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Butterfly Cafe

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2600 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
13052897177
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Quiet Elegance

This restaurant is inside Tranquility Bay Resort in Marathon, FL. It flys under the radar for most locals, but don't think its a tourist trap! One of the hardest things to overcome in the Keys, is service AND quality. Butterfly Cafe has overachieved. I don't say this lightly. Of the last 3... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Steven C
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Marathon, Florida
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Marathon, Florida
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant is inside Tranquility Bay Resort in Marathon, FL. It flys under the radar for most locals, but don't think its a tourist trap! One of the hardest things to overcome in the Keys, is service AND quality. Butterfly Cafe has overachieved. I don't say this lightly. Of the last 3 times I've been there, the service was 5+of... More 

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We like to relax, be informal and inexpensive when on Marathon. The Butterfly may not have been inexpensive and informal, but was a wonderful break from the many local informal places. The atmosphere, service and menu were superb. My grouper was terrific and my family had the scallop risotto which they are still raving about. The lettuce wedge wasn't the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Second time here and still the best restaurant in Marathon. Yes it isnt cheap but you get excellent service and yummy food. The surroundings set it apart from other locations. If you are looking for find dining, look no further.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were staying at the hotel on the property and decided to eat here after a long day of traveling. There were six of us and they fitted us in and seated us promptly. The weather was perfect and we sat outside on the large porch. Roxann was our waitress and she did an excellent job with a diverse crowd.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

butterfly cafe is a white table cloth sophisticated restaurant in marathon , florida. the owners must think they are in chicago, new york, or los angeles. the prices for the food is outrages. three of us each had a drink, we split one caesar salad, we each had the yellow tail snapper, and we split their award winning key lime... More 

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an incredible meal here - I recommend the conch chowder. I liked the risotto even though the waitress bragged it is Gordon Ramsey approved - I mean who cares what that rude & arrogant creep likes? My husband liked the pork chop. The service was well paced & the waitress attentive. I would give it a 5 but... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here was incredible! From the crab cakes to the scallops...WOW! Great presentations. Service at times can be slower(done with apps and still no dinner order taken) but the food makes up for it. Key Lime pie is fantastic. Well worth going here. Apps, dinner, drinks, dessert for $280.00. One other thing to keep in mind-they automatically put 18%... More 

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Wrightstown, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food, comfy atmosphere and great service! Loved the menu! Everything was great! Roxann was our waitress one night and Amanda another (yes, worth repeat visits!) they were knowledgeable and friendly. The chef here is terrific! We will definitely be back to the Keys and stay at Tranquility Bay Resort!

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Thank momkath32
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked to dinner at the Butterfly Cafe, enjoyed the front porch approach to hotel, the ambiance inside and explored grounds of Tranquility Bay after our delicious meal. We scallops (done to perfection) risotto with asparagus..yummy! Coconut shrimp..Creme Brulee got top rating from us as well. It's a quaint, special place! We will definitely return on future visits! Staff knowledgeable... More 

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Thank Nancy I
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the best restaurant we ate at in the Keys and we ate at a lot of them (we had two vacations in the keys). The food was outstanding, we had the grouper fish, the mahi mahi and the coconut shrimp. The seasonal vegetables were amazing, perfectly cooked and had an awesome flavor. They really know how to season... 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: 13052897177

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Caribbean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine

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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