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Meszar's Lanes

The circa-1950s decor still sparkles at Meszar's, an intimate mom-and-pop operation, after all these years in the same family. Owner Ann Meszar keeps the chrome lunch counter shiny and collects the money, while her son acts as custodian and pin-chaser. Don't forget to wear your bowling shirt with "Carla" embroidered in cursive on the pocket, and be sure to bring someone who knows how to keep score with a scratchy orange pencil -- there are no automatic scorers here. It's very family-friendly, with bumper-bowling for the rugrats and prices that hark back to the Eisenhower era.