Oak City Meatball

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

J
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

K
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and so was the staff

OT
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Went there for a date, had a reservation. Got there a bit early, immediately seated. Waitress was attentive and helpful, though after our appetizer order we asked to be reseated outside as it was getting increasingly noisy inside. Waitress remembered my allergy notes on my reservation, and that we were celebrating a birthday.

Food was excellent: bruschetta, pasta and meatballs, green beans. Waitress offered dessert, and since it was a birthday, we went for the superb chocolate torte. Other than noise (and the unavoidable flies outside, haha) I have nothing to complain about. Had a thoroughly delightful time for an informal date.

MC
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite spots in Raleigh! Come for the meatballs, stay for the sides.

A
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is DELICIOUS! The prices are higher than what you'd expect for the amount of food you get, but if you don't go regularly it's not that bad.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious, service was good. Noise levels were high making it difficult to have conversation.

SS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! The food is fabulous. I recommend the spicy pork meatballs with blue cheese sauce. I haven’t been disappointed with anything there. Love the bruschetta appetizer!

GH
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

No mix and match or ala cart really hurts this place.

OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best meatballs around! Great food, good and friendly service

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was very knowledgeable. Provided a lot of inside on the different types of balls and the best combinations.

SC
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Buffalo chicken slider with blue cheese sauce was amazing. Top notch service as well. Unfortunately, I forgot his name to provide kudos! Will be back.

SS
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived a few minutes late for our reservation, but they didn't give us a hard time. :) We started with the bruschetta - it was fabulous! I was expecting little bread squares with dipping stuff and this was so much better. For dinner, I had the buffalo chicken balls over ziti with traditional sauce. The meatballs were very large and the pasta came with a bread stick. It was delicious. Nothing but good things to say about Oak City Meatball! Will definitely return.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My adult children and I visited before attending a play in Raleigh. We had just over an hour between our reservation and the show. We were seated right away, food was delivered quickly and was amazing!!! We had plenty of time to eat, chat and walk leisurely to the theater several blocks away!! We will definitely be back!

EK
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was good and filled me up. I hear they raised their prices so it isn't as great a deal as it used to be. I would go back again.

RW
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely delicious food. Cheesy garlic bread is divine! I love the chicken meatballs. Others in my party like the original meatballs. The tomato sauce is heavenly.

A
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go here each time we go to Raleigh to see a concert. We wish there was a location in Fayetteville!

AA
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. I wish they had a beef meatball option. The meatballs were cooked to perfection. I do think the meatballs in an open entree are better than the hoagie because the sauce is really to die for. The cauliflower buffalo bites were really good as well! Our waiter was friendly, and the service was fast.

OT
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great spot for a quick and tasty dinner!

OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We sat outside on a warm Sunday evening. The food and wine were great! I recommend the risotto.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, good drinks, great location to enjoy a meal!

SC
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time to dine at Oak City Meatball Shoppe & we loved it. Can't wait to take our college-aged boys there when they are home for Christmas.
We were actually running late due to State Fair traffic, but they still seated us & got our food out to us very quickly, as we were headed to a concert. Menu was perfect for my husband, who is cutting back on carbs right now. We both had cocktails that were awesome (Autumn Mule for me, Gin & Tonic for my husband.
Great atmosphere, very cozy. Staff was extremely friendly & helpful (I think our waiter that night was Michael . . . VERY nice guy!)

SM
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a great concept a restaurant that specializes in meatballs. Ok, they have sandwiches and pasta too. Try the specials and the Macaroni and Cheese. Always pleasing. I recommend that you make reservations as the shop is small and it is usually very busy.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit to Oak City meatball. We loved the parm cream sauce!

LM
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this place was amazing. It was my first visit and I already know what I'm getting on my next visit. AMAZING!!!'

g
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The menu - chose your meatballs, sauce, and sides - is a nice change of pace and very simple. Everything we had was good although I think our favorites were the traditional meatballs in meat sauce. Four of us had 3 orders (total of 12 balls) and we couldn't eat it all - they are quite large.

JA
Charlotte
42 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The whiskey selection was great (particularly enjoyed the Pikesville Rye), but for a restaurant with "meatball" in its name, the "traditional" meatballs I ordered were average.

MK
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

You get a ton of meatballs but not much pasta! My vegetarian daughter enjoyed the vegi balls.

OT
Western NC
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, and the food is solid.

OT
Raleigh
26 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great environment and awesome food! Love the chicken meatballs and risotto the most.

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Awesome every time!! The mac and cheese is great!

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

This is the 2nd time we were there. The traditional meatballs were tough this time. The seasonal sides were not as exciting as in the past either.

OT
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was earth shattering! Tasty with large portions. A must visit in Raleigh!

S
New England
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Dope!! Can't say enough about the Mac and cheese.

G
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyable dinner and a good value. Food was good but not great and the service coordination could be better as we received appetizer salad and meal simultaneously.

AD
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still one of my favorite spots in Raleigh!

KM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great concept! Meatballs are very good (and be forewarned), very filling. Handcrafted cocktails are good - but small pours. Risotto sides are always great.

A
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really liked how our reserved table was in the back corner. That helped with the noise level. Service and food were great! Ate too much. Next time we come, we'll be sharing!

DO
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very happy with our meal at Oak City meatball. Great options plenty of food for the price. Attentive server also. Definitely would recommend

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