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The Buttery

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102 2nd St, Lewes, DE 19958-1324
+1 302-645-7755
11:30 - 21:00
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All hours
Sun 10:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Lewes, Delaware
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64 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited for lunch with friends. Service was spotty - needing to ask for more water or a.menu for a late arriving guest. Crab cakes were full of crabmeat and salads were satisfying. Was hoping for some improvement but seems to be the same old same old.

Thank Maloneys2
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the Cobb Salad. The dressing was all oil, the bacon hard chunks, not a hard dish to do well. Dessert (cherry pie) was plain/average. The service was excellent and the waitress was very pleasant. Overall, for the price, I'd likely choose another place, as there are a lot of other options in downtown Lewes.

Thank cara871
Delmar, Maryland
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at noon, with not too many other diners already there, and we were waited on immediately. Our meal was started with some very lovely rolls and butter. The menu was varied, and I got Cobb Salad. It had 3 large shrimp, crab meat, bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomato, and onion. It said on the menu that the dressing was... More 

Thank Jeanine A
Clifton, VA
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Buttery used to be our favorite fine dining establishment near the shore each time we've visited DE for many years. The last two visits our service has been ok, but the food was just not the same. Many of the dishes came out cold and my crab cakes even had ice inside them. The staff tried to explain their... More 

Thank Andrea L
Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was wonderful, and the staff was even more amazing! My husband and I are both pretty good cooks, so dining out has become something of a disappointment for us of late. However, the Buttery was by far one of the best meals we have had while dining out recently.

Thank Wesley R
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73 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I ate alone at the bar and had an excellent crab cake sandwich and a cannolo. An inviting low-key, classic environment. I also observed with wonderment the duties of the sole barman (female), dealing adroitly with all the bar flies and the servers for the table customers. I wouldn't last a half-hour at that job, what with the non-stop parade... More 

Wilmington, Delaware, United States
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Although expensive, this restaurant is a wonderful place. The food is impeccable and delicious. Service was attentive and extremely professional. We made reservations (recommended) and were seated right away. I started with the pastry wrapped brei which was warm and gooey and contained sweet figs (a little too sweet) It was way too big for one person but I ate... More 

Thank Mary Kay S
Naples, Florida
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Dropped in for lunch on the way out of town. From living in coastal DE some time ago, I know The Buttery's reputation, though hadn't been here in years so it seemed like a good place to try again. A very nice young lady (Shalanda, I believe) was our server, who had excellent menu knowledge and made a few good... More 

Thank Chris C
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We used to be sure that the food, service and atmosphere would be excellent at The Buttery. The change of ownership has NOT changed our opinion. I used to order the salade Nicoise but today I had the seafood quiche. Absolutely the best quiche I have ever eaten. Our party of five all enjoyed their various meals from the Sunday... More 

1 Thank Marjorie L
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner and it was fabulous! The crab cakes were yummy and the steak just melted in my mouth! Presentation was beautiful, staff was attentive, and the atmosphere charming!

Thank Laura T

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?