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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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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    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
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  • 6
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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
Its Old but New

Last of the free standing store fronts in Spearfish but first in a nice little restaurant for a quick lunch. Just off main street they serve great "home made" food and deserts

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
garnett h
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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  • Local cuisine
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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195 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Last of the free standing store fronts in Spearfish but first in a nice little restaurant for a quick lunch. Just off main street they serve great "home made" food and deserts

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Bay Leaf was our best dining experience during our trip to the Black Hills. High quality food and good portions. My wife and I both had the trout. Seemed to be a lot of other good choices on the menu as well. Highly recommend stopping here if you are in spearfish and looking for an alternative to steak/burgers.

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HAZEN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Slow service. Food was ok small portions. Staff seemed a bit unorganized but perhaps it was the kitchen staff. Wait staff apologized for the wait. We were going to try dessert but were afraid it might take another half hour.

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Acton, Massachusetts
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158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

What a fantastic meal! No sooner had we arrived in Spearfish than we ventured by foot from Bells Motor Lodge for our lunch. Bay leaf was fantastic. While we had the option of eating outside, it was one of those unusual hot days in South Dakota and people were smoking, so we opted for indoor seating. The atmosphere was artsy... More 

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Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great food. Sat outside. Pasta feed before the marathon. Pesto pasta was great and the garlic bread was delicious. The dessert of profiteroles was enough for 2 and out of this world!

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Good was amazing with great service and excellent price!! A must go when traveling to Spearfish. I definitely recommend the walleye sandwich; cooked to perfection. Desserts are to for for as well!

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Spearfish, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is one of my favorite places to eat, especially for lunch. They always have art on display by local artists and it is for sale! The owners are great chefs that serve healthy and delicious lunches and dinners. They serve food that is fresh and good for you. Their desserts are awesome and they have many good things to... More 

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Northridge, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Had dinner here on a recent road with my wife and a business associate and his family. The food was extremely good. The portions were good sized. The prices were extremely reasonable! We enjoyed the desserts! The decor isn't the greatest and the service is a bit erratic, but this is the place to eat in Spearfish.

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Brunswick, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Stop here for some great gazpacho or quiche. Whenever we are in Spearfish, this restaurant is one of our stops. There are healthy eclectic options. They have Mediterranean selections along with local fish and homemade soups. The black bean burger is super and there are gluten free buns available.

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Pierre, South Dakota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I have been to the Bay Leaf twice in the last couple of weeks. Both times the service was friendly and the food was delicious. Although it did take a little while to get our food, we were there smack dab in the middle of the Sturgis Rally and the busy summer tourist season. The service is still very efficient,... 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: +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
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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