Hoboken Restaurant Expands into Newark Avenue McDonald’s

Grubbs Take Away 564 Newark Avenue Jersey City
Opening soon: Grubbs Take Away, 564 Newark Avenue, Journal Square, Jersey City. Photo courtesy Grid Real Estate.

After closing and sitting vacant for months, the former McDonald’s on Newark Avenue near Journal Square has been leased. Hoboken-based Grubbs Take Away will be opening a second location at 564 Newark Avenue, on the corner of Baldwin Avenue immediately across the street from the Brennan Courthouse.

Grubbs prepares “classic American food the old fashioned way” and offers a menu of take-out staples: burgers, hot dogs, subs, wings, wraps, milkshakes, and more. The Newark Avenue outpost will join MezCal Kitchen, Banana King, Ling Long Xuan, Sa-go-to Bubble Tea World, and Cafe Peanut along the reinvigorated stretch of restaurants.

Currently, the original Grubbs location at 418 Washington Street in Hoboken opens early (8 a.m.) and delivers late (3 a.m., Thursday-Saturday; 12 a.m., Sunday-Wednesday), serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The opening date and hours for the second location at 564 Newark Avenue have yet to be announced.

Grid Real Estate represented the landlord and Grubbs Take Away was represented by Jeffery Realty. The 3400 sq.ft. space was listed for $38 PSF which prices it just shy of $11k per month. The actual lease rate was not disclosed.



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  1. DHS students are going to tear that restaurant apart during lunchtime. Good luck to the hipsters with dealing with savages.

  2. I ordered 2 burgers and a milkshake today from this restaurant. I ordered through ubereats which charges a service fee and a delivery fee. My burger had raw onions, lettuce and some vinegar, you can’t pick vinegar out of your burger. I ordered cooked onions, no lettuce ,garlic butter and tomato. My son ordered mayo, fries on his bacon burger. He got ketchup, raw onions, lettuce. I called the restaurant and they said it was my mistake because I didn’t single out what I didn’t want and that is why it was delivered as is. I told them that the add ons which cost extra where not added on . Basically it was too bad too sad.
    Never will I order from them they can keep thier 10 off for next order but I have to call it in.
    Too bad I can’t give them zero stars that is what they deserve for thier service and customer service.


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