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The Meatball Shop

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Lower East Side
Steakhouse, Sandwiches
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84 Stanton Street, New York City, NY 10002
+1 718-551-0520
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12:00 pm - 4:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 370
    Excellent
  • 192
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wow, this place is great

Incredible custom ordered and made meatball sandwiches. Small little shop in the Lower East Side, serving up the tastiest meatball sandwiches I've ever had. Good quick service and a nice craft beer selection.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
MrWinky
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Anaheim, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Anaheim, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Incredible custom ordered and made meatball sandwiches. Small little shop in the Lower East Side, serving up the tastiest meatball sandwiches I've ever had. Good quick service and a nice craft beer selection.

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Santiago, Chile
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132 reviews 132 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

good food and prices, but nothing special. Good concept though. I ordered spaghetti with beef meatballs.... tasty, but nothing special worth a special trip to this restaurant. Great service though.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Great vibe, setting and food. This is a fun place with a fantastic atmosphere and the tastiest meatball sandwich's! Staff are very and efficient. I wouldn't advise if your looking for a quiet romantic dinner this place has a much more exciting upbeat atmosphere where you shouldn't be afraid to get your face covered in yummy meatball sauce! One of... More 

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Marlborough, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We had a late lunch here on a Friday. Front of restaurant opens up so it was like sitting outside- We had naked balls -spicy pork and chicken. Love that you can pick your balls and sauce. They have healthy sides too like broccoli and steamed spinach. Great prices for a satisfying lunch that wasn't too heavy even though it... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. Great food, menu, and atmosphere. The service was amazing, too. Definitely have a snickerdoodle cookie with ice cream. #heaven

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Tampere
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45 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

They dont have too many options but you can combine the ingredients as you wish, allowing you to have a huge number of possible combinations (meatballs with puree, meatballs with rigatoni, meatballs with polenta, veggie-balls with polenta, veggie-balls with rigatoni, etc..). Its around 30USD per person for a two course meal and water. And its fast (you order and it... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is an excellent little cafe dedicated to serving the tastiest meatballs around and it sure delivered. It has a funky fun atmosphere and serves up a tasty selection of meatballs and veggies. A wonderful choice for lunch for a light supper.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Went to this restaurant for lunch, is quite difficult to find but we find it eventually. Had the homemade lemonade and meatball linguine, the meatball was cooked to perfection! I love how passionate they are about meatball!!! As I love their meatball so much, I bought their cookbook (and tee-shirt), so that I can make the same taste of meatball... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Brought friends for Saturday brunch & they were really impressed. It was Easter weekend and they had a Bunny Balls special meatball (rabbit & apple sausage). Sooo good & suggested to be served with their mushroom gravy. The Balls Benedict was amazing, perfectly cooked poached eggs & fantastic presentation. Had a side of roasted cauliflower with caper vin & hazelnuts... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were visiting nearby art galleries and tried this based on a map search and good reviews. Glad we tried it. We were lucky enough to get a table in their outdoor sidewalk eating area. It's all about the meatball - you are given a laminated menu and pen and mark off your choices. There are a few different meatballs... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 84 Stanton Street, New York City, NY 10002
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighborhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 718-551-0520

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Sandwiches

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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