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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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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
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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  • 143
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  • 46
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 8
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  • 7
    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
Vegan/Vegetarian Friendly Restaurant

I love that they have a vegetarian section in the menu, some items are vegan friendly too. It's very nice to eat somewhere with these options, as I usually have to really customize my orders at other restaurants to make them vegan. The staff is very friendly as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2015
Olivmarie
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Spearfish, South Dakota
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Spearfish, South Dakota
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

I love that they have a vegetarian section in the menu, some items are vegan friendly too. It's very nice to eat somewhere with these options, as I usually have to really customize my orders at other restaurants to make them vegan. The staff is very friendly as well.

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Thank Olivmarie
ZWorldTraveler2000, Owner at Bay Leaf Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your reveiw.. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your time here at the Bay Lleaf. More 

Spearfish, South Dakota, United States
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Bay Leaf Cafe is a local favorite. They offer a varied menu with delicious entrees and deserts. The wait staff is friendly and attentive. Nice place to go for lunch or dinner.

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Thank Susan P
Curtis, Nebraska
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed my lunch at this cafe. I had the salmon, which was grilled to perfection. I was visiting Spearfish on family business and stopped in. The cafe is nestled in an old brick building close to main street in Spearfish and is clean and cleverly decorated. The staff is extremely friendly and the food is displayed well and... More 

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Thank Emily G
Gainesville, Florida
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

As most veggies know it is hard to get a meal worth talking about when on the road. However, we were very happy with our meals at the Bay Leaf Cafe. The service is excellent too. We had a hummus plate and spinach pie - all good amounts, tasty and well plated. The cafe hosts various activities and it was... More 

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Thank Joan L
Taffy T, Owner at Bay Leaf Cafe, responded to this review

I am so pleased that you enjoyed your time here at the Bay Leaf... yes, we WERE going to enter into a sales agreement... that has passed... so you will still have the service and food that we are known for having. Next time you come, do have the eggplant parmasean... you will love it,,, and be sure to ask... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Excellent food and service. Really enjoyed outside table and surroundings. Very relaxing and casual.

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Thank Mike M
Colorado Springs
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This cafe was the best. It is a small little place but the prices were dead on with taste/value, the staff was accommodating and the overall atmosphere was great. They have a few outdoor tables. I would definitely come back here again. My wife, 4 kids and I definitely enjoyed the experience.

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Thank cazinco
Taffy T, Owner at Bay Leaf Cafe, responded to this review

Joan... thank you so much for your review... I am happy that you enjoyed your time with us at the Bay Leaf. Yes, the restaurant was to change hands the first of November... but, alas... I don't get to retire. Our customers are all saying... they know we wanted to retire but they are very happy that we are going... More 

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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

One of my favorite places to eat in Spearfish! The Mediterranean Plate - falafal, tabbouleh, humus and pita chips - is one of my favorites.

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Thank Nancy G
Spearfish, South Dakota
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

French and Taffy are what true restauranteurs should be. Present. They are there to be sure the food and service don't get watered down. The food is wonderful. During warm weather months, dining outside and people watching is a great treat. I work only a half block away and always enjoy their lunch specials. Oh...and the art. Fine art by... More 

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Thank Jayne R
Abilene
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54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Husband had German platter with big loaf of dark rye bread, red cabbage, hot potato salad, marinated in beer and then grilled bratwurst. Our daughter had salad and fried cheese herbed ravioli and I had sundried tomato artichoke quiche and Nuevo larado beef soup (almost chili like) with poppy seed bread and fruit garnish. We got the dessert called profiterole.... More 

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Thank InHim4Him
Rapid City, South Dakota
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

If you are in Spearfish, the Bay Leaf Cafe is a relaxing eatery to stop in to get a tasty European or Mediterranean dish for lunch. There is a variety to choose from and service is quick and friendly. The cafe itself is in a very old historic hotel building. On the walls of the cafe were various sizes of... More 

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Thank janet m

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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, Families with children

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?