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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 #143 of 11,751 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Neighborhood:
Lower East Side
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Can't fault it - a refreshing change to the usual NYC fodder on the tourist trail. Delicious meatballs - served how you want them - in a bun, with pasta, with salad... great wine. Amazing ice cream/cookie sandwich.

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jacksonville
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

All kinds of meatballs and sauces w great salad. Didnt know there could be so many options in meat balls.

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McKinney, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Our first time here...we found the meatballs to be well above average. I had the spicy pork meatballs as part of a salad and thoroughly enjoyed. Location was small and a bit tight, but charming. Service was extra friendly for NY.

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Milford, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Undeniably good food at any of the locations. The LES location might be worst aesthetically. Sat right in front of the curtain front door and froze. Not to mention the multiple people huddle around our table waiting for theirs. The UES location is much more desirable.

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North York, Ont
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79 reviews 79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

My brother and friends have talked about this place for a long time. It was a must visit on my first trip to New York. I'm happy to say it did not disappoint. We were group of 6 so we did have a 2 hour wait. So went to a few bars to kill time. But once I got my... More 

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Athens
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

It was one of the restaurants i wanted to visit while in New York. So a late night dinner that was absolutely delicious. The service was excellent, and the location was very covenient. a small cosy place, just around the corner from where we were staying In LES. Lucky us!

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Agoura Hills, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Just recently was back in NYC staying at the Rivington Hotel and set out to go to the Meatball Shop. Had heard wonderful things about it, and hoped it would be great! There were no tables (hard to get in to), but miraculously there were enough seats at the bar! I ordered the spicy pork with tomato sauce over rigatoni... More 

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Temecula, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I had chicken meatballs with mushroom gravy and white beans. The balls were just okay. The beans would have been delicious if they had been cooked longer as they were tough and some were crunchy. The waiter never asked how my meal was so I suppose I should have said something. May give it another try and order the beef... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Absolutely delicious! Our group had a variety: chicken, spicy pork, beef. All fantastic! The mushroom sauce is especially good, too!

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Heysham, null, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Watched an infa garden show before a recent New York trip. She recommended so we went. What a surprise. Great food, great service, great choice and best of all great price...it only took 10 mins from Times Square on the underground...make the effort and I know you will be pleased you did.

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Additional Information about The Meatball Shop

Address: 84 Stanton St, New York City, NY
Phone Number: (212) 982-8895
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:00 am

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