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That Meetball Place - Farmingdale

4.3
4.3
351 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
That Meetball Place is a place to "Meet" and have a "Ball!!" We capture the essence of a family gathering while serving many different varieties of delicious meatballs.

We have something for everyone along with Vegan and Gluten Free options!

Check out our new Menu, we're NOT just Balls anymore!!


Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (516) 586-8880

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Tom Fazio

  • Catering

    We have options for all events on or off premises.<br />Please call for details. <br />Want a different look for your event? <br />Ask about hosting your event on our outdoor patio!

  • Private party facilities

    Let us cater your event big or cozy, call Melissa for information.EXCLUSIVE!!TMP Underground is a modern day speakeasy. A private room below the hustle and bustle of That Meetball Place where you and your VIP guests can meet and have a ball.Your party will be treated to a special chef's menu offered exclusively at TMP Underground. Step back in time and enjoy the private, intimate atmosphere in our vintage-inspired lower-level dining room complete with a peep-hole entry door and seating for up to 18 people around an oversized communal table. You can customize your experience with access to our entertainment center including large screen TV and state-of-the-art sound system.

  • Private party contact

    Winnie Schaffer : (516) 586-8880

  • Neighborhood

    Farmingdale

  • Cross street

    S. Front St.

  • Parking details

    Street parking and parking in the rear of the restaurant . Please feel free to use our back door entrance.

  • Public transit

    Short walk to long Island Rail Road, rear parking lot. Back door entrance

  • Entertainment

    Live entertainment scheduled weekly featuring Long Island's hottest acoustic acts and biggest bands. Check our calendar on our website: thatmeetballplaceli.com to see what great bands will be performing here weekly! Follow us on Facebook "That Meetball Place Farmingdale" to stay up to date with all our exciting events and parties we host.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 351 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Chester was amazing - high energy! Attentive! Kind and courteous!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Erica D. was an outstanding server, as well as the rest of the staff. Bingo night was a lot of fun.
  3. n

    nickmeltj

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was great. Will definitely eat there again 😁
  4. C

    Cafecooler

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Small portions. For the price we paid, the value was not there. Very salty food. Noisy.
  5. SB

    SethB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Very cold in restaurant.
  6. P

    Pixie

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    My Sisters and my Daughter and I were a table of 4 - the appetizers that we ordered were good - the entrees were not !!!!! I ordered grilled cheese and tomato soup but it was inedible - the bread was soaked in butter and there was too much cheese to enjoy the sandwich. The tomato soup was cold and it was very disappointing. I sent my dinner back and ordered the Mac and cheese - nothing spectacular at all!!! My daughter ordered the lobster balls and they were very fishy - she did not finish her meal. My sisters ordered salads and they were happy with their choices - All in all very average food - very expensive visit for food that was mediocre- I will not be returning as there are too many places to choose from that have better quality food and ambiance that will allow you to hear yourselves talk. Step up your game Meetball Place!!!!!!!!
  7. IP

    IngridP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    The food was way too greasy! No lighter options It would be nice to have a quieter area for families
  8. CP

    ChrisP

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and new menu. Service was excellent.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall2food5service2ambience2
    It was ok.. we had reservations, asked to be seated upstairs which they didn’t honor.. sat downstairs by the bar which was loud.. the waitress was slow and inattentive. Food was pretty good.
  10. C

    Cparvs

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    1.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    I used to love this place and go quite often but it changed and not for the better. That Meetball Place used to have a menu with mostly meatballs. Get it? That’s the whole pun and point of the name. Now the menu has changed and meatballs are barely an offering anymore. The food is just ok with everything being served very sloppy like it’s just thrown on the plate. No pride in their food. We went for Bingo night. The host couldn’t have been less entertaining or enthusiastic if he tried. It wasn’t fun and we tuned him out after a while and gave up even playing. After Bingo the music they played was so loud like a club we couldn’t even hear each other talking. Couldn’t wait to get out of there and we won’t be back again. Too bad because I was interested in hosting a party there but no way.
  11. PS

    PatrickS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took 2 teenagers and we all liked the starter options and we shared. It’s a fun place and would come back.
  12. l

    lisam

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good and place is really nice...however it was absolutely freezing in the restaurant..like artic cold. My only complaint.
  13. A

    Alli

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I hate to give a bad review but we had a bad experience. My husband, toddler and I were seated upstairs and I should have asked to be seated on the main floor. The floor was slippery and the staircase was not safe for my toddler to walk around. The table felt slimy as well. We say for 25 minutes and nobody brought us water or asked us for our order so we left. Very disappointing.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Needing a wheelchair I couldn’t eat upstairs and so noisy ok main floor with patio door closed
  15. BM

    BarbaraM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food and too many good choices. Will have to go back again!
  16. KC

    KaitlinC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service was mediocre, our server was nice but it took about 20 minutes to get our first drinks and about 30 minutes before we actually were able to order. The food was decent but nothing special that I'd be excited to go back for.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Food was terrible and service was worse. Staff was shorthanded and management was non existent.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing ballchos..... awesome brunch.... great staff
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentines Day
  20. LB

    LyssB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I have been here when it is set up as a bar and enjoyed it: good music and drinks. I went back for dinner and wow the food was soo good (apps, main dish, and dessert). Had the "Lime in the Coconut" drink it was delishh. Waiter was super nice too. 10/10 would eat here again.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Incredible food. The vibe was great!
  22. AK

    AngelaK

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    I miss the vegetarian risotto ball. It's been replaced with a beyond meat ball. Not a fan.
  23. C

    Cazy23

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and the food were delicious. My family was not disappointed at all with our food choices.
  24. A

    Alll

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food is always good here! This time I felt the ac was a little to cold and I didn’t like that the upstairs was closed off. It was way to loud downstairs.
  25. JF

    JeffreyF

    New York Area

    67 reviews

    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and service. Unfortunately they were out of the dish we initially tried to order.
  26. l

    lizk

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    They did not have a table ready even though i asked for regular table they only had high tops which in instructions i specifically can not sit at. Had to wait
  27. JF

    JeffreyF

    New York Area

    67 reviews

    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful fun pub with innovative healthy dishes as well as bar food on the menu.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Such good service and an amazingly comfy and cozy atmosphere!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spent the night here for my brothers birthday, it was a great time! Pleasant experience and greet wait staff!
  30. CK

    CharlesK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Music was much too loud, so much so it was hard to talk and servers were not to happy to to turn it down
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing, the food delicious and loved the fall decor! Too noisy though
  32. E

    Ellyna

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    We have been here many times, Friday night it was way to loud. I had to scream across the table to talk. They really need to lower the volume. I love the pretzel app but we got the pretzel bites this time and they were not good.
  33. S

    Stevie

    New York Area

    82 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was better than we expected. Unfortunately we waited quite a long time to get our food. This was our first time dining at this restaurant and will return on a weekday when it’s less busy.
  34. SG

    StacyG

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall1food2service2ambience4
    We waited an hour for our appetizer. When we asked when our entrees would be coming, the waiter said they were out of one of our dishes. An hour after we had ordered it! The sausage meatballs and lamb meatballs both had bones in it. At which point we gave up and left hungry. Not a great night!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and music!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Went in for restaurant week - restaurant week menu was not advertised online- poor selection of choices on restaurant week menu so ended up ordering from regular menu
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a blast playing BINGO!!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2019

    overall5food3service3ambience5
    Tuesday BINGO was so much FUN!!!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great overall experience went at 10pm so it wasn’t busy at all and We enjoyed the food very much so that we will be back the only thing I had to complain about was I ordered the shrimp with vegetables & broccoli Rabe balls but literally I only had 4 little shrimp come with the dish which was about $20 My wife and I loved the food tho otherwise and we look forward to another dining at the farmingdale ny location
  40. b

    beatlegirl53

    New York Area

    80 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    That Meetball place is very similar in concept to the Meatball Shop in NYC which we enjoy. Pick your meatball, pick a sauce, etc. The service on Monday night was terrible. Forty five minutes until the appetizer arrived and another 30 for the main courses. The bruschetta came with a healthy serving of spinach artichoke dip but only a few slices of bread. Were we supposed to eat it with a spoon? The Tuscan was delicious, perfect risotto. The shrimp dish with broccoli rabe balls was advertised with crispy veggies. They were soggy and drenched in oil. The eggplant balls were delicious. Although the service was very slow ( we were told there was a party upstairs) the food was tasty. We will probably give them another try.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

That Meetball Place - Farmingdale does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. That Meetball Place - Farmingdale also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 586-8880.

That Meetball Place - Farmingdale is rated 4.3 stars by 351 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


Google Map for That Meetball Place - Farmingdale

206 main street, Farmingdale, NY 11735

Additional information

  • Cross street

    S. Front St.

  • Neighborhood

    Farmingdale

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking and parking in the rear of the restaurant . Please feel free to use our back door entrance.

  • Public transit

    Short walk to long Island Rail Road, rear parking lot. Back door entrance

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tom Fazio

  • Entertainment

    Live entertainment scheduled weekly featuring Long Island's hottest acoustic acts and biggest bands. Check our calendar on our website: thatmeetballplaceli.com to see what great bands will be performing here weekly! Follow us on Facebook "That Meetball Place Farmingdale" to stay up to date with all our exciting events and parties we host.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (516) 586-8880

  • Catering

    We have options for all events on or off premises.<br />Please call for details. <br />Want a different look for your event? <br />Ask about hosting your event on our outdoor patio!

  • Private party facilities

    Let us cater your event big or cozy, call Melissa for information.EXCLUSIVE!!TMP Underground is a modern day speakeasy. A private room below the hustle and bustle of That Meetball Place where you and your VIP guests can meet and have a ball.Your party will be treated to a special chef's menu offered exclusively at TMP Underground. Step back in time and enjoy the private, intimate atmosphere in our vintage-inspired lower-level dining room complete with a peep-hole entry door and seating for up to 18 people around an oversized communal table. You can customize your experience with access to our entertainment center including large screen TV and state-of-the-art sound system.

  • Private party contact

    Winnie Schaffer : (516) 586-8880

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