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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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“osso bucco” (47 reviews)
“pizza” (136 reviews)
“isle of capri” (8 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 3 weeks ago

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 20 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 19 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 2 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
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We ate here during a weekend visit. The service was great, food was excellent and we'd come back without a doubt. We had the Relish Tray for an appetizer, but it's not your ordinary relish! It was fruit, nuts, cheeses and was supposed to be...More

Thank TravelDebIowa
LMayEatery, Owner at L.May Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Hello and thank you for your review of L.May. We are glad that you enjoyed your meal. One clarification....we do not use the "leftover" wine on our sangria...we use fresh bottles and an amazing *secret* recipe of fresh fruit juice and some secret ingredients for...More

Reviewed 27 September 2017

Everything was so yummy. I got the beer on tap which was from the local brewery from across the street. My steak was cooked perfectly. I can't wait to go again.

Thank Lori I
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Highly recommended by the locals after we went to the Cathedral for Sunday evening Mass. Great brick, old town interior, excellent meal and wine. I had the Rainbow trout with sauteed Kale which was perfectly cooked and even Kale was good which I dont normally...More

Thank Married40
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Thank you for the excellent service and yummy lunch for our Dubuque Community Educators Luncheon at University of Dubuque. We always can count on you to deliver an exceptional meal and service. Tracy Less - Director of Scheduling and Event Planning

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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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