Family-owned and operated for nearly 30 years, we are simply passionate about puzzles and puzzling, to sharpen your mind and to make learning fun! We strive to offer that personal touch, and our goal is to delight all of our customers. We genuinely care about all of the products we sell, and we want to share our favorites with you. Open every day, year-round, PUZZLES is a fun and upbeat, full-service puzzle store on the canal at Front Street, in lovely, historic, maritime, Lewes, Delaware. Our experienced team is there to help you select the very best product for you from our extensive assortment, which we’re proud to think of as the best puzzle selection in the USA! We are truly a one-stop puzzle shop with a huge selection of jigsaws, brain-teasers, mazes, crosswords, sudoku’s, thinking games, mind-boggling challenges and much, much more – all designed to exercise and help lubricate your mind! Done at PUZZLES? Then feed your soul in the same store location at Lewes Gourmet!
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My husband grew up going to the Delaware beaches to visit family, and he has visited Puzzles/Lewes Gourmet since he was a kid. These stores are simply FUN - they have unique products that you'll have a hard time finding online, and the atmosphere is super relaxed and welcoming (it's a family-owned business, and the owners put a great deal of effort and care into the product selection). The gourmet foods section has so many different and interesting products from around the world, and the puzzles and games are truly one-of-a-kind...like, I really tried to find some of them online, but I either could not or they were way more expensive online. These stores are fun if you like puzzles and for getting your family to do something low-key and relaxing together. We have a toddler and there were several age-appropriate toys for her in the back too. We look forward to visiting this store every summer - it is a community institution in Lewes and has given families like ours tons of fun memories!
Written September 6, 2019
Sep 2017 • Family
We visit Puzzles every single summer! We've always picked out treats from the Gourmet side of the shop as well! I know I can get a Cadbury Dairy Milk from other places, but I never do . . . I reserve that treat for my trip to Lewes! I love that the puzzles are arranged by level of difficulty, too!
Written September 13, 2017
These kinds of stores are rapidly disappearing. This is such a fun store, full of puzzles of all sorts, games, and many other nice things to buy. Great store for your kids or the kid in you.
Written July 19, 2017
Oct 2016 • Couples
I've been shopping there for years and have bought lots and lots of jigsaw puzzles, brain teasers, sudoku books, crossword puzzle books, and the like. Its my "go to" place when shopping for presents. This granny doesn't buy toys or electronic stuff for the kids and grandkids - they get presents that require brain power. Its also right around the corner from the best restaurant in town - Touch of Italy!!
Written January 1, 2017
Mar 2021 • Couples
Went to this store on a suggestion from my puzzle trading Facebook group. There was a large selection of puzzles organized by piece number and some areas by difficulty. Half the store is English food which thrilled us! My husband and MIL are English so I made lots of purchases for Easter baskets as well as buying some puzzles.
Written March 8, 2021
May 2019 • Friends
T'was fun! They had free movies!!! Great. Joy ((: We enjoyed staying there. The foods is great tooooo!
Written May 29, 2019
Jun 2017 • Friends
I stumbled upon this shop once many years ago and returned recently to Lewes specifically for this store. We had a great time exploring the puzzles and the new gourmet food side of the shop. It's a great little local store. I will definitely come back if I'm in the area.
Written July 1, 2017
Mar 2017 • Friends
OMG - I LOVE this place. We stop every time we visit. Our children are grown ,but it is still fun to browse. Mostly I head for the sale shelf in the gourmet food section. Plus, to make this even more authentic, the owner is a Brit. Always a delightful stop.
Written March 11, 2017
Jun 2016 • Solo
Puzzles is my "go to" shop when I have a gift to get for someone and have no idea what to get. Tim, the owner, is very knowledgeable and takes having fun with PUZZLES very seriously. Love this shop. They have an area where they have puzzles that you can work and try to figure out. Puzzles is a great activity for the young and older, it is a wonderful way to bring people together.
Written June 14, 2016
May 2016 • Couples
I ordered some juices that were really delicious, Cabernet jelly and Gin-Gins chewey ginger candy. The staff were pleasant and helpful. I didn't get any puzzles but it was a great store to check out while you're there. I can say that they appeared to have a wide range of international gourmet treats!
Written May 30, 2016
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PUZZLES (Lewes) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go
Frequently Asked Questions about PUZZLES
- PUZZLES is open:
- Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM