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Bay Leaf Cafe

126 W Hudson St, Spearfish, SD 57783-2356
+1 605-642-5462
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
126 W Hudson St, Spearfish, SD 57783-2356
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice, quaint little place for lunch. Just around the corner off Main Street in an older building. I hadn't had a Monte Cristo in years and lo and behold, there it was on the menu. No two are ever alike and this one was quartered...More

Thank MustEatOut
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Went for lunch while we were visiting Spearfish. The Bay Leaf looks to have a lot of potential... and, I became more exited as I ordered from their menu. But, when the food arrived... my opinion changed. There were hard, burnt bits in my soup...More

Thank to_wander0
ZWorldTraveler2000, Manager at Bay Leaf Cafe, responded to this review

Yipes... I too am Sadly Disappointed... Yup, you caught us. Even though French and I are in this restaurant every day for nearly every hour that we are open... SxxT happens. We can tell you we know almost which day and which soup you are...More

Reviewed February 8, 2017

We always love to eat at the Bay Leaf Cafe. The food is always great and made with fresh ingredients. The service is good. The desserts are absolutely delicious (we love the brandy apple walnut pie with ice cream!) The children's menu has a nice...More

Thank Sandy G
Reviewed January 9, 2017

You wouldn't expect to find a place of this caliber in a town as small as Spearfish. What a pleasant surprise! The food was yummy, the prices were reasonable, the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. There is local artwork on the walls and the...More

Thank Cathie H
Reviewed January 8, 2017

We were very disappointed in our meal and the service at the Bay Leaf Cafe. The inside of the restaurant is nice looking, but we ate outside since the weather was great. But we were disappointed in the food, especially the Bourbon St. pasta dish....More

Thank golfslw
Reviewed January 7, 2017

Love Love Love The Bay Leaf Cafe! Whenever we are near Spearfish, SD, we stop and have the best meals ever! Tonight we had the specials and they were delicious! Even the iced tea and Chai Latte were super yummy! Their bread is delicious and...More

Thank patnesbit
Reviewed January 5, 2017

We have lived in Spearfish for over 10 years and whether we have eaten at the Bay Leaf for lunch or dinner, the food has always been excellent. My favorite lunch is The Islander Salad with coconut shrimp. French has always accommodated people in Weight...More

Thank 252ireneb
Reviewed January 2, 2017

Went to Bayleaf a few days ago. Had a hamburger for the first time! Wow! Was that good! One of the best tasting burgers I have ever had! That will be my meal of choice from now on. Onion Rings were great too! Service was...More

Thank Golfnuts2
Reviewed December 31, 2016

This long-lasting eatery is the best downtown Spearfish has to offer, with lunches and dinners in a pleasant cafe setting. Popular items include quiches, soups, burgers, and scrumptious desserts. Wine and beer available.

Thank polkajazz
Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

Tried this place as it had many TA reviews and we were in Spearfish for a basketball tournament. Had really friendly and attentive service. Food though was probably an off night. Overcooked included the burnt cheese and crouton over the French onion soup. Burnt enough...More

Thank Jesus M
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Are you open tomorrow for dinner? How about Monday?
May 28, 2016|
Response from HDFLHPI | Reviewed this property |
I cannot say, as I've not been there on a Sunday, much less a holiday weekend.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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
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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.