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Butterfly Cafe

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2600 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2243
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Bellmore, New York
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a reservation at the Butterfly Cafe on Saturday night. We requested outside seating which was really nice. Although, if we had to sit inside that would have been fine also because it was really nice inside. The service was great. Food was amazing. Sunday night we originally had a reservation in Key West since we did a day... More 

Thank MaD64
Lansing, Michigan
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The yellow snapper was excellent. My friends had pasta and said it was good. This restaurant is pricey, but the service and food are well above average. It was a relaxing meal and the atmosphere was very pleasant.

Thank Lansing56
East Haddam, Connecticut
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the best meals we have ever had. Grilled grouper to die for!! Very pleasant staff and great service from Cheryl. Definitely will back the next time we are in Marathon.

Thank 817fredh
Leoti, Kansas
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57 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We only ate here one night but it was very nice and the food was amazing! The key lime pie was awesome!

Thank CaltoKan
La Crosse
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I think we are pretty fair when it comes to restaurants. I read a lot of reviews before I go to restaurants and I feel this restaurant was exactly as described. The place was very nice for the Florida Keys and the food was fantastic. Our server Rachel did a wonderful job, was very informative and knew the menu very... More 

Thank bigbob21
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here one night while in Marathon. The dinner was decent, although the fish sandwich was extremely underwhelming. We have had a TON of mahi mahi sandwiches throughout the keys and this one was the worst. HOWEVER, the date toffee cake is absolutely amazing! We were blown away by how good it was!

Thank WorldDuo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atmosphere was awesome, the place looked wonderful. Friendly staff, beautiful landscape. We sat outside on the porch, it was warm but that's not the Cafes fault. My wife ordered the Yellowtail snapper, it was superb, very good dish. I got the T-bone steak, very large, nice cut of meat, problem was it tasted like they boiled it. No flavor at... More 

Thank Chris A
Plattsburgh, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just loved the atmosphere of this restaurant, and then to have top notch food, just can't go wrong!

Thank createcalm
Jupiter, Florida
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing service, amazing food, had no complaints about this place. The fish dishes we ordered were extremely fresh, accompanied by sauces/flavors that complimented but did not overpower the fish. A nice upscale change from the typical casual Keys restaurant. This was the best meal we had on our one week stay. Beautiful sunset from the resort's bay side beach. Will... More 

Thank marllie
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were greeted warmly upon arrival and seated immediately. Our server, Cheryl, was very helpful and described the various fish selections on the menu. My husband ordered the Grouper and I ordered the Snapper. My entree was excellent. My husband enjoyed the Grouper but felt that the grease used in the fryer could have been fresher. The vegetables on our... More 

Thank Julie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $35
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2600 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2243
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Marathon
  • Phone Number: 13052897177
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?