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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
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A Really Weak Happy Hour We had heard about The Buttery changing hands and decided to give them a try for a Friday Night Happy Hour. We had been to The Buttery in the past for their Sunday Brunch and their dinner and liked it. We were excited to see what The Gate House people had brought to the table.... More 

Thank Harry K
New Jersey
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Bring back the past the only thing missing was a fine cigar in the parlor. Food was great you wait to have it cooked. Old world attentive service. It's pricey but worth it

Thank Paul H
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175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First things first - the average age of patrons must have been at least 60, and with blue jeans on I was definitely underdressed. No matter. We've been here before and it hasn't changed; good food at expensive prices, good service but pretentious. I had crab cakes that were pretty large, my wife had very good duck with very cheesy... More 

Thank chazzq
Lewes, Delaware
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful restaurant in beautiful Lewes. Timeless feel and look. Wonderful menu selection; food is terrific whether brunch, lunch and dinner. Best indoor bar in Lewes. Seasoned and knowledgeable wait staff.

Thank richardclaypoole12
Milford, Delaware
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good thing we weren't in a hurry, took forever for the food. Thankfully, the waitress brought us some bread which helped with the wait. Only one of three enjoyed the meal, not good odds. I ordered the lobster roll and it was drowned in butter. The roll was completely saturated on both sides which made it a messy proposition,... More 

Thank Cameo_Alpha
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were looking forward to a delightful mid afternoon lunch at The Buttery as part of our 46th wedding anniversary. Well on this weekday, one week after Labor Day, we were met by the hostess who said that it would be a 45 min wait. That was a bit surprising since there were many open tables around... More 

Thank RealRetroBob
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

See above One of the best dinners I've had in a long time! Food and service excellent! Ambience just added to a perfect evening!

Thank betsysbeach
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very gracious service and good food at this restaurant located in a large Victorian house. Management quickly accommodated a group of six without reservations. Looking forward to a return visit.

Thank dctraveler702014
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did you ever dine at a restaurant where the service was almost embarrassing? The entire experience was horrific. After waiting 15 minutes to be noticed by the waiter we were finally offered water.....woo woo. Asked for bread and got 2 teeny tiny rolls with butter. After another 20 minutes my fish chowder arrived. I turned to the waiter and said"you... More 

Thank efrmdc
New Jersey
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There's something old and southern that makes this place a good food spot. I stopped in with my mother and two friends on a hot summery day. Something about the word "buttery" made us want to refill here. I got the lobster roll. It was delicious. Everyone enjoyed their meal, too. I'd definitely recommend a bite to eat here, even... More 

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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, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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?