If you are looking for a unique bowling experience you definitely need to visit Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl and Grill. This ocean themed bowling alley is the perfect place for family fun for all ages visiting Destin, Fort Walton Beach, or Panama City.
Bowling guests are immersed in a unique underwater ocean landscape featuring scenery of sea turtles, sharks, sting rays and other saltwater species.
Bowl in an Unique Ocean Atmosphere
The handpainted murals and sea life hanging from the ceiling at Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl really bring the unique bowling experience to life even more.
I’ll warn you that it might ruin you for regular bowling after you experience this one of a kind bowling adventure with sea creatures.
Plan Ahead for Your Visit
This bowling alley is VERY popular for obvious reasons. The bowling lanes are first come, first serve which can lead to long wait times on the weekend. They don’t take reservations.
The staff offer customers a text update when their bowling lane is ready in case you want to explore the lineup of stores nearby.
How Much Does it Cost to Bowl at Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl in Destin, FL?
- $32 an hour Monday- Thursday
- $37 an hour Friday – Sunday
The bowling lanes are charged by the hour for up to 6-8 people. 8 people is the max number of people allowed per lane. The more people that you bowl with, the better the value.
Everyone bowling also needs to wear bowling shoes which are available for rent.
- $4.25 per pair of shoes rented
- $3.50 per pair of socks in case you didn’t wear socks to the bowling alley (I would recommend bringing socks for your whole family with you if you don’t want to wear them to the bowling alley)
Pricing is accurate at the time of posting this article. Check the Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl Destin website or call to confirm (850) 269-6100 before you go.
Is There Food at Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl and Grill Restaurant?
Yes, there is casual family dining available that you don’t need reservations for. This one of a kind dining concept is a nice option for guests if you want to grab a bite to eat before or after you bowl.
The casual dining menu has a variety of appetizers, pizza, adult beverages and a kids menu.
How to Order Food at Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl and Grill
You can order food at the island themed bar area and it can be delivered to the main dining room or you can have your food delivered to your bowling lane.
Another option is to have your food delivered by using the QR code at your bowling lane when you order on your phone. There is a high top table at the end of each bowling lane where you can place food or drinks or you can use the table in the center of the seating area.
Be on the lookout for a record size 1,200-pound blue fin tuna and a 250-pound yellow fin tuna in the center island of the bar. Both of these fish were caught by Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris and his son John Paul.
Ocean Themed Bowling Alley
The ocean-themed unique atmosphere is carried out throughout the full lanes of bowling. The wooden lanes on the ground look like a dock that you step onto before you bowl each frame.
There is a variety of aquatic family-friendly video projected over the bowling lanes with moving sea life to enhance the visual impact while you bowl.
My son and I bowled with just the two of us and we were able to bowl several games within the hour.
If you have younger kids in your party there are bumper lanes available. There is also an “assist a roll ramp” for younger guests, inexperienced bowlers or guests with special needs.
The bowling ball racks rotate between sharks and alligators and also make for fun photos.
Birthday Parties and Corporate Events at Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl
This is the perfect spot for a fun birthday party or private event! There are separate areas with a private room for parties with party packages available that include pizza, soda and bowling.
Arcade Games at Uncle Buck’s FishBowl
There is an arcade room if you want to kill some time before a bowling lane opens up.
You’ll also want to check out the shark cage above with two hammerhead sharks.
Where is Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl Located in Destin?
4251 Legendary Dr, Destin, FL
This is a great evening or rainy day option if you are already visiting the retail stores, restaurants and entertainment at Destin Commons.
Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl is owned by Bass Pro Shops. If you want to see live fish, stop at the Bass Pro Shop located next door. It has a huge salt water aquarium filled with 10,000 gallons of salt-water stocked with tropical fish.
Where Are All of the Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl Locations in the United States?
- Bridgeport, Connecticut
- Destin, Florida
- Altoona, Iowa
- East Peoria, Illinois
- Round Rock, Texas
Looking for More Unique Experiences in Destin?
You definitely want to check out the Little Adventure Packs that combine a local meal and a private outdoor adventure for up to 6 people.