Sweet Lula's

4.5
100 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
*If you are attending the Broadway Theater please let us know. Our cut off time is 6pm.*

Sweet Lula’s Restaurant is a BYOB avant-garde unique romantic dining experience in Pitman, New Jersey. We are family owned and operated by executive chef Anthony Asbury (a very famous Puppeteer) he has an Emmy displayed in the restaurant! We also play movies which we project onto a large screen. We are a free-flowing scratch kitchen plus veggie, vegan, and gluten-free friendly. We highly recommend the Avocado Fritter stuffed with lump crab meat then drizzled with spicy mayo. Keep your eyes out for Chef Anthony's British wife, Lula (a previous famous pop star and Model in the 80s), she may be singing a few songs on Friday and Saturday nights. We are open Thursday to Saturday 4 pm-9pm for dinner. Come and try our food and see what everyone is talking about. Reservations 6 or more please call us directly at (856) 589-2400.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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Michael
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here.Service was great .Food excellent overall,definitely going back, plus BYOB...

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MichaelC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at Sweet Lula’s Restaurant in downtown Pitman was terrific. The ambience of Sweet Lula’s can’t be beat. It’s comfortable and inviting. The staff, especially Louise and Dakota, are professional and friendly. I’m not sure how he does it, but Chef Anthony made our meals like we were the only people in the restaurant – as if his only job was to cook for our table of two. We ordered the butternut squash soup and cranberry winter walnut salad for appetizers. The soup was creamy, hot, and tasty. The salad was crisp with fresh goat cheese, walnuts and lots of cranberries. Next, we ordered the jumbo lump crab cake which was large and fluffy. It contained lots and lots of crab along with a perfect remoulade sauce and spices. The pork tenderloin was served in a sweet port demi-glace. It was tender and tasty - among the best I’ve ever had. All of this was complemented by our favorite wine – which we brought ourselves since Sweet Lula’s is a BYOB. My only regret was that we didn’t have any room left for dessert. Pitman is lucky to have such a high quality restaurant and you can bet we’ll be back to explore more menu options at Sweet Lula’s.

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NJplaylover
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect pre-theater dining. Great menu, hard to choose from. Food was delicious in very nice sized portions. And they did not rush us out while we sat waiting for theater to open.

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ThomasW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, nice service and enjoyable evening

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Libby
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a wonderful time at Sweet lulas and I will return. I will say that going during the height of the theater crowd made the restaurant extremely noisy and we had to wait quite a while for our food. Now in all fairness we did tell the waitress that we were not in a rush, but even by that standard it was long. So my suggestion is to make sure that you know the schedule of the Broadway theater in Pitman and make your reservation accordingly.
However my biggest issue was the dock. It was delicious. And cooked to perfection. However there was too much sauce and nor enough duck. So next time Less sauce and More Duck please. My hubby had the ravioli and it was Very Good! The fact that the owner came by our table was so nice. She is lovely and also we were told that she owns the restaurant down the street. We will be trying it as we love Mexican food!!

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ItalianBelle
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Dont go during show times it's way too busy and they are understaffed. You will wait an hour to get bread.

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Gigidilo
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to come back to our favorite local eatery. The food is excellent and the staff is very friendly. We feel like we are part of the family when we dine here.

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MaryS
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was great! Staff worked as hard as possible-just seriously short staffed. Noise was a little bit much.

Would absolutely go again

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vipMaggie
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good , atmosphere and excellent servers .
Highly recommend :)

Sweet Lula's
Responded on December 3, 2021

Thank you so much for the great review

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PegP
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

None of us were too thrilled with our food - unfortunate

Sweet Lula's
Responded on December 3, 2021

I hope you give us another try . Happy Holidays

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MarciaC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Our food was cold, and I’m pretty sure that the dumpling appetizer was the same potstickers that I buy at Aldi. Not at all worth the price we paid

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vipTampaSunsetSeafood
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent especially the duck breast with cherries . Service was swift and friendly . They did forget our salads but the meals were so plentiful with both fresh veggies and potatoes that we skipped the salad course. Grilled banana dessert delicious!

Sweet Lula's
Responded on December 3, 2021

Thank you for the great review!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! We love coming to Sweet Lula’s. We’ve never had a bad meal.

Sweet Lula's
Responded on December 3, 2021

Thats so sweet thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!!

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RobertS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place with quaint atmosphere and outstanding menu choices! Service was on point!

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KarenM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We highly recommend the crab cakes and steak. Both were excellent.

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RachelC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good. The restaurant was a great fine. I googled places near the Pitman Theater and made a reservation. So glad I did. Rose, our waitress was amazing! Will definitely be back!

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RossB
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot say just how good dinner was tonight. Dee had a wonderful pork tenderloin, I had chicken marsala, and the birthday boy had crab cake. All cooked to perfection. A must visit in Pitman. Bonus: Irish store right across the street. Can’t wait to go back.

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LindaD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Got there at 6:15 and did tell them I was waiting for somebody so that was fine. Sat down around 625, nobody came over until 640 and it wasn’t even our waitress. Five minutes later someone else came over and asked, did somebody greet you and I said yes. Food was very good but nobody came over to check on us and I had to wait almost 15 minutes for the check. And they were not that busy towards the end.

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RoseannC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy restaurant with good food and great service

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Connie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Not happy with our experience. Advised that we had show reservations for 8:00 pm upon entering. Service extremely slow. Waited at least 45 minutes for our food. Menu is pricey and food was adequate. bill was calculated incorrectly, however waitress was very appologetic for error, it happens but furter delayed our exit.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable experience. I would highly recommend and will certainly return again soon.

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JosephD
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sweet Lula’s was a nice surprise. The food was high end yet reasonably priced. The waitress, chef, and management went the extra mile to provide a wonderful experience.

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ChristineT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sweet Lula's is a very nice restaurant to visit when in Pitman. I really love that when the night starts to settle down, Chef Anthony says hello to each and every table. And of course, the food was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience2

Food was ok…very bright space

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TBCDAC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a gem!! Food is consistently excellent. Service is tops! and the atmosphere is so relaxing. We love coming here for a special event or last minute.
Everyone we have brought to Lula's have loved the food and all! Anthony and Lula are the best. Highly recommend Sweet Lula's!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Waitress was very friendly and timely. Music selection was also nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Service was warm and attentive but the food was disappointing.
Fish and shrimp entree was overcooked so too dry to be yummy. For the price, more attention should have been paid to preparation.
Dessert was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was for my moms birthday! The waitress was great and the food was delicious

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Domi
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing, great quality and very tasty! Shrimp scampi and the Beet salad were phenomenal!

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vipMaximus
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was delicious. Service was great. Will definitely return.

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Cathie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Always a joy to eat there. Was better prepandemic, but what is not. Glad they have more hours that they are open.

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RichardB
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, nice atmosphere, had window seat, is BYOB

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vipEyeguy
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Really disappointing dining experience. Went with another couple for the first time. Mahi Mahi was terrible. Overcooked and unseasoned. Neither of us could finish our meals. Coconut curry broth was not a broth at all. More like a small smattering of paste.
Shaved Brussels sprouts salad bland and also unseasoned. I guess the best clue was seeing salt and pepper shakers on the table. Never see that anywhere fine dining.
Essentially overpriced, unflavored and inconsistent food. Sadly, we won’t be back.

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LauraM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Love the ambiance here. It’s always a great date night for me and my husband. The bread pudding is to die for.

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AndrewB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I went for Sunday Brunch, the food was excellent, and they give you a wide variety to choose from. Sweet Lula's is also byob so its nice to bring a few bottles of Champagne for mimosa's. The restaurant was quite busy which made the service a bit slower, but we didn't mind at all.

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Kathleen
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food was okay! We got the chicken and waffles and strawberry shortcake pancakes. The pancakes were preferred. Crowd was okay earlier in the day, but as the time passed, it got more crowded and the tables, no more than a foot away were filled. Not very comfortable with covid. Definitely not holding to capacity and 6ft rules. Waiter was a little all over the place and it took a while for her to come back once it got crowded but she was friendly and apologized.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love everything about Sweet Lula’s. This was the first time that we have had brunch there and it was absolutely delicious! It was incredibly difficult to choose what to order because all of the selections looked so amazing. We have already planned to go back once a month so we can try everything!

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StephanieR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the wait staff was amazing and the food was amazing. it’s a cute little BYOB place located in pitman. food was decently priced for a brunch but DEFFF would recommend

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AshleyB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We went there for Easter. There were about two other families in the restaurant at the time. Service was slow. Food was OK.

FAQs

Sweet Lula's does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Sweet Lula's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (856) 589-2400.

Sweet Lula's is rated 4.5 stars by 100 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.