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Butterfly Café, Marathon, FL

Butterfly Café

4.6
4.6
33 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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 33 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
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Best Ambiance

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ask for Nicole! Excellent food and service. Don’t skip out on the toffee cake!
  2. E

    Elizabete

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed two meals at the Butterfly Cafe last week while vacationing with my family at the Tranquility Bay resort. Meals were excellent. Patio seating recommended (why wouldn't you enjoy the warm temps and beautiful surroundings)! Servers were friendly and took good are of us, particularly Lacey.
  3. JK

    JasonK

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a special occasion dinner! We very much enjoyed spending Thanksgiving there.
  4. LS

    LauraS

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for our anniversary dinner on Thanksgiving. The place was amazing. Food and service were both excellent. The only drawback was the table of six people who came in and sat next to us. They were so loud, obnoxious and entitled it really wrecked it for those around them. (I think they had a little too much to drink) I felt sorry for their server.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    It was a birthday celebration for me. Service was great as was the food. Prices are a bit higher than I anticipated. We probably would have left a bigger tip if the 18%gratuity hadn’t already been applied to our bill. Thank you for the very nice evening.
  6. s

    scottg

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. Went on a fishing trip with some friend and really enjoyed the experience It was quiet so we easily could have a conversation and it had a quaint and classy atmosphere. I had the scallops and my buddies all had steak and all was very good.
  7. RK

    RoyK

    Denver

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We regularly dine at fine restaurants where price is inconsequential, however we do are disappointed when the size off the dishes do not compare to the price. As is this restaurant. In addition, a fine restaurant should under no circumstances leave a serving tray filled with dirty dishes on a cart near the dining tables. Will not return nor should you. Not worth it and the food was mediocre at best.
  8. JS

    JulieS

    Indiana

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time eating here and we loved it! We sat outdoors and enjoyed the relaxing ambiance. I had the panko crusted mahi mahi sandwich, which was very good. My sister had the yellow tail snapper, which she said was delicious. We also enjoyed a complimentary bottle of sauvignon blanc since we were staying at the Tranquilty Bay Resport (you need the email from the resort). Finshed the meal by splitting a piece of their key lime pie, which was really good and different from others in the area since it had a chocolate crust and layer of white mousse. Service was impeccable throughout the meal. Prices are higher compared to other restaurants in the area, which made us hesitate to eat there at first. Overall, a very good meal.
  9. JH

    JohnH

    Treasure Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    This particular evening there was a large party with a separate table for several young kids that were unsupervised and were very noisy and disruptive. The restaurant staff made no attempt to have the parents control the situation. We understand kids can sometimes act this way but the parents should be made aware to allow other diners to enjoy their dinner.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nicole made our evening! So friendly, knowledgeable and down-to-earth with fantastic recommendations and a perfect pace to the service. The decor and ambiance was perfect. Food was all delicious, fresh and beautifully prepared local seafood and a house made crème brûlée to die for. Will definitely be back on our next trip.
  11. RL

    RichardL

    Atlantic Canada

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall a very nice meal; however, the classic mojito was just terrible. No discernible rum, sugar or mint taste, just watery (not club soda) lime taste with a lot of greenery (was it even mint?) in the bottom. Have never had one this bad, seriously. And $16, a crime. I think perhaps the young girl was not actually an accredited bartender. The food was good (smoked fish appetizer, yellow snapper, coconut shrimp & creme brulee). It was expensive, but the quality was there. Wine prices a little steep for a smallish pour. Would go again, but for sure would not order a cocktail.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    We thought the atmosphere was exceptional. We were not in the mood for a 27.00 burger. We opted for a couple drinks and the shrimp cocktail. The shrimp cocktail was HORRIBLE!!!! I don’t usually send back food but I have never been so disappointed. The texture, the size (dinky), the bland taste, all of it was awful. You could definitely tell this was over frozen or really cheap shrimp.
  13. S

    Stacyniejad7

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The quality of the food and presentation was excellent! Complements to the Chef!
  14. SP

    SandyP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, our server was also the bartender, and she made my friend a drink, with the recipe my friend brought. Every time we come to Marathon we eat here because we know it will be a lovely dinner.
  15. LS

    LSKB

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant with amazing, tasty food and friendly and helpful staff. I called the restaurant to ask if my reservation could be moved and Nicole did so with no hesitation. Nicole provided great service and was very friendly. When our appetizers arrived late and our drinks had issues, she comped both. Additionally, I requested a discrete birthday surprise for my table and Nicole delivered it with joy. Nicole made the experience amazing. Our food was amazing and tasted fantastic. Highly recommend the pork chops, grouper, and goat cheese appetizer.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    My wife & I had dinner there. Easy walk from our hotel. Everything was fantastic. Beautiful evening & loved dining outside on the porch. Food was fantastic. The Grouper was outstanding. They were short staffed that night. Only 3 servers I believe. Ours did a good job but she was slammed. Overall, great place for dinner. We’ll go back.
  17. TS

    TraceyS

    Key West

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great dinner! Absolutely LOVE the Cuban pork chop and butterfly salad, and my husband says your conch chowder is the best in the Keys!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate here for our anniversary and it was great! The food was delicious, the service was phenomenal, and the ambiance for a date night was perfect (we sat outside on the porch). Our waitress, Nicole, was attentive and went above and beyond when accommodating our requests. We were so impressed that we can back the next night for dessert and after-dinner drinks (we were staying at the resort where the restaurant is located).
  19. JD

    JudyD

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    They were very friendly and had unusual entree's The food was excellent and the assortment of cocktails was very creative . Very quiet mostly due to time of the year
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service
  21. B

    Barb

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Pleasant especially sitting outside and you cannot skip the key lime pie! The best!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The place was really nice food and service were good but we believe it was a little overrated. Pricey
  23. a

    angela

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was excellent!!!! Food was delicious. We were not rushed at all. Expensive but enjoyable. Highly recommend.
  24. CR

    CaraR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food and drinks! Beautiful setting! Our waitress was very polite.
  25. S

    Skibum

    Key West

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff, wonderful dining experience!
  26. G

    Gabby

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was good.Steak was just a bit over cooked .Service was excellent.The scenery was amazing.Was just a bit loud because there was a baby crying the whole time we were there but otherwise everything was great.
  27. JD

    JessyD

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful and quiet restaurant. The food was spectacular. Our server Flabia, was very attentive. Overall service since moment we arrive was great!
  28. AN

    ANGELAC

    Key West

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. Great place for a date night. Upscale yet not pretentious.
  29. CP

    CharlesP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was having our wedding anniversary dinner, which was told to the staff when reservations were made, everything was great, server was great, but overall it would have been nice if they recognized our celebration in some way. Pretty pricey too for 2 people.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my wife’s 50th birthday at the Butterfly Cafe. The outdoor dining was great with wonderful grounds and view of the water. The food was amazing!! Our server Lacey was exceptional!! She took such good care of us and made the meal perfect!! Thanks to the Butterfly Cafe for making a perfect night !!!
  31. DK

    DonaK

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Ordered snapper and sent it back…. Gross….McCormick brown gravy over the fish… asparagus bigger than my thumb.. couldn’t even cut it
  32. CG

    CandyG

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a beautiful restaurant, food was outstanding as was the service. The tropical atmosphere was by far the best in the Keys
  33. MV

    MayraV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service, environment is excellent. I love this restaurant

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 33 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 12 times today
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

  • 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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