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Butterfly Cafe

2600 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
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Ranked #1 of 72 restaurants in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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94% Recommend
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2009

This place never disappoints. Doug,the maitre-d', made us feel welcome and at home from the moment we walked through the door.The margarita, and the salad (with mango & avocado) were unique & refreshing. The seared tuna served with saifun noodles & shitake mushrooms was the best I've ever had. My wife loved the horseradish crusted grouper.Oustanding cuisine & service.

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Tampa, Fl
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2009

Everything in this small restaurant was outstanding. Everyone was so happy to be there and it makes you feel like home. Doug and Jessica were excellent and every attention to detail was met. Even the chef came out after dinner ask how everything was. Such a pleasure to have dinner there. Prices are ok too. And did I mention service,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2009

I have lived in South Florida for 25 years & this is one of the best restaurants I've ever been to. The service is top notch; perfectly attentive without fawning. Valeria was our server & she was excellent. Doug was the host & very entertaining. We felt truly welcomed. The food is to die for. The bread is sooooo good.... More

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Eleuthera, Bahamas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2009

From the moment you enter the Cafe being greeted by Chris, Doug, Valeria or Cheryl you begin what is going to be fantastic time with great service and outstanding food. We plan on seeing you sooner then later! Craig & Kim

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2009

This restaurant has never let us down...Doug, the host, creates the ambiance as if he is the director...he leads the staff to create a friendly intimate atmosphere that lends to a completely wonderful evening...food is great too!

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Orange County, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2009

This was a great meal with great people. Doug was one of the nicest and friendliest people I have ever met! He made me and my family feel at home. He brought a smile to my face and made our dinner very enjoyable. Also our server Valeria was great! She was constantly checking on us and would also create good... More

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Westhampton Beach
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2009

We had dinner last night at the Butterfly Cafe in Marathon. What a perfect meal. My husband had the blackened Mahi and I had an Ahi Tuna special. Both were so very tasty. Doug, the host, went out of his way to chat with us and I must say he was very sweet. Jessica, our server, was very helpful and... More

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2009

While in Marathon we took our Grand girls to butterfly cafe, our favorite and their favorite restuarant. Doug, our host, and Cheryl were great. They were very knowledgeable and made our dinner a very good experience. Doug was very friendly and thoughtful. He was one of the best host a restuarant could ask for!

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Willoughby Hills, OH
14 reviews 14 reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2009

Arrived here on the final night of our Keys vacation - was immediately impressed by the grounds of the restaurant - tranquility definitely describes the area well. Met by Doug at the door, who was a friendly, welcoming host for the evening - had great conversation with him and he made us feel truly at home. Also equally impressed by... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2009

A fantastic place, worthy of San Francisco or Manhattan. Restaurant interior, Presentation of meal, Taste of food, Attention from Server were all top notch. Highlight was Doug, our new best friend and true gentleman. Doug brings it!

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