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“nicest dinner ever in Marathon”
Review of Butterfly Cafe

Butterfly Cafe
Ranked #1 of 91 Restaurants in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 30 - US$ 35
Cuisines: American, Caribbean
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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.
Reviewed 24 April 2012

We have been coming to Marathon for years (30 +) and this was the nicest dining experience we have ever had. The location overlooking the grounds of this resort is lovely, the food and presentation was wonderful (and very reasonably priced). Our server, Nancy, was very professional , wonderful knowledge of all the entrees, attentive without being hovering, ... in a word GREAT. Really a wonderful evening, may go back later this week.

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Reviewed 24 April 2012

Our family dined here on our last night in the keys. Great choice. We had a delicious meal and great service. Everyone enjoyed their entree, and the key lime pie desert was a great way to end the meal.

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Thank Ben K
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

Yes, its good based on what you get in the Keys.....but the food is just "ok". I asked for the most creative/flavorful fish item & was recommended the Grouper @ $29...it was "ok"....standard fare. Decor was ok....again, good for the Keys but would not live up to the rest of the country IMHO. Key Lime pie was only so-so & again, overpriced. I think we would have enjoyed a casual fish sandwich at a waterfront place just as much.....I really liked Tranquility Bay as a resort & would look at staying there but we usually don't like to pay the prices they charge....very nice...sanitized version of the Keys.

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Thank traveltina
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

We would have never known about this little restaurant had it not been for Trip Advisor. We were searching for a nice place to have dinner on our last night of vacation and stumbled across this listing. The service and food was impeccable from the moment we walked into the resort to the moment we left the restaurant. Our server Horlang was incredible. He anticipated all of our needs and guided us through the menu. We enjoyed the Tuna Napoleon appetizer and a bottle of the La Crema Pinot Noir. My husband ordered the scallops and I had the Yellowtail Snapper. Both were great, but the scallop risotto was the best I've ever tasted. We ordered the Key Lime pie for dessert and as we expected it was delicious. It was a different take on key lime pie with a chocolate cookie crust and a white chocolate mousse. Sounded like it wouldn't taste great, but the flavors melded perfectly. If you're looking for a fantastic dinner in Marathon, you definitely have to give this cafe a try. I would recommend it to anyone!

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Thank Jennifer G
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Reviewed 21 April 2012

On the first night we arrived at Tranquility Bay we dined at the Butterfly Cafe. The service and food was great. Nice atmosphere and "family friendly". My husband and I ordered the Jerk Chicken and it was amazing! Would definitely recommend to anyone travelling to Marathon!

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