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The Buttery

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102 2nd St, Lewes, DE 19958-1324
+1 302-645-7755
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Want To Come Back For Dinner!

We came here for a late lunch midweek and what a delicious lunch it was! The blackened salmon BLT on a French baguette was outstanding. Also had fresh grouper with roasted potatoes and zucchini. Everything was so fresh and just mouth-watering! It was just the right portion for lunch, too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Barb B
Santa Monica, California
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Santa Monica, California
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for a late lunch midweek and what a delicious lunch it was! The blackened salmon BLT on a French baguette was outstanding. Also had fresh grouper with roasted potatoes and zucchini. Everything was so fresh and just mouth-watering! It was just the right portion for lunch, too.

Thank Barb B
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On January 3rd 2016 we were at the Buttery with 11 other people ( family ) . We were there for the Brunch we had great service and everyone raved about their meals. They have a great selection, about 12 different items on the menu plus that day they had an additional 3 items. Great selection, eggs benedict, filet and... More 

Thank grtbpt
Salisbury, Maryland
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not sure what has happened at the Buttery over the past year. Each time, dinners have progressively gotten worse. The rabbit dumplings were bland at best. The crab cakes came so over-salted, my friend could not eat them. when we said something, we were told that we did not understand capers and how salty capers made a sauce... More 

Thank sophie_marie_11
Reston, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Six of us have a tradition of being together on New Year's, and this year the location was Lewes. We ALSO have a tradition of enjoying a flaming drink called a Spanishtini. I, as the advance person, had the task of finding a bartender and bar that would make them for us. Well! Find the person and place I did.... More 

Thank 1954Marilyn
Baltimore, MD
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We are long time fans of Buttery for a special dining experience. In fact, after every other diner here i have left saying "wow" . I even loved the vegetarian indian thing that i was ready to dislike. This diner was first time back in about a year. It was kinda good overall but still a disappointment. Service was great.... More 

Thank BaBaBouy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Linda is the best Manhattan-maker ever!! There is such a methodology to her bartending skills. We look forward to coming back here for dinner in the near future.

Thank Sarah V
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47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Waiting on Agave Grill dinner reservations so stopped in at the Buttery, great ambiance, very friendly staff and great little bar. Jean the Bartender was so nice and helpful. Made a great Cosmos. Must go back for dinner. Think it would be worth the drive.

Thank IslandDreamsMaryland
Wilmington, Delaware
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This restaurant is in a charming old house that provides a gracious atmosphere, which is formal, but not stuffy. The food is good to very good and seems to be evolving in a positive way with a new chef. The style is more of an updated classics approach, instead of the more cutting edge foodie approach in other top local... More 

Thank V K
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We've gone to Lewes several times but this was our first time. For us, it was a bit overcrowded but we did go have reservations for after the Christmas parade, so that's our fault. The service was excellent, the food and drinks good. Servings are ample.

Thank Elzregina
Baltimore, Maryland
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

The Buttery came highly recommended and based on the reviews were were expecting good food and great service. The food was mediocre at best and the service was not great. I will say that my friend and I both had a very good cocktail before dinner and we were seated in what was probably originally a porch. The setting is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 102 2nd St, Lewes, DE 19958-1324
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Lewes
  • Phone Number: +1 302-645-7755

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?