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“First Class Meal”
Review of Butterfly Cafe

Butterfly Cafe
Ranked #1 of 91 Restaurants in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $35
Cuisines: American, Caribbean
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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.
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Atmosphere, service and menu selections were terrific. The food was outstanding and accompanied by a great wine selection. The Grouper is their star dish and it did not disappoint. You may want to be careful where or when you dine, because your idea of intimate dinner might not be aligned with what the three year old sitting next to you is thinking, so ask ahead. This is a restaurant attached to a resort, so you can expect full families to patronize it as well, just plan accordingly.

This establishment is wildly expensive, so be prepared. The wine list was actually sort of reasonable but still you can expect a big number at the bottom of the bill.

Overall, highly recommended.

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Thank David C
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

Called for reservations after reading the great reviews. Our party of 4 pulled in and we knew that we were going to have a great experience just from how charming the building was. We were seated on the porch and the stress of the travel day melted away. Cheryl did a great job explaining the menu and offering suggestions. Everyone enjoyed their choices from salads and warm asiago bread to the delicious entrees. Even though we were stuffed, we indulged in dessert and it was worth it! Key lime pie, creme brûlée and flour less chocolate cake with ice cream. We shared them all and they were so yummy! It is pricey but so worth it!

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Thank LovetheDrake
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

My wife and I stayed at Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort this past weekend and had the pleasure of dining at the Butterfly Cafe on two occasions while we were there. The restaurant has many exquisite and delicious food items on the menu. Deciding is the hard part. We dined in the restaurant the first night and out on the wrap around porch the second evening. Both were delightful experiences with great service from Stacey and Michelle. The Butterfly Cafe completes this smaller resort. It is no surprise that it is rated #1 among Marathon, Florida eating establishments. We will be looking forward to coming back to this "comfortable" resort and restaurant in the future.

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Reviewed January 28, 2013

My wife and I just arrived in town after a 17 hour drive to get here and were starving. Quickly jumped on trip advisor and saw that this was the #1 rated restaurant on this key. It definitely fulfilled the reviews. The food was outstanding! I had the Cuban pork chop, amazing, and my wife who one, doesn't care for fish all too much but wanted to go with the local fave, and two, NEVER finishes her plate, had the grouper and practically licked her plate clean. What made the experience so wonderful though was the pleasant serving of our waitress Cheryl. After a long trip, it was nice to see someone who really enjoys their job and brings their smile to work with them. She was very knowledgable of all the plates and she knew how to make us feel comfortable. Even though it was a Saturday night and people were starting to fill the restaurant, Cheryl took her time and made us feel welcome and wasn't trying to hurry us out of the door.

1  Thank Wade and Heathe... S
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Perfect outdoor setting. Had the tuna app, a must have. The shrimp coctail was wonderful. I had the pasta dish, would probably try something else next time. Key lime pie to finish. Nancy was the best. Ask for her.

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Thank Anne8365
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