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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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North Wildwood, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

Working for the CMLF .... I am often ask what do YOU recommend on the Lewes side .... I have to say The Buttery... In August I was taking my daughter back to college and decided to leave a day early and do dinner in Lewes ... We did not have a room for the night so we decided to... More 

1 Thank Daisyray6772
Baltimore, Maryland
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449 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2014

Two hungry travelers looking for lunch came upon The Buttery. We were able to get a table right away on a Saturday, which was not the case at several other area restaurants with waits up to 1.5 hours. The food was average, salads, soups, sandwiches. The service was just okay (hey, everyone has a bad day now and then, right?)... More 

Thank GlobalStaci
South Plainfield, New Jersey
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208 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2014

This was our first visit to The Buttery, while I think it has great potential, it was hard to give more than an average rating. While to restaurant has a lot of character, and we thought we were going to have a romantic evening, we unfortunately were seated in the bar area and it was quite noisy. Our waitress started... More 

Thank Darla777
Chester, Virginia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by a Lewes resident. We sat on the porch and our waiter came out quickly and answered our questions and suggested a few things. Two of us were going to get the soup because it sounded so good and split a crab cake sandwich. We asked if that was ok as some places do have rules... More 

Thank Sh23cole
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2014

We had a very disappointing dinner at The Buttery last evening. The place had been recommended by the innkeeper. The food was not awful, but every dish was terribly overcooked and dried out. No one in our party of four was pleased. If you love, and are used to excellent cuisine, my advice is to try another place. Most telling... More 

6 Thank mlyg
Millsboro DE
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2014

We had reservations a party of 10. Everything was ready for us when we arrived and we were seated promptly. Our waiter Eric was terrific. The atmosphere was great. Service was outstanding. Some of the best service we have ever had. The food was great. Although the entrees were pricey we were pleasantly suprised by the portion size. Well worth... More 

Thank Mike G
Lewes, Delaware
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2014

House is sectioned into cozy rooms and a bar area. OGreat brunch place and special dinners. Also Kobe burgers. Pricey, but very good.

Thank Llkewlj2014
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2014

this is my favorite place for a really special occasion,the setting is lovely,the service is perfect (Tom, thank you) and the food is always delicious. they will accommodate any changes to the creative dishes (my son's halibut came with lobster in the rice and they were able to leave it out) It is very friendly genteel service, classy without being... More 

Thank cameronrose
Mississauga, Canada
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2014

A little more formal eating establishment on the Main Street of Lewes, but you don't have to be dressed up. You can sit inside or out in this old building. The food was very good.

Thank Dave F
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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78 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2014

We were a party of 7 celebrating a good friend's birthday. The food was excellent and the service was terrific too. We had a really good time and hopefully didn't disrupt our fellow diners too much.

Thank DancingQueen012

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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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
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?