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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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Big Pine Key, Florida
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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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Santa Clarita, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

If you are near Marathon, you have to eat here! We had dinner here one night and it was amazing! From the blueberry mojito to the scallops, everything was so good. My husband had the grouper and it was so good too. Our daughter had the kids pizza and even it was great. We are from LA so we have... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My family of 4, which includes 2 small children (ages 7 months and 4 years), had dinner here last night. The service was amazing. The food was beautiful and tasted even better than it looked. Our server, Gabby, went above and beyond. She was quite possibly the best part of the meal which is saying a lot considering how good... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

While on my family vacation in Marathon, we decided to eat at the Butterfly Cafe since it is rated #1 by TripAdvisor members. It shows $$ for pricing so I figured it was reasonable. Well the food was very good and the service from Melissa very good but there were a few things you should know. My family of four... More

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Lewisboro, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Great restaurant and great service. Tuna carpaccio was awesome as was the house special grouper. Was pricey but perfect for a special occasion.

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Monte Sereno, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My family and I had dinner at the Butterfly Café and enjoyed it thoroughly. Everything about the meal was superb and the service was impeccable. A great dinner and we'll definitely stop in again the next time we are in the area. A nice complement to a great resort.

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Bedford, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My husband and I had dinner here on the outdoor patio and it was wonderful. The food, drinks and service and atmosphere were all excellent. There were mosquitos biting us but not enough to make us move inside. I had the grouper and it was so good. Also the butterfly martini was very good. It was pricey but really not... More

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