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Oak City Meatball, Raleigh, NC
Oak City Meatball, Raleigh, NC
Oak City Meatball, Raleigh, NC
Oak City Meatball, Raleigh, NC
Oak City Meatball, Raleigh, NC

Oak City Meatball

4.6
4.6
394 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Situated in Raleigh's downtown, Oak City Meatball Shoppe is a delightful eatery where meatballs reign supreme. Close to Marbles and the North Carolina Museum of History, we're a favorite destination for locals and tourists alike.
Enjoy our signature meatball focused menu, showcasing our commitment to using only the freshest ingredients. Enjoy our award-winning Mac and Cheese, Raleigh Mac and Cheese Throwdown winner, along with a variety of meatball options such as chicken, spicy pork, and vegan and vegetarian selections.
Don't miss our full bar, which highlights an impressive bourbon selection and a seasonal cocktail list crafted by our skilled bartenders. These thoughtfully designed drinks perfectly complement your meal, ensuring a satisfying experience. Join us at Oak City Meatball Shoppe, whether you're a local craving comfort food or a visitor delving into Raleigh's culinary delights. Indulge in our celebrated dishes that continue to captivate food lovers everywhere.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Italian, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (919) 714-9014
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Raleigh
  • Cross street
    S Wilmington St. / S Blount St.
  • Parking details
    Street and Parking Lot
  • Public transit
    We have a huge deck directly behind us in the Red Hat building. You pull up on Blount or Willmington. The RLine makes frequent stops.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 394 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    American

  • Raleigh

    American

394 Reviews
  1. Eddie

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the meatballs! And choice of toppings and sides! Great cocktail! Sat outside on the sidewalk - just a wonderful evening. Tables were clean, chairs comfortable, wait person, Carol, was outstanding! Amazing, fun and delicious evening.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food! We don't go downtown that often but this is worth the trip. Meatballs and sauces were so tasty and the sides were done to perfection. Even the salad was flavorful. We will definitely be back.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I really liked this place. Intimate and the Food was yummy! We all had the sample meatballs and Mac and cheese. The service was fine. We found a hair in our food so the waitress apologized and said they’d comp that dish (well thanks :) ), however when the check came she had forgotten (but did correct it when we reminded her). We are not very dramatic people but can imagine others may have been more frustrated by the response. But we enjoyed it and loved the food so will be back!

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  4. WaltW

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oak City Meatball has always been a great place to eat and not just for the food. It has a family atmosphere that makes you feel comfortable your first step in the door. Staff was awesome, answered all questions and was very fast with drinks and food. Highly recommend for a family night or date night!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall experience was fantastic for our first time here. You will enjoy it.

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  6. DianneR

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband and I really enjoyed our dinner at Oak City Meatball. Spaghetti and meatballs is my husband's love language so he was delighted with the menu. I had the tomato sauce under my balls and found it tasty with just the right amount of garlic and texture. He had the spicy pork and I had the beef balls. Both were delicious! We will definitely be back again. Service was quick and friendly.

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  7. ValentinesDayDinner

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time here. Had a very good experience. Food was tasty. Good service. All around very good dinner and drinks. We live in Wake Forest and when we are back in DT Raleigh we would go again.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, vibe is quaint and relaxed, food was fresh and delicious!

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  9. CindyW

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Better beer selection needed, not many IPA’s. Food served hot, didn’t wait long. Server very attentive.

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  10. TomB

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I tried this for the first time. It was amazing. Would definitely recommend and will absolutely go back!

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  11. DonnyJ

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always have a great experience at Oak City. Friendly staff and great food!

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  12. tj23

    Raleigh

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place just rocks! One of our favorite places to go and the best meatballs around here! Lots of fantastic bourbons too!

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  13. RobK

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great meal. A bit noisy. The food and drinks were great!

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  14. EvelynJ

    Charleston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Yummy meatballs with other tasty options. Are here before our show at Lincoln Theater.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love OCM! Good food with good service for a good price. A fun place to grab a bite. Of course, you have to like meatballs lol. Highly recommend!

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  16. PaulC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Made a reservation for 4 at 7pm on Saturday. Was seated and our order taken. A nearly 8pm our food had still not arrived and we advised that they had "run out of meatballs, and were making more." A meatball resteraunt runs out of the one thing they serve during peak dinner time with a full house? And doest advise their guest of the error or try to make it amenable to waiting while they fix it? Nope. Will never go back and will never recommend. Can't even base it on the food as we never actually got anything to eat. No acceptable excuse.

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  17. CandaceP

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great but the meatballs were unpleasant and rubbery in texture. The risotto was not creamy at all but rather full of coagulated cheese. My first time eating there when it first opened was a far cry from this most recent visit and I doubt I'll return.

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  18. MRose

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delightful ambience and a fun menu. Ample portions and a creative cocktail menu.

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  19. rachelleW

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10 out of 10! Like an a** I made 8:30 reservations last night not realizing they closed at 9:00. But our waitress was so nice and we loved the food. I got the Chirizo Mac & Cheese, so worth the calories.. So good.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and energetic customer service. Very fast as well!

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  21. CJTJ

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great, and we really enjoyed our evening.

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  22. MargieS

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A win every time. Never disappoints and the always changing menu keeps us coming back. Megan is the best server!

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  23. BobbieT

    Charleston

    47 reviews

    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fun dining venue - small but if it were warmer, there were tables outside just not viable the night we dined. The meatballs are the BOMB!!!! GREAT!!!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great. Very attentive. Food was outstanding!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good and will definitely be back. Service was great to.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chris was the best server! Meatballs were amazing. Highly recommend.

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  27. MichaelS

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always terrific. The food is excellent, consistently, and the service never ceases to impress. Oak City Meatball offers quality with a unique ambiance that makes it a next day conversation. Not to be missed.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    everything was delicious, Christan was amazing, can’t wait to come back

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  29. JimMcV

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chris made our night! Great service - great food!

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  30. LeAnneW

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner was perfect as always! The service was on point. Never had even an average meal here!

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  31. DanielleD

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been here twice. The food was great once again. We had classic meatballs in traditional sauce over smashed potatoes and the pork belly Mac n cheese. Highly recommend. The wait for the food was not long at all. Really good and tasted fresh.

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  32. VictoriaW

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Horribly loud place with terrific food! Needs acoustic panels or something

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  33. Laura

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Service was great, The food was very good and the menu was creative! The Owner was so polite and very hands on. Thanks for a great evening!

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  34. Pickles

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Oak City Meatball! On this visit the crowd inside was extremely loud. The server was able to move us outside but then we had to deal with people smoking. But we will be back!

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  35. TerryH

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chris was a fantastic server and recommended some delicious meatball and sauce combinations. Sides were just as delicious as the meatballs. Order your food family style so you can try several things.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chris is awesome and bubbly. We will definitely be back! I loved my balls!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The teriyaki metaball special were amazing! And the Halloween drink specials were delicious!!

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  38. BradfordT

    Raleigh

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was an ok meal but not as awesome as prior occasions.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s always great. Literally can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was so delicious! We had three apps and then moved to the main dishes. The parm cream sauce was amazing! I had the spicy pork meatballs with the sauce. The pork belly mac n cheese was phenomenal. Def will be back

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You can order delivery directly from Oak City Meatball using the Order Online button.

Oak City Meatball is rated 4.6 stars by 394 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Oak City Meatball

180 E Davie Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    S Wilmington St. / S Blount St.
  • Neighborhood
    Raleigh
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Italian, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street and Parking Lot
  • Public transit
    We have a huge deck directly behind us in the Red Hat building. You pull up on Blount or Willmington. The RLine makes frequent stops.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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