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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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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Delivery, 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
Cute & cosy

Located in downtown Lewes, this restaurant was an excellent choice for a late lunch. Larger food portions, the fish was fresh decent wines by the glass and good service! I'll be back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lisa B
Dover, Delaware
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went there for Thanksgiving dinner--our second time. The first time was so fantastic, we had to come back. But this visit was just average. Our soup was served cold and their "turkey dinner" was a giant leg that seemed to be fried and left out. It was dry and chewy. They gave us some slices of breast meat that... More 

Thank Laura B
Dover, Delaware
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430 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in downtown Lewes, this restaurant was an excellent choice for a late lunch. Larger food portions, the fish was fresh decent wines by the glass and good service! I'll be back.

Thank Lisa B
Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been wanting to eat at the Buttery for years but were slightly intimidated by the pricey menu displayed out front. The restaurant is housed in an absolutely beautiful Victorian House with a wrap around porch. We were seated on a mild November evening on the porch (veranda) that was enclosed with heavy plastic and heated. It was very... More 

Thank glenn g
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The main menu has some excellent choices with a different twist. The chef is from New Orleans. Monday nights local special is a comfort meal. Last Monday it was a choice of red beans and rice with alligator sausage (really good, not overly spicy) and St Louis ribs with a great sauce, kale and Brie mac n' cheese.

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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Buttery surpassed my memory during our visit this past weekend. Baked Brie (I want the recipe), rabbit ravioli, pork chops, filet (charred rare to perfection), sea bass and a creme brûlée (shared three ways) matched the perfect service. The Buttery remains a multi-starred favorite.

Thank JoodyC
Millsboro, Delaware
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Buttery to celebrate a birthday. The staff was spectacular and very attentive. They asked if it was a special occasion and we told them, but we didn't want to make a big deal about it (no singing & loud clapping, etc). The food was delicious, well presented but a little expensive- everything was a la carte.... More 

Milton, Delaware
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here several times and never a bad experience. I love their Creme Brulee it's the best I've ever had. Nice place for a girls lunch and to stroll down the street afterwards and check out the shops.

Thank annseaford2014
Havre de Grace, Maryland
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to check out Lewes for the day and as always we use the internet to find a restaurant in the area. This time we came up with The Buttery. It's a quaint Victorian house on a corner. We were seated right away with our choice of the open porch, inside, or the enclosed porch. Apparently they are open... More 

1 Thank Julie T
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We LOVE The Buttery no matter what the occasion. It's wonderful for a quiet dinner with another person or a larger family gathering. The food is always fresh and original and we love the seasonal specials. The ambience is amazing in the heart of downtown Lewes. Ask to sit outside and enjoy the location as well as the service.

Thank loveslewes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was very excited to try this place based on past reviews but sadly the food didn't do it for me. Our appetizer, pate plate, was good but the rest of our food was not. We each got a fish dish and they were pretty dry and just not a lot of flavor with a lot of cream trying to... 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: French, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?