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Butterfly Cafe

2600 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2243
+1 305-289-7177
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2600 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2243
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Don't be discouraged from experiencing this wonderful restaurant by their short menu. My husband the Penne Pasta with Shrimp and I had the Butterfly Cafe Dalad. Both were perfect, and the desserts are out of this world. Cheryl was our waitler and did a fantastic...More

Thank MaryA44881
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were the first ones there and were seated in a quiet corner by the window and moments later a party of 10+ was seated right next to us with a baby, with the baby closest to us. So close, it could have been seated...More

Thank WooHooWineWoman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 830 expecting to be rushed because the restaurant closed at 9. To our surprise there was no rushing us, the salads and entrees we spot on and the service was frankly,awesome. Our server Rachael made the meal a true pleasure. This restaurant...More

Thank SoFLTravelGirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic experience! We had the privilege to have Cheryl as our server. She was so personable and guided us to wonderful meals for everyone in our family. Our family would highly recommend the tuna napoleon as an appetizer. For dinner, we enjoyed the grouper, yellowtail...More

Thank barnold3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We usually go here every year on our Anniversary and are NEVER disappointed! This year we had the best server ever - RACHEL! She was gracious, knowledgeable, attentive - everything you want in a server. We started with Fish Dip accompanied by thin toasts, gerkins...More

Thank 522joycec
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Admittedly this was a bit on the expensive side but it was worth it. I did gorge myself a bit too much but ehhhhh it's vacation, those pounds don't count or stick, right? Flabia was just too adorable with the most beautiful eyes, and I...More

1  Thank HeadsUpNYC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I spent time in the keys this was rated very well thought we would try Service was wonderful food Have.not had better. I had the panco grouper serving could have been for 2 people. Fresh steamed veggies and mashed potatoes hubby had...More

Thank cranberryflash
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saved coming to the Butterfly Cafe the last night of our stay at Tranquility Bay. Place is beautiful, very romantic and the service couldn't be any better. The food was beautifully presented and very delicious. A little pricey but very worth it. Would highly recommend.

Thank SagSailor45
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

1  Thank Solo2112
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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I have had that some restaurants host Mahjong games. Do you know if this one does? or which ones do?
11 April 2017|
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Response from Mike M | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you contact the restaurant.
Do you serve gluten options?, I have celiac disease and worry about cross contamination. We are coming down in June for my Mothers 80th Birthday, there will be 16 of us, so I'm starting my search now. If you do have GF, when can I make a reservation for your restaurant?
21 March 2017|
Response from TheHotelManager81 |
Hi, the menu has gluten free options, the menu is available on the hotel website under dining. You can contact the hotel to make your booking via 305-289-7177. Thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$35
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
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
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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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