The Meatball Shop

Row 1

84 Stanton St (btwn Allen & Orchard St)
New York, NY 10002
(212) 982-8895
Italian, Sandwiches
$ $
Mon–Thu, Sun: 11:30 AM–2:00 AM Fri–Sat: 11:30 AM–4:00 AM

Choice is the name of the game at The Meatball Shop, where diners can check off a customizable order on laminated menus with dry erase markers. A no-reservations policy and limited seating makes it a come-early or be prepared to wait eatery, but the meal is worth the hang time. 

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  • 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).
  • food is DELICIOUS. especilly on the late night tip...
  • Best Meatball sandwich in New York, worth trying!
  • The music here absolutely crushes it every single time.
  • Go for the meatball sliders. They're amazingly delicious and allow you to try several meat-sauce combos. I recommend the chicken and pesto.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Get the chicken pesto sandwich. I doubted chicken meatballs, but I'm now a beli
  • Run! Don't walk and try their delicious meatballs. Reasonable prices, attentive staff,warm decor and convenient.
  • 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.
  • Top your meatballs off with the "family jewels" a fried egg added to any dish. $1 extra.
  • Eat it all. Everything. All of it.
  • Get the... wait for it... meatballs.
  • A single chicken meatball slider with parmesan cream sauce was enough to make the two hour wait worthwhile.
  • All meatballs all the time. Dive into a spicy meatball sub slathered with parmesan cream sauce. The choices are endless.
  • My new fave: spicy pork meatball with mushroom gravy on top of mashed potatoes. Mmmm
  • Make your own ice cream sandwich! mint ice cream with brownie and meringue with espresso were both winners.
  • Nobody beats their balls.
  • Try the assballs
  • Meatball Smash - the brioche bun is wont regret it!