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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” (48 reviews)
“pizza” (142 reviews)
“salad” (63 reviews)
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

A little off the beaten path...assuming most tourists head to Dubuque for the Casinos...L.May Eatery is on the slow end of Main Street. It is busy, apparently a local favorite. There is limited outdoor seating and inside the restaurant there is a bar and two...More

Thank JayeBirdHere
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited this fine restaurant on a Saturday evening. When we walked in, we knew by the atmosphere we were in for a nice dining experience. We had reservations (6 in our group) and were seated immediately upon arrival. The first thing I noticed is...More

Thank Donald L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic meal at L. May in Dubuque on a recent Saturday evening. My wife said her tenderloin was the best ever--even better than her previous favorite restaurant has done. Very attentive and courteous service. Nice atmosphere.

Thank wisconsinscout
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food, great service with dairy and gluten free options. Pizza, special, drinks and vegan carrot cake all 5 stars

Thank Adam F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here many times and have found it always to be a nice night out. On our latest visit we had reservations and the table they had for us did not look very private and they had no problem moving us to a...More

1  Thank William H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I were in town for one night and were looking for a vegan restaurant. Well, we found out there are none in Dubuque. We saw that L. May listed vegan options, so decided to dine there. We arrived on a rainy Friday...More

Thank mshopperj
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Brazen is always a great go to place to entertain visitors or relax with family. Also a nice Sunday breakfast

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 9 July 2018

It's not the cheapest place in town, but the quality of the food is terrific. Seafood is always fresh and tasty, the pizza is great and the appetizers are awesome. Try the tacos if they are available.

Thank Jim O
Reviewed 9 July 2018

My husband and I wanted to have a dinner and love going to L.May Eatery. Excellent food and very friendly staff.

Thank kreisen713
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Loved the pizza and good beer selection. There is a small patio seating area, which we used. Servers were prompt and polite. I would recommend this place for couples or business trips.

Thank Jason K
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, 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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