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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 #136 of 11,642 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

A friend recommended to us and he was right. The whole concept was amazing. The way you order and the choices are great. Food also excellent and i would suggest this to everyone. If you want something different and not boring meatball shop is the right place. Great value for money as well

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Campbell, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

I had lunch here on our last trip to NYC. We enjoyed it so much that we made sure to get back again. They have wonderful specials. Today I tried the Chili Rellano meatball slider. Can I tell you it was heaven! The place is friendly and fun. Be sure to leave room for a custom made ice cream sandwich... More

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Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Must try, especially delectable treat for the senses at 3am ! Highly recommend! Most of the locations close at 2am, but this one's open later.. :)

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

While recent travel to NYC and staying in lower east side we were looking for good place to have dinner. As usual TripAdvisor came to help. We decided to check Meatball shop and did not regret it. At 8 pm place was busy and we were told that waiting time will be around 30 min. In reality it tuned to... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I ate at the Meatball Shop on a recent visit to NYC. I had the classic beef with spicy tomato sauce on polenta. Their fresh take on Italian is fun and delicious. The service was quick and the food very flavorful. The menu and atmosphere are fun - they obviously have a clever sense of humor about their chosen specialty... More

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Boardman, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

we were introduced to the meatball shop by friends who live in the city, and it's the first thing we tell people about! we ate twice at the meatball shop in cheslea. the food is fresh, delicious and the service is great. the menu isn't overwhelming, and it explains everything to you so you're clear on how to order. ordering... More

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The food items I ordered were very good. If you like a meatball sub, it might be worth a try for you.

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NC
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52 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

After having some very disappointing meatballs at Carmine's, I wasn't expecting these to be much better. Surprisingly, they were pretty good. We ended up getting the mini sandwiches, which were fine for my daughter and myself, but my husband could eat them in one bite. I wouldn't recommend these for the guys, but they're perfect for the ladies if you're... More

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Greenville, SC
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Who knew there could be so much variety in meatballs. We all picked something different and no one was disappointed. Thank goodness our son knew that we were supposed to fill in our order on our menus, otherwise we might have looked like dumb tourists, LOL. I will be going back for more on my next trip to NYC.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We wandered by and saw this spot. Sat on the patio and we all had different stuff and shared. Everything I tried was delicious and we also asked for recos on what sauce with what meatball. Our server was really great at giving us ideas and we were very pleased for a great price. Stand our favourite would be the... More

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