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Butterfly Cafe

2600 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2243
+1 305-289-7177
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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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 yesterday via mobile

We were very disappointed with this restaurant. We were turned away because they said they were understaffed, but most tables were empty.

Thank Frogman53
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a delightful experience! While in the keys celebrating my husband's 60th birthday, we were able to make reservations ahead of time (unlike some reviews suggest here) and had the most delicious meal. It truly delightful. The ambiance, service and food were all top notch....More

Thank Amr3210
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This Restaurant is outstanding! Best Yellowtail I have ever tasted! Just perfectly cooked, not one bit dry or even close to being overcooked! Caprese salad was light, fresh and delicious with its balsamic dressing, cheese and tomatoes! My Scallops were also cooked to perfection on...More

Thank tdear666
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Butterfly cafe is one of the most beautiful and romantic places to have dinner, particularly on the outside patio. The service was also superior for anything we encountered in the Keys though a bit more superficial toward the end. My main issue is simply...More

1  Thank b12346
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't agree with all the 5 stars! The service was okay and the food was only average especially when you consider the price. After spending the last 6 days in the Keys I would say it was the most expensive but not the best!...More

1  Thank Bill T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were told to make sure to eat at the #1 restaurant in Marathon, the Butterfly Cafe, it did not disappoint. You feel like royalty being served magnificent food. Everything was totally on point and the atmosphere is enchanting. No question as to why it...More

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything perfect, food, service and ambiance. Reservations recomended. The yellowtail snapper really good, baked seafood also. We brought our own wine, $25 corkage fee. The TBF dessert must have.

Thank Andre O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the tranquility bay and decided to have dinner at the butterfly café.... highly recommended... but I did not think it was all that... my husband ordered the yellow tail... I ordered the crab cake... both were good but not out standing! Service was...More

Thank KathleenK367
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had had two evening meals here on our way to Key West.Flavia, I think the name of our waitresses was, was attentive and knowledgeable of the house menu. Food was very good and the portions were very big. Wine menu was good. Little expensive,...More

Thank Monica M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A superb restaurant with exceptional service. Everyone was thrilled with their entrees and drinks. Shout out to Roxanne for her honesty about the menu, and for catering to my allergies by having the chef make me my own fish and veggies! The date cake with...More

Thank Brette S
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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?
22 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
Could you suggest another restaurant for a group of ladies for a celebratory dinner?
21 April 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
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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.