That Meetball Place

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408 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
A place to MEET & have a BALL! We are brand new to Patchogue & couldn't be happier to serve our local community freshly prepared meatballs a variety of different ways.

Our idea began years ago when we realized the simplicity of the meatball and how it is a comfort food to many. We all grew up with our Grandmothers making Sunday dinner and "The Meatball" being the focal point of the day. We cherish those days of coming together with our families and the memories we created. Our goal here at "That Meetball Place" is to create an atmosphere for friends and families to gather together and enjoy each other’s company in a relaxed environment with a great vibe and simple food like grandma used to make. Our chef has taken fresh ingredients and developed meatballs, salads & sides to satisfy everyone in your family. We are excited for you to join us on this journey and please make us your "Place to meet and have a ball!"
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R
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & great atmosphere! The service was good! Food was delicious

DC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marco the waiter was fantastic. The manager came around, so nice. The food was amazing!!! My new favorite place

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aside from the delicious meal, the staff is excellent. Both wait staff and gen manager helped us with a food allergy. Very professional and very caring. Impressed by everything at this restaurant.

MK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Valentine’s Day. Food was delicious, the waitress was great, and overall we had a really great experience!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

RD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent Food was great Nice evening out

J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Will def be back

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Difficult if you wear hearing aids but very nice place

G
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed this place for a pre-theatre dinner and happy hour prime! Our waitress Cat was tremendous -funny and helpful with suggestions! Good selection of beers and cocktails. Bourbon shrimp and chili meatball nachos were great Appetizers. Steakhouse, Mediterranean and spicy italian main entrees were all plentiful and enjoyable! The GM made the rounds and chatted and ensured that all was in good order!
Good overall value for your money. Friendly enjoyable staff with lots of "balls" jokes to go around!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second time , my guests first time , at the meatball place I must say better than last time. Great service outstanding food, awesome drinks) happy hour,) Dan our server was very helpful. We are looking forward to eating there again , next time we go to a concert at Patchogue Theatre, which we saw the 60’s show ( which was phenomenal ). got 10% off our dinner

D
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We went before a show at the Patchogue Theater. We were seated promptly and greeted by our server. Drinks and food arrived in a timely manner. The food was average and left all of us parched for the entire evening.
A nice touch was that a couple (I presume the owners) walked around making sure things were running smoothly. The woman actually came over to our table to see how things were. Very nice and much appreciated.

K
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food!!

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great place for big group. Table alittle tight for all 12. Drink specials were only at the bar and not at the table. Therefore our bill was kind of large... had we known that then maybe we would have got our drinks from the bar. Big pretzel was yummy. The desserts were yummy! The chicken fingers and fries for the kids were greasy or over cooked. Overall good ambience for the group but wish our bill wasn't so high. And note to server: Never take orders from the kids at the table. Server should always check with an adult on what they asked for that was in addition to what I ordered for them. In this case, they wound up ordering other things and not really watching the price or if they would even like it.

MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Our waitress was fantastic, especially on a busy New Year's eve! However, the manager could not have been more bothered by our business. When she asked about our meal, we mentioned that we were waiting for drinks, but assumed the server was just very busy. She huffed off and came back seemingly annoyed to take our order. When it was getting time to leave, we could barely get our kids together before she started clearing the table - including two drinks which were still not finished (my husband and friend stepped away to use the restroom). A little patience would have been appreciated.

SM
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a pleasant surprise. From reading the previous reviews we weren’t quite sure what to expect. We ate at The Meetball Place on New Year’s Eve. Making a reservation on Open Table was easy. When we arrived the restaurant was fairly empty but filled up quickly. The service was exceptional and the food was even better. We loved having the carafe of water on the table, which was filled often. We enjoyed the Ballchos (which we customized without any issues) and Cheesy Garlic Bread for appetizers and had two build your own balls over pasta, the Chicken Parm Subwich and Eggplant Parm Skillet – the portion sizes were perfect and each item was enjoyed by the eater. The pricing was fair; we weren’t rushed even though the crowd of people waiting started to grow. The servers and manager were polite, checked on us often and made sure we felt welcomed. We will definitely be back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Meeting up with new people that I haven’t met. The music was a little loud to get to know people.

CP
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That Meetball Place is the friendliest, tastiest place In Patchogue :-)
I take my daughter there and we always have a wonderful experience. I go back on Tuesday nights for bingo fun and music with the lovely and talented Julie.
The manager, Mari, can be found at any given time greeting guests, Xmas decorating, moving tables or otherwise turning frowns upside down - she is the hardest working woman in show business lol
Wait staff and bartenders are super-friendly - this place always feels like home and never disappoints.
Loving the Butternut Squash soup and those Steakhouse meatballs!
Live music with Fred on Wednesday nights-human iPod - a must see

e
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The zucchini noodkes and mediteranian chicken meatballs wuth tzatziki sauce was delicious.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Service is great however food is not remarkable enough to return.

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great! You get a ton of food for your money and the staff was so nice!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great except for the singer. He was horrible.

KW
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Great first time experience!! Loved the food. Service not so much. We had a server named Jeremy, barely came by wanted more water and order a glasses of wine but he was no where to be found we just ate our food and by the time he showed no need for wine, we left. Maybe less tables? Or attitude change, seemed like he could care less.

CJ
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience2

Meatballs were dried out and appear to have been deep fried.

JS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed ourselves a little
Loud but food was delicious

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Waiter was super attentive.

w
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I’ve been here many times but this time the food was so so. I ordered the classic meatballs with pasta and the meatballs were so garlicky that I couldn’t eat them. I asked the waiter maybe they gave me the wrong ones but he said it looks like the right ones. My daughter had the same ones and they looked and tasted entirely different. Maybe just a mix up. Normally the food is very good.

M
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another great meal at the Meetball place. It was a quiet Wednesday night but our waitress was awesome and we loved the new CBD cocktails. Food came out hot and accurate. We will definitely be back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Beautiful day with great drinks and Sunday funday!

G
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Half of party got sick that nite from food. Tables on top of one another in a loud space

PD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food is good. Service was ok. We will be back

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night got and food. Bingo made it fun!!

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The happy hour is a fantastic deal. We also enjoyed the way that Patchogue is being renovated and we walked around the area, went to a show at the theatre across the street. The lobster risotto ball was so delicious. I could eat those all day. The service was perfect. The atmosphere was busy and noisy, we lived it. We liked the eggplant pesto ball..such a different idea, love it.

MM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food And service
The lobster risotto ball was amazing

c
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

A lot of families with young children, which increased the noise level. Would only recommend to families with children

TL
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go on a date. My husband and I had “date” night and decided to check this place out. We’d heard positive reviews from other people, and now join the ranks of other satisfied customers.

We arrived early on a Friday night and got a table immediately. We were seated all the way in the back, so it was quiet enough for us to enjoy our conversation. The music was particularly good- all popular songs from the 80’s.

Apparently, since we got there on a Friday night during happy hour on Labor Day weekend, we were given raffle tickets for a $250 cash prize drawing. We didn’t win, but that was a fun little idea for us to look forward to during dinner.

The drink menu was illuminated- which was so cool. All restaurants should have this. Especially when you’re in a dimly lit restaurant or for people with vision issues.

We ordered 2 sampler platters- choosing 6 different types of meatballs on the menu, plus an order of (ginormously huge) tater tots. Each item came with an accompanying dipping sauce.

Everything was delicious. I would suggest that for those picky eaters, that the server point out which type of meatball and sauce were which. For us, it was fun figuring it out for ourselves, but maybe little toothpick signs would be helpful.

Great place. We’ll definitely be back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal! Zucchini noodles with eggplant balls and pesto were absolutely delicious

EC
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food tasted better than I had expected. I can’t wait to come back and try everything else that looked good to me!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, food is always delish!

K
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Nicole was wonderful! Great food as always and service! Came for bingo night and had a blast

TA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy coming to That Meetball Place! Plentiful vegetarian options, and lots of sizable options too if you don't want to have an enormous plate of food. Will most definitely come back.