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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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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Buttery is by far our favorite restaurant for romantic dates at the beach in Lewes, DE!! Romantic, romantic, romantic!! During warm weather months it is nothing for us to drive 3 1/2 hours to enjoy the most delightful Sunday brunch on their wrap around porch before taking in their fabulous locally owned shops and of course walk on the... More 

Thank Donna S
New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was, after many years, one of our "go to" restaurants in Lewes, actually a major reason to stay in Lewes in the first place. We went without a reservation, but VERY early and told the host that we would have a drink at the bar, and requested a table for two. She was explicitly told that if the restaurant... More 

Thank TravellorNot
Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our party of 3 arrived at 5:10 for a 5:30 reservation on Saturday, 2/11/17. The place was very quiet. After looking over the menu, two of us chose the 7 course wine pairing option, at $70 each. After checking with the chef, a very nice waiter told us the chef said the whole table had to order it, or we... More 

1 Thank visitbaltimore
Dover, Delaware
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637 reviews
404 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined at the Buttery last night which we enjoyed in the past. They have had a recent management and chef change, the menu was totally different then we expected. The food was good but overpriced for what we got. We the many restaurants in the area, we can get a good meal for less.

2 Thank Lisa B
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last night my husband and I tried the new chef and new menu at the Buttery. We chose the 7 course tasting meal,which included wine pairings. The service could not have been sweeter and the server could not have been more professional or more knowledgeable. For us,the portions were perfect, allowing us to relish in the chef's creations over a... More 

1 Thank Jennifer W
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been years since a I've gone here but not hearing much difference. Small amounts of food with a high price tag. Location is nice but outside area over looks the street. If you want to be hoy de toy d for a night spend your money here.

2 Thank beachl0ver92253
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went in on a rainy Friday afternoon in January. Wasn't crowded, we were seated promptly. I think our server was new, but very courteous. We both had the fried oysters which were delicious! Along with Dogfish IPA beer. Would definitely go back!

1 Thank David J
Lewes, Delaware
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

I love this place. The food and service is excellent. It is high end. A great place for a special occasion. Beautiful atmosphere in an old mansion downtown.. We had our wedding dinner there (just 7 people) Awesome!

Thank lobbmcfarloand
Lewes, Delaware
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

The Buttery is always a recommendation from me for a quiet, delicious and fresh meal. We brought friends from New York City and they thought it was the perfect place to sample local fresh menu items in a very quaint atmosphere.

Thank Mare C
Dover, Delaware
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

New Years Eve such a disappointment compared to last year, ordered scallops they were raw,vegetables were hard,service with an additude. Needless to say we will not go back.

2 Thank bsly142

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings
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?