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Butterfly Cafe

2600 Overseas Hwy. (Mile Marker 48.5) Send to Phone
Island-inspired cuisine in a lush resort setting.

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Butterfly Cafe Restaurant Review

: From the plantation-style dining room to the palm-dotted white beach outside, Butterfly Café transports you to the Caribbean with indoor and outdoor seating. For flavors that reflect the tropics, try crab cakes with jícama slaw and chipotle aïoli, tomato-based Bahamian conch chowder or Key West pink shrimp cocktail. Larger plates vary from panko-crusted grouper with a tropical coulis, to Caribbean jerk chicken with black beans and saffron rice, and nutty coconut shrimp with apricot dipping sauce. For those seeking a meat fix, beach or no beach, the filet, cowboy steak, or good old burger will please. For dessert, the sticky toffee pudding never fails. A view stretching to the Gulf and paintings by a Key West artist invite you to settle in and spend some island time without having to be a guest at the resort.


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