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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 11,372 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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Deer Park, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We definitely had some incredibly delicious balls today. Can get very crowded on weekends. We came on a friday evening around 6p.m and we still had to wait for like 45 minutes. The hostess was really nice though, she put my name down on the list and called my cellphone when our table was ready. We started off with the... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Original way of indicating what you want to have for dinner. The food there is simple, not haute cuisine but damn good & just delicious. From all the restaurants we visited during our New York citytrip this one was definitely our favourite!

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Forest Hills, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

When you think of a place thats primary existence is meatballs you expect perfection. This place has good meatballs, but they are not some of the best that I've ever had. The texture of all the meatballs were good, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. I tried four different sliders ($3 a piece) with four different sauces... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The meatballs are just as good as everyone on here says. I just wanted to give some love to something about the restaurant that is less-mentioned: Get the Jello Shots. Albeit pricey (get over it, its NY), they're delicious.

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