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Bay Leaf Cafe

126 W Hudson St, Spearfish, SD 57783-2356
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Ranked #3 of 55 Restaurants in Spearfish
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: Café
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
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.
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87% Recommend
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English first
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Our dinner was just ok - fish was over cooked and the house wine is Crane Lake. All the people there were efficient but not overly friendly.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We came to this place for lunch, and were very pleased by the food quality and service. The small but clean and quaint place was very well run and our moussaka and fish dishes were very delicious. They had the taste of just cooked from fresh ingredients. The fried crayfish was exceptionally good that we decided to order another to... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This was my second visit here and I was impressed both times. My kids had fried ravioli...sauce was incredible. I have had gyros and the Mediterranean plate...excellent. Service was friendly and timely. Their menu is varied with many different choices. The food tastes home cooked, not like typical deli food. Quaint, clean, nice seating indoors and out. They do have... More

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San Antonio, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We went to this restaurant on a Tuesday for lunch. This place was already quite full. We wanted to try this restaurant while we were at Spearfish. It is closed on Sunday. We picked this restaurant because their menu was impressive and we had very specialized diet vegetarian, gluten free choices. This restaurant offered these choices. We ordered some cold... More

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Hill City, South Dakota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My husband and I ate here for my birthday. We've heard how good Bay Leaf is, and it certainly lives up to the hype! As a vegetarian, I was excited to see they have a "vegetarian" section in their menu. Our waitress (Grace, I think?)was wonderful. She was friendly, patient and helped us pick from the menu. I ordered her... More

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Green Valley, Arizona
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My wife and I have been o a roadtrip for a month and we were traveling thru Spearfish and decided to try Bay Leaf Cafe. It was excellent and the price was very reasonable. I had buffalo steak and it was ver good. Luke and his mentor Grace were really nice young people. They made our dinner perfect.

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Grand Junction, CO
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My wife and I had dinner here while passing through Spearfish. I had the Walleye, and she had the Spinach Pie and the Greek Salad as well. It was all VERY good and the portions were fairly large as well. The service was also very good. For dessert we had the bourbon apple pie which was very good and highly... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Last night, my husband and I enjoyed this awesome restaurant. Friendly staff, excellent service and a menu with great variety. And the wine and beer menu was quite sufficient. I had the pasta with chorizo. It was fresh and delicious. My husband had a mixed seafood special, and again fresh and delicious and plentiful. We met Taffy the owner, and... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This was a wonderful surprise in the town of Spearfish. Lady at a quilting shop referred my wife to this place. Great food. The very best Chicken Noodle soup ever to touch your lips.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Glad we stopped. Trip adviser definitely helped with this decision. Small little place off the beaten path. Debbie was our server and did an awesome job. Very accomadating. Food was good and light. Very healthy but yet fillling. I would highly suggest the french onion soup

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