| For many years, meeting
many business owners, successful friends, and others, you are my #1 place
in the area.
No-one comes close.
They may have their favorites, and yes, there are good restaurants, and I have sent more than a few your way.
I do not think I ever told you this story, for if I ever was paid $ 10.00 for visiting your place each visit, I would be rich.
I know the history of your place, I expect you do, if not,,,
I was born in Nanticoke, moved to Connecticut for a year, before moving to Robert Street in Sheatown, 3 homes down from the, now, old folks home, back then it was the old St. Stanislaus Institute School, where I went from grade 3 to 8. And an altar boy while I was going to this Catholic School, mostly Nun Teachers, so I am talking age 8 to 13.
The little strip of ground across from you were little trees, football games every weekend, that strip of trees, many have died, look out your front window, you now know I mean.
BUT, years before this, this was Ducky's, at age 9 or 10, I was score keeper for the Sheatown Ramblers, a semi pro local team, sponsered by Ducky's, I think it was Ducky Bozinski who later opened a mini mart, when there where none then (mini markets), up in front of Center Inn.
You know this story, or is this new for you?
And bowling for 15 plus years in Nanticoke,Thursday night gang for a sandwich, followed by bowling followed by a 10 PM to midnight munch, with aa ang of 4 to 8.
The good old days.
Oh, you remember you did some catering for us, at the grove up the street, before getting into the catering business in a bigger way.
Always wish you the best, and success, #1 restaurant in my book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From: Cindy Steve
Hi Jim -
From: Doc K.
From: "Jon H."
WAS UNBELIEVABLE JIM!!!! THANKS AGAIN. PICS ATTACHED....LOL.
From: Darlene C.
From: JEFF K.
From: Jo Ann
Just wanted to say thanks for a great dinner. We took our son out before heading back to college and must say he truly enjoyed the Porterhouse. From the appetizers to the dessert; (my favorite Bananas Foster), it was a wonderful night. We always laugh that if we didn't have to feed our kids, we would be rich..lol....Thanks again for a memorable night..Jo Ann
August 18, 2010
We had the most spectacular time last night. Dining at your familys establishment has always been a truly excellent experience, but last night your beverage creations sent our experience over the top !
First, your presentation of the beer samples was fun so clever and unique. We sampled them accordingly starting with your WIT, which Steve tasted a hint of lemon after swallowing, and I tasted a floral flavor. It was very refreshing. We then proceeded to your Amber Lager, which Steve said tasted like a Yuengling Lager (his beer of choice). I had all kinds of different flavors popping in my mouth, but couldnt put my finger on what they were. It was very enjoyable and tasty. Next and last was your Hopenstine, which Steve really loved. We both tasted grapefruit and it was very delicious. The beers worked really well with the Crabby Pretzel, which was fantastic.
Steve had the 24 oz. Cajun NY Strip Steak with mushrooms and paired it with your Hopenstine. He absolutely loved the Cajun steak/mushrooms/Hopenstine combination. I chose the grilled Salmon with papaya salsa and paired it with your WIT. My mouth was singing with joy.
I think what was really interesting was the wonderful scent of your beers. They were fragrant to the nose, as well as the mouth. Ive never smelled my glass of beer before, but now youve introduced us to a whole new way of enjoying a cold brew.
Thanks also to your dad, Julia and Maria. Your dad took the time to explain different things to us about your brews and the dinner specials, which was very helpful and informative. The dinners he prepared for us were, as always, PERFECT ! He is, in our opinion, the finest and most creative chef in NEPA. Julia and Maria are precious always happy, friendly and true professionals, they are a delight to deal with. We had such a good time.
Thank you Ben we wish you luck, success and good fortune with your endeavor.
Cindy and Steve
Good Morning Jim!
From: Steve Newman
As usual our weekends is full of fun and excitement. This weekend in particular is very dear to my loving husband. Since he was eleven years old, he's been doing Karate under the direction of his Master Newman, a combination of Japanese and Chinese Martial Arts. Master Newman was in town for a long weekend from Florida so, he had a grand reunion with his students in a two-day exercise and clinique. Last Friday night, he joined us for dinner at Asaki Restaurant in Shavertown and it was such an honor to eat a meal with him. His magnetic personality surely brightened up our weekend. Yesterday, Master Newman also had a reunion with his former high school friends right after their three-hour clinique and invited his students and their guests for cocktails and dinner at Marty's Blue Room in Sheatown.
Marty's Blue Room brings out the best of Cajun cuisine of New Orleans, Louisiana. Who knew this type of restaurant exists in this small town? The restaurant is located in a residential area and you can't be fooled by this house-like food establishment? It's humble atmosphere boasts the best Prime Ribs, Jambalaya and BBQ in town! Reservations is required as this restaurant fills up quick with food lovers alike! Everything in their menu sounds wonderful. Since Barry and I didn't get the chance to eat almost the whole day, we decided to splurge a little bit last night!
During cocktail hour I ordered a platter of their Catfish Fingers with Cajun Sauce and shared it with bunch of the guys just to hold us up before dinner. The Catfish Fingers were awesome! Love the crunchy breading and you can just tell the fish was fresh.
For appetizers, Barry and I split
a bowl of Jambalaya and Escargot with mushrooms in a creamy sauce which
was served with garlic bread. They're both scrumptious! Then each of us
had their prime rib dinners. I was so full from the appetizers that I
barely ate my ceasar salad and my main meal. I also got the "Marty's
Tater" as my side dish and that was delicious, too! The tater is
basically a twice baked potato in a small ramekin dish topped with Cajun
spices. I only ate about a 1/3 of my dinner and took home the rest of
it ;-) Barry, on the other hand, got the regular sized Prime Rib (18 oz.)
topped with a creamy and spicy Crawfish sauce. Their Prime Rib was truly
the best. It was slowed cooked the whole day so, no matter how you like
it done...every bite just melts in your mouth. It was divine...
If you want to learn about this restaurant,
you can visit their website at http://martysblueroom.com They also offer
a "Colossal Cajun" Catering Services, where a huge truck is
fully equipped and rigged up to provide you "hot from the grill"
menu anytime and anywhere...njengasol
njengasol wrote on May 5, '08
Wow, yeah this restaurant has always been a good one, hidden but definitely good, mom used to be one of Jim's cook there, so I know about their great food.... If I remember right, Elena used to wash dishes there when she was a teenager... Memories.
mariaspfloro wrote on May 5, '08
Cool...great memories indeed!
From: Brian & Jen Felter
My daughter decided to take me to Marty's for dinner
one night and it was one of the most pleasant dining experiences I've
ever had. I ordered a Monster burger which was the best burger I've ever
had , but when I tasted my daughter's twin fillets I realized that I EVERTYTHING
on the menu is Fantastic!!!!!!
From: Al Yarasavage
Best ham I every had by far. Our entire family
truly enjoyed it.
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2007 7:29
Subject: Dinner 10/27/2007
My wife and I traveled to Marty's from Shrewsbury,
PA and had an outstanding dining experience. The Cajun Chicken Cordon
Blue was incredible, I have never had anything like it. When we saw the
portion, my wife said there was no way I would finish however I'm no quitter.
Just like when I ran the Marathon. You got to push through the wall. My
wife's Chicken Rosemary was just as good. I can attest since I ate most
of it the next day. She was saving room for the Banana's Foster which
was out of this world. I had a take home dessert of German Chocolate cake
which almost did not make it back to Shrewsbury. After seeing the Cattle
cut of Prime Rib, I plan on returning with my 2 brothers to try to tackle
We travel to your restaurant from the Hazleton area numerous times as we all agree Martys is our favorite place to eat! The atmosphere is cozy, the staff is always pleasant and the food is beyond fantastic! The only regret we have is not knowing about Martys years ago! Last year we accidentally found you on the Internet but we are glad we did!! Our only suggestion would be that you advertise more so others can experience what we have come to love!! Everyone within the Martys organization should be very proud because you represent a premiere restaurant! God bless you all. See you soon! Kim
From: K. Pawlowski
Thursday, September 02, 2004 9:20 AM
HI GUYS MY NAME IS DAVE WERT AND I WAS AT YOUR
RESTARANT LAST NIGHT
Thursday, August 19, 2004 10:51 PM
Jim....fabulous, fabulous!! Dinner
was great!! You are a great chef. Everyone raved about their dinners.
Everything was exceptional. The desserts looked wonderful but we were
all so full there was no room for another bite of anything.