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The Meatball Shop

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170 Bedford Ave, Between North 7th & North 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249-2906
+1 718-551-0520
11:30 - 04:00
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Fri - Sat 11:30 - 04:00
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

after walking enjoying the sights we had fabulous lunch service was excellent great place great food

Thank kevin m
Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is fun. Jello shots on the menu? Best to wait for the waitress to explain the menu, which is a little confusing. On bread, without, smashed, on veggies. Different types of balls (beef, chicken, pork, vegetarian) and sauces. The wife and I shared the Kitchen Sink with parmesan cream sauce; three meatballs, on top of "vegetable selections". This... More 

Thank Jeff W
TheMeatballShop, Public Relations Manager at The Meatball Shop, responded to this review

Thanks for the review!! And you're right! Our Bunny Balls are rabbit with rosemary & apples! More 

North Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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141 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time at The Meatball Shop and we loved it! The concept is simple but fun! We tried the chicken, spicy pork and beef balls. All were great and the price is more then affordable. I loved the red sauce but my husband enjoyed the pesto. A great variety of sides to choose from but we chose... More 

Thank Phoebe F
Malibu, California
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153 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Wow what a lunch, so we went back for dinner. This place is great. If you are in Brooklyn or NYC try it I think you'll love it. Really good meatball sandwiches as well as other fair. Loved it.

Thank thecolonel1215
Melbourne, Australia
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214 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Have been to the MeatBall Shop several times, several locations. Used to be a great place to eat & it used to be quite difficult to get in, lots of people lined up outside the restaurant. Things have changed. Fewer people and the food is just so-so now. The market salads used to be great, but every time I've ordered... More 

Thank teachexpat
TheMeatballShop, Public Relations Manager at The Meatball Shop, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting The Meatball Shop in Williamsburg and for taking the time to let us know about your experience, especially with such detailed notes. I know how disappointing it can be to experience a meal where the service does not live up to expectations and I'm terribly sorry that your experience was not a good one.... More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We came in for a late night snack after clubbing. We ate at the bar and had some amazing food. The chicken balls were to die for and the staff was incredibly friendly and knew the menu very well.

Thank shawn r
Upstate NY
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54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This shop serves a variety of different — you guessed it — meatballs with different sauces and different accoutrements (not just spaghetti!). For example, you can have beef meatballs with red sauce over broccoli or pork meatballs with pesto over linguini. This is a great place to go with a craving for savory dishes.

1 Thank Schrodingers_Gerbil
New York City, New York
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225 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

It was a great experience. The waitress was very pleasant and informative- gave explanations on how to order and provided suggestions. The meatballs were outstanding. Honestly, nothing bad to say about this place. Loved it!

Thank ROSSAtravels_com
Howard Beach, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

So I've heard of this place from friends and family but I never thought there would be so much variety. You choose your meat , sauce and side. The plates are not big but they will leave you satisfied. Can't wait to go back.

Thank christian m
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

First time staying in Williamsburg, had seen this wee place when researching the area. Nice and cosy, friendly and attentive staff. Food great, very quick service, not too expensive. Menu is great being able to pick and choose what you like. Highly recommend a visit if staying in Williamsburg. Will be back before heading home to Scotland. 😏

Thank Paul O

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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: 170 Bedford Ave, Between North 7th & North 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249-2906
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • 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?