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Bay Leaf Cafe

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126 W Hudson St, Spearfish, SD 57783-2356
605-642-5462
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Locally owned restaurant with fresh, flavorful, locally produced food...
Locally owned restaurant with fresh, flavorful, locally produced food, sparkling clean, friendly, supporting the arts in a renovated historical building. Serving wine, beer, espresso, lunch and dinner, some outdoor dining during summer months. We have WiFi. Tell your server if you have specialty dietary needs... we happily accommodate.
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Good for:
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 97
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
so pleasing to palate.... i loved every dish I tried.

This place is just the best deal for delicious gourmet food. I tried a new dish on the menu with each visit. I looked forward to the next visit. The service is great, and the staff very friendly. They cater to gluten free as well. You will not be disappointed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Lisa O
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Alexander City, Alabama
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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Alexander City, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This place is just the best deal for delicious gourmet food. I tried a new dish on the menu with each visit. I looked forward to the next visit. The service is great, and the staff very friendly. They cater to gluten free as well. You will not be disappointed.

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Spearfish, South Dakota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Walleye fish done cajun style was very good with glass of wine. Cup of clam chowder soup for appetizer hit the spot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

Great food and charming service. Not only was the food delicious but the service was personalized. We will be back for sure!

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Spearfish, South Dakota
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Bay Leaf is a little quaint Cafe' in Spearfish that has a large variety of eclectic food which is mainly focused on French Cuisine along with many vegetarian options. I love that they have a daily lunch menu that changes with the seasons and day of the week. Fridays they offer several wonderful seafood choices and the New England Clam... More 

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Brainerd
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We wanted something different - and something good. We got it at the Bay Leaf Cafe. We had the Alaskan Seafood Platter. For dessert we had the red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting. Presentation, recipe, service, serving size - all spot on. I recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The food and service were excellent with great attention to detail. Very complex flavors and presentation, yet down to earth. Artfully created by a true chef and not just a line cook. We highly recommend this restaurant and plan to eat there often. Our waitress, Carla, was wonderful!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Lovingly prepared food at this simple cafe in the heart of Spearfish. Everything our party had, from the walleye to the artichoke dip to the lamb chops to the dessert was delicious. I cannot recommend this place enough!

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Spearfish
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109 reviews 109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

One of my favorite things about the Bay Leaf Café is they serve meals made with local product. The lamb chops are excellent. Summer meals include locally grown veggies. I've tried many things on the menu but my favorite is the Moussaka - ground lamb and eggplant. The Mediterranean appetizer includes a tasty hummus and is great light meal.. Vegetarian... More 

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Paris, France
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I had lasagna and salad, and both were absolutely delicious. The lasagna was unique and blended delicious flavors with both eggplant and meat. The dressing on the caesar salad was eggless and had a wonderful flavor. You really must try this restaurant!

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Spearfish, SD
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have been going to the Bay Leaf Cafe for several years and have never been disappointed in the food , service or price . It is a place where I like to meet a family member or friend for a special lunch. Their menu includes many options that you don't see elsewhere, and their lunch menu changes often. Quiches,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 126 W Hudson St, Spearfish, SD 57783-2356
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Spearfish
  • Phone Number: 605-642-5462

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 8
  • Cuisine: Café

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

Description

Locally owned restaurant with fresh, flavorful, locally produced food, sparkling clean, friendly, supporting the arts in a renovated historical building. Serving wine, beer, espresso, lunch and dinner, some outdoor dining during summer months. We have WiFi. Tell your server if you have specialty dietary needs... we happily accommodate.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?