A continental menu awaits you – the finest American beef, fresh Alaskan seafood in the summer months, locally grown seasonal vegetables, Black Hills trout and wild game. A tempting and eclectic selection of European dishes is available to choose from including a Greek salad, tabbouleh, and their famous Mediterranean plate with fresh humus, falafel, tabbouleh and pita chips. Maybe you prefer an American staple like a hamburger and fries or try one or the incredible grilled cheese with grilled vegetables on Montana bread. There are daily specials and homemade soups plus a dessert menu that no one can resist. Or try a vegetarian meal that will tempt even the carnivores in your group.
Sometimes dreams do come true – the Bay Leaf Café is one of those times – not only for the owners and staff but also for the diner. A culinary adventure that will say to your tongue ‘wake up this tastes good’!
Since 1993 the Bay Leaf Café has consistently used only the finest and freshest ingredients for their menu. Partners French Bryan and Taffy Tucker have been in the restaurant and tourism business since 1975. When they decided to open the Bay leaf they made a commitment to serve dishes they would be proud of and treat their customers as family. You are eating at their table, French is the Chef and Taffy is your hostess.
The Bay Leaf Café building was built in 1892 as the Queen City Hotel and went through many years of neglect until rescued and remodeled in 1993 by French and Taffy. The community welcomed this new venture with open arms, so much that the Spearfish Beautification Committee bestowed its first-ever Business of the Month Award to the Bay Leaf just days after the restaurant opened.
The Bay Leaf Café not only presents fine dining in a great atmosphere they also support the local arts community by featuring local artist’s work. A changing selection of art work hangs on the walls and is offered for sale.
Today the Bay Leaf Café family includes the Café, the Carriage Room for events, and Guides to Go, a step on service for motor coach groups.