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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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Reinholds, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

very pleasant waitress, and I guess a eclectic but very small interior. Tap water was served in old glass milk bottles at room temp. Um ok I guess that could be their thing. My wife's water glass had leftover food on it. Not cool folks! We all had the meatballs with spaghetti and really my first reaction is meh..... Give... More 

Thank Eric M
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu offers a palate pleasing array of meatballs served in a variety of styles. I opted for the beef meatballs in mushroom gravy over risotto. Finished off my meal with a scoop of their homemade ice cream. Par excellence.

Thank Fresca99
New York City, New York
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51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely some great ice cream flavors, the brown sugar is prob the best and most unique. Cookies are a bit hard for my liking. Definitely worth checking out. Maybe next time I'll try the meatballs!

Thank Smokie113
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love meatballs, then this is the place for you! It's a bar atmosphere with a solid meatball menu. Casual, high energy and delicious. Various meatball options (pork, beef, chicken, vegetarian) with sauce options, sliders and sandwiches. Bring your appetite!

Thank hlkjx4
Burlington, Vermont
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was alright. it was quick which was what I needed. They seemed not to know when food was available or not available. I wanted beef meatballs and they "were sold out" and the people who sat next to us(1 minute after we ordered) they had everything I wanted but was too late to switch the order.

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

Hi Samantha Thank you so much for choosing to eat at The Meatball Shop and for taking the time to leave a review of your experience at The Meatball Shop. I'm so sorry to hear that we dropped the ball on your recent visit. Our team definitely could have done a better job communicating that we had run out of... More 

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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

This is a small place with a menu that is just fabulous (of course only meatballs). The variety of dishes and the taste of the food is just incredible. The service is friendly and the kitchen puts out the food with great precision. The clientele is eclectic with people from all over and all walks of life. People watching while... More 

Thank Emelen1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

We finished sightseeing at Central Park and wanted some lunch. We remembered a friend recommended this place. We got a patio table right away. The meatball sandwich was fantastic. If you get it with the fried egg you'll need a stack of napkins. The Moscow Mule was one of the best I've had. We had brown sugar ice cream and... More 

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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106 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Was looking forward to eat here. Not sure if it was all the hype I've been hearing but was a bit disappointed. The place is very nice and the menu looks great. First the bar tender/waiter was not that friendly and I felt like he had more important stuff to do than take care of me. I ordered the hero... More 

Thank PRcontributor
Bozeman, Montana
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 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 October 20, 2016 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 

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Kids, 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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