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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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State College, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food and service were excellent. Large portions for the entree. We got the Mahi Mahi and the Yellowtail Snapper and both were delicious. Prices are a little high, but the quality of food makes it worth it. The only thing that seemed overpriced was the appetizer we got. We got the shrimp cocktail, which came with 6 shrimp for $17.... More 

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Great Notley, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were staying on Tranquility Bay so made sense to eat at the resort. I had read reviews and realised it would be cheap but looked lovely. From the moment we entered the restaurant we were made to feel at home and very welcome. Our waitress Roxanne looked after us from start to finish. Family of 4, our 2 children... More 

Thank NeilChambers2013
Newark, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My three daughters and I had a celebration dinner here one evening while on a four day pre-wedding get away. Our server was very nice ad helpful and helped provide for a fun evening. The food was lovely to look at and delicious. It was expensive but a wonderful celebration dinner.

Thank pbrown_011
Marathon, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous food, great service, very nice ambiance. The food presentation was very pleasing to the eyes and the taste was even better.

Thank Bruce and Sylvi... S
Key Colony Beach, Florida, United States
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48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Karen and I took our neighbors last night for a good meal and visit. We all split wedge salads, then three of our group ordered the special- hogfish stuffed with crabmeat. I ordered the crab cakes and diced ahi tuna appetizers for my meal. I am extremely hesitant to order seafood, particularly crab products, here in the Keys. We don't... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely fine dining restaurant - we all dressed up and felt very welcome. Food and service was excellent.

Thank Janine R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As partial time residents of Marathon, we have come to rely on the Butterfly Cafe for their consistently delicious and well-prepared food. In a sea of fried food and happy hour joints, Butterfly Cafe is a welcome bit of elegance, a place to enjoy a bespoke cocktail and relax. Fish is always a good choice here, but their petite filet... More 

Thank Susan W
Miami, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not only one of the best restaurants in the Florida Keys, but in all of Florida in the quality freshness of food and exceptional service.

Thank Robert G
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Attached to The Tranquility Bay resort, this restaurant was wonderful. Worst I could say was that it was a little pricey but our food was beautifully cooked and presented, service was faultless (thank you Kate) and the ambience was spot on. Thoroughly recommend !

Thank lily23007
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had some great food here, lovely setting, helpful, polite staff. Not cheap but good quality and worth the price. Good choices for everyone on the menu, featuring fresh fish, steaks, pizzas amongst others.

Thank dogmum

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $35
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?