What do you get when a big box sporting goods store operates a restaurant and bowling experience? If that retailer is Bass Pro Shops, the answer is Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl and Grill.
There’s nothing fishy about this unique underwater themed entertainment venue. Uncle Buck’s offers guests a deeply submersive experience with its fin-tasticly fun themed fish bowl-ing alley, full wet bar, and deep sea dining area.
Bass Pro Shops has come up with an entertaining experience that would make any little mermaid homesick. Already known for oversized aquariums in their chain of oversized sporting goods stores, it’s not hard to fathom why the company has expanded its oceanic theming to include an amazing aquatic attraction with their underwater-themed “Fish Bowl” bowling alley and grill.
“An island-theme bar area offers visitors the experience of feeling like they are underwater exploring the skeletal remains of a sunken ship. Looking up, visitors can see the battered, barnacle and coral-encrusted wooden hull, an old rusted iron chain and the iron rail around the bow. A host of exotic fish swim in and around the wreck while Dorado and sharks, suspended from the ceiling, appear to swim overhead. The bar features a huge saltwater aquarium with scores of beautiful, tropical fish. It is elevated to provide views of the bowling action while serving up your favorite refreshment.” –Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl and Grill website
The grill offers a full menu of mouthwatering munchies and a full bar, making it easy to reel in a meal before knocking down a few pins. Drop anchor and enjoy a full scale meal with items like fish tacos, alligator mac and cheese, Tournament burgers and their “World Famous Islamorada Sandwich.” Friday feeding frenzies are sure to occur with their all you can eat fish fry Fridays (featuring famous beer battered fish and chips).
Enjoying a tropical cocktail also helps conserve national wetlands as a (sand) dollar from each “Ducks Unlimited” fishbowl for two is set aside for the charity. This signature drink served in a fishbowl will set you back $15.
For a salmon enchanted evening or afternoon, float over to the undersea bowling alley. Octopus, mermaids and more may have taken up residence in the bowling balls. These briny themed bowling balls are “delivered” by gator, octopus or shark shaped ball returns.
Featuring underwater scenes, sharks, turtles and more, the bowling lanes are right up the alley of any ocean lover. Additional aquatic scenes and “floating” give the illusion of gaming underwater.
Itching to get lost in the depths of Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl and Grill? There 12 locations to for you to dive into: Altoona, IA, Bridgeport, CT, Bristol, TN, Colorado Springs, CO, Destin, FL, East Peoria, IL, Harlingen, TX, Round Rock, TX, San Jose, CA, Tacoma, WA, Vancouver, BC.
With a dozen deep-sea themed locations across the United States and Canada, it’s easy to get hooked on this unique and deeply themed experience. Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl and Grill also offers a trophy room and private dining room, making this maritime marvel a magnificent deep sea setting for meetings and special occasions. Or you could just go for the halibut and have whale of a good time.
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