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Butterfly Cafe

2600 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
305-289-7177
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Ranked #1 of 73 restaurants in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Good food but pricey - as 18% service charge was added to bill as non-optional. But food was very tasty - especially the desserts - and the location was beautiful too. Also appreciated the availability of much cheaper children's menu, including things like hotdogs etc.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Took the whole family for a nice dinner. My kids are 7 & 8. They were welcomed by a friendly waitress. The service was great. Food was amazing. Scallop risotto was super. Turtle cheesecake was awesome! Great place for an upscale dinner.

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sinking spring
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This quaint little café is more then just a café. Its fine dinning set at one of the most upscale places to stay in all of the keys. Tranquility Bay Resort is simply put "gorgeous" and the Butterfly Café fits right in. The food was very good and the service matched, so if you have the financial means its a... More

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Sebring, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This was advertized as a 'sandwich shop' but when we found it we were pleasantly surprised. It is actually in a condominium resort with lovely grounds and beautiful white buildings. The restaurant was very attractive, tables set with cloths, silver & glassware (upscale) and well worth the higher prices. Dining was inside or outside on a nice long covered porch.... More

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Rochester
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We enjoyed the food and the service. We visited twice while on vacation, two different servers who were both excellent and attentive. Seafood was fresh and prepared deliciously, and they accommodated a split meal. Reasonably large wine selection. Scallops risotto was a table favorite. All in all it is a relaxing Florida Keys atmosphere with a price tag that is... More

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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Loved sitting on the patio, enjoying the warm breeze. Food was tasty and Lauren, our server, was personable, polite and interesting!

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Ocean City, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

As others stated, Trip Advisor did not disappoint us on this restaurant. My husband and I did manage to get in without reservations but they are recommended. I had the Mahi Mahi Cilantro Cream Sauce ~ Mango Salsa ~ Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes ~ Seasonal Vegetables, This was cooked to perfection. It is on the regular menu. My husband got... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I ordered the cheese plate appetizer and the Cuban pork chops for dinner. Everything was exceptional! The staff was very pleasant and the room is very elegant!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We enjoyed the Butterfly Café several times during our visit to Tranquility Bay, by far the nicest restaurant in the area. The service was attentive, the food was superb, and the atmosphere was perfect for an upscale beachfront resort.

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Flint, Michigan
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Trip advisor recommendation did not disappoint. Food was outstanding. All four of our meals where exceptional. From appetizer to desert one could not ask for a better meal!!! Highly recommend this wonderful place to enjoy fine dining.

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