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Butterfly Café, Marathon, FL

Butterfly Café

4.6
4.6
334 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Serving ocean food platters in the scenic bay views of Tranquility Bay, Butterfly Café is a full service restaurant ladling seafood dinners to the lodgers and visiting gourmets.
Customers can dine in the upscale elegant indoors furnished with wicker seats and grommet curtains or relax in the outdoor patio at Butterfly Cafe.

Important note: To guarantee outdoor dining with us please select "Outdoor" Seating at booking. Standard seating is indoors.
If Outdoor Seating is not an option when you book, all outdoor tables are reserved at the time you selected.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (305) 289-7177
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Marathon
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 334 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Best Ambiance

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Romantic

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Good for special occasions

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    American

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Best Ambiance

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Romantic

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Good for special occasions

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    American

334 Reviews
  1. EddieG

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ordered aged pork chop medium. 1 of 2 was over cooked.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and service. We were able to relax and enjoy our conversation.

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  3. tomt

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We heard about this restaurant from friends. It was wonderful. Great food and ambience

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Muy buena atención de la mesera, muy amable y tomo en cuenta los comentarios que dejamos en la aplicación

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  5. Michael0219

    New York City

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best meal of our vacation!! Everything was perfect! Service was great, everyone friendly, food was perfectly prepared, plated and presented! A definite must try when in the area!!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dining experience. Service was great. Food was solid. It was quite expensive but this was not unexpected. We sat outside with view of the pool area. I had hogfish with a sweeter sauce and a brandy sauce and my wife had scallop risotto, both were excellent. I loved the brandy sauce. Crab cake appetizers were good as well. Kids had standard kids menu items and no complaints there. This was probably our fanciest dinner while on Marathon. Highly recommend.

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  7. Sparky1976

    Minneapolis

    124 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We hadn’t been there for a couple years, however is was definitely as good as we remembered. Beautiful setting, outstanding service and cold drinks, and delicious meals. I had the pork chop and it was cooked perfectly. We will be back for sure.

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  8. KevinL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a delicious meal at the Butterfly Cafe. This was the 1st night of our vacation. The drinks, the crab cake appetizer, and the MahiMahi were outstanding. Our server - Jasmine was top notch. Quick with her service and provided excellent recomendations.

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  9. acmart

    Miami

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extraordinary food, service, ambiance. Having a vacation home in Marathon allows us to visit our favorite restaurants and Butterfly Cafe is basically where we go all the time. We LOVE our Jose, who serves us and manages. He is truly a treasure for elegance, service, friendliness and so much more. Will be there in a couple of weeks again. Thanks.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time at Butterfly Café, not our last. Wonderful experience all around. The resort is absolutely amazing. We found the staff friendly and the cuisine delicious! We loved sitting at the table (for 4) on the porch close to the steps down to the beautiful grounds. A little pricy but worth every penny!!! Thank you for the lovely experience!

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  11. Coasters

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice ambience and service. Lot of bugs at night after the sun goes down is the only drawback.

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  12. RoLoZap

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We would definitely go back again to Butterfly Cafe. Glad one of the locals recommended it for our anniversary dinner. The setting, ambiance, the service by Anthony, and the food - was all impeccable. Starting with an espresso martini, the conch chowder, the scallop risotto and the yellowtail entree, all cooked to perfection. The tuna napoleon was good too, just found the avocado underneath the tuna a bit on the salty side. Other than that, I’d love to try everything else on the menu.

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  13. Grathygrub

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was top-notch. Some of the best meals we’ve had the drinks were great and the service was fantastic. We will definitely be back when we’re down this way again great job. Thank you.

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  14. Dave

    New York City

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Bit of a disconnect between the people who answer the phones and the people who seat you. The service once we were seated was top notch. Food was good, atmosphere was pleasant.

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  15. TINAL

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent We just had to endure a preteen with loud electronics at the table next to us. Parents barely stayed seated at table and left 4 kids to themselves. Not cafe fault but not great for other diners.

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  16. Bbowsh

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and service was wonderful. Ambiance was perfect, cost was expensive. Would definitely recommend and would definitely comeback.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good Food Great Service. A little pricey but what isn't anymore.

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  18. LindaC

    Nashville

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had exceptional service by Jasmine and the bartender, Faith. One of our favorite places to eat.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious service was outstanding. Atmosphere was pretty we sat outside

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So good in every respect, we had to come back! Thank you!

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  21. ChrisW

    St. Louis

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time eating at the Butterfly Cafe, feel it is the best restaurant in the area. Service was great, was not too busy, so food came out very fast. The chowder was so good and the fish bake was amazing.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We ate a LOT in Marathon and this is as one of the more upscale dining experiences we had. Our server was like talking to a wall, but the food, atmosphere, wine selection, and overall vibe was great.

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  23. MikeH

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good food and excellent service cannot rate the server highly enough, very attentive

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and service was even better! The hostess was super sweet and helpful.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best ambiences experienced in a restaurant. Great views of the resort grounds including partial water view. The indoor restaurant high ceiling & sophisticated beams stole the view! Our order consisted of conch soup - spicy at same time the flavor was in abundance & read through past the heat. Also had the yellow tail and mahi mahi - both very good. Especially the key lime buttery sauce with the Mahi Mahi - more please! Excellent wine selection. Many red wine blends & lighter hints fruitier whites & perfect pairings for the Keys. Think white linens, comfy seating, low noise, good lighting, and casual to dressy casual attire. Saw casual shirts with nicer shorts and sandals up to button down shirts and skirts and dresses but no baseball hats.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful location in the Tranquility Bay Beach resort. Our food came fast and service was excellent.

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  27. BKB74K3

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great find in the keys! It's a beautiful restaurant in a beautiful resort setting with both indoor and outdoor seating. One of my favorites for sure!

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  28. Kris

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great! Food was pretty good, had a few good things had some that could be better

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  29. DeborahL

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best fine dinning in The Keys! Supurb service, outstanding food and the setting couldn’t have been nicer. We would highly recommend Butterfly Cafe! Make reservations early!

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  30. Amber

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is overpriced. The waitress and bartender were nice.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent friendly staff. Food was fantastic. If you like red meat don’t miss the “Cowboy”!

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  32. Wren

    Washington DC

    64 reviews

    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They know exactly what to do with a piece of good fish, which we are finding is rare at the restaurants here! Typically other places over-sauce and over-cook. We had the Mahi and yellowtail here. Perfect. Going back tonight!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jasmine was an amazing waitress. Grouper and Red Snapper were delicious as well as the sauces. We sat outside on the big southern wraparound porch in comfy wicker chairs. Perfect Island experience. There is a Tiki bar with a band down by the beach for after dinner but it ends at 8 pm

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  34. 5136

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice menu, good food and service, and wonderful atmosphere. We sat outside which is covered porch area and loved it. Nice property.

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  35. 57sherry

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant right inside the Tranquility Resort. Service was excellent, outdoor seating perfect, and the food was delicious. The To Die For dessert is a must. Save room!!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Date night. Very good meal. Nice atmosphere. Overpriced.

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  37. CindiM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good! The outdoor seating overlooked the garden which was lovely.

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  38. SDWakeman

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I was pleased to see Gluten free items on the menu, however they were limited. There were no GF substitutions for bread or crostinis. The food was good, but overpriced.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is very nice and the service was good. Our cocktails we spot on. I had a scallop risotto that was delicious but my husbands meal was a cowboy steak. The server came to us about 15 minutes after we ordered and said they had no fries would he like to substitute them for another side. He chose asparagus. When his meal arrived it was a Cowboy steak which was to be charbroiled Medium, and a side of Fries(not asparagus). The steak must have been kept warm in an oven. It came out well done and tasting like a pot roast. We didn’t send it back because we had waited so long to eat. Not sure if we’ll be back again.

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  40. Alicia

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very flavorful & the TDF dessert was the best I’ve ever had. Service was amazing, would highly recommend!

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FAQs

Butterfly Café offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 289-7177.

Butterfly Café is rated 4.6 stars by 334 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Butterfly Café

2600 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2243

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Marathon
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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