The Meatball Shop

The Meatball Shop

84 Stanton St (btwn Allen & Orchard St), New York, NY 10002, United States
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • Noon–2:00 AM
  • Fri–Sat
    • Noon–4:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
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The Meatball Shop is an unpretentious sustainably focused restaurant pioneering simple and locally sourced fast comfort food. In short; we make balls!


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  • meatballs
  • spicy pork
  • ice cream sandwiches
  • cookies
  • sliders
  • sandwiches
  • risotto
  • spicy food
  • chicken
  • polenta
  • good for a late night
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  • comfort food
  • The Wall Street Journal

    It's all meatballs here, rolled into shape, featuring beef, spicy pork and chicken. Most popular is a bowl of beef meatballs with the classic tomato sauce and a slice of focaccia ($7). Read more

    The Wall Street Journal · June 24, 2010
  • Village Voice

    Who can resist the brownie cookie? Dense and chocolaty as a brownie, complete with a crackly shell!

    Village Voice · August 24, 2010
  • The Corcoran Group

    All meatballs all the time. Dive into a spicy meatball sub slathered with parmesan cream sauce. The choices are endless.

    The Corcoran Group · October 1, 2010
  • Food Network

    On Meat & Potatoes, host Rahm Fama stops by The Meatball Shop, a meat-lover's spot that's open late into the night and tries the special goat meat Billy Balls. Find more tips at Food Network Local. Read more

    Food Network · August 15, 2011
  • Metromix

    Get a load of these balls. The permutations are almost endless with beef, pork, salmon, chicken and even vegetable ball varieties. Balls, balls, balls!

    Metromix · February 11, 2010
  • Mari S.

    My new fave: spicy pork meatball with mushroom gravy on top of mashed potatoes. Mmmm

    Mari Sheibley · September 6, 2010
  • Rev C.

    It's all good but the winning combo is spicy pork meatball with spicy meat sauce. Check the link for a full review. Read more

    Rev Ciancio · August 10, 2010
  • Foodspotting

    Top your meatball dish with “Family Jewels” aka one golden fried egg. There are few things that can’t be improved with an oozy yolk. - Amy, Head of Social Media

    Foodspotting · December 12, 2010
  • Cheapism

    Eat the tastiest cheap meatball dishes in NYC here. Get a chicken, beef, or pork Meatball Smash ($8) or a $9 meatball hero w/ a free salad. Read more

    Cheapism · March 1, 2011
  • Adam N.

    The best Meatballs in the city. Fast, and delicious!

    Adam Nash · March 15, 2010
  • Village Voice

    Village Voice is excited to have The Meatball Shop at the 2012 ChoiceEats food fest! Full list of restaurants here:

    Village Voice · February 3, 2012
  • New York Habitat

    The classic meatballs here are definitely worth the wait. The menu comes with a black marker so just check off what you want and send it off. With so many options, the combinations are endless!

    New York Habitat · November 1, 2011
  • The Corcoran Group

    Meatballs are a must (classic beef with spicy meat sauce), but so is the Brownie Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich.

    The Corcoran Group · August 27, 2010
  • Dee Phunk

    This spot has quickly become one of the most popular eateries in downtown NYC. Expect to wait a while for a table no matter how small your party. Spicy pork STILL the best meatball on the menu.

    Dee Phunk · November 21, 2010
  • Neil A.

    food is DELICIOUS. especilly on the late night tip...

    Neil Armstrong · October 25, 2010
  • Crunch Gym

    Italian isn’t the best cuisine for your waistline, but avoid the sliders and the heroes and go for the veggie meatball and side salad instead. Prego!

    Crunch Gym · August 30, 2010
  • Foodspotting

    Try the Meatballs

    Foodspotting · November 13, 2010
  • The Expendables 2

    Looking for a man’s meal? Choose your meat and your sauce @ The Meatball shop. Top it off with a kick-ass ice cream sandwich, its worth the wait. Brought to you by THE EXPENDABLES opening August 13!

    The Expendables 2 · June 30, 2010
  • Patricia

    Best Meatball sandwich in New York, worth trying! Read more

    Patricia · April 3, 2010
  • Ted P.

    Top your meatballs off with the "family jewels" — a fried egg added to any dish. $1 extra.

    Ted Power · August 25, 2011
  • Adam A.

    The music here absolutely crushes it every single time.

    Adam Alix · April 28, 2013
  • Andrew W.

    Go for the meatball sliders. They're amazingly delicious and allow you to try several meat-sauce combos. I recommend the chicken and pesto.

    Andrew Weiser · August 21, 2011
  • nora w.

    Save room for an ice cream sandwich! Highly recommend the oatmeal icecream (cinnamon-y) with the peanut butter cookies coated in chocolate. DELISH!

    nora walker · November 10, 2010
  • Nick B.

    Been here 3 times and ordered the same thing: Spicy pork meatballs with spaghetti underneath and classic tomato sauce.

    Nick Bilton · September 6, 2010
  • Michael G.

    only sit down to eat if the place is empty. otherwise u will be waiting 4evar. if u are ready to order get mash potatoes on the side they are delish.

    Michael Galpert · February 21, 2010
  • Erin G.

    Spicy pork + classic tomato sauce over polenta. Oh. My. Lord.

    Erin Gleason · August 22, 2011
  • Foodspotting

    Try the Spicy Pork Meatball Smash

    Foodspotting · January 9, 2011
  • Serious Eats

    No matter how you choose to eat them, the meatballs are solid: juicy, well-seasoned, and tasty, if not life-changing. Very good with cheap beer.

    Serious Eats · February 21, 2013
  • Gansevoort Hotel Group

    Awesome spot and VERY well priced! Select your own meatballs and enjoy with a glass of wine. Fun spot to meet with friends- good food and great value!

    Gansevoort Hotel Group · June 30, 2011
  • Foodspotting

    Try the Spicy Meatballs With Classic Tomato Sauce

    Foodspotting · January 5, 2011
  • ECava

    Get the chicken pesto sandwich. I doubted chicken meatballs, but I'm now a beli

    ECava · October 9, 2010
  • Derek K.

    grab a hero + the special slider - end with ice cream sandwich

    Derek Kan · April 4, 2010
  • Lisa M.

    Run! Don't walk and try their delicious meatballs. Reasonable prices, attentive staff,warm decor and convenient.

    Lisa Michelle · March 14, 2010
  • Katie K.

    Eat it all. Everything. All of it. Read more

    Katie Klein · July 18, 2011
  • Tony B.

    Get the... wait for it... meatballs.

    Tony Bacigalupo · December 7, 2010
  • Eric W.

    A single chicken meatball slider with parmesan cream sauce was enough to make the two hour wait worthwhile.

    Eric Wagner · October 23, 2010
  • Will H.

    Go to The Meatball Shop and order a Smash along with some sliders so you can sample all the delicious meatballs. Then get yourself an ice cream sandwich (homemade ice cream and cookies) for dessert. A Read more

    Will Holmes · April 20, 2010
  • Arif M.

    Make your own ice cream sandwich! mint ice cream with brownie and meringue with espresso were both winners.

    Arif Mansuri · February 25, 2010
  • Peter R.

    Nobody beats their balls.

    Peter Roth · August 6, 2014
  • Real Cheap Eats

    Try "ever-so-slightly spicy pork meatballs that melt away under a cloud of Parmesan cream sauce, helping temper the heat. Dip the accompanying focaccia liberally into the bowl." Read more

    Real Cheap Eats · June 17, 2012
  • brian s.

    Dave room for the ice cream sandwich

    brian schultz · December 27, 2010
  • Elizabeth Y.

    When you're done eating GET UP- People who linger drinking WATER are lame and inconsiderate.

    Elizabeth Yannone · December 13, 2010
  • Rafi R.

    Try the assballs

    Rafi Ry · December 12, 2010
  • Katherine D.

    Meatball Smash - the brioche bun is wont regret it!

    Katherine D · November 29, 2010
  • Connie K.

    Make your own cookie ice cream sandwich :D

    Connie K · July 25, 2010
  • Patricia B.

    Delicious! The classic beef meatballs w/ spicy meatsauce...yummy!

    Patricia Bradby · July 16, 2010
  • alex v.

    Oh man real mint ice cream. So good.

    alex vb · April 14, 2010
  • Nora G.

    Amazing. We pretty much ordered everything on the menu. Chicken meatballs might have been my favorite. Save room for dessert. LaGuardia HS graduates really know how to do it right...

    Nora Gomez · April 12, 2010
  • RDW

    Just ordered everything on the menu, frigging ridiculous Read more

    RDW · February 14, 2010
  • Maxine N.

    Deliciousness in a ball!

    Maxine Nienow · February 13, 2010

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