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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 - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 4:00 am
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped in to the Meatball Shop as I just happened to be in the area and read good reviews about it online. Didn't disappoint. Greeted as soon as we came in the door and thankfully had a table. Very busy place and deservingly so. Don't be put-off by the waitresses with the hats that read 'BALLS' on them, this is... More 

Thank OrlandoTripKing
Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is very cosy! Funny menu where you check with a pen what you want. I recommend the kitchen sink, delicious, large meatballs that just melt in you mouth. Very fresh vegetables, a thousands of flavors combined!

Thank Sofia Q
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great atmosphere, great service, awesome neighborhood, great food! A Lower East Side staple, always worth a visit!

Thank Yaf B
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was very skeptical walking in, but the food was fantastic. I had the 4 spicy pork meatballs with spaghetti and the entire plate was out of this world. The pasta was perfectly cooked and the spicy meat sauce was delicious. We also shared a meatball hero with mozzarella cheese. The roll was crispy and soaked up the sauce perfectly.... More 

Thank droolytabooly
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very affordable and great selection. Can't go wrong here with a visit to the Big Apple! I tried various sauces and types of meatballs. All very good!

Thank elapin114
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great manager did everything he could to make a bad experience great. What started off to be not so great turned out to be great

Thank carol t
San Francisco CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived about 8 pm. The place was packed, with a wait time of 20 mins. My husband and I decided to sit at the bar and eat dinner. So we immediately sat down. What a blast! Bar techs were friendly and cordial. Bar patrons were locals and visiting businessmen. We chatted with all...and were delighted with our meatball dinners!... More 

Thank browneyedbarbara
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Loved the concept. You choose your type of meatball, sauce and cheese. This can be served in a sandwich or with a salad. The service was helpful and incredibly friendly. Loved the vibe of the place. We bought their cookery book and are delighted to see 30 different recipes of meatballs. Will try to return.

Thank Corbun47
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Great place, wonderfully interesting food well put together. Styling very good. Service very friendly. Couldn't find fault in any way. Also very good for veggie, with quite a few options.

Thank richard d
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

My daughter and I had a late lunch here on a hot July afternoon. Service was great, drinks were ice cold. Menu was fun and we liked the flexibility. Food was just okay. My daughter got the pizza beef meatballs. I got the spicy beef meatballs with the spicy sauce. The meatballs were very pale, we thought they gave us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, American
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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