The Meatball Shack

The Meatball Shack

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.0

Address: 312 S Mill St, Aspen, CO

Hours: Open Monday–Saturday 11:30a–10p, Sunday 11a–10p


The Meatball Shack is one of the newer restaurants on the scene in Aspen and one of the most unique casual dining spots as well. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a full on dinner, there is definitely something on the menu for you. While their specialty is quite obviously meatballs, there are many other items on the menu to choose from. This is an excellent place to get a unique meal that you will not soon forget.

Though the restaurant is a little bit on the smaller side, they are definitely a great pick–even when they’re busy. Along with delectable meal options, they also provide an extensive wine, beer and liquor menu with something for everyone. There are both bottled and tap beers, and the drink selection is creative. For a casual dining place, it can be a little on the expensive side, but that is most places in Aspen anyway. They do provide the high quality and great menu you would expect for the price, however.

What They’re Known for: If you couldn’t guess by the name, the most memorable meal at The Meatball Shack has got to be the meatballs, hands down, every time. They serve a wide variety of different types and styles of meatballs among other meals, there is definitely something for everyone.

What to Watch for: The restaurant is a bit small and can get quite crowded on a weekend, especially during peak dinner hours. The wait may not always be so bad, but it can get quite loud when the restaurant is full so keep in mind that this will not be the quietest meal of the week.

Price: $5-$35+

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The Meatball Shack