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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

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  • 716
    Excellent
  • 127
    Very good
  • 23
    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
Very Good Dinner

The restaurant was recommended to us and we were not disappointed. My wife had the crab cakes which were filled with crab and cooked perfectly. I ordered the yellow tail snapper that was really good. The prices were a little high but the meals were both very good. There was plenty to select from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Jim L
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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80 reviews 80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

The restaurant was recommended to us and we were not disappointed. My wife had the crab cakes which were filled with crab and cooked perfectly. I ordered the yellow tail snapper that was really good. The prices were a little high but the meals were both very good. There was plenty to select from ... Steak, seafood, pork and even... More 

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Deep Cove Nova Scotia
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38 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We ate lunch outside on the patio. Great selection of food, service was fast, friendly and server suggested entries, and answered all our questions. The decor inside is lovely and very Florida Keys! This dining is rated number one for a reason. Everything from the view, to the atmosphere, to the menu and service make this one of the best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

My family of 5 ate dinner here last night around 830....our waitress, who's name I didn't catch, had grey hair, a peachy smile, and adorable glasses. She was one of the nicest women I've ever met. Not only was she sincere in giving advice about all the food but she was interesting! Had lived here for years. A local waitress... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We were celebrating my brother's 50th birthday. Our large group of 9 ate outside on the porch. It was still on the hot and humid side despite the fans above and the time of evening. The service was terrific. The scallop risotto was delicious. The grouper was tasty too but was not local as the season doesn't start until May... More 

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Winter Haven, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Excellent food, served impeccably in a beautiful historic Keys house. (House is a fake but they did a good job of recreating a late 19th century house. Beware the bread. It is fabulous. I had the coconut shrimp but my husband's yellow tailed snapper was the best fish I have ever tasted and I don't particularly care for any fish... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I made a reservation for 3 adults a month prior to arrival, but no reservation was found. We were given a lovely table, and Kate was our waitress and she was superb. I had the tuna napolean, which was wonderfully presented. The conch chowder was good (according to my husband). He also had the Cuban Pork Chop, which he said... More 

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Food was fantastic. My son had the Mahi Mahi bites off the kids menu & my daughter & I both enjoyed trying them and she does not normally like fish. I had the pano crusted grouper & it was delicious. For desert, my daughter has the creme brûlée, which was awesome and I had the key lime pie which was... More 

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Yes folks, it's as good as everyone says it is. Our first time there (for our 18th wedding anniversary) & won't be our last. I had the scallops & risotto; soooo good! My wife's coconut shrimp was cooked to perfection. Our service was as good as the food (thanks Lauren & Josh!). Make reservations and your companions will be thanking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Butterfly Cafe at Tranquility Bay is the quintessential Florida keys experience that you have been longing for. First you will pull up to a gorgeous building that is Florida Keys architecture at its best. Then be seated in a beautiful restaurant on immaculate grounds. You will dine on a flawless meal from begining to end and be served by a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Beautiful setting. Amazing food. Exceptional service. I can't say enough about the Butterfly Café. We ate on the beautiful covered porch and enjoyed delicious, beautifully prepared cuisine. One of the Key's best!

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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?