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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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“scallop risotto” (88 reviews)
“date cake” (22 reviews)
“mahi mahi” (70 reviews)
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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 2 days ago via mobile

We sat outside on the porch of this beautiful restaurant overlooking the grounds of Tranquility Bay. The scallop risotto is my favorite dish. The service and suggestions are great and the food is awesome. Save room for the key lime pie with chocolate crust.

Thank KLD9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our server Amanda was awesome!!!!! So much ch fun, never wanted for anything. Food was outstanding-lobster tails, shrimp risotto, jerk chicken. And made a delicious vegetable pasta primavera for me!!! Desert was ridiculous-chocolate cake. Should have shared two . Beautiful old world type place, very...More

Thank Pamsterinq
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would title this "finest in the Keys," but I'm not familiar enough with all the options to make that claim. But the Butterfly Cafe in Marathon is definitely one of the top in all the Keys. The location at Tranquility Bay resort is gorgeous;...More

Thank JulieBWilmingtonNC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing food. I took the Mahi Mahi and It was perfectly cooked. Service was perfect, our waitress (Flabia I think) was excellent. Wait for me next year Butterfly Cafe

Thank Antonio R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had not been to the Keys in 10 years and I remember eating at the Butterfly Cafe and thinking that it was good, not great. I do, however like to give restaurants a second chance and I am glad that I did. The hostess...More

Thank Surfowl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Tranquility Bay, where the Butterfly Cafe is. Walked over on our last night of vacation after calling for reservation earlier that day. We were a bit nervous about taking our 4 and 5 year old children there, but there was no need....More

Thank Kelsey L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are staying at the Tranquility Bay Resort, so had our first meal in Marathon here. Our waitress (I wish I had gotten her name) was outstanding. She is friendly, talkative and very helpful. Probably the most senior server there. I started with a shrimp...More

Thank edward19
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great ambiance and delicious food. Slightly weird smell inside, but so pretty and quaint. Tried several dishes between our group of 5 and everyone loved all of them. Key lime martini a bit better than butterfly martini. Would go again if we had more time!...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was delicious and service impeccable. Excellent wine pairing. I'd suggest to make a reservation and dress up a little.

Thank Celia M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always come to Butterfly for the last night of our trip and it was as good as last year. The setting is beautiful in a spacious room with high ceilings and overlooks the water. Our server was Roxann again and she is the best....More

Thank AnnC576
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11 April 2017|
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Response from Mike M | Reviewed this property |
22 March 2017|
Response from TheHotelManager01 |
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, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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