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Bay Leaf Cafe

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126 W Hudson St, Spearfish, SD 57783-2356
+1 605-642-5462
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • 39
    Very good
  • 11
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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
Lovely place, good food

Our party of ten or so stopped here for lunch during our Black Hills vacation. We were delighted with the menu selections and the food was delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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  • Local cuisine
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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Our party of ten or so stopped here for lunch during our Black Hills vacation. We were delighted with the menu selections and the food was delicious.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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127 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

...as most all the food is excellent, and the service is always outstanding. Had the bison burger, which was moist and flavorful, though the bun was a touch soggy. My wife raved about the lamb gyro--I had a bite of the meat, and I must say it doesn't get better than this. Good French fries, not at all greasy. This... More 

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Apache Junction, Arizona, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We ate outside at a nice table on the sidewalk with a wonderful waitress Lydia who graduated from Winona State University. We had buffalo (bison) burgers for the first time ever. Tasty and the meal was well presented and cooked ... along with a glass of wine on a beautiful summer evening. Doesn't get any better.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The menu at the Bay Leaf is unlike anywhere else in the Black Hills. I am a vegan, and they have plenty of options for me, my favorite being the Mediterranean plate. Meanwhile my husband says they have the best bison and beef burgers in the area. We are always impressed by the quality of the food and service! It... More 

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San Diego, CA
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

While driving back to Billings from Custer State Park, we decided to stop in Spearfish for lunch. We found this restaurant listed in a local tourist guide, and we were glad we did. Because it was after 1:00 , our party of four were seated immediately. Friendly, helpful staff gave us the specials of the day and suggested we leave... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We are passing through Spearfish on the way to Colorado from NY. Although we will only be here for a night, we wanted a local restaurant to help us relax and unwind from a day on the road. The Bay Leaf Cafe was a good choice. On a beautiful evening, we sat outside and although the seating is on a... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Great food and atmosphere. Girlfriend had trout, I had the walleye. Both very tasty Best of all was the hostess/manager - she was very friendly and outgoing and told us they had the best food in town - and she was right. She also helped us out figuring out what to do on our trip.

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Naples, Florida
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Lovely restaurant with a great staff, my entree was a special and it was good but my husband ordered the trout almandine and it was probably the best he ever had. I kept stealing from the generous portion and wished I had ordered that. Prices are reasonable

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Phoenix
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I've eaten here several times and I've never been blow away by what I've ordered. The food is so-so, staff (from my experiences) rude, ambiance is lacking. Overall, I would pass on this place there are so many other great places to eat in Spearfish -- this one just falls short.

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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The Bay Leaf Cafe is good, but not great. If you go, do so at lunch time for their quiche special. It's a nicely portioned plate, and you get a slice of their stellar lemon poppyseed bread! Their dinners are overpriced and not prepared well- we've always been disappointed. Overall, the restaurant offers an okay experience, but only has a... More 

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Additional Information about Bay Leaf Cafe

Address: 126 W Hudson St, Spearfish, SD 57783-2356
Phone Number: +1 605-642-5462
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Spearfish
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
Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
Cuisine: Cafe

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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: +1 605-642-5462

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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?