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“Tropical Fine dining excellence!”
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: Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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.
Virginia Beach
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Tropical Fine dining excellence!”
Reviewed June 1, 2014

Fine dining at its best! Although we were staying at another resort, we were highly recommended to visit this fine dining establishment for dinner. What a delight! From the charming decor to our fabulous server Cheryl we enjoyed one of the best dinners that we had during our visit in the Keys. Highly recommend reservations in advance. Enjoyed the best grouper & scallop dinner ever! The presentation & portions are lovely & large. We were celebrating my daughters 21st birthday & they presented a delicious Key lime pie that was the best ever. Wine list is reasonable. Recommend dining on the porch under the stars. As foodies, I cannot express how wonderful this restaurant & its service is. Looking forward to returning back to this tropical delight!

  • Visited April 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very nice meals”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I split a salad and an entree each night. Nice portions, complex flavors and excellent service. At expected high resort prices. And all within walking distance of our unit in Tranquility Bay. Would recommend. We went at 8:30 each night, so very few kids were there at that time.

  • Visited May 2014
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South Florida
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“Second Time, Still Excellent”
Reviewed May 26, 2014

Our party of three had an excellent meal. The service was slow at first, but once they realized we were ready, the rest of the evening flowed wonderfully.

We started with the warm goat cheese. It was a delicious little ball of yum with a side of robustly flavored cherries. Nice combination. All three of us ordered a fish entree and raved about our choices. My panko crusted grouper was at the top of my 'best fish' list. Delightful flavor and perfectly prepared.

My daughter had the raspberry sorbet and said it was very good. The wine list is adequate.

Would return again if in Marathon in the future.

  • Visited May 2014
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Staten Island, New York
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Still wonderful!”
Reviewed May 20, 2014

We returned here after a hiatus & were just delighted to see that it is still as terrific as we'd remembered it. Once again Cheryl took fantastic care of us. She even remembered what we like to drink & eat!
Don't miss this delightful restaurant when you're in the Florida Keys.

  • Visited May 2014
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“50th anniversary”
Reviewed May 18, 2014

Took my parents who are Marathon residents, but had never been to the Butterfly for their 50th anniversary. Every aspect was fantastic; service, food and drinks. A great memory, highly reccomended.

  • Visited May 2014
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