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The Meatball Shop

84 Stanton St, New York City, NY (Lower East Side)
(212) 982-8895
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Ranked #117 of 11,405 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Lower East Side
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Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Fun, funky, cool, tasty. Only downside was grumpy hostess and having to wait very long for a table. Was the weekend though and we had no booking. Very glad we checked it out!

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Waterloo, Belgium
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Original excellent concept and novel menu choice. Very varied and large choice of meatballs, sauce and vegetables! Welcoming staff, Good service and very nice meal. Excellent Meatballs! Very pleasant manager.Nice atmosphere in the area of 84 Stanton Street.

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We ate a beef meatball hero, beef meatballs over mashed potatoes, and veggie balls. They hit these meatballs out of the park!!! Try the beef meatballs over spaghetti, which we had another time. This restaurant has a great ambience and wonderful service. We waited 20 minutes, and it was definitely worth the wait. They text you when your table is... More

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NJ
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Went to the 9th ave location after walking the Highline. Neat concept, everything is based around different types of meatballs. There is a vegetarian option. Too many variations to elaborate on. I will be going back.

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Deer Park, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

It's meatballs with style, we each had something different and really enjoyed the meal and atmosphere. It's small comfy place, well worth the wait. We made reservations and they text or call you to let you know about ten minutes before they are ready for you. This was great because we went down street for a drink and enjoyed walking... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

We ate here on a cold Saturday, for lunch.the meatballs are delicious....the problem is, which ones to have. The sliders looked delicious, however we chose, meatballs with sauce....very good! The vibe is casual, service is friendly and efficient, and we left feeling full and happy for less than $30, for two. Absolutely recommend.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I enjoyed visiting NYC but I am seriously contemplating going back purely to go here. I'm vegetarian (I know!) and find it hard to come across tasty food! The vegetarian meatballs in a tomato sauce.. Best thing ever! With a side of spaghetti also in sauce with cheese and a side of broccoli. I was with 5 people so it... More

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Brighton
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Great atmosphere/vibe, if you love meatballs this is the place to go. Very reasonably priced and I love how you self order on the laminated menus. The meatballs and the mushroom gravy I had was delicious. Will be going back to this place when we return to New York.

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Ivoryton, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This was a return visit as we loved it when we visited last year. I tried the special of the day which was corned beef and cabbage meatballs served with a side of yummy mashed potatoes and mushroom gravy. My family loves the spicy meat sauce as well. The amt of wine per glass was scanty, otherwise, nothing negative to... More

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SC
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39 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I love the variety- both in types of meatballs and how you can have them served. I had the arugula salad and the special cordon bleu meatballs in Parmesan cream as waiter recommended. I ate every bite. Waiter was prompt and helpful. Food came quickly. Cookies and icecream for dessert were huge in portion - share! We went about 2... More

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