The Meatball Shop
|Venue name:||The Meatball Shop||Contact:|
84 Stanton St
|Cross street:||between Allen and Orchard Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed, Sun noon–2am; Thu–Sat noon–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave|
|Price:||Average dish $9. AmEx, MC, V|
Average User Rating
4 / 5
- 5 star:0
- 4 star:1
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- 1 star:0
With the restaurant‘s slogan “We Make Balls,” it’s hard not to snicker when patronizing this restaurant. At their flagship shop on Stanton Street, lines are often out the door for a menu that ranges from naked balls (my personal favorite) to the meatball smash. Choose the daily special or balls made from beef, spicy pork, chicken or vegetables, and match with a sauce like parmesan cream, mushroom gravy, spicy meat sauce, pesto or classic tomato. Ready to go the whole nine yards? Check off ‘family jewels’ to have your balls topped with a fried egg (I highly recommend!).
Cheap eats, cheap booze and food sourced from local farms? Yes, it does exist. Bonus: soak up the sun in their (limited) outside seating area during the warm spring and summer months.