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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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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 226
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A Touch of Class in Delaware

This was one of the best experiences in dining we have had since moving to Delaware. My wife and I went to The Buttery for our wedding anniversary and we had an incredible meals. Our server Tom was certainly one of the best we have ever had. He added so much enjoyment to our occasion. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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367 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This was one of the best experiences in dining we have had since moving to Delaware. My wife and I went to The Buttery for our wedding anniversary and we had an incredible meals. Our server Tom was certainly one of the best we have ever had. He added so much enjoyment to our occasion. The restaurant was very well... More 

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed a fabulous dinner at the Buttery, in Lewes,DE. We ordered the Duck L'Orange, and Sea Scallop entrees, with seafood chowder and an incredible goose pate for appetizers. The serving portions for all were large enough for two! Although my scallops were lukewarm upon serving, the chef replaced it with an entire new entree, without... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A week ago today we finished up our visit to Lewes with a dinner at The Buttery. I had the crab cakes which were very good and my boyfriend had the filet which he really liked. Our waitress Shannon was great, very on top of everything. The restaurant was beautiful!!! We sat in the front room which was right across... More 

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Chapel Hill, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The Cassoulet was out of this world! and the service was very friendly and professional - can't wait to get back to The Buttery!

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Loved the place! It was like dining in someone's home and sits on the corner of 2nd street at the head of the main part of Lewes. We had lunch there after visiting one of the area's new building home sites up the road. The waitress was able to recommend both drinks and food options and she was dead-on with... More 

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Wilmington, DE, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The Buttery is absolutely a destination when visiting Historical Lewes Delaware. You can't miss it, if you are visiting the popular Second Street in Lewes. It is a beautiful old Victorian converted into a beautiful restaurant with atmosphere and charm, galore! The staff are welcoming and helpful. The menu has something to offer for every pallet. If you are used... More 

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Berlin, Maryland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

How can this place warrant such a high rating? Our experience was so disappointing. I will never go again or recommend it to anyone. I took my mother for a holiday shopping/lunch day in Lewes, DE. We were really looking forward to an upscale meal at the Buttery. After being seated on the veranda, we ordered a special of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Being a twice a year or so patron of the Buttery it's enjoyable for special occasions, dinners, lunch, the small wonderful bar, the food. service, and atmosphere.

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Stanton, Delaware, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is a beautiful old house with a wrap-around porch in the heart of Lewes. The staff is capable but the whole ambiance is one of "putting on airs". The food is very pricey, even the salads. Even for a special occasion you should have money that you don't know what to do with. Sit out on the porch, weather... More 

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We called and booked a table for 14 to celebrate my sisters milestone birthday and the Buttery did not disappoint. the food was tremendous with lots of different orders and the winter martini was delicious and crisp - a wonderful time was had by al as the staff accommodated all of our. Needs... Well done!!! We will absolutely be back... 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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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?