to add tortilla chips and salsa + cheese that I had seen on-line for $3.99 + $2 extra for cheese. She said all would be added. Day of event came and most went smoothly except after 15 minutes at lanes I asked about food and our party person said she was working on it. Another 15 minutes went by still no food I asked her again and she said they were still working on it. At this point I was frustrated as the point of the food at the lanes was to enjoy while bowling and now bowling was half over. I spoke to a person I think was an asst. manager and about 10 minutes later the food arrived. A manager came out and apologized, gave us a free pitcher of fruit punch and checked on us several more times to make sure we were ok. All went pretty smoothly from there until I received the bill. Unfortunately, being rushed to pay as the parents were arriving to pick-up kids I did not look at bill. The next day I noticed I had been charged $45 for EACH tortilla chip basket and salsa! I though for sure this was a clerical error. I called and I was told no indeed this was correct. That it was the banquet rate. Now I will take partial responsibility as I did not confirm that the online pricing I had seen matched when I spoke to the person on the phone but with sampler platters at $16.99 who would even begin to think a bag of tortilla chips and a jar of salsa would cost $45!!! Luckily when I arrived I reduced my original 3 to 2 but I was still charged for 3 so they did refund me for 1. So when booking a party with Colonial Lanes I would advise to be cautious on ordering extra food as it is slow and expensive!
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Yvette Cordero
3 months ago
Had a birthday party for my 13 year old daughter. The host seemed to have better things to do. I've had several birthday parties there before and the hostess that I had were attentive, asked us if we wanted a menu while the kids bowled, check on us often. This time around the host walked around with his friends. It was such a horrible experience I will never have a party there again. Disappointed in the service and for the price I paid....I would've expected a better outcome.
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Tushar Dubey
11 months ago
Colonial Bowling is great and is a whole lot of fun for birthdays but had one major drawback. On a kids' birthday you get to go into a ticket machine where tickets fly everywhere and you try to grab as many as you can. The child at the party went in but had to wear goggles to protect his eyes. They in fact did the exact opposite and gave him pink eye for 2 days! My advice: ASK THEM TO SANITIZE THE GOGGLES BEFORE YOU WEAR THEM!! Though after this experience I still would recommend this place for birthday parties if not for this little issue. I am not trying to say not to go there because everything else was spot on (everyone loved laser tag and bowling) but just ask them to specifically take care of the goggle problem.
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Response from the owner - 10 months ago
Hi Tushar and thx for your feedback. Did you receive a callback from our birthday party manager? Pls Advise
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Anisha Mishra
4 months ago
Nice ambience. fun place