Lulu's on Main Restaurant & MAggie May's Gallery & Gifts
Breakfast, lunch, brunch and shop. Perhaps the most fun you’ll have in the Bay!
Photo by Caroline St. Paul; story by Caroline St. Paul
Enjoy a leisurely afternoon of lunching and shopping at Lulu’s on Main. Nancy Moynan has owned Lulu’s since 2002. After Hurricane Katrina, Moynan bought Lulu’s current building from her brother in 2007, and the restaurant re-opened on June 22 of that year.
Moynan came to Bay St. Louis to retire and “to slow life down a little bit.” A New Orleans native, Moynan cites Bay St. Louis as an extension of the city. Her restaurant, and the food that she serves, is reminiscent of “The Big Easy,” and of her mother and grandmother as well.
At Lulu’s, “there really aren’t any bad sellers” Moynan says. On the menu, you will find crab cakes, chicken salad, roast beef po-boys, fish tacos, pear pecan salad, Greek salad, hamburgers, and much more. Everything is cooked to order by Moynan, who got her restaurant training at Commander’s Palace.
As a young adult, after she first moved out of her family’s home, she would call her mother and ask for instructions on how to make certain dishes. “That’s kind of how I got the bug,” she remembers. “This has just been a passion.”
“I formulate a menu to what I think is gonna be what people want” she says. Moynan is happy with the current menu, calling it “spot on.” She runs a lot of specials as well, that customers always enjoy.
“The community here is delightful” she says, adding that there is “such a familiarity.” Moynan’s philosophy is grounded on “keeping it manageable, small, fresh, and giving people a memory; an experience.” The building that Lulu’s is in also houses a few retail shops, making it the perfect place to enjoy blissful lunch with friends or family, followed by shopping-all under one roof.
Lulu’s is open for breakfast and lunch on Wednesday-Sunday.