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The Meatball Shop

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Lower East Side
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84 Stanton St, New York City, NY 10002-1420
+1 718-551-0520
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 04:00
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Sao Paulo, SP
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank tedarchitect69
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 

New Jersey
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 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
Singapore, Singapore
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 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
Houston, Texas
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

It's was crowded, loud and the food was outstanding! Service was really good and they are funny! Had the suggestive sign inside on the wall "Show Me..." They give you a felt pen and a plastic order form and you need it because they have so many good things it is hard to decide. Four in our party and my... More 

Thank Tim L
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Went here on recommendation from a friend and was not disappointed. Great service from a friendly hostess and the food was exactly what we needed on a cold day - hearty and filling. Definitely worth saving space for the ice cream sandwich.

Thank Mmmnnn2015
Washington, DC
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We stumbled upon this place because we were staying near there. What a gem! Great concept--meatballs of all kinds served a number of different ways--different sauces, and over various starches or veggies. The bar tender helped us figure out what to order. The laminated menus were cool--you used a marker to check off what you wanted, and then the bartender... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Loved the wilted spinach Base-healthy alternative. Hope it comes to London. Good atmosphere with catchy eighties music very nostalgic ☺

1 Thank vanessa l
Saint Louis, Missouri
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Went for a late lunch and could have stayed longer to enjoy the vibe of The Meatball Shop. The staff is super friendly and will gladly walk you through the menu. They also have a full bar and decent beer on tap. The meatballs are not large but they pack a ton of flavor into the different meatballs available. The... More 

1 Thank SailAway53
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Friends took us here on a night out and these are the best meatballs i have tasted, very easy menu pick your meatballs pick your sauce and sides tick on your menu hand it to the waitress order your drinks ( they sell cider the one with alcohol in it) service was quick food was lovely

1 Thank Baldyray65

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 04:00
11:30 - 04:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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