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The Meatball Shop

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$$ - $$$
Lower East Side
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84 Stanton St, New York City, NY 10002-1420
+1 718-551-0520
11:30 am - 4:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 4:00 am
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Bozeman, Montana
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I ate here for lunch with my son. We each ordered 4 balls and a couple of sides. I had the spicy pork he had the special pork with mac and cheese inside. For sides the mashed p and white beans were excellent. I would definitely put this on the list for a do again. Great vibe and prices.

Thank Logan225
Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was hesitant to go into the meatball shop to eat meatballs. However I was pleasantly surprised at the pork meatballs with Parmesan cream, very good. We also had sides of mac & cheese and risotto with kale. For dessert we had an ice cream float with cream soda and a whiskey float with vanilla ice cream & coke. It... More 

Thank JTF6300
Sydney, Australia
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were greeted by a lovely lady called Lauren and we has very helpful with the ordering process. We had lunch there and we ordered several different styles of meatballs. I had the original beef with tomato sauce and it was amazing. All our plates were emptied. We were offered a sample of their own wine as Lauren was quite... More 

Thank Drakson90
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I admit I didn't think much of a meatball place when i was told we were having dinner there. But its actually gourmet food served in a fun way. The meat balls can be combined with various meat choices, also in any type of way (be it sliders, pasta, or "naked") Sauces are delicious and the sides are incredible. Had... More 

Thank Maru C
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love America and the way it has the market to create these great sort of eating concepts. The Meatball shop is situated on the trendy street of Bedford. Inside was vibey and the walls have this old school 1920s style art. Our waitress was funny and explained the menu and how you just tick what you want to eat... More 

Thank Andygardy
Gothenburg, Sweden
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Happy to find this place so close to our aptm. It's quite small and very busy but seems like they always manage to squeeze in parties arriving for dinner. Like the concept where you get to chose your balls of preference, sauce and sides to go along with it. Great opportunities to share as well if you have a hard... More 

Thank Ellinor E
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

How can you visit NYC and not go here? How? Best American comfort food. You get meatballs made from different meats, of your preference. You get sides like mashed potatoes, pasta, this absolutely amazing apple arugula salad. Every meatball shop has different 'specials'. Each meatball meat, side, cookie, ice cream and lemonade is changed up by every shop every once... More 

Thank Norah-Maria-23
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Title says it all really. Stop converging around times sq and paying $$$'s for substandard meals, get yourself down to Brooklyn and visit some of the small independent restaurants there! Staff were really friendly and genuine. Had a good knowledge of the local area. The food was the best I had all week. And it was very reasonably priced. PUT... More 

Thank Dale S
New Providence, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really love good meatballs ? This is your spot.mtried a tasting of meatballs, and all satisfied the group I was with. The sides were solid and everything was reasonably priced. Only the service I found lacking, but nothing to be upset about. All in all,maws a fantastic experience with great friends and meatballs

Thank Michael A
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this place, my favorite balls are the buffalo & bleu cheese balls. The special drinks and desserts are always great. The sides menu, however, is hit and mess.

Thank Jeremy W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 4:00 am
11:30 am - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84 Stanton St, New York City, NY 10002-1420
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighborhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 718-551-0520

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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