The Meatball Shop - Williamsburg

4.7
50 Reviews
$30 and under
American

The Meatball Shop serves the best meatballs in the world with a mix and match menu utilizing sustainable and natural ingredients whenever possible. But The Meatball Shop serves way more than just meatballs! Highlights from their hit menu include seasonal veggies, market driven salads, sandwiches, handmade ice cream sandwiches, craft cocktails and an approachable wine program.

The vibe of this Williamsburg restaurant is always fun, upbeat and lively! Perfect for a night on the town or a family dinner with kids. Think the best dinner party you've ever been to with the comforting feeling of being at Grandma's.

With drinks and desserts a-plenty, The Meatball Shop makes the perfect casual stop for digging in to a hearty meal or a healthy bite, refreshing drink and mouthwatering dessert with family and friends.

Support The Meatball Shop - Williamsburg during COVID-19

Experiences

  • Brunch Menu is back - with Bottomless Drinks!

    Multiple dates available

    Make breakfast great again! Join us for brunch favorites such as our breakfast sandwich with spicy pork b'alls, b'alls, biscuits & gravy and shrimp & grits. And add our new Bottomless Drinks - $30 for 90 minutes!
  • Family Meal for $70

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy a family meal for 4! Includes choice of 2 ball & sauce combos + choice of salad + choice of side + choice of cookie. Served with focaccia.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 50 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great!

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vipVanceman
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Meatball Shop always delivers. Great food and even better employees.

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AftonG
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great taste. Perfect portion size. Will be back for sure

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Yenij22
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there with the family. Enjoyed the restaurant week menu. Great ambience. Outstanding customer service.

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robertp
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was nothing short of amazing!!! Loved !!

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vipKimberlyM
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ordered a bunch of different foods. They were for the most part delicious. The food was a little on the cold side, which I was surprised since they were slow because of the holiday. The only thing I definitely use improvement is the sandwiches very dry the bread is hard and tough.

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Tiffany
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice staff (so kind and just attentive enough). It was my first time there and I was a bit underwhelmed by the food.

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vipElizabethW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Delicious meatballs, and our waiter was exceptionally cordial, friendly and helpful.

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vipEmma
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Appreciated that they allow vaccinated/negative tests ppl only!

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AmberA
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere. Beautiful inside, good music, great service and delicious food. We had a fantastic time!

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AlexisM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience would go again

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vipKimmy
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Preferred the old menu, this new one is more overpriced. Stale wine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had a small backyard garden area for outdoor dining, the menu has expanded quite a bit - quick service, great drink selection, always a good experience at meatball shop!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great time!

The Meatball Shop - Williamsburg
Responded on March 22, 2021

Thank you for reviewing!

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Brittany
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was great but the food was lacking flavor and expensive. I've been to a few meatball restaurants and was very underwhelmed with this place.

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ShaolinMike
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, love the hip hop music too.

The Meatball Shop - Williamsburg
Responded on March 21, 2021

Thank you for the review! We look forward to seeing you again, soon!

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Sharp
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambience. Laid back. Very covid conscience. Great food. Good music. Loved it. Im def going back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a first date for me and it was a just prefect place for good food, music and atmosphere for good conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

It was good just sad that they didn’t have the apps we ordered.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

1st time being there and it was great. We got there around 10, they close at 11:30, so when I got my meatballs around 1030 they could’ve been a tad bit more hotter but I understand that they were closing soon so I didn’t make a big deal. Overall it was great, will be back again.

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Amazingme
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great experience from start to finish. They were clean and efficient and very friendly. The Pizza Meatball was Amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Sat inside, but seemed like staff didn’t want us to. Almost felt like we weren’t wanted. Food tasted good. Would have just sat outside or ordered take out next time. Inside was full of boxes and just didn’t look presentable for indoor seating.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

As you walk through the restaurant on your way to the patio, you notice items that apparently we're in the back yard. (Unused wood, construction materials.) This should have been the red flag for me to leave. After waiting 15 mnts for our waiter, when he finally brought out our wine glasses, they were filthy! They clearely had not been clean thoroughly. This is even more concerning given the COVID environment. I politely asked the waiter to have the glasses cleaned. He brought our clean glasses 2 of which had chips on the rim. At this point I walked over to the manager and informed him of the situation. His response was that they were doing the best they can. Unfortunately, the basics shouldn't take that much effort. At this point we walked out. Ownership should take a closer look at what is happening in their restaurants.

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CynthiaB
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food would definitely recommend this place to all my friends thank you again !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place that we went on our first date and the service was outstanding

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SamanthaK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It's good that there's a kids' menu. My son enjoyed the veggie meatballs. I liked the 'perfect' vegetarian ones and the mashed potato. The spaghetti was not particularly well cooked. The parmesan sauce was not great and had a microwaved feel. Portions are on the small side. The food is tasty but quite chain-store. We sat outside in front of the store. Watching Bedford Avenue is entertaining but an air conditioning unit upstairs was dripping onto my head. The non-alcoholic cocktails were nice. Overall not bad. Go if you are craving meatballs or need a quick bite. Get dessert directly across the street. Don't expect to be impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the theme!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fast service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place was great! I have never gone and it was my first time going! We sat outside, since they were doing some repairs on the patio. The waitress was kind and accommodating. The food is to die for ! The only thing that I would say is that the only downside was that there were some things on the menu that they no longer make. Overall, a great experience and would go again.

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Jordan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good time - solid spot for dinner in Williamsburg, especially with people new to New York/Brooklyn

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This wasn’t my first time here, nor will it be my last. Always a friendly staff, and amazing food! Don’t get me started on the drinks.. the apple cinnamon margarita was very good as was the foolaid. Definitely will be back again, wether it’s food or drinks I know I’m in good hands.

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Che76
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We made reservations which we were on time for but still had to wait for 20-30 mins to be seated. The food took a long time because the kitchen was backed up and when I got my dish..the rigatoni bolognese barely had any meat in the sauce.

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SarahK
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Friends were in town and this place was a good in between of good classic food options for picky eaters and escalated options for those that want to try something new.

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vipAlgie
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

First time visiting. Will Definitively go back if in the area. Great taste. Casual meal . Exactly what you would expect.

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OnieshaW
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for date night or a group of friends❤️. The prices are also great

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JinBk
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

It was just ok. Like something I'd make at home; not special but not bad. I got the veggie balls over polenta with Parmesan cream. The actual veggie balls were textured and quite good. The polenta with the sauce was a bit too soupy. It was also just warm, not quite warm enough. My dining partner got the veggie balls over ziti with classic tomato sauce; it was nothing special. The crab ball appetizer was pretty good. It was pricey for what it was, and we probably won't return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful meal here. The staff were so friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and very comforting for a cold night! We will definitely be back.

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vipMaryKayP
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food, affordable price.

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vipJenniferT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites. A Brooklyn institution with delicious food and casual atmosphere. Drinks are great too.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, great idea, nice to be different!
Excellent service and tasty food.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Meatball Shop - Williamsburg using the Order Online button. The Meatball Shop - Williamsburg also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. The Meatball Shop - Williamsburg also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 551-0520.

The Meatball Shop - Williamsburg is rated 4.7 stars by 50 OpenTable diners.

The Meatball Shop - Williamsburg does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.themeatballshop.com/store/.

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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