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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

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  • 707
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  • 122
    Very good
  • 22
    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
The service was the best part

above average to really good food...but not worth the price. Great atmosphere and service however. We enjoyed a nice evening but would not go back. When I spend over 200 for a meal (which I often do) it better knock my socks off...this did not.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
kate11razorback
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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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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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

above average to really good food...but not worth the price. Great atmosphere and service however. We enjoyed a nice evening but would not go back. When I spend over 200 for a meal (which I often do) it better knock my socks off...this did not.

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Fairfield County, CT
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We ate with a group of nine and everyone's food was very good. Great seafood in particular. The service was good as was the wine. A nice up market décor. As always be prepared to pay for it. A good option for a top quality meal in marathon.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Food was good but did not live up to the price. The fish was cooked well but when I see $18 for a hamburger I know it's going to be one of "those" kind of places

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Excellent food, attentive waitstaff. Get the Butterfly Martini. Porch dining with view of the pool and property.

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Milton,Delaware
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Had read a number of reviews and decided to go for our special dinner out night while staying in Marathon last week. Was a little difficult to find but happy we did. It is pricey for Marathon but we all left feeling it was worth it. Our waitress was very professional and attentive in a very nice way. Food was... More 

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Abington, PA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Ate there last year. The host, a snobby gentleman, turned us away the first night, stating that they were filled. However, upon looking into the dining room, we saw 5 or more empty tables. My husband explained that we had just arrived after a grueling 12 hours of travel & were staying at the resort where the Butterfly cafe is... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The Butterfly Cafe is located just inside Tranquility Bay Resort (which we just so happened to be staying at…highly recommended). The restaurant's main features consisted of a beautiful view, excellent food, and a calming atmosphere. Our waitress was attentive and welcoming. I ordered the Coconut Shrimp which is served on a bed of Jasmine Rice, with a side of julienned... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

A+++++++! Truly....atmosphere, food, GREAT service,,,,,truly the best in Marathon and perhaps at least ties for number one in the Keys in my book! No wannabe's here....this is the real thing!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

we had a lovely dinner at butterfly cafe. Sat outside on a beautiful evening. The food was very good, service also very good. A bit pricy, but good overall.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We dined at Butterfly Cafe as a family and, while we enjoyed a nice meal in a pleasant atmosphere, it merits only an "average" rating. The cafe is upscale for the Keys, and the prices reflect that, but neither the food nor the service was above average. The jerk chicken wad excellent, the mahi very good but a tad overcooked,... 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?