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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
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 4:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

These are some of the best meatballs I have ever eaten. If you have a gluten allergy you can get them without the bun, these are to die for!

Thank bokalil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A quaint, different kind of place. Meatballs galore! I'm not a meat eater, but the veggie balls were amazing! Definitely recommend.

Thank mistang64
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In addition to great food the service is really good! "The kitchen sink" with mushroom gravy sauce was delicious! We were told a 30 minute wait and they were exactly right. Absolutely no complaints. For 3 of us with 1 drinks the bill came to $60. A bargain! We even had leftovers to take home.

Thank Mallory'sMom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious meatballs custom made to your liking. This delicious restaurant prepares Meatballs a variation of ways. Great service and fun ambiance. Our group ordered Meatballs a bunch of different ways. Pair your meal with delicious and healthy sides including a salad or steamed squash.

Thank Cristina C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great the meatballs are just awesome they serve some really great sauces to compliment as well we had a large group and they were quick and very engaging to our entire party Will definitely visit the next time in in New York

Thank tangelique
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent meatballs in a very nice restaurant. Very well welcomed. Original cocktails. Good place to eat and drink!

Thank Julien M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

It's a very good place to go with friends to have lunch. The food is delicious and not expensive. You choose a meatball, a sauce and a side, it's really tasty! I went to Bowery to buy supplies for my restaurant in Brazil and by chance found this wonderful place.

Thank Regina N
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

I visited the meatball shop on two ocassions. The first, it was really busy and it took a while for our food to get to us. Also, there was a server or food runner who took my fork from the my place setting without asking, I looked at him with some anger because I felt that it was rude and... More 

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TheMeatballShop, Marketing at The Meatball Shop, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you so much for choosing to eat at The Meatball Shop and for taking the time to leave a review of your experience. I'm terribly sorry to hear that the visit was not a great one. We pride ourselves on providing delicious food and excellent service and I'm so sorry that we dropped the ball on your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

What a selection of meatballs and sauces. All made fresh while you wait. Waiters provide very good explanation of menu. Next to Raos , best meatballs I've tasted in NY

Thank ljgrim123
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

The Meatball Shop is definitely worth a visit. With various ways to build your meal, you would be spoiled for choice. I got The Kitchen Sink (with Family Jewels) and washed it down with a nice cold beer — happy days.

Thank Amos_Fett

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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