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2600 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2243
+1 305-289-7177
18:00 - 21:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful romantic dinner here for our anniversary. Roxanne gave us great service. We especially enjoyed the crab cake and ahi appetizers. Very nice atmosphere at Tranquillity Bay in Marathon.

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent service, excellent food...worth the trip! Ambiance is beautiful, especially the outside seating. Restaurant is upscale, but relaxing with a laid back feel. Our waitress, Kate, went above and beyond! She brought samples of wine and a sample of sauce, as I have dietary restrictions. She did this without me even asking 😊 Kudos to you, Kate! I love everything... More 

Thank Darci K
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is truly Fine Dining !! Pricey!! Very elegant, But hey it's the Keys!! Come casual if you want ! But dress up if you want !! The food is precisely prepared for You!! My Nephew Brad said it was the best meal he ever ate !! He turned us on to it. We are locals , so we can... More 

Thank Angelwise925
Weston, MA
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been coming to the Keys for the last 40 years but rarely ever beyond Islamorada. Being a "foodie" the first experience I go for is dining at what is given the #1 rating. My introduction to the Butterfly Cafe was a voicemail with reservation instructions delivered by what I believe was a British accented woman possibly from the... More 

Thank naturalbuz
Portneuf, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With a reserved table on the porch and flawless weather, this meal was superb. No wonder it's rated number one in Marathon. Yes, pricey. But for a splurge you will have no regrets.

Thank mel441
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dinned on the porch. Ambiance was delightful. Third time here. Cheryl waited on us. Never rushed. Was fully knowledgeable about all the offerings. Food was delicious and nicely presented. Best restaurant in Marathon and one of our favorites anywhere.

Thank John W
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food, ambiance, and the waitress were all outstanding. Anything else we could say would be overkill. Suffice it to say that we will return---especially now that we know how to get there!

Thank 2plusadog
New England
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554 reviews
378 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Butterfly Café is in the Tranquility Bay Resort in Marathon. It's a fancy restaurant with inside & outside seating. The menu is limited - but excellent quality. The service is also excellent. It's probably the best or one of the best restaurants in Marathon.

Thank riny
Jasper National Park, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

First time I've done a review. We had a great meal. Service was amazing. Thank you Cheryl! We loved everything especially the desserts. Key lime pie, Oreo cheesecake and the chocolate cake!

Thank Leigh C
Big Pine Key, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

A must visit if you are anywhere in The Florida Keys. Hell, anywhere within 120 miles. Ask for Rachel if you decide to. She recommended the Grouper & Cuban Pork Chop to us. Wow. So good. It's nice to have a server who is as nice and confident in the restaurant she represents. Amazing food, service and atmosphere. We will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$35
American, Seafood, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?