One conversation with Marty Bragg and you can see just how much pride he takes in his business, aptly named Marty’s Pub & Grill, located on West Broad Street. The building that now houses the restaurant is over 100 years old. It has been through a number of businesses over the years, but 7 years ago, Marty moved in with the goal to create a place where everyone was welcome. With steady growth each year, even each month, Marty’s is thriving.
From lunch to late night, people in Statesville know they can get delicious food and fast, friendly service at Marty’s. The food is made fresh daily, from hand-rolled pizza dough to a variety of wing sauces. Although wings and pizza are two of the most popular items, Marty’s menu is stacked with sandwiches, burgers, salads, and other entrees, such as the BBQ Bourbon Pork Chops and Chicken Parm. In addition to great food, Marty’s offers a full bar and 20 beers on tap, including 12 Craft Beers. And if you are looking for a deal, every day of the week features a food special and a drink special!
You will find the atmosphere welcoming, with a large bar with plenty of seating, low lights and a great variety of music playing in the background. A number of TVs are available for catching the big game, and you will have plenty to keep you busy at halftime with Cornhole boards, pool tables, air hockey table, foosball table, and a few arcade games. Many groups hold regular meetings in the spacious restaurant including book clubs, the Exchange Club, and more!
Over the last year, Marty purchased the building and has made improvements to the establishment, such as new flooring, wainscoting, new bar configuration, and added more seating. He plans to do more improvements in the near future.
Since the day he opened, Marty wanted to create an environment that would be open to all people, from business suits to coveralls, and everything in between. One look around on a Friday evening, and you can tell he has succeeded at doing just that. A wide variety of age, race, wealth, and gender fill the booths and bar stools, playing pool and Cornhole, seemingly oblivious to the divisions that exist outside in the world. “Everybody comes together here,” Marty said, proudly.