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The Buttery

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102 2nd St, Lewes, DE 19958-1324
+1 302-645-7755
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun 10:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Germantown, Maryland
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A month ago my wife and I attended The Buttery's Duckhorn wine dinner in Lewes, DE. Lewes is an easy 2.5 hr drive from the suburbs of D.C. And we took a long weekend to relax and shop at the nearby Tangier Outlets in Rehoboth. Lewes is more family oriented then the "nightlife" atmosphere of Rehoboth and I've been going... More 

Thank muradif
Lewes, Delaware
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Buttery has changed ownership over the years and continues to keep it's standards high. Located in a Victorian building, the atmosphere and decor are understatedly elegant. Service is always excellent, the menu interesting and the food very good.

Thank LewesBetsy
Silver Spring, Maryland
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since John sold, this is not the same place. Watered down drinks, a reduced menu; hope for a night when an old hand is serving who can guide you through the shoals. Lewes has lost its premier restaurant. I am so bummed.

Thank Pamela W
Carlisle, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love going to The Buttery. The food is always very good and our favorite waitress is a real asset to this restaurant. Every time we go there, we know it will be a perfect dining experience.

Thank Larry F
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over priced ok food. I have been in the area on business and am really struggling to find "great" restaurants. Since price is not really a consideration you would think I would be finding tons. I just do not think people in this area know what good food or good service is. I ordered the salmon, and asked how I... More 

1 Thank bigredCincinnati
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had a great Valentine's dinner at the Buttery last month. Both the food and service were excellent!

1 Thank jtdidden
Opelika, Alabama
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We were delighted with our meal (crab cake sandwich, seafood bisque), the friendly service, and the lovely Victorian house turned restaurant!! For " just passing", we chose like a boss!!!

Thank TravelingGirl1951
Millsboro, Delaware
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Made a reservation to be seated on the enclosed porch Saturday Feb 25th. Upon arrival was given a table in the interior dining room. I reaffirmed my reservation request and was re-seated inside, then I was inside along a window - not on the enclosed porch were I requested. I gave up? and the porch was 75% vacant. I got... More 

6 Thank johnbaranski
New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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179 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 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 

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?