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L.May Eatery

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1072 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-4723 (10th & Main)
+1 563-556-0505
16:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Mon 16:30 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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davenport, ia
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Service was good -- got right in at our reservation time with prom-dressed groups all around us. I liked the variety in the menu, but the delivery was just a little lacking. My salmon was undercooked (not a major infraction in my book, since overcooked is far worse) and, more notably, under-seasoned. My wife's pork shanks were similarly unimpressive. The... More 

Thank scott216
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy reservation. Arrived on time, friendly greeting by hostess and table was waiting although very busy night. Nice wine and food selection. Unique pizza is a specialty, we order sm for appetizer, delicious. My rare filet and wife's beef "osso buco" wonderful, presentation and flavor. Megan was attentive and knowledgeable server. Next time caesar salad would be our choice, house... More 

Thank David S
Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Nevada
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173 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ten of us had dinner at a large table downstairs. Of the the four dinners I had in Dubuque on this graduation trip, this was the best place. I wish I had found L.May Eatery sooner. I had the pork chop for dinner, it was huge and excellent! Very good selection of wines. The service was very good.

Thank Gene B
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477 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Large specialty pizza and a bottle of wine with wonderful service, can't ask for anything more. If you don't want pizza the filet is delicious. The relish tray has some fabulous cheese on it, give it a try. Easy location downtown and love the outdoor seating when it's warmer. Full bar and comfortable for dinning.

Thank Go2FunFood
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I selected this restaurant based on previous reviews and was not disappointed. The menu was seasonal and full of fresh, flavorful options. Service was prompt and attentive. I particularly appreciated the fact that the tables where not placed so close to each other that you felt like you were part of the conversation of other diners. If I lived in... More 

Thank Member380
Strawberry Point, Iowa
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perhaps because of past reviews we were expecting something spectacular--and it just wasn't. Service was prompt and friendly. Ambiance was just OK. The salad, fig pizza (appetizer), and creme brulee were good, but the main courses were unremarkable. My daughter had shanks on mashed potatoes and I had the vegetarian curry. First mouthfuls were tasty, but there wasn't enough complexity... More 

Thank LindaSueSulzdorf
Boynton Beach
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I had the salmon special with couscous. My husband had the duck. They were both outstanding We had a brownie with ice cream for dessert. Wonderful

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Madison, Wisconsin
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244 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The place was busy on a Saturday night when we arrived for our 6:15 reservation. We were seated immediately. Service was prompt and pleasant. The entrées were in the $20-$30 range. Wine by the bottle began about $30. Two in our party had salmon. They thought it was fine but it didn't seem to be extraordinary. One had the special... More 

Thank aquadroplet
Dubuque, Iowa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I've been a customer of LMay for many years. This is a family-owned establishment, and a step above your average Dubuque cuisine. The owners and long-time staff pour their heart and soul into this place, and it shows--their doors are always bursting when they're open. Their seasonal menu and their chef are fantastic. Creative and delicious food. Their wine and... More 

Thank TJBramble
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Dined here on a busy Friday night without a reservation. It was about a half hour wait but worth it! We shared the scallop appetizer which was amazing, and then had the L.May supreme pizza. The combination of toppings on this pizza were very interesting and tasted perfect together. This is a must for our next backyard brick oven pizza... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 26
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?