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Butterfly Cafe

2600 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
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Ranked #1 of 72 Restaurants in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: American, Caribbean
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

The employees of Butterfly Cafe have one thing in mine, perfection. I was pleased with absolutely every bit of this cafe. Ryan the manager is a very pleasant and more than capable manager. Cheryl treated each and everyone of her table like royalty, she described each item on the menu in full detail. She also gave some helpful warnings and... More

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Windermere, Florida
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Food is great, service is great! Worth the dough. Mahi mahi awesome and go for the flourless choc cake. Very good menu for us gf folks.

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Cape Canaveral, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had dinner here last week (Aug. 2014) and it was absolutely perfect. Our server Cheryl couldn't have been more pleasant and made very good recommendations regarding selections. The restaurnt offers inside dinning and porch seating. We chose to dine on the porch for the scenery, which was very pleasant even in August. I had the grouper... More

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United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Absolutely delicious, I had the Mahi Mahi and my partner had the Scallop Risotto; we still can't stop thinking about the food! Key Lime Pie for dessert was heavenly, all the options looked good if only we could eat them all! Service was also really good, we had an attentive waitress and the atmosphere was relaxed yet sophisticated. Although slightly... More

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Massapequa Park, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Everything about this place i loved!!! What a cute little place, waitress was so nice and the food amazing! I am so glad we went for dinner. I had the scallop Risotto and my husband had the mahi mahi sandwich followed by the flowerless chocolate cake. Everything was made to perfection. I would go back if in town!!!!!

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Ashburn, Virginia
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Lots of places to eat in the Keys, but tough to find a true 5 Star experience. I would say The Butterfly Cafe exceeded my expectations, great fresh food, fantastic friendly service !

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The hague
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a lovely restaurant in a small scale resort. We had a very Nice outside seating on the veranda. Service is really good and personnel is friendly and helpfull. Try the iced lime pie and the bit spicy conch chowder. But also the yellow tail snapper main is highly recommended. Pricing is on the high side partly because of... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is one outstanding gem among many nice restaurants in the Florida Keys. The ambiance was great, the service was incredible and the meal was AMAZING. If you do not stay at the Chesapeake Resort, you must go there just for this restaurant.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is truly the #1 restaurant in Marathon, the setting appears to be an old Florida Cracker style home. The service and staff were awesome. I had the Scallops over Risotto, delish! Cooked to perfection.....The dessert, a sticky caramel pudding, was just over the top!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We made reservations for nine... and everything was totally set up for us. No slipups, no problems. The menu was truly creative (including the best martini I've ever had---and I'm as old as dirt). I cannot describe the fine details that showed off the world-class chef who is in that kitchen. And the waitstaff... wow. She knew every detail of... More

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