Love bowling? How about bowling while eating delicious food made from scratch? When I think of bowling, I usually don’t correlate it with good food. Well, Kings Dining & Entertainment in Rosemont totally changed my mind. We were quite impressed not only with their bowling facility but also the food made from their scratch kitchen. And, oh, those desserts! Definitely, a must-stop for the family if you’re in the area.
Highlights of Kings Dining:
- Cool ambiance. The space is retro-modern cool with lots of reds and fun lighting.
- Bowling fun. We all enjoy bowling, and bowling here was super fun. Having bumpers and a ramp for the kids were an added plus.
- Scratch food. This isn’t your typical bowling alley food. The food here is made from scratch. They try to source hormone-free, GMO-free, fresh, local ingredients, and they make everything in-house including pizza dough, fresh-baked focaccia, sauces, house-smoked meats and pickled veggies.
- Delicious food. They offer tons of food making it so difficult to choose. With our server’s recommendation, we started with an appetizer sampler platter which contained my favorite Buffalo Chicken Wontons, Fried Mac & Cheese Bites, Southwestern Spring Rolls, Nashville Hot Chicken Bites.
We ended up getting the huge pretzel with cheese dip, nachos, mozzarella sandwich (my fav!), shrimp tacos, and a BBQ chicken pizza.
My husband even claimed that the BBQ chicken pizza was the best that he’s ever had.
- After glancing through the menu, I was happy to find vegan and vegetarian options like these Teri-Dactyl Impossible Meatballs made from all plant-based meatballs.It didn’t disappoint. In fact, the kids couldn’t even tell (although it may have been a little too spicy for them.) If I’d ever want to go vegan, I could have it every day. They also offer vegan burgers and cauliflower “vings.”
- Super fun desserts. The desserts themselves were ridiculous! I highly recommend any of their ice cream sundaes. They were bigger than my daughter’s face and very Instagram-worthy. The boys opted for a root beer float and came out with the ice cream in a mug and a bottle of root beer. The boys had such a fun time making their own floats.
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- Fun cocktails and drinks. They have pretty cool cocktails like this yummy Pop Rocks Martini. I’ve heard the White Russian was pretty good too.
Starting off this weekend right with this super tasty Pop Rocks Martini at @kingsbowlrosemont. Cheers! 🍸 What are your weekend plans? . . . . #otheplaceswego #sharechicagoparent #fun #summer #play #chicagofun #chicagomom #windycitybloggers #weekend #poprocks #martini #friyay #bowling #kingsdine #kingsbowl #kingschicago #instadrink
Tips to enjoy Kings Dining & Entertainment:
- Come hungry! You’ll definitely to try the food. At least get dessert here!
- Have kids? Bowl earlier. It’s more family-friendly before the late evening hours.
- If you think ahead, have the kids wear something white so they can see themselves glow as they bowl.
- Bring socks. You can also buy them there.
- Save money with their Sunny Days promotion. On sunny days, choose from one of two options – the gold and platinum. For the gold pass, guests receive the “all-you-can-bowl” offer, which includes unlimited bowling and shoe rental for $18.99 from open through 8 p.m., or $23.99 from open through close. For the platinum pass, guests receive the “all-you-can-play” offer, which includes unlimited bowling and shoe rental, plus unlimited access to the non-token table games and four tokens, all for $21.99 from open through 8 p.m. or $26.99 from open through close.
While You’re Here:
- Sugar high? Have the kids run outside on the soft, green turf.
- Enjoy other things to do at Parkway Bank Park Entertainment District including Sugar Factory, a movie across the street, shopping at Fashion Outlets Mall, or even a fun Chicago Dogs baseball game at the new Impact Field. (Review coming!)
What a fun family date night! We’ll definitely be back for bowling, the food, and the desserts. My husband and I may even come back for a fun date night.
Location: 5505 Park Place, Rosemont
Hours: Kings Bowl Rosemont: Sundays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to midnight; Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Cost: Prices start at $7 per person per game. Shoe rental is $5. Their smallest shoe size for toddlers is a 9.
Parking: Parking at the garage. Free if you validate.
Crowded: We visited on a Friday early evening, and it was not too busy.
What to expect: Bowling, games, good food, awesome dessert.