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L.May Eatery

1072 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-4723
+1 563-556-0505
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (139 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1072 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-4723
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

On a weekend getaway, stayed in Dubuque and were looking for something different. Found L May on TripAdvisor. Great experience. Totally fresh ingredients, service was great, staff very attentive and friendly. My wife discovered a fun new martini (Elder greyhound martini). Would definitely return.

1  Thank Marc B
Reviewed 23 January 2018

We have eaten her several times and we have never been disappointed. Food is great and the service is wonderful.

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Great place; nice wine/beer menu and very well made food. I had the shrimp & scallops and my gf had the salmon (day's special) and we were both really happy about that. Our server was very kind and helpful. I look forward to come back...More

Thank rcvx
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We went and had dinner here on Saturday, the atmosphere was a little crowded and loud. I had a filet and my friend had scallops and shrimp. My filet was ordered medium rare, it came out quite rare. No big deal, I don’t mind that,...More

Thank Ashley N
Reviewed 21 December 2017

The food and the atmosphere encourage good ole midwest conversation. I rarely like to go out but when I do, you'll likely find me here.

Thank AlanPhyllis
Reviewed 21 November 2017

This restaurant is charming -- it's relatively large, but divided in a way that makes each section feel cozy. Delicious food, and good service. An unexpected foodie location in Dubuque.

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

We had a great dinner last night for an impromptu family reunion. We were seated in a cozy downstairs space. Food and service were both excellent. Really enjoyed the mussels appetizer.

Thank Ahab4x4
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

So good!! Food is wonderful and great service too. And the wine selected is magnificent!! Can’t say enough good things about this restaurant!

Thank Mary G
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

The service was fantastic, from the hostess, bartenders and server. Everyone was friendly and seemed to love working there. The food was incredible and I highly recommend either the fillet or the pork shank.

Thank Dan R
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

What a gem of a restaurant. I spend time in cities considerably larger and more cosmopolitan than Dubuque and L.May surpasses much of what I find elsewhere. A very connected seasonal menu. Options for everyone. We ordered the pumpkin hummus appetizer (pumpkin hummus, goat cheese,...More

Thank nachomatt
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Questions & Answers
4 September 2017|
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Response from Anne M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, definitely book reservations! And yes, separate checks are fine. Pay in cash, get 5% discount.
8 September 2016|
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Response from LMayEatery | Property representative |
We have no dress code, our guests are dressed up or casual, and all are comfortable! ;)
Mark P
1 November 2015|
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Response from LMayEatery | Property representative |
Hello Mark, We have several gluten free menu items, they are all indicated on our menu. Almost all of our current entrees are gluten free and all salads and pizza can be served GF! Thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$26
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1072 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-4723
    (10th & Main)
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
  • Phone Number: +1 563-556-0505
  • E-mail
A new romantic bistro on the historic 1000 block of Main Street in Dubuque IA. L. May Eatery serves fusion cuisine and pizza in Dubuque, Iowa in a romantic candlelit atmosphere. Enjoy our impeccable service table side or at our full bar. We also have an extensive wine list with anything from a quality glass of pinot to a great special occasion reserve bottle.
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