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2600 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
305-289-7177
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Ranked #1 of 78 Restaurants in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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Jupiter
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I didn't know what type of cuisine to expect from a restaruant called the Butterfly Cafe, but my family and I were very impressed with the menu, and quality of the food. Each of us enjoyed our entrees, and our server was very attentive. There is indoor and outdoor seating and the dining room is attractive. The entrees are a... More 

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Marathon, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

There is a reason this is the #1 place in Marathon. We are locals. We are not going to overpay for mediocre seafood. This is the BEST food in town and maybe in the Keys. Freshest grouper ever and cooked perfectly. Ambiance is lovely. We feel like we are on vacation! My husband gets the Cuban Pork chop every time!... More 

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Waverly, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Any of the seafood dishes are wonderful and the key lime pie is to die for. There is nothing on the menu that isn't very good. The staff are very courteous, with service being very efficient. Atmosphere is great with either indoor or outdoor seating. Would highly recommend.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I think this restaurant is overpriced, I know it's rated very well but all resort restaurant's should have moderately priced items for larger family's , unless you think a $19 burger is fine

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Wylie, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I would expect top service from a 4star. The food was good and pricey. The service pricey ( gratuity added auto) but not at all what was expected. We waited 20mins for just water before we ordered.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We had excellent service and great tasting meals, but the atmosphere was a bit too old fashioned for our taste, and the prices too steep. The white chocolate mousse on the key lime pie is a win!

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White Rock, New Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

the date nut caramel desert is UNBELIEVABLE, Mahi Mahi is a great choice, atmosphere delightful, staff very friendly. Go have a meal there!

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Miami, Florida, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

If anybody wants to experience dinning in heaven, I recomded Butterfly Cafe in Marathon, Florida. I was lucky to be served by Cherelyl, who made us feel so god and welcome. I recomend the it 100% no doubts. An example for the rest in the keys to follow.

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Westampton Township, New Jersey, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Beautiful outside seating. Cowboy steak with truffle fries cooked perfectly. The truffle fries were better than Capital Grille and that is saying something. Chocolate flourless cake to die for. My husband rated it one of the best meals he ever had. My daughter has been there three times. This was her choice for her birthday meal. Nancy ,our waitress, was... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The Butterfly Cafe offers inside and outside seating on their large porch. Yes, the food is pricey, but definitely worth it. Excellent fresh seafood, great drinks, wonderful service. No bugs in January! We stayed at Tranquility Bay resort and dined there on the first and last evenings of our trip.

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Additional Information about Butterfly Cafe

Address: 2600 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
Phone Number: 305-289-7177
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Marathon
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: American, Caribbean

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