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Bay Leaf Cafe

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126 W Hudson St, Spearfish, SD 57783-2356
605-642-5462
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 99
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    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
A must for any visit to the Black Hills

I can't imagine visiting the area and NOT having dinner at the Bay Leaf. If you're really lucky, Taffy (one of the owners) will stop by your table and entertain you for a bit with her stories. Food and service are always outstanding. I've been coming here for the past fifteen years and have never... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2012
DakotaninTX
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Texas
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

I can't imagine visiting the area and NOT having dinner at the Bay Leaf. If you're really lucky, Taffy (one of the owners) will stop by your table and entertain you for a bit with her stories. Food and service are always outstanding. I've been coming here for the past fifteen years and have never had anything less than an... More 

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

Thank you for the great review... It is so nice of you to help us spread the word as you know "word of mouth" is truly the best!!! And gosh next time you are here in the Hills and you come in be sure to tell me that you are a kayaker... I see that is the picture that you... More 

Sturgis, South Dakota
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

The food & coffee is really good and the converted house and it's areas to eat in their beautiful yard with gorgeous trees is a terrific lunch or coffee break place.

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Branson, Missouri
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

We held the rehearsal dinner for our son at Bay Leaf Cafe. The service and food was extraordinary. The owners were so accomodating and gracious in planning for our event. The atmosphere was warm and inviviting. The wedding party commented on the excellence of the venue and raved about the food. I personally ate the best walleye ever!!! Service was... More 

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Liberty, Texas
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116 reviews 116 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

We only found the Bay Leaf Cafe due to a recommendation for the owner of the B&B we stayed in. What a find, not only did we have excellent service, the food was wonderful. It was worth the drive and was filled with locals, that is always a good sign.

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Louisiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

Small cafe but the food was delicious! I definitely recommend the monte cristo. Inexpensive and fast service!

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

Thank you for your comment and rating of our restaurant in the Trip Advisor. I am so pleased that you found us and enjoyed your meal. We hope you are back in the Black Hills again and can come back to see us again. We certainly appreciate your comments as word of mouth is truly the best way to build... More 

Spearfish, South Dakota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

They have a terrific variety on menu including several ethnic offerings. All nicely presented. Service is great.

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Norfolk, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

We planned a memorial service for a relative via long distance, about 2000 miles. When we and the rest of the family arrived, we were extremely pleased with the arrangements. The Carriage Room was well laid out for the number of people and the table decorations were precisely as ordered. The food supplied was excellent, and in sufficient quantities. The... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

My family and I vacationed in Spearfish last week and ate four dinners at the Bay leaf. All of them awesome. I cannot recommend the gazpacho highly enough. It was cold, light and delicious. The steaks were wonderful and cooked perfectly. We enjoyed the art as well and bought several pendants before we left to take home for friends. Taffy... More 

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Devils Tower, Wyoming
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

I am a "local". There are many restaurants in Spearfish to choose from. When I do Dine Out, with Friends, it is my Joy to take them to the Bay Leaf Cafe. Mr French and Ms Taffy run a Marvelous Operation ! The menu has a broad variety of offerings. ALL of them are Great!! The serving staff is prompt,... More 

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Plainfield, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2011

Driving to Deadwood, S.D., from Devil's Tower in Wyoming, we went through too many towns that had the same old, same old: Burgers. I was craving something fresh. I vaguely remembered a cafe that looked appealing in Spearfish and found Bay Leaf quickly and easily. We arrived around 2:30 p.m. and were greeted immediately and seated after after a minute... 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: 605-642-5462

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?