If you hung out at Guppy’s Good Times, where he was the longtime DJ, or played quizzo at Flanigan’s Boathouse over the past decade, you likely know the name Dan Shea. He also used to live in West Conshohocken.
Shea has now popped up in West Chester where he and a partner, Morgan Harris, have opened Meatball U. Meatball U’s menu isn’t huge and as you likely guessed, it is built around meatballs.
The menu starts with two meatball appetizers including one featuring buffalo meatballs. There are four meatball sandwiches, including a vegetarian option. If you like your meatballs with pasta, there are three dishes that pair meatballs with spaghetti, baked ziti, and mac & cheese. Two salads are also available.
When checking out the Meatball U website, we noticed it is open until 3:00 a.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. We asked Shea why someone would want one of his meatball sandwiches at 2:00 a.m. instead of one from Wawa. He stated:
It’s better. Way better. More meat. Quality meat. Hand-rolled large meatballs, not frozen little ones. Real homemade slow-cooked sauce, not marinara from a jar or can. All on a fresh Liscio roll, with garlic butter spread, toasted right in front of you in a brick oven.
Shea and Harris’ longterm plan is to open several Meatball U’s in college towns.