Fort Lee-Based Marty’s Burgers Opening Jersey City Location

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Marty’s Burgers will open in the former Firehouse Blazing Pizza at 488 Central Avenue in The Heights, Jersey City. Photo courtesy Central Avenue Special Improvement District.

A fast-casual restaurant that opened last year already has its sights on an expansion and will be bringing a diverse collection of signature burgers to the main drag of The Heights.


Back in April, Firehouse Blazing Pizza sadly closed its doors after a three-year run. Their departure has left their former home at 488 Central Avenue dark during the last few months, but temporary signage recently spotted at the property announced the imminent arrival of Marty’s Burgers.

Opened last year along the similarly named Center Avenue, the Fort Lee location specializes in five-and-a-half-ounce burgers served on Martin’s potato rolls. Some of their signature varieties include a Swiss shroom Dijon, a bacon avocado, a “rise n’ shine” with Taylor ham and a fried egg, or an impossible burger with vegan cheese.

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Burgers and fries. Photo courtesy Marty’s Burgers.

Diners can build their own customizable burger at Marty’s and other options include a fried chicken sandwich with buttermilk battered fried pickles, a grilled cheese, or a griddle dog with onions, relish, and mustard. Fries are available in varieties like truffle parmesan, salt and vinegar, old bay, or disco fries (also known as poutine).

Banana pudding and several milkshake options round out the menu at Marty’s, whose Fort Lee shop features a décor of several vintage advertisements. The existing garage door at the Jersey City spaces creates some opportunity for outdoor seating along Central Avenue.

Marty’s has not announced a timeline for opening their second outpost, but the hours are likely to be similar to the Fort Lee location’s hours of 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The restaurant can be followed on Instagram at the handle @martysfortlee.

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