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“Slip sliding away?” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Buttery

The Buttery
102 2nd St, Lewes, DE 19958-1324
302-645-7755
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Ranked #9 of 72 restaurants in Lewes
Cuisines: French, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Delaware
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Slip sliding away?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We have been going to the Buttery (aka The Butterball) for over a decade. We have had some fantastic meals over the years although the atmosphere can be a bit stuffy at times.
On New Year's Evening we had dinner with two other couples and it was an utter disappointment......and a costly one. Over the years it seems as though the service has been spotty but our recent waitress (Linda) took our breath away.

Without going into too many details the night may have been a confluence of the stars. Not only was the food preparation off (stuffed pork loin= cold, overcooked, and dry with yellow snapper = raw in the middle (not rare)) but the service was horrible.

I hope the Buttery can right the ship. They seem to be having issues with service in the past couple of years whether it be behind the bar or in the wait staff.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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seaford, de
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69 reviews 69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“EAT AT OLD CHERRY BAR OR ELEGANT SITDOWN IN THIS VICTORIAN!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Actually the dining room doesn't have to be an 'elegant" sit down.... they offer all kinds of local foods(fish!)...pretty dining, great Lewes downtown location, eat on front porches...a favorite spot!

Visited July 2012
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Lewes, Delaware
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63 reviews 63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“overpriced. the food is not that good..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

we wanted to go for a special day. our anniversary. service was closer to average but should have been excellent. not worth going again.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sonoma, California
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“Dinner with Friends”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We dined with friends at The Buttery in Lewes, and were not disappointed. They were very accommodating with seating, as one of our party was on crutches and had a difficult time maneuvering. I'm a vegetarian, so was very pleased to find a vegetarian entree option on the menu, General Tso's Tofu. It was excellent. My husband had the Braised Pork Osso Bucco, which he loved. The Buttery is housed in an old victorian on the main street of Lewes. It has a nice, warm feel, particularly the pub. Good selection of wines.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Find in Lewes, DE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

This restaurant has always impressed us and this time was no exception. We had the early bird special ($30 pp for a 3 course meal). I had the salmon, which ranks as one of the best dishes I have ever eaten (and I don't say that lightly since I eat salmon a lot and usually don't order it out because they usually overcook it. My husband had the chicken in a Spanish sauce, which he also pronounced excellent. He had the white bean soup as a first course and I tasted it - we both loved it. I had a salad, very fresh and tasty. For dessert, we had the tiramisu creme brûlée - fantastic. I can't wait to go back for more delicious food!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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