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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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Sun 10:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Lewes, Delaware
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

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
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank bsly142
Wilmington, Delaware
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

New Year's Eve. We had table of 10. None of us will be returning here. The quality of the food was just ok and way overpriced for what we received. I received a half of a filet and the lobster was also very small which was shaped into a round cylinder and poached. Wow, what a disappointment.

Thank zombyzzz2609
Dover, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sixteen of us from our 'over 55' development went down to the Buttery for New Year's Eve dinner. Expectations were high as a few of the couples had been there last year. We were told that we would have to be broken down into 2 tables of 8 that would be right next to each other and that was fine... More 

Thank Joan W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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110 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made a reservation for 2 for New Years Eve one month in advance. We were seated in the "plastic walls on the porch" area where the wind whipped the plastic against us the entire meal. When we complained, the response was a simple shoulder shrug even though we walked he several empty tables on our way to the porch.... More 

Thank skylrk
Linthicum Heights, Maryland
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107 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our neighbor and friends raved about this restaurant once we told them of our visit to Lewes, DE. Looking at the posted menu just outside the front steps, we decided to splurge. The prices were higher than we really wanted to spent, but with the hype from our friends, we thought to give it a try. The host sat us... More 

1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner Christmas Eve. Based on past experience, expectations were high. We were disappointed. Initial greeting was not welcoming. Service was mediocre at best. Long time between courses, coffee was served cold and no follow-up if we wanted more. Food was bigger disappointment. Sweetbreads appetizer was not hot and flavor was bland. Accompanying broccoli was dry... More 

1 Thank Fred S
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

My husband and I were here with clients of his for lunch. The place is beautiful in a quaint little town of Lewes. The salad's were wonderful, my husband thought he had died and gone to heaven when his salad showed up with fresh slices of salmon on his plate! He was in heaven! He later mentioned to me, he... More 

Thank Sandi D
Lewes, Delaware
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65 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 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

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?