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126 W Hudson St, Spearfish, SD 57783-2356
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Ranked #5 of 53 Restaurants in Spearfish
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $8
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
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104 reviews 104 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

One of my favorite things about the Bay Leaf Café is they serve meals made with local product. The lamb chops are excellent. Summer meals include locally grown veggies. I've tried many things on the menu but my favorite is the Moussaka - ground lamb and eggplant. The Mediterranean appetizer includes a tasty hummus and is great light meal.. Vegetarian... More 

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Paris, France
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I had lasagna and salad, and both were absolutely delicious. The lasagna was unique and blended delicious flavors with both eggplant and meat. The dressing on the caesar salad was eggless and had a wonderful flavor. You really must try this restaurant!

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Spearfish, SD
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have been going to the Bay Leaf Cafe for several years and have never been disappointed in the food , service or price . It is a place where I like to meet a family member or friend for a special lunch. Their menu includes many options that you don't see elsewhere, and their lunch menu changes often. Quiches,... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

WOW! Food was perfect! I had the sundried tomato and artichoke quiche, which was excellent! Served with a fresh salad, fruit, and a sweet poppy seed bread. Husband had French Onion soup and a chicken gyro and it looked awesome and he said it tasted great! I tried the topping and it really was great. Great restaurant, great service, will... More 

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Spearfish, South Dakota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

We had a very relaxing evening, beginning with a German wine. Since we are on a limited food plan, we shared an entree of the special which was Alaskan halibut, shrimp, and scallops; previewed with homemade chicken noodle soup and an extra house salad.The entrre was accompanied with homemade rolls, small red potatoes, & freshly prepared spinach and carrots. Even... More 

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Las Vegas, NV
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128 reviews 128 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Stopped by for a late lunch here. It was a nice place - comfortable home town feel. Two of us ordered their bison burgers and the other companion ordered the German platter. Wow - the bison burgers beat out any we have had - fresh cooked to perfection - not overcooked - full of flavor. Great bun with the burger... More 

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Waite Park, Minnesota, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

When you enter, you'll see decor of yesteryear along with lots of quilts hung on the walls. You'll also notice a lot of local and older folks eating there. This usually indicates good food and good value --- correct indicators in this case. I had a very good ruben sandwich with sweet potato fries. Exceptional. The only flaw I noted... More 

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Cumbria England
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83 reviews 83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Service was slow but the food was fresh and very tasty. Extremely reasonable too. Try the rhubarb cake- if you have room!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Ok..so I can't comment on the food. It was the reason we wanted to try here. We understood it would be a small place and we went at the noon hour. However, we walked in and it's a wait to be seated. That's fine...however no approached us...Finally a waitress past us and we're full and it'll be a few minutes.... More 

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Springfield, Ohio
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326 reviews 326 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We dined here last night and liked it. It is a trendy restaurant frequented by locals. The menu is varied and the only regret I had was not being able to try come of their Middle Eastern menu items as they had a great walleye, which can be grilled or crusted. Both were very tasty. The Greek salad was good... More 

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Additional Information about Bay Leaf Cafe

Address: 126 W Hudson St, Spearfish, SD 57783-2356
Phone Number: 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 0 - 8
Cuisine: Café

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