The Restaurant

The Restaurant
Nestled in Historic Lewes, Delaware you'll find The Buttery a haven for inspired food served in a rich, warm and inviting atmosphere. Here, culinary creation and heavenly flavor mingle to make it one of the beach's - and Delaware's - favorite dining destinations. Its year round lunch and dinner service on The Veranda, set within lush garden scenery also makes The Buttery a Mid-Atlantic Garden of Eden.

Accessible elegance is another Buttery hallmark; opulent and relaxed you can indulge your whims anytime whether you're there in the Dining Room for Osso Bucco and a wonderful Shiraz or 
hanging in the pub for a Burger and a beer; the only thing you'll find fussy here is attention to detail, service and your complete happiness.

So, whether you're courting a romantic flame by the fire with an exquisite bottle of wine and beef tenderloin, enjoying a sumptuous Sunday Brunch or feasting on  a Crab Cake Sandwich in the Pub, consider The Buttery your escape from the everyday any day of the week.  

Sunday Brunch served  10:30 - 2:00
Lunch served Daily 11:30 - 3:00
Dinner served Daily 5:00 -- 8:00 and 9:00 on Fridays & Saturdays
Pub Menu served @ 3:00 to Close in the bar  

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Don't just take our word for it...Read what people are really saying about our food.

"A Great Place for Lunch"
Reviewed July, 8, 2015
Lovely dinner. Old mansion remade into a restaurant was quaint in the best way. Service was excellent , with attentive waiters. The food itself was delicious: our meat was cooked to order, and the dessert was a perfect end to the meal. I would recommend it.

"A Real Surprise"
Reviewed June 12, 2015
Had lunch here the other day. Decided to eat on the porch area which had lots of fans. It's a nice old historic bldg and our lunch was really good. We had an oyster po boy and a smoked turkey and Gouda sandwich. Very good food, moderately priced. Good service too.

"A Happier Happy Hour"
Reviewed March 8, 2015
Wonderful happy hour at the bar. The bartender pours a generous glass of wine. This is a well-run friendly restaurant. You could tell that there were a lot of regulars at the bar. The staff made everyone feel at home. The setting, in an old Victorian home, is lovely.

"My Favorite Place"
Reviewed August 23, 2014"
My favorite fine dining restaurant at the beach! Highly recommend Sunday brunch, especially a table on the porch. Our meal included freshly made breads and pastries and a fresh fruit plate. I had Eggs Benedict with fluffy poached eggs and roasted potatoes and asparagus. My husband had Filet Mignon with eggs which also included potatoes and asparagus. Mimosas and Bloody Mary's completed the meal. Awesome service in a lovely Victorian setting.

"Great Food"
Reviewed October 8, 2013
Great food and a terrific wait staff. Add all that to a wonderful little town for strolling around after the meal and no way can you not have a great evening here.

"A Great Find In Lewes Delaware"
Reviewed September 5, 2013
We happened upon The Buttery and we were thrilled. Excellent food! Quiet and intimate! Recommended!

"The Entire family Loved It"
Reviewed September 4, 2013
Our waiter Anton was the best. He was so attentive. The food was outstanding. I had the duck breast which was a special and though there is no kid menu, Anton found something that they both liked. We also had the cheese plate as an appetizer. The atmosphere was laid back where we sat in the back. There is also a nice balcony on the side to sit outside but it was too humid that day. This lunch was one of the best I've had!

"Palm Beach Discovers Lewes!"
Reviewed September 3, 2013
The ambiance was elegant, drinks at the well appointed bar were generous and delicious. Dinner on the romantic veranda was spectacular, the crab cakes, filet and dessert, remarkable! A wonderful evening was had by all-run don't walk to this beautiful spot, the gardens are also Devine!

"Take It From A Foodie"
Reviewed July 25, 2013
Take it from a foodie who loves seafood, this place will not disappoint. Situated in an old home, it's quite a gem.

"Perfect Atmosphere"
Reviewed July 31, 2013
We loved it here. Our waitress was so attentive and able to give us great recommendations for both our meals and the wine. Fell in love with their chicken and scallops meal- turned me into a believer of grits.

"The Very Best In Lewes"
Reviewed May 8, 2013
We have been dining at The Buttery for 17 years and have NEVER been disappointed. The restaurant's ambiance, its wonderful menu with a daily price fixe and quality bar make it quite special. We always ask for Tom because he takes such good care of us and is quite entertaining. The Buttery's crab cakes are the best as are the half price drinks at Happy Hour.

"Fabulous Meal"
Reviewed April 8, 2013
Had a family get together here to celebrate a 70th wedding anniversary. Usually in this type of situation food suffers a bit but not here. Had salmon that was done to perfection. The server was fast, efficient and professional without being obtrusive. High marks from all who attended!

"You must have lunch, dinner of Sunday Brunch at The Buttery!"
Reviewed April 8, 2013
We are new "locals" to Lewes and love to go to The Buttery ! The happy hours at the bar are intimate and friendly ( small bar area). They have great "off season" promotions during the week that are a great value, like a $10.00 Kobe burger. During the Summer Season make certain you call for reservations way in advance and if it is warm weather, ask for seating in the lively Victorian porch.
The porch allows you to watch the laid back pace of this wonderful sea side jewel if a town !

"A Fabulous Brunch"
Reviewed April 7, 2013
I have eaten at The Buttery five or six times with friends (mostly lunch) but this was the first time that my husband and I have been there for their Sunday Brunch. Lewes is a quaint little town with wonderful shops and today seemed like the perfect day to check out the brunch, since the weather was spring-like, instead of the chilly temperatures we have been experiencing. The Buttery did not disappoint! We were glad we had made reservations, as the restaurant filled up during the hour or so we were there. The Brunch menu is extensive and my husband's Salad Nicoise (with huge chunks of lobster and extra large shrimp) did not disappoint! Being allergic to shellfish, I had to content myself with the non-seafood offerings, but the Belgium waffle and bacon was superb. The fresh fruit and pastries, presented before along with our drinks was outstanding. Our waitress was friendly and attentive and the atmosphere elegant, without being stuffy. All in all, it was well worth the hour and fifteen minute drive from our home. We will definitely return!

"Elegance & Fine Dining"
Reviewed March 26, 2013
The Buttery is our choice for special occasions and special treatment. Their menu, while always changing, is fantastic. Our favorite appetizer is the Pate Tray, and our favorite server is Jason. His personality, and attention to our dining needs are wonderful.

"Perfect Meal"
Reviewed March 10, 2013
The swordfish was perfect as was the rest of the meal. We had great service and a wonderful server. This is a great restaurant for a special meal, as well as a nice lunch.

"Just A Fabulous Experience"
Reviewed January 23, 2013
Been here several times. In December 2012 the restaurant was its typical self. The food and service were magnificient.

Reviewed January 22, 2013
Old Victorian House converted into a restaurant. Love sitting on the porch eating lunch! This place is a step above. Great food, really delicious and fresh. Waitstaff very attentive. Make the trip just to visit this place!! 

"Great Spot For Lunch"
Reviewed September 19, 2012
Wonderful setting in Lewes,DE. The server was very attentive and our sandwiches were delicious, especially the chicken salad. All ingredients were fresh.
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