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2600 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
305-289-7177
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Savor Florida Keys dining with award-winning tropical cuisine indoor or...
Savor Florida Keys dining with award-winning tropical cuisine indoor or outdoor at Tranquility Bay Resort's own Butterfly Café. Butterfly Café captures the essence of island cuisine with an emphasis on quality, local ingredients and, of course, ocean fresh seafood in a beautiful airy Marathon restaurant setting. Open daily for dinner, the menu and wine list at Butterfly Café change seasonally. Children will delight in a special menu designed just for them. Dinner is served nightly from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at our restaurant in Marathon and reservations are encouraged. Dine outdoors on Butterfly Café's covered patio, or enjoy the impressive dining room inside with its soaring ceiling and casual yet sophisticated decor. Our dinner menu features tantalizing offerings like Florida Keys’ Shrimp Cocktail, Tropical Crab Cakes, Panko Encrusted Florida Grouper, Key Lime Pie, TDF 'To Die For' Sticky Toffee Pudding and more. Casual resort attire recommended at this Florida Keys restaurant.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Too expensive for what you get!

We ate here because it was the top rated restaurant in Marathon, hoping for spectacular food. Also, we appreciated that the menu offered gluten-free options. Sitting on the balcony was nice. I had fish in a sherry brown butter sauce. The fish would have been good, but I didn't care for the sauce... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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9 reviews 9 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Nice location, great food, good service, except rather pricey even for the Keys. The big turn-off was the built-in 18% mandatory gratuity even though we were only a party of 2. No way to adjust lower, just higher. For that reason alone we will not return.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We ate here because it was the top rated restaurant in Marathon, hoping for spectacular food. Also, we appreciated that the menu offered gluten-free options. Sitting on the balcony was nice. I had fish in a sherry brown butter sauce. The fish would have been good, but I didn't care for the sauce. The Yukon gold potatoes were good, but... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The hostess took a long look at us as we walked in and was extremely discourteous when showing us our table. We had made a reservation...We waited for 18 minutes before a waitress came over to give us water. The restaurant was not busy...A table with white people sat down next to us with their waitress greeting them and taking... More 

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Palm Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We dined at the Butterfly for two consecutive evenings and both nights they did not disappoint! Food and service were top shelf. We had a fabulous time celebrating. Try the Key Lime Pie - it's amazing.

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Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We recently had dinner at Butterfly Cafe. We made a reservation and when we arrived they seemed confused. Two waitresses for the entire restaurant so needless to say the service was very poor. The food was good, but expensive especially with the bad service. There is no valet, so parking can be hard to find. The setting is beautiful, but... More 

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Cocoa, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Had brunch at the cafe for Mothers Day. It was excellent just like I expected. Definitely pricey but worth it for the experience. We will be back again. We love to have dinner here for special occasions.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed my meal at Butterfly cafe, some of the best fish I have had in a long time (and the rest of the plating items were equally as good). It is fairly pricey (matching the quality), and my cheese plate was forgettable, but overall a must-visit. Had a young toddler in tow and the ability to walk steps... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Stayed at the resort. Ate dinner on patio one night. Beautiful surroundings!!!!! Food and staff excellent. Extensive wine list. Wonderful dinner. Excellent atmosphere. Luxury without the stuffy feeling. Definitely do again!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

My husband and I ate here for our anniversary while staying at Tranquility Bay. The food was excellent and service was great. When our server found out that it was our anniversary, she brought us a complimentary dessert! Definitely recommend.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We got take out to eat in our Tranquility Bay cottage. The food was delicious. I had the grouper and it was so good!! My husband had the cuban pork chop and it was also delicious. I wouldn't change a thing.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2600 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Marathon
  • Phone Number: 305-289-7177

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

Savor Florida Keys dining with award-winning tropical cuisine indoor or outdoor at Tranquility Bay Resort's own Butterfly Café. Butterfly Café captures the essence of island cuisine with an emphasis on quality, local ingredients and, of course, ocean fresh seafood in a beautiful airy Marathon restaurant setting. Open daily for dinner, the menu and wine list at Butterfly Café change seasonally. Children will delight in a special menu designed just for them. Dinner is served nightly from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at our restaurant in Marathon and reservations are encouraged. Dine outdoors on Butterfly Café's covered patio, or enjoy the impressive dining room inside with its soaring ceiling and casual yet sophisticated decor. Our dinner menu features tantalizing offerings like Florida Keys’ Shrimp Cocktail, Tropical Crab Cakes, Panko Encrusted Florida Grouper, Key Lime Pie, TDF 'To Die For' Sticky Toffee Pudding and more. Casual resort attire recommended at this Florida Keys restaurant.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?