Our Favorite Restaurant in the Region.

– Southern Living Magazine

Downtown Dining

Welcome to Lulu’s

Our menu features everything from hand-cut steaks, savory seafood, chicken and pork to regional favorite sandwiches, salads and pastas. We also have vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free selections.  All entrees are non-gmo and hormone free.   We source from local growers and businesses as much as possible. 

Be sure and dine al fresco in our covered terrace overlooking vibrant Sylva, North Carolina and all of  its’ year-round happenings.  And, on the terrace, your dog is always welcome, if they will vouch for you!

Call ahead to reserve a seat, or walk-in and we will accommodate you.  Our seating is spaced and current COVID protocols are in place.

Pan-seared diver scallops – a Lulu’s signature dish.

Eclectic friendly vibe

Dining in

Embracing its place in the downtown Sylva since 1989, Lulu’s on Main reflects the local atmosphere and welcoming spirit of this artistic mountain town.

Chef Devin McCardle was trained in the classic French style at the New England Culinary Institute in Vermont and specializes in fresh seafood, farm-to-table items and hormone-free, humanely raised proteins. His attention to fresh, local and imaginative cuisine is inspired, and locals and visitors alike enjoy his take on lunch and dinner.





Enjoy adult beverages at the retro mosaics cocktail bar with hand-crafted spirits, a nice wine menu, and local & regional microbrews.

Local Artisans

Art Display 

Talent abounds within the McCardle family.  Lindsay McCardle, artist and wife of Chef Devin, shows and sells her work inside Lulu’s.  She is also responsible for the handmade mosaics found in the cocktail bar and throughout the restaurant.

Lynda McCardle, wife to Mick and mom to Devin, is responsible for the eclectic decor that is so characteristic of Lulu’s On Main.  Her intricate pine needle baskets are found in the art gallery.

You will also find the work of other local artists along the gallery wall.

‘Objee’ the US Coast Guard Academy mascot was painted by Lindsey McCardle to guard the favorite table of retired two-star Admiral Paul E. Busick during the COVID-19 shutdown.  It still hangs between the doors and enjoyed weekly by the Busicks.



“ Such a treasure of a find in Sylva, NC. ”

– K. Stanford

“ I love this place...Really fresh amazing dishes. "

– Beth Dorsey

“ Lulu's ranks as one of my favorite restaurants of all the places I've lived."

– Admiral Paul Busick


Monday - Thursday
Lunch: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dinner:  5 - 8 pm
Friday - Saturday
Lunch:  11:30 am – 3:00 pm
Dinner:  5 - 9 pm
Sunday:  Closed


678 West Main Street
Sylva, NC 28779

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