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Bay Leaf Cafe

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126 W Hudson St, Spearfish, SD 57783-2356
+1 605-642-5462
11:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Spearfish, South Dakota
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place tries to pass itself off as a high dining restaurant but unfortunatly the only part that makes it high is its prices. Average food at high prices makes this a pass in my book. Their chairs are horribly uncomfortable. I do however like the local art that they display on the walls.

Thank Erik O
Belle Fourche, South Dakota
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always wonderful food and great service and atmosphere. Love the lamb giros and trying out new dishes on the specials menu! Couldn't resist the Huckleberry kuchen today. Delicious!

Thank darcshadow
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So glad we checked TripAdvisor for restaurants before heading into Spearfish for lunch on our road trip from Devils Tower. We thoroughly enjoyed our gyros -- both chicken and lamb -- and the warm, welcoming atmosphere. Great food at a great price.

Thank Mary Jo L
Spearfish, South Dakota
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A downtown treat for lunch or supper. French's homemade Chocolate Cake (Mom's recipe) and Red Velvet Cake are to die for. Daily specials for lunch with great homemade soups. Best herb encrusted walleye ever for supper. Walleye is often a luncheon feature as well. Taffy and French are always ready to welcome you and serve up some of the best... More 

Thank Jim H
Aberdeen, South Dakota
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in and had toasted cheese ravioli and garlic toast with a salad. The service was awesome! Food was very tasted and just the right size portion for lunch and price. Would go again and would recommend this place to friends

Thank Captain_PH
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We were told to go to the Bay Leaf when waiting on a repair on the car 2 years ago. Had some really good food, unique and FRESH so we went back again on next trip through and it did not disappoint. We had the "hot" potato salad as a side, how unexpectedly good. Also, the staff is just so... More 

Thank Kelly E
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Locally owned and operated cafe with locally sourced and freshly prepared food. It really makes things taste better.

Thank Barbara43323
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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109 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We make a point to stop at the Bay Leaf Cafe whenever we're nearby. Nice, friendly casual place. The menu shows a nice variety. We often go for the specials and have never been disappointed. Started off with the french onion soup (don't forget to add the au gratin on top) and it was outstanding. We had the trout and... More 

Thank C H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My husband and I ate at the Bay Leaf last week and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and the friendliness of the staff. The French onion soup was by far the best I have ever eaten. Don't miss this Spearfish gem!

Thank Teresa D
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Recently ate at the Bay Leaf and had the sirloin burger with bacon and all the fixings on a homemade style bun. Liked it so much I ate it again a day later. Nice atmosphere. Friendly service.

Thank Kelly H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?