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Butterfly Cafe

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2600 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
305-289-7177
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 689
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Outstanding fine dining

We enjoyed one of the best dinners we've had in Florida in two weeks. We shared a spinach salad and both had a grouper dinner with mashed potatoes and vegetables that was done to perfection. The atmosphere was very relaxing with no rush between courses. Our server Cheryl was very attentive. She... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Nancy G
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Cleveland, Ohio USA
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Cleveland, Ohio USA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed one of the best dinners we've had in Florida in two weeks. We shared a spinach salad and both had a grouper dinner with mashed potatoes and vegetables that was done to perfection. The atmosphere was very relaxing with no rush between courses. Our server Cheryl was very attentive. She even brought we a wrap when I mentioned... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Food was excellent and our server Stacey was the great. The resort is beautiful and the cafe definitely deserves it's number one rating. Next time I come back I will be sure to go back there.

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San Antonio, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We were a party of four and were lucky enought to get a last minute reservation for dinner. The service was great and the food was delicious. Two of us had the grouper and the other two had the snapper. Our dishes were fixed to perfection. One warning, the bread basket! It was filled with two types of bread, Asiago... More 

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Prospect Harbor, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We have eaten here so many times ans always awesome. Our favorite server is Cheryl. The food is amazing. I love any seafood dish, particularly the scallops and the snapper. Try the goat cheese appetizer.

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Marathon, Florida
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We started calling a week ago to make reservations for Valentine's day. After 3 calls they had changed our reservation time twice. We arrived on time and were told we'd have to wait 20 minutes or more for indoor seating. We went outside instead. Then they presented us with a fixed price menu-- $85 per person + wine + 18%... More 

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Vincennes, Indiana, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The food was delicious from the appetizers to the dessert. The staff was friendly, helpful and efficient.

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Yellow Springs, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The outdoor seating area is comfortable. Stacey was an attentive server and knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. I had the conch chowder and their specialty, grouper. Chowder was good, grouper was very good but the accompaniments weren't dazzling, mashed potatoes and fresh vegetable medley. Had a nice Chianti and Prosecco. I had to run back to my villa... More 

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Magnolia, Kentucky, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

this restaurant is located in the Tranquility Bay resort. It is a fine dining establishment that offers good service and food. The out door seating is surrounded by vegetation and impedes the view and causes a little feeling of claustrophobia in me. Plus mosquitoes are a bit of a problem. Other than that loved the food.

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Miami, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I dont like certain things and am very inparticular about my food, the things people say while im eating, and especially the service. But I have to say everything went PERFECT. two thumbs up.

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Orleans, Massachusetts
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79 reviews 79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My husband and I were in Marathon for 2 weeks and this was by FAR the best restaurant for a lovely dining experience. It's not the "local" place - it is the place to be treated by well trained wait-staff (Lauren was delightful - one of the best servers I've had anywhere), enjoy delicious, creative food where the protein is... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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?