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Where Food & Fun Come Together Under One Roof!


Bowling-Karaoke-Bar-Restaurant-Tiki Bar
Sand Volleyball-Live Music-Patio-Trivia

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 11am-11:00pm | Friday-Saturday 11am-2:30am | Sunday 11am-10pm
65 Millard Drive | Franklin, Oh 45005
Located off Exit 38 off I-75. One exit South of Austin Landing

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Company History

J.D. Legends is a state-of-the-art award-winning Restaurant and Family Fun Center focused on providing smaller communities an entertainment option for the whole family. The environment is clean, vibrant and fun.

We offer glow-in-the-dark bowling with music and video projectors that come down above the lanes. There is a redemption , a full-service restaurant and bar with many TVs. J.D. Legends also has trivia, karaoke, live entertainment, a patio/deck and fun poker tournaments. Our Ohio location even has three sand volleyball courts with a tiki bar. J.D. Legends is where food and family fun come together under one roof.

In 1997 brothers Eli and Wasfi Samaan agreed to keep open a failed bowling center at the request of a local bank in Jessamine County, Kentucky. At the time, none of them even knew how to keep a bowling score. After a few months of operating the facility, they fell in love with this new source of entertainment. Wasfi and Eli also realized that something was missing in this small town--namely, a casual dining restaurant, sports bar and family entertainment center.

So they remodeled the facility to add a full-service restaurant, sports bar and family entertainment center called J.D. Legends and Strike Zone Lanes. Their goal was to give smaller towns a place where customers can enjoy a great meal, drinks and entertainment under one roof.

The Samaans have created a fun, clean and vibrant facility that everyone can enjoy. The finished product has been a success with Jessamine County residents in Kentucky. In 2003, the same approach was applied to a very similar area in Franklin, Ohio.

J.D. Legends has received national and international recognition in the bowling industry, especially for best practices for food and beverage in a bowling center in 2001 for the Kentucky location and in 2004 for the Ohio location.

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