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Sweet Lula's, Pitman, NJ

Sweet Lula's

4.2
4.2
140 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Continental, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (856) 589-2400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Anthony Asbury

  • Private party facilities

    Email lula@sweetlulas.com

  • Neighborhood

    Pitman

  • Cross street

    Diagonal from The Broadway Theatre of Pitman

  • Parking details

    Street parking and parking lot on the corner of Broadway and East Holly Avenue

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 140 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New Jersey Suburbs

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. RO

    RonO

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    All in a very good experience but it is Rose our Server who made it special. She was juggling a few tables but she is so sweet. Next day we where outside walking and she made a point to come out and say high and even help take our picture. Rose made a very big impression on us for the restaurant, town and restoring our faith in people who make a difference to us and I am sure everyone she has served!
  2. M

    Mecca

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There were four in our group and we all were very pleased! The salads, we had two different ones, were wonderful! Three of us tried the crab and avocado, delicious! Dessert was also great!
  3. RB

    RobertB

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    It’s BYOB! This is probably noted somewhere, but I didn’t think to look. My wife and I were both really looking forward to a glass of wine at the end of a hard work week and were quite quite disappointed to find out that wasn’t going to happen. We can take a bottle next time, but it did get us off on the wrong foot. The food was very good, but seemed a bit pricey given that we had no wine (or desert) on the bill. I’d add another dollar sign to the rating. We were sitting up front, directly in front of two doors open to the street. The extra ventilation was a plus (‘cause, Covid) but it didn’t help with the noise as much as I would have liked. I could barely hear my wife across the table and the noise was coming from the dining room behind me, not the street. Tables were pretty close together. Service was pleasant but fair to slow.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rose was our server and she was spectacular!! Food was amazing!!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    We informed waitress of wife’s allergy to mammalian (beef/pork) meat and products prior to ordering due to Alpha-Gal syndrome. Ordered chicken Marsala, wife specifically requested server inform chef to confirm food was safe for her. 15 minutes later food arrived and looked excellent with no comment on issue with food. Wife took couple of bites when the chef came over to check on us. She expressed her gratitude on having no beef in preparation for Marsala dish. His response was, “this is made with beef broth”. Imagine our frustration!!!! Chef tried to make it right but damage was done. Night over , Benadryl at home to make sure no impact from potential issue. Very disappointed.
  6. F

    Funtime

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Chicken was tough and after two bites, could not finish eating it. Calamari was chewy. Coconut shrimp had very little coconut and was over cooked. Filet was very good. Desserts were good. Waitress, Rose, was very good. In the future, we will dine at other restaurants.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Such a great night. Celebrated my husband’s birthday and food Steph and Service was wonderful. Would definitely go back again
  8. O

    Owill

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were attending a show at the Broadway theater in Pitman. Had reservations at 6. We were promptly seated and our drink order was taken. Started with a cheese board for the table, which was great. All our entrees came out as ordered and they did not disappoint. Great staff, food and setting.
  9. EK

    EdwardK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The duck with bing cherry sauce is the best. Give it a try.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants. Never had a bad meal. Waitresses are always friendly and helpful!
  11. DG

    DavidG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Took my wife out for dinner to Sweet Lulas. I ordered the Pork tenderloin and it was very good. My wife’s penne vodka with chicken, not so much. The chicken was rubbery and not good. We didn’t feel like waiting for another dish so she pushed the chicken off to the side and ate the rest. It’s a $6 up charge for the chicken. I asked if they could just take the $6 off the order but the server told me the owner refused and said there was nothing wrong with the chicken. That tells me all I need to know about this place and we wont be back. I’ve never been to a restaurant that wouldn’t try in some way to make things right. ✌🏻
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love their food! Go there often. Waitresses are very kind and accommodating. Have recommended to friends and family.
  13. RW

    RosemarieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was superb and the service was great. Would recommend.
  14. JV

    JeanV

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious dinners for all 12 of us….a little noisy but food great
  15. DL

    DebbieL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely place to eat. They serve freshly prepared food. I had the lobster ravioli and it was delicious.
  16. FR

    FrankR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and we had a wonderful time. Staff was aware we had an 8 o’clock show and service was exceptional. Thank you.
  17. EM

    EdwardM

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This restaurant is located directly across the street from Pitman Theater. Great location to have a nice meal before the show. Do not make your dinner reservations any later then 6:15 if your going to the show .
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food was fantastic it came out in a good amount of time but the server was extremely slow and didn’t pay attention too detail
  19. M

    Marjory

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We liked Sweet Lula's! The food choices were varied and flavorful. We went on a busy Saturday evening at 6pm before a show, so it was crowded and service was probably slower than usual. We opted out of dessert (I was looking forward tot he blueberry bread pudding) because of timing. A 5:30 reservation would have been better. The only other comment, one my whole party of 4 agreed upon, was that the food was a bit on the salty side. But it was still very good and we hope to return.
  20. m

    michelleb

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I ordered the Duck. It was very good. I didn't like the fact that we got cold dinner rolls. I like warm bread and dipping sauce. Also, the entre was served without a salad. I feel for the prices that you are charging, that the dinner should come with warm bread ( along with olive oil or dipping sauce of some sort) and a salad. There are so many restaurants that are on this same price range that do offer this. I do like the fact that it was a being your own bottle.
  21. J

    Jenn65

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still as delightfully delicious as ever. If you haven’t had the pleasure of dining at Sweet Lula’s, you are missing out on some of the most superbly prepared dishes available in South Jersey. If you haven’t been back for awhile, book a table now and don’t hesitate to order the grouper and shrimp or the filet as they are two of the most flavorful dishes to enjoy.
  22. BZ

    BridgetteZ

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time at Sweet Lulas was a great experience. We came before seeing a show at the Pitman Theater and it was perfect. Great food, great atmosphere, wonderful waitstaff, and perfect location to the theater. Will definitely be back.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Treasure Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Food was not very good, soup was overly salty and the entree sat I a pool of oil. Disappointing experience food wise. Service was satisfactory.
  24. R

    Russ

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Family run and you notice the personal touch
  25. SE

    SES08080

    Philadelphia

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food here is outstanding (especially loved the fresh baked rolls and the salmon entree), but a bit overpriced for small town NJ. I would definitely go again for a special occasion, though!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about Sweet Lulus. Waitress excellent and always there for us. Service excellent whereas water always filled, table always cleared off. Wonderful evening Will tell all our friends and we certainly will be coming back
  27. KD

    KarenD

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delish! I got lobster ravioli and it was just enough.Had the blueberry bread pudding for dessert, it was excellent.pretty setting and the waitress was great.Would definitely go back
  28. PC

    PhyllisC

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It had been a while since I’ve been to Sweet Lulas, so it was nice to go back. The restaurant is lovely and the staff very friendly. Our server recommended the duck and it was outstanding! 5-stars!!
  29. RE

    RoseandEmmaB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We haven't been here since pre-Covid times, but it was great to be back! As always, service was warm and friendly, and food was delicious and beautifully presented! It was a real treat returning to Sweet Lula's again for a wonderful meal!
  30. CT

    ColonyT

    Orlando

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Has been a while since we were there. Shrimp Scampi was not flavorful at all. Service was great .
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really impressed with Sweet Lula’s…great food and service and wonderful ambiance. Definitely returning to dine again soon.
  32. G

    Gigidilo

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining here is always a pleasure. The food and service are excellent! We heard about the specials that were being served this past weekend and we just had to come in and taste them. The broccoli and cheese soup was very good and had chunks of broccoli in it. The lobster Mac and cheese was fabulous. It had such good flavor and the breadcrumb topping was toasted to perfection. Do yourself a favor and dine here if you have not tried it yet. You will not be disappointed!
  33. M

    Mike

    Philadelphia

    75 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    I know service has been impacted by Covid but this was a horrible experience, and we will never return. To start with the hostess, who is also the owner, was indifferent and rude, like we were bothering her. It took 10 minutes for her to even ask our name and then another 10 minutes to seat us even though the table we were seated at was vacant. The sever made a brief appearance to take our order and we never saw her again. She never even offered us drinks. We had no choice to drink water. When it was time for the check, we had to ask another server and then a busboy before we could get our check. The menu was limited, and the food was just ok, nothing special. The restaurant was packed because of a show across the street but if they do not have the staff to provide a good dining experience then they should limit the amount of people they attempt to serve
  34. DR

    DavidR

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The quality of the food and service was outstanding. We will be back again often.
  35. l

    lois

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place for dinner with family, friends, or your "honey" BYOB, food is just simply amazing, staff is extremely friendly and accommodating. They will make sure you get to the theater on time, and any suggestions they make for appetizers, dinner or dessert, go for it!! they're never wrong! Lula herself and Anthony her husband and chef, will always stop by your table and check in on you. Highly recommend! It's our favorite place in Pitman!!!
  36. M

    Michael

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food ,service and atmosphere. Plus it is BYOB
  37. JK

    JillK

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was great. Very chill nice atmosphere. Great date night place.
  38. BE

    BrendaE

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is consistantly good, the menu is not large but there is plenty to choose from.

    Sweet Lula'sResponded on February 8, 2022Thank you Brenda!

  39. AL

    AnnetteL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our dinner at Sweet Lula"s. When we first walked in, it was extremely loud as it was packed with people, probably because there was a show that night at the theater across the street. The hostess brought us to a table upstairs, which we didn't know they had, where we sat at a window overlooking the street below. The ambience was much better there. The food was excellent except they were out of the pork tenderloin, which had been a first choice for dinner that was being looked forward too. All in all a great experience.
  40. D

    Docdining

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyable experience

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

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 4.2 stars by 140 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Sweet Lula's

28 S Broadway Pitman, NJ 08071

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Diagonal from The Broadway Theatre of Pitman

  • Neighborhood

    Pitman

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Continental, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking and parking lot on the corner of Broadway and East Holly Avenue

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Anthony Asbury

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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