Formerly the home of the Virgin Mega Store at Downtown Disney, Splitsville recently took over the 50,000 square foot two-story building – converted into a beautifully new, yet also vintage-feeling “luxury” bowling and dining complex.
The place is huge, with a separate dining room and bar area for those who don’t wish to bowl but just eat and people watch I guess, or maybe wait for their turn in one of the 30 bowling lanes.
Upstairs, there are billiard tables and more bowling lanes and a decidedly more adult, sophisticated feeling during the late hours on the weekend my friends and I visited. I would definitely request an upstairs lane the next time I decide to come for a few rounds of bowling with friends.
Here the bowling games are paid for by the hour, pretty much $20 an hour for each player.
The menu at Splitsville, created by Chef Tim Cushman, one of Food & Wine magazine’s “Best New Chefs” in 2008, offers atypical bowling alley fare that not only includes pizzas, but also sushi rolls and gourmet filet sliders.
The sushi was surprisingly not too bad, but I would skip their calamari which was one of the few items that is not made fresh in house.
3 PEPPER CALAMARI $13 – Fried calamari sautéed with cherry, jalapeño and banana peppers.
This dish was too salty and too sweet at the same time. The dipping sauce was just confusing and quite unpleasantly salty.
Beauty and the Beast roll – two rolls together on one plate
Salmon roll wrapped with rice wrapped with tuna and shrimp
VEGGIE Pizza $14 – made with Mozzarella, mushrooms, red and green peppers, onions, black olives, broccoli and tomato sauce.
Overall, a fun place to go in Downtown Disney for bowling and a few dishes (pizza and sushi are your best bets).