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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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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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  • 113
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Homemade Food!

I was wanting trout, they had a trout special broiled with salsa. It was fabulous! Served with roasted potatoes and garlic green beans. Nicely seasoned, not over salted like most places. My granddaughter had tomato soup that she loved. The dessert options were numerous, we loved the creme brûlée... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
misskitty20004
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  • Local cuisine
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

After living in Spearfish for the last 10 months finally decided to try the Bay Leaf Cafe. Have heard it's inconsistent but have good burgers...so here we go. Ordered the burger, asked for medium rare, came out medium to medium well. Good meat, but not seasoned at all. Not that impressed. The fruit that came with the kids meals was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I was wanting trout, they had a trout special broiled with salsa. It was fabulous! Served with roasted potatoes and garlic green beans. Nicely seasoned, not over salted like most places. My granddaughter had tomato soup that she loved. The dessert options were numerous, we loved the creme brûlée. Our server Lydia was fantastic and took very good care of... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were in town for the Friday night street concert and thought we would give it a try. The place was busy and we didn't mind waiting a few minutes for a table. We were able to order and got a drink right away, then we were completely ignored by our server. She never checked back with us once. When... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The service was great and the food was heavenly! I had the bison burger and I didn't dare add any condiments as it was so perfect. The appetizer and dessert of rubarb cake was incredible! We stop every chance we get just to eat here!

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Bismarck
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We sat at the outdoor seating. We were very well taken care of by our servers. Very pleasant, and knowledgable about their unique menu.

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Highmore, South Dakota
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

So if the sign on the window say OPEN, and the door opens when you turn the handle, should not the person who approaches you say nicely that they are not open yet? We were met with extreme rudeness, with a gruff "explanation" that sometimes people forget to turn off the sign. Not our fault, sir! You just lost a... More 

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Spearfish, South Dakota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Excellent wine, great food and dessert! Our server was also very accomodating and friendly, and seemed experienced in her job. I def wanna come back to this place!!

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Indianola, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Restaurant is located in an old hotel, with outdoor dining tables available. Food was very good! I had the walleye sandwich, and daughter had the black bean burger. For sides I ordered gazpacho soup, and my daughter ordered French onion. Wish we had had room for dessert also! Our server was very nice, but we had to wait for the... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

After a few days of touring the Black Hills, we needed something other than burgers and fries - although they have Elk and Buffalo burgers! Walleye and Trout were excellent, soup was very good, and Buffalo Steak was great. Nice bottle of wine, good value as well. Interesting historic building, friendly staff, 20+ years in business.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We stopped here based on some of the other reviews and both had the chicken salad sandwiches. While they were good I found myself looking for the chicken salad.... There were a lot of greens on the sandwich and not a lot of chicken salad, so while good I'm not sure the value is there. My two girls said the... 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:
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
Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
Cuisine: Cafe

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?