We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Butterfly Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2600 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2243
+1 305-289-7177
18:00 - 21:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

1,309 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 1,272: English reviews
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely excellent restaurant. Great seafood dinner, very good service, and relaxing atmosphere. I didn't like having an 18% gratuity added to my bill so I gave them exactly that, not the usual 20% for good service. I don't like being told what to tip!

Thank Wally S
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful dinner with great service. This is a more fancy / upscale restaurant in the area. Our table had various fish entrees and they were all fantastic. The Key Lime pie has a different take with white chocolate added. It was excellent. If you enjoy food, this is a must go to restaurant.

Thank Todd R
Forest City, North Carolina
Level Contributor
72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cheryl provided a great dining experience. We were fortunate to get a table without reservations. It was a great location with amazing food. My wife & I had a wonderful time here.

Thank Fred B
Savannah, Georgia, United States
Level Contributor
34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking forward to our dinner at the Butterfly Cafe. They called to confirm our reservation. When I called back I was unable to connect with a live person only a loop. The restaurant setting is beautiful. We sat outside on the porch. I would recommend the same. Our server was friendly and helpful. We ordered the house Chardonnay... More 

2 Thank Judy W
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice venue. Food was good. We thought it's prices were rather high for what was offered. Staff was friendly.

Thank Bonnie B
Marathon, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have dined at Butterfly Cafe many times and the service and attention to detail are always such a treat. The hostess, Bethany immediately makes you feel so welcome. The server, Rachel rolled out the red carpet for us and made our dining experience one to remember. We will be back again to enjoy another wonderful meal soon.

Thank lisaatawildhairsalon
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a quick little trip to marathon, decided to try Butterfly Cafe. We enjoyed a couple specialty martinis which were fantastic! For entrees, we had the snapper and filet. Both big winners! Excellent service and excellent food!

Thank Kerblin H
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best food we had in the Keys. Service was excellent and the food was even better. Yellowtail snapper with caper sauce was superb, but the date cake with toffee sauce was unbelievably delicious. Forget Key West, go to this restaurant.

1 Thank Brad F
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great restaurant, inside a charming and quiet hotel. The food selection is great - and the fish is especially tasty. Make sure you order a slice of their signature key lime pie (slightly different from the regular key limes) as it is to die for.

Thank Fran M
Boca Raton, Florida
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my family, and my cousin's family while vacationing this past winter. They fit both families in a comfortable table with plenty of space. Relaxing atmosphere, with wonderful service and delicious food. Started with the Crab Cakes and Tuna Napoleon which were so great. I had the Scallop Risotto for my dinner which was just suburb. I'm pretty picky... More 

Thank cara p

Travellers who viewed Butterfly Cafe also viewed

Marathon, Florida Keys

Been to Butterfly Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$35
American, Seafood, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Butterfly Cafe and other visitors
10 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (10)

Questions? Get answers from Butterfly Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?