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Bay Leaf Cafe

126 W Hudson St, Spearfish, SD 57783-2356
+1 605-642-5462
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“quiche” (19 reviews)
“profiteroles” (11 reviews)
“elk burger” (10 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
126 W Hudson St, Spearfish, SD 57783-2356
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came here after visiting the Fish Hatchery. It was great. Staff was friendly. Food was good. Great, diverse menu. Smaller portions so be prepared for that. Otherwise, fantastic.

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed a recent dinner visit to the Bay Leaf. The Islander Salad was tasty, made with coconut shrimp and very fresh veggies. It was accompanied by 2 delicious egg rolls. The waitperson was very friendly and attentive. Lovely atmosphere in a quaint historic building...More

Thank tatts15
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were strolling around town and saw the outdoor tables. Great shady area outside and nice inside eating. We had crab cake basket and Cajun walleye basket. Both were delicious and home made chips. Yum.

Thank Lyn S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were just in Spearfish for the evening and this place was recommended. Nice selection from menu, prices were reasonable, service was fantastic.

Thank V4019RSbradb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in the Spearfish area and I have eaten at Bay Leaf several times. The food and the service has always been good. HOWEVER on Friday night 07/07/2017 that was not the case. I would not recommend the $22.00 price tag for the Bison...More

Thank Christina M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The garden salad was fresh and tasty. Our daughter's quiche was delicious. The poppyseed cake with almond glaze is so good, my wife won't even let me have a taste.

Thank Mike V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fairly priced and quality offerings....delicious soup, seafood casserole, and outstanding profiteroles for dessert. Good local craft beer offerings. Restaurant closes early so get there in time.

Thank barefootbeach
ZWorldTraveler2000, Owner at Bay Leaf Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review. We are pleased that you found us and you were pleased with your meal. The profiterole is sure a favorite dessert. We hope you live close enough to return soon. Taffy

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by at 8:30pm and the place closes at 9. No problem. Want something off the lunch menu? No problem. The food was excellent - the spinach pie (Spanalkopita) was the best I've had outside of Greece. The service cheerful, and the price quite...More

Thank ChubbyElf
ZWorldTraveler2000, Owner at Bay Leaf Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your meal and time at the Bay Leaf. And, We hope you can plan another trip to the Black Hills and Spearfish... there are so many wonderful things to do here and we would love to have you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came for dinner the other day and I was delighted with multiple options for a vegan diet (which is very hard to find food for in the USA which isn't just salad and chips) My brother had the French onion soup, which he said was...More

Thank Maddylion
ZWorldTraveler2000, Owner at Bay Leaf Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so pleased that you found our selection of vegetarian meals had an entree you could enjoy. We are hearing many customers that are looking for vegan selections. Since we do make all of our entrees with real, healthy and clean food we are...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch while taking a little walking tour of Spearfish. The food was delicious. There were good choices. I had the special quiche and it was served with a salad and some fresh fruit. My husband had the german plate and said it...More

Thank Karen D
ZWorldTraveler2000, Owner at Bay Leaf Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

thank you so much for reviewing us... I am so pleased that you found us. You must have been following the historic markers that we have in our town... We love history (as you might guess from our building) and we love having people visit...More

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29 May 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
US$7 - US$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
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
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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.
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