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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 and Strike Zone Lanes comprise 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 and Strike Zone Lanes are 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 and Strike Zone Lanes have 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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