Oak City Meatball

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$30 and under
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American
Oak City Meatball Shoppe
Best balls in Raleigh!
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4.7
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4.5
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JosephJ
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I would suggest calling to see what they are out of before going. The food is good and the service is as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Kind and helpful service. Never disappoints!

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vipBryce
Raleigh
36 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Fun and great service

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DrakeC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic! The food was great! I would definitely recommend eating here if you have not tried it yet!

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ChadG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and food was great!

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EmilyD
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for V-day. LOVED the food, and the service was perfect. I will say the people at the bar were noisy (but its a big bar, totally understandable) and the food came out VERY quickly, so if you enjoy a longer and slower meal, order your apps and wait a while before ordering your entrees. We will definitely be going back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the Food was amazing.

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JohnO
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the meatball shop before a concert downtown, and it was great. The meat balls were wonderful and the old fashioned was exactly what I needed.

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2Foodies
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great portion size. I’d say try the salad, ball, sauce of the day! It was my first time and I tried all three and they were amazing!

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loviedovie7492
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Cute space and great concept, but the food is just not there. I have been a couple times and each time has been disappointing. Will not be returning.

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AprilS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was really good! It’s a little on the pricey side but the service and food was worth it to me. Now my husband may say otherwise (about the food and price) :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I love the concept, but I didn’t like the taste of the meatballs. I tried both the traditional and the chicken.

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LisaF
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable and unique. We had a great time celebrating a birthday with flights of bourbon and delicious food. Wait staff was very attentive.

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RebeccaJ
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My husband and I went on New Years Eve and had a great meal! We tried their meatball special of the evening which happened to be a pizza meatball and we also tried the buffalo chicken meatballs. You can customize your meal to whatever your heart desires - meat, sauce, cheese, and whatever you want the meatball served over (different pastas, veggies, risotto, mac & cheese). Our server was friendly, attentive, and took great care of us. We were about 30 minutes early for our reservation and they got us right in when we arrived. They have an impressive list of whiskey, scotch, and craft beer too. I'd highly recommend going here for a casual date night on the more affordable side. :)

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Lisa
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! Be hungry!!

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Mark
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We grabbed a last minute reservation on New Years Eve. Other than a faintly odd odor (which quickly was no longer noticeable) when we walked in, it was a great evening. Service was good, bar prices were as expected for a downtown restaurant. My wive's Mulligan cocktail was great, like a winter sangria. Satisfying but not too huge portions. Great casual place for a quick bite and a nice drink.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there. Everything was great but I would suggest revising the slider menu to make it clear that if you get the sliders you do not get a salad included in the price. We miss read the menu but it was a little confusing. Otherwise everything was great.

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vipholgad
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

OCM has become one of our favorite Raleigh restaurants. The service is always great and the food is the perfect balance of southern comfort food and skill. I finally tried the vegetarian ball and it might be my new favorite!

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Sara
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful holiday lunch with my boyfriend and family. Everyone loved the food and is excited to go back!

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JOhn S
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Food and awesome atmosphere..Will return

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Generous portions and surprisingly delicious salads!

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Funtimes
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a great restaurant! It's relatively small and located downtown. You can pick from several meatball types for your base and then add the sauce of your choice. If you want, you can put the meatballs on top of a base. We had the traditional meatballs with mushroom gravy on top of mashed potatoes for one dish and the spicy pork meatballs topped with the blue cheese sauce on top of sautéed spinach. Both were delicious! The pork meatballs had a "mild" spiciness, which was just right. Each order came with 4 golf ball sized meatballs. My husband and I ate half of each dish and then switched so we could try both dishes. The quality is enough that we could have stopped eating after 1/2 an order and taken it home, but of course we ate everything. We were full, but not overstuffed. We also had the apple/brie bruschetta for an appetizer. It had rave reviews. We liked it, but didn't love it. It would have been better on smaller pieces of bread and toasted. We would definitely come back and recommend this restaurant in a heartbeat. It was very good!

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MitchellH
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, our waiter was very helpful in our food choices. Will go back in the future.

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viploveParis
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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ChuckT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The service was outstanding.

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JeanieF
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oak City Meatball is one of our favorite places to go for a date night.

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NewtoTown
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly service and wine special on Weds made it a great value. I have food sensitivities and the server helped me navigate the menu to tasty options I enjoyed! Great place! I’ll be back!

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vipLiamM
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really fun little spot with tasty meatballs

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TracyK
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our son's 21 St birthday. Ate at the bar and enjoyed some whisky. The bar staff was exceptional - very friendly and helpful. Will definitely return soon.

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vipfoodbug
Raleigh
25 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Oak City Meatball. There was a good selection of meatballs and sides, and a great selection of wines by the glass. Our server was very helpful and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Highly recommend to anyone.

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HankB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere was great. Staff was friendly and great location for doing downtown events.

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vipHunterM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and great atmosphere, love this place!

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DANIALZ
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food. Huge portions. Mediocre beer selection.

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DougP
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

This was our first visit to Oak City Meatball. It had a great atmosphere, and although it was a bit loud, my wife and I had no trouble hearing each other. The meatballs and sauces that we tried were very good, and the brie and apple bruschetta was pretty amazing! My only negative comment was that the service was a bit slow in taking our order and in getting our bill. Otherwise, no complaints!

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MeghanF
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful choices, plenty of bourbon and a great atmosphere!

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vipDateNightDiner
Raleigh
39 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I didn't want to give any stars, but I had to in order to be able to post a comment on my experience. Apparently, this restaurant is CLOSED ON MONDAYS!!! The staff was present and appeared to be in a meeting when I walked in, and I got a rather nasty group greeting when I walked in as they said, "We're closed on Mondays." I advised that someone should let OpenTable know since I was allowed to make a reservation and it was confirmed! No one apologized for my inconvenience. They just said, "Well, we're closed." So, I left and walked across the street to another establishment. I don't think I'll be going back in light of the extremely lacking customer service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed oak City Meatball. We had veggie meatballs with tomato sauce which was delicious along with a,azi g sautéed spinach and a wonderful super fresh kale salad. The ambience is very welcoming and we sat at the beautiful wood bar. I highly recommend and prices are very reasonable.

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Jmhorne
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!! They have the best bourbon selection I have seen in Raleigh. Bartender was very helpful with my selections and suggestions for bourbon. I will be going here again.

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vipKaren
Raleigh
22 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn't been here in a while after last marginal visit. This time was great, meatballs were tasty as previously prepared. Service was attentive and friendly too!

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Oak City Meatball is rated 4.7 stars by 211 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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