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The Buttery

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102 2nd St, Lewes, DE 19958-1324
+1 302-645-7755
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Washington, DC
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78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a white-tablecloth restaurant that stands out from the casual joints and family-oriented chains so common in beach towns. The menu choices are limited, which means the kitchen can concentrate on getting things right, and they do. Standout dishes when we visited included a magnificent rack of lamb and marvelously flavorful shrimp tortellini. Portion sizes are generous. Their wine... More 

Thank Lever212
Rehoboth Beach Delaware
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While the bar was empty the restaurant was filled. Our waitress went out of her way to meet my request. In the past you could order a petite filet at the bar but no longer on the menu, when I asked the bartender I was told absolutely not for the item I was looking for but our wonderful waitress went... More 

Thank MissRNJen
New Jersey
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Highlights of the meal: nicely prepared drinks; great service; excellent beef filet and rack of lamb; luscious creme brulee

Thank H B
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was a little worried when we first entered The Buttery. Were greeted with a stern face and disdain that all the tables reserved (sort what are you thinking not having a reservation). ( Recent under new management/ownership) Grudgingly said there were some tables outside. Thankfully it was all great after that. We sat outside on a lovely covered porch, our... More 

Thank MillsandMees
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well, I have going to the Buttery on and off since 2005. Unfortunately, it is not the same restaurant. Had dinner there Saturday night, made reservations 3 weeks in advance and our table was less than pleasing...when I questioned, I was told oh well it's Saturday night with a very lackadaisical attitude, not the way to start the evening. My... More 

Thank Drahthaar22
Woodbridge, New Jersey
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for lunch, having heard about The Buttery, and unable to get a table last time we were in Lewes about a year ago. Delicious food in an old Victorian house. Sweet server who was very knowledgeable about the food and the history of the house. She made several recommendations. The food - delicious, generous portions. Good value.... More 

Thank HSQ1958
Jerusalem, Israel
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us went for brunch and had the best time! Each meal was huge and delicious, and came with a very generous bread/pastry basket. Definitely a Lewes favorite!

Thank samantha339
Lewes, Delaware
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535 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 339 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I tried The Pub at The Buttery to get a feel for the restaurant before scheduling a future dinner there. The Pub is a cozy room with about a half dozen small tables and an attractive small bar that seats perhaps eight. It was all very attractive in a clubby" sort of way. The menu offered about... More 

Thank practans
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162 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been eating here for 15 yrs. New owners who never closed last month to regroup and clean. Place smelled musty and was dirty. Ordered a bottle of yummy vino and glasses were filthy. Don't even think it saw the dishwasher. When I opened the menu which was in the same green leatherette binding it was greased. Decided to leave... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is very good, but it is pricey. We have gone for early bird and the prices were much better and included a 3 course meal. The staff can be a bit stiff, but the restaurant and atmosphere is charming.

Thank Joles B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 2nd St, Lewes, DE 19958-1324
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Lewes
  • Phone Number: +1 302-645-7755

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