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2600 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2243
+1 305-289-7177
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Cleveland, Ohio
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187 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is another of those fantastic places to eat in Marathon. It's located at the Tranquility Bay resort and is housed in a Bahamian Plantation style building, also the main office. We typically sit outside on the big porch and enjoy the tropical landscaping. We come here every year for my wife's birthday and it's a special place. She gets... More 

1 Thank Solo2112
New York City, New York
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very fresh fish, tasty appetizers and main course. I any of the fish main courses. I had the yellow snapper, others the grouper both were delicious. Service was attentive. It was a little pricey but worth it.

Thank Stephen B
Zurich, Switzerland
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Butterfly Cafe is a superb place, offering the best food in Marathon! The choice is a great variation of local fresh ingrediences and all serves in the fantastic old southern house type. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Their menu is not too long but this shows that everything is sourced and cooked fresh. Mahi Mahi is to... More 

1 Thank Sebastian B
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Set in a beautiful garden, the resort seems like it was created by Disney. We ate here 2 weeks ago, do I don't remember what my husband had. I am gluten free and had a fish with a fabulous cilantro cream sauce on it. The flourless chocolate cake was like a mini lava cake with a fudge sauce on it...unimpressive... More 

Thank caroline c
Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were very disappointed with this restaurant. We were turned away because they said they were understaffed, but most tables were empty.

Thank Frogman53
Neptune Beach, Florida
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70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a delightful experience! While in the keys celebrating my husband's 60th birthday, we were able to make reservations ahead of time (unlike some reviews suggest here) and had the most delicious meal. It truly delightful. The ambiance, service and food were all top notch. I highly recommend it if you are looking for fine dining in the Marathon area.... More 

Thank Amr3210
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185 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Restaurant is outstanding! Best Yellowtail I have ever tasted! Just perfectly cooked, not one bit dry or even close to being overcooked! Caprese salad was light, fresh and delicious with its balsamic dressing, cheese and tomatoes! My Scallops were also cooked to perfection on a bed of equally fine Risotto ! Superb! The Atmosphere is of an old plantation... More 

Thank tdear666
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108 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Butterfly cafe is one of the most beautiful and romantic places to have dinner, particularly on the outside patio. The service was also superior for anything we encountered in the Keys though a bit more superficial toward the end. My main issue is simply with the menu. It is simply not good enough to serve an enormous piece of... More 

1 Thank b12346
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't agree with all the 5 stars! The service was okay and the food was only average especially when you consider the price. After spending the last 6 days in the Keys I would say it was the most expensive but not the best! I will give it credit for atmosphere and setting. The Key Lime pie was good.

1 Thank Bill T
Warminster, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were told to make sure to eat at the #1 restaurant in Marathon, the Butterfly Cafe, it did not disappoint. You feel like royalty being served magnificent food. Everything was totally on point and the atmosphere is enchanting. No question as to why it is the #1 restaurant in Marathon.

Thank Michelle S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $35
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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: +1 305-289-7177
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?