Sweet Lula's

4.1
32 reviews
$31 to $50
American

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Pre/post Theatre
Sweet Lula’s Restaurant is a BYOB avant-garde dining experience in Pitman, New Jersey. We are family owned and operated by executive chef Anthony Asbury. 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's British wife, Lula (a previous famous pop star in the '80s she may be singing a few songs before you head off to a show at the Broadway Theatre. Come try our food and see what everyone is talking about. Reservations 6 or more please call us at (856) 589-2400.

THEATRE: If you are attending a show at the Broadway Theatre, you must add that to your notes! Our cut off time is 6:15pm, please do not make anything later, every dish is made individually.
What 32 People Are Saying
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MatthewS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice staff. Interesting decor. Food was great

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CarolP
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service that honored our request to be out in time for an 8:00 pm performance

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vipPattySue08021
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome experience! Must go to this restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely establishment. Always a delicious meal and great experience.

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DeniseS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food. Owner waited on us and was so sweet. Took our order quickly and got food to us quickly since we were going to the show at 8:00 and we were late for our dinner reservation. Cute venue. Would go back to try other dishes.

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vipLJE727
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

First time dining at Sweet Lula’s and it a very mixed experience. Food was very good but the service was not so. We were seated at a very nice table upstairs with a server who appeared to have the majority of their tables downstairs. After waiting 10 minutes for her to acknowledge us our food came in a reasonable time and was very good. But she never checked back to see how we were and it was 20 minutes after we had finished before a busboy asked if he could take our plates. By the time our waitress came back to see if we wanted dessert, and we did, we had to decline as we had tickets for a show at the theater across the street (which we did notify our server of when we placed our order). As slow as the service was we were afraid we we would be late for our show. We will try again but not on a show night.

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vipSES08080
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The food was good but nothing special. The restaurant was ill prepared for the pre theater and Valentine's Day crowd, and we waited at the Hostess Stand for almost 10 minutes before anyone assisted.
There are much better BYOB's in the Pitman area so we won't be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Date night on valentines night. They were extremely busy and in my opinion overbooked. Staff seemed very overwhelmed but extremely friendly.
Brussels were burnt leaf chips, and creme brûlée was served too cold for my taste and was burnt too thick on what should have been a wafer thin crispy top.
Duck and filet mignon were amazing!
Our waitress was very overwhelmed so another waitress, Dakota, stepped in and helped her. Dakota was lovely and very on the ball.
Overall I felt meh about the dining experience but feel I would want to try it again when it’s not Valentines Day.

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LarryS
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Sweet Lula's was our go-to local restaurant for special occasions and out-of-town guests until this meal. The restaurant was clearly not ready for a large Valentine's Day and Broadway show crowd. We waited for 15 minutes to be seated at an early sitting with plenty of empty seats in view, and then the wait for our food was unusually long --- long enough that did not have time for coffee and dessert. The food was also disappointing. The caper sauce on the chicken piccata had 2 capers, and the medium-rare ribeye was more like a well-done flank steak.

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vipRich
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This place is understandably hectic before a Saturday night Broadway show. We were seated in about 10 minutes at a nice table by the front window. The servers were running around like their hair was on fire, but managed OK. Our calamari was absolutely overdone and tough. Too bad, the rest of the meal was very good. My pork loin was very tasty and enjoyable. We'll be back, even on a show night.

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ChrisD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and wonderful service!

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ekellyf
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little byob in the heart of Pitman, NJ.
Second visit and hopefully not my last.

RM
vipRussM
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was prompt and helpful, the atmosphere was excellent and busy, the food was excellent; we had salmon with crab and scallops and shrimp, both delicious. Dessert was Banana Fritter awesomeness! You can’t beat the atmosphere. We will be back for another meal.

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vipCljj
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Three out of four entrees were delicious. Interesting variety on the menu. Seemed overpriced in general. Very loud. Recommend with some hesitancy....

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vipcb41
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was not hot. Vegetables were dry and unappealing. I have been there many and took people who had never been there and it was probably the worst meal I had ever had.

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Chunky
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice place, polite waitress, food was good. Byob always good. Would go again

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BEngelbrock
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Happy to find this BYOB in South Jersey. Food was great and loved the atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and I enjoyed the nostalgic atmosphere of the restaurant which sits on the main drag of a small town.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Our visit was very disappointing to say the least. We did not care for the ambiance and all of the food was either overcooked, undercooked, or just not very good. For the money we spent, the value is definately not there.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a wonderful dining experience last night thanks to Sweet Lulas! They have so many things on their menu that you normally wouldn’t see at every restaurant, for a dinner special they even had venison!! 😊
We had to try the crab avocado fritter and Brussels for our appetizer after all the great recommendations from our server. My ribeye was cooked A perfect medium rare and the presentation was fabulous! We were so full, but after seeing the dessert menu along with the specialty coffee drink menu we had to try something! My salted caramel cappuccino paired perfectly with the chocolate chip bread pudding! Thank you again for a great evening with great service and phenomenal food! We will definitely be back! If you come to Pitman this is a must for lunch or dinner!

Sweet Lula's
Responded on 16 January 2020

Thank you so much!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great space, all-American town and a new chef going for the gusto! Needs late diners -- see you there!

Sweet Lula's
Responded on 16 January 2020

Thank you!

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KMC08062
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such a little gem on a cute street...food was fantastic and menu just the right size to be confident you would love your choices. Portions were appropriate and service was very congenial but not overbearing. Will definitely be returning!!!

Sweet Lula's
Responded on 16 January 2020

thank you!

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anthony
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a delightful place the food was so yummy I think most probably the best quiche I’ve ever had and the service was very attentive and polite . I can’t wait to return for dinner with my husband and girlfriends

Sweet Lula's
Responded on 16 January 2020

Thank you so much!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was out of this world. Highly recommend. Our server was amazing too.

Sweet Lula's
Responded on 10 January 2020

Thank you so much!

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vipValerieM
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! We dined upstairs. It was quiet

Sweet Lula's
Responded on 10 January 2020

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Over booked. Waitress couldn’t keep up therefore had to wait for food. Not very attentive. Noise level is loud. Usually enjoy this place.... must of been an off night. Food was good.

Sweet Lula's
Responded on 10 January 2020

So sorry about your experience. The Elvis Show at the Broadway Theatre is a sold out show every year and we try our very best to accommodate everyone. We hope you try us again on a normal night!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and outstanding waitress Rose!!!

Sweet Lula's
Responded on 4 January 2020

Thank you so much for joining us :)

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vipDakota
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Sweet Lula's after hearing so many good things from friends I had to try it for myself. The hostess Lula greeted my husband and I promptly and seated us at a cute table in the window. She welcomed us and gave us a quick background on the restaurant which was so unexpected and made us feel so special (especially with a full dining room). Our waitress was very informed and recommended a few crowd pleasers. We started with the Avocado Fritter so yummy, I ordered the Crab Basa and my husband had the Duck and of course dessert to share... the Banana Fritter OMG. My husband hasn't stopped talking about the duck breast! He says its the best he has ever had. Everything we had was so delicious and the service was so prompt and friendly. Lula even introduced us to Chef Anthony after dinner. This truly was an amazing dinner experience. I highly recommend this place!

Sweet Lula's
Responded on 10 January 2020

Thank you so much! Bring your friends next time you visit!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best dinner on NYE! The food is amazing- the stuffed basa is to die for and the filet melts in your mouth. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu as it is alll cooked to order. Also if you are lucky, you may hear Lula sing!

Sweet Lula's
Responded on 4 January 2020

Thank you for joining us NYE! Hope to see you next year :)

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was unreal, whatever sauce the shrimp was made in was amazing

Sweet Lula's
Responded on 4 January 2020

We love the shrimp too!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Just horrible. The waitress was a sweet girl. But ordered a caprese salad at 620. Didn’t arrive until 7. Yup. That long for mozzarella and tomato and my chicken. Had to use my husbands steak knife to cut my chicken. Yup. It’s a shame. We needed a new restaurant to eat. It will not be that one.

Sweet Lula's
Responded on 4 January 2020

It was our first night on Opentable, we were having implementation issues. Wish you had told us about the chicken, we could have easily made you a new dish. We are a small family restaurant, we are trying our best everyday to improve.

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FAQs

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

Sweet Lula's is rated 4.1 stars by 32 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 bookings at the moment.