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126 W Hudson St, Spearfish, SD 57783-2356
+1 605-642-5462
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Watertown, South Dakota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 (like the hard stuff that gets cooked onto a stove) that gave random spoonfuls of... More 

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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 talking about. SORRY!!! We did pull that soup... but, not soon enough... Now the elk... More 

Laramie, Wyoming
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 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 variety of choices.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 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 place is cheery and bright! The waitress even gave us the recipe for a house... More 

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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179 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 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. Also, the service for us was almost non-existent. Someone at the table next to ours... More 

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Gillette, Wyoming
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 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 you can even purchase to take with you. The staff is wonderful and I have... More 

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Thank patnesbit
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 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 Watchers with their meals if requested, which is much appreciated. We always send out-of-town visitors... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 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 great! Thanks Lindsey!

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Spearfish
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 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.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 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 to taste the char. We took it completely off the soup and that's supposed to... More 

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Spearfish, South Dakota
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

we moved to Spearfish 7 months ago and finally tried Bay Leaf for lunch today. It is a cute little place, but it was the food I would return for. exceptional, i had what i think was called the Monte Christo sandwich and it was TDF. one of the others in the group had shrimp which she said was also... More 

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Restaurant Details

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