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“Over Hyped Meatballs” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Meatball Shack

The Meatball Shack
312 S Mill St, Aspen, CO 81611
970-925-1349
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Ranked #66 of 153 Restaurants in Aspen
Price range: $15 - $100
Cuisines: Italian, International, Vegetarian, Contemporary
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Kansas City, Missouri
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69 reviews 69 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Over Hyped Meatballs”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I liked this place better than wife did. we ate outside. We shared the chicken meatballs dinner and each had a glass of red wine. The bread was really good and the wine was very nice. The portion size was large enough to share and I liked the flavor. My wife thought it was a bit too garlicky. Overall it was a good experience.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Laguna Beach, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great way to end a great trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Small new place in town. Watermelon burrata was unique and soooooooooo good. Ask for the shack hot sauce it was also special. I had the truffle chicken which came with horseradish mashed carrots and beets, it was great. The wines by the glass were huge and the staff was great. We will be back for sure.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boca Raton, Florida
2 reviews
“Great Food, Amazing Tequila List, Great Music & Energy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Just checked this place out Labor day weekend after getting a recommendation from The Nell. Awesome location with outdoor seating. There were no tables available so we opted for first available which landed us inside. Lots of locals at the bar very friendly place. Buffalo Chicken Balls, Spicy Pork Balls and General Tso's Balls were tremendous. Skirt steak might have been the best I ever had. Place was rocking. Huge selection of Tequila. Did I mention they have fried oreos.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Austin, Tx
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Stick with a salad”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Location is great: across from kids park! My companion ordered the meatballs and pasta (normal red sauce) and it was not good -- we were both unimpressed (i tried to eat one of the meatballs but it was bland). I ordered the greek salad, which was fine. May be best to stick with a salad at this restaurant.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Austin, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“that's a good meatball!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

we stayed nearby at the st regis and were intrigued by the restaurant name as our group are all meatball lovers with high standards. we were so pleased we stopped in. we started with the brussel sprouts with truffle oil appetizer (i'm still dreaming about it), beet salad (i didn't try) and the watermelon burrata which was amazing. the entrees were all well received and enjoyed. the portions are large so we could have shared or done the menu more family style. i highly recommend the classic meatballs with the fra diavolo sauce if you like spice. my husband had the italian sausage sub and loved it and other family members feasted on the veal balls with regular spaghetti sauce. i would definitely recommend visiting while in aspen area.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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