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“Beautiful Restaurant” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Butterfly Cafe

Butterfly Cafe
Ranked #1 of 90 Restaurants in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $35
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Munich, Germany
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

After reading that the restaurants at our hotel were not that good we looked on trip advisor for another option and found this place. The atmosphere on the veranda was really nice and the food was excellent. The staff was very nice and attentive throughout the entire dinner. Great Restaurant for any occasion !! :)

  • Visited October 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best Meal of our vacation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

Recently stayed on Duck Key island and after one night at our hotel we felt the need to get and have a good meal. Found Butterfly Café on Tripadvisor and we took the short drive from Duck Key to Marathon for dinner. What a great decision. The restaurant was beautiful, service was excellent and the food was the best meal we had all weekend. Had we had more time we would have went back a second night.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Melissa V
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Naperville, Illinois
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“On the veranda”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

We ate out on the veranda. Service was very attentive, and our meals were fantastic. I had a pasta and my husband had a crab-stuffed yellowtail fish that he raved over. There were cats wandering around the area, but they were not a bother. It's a shame that the establishment includes an 18% gratuity on the check, because we would have readily given 20%.

  • Visited October 2013
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Summerland Key, Florida
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great place for Dinner anytime”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

Top notch establishment, great food, fantastic service, atmosphere is that of a private yacht. Nancy and Gabby are two of the best servers in the Keys, the french fries drizzeled in truffle oil is over the top, go, relax, enjoy

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank John C
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

The food was excellent and the ambiance was just great. Very much like going back in time to a more relaxed era.

Visited September 2013
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