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 Pork Tenderloin 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 King Cut Ribeye, 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 October 9, 2017
Two of us had lunch today, and Tom & I were delighted with the food and the ambience that we have enjoyed in the past. Our experience today was greatly enhanced by the truly excellent service of Jon who took time to explain the menu as well as the interesting aspects of the building and town of Lewis. He is truly professional and is genuinely interested in the people he serves. We will definitely return for great food and Jon's great service.

"Excellent Brunch"
Reviewed October 8, 2017
I just want to thank you for your help setting up our retirement brunch for Dr. B this past Sunday. Everything was well laid out - you made great use of the space! We all enjoyed fine food and excellent service. I appreciate all you did to make our event a success! 

"Happy Hour"
Reviewed October 7, 2017
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.

Peace and quiet, home-like setting, noteworthy food
Reviewed Sept 6th, 2017
We were wandering around Lewes Historic District on a hot day, at lunchtime. Lines were forming at the 'regular' food spots. The Buttery stood out as a large old home converted for dining, projecting a comfortable respite. We were seated outside on a shaded porch; Rebecca brought ice water immediately. The noise and press of people had vanished, and we relaxed. I had an excellent Reuben sandwich and deli fries. My wife's grilled chicken on spinach salad had her raving. How do you make a sandwich stand out? Perfectly steamed corned beef, fresh handmade slaw - the chef took their time and effort to boost ordinary fare to enjoyable tastes. Very low noise level which is important to us; comes from being a house originally. On our list to return to on our next visit. 

Another great night
Reviewed Sept 28th, 2017 
Third time here and we were treated exceptionally. Food was fresh, tasty, and creative. The atmosphere, with options of veranda porch or inside garden room give diff feel either casual or more formal. Every menu item was absolutely great. Last visit was romantic special anniversary, this time a cozy mother/daughter dinner. Each time we felt welcomed and appreciated and enjoyed stupendous meals. We will be back!

Great place for lunch!
Reviewed Sept 2nd, 2017
On our last day of vacation we went to Lewes and spotted a nice victorian home restaurant We sat inside on the porch and both of us had the chicken salad sandwhich with a cup of creamy tomato soup. The server was very pleasant and efficient and the lunch was reasonable at $13 each. We loved this place and highly recommend it.

Sooooo good... 
August 20, 2017 
And I mean SO good.... I just moved here to Lewes and the food here was superb. I ordered the summer salad which was super super yummy and the bread was a Parmesan foccacia that was set at the table. You can tell they make their bread, and funny because they make their own butter too! For dinner I had the Mahi special for the night and it was incredible. Everything was cooked to perfection and the taste of each thing on my plate was perfectly present and not too overpowering. A very tasty dish. For dessert, I had the ganache cake and it was AMAZING! Service was great and the location was super cute. I'll definitely be coming back 

 A special dinner 
Reviewed August 12th, 2017
Recently arranged a dinner for 20 people for my wife's birthday at the Buttery. The staff was most accommodating and worked with us to hold the perfect event. A special room, bright and cheerful with flowers. The serving staff were pleasant and well trained taking care of everything. The evening was delightful. A special thanks to Lisa who arranged the celebration. The menu that we arranged gave options to all that came. Everyone raved about their dinner and was impressed at the quality. Since this was the first time to dine at the Buttery since the new owners took over I would recommend it to anyone visiting Lewes 

A Great Brunch
Reviewed August 6, 2017 
Just finished a delicious brunch at The Buttery! Seafood chowder for starter, mimosa, & Bloody Mary. Bloody Mary was outstanding!! Husband ordered the steak and eggs which he REALLY enjoyed & I had the eggs Benedict. Everything was delicious and cooked to perfection Highly recommend trying this place if you're in the area. 

 The food here is simply excellent.
  April 10, 2017 
Everything was cooked to perfection and served with delicious sides. I ordered the steak, which was cooked to just the right temperature that I had requested and it was seasoned perfectly. It was accompanied with an amazing mac-n-cheese, which was rich and creamy. And finally the roasted carrots were nicely sweet and savory. Others in my party ordered the fish and the duck and everyone was equally as impressed with their meals. All the meats were cooked perfectly and every side that we tried was very tasty. 

 "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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