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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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“lobster lasagna” (12 reviews)
“salad” (66 reviews)
“brownie” (11 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1072 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-4723
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I don’t know how we missed this place on previous trips to Dubuque but we will dine here again. I have the bouillabaisse on our server Chris’ recommendation and it was delicious. I started with a glass of port—perfect for the frigid evening. My partner...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 42,745
Reviewed yesterday

8 of us went to L.May to celebrate our anniversaries. One was 52,48,44 and 40 years. We were greeted with champagne and chocolates with strawberry whipped cream, all complimentary! Chris our waiter was excellent. The steaks were excellent and melted in your mouth. All of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank lebakon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Dubuque for a couple of days and went into L.May Eatery. I can't say enough good things about it! After a day of driving, my sister and I found L.May to be a relaxing, cozy place with great food and excellent service. I was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank crew92820
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely a place to try if you like a nice atmosphere and good food. Relaxed atmosphere where you can spend time eating, or just sitting and talking with friends.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank timindbq
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They just do a great job of food preparation. We have never been disappointed. You will have a wonderful experience.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank joydismith
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm never disappointed in the food or service. Tables are very close together, be prepared. It can be loud. I love the bar. Something for everyone on the menu.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Go2FunFood
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, the staff was extremely friendly and welcoming. I hate walking into a restaurant an hour or so before the close. Not to mention with three kids after a night of bowling and they were all saying, “We’re starving.’’ Everyone has a smile...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Maggie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifull food & people. I come from Belgium and the products and food used is amazing fresh and quality. Greatly recommended!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ptavaresinho
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Casual upscale. Great menu and food. Fun place.The menu changes from time to time. I believe it changes with the seasons and the availability of quality ingredients.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Mark W
Reviewed 11 December 2018

We went there prior to an event at the Five Flags Theater. We were greeted warmly and shown to our table. The food was wonderful and the service was attentive without being intrusive.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tsohindbq
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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
Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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