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The Buttery

102 2nd St, Lewes, DE 19958-1324
+1 302-645-7755
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good19%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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102 2nd St, Lewes, DE 19958-1324
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

On arriving in Lewes we asked for the best restaurant in town and The Buttery was it! This is an old and beautifully maintained mansion on the main dining street in this historical small city. As landlocked farmers we annually seek a seafood “fix” and...More

1  Thank farmhand2014
Reviewed September 23, 2017

Sorry to say, this place was just very average. We came to Lewes with the intention of going to Nectar which had been highly recommended, but the wait was 30 minutes and it was getting late for lunch. The Buttery was close so in we...More

Thank Hank G
Reviewed September 22, 2017

We were wandering around Lewes Historic District on a hot day, at lunchtime. Lines were forming at the 'regular' food spots. The Buttery stood out as a large old home converted for dining, projecting a comfortable respite. We were seated outside on a shaded porch;...More

1  Thank captbill49
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Third time here and we were treated exceptionally. Food was fresh, tasty, and creative. The atmosphere, with options of veranda porch or inside garden room give diff feel either casual or more formal. Every menu item was absolutely great. Last visit was romantic special anniversary,...More

Thank swarmina
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

A place you can count on. Never had a bad meal or bad service there in 15 years. Nice for couples... not for kids. Great for special occasions.

Thank debrah731
Reviewed September 6, 2017

This is my second trip to the Buttery (last one was brunch in 2014). Our dinner this time was very good. I started with the pate plate and had the pork porterhouse for my main course. Very tasty. Two in the group had the scallops...More

Thank webbuzzard
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Recently arranged a dinner for 20 people for my wife's birthday at the Buttery. The staff was most accommodating and worked with us to hold the perfect event. A special room, bright and cheerful with flowers. The serving staff were pleasant and well trained taking...More

Thank fieldingp1234
Reviewed September 5, 2017

First of all, it is pricey. Not a place to go often unless you have deep pockets. But for a special occasion, it can't be beat. Figure on $75 to $100 per person for a cocktail, glass of wine, salad and dinner. The food was...More

Thank Gene L
Reviewed September 4, 2017

The fries were soooo good. Everything was homemade and delicious and we felt really welcome at this place.

Thank janeblindspot28
Reviewed September 4, 2017

I had eaten at The Buttery only once before but it was wonderful and when a half-price deal came around I jumped on it. I made an advance reservation due to a holiday weekend and we had our dog with us(they have a pet-friendly table...More

Thank styxchik
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
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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