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Butterfly Cafe

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2600 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
305-289-7177
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, 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
All I can say is WOW!

Went there since it was #2 just behind the Snowball which, sadly, shut down preparing for Erika which fizzled. (Yes! A snow cone place but MUST be good, LOL). Eat outside and the atmosphere was beyond awesome. A tropical paradise from a plantation setting. The food was awesome and the desserts... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
RobertDev
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Ringgold, Georgia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Ringgold, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Went there since it was #2 just behind the Snowball which, sadly, shut down preparing for Erika which fizzled. (Yes! A snow cone place but MUST be good, LOL). Eat outside and the atmosphere was beyond awesome. A tropical paradise from a plantation setting. The food was awesome and the desserts were better. ONLY criticism I offered was the filet... More 

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Service was not what I would consider "fine dining" quality, but food was delicious. It is over priced but that is expected at vacation resorts. We would definitely return.

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c-ville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

had a very good meal, nice upper scale restaurant, waitstaff was out standing i thought the portions were a little small, but the quality was good

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maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We sat outside and the weather was perfect and the atmosphere was great! The deck seating was so tranquil. I ordered the scallop risotto and it was to die for! I highly recommend the Butterfly Martini also, it was delicious! The steak was okay and my son had the yellowfin snapper and it was spectacular also. All in all, in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Grouper and pork chops were very good and the vegetable medley was wonderful. Price was the only issue with 2 entrees, 1 Jack Daniels, 1 key lime dessert $120 with gratuity. Was on vacation so I shouldn't complain.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

If you live around the keys or Florida not the place you want to go. The food is good, but is defiantly not fine dining. The key lime was very good.

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Big Pine Key, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We had a party of 4,3 with birthdays. We called ahead for a little special "anything". It just never happened. No big deal, my food was a little salty & plated with not color concept in mind. I can eat most any place for the cost, my entree was $39 , All in all it was OK. They have work... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Have lived in south florida for years and I must say this is some of the best food I've had here. I got the filet with the demi glaze and substitutedthe bistro fries which were amazing. My wife got the Mahi which she said was amazing. Our waiter joey was very knowledgeable about the menu and helped to make this... More 

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Camden, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Ultra-fresh, careful and creative preparation, with the ultimate in service. Get the fish, (obviously)! Attentive, but not obtrusive service, just a first class experience to top-off our wonderful stay at Tranquility Bay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Me and my family visited the keys from Norway and the best place we ate the whole trip was at the butterfly cafe! The snapper was excellent and fresh and came with a great sauce! My mom had the grouper and it was cooked to perfection. Our server Joey was very courteous and humorous and always made sure our waters... More 

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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: Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?