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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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94% Recommend
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Peabody, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This was our favorite restaurant in our entire week in Naples and Marathon. My husband, three children (ages 16, 14 and 11), and I all had great meals.

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Otego, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Excellent, much better than several other places we ate in Marathon. The selection and service was great. I will recommend it as a place you have to go to if you are in the area.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Great food. We ordered take out one of the nights. The food was hot and prepared well. However, the prices were a bit crazy and you had to call first to see if they were doing carryout. That wasn't a big deal... just strange.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Beautiful surroundings- we ate out on the veranda on the last night of our stay. The view was fantastic!!! Ate our dinner while watching the sun set. The fresh seafood was absolutely out of this world!! (we don't get a lot of fresh seafood in the Midwest- so was a nice treat). A little on the pricey side- we had... More

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Long Valley, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Not a lot to choose from, but what they do serve is delicious! The staff are great and the restaurant itself is beautiful. They also offer indoor and outdoor seating. Wish they were open for lunch and open later in the evening.

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Aventura, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Let me start by saying WOW. This place is great. Food, service, wine list all great. The starters we really good, crab cakes, cheese plate, paired with a nice wine at a fair price. I had the Grouper, I would reccomend it. I enjoyed the key lime pie, although this is not a traditional key lime, was not the best... More

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Big Pine Key, Florida
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My mom and I made our way to Butterfly Cafe and we really enjoyed our dinner. We both like to share our appetizers and entrees because we can never eat an entire dinner. That wasn't a problem at Butterfly, they actually split our dishes for us when we had no problem doing it ourselves. The cheese plate we got was... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Dinner at Butterfly Cafe is always the highlight of our trips to the Keys. Fine dining in a resort setting, hidden right in the middle of the casual Keys lifestyle we escape to. I had the special this time - a melt in your mouth snapper. I take home whatever I have to in order to save room for their... More

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Having very mixed feelings about the resort, there is no doubt in my mind that, the restaurant, Butterfly Cafe is just outstanding. The ambience, outdoor patio, tasteful decor are very inviting. Exceptionally nice waitresses, excellent recommendations on both, food and wine, impeccable service and equally excellent quality of the food served have made 3 consecutive dinners into 3 very memorable,... More

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Kensington, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

At our last evening at Tranquility Bay Resort we ate at the Butterfly Café located on the premise of the resort. I really wished we had eaten there a few more times before we left! The food and service was excellent. We went to several restaurants on Marathon and this one was by far the best. Nicely made cocktails also.

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