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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” (137 reviews)
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1072 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-4723
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is great! Will go back again and again. I had the Scallops and they were wonderful, went back again just to get the Scallops again.

Thank Pam S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here for the first time on a Sunday evening. Good thing we called for reservations because this place was busy! Four of us came for supper and we weren’t disappointed. The appetizers were beautifully presented. We had the modern relish tray (homemade crackers...More

Thank lynne G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a Sunday evening with friends and was pleasantly surprised with the size of the crowd. We were waited on by Abby who could not have been more professional and personable. A rare treat. We started with the artichoke and spinach dip and the...More

Thank ajamas3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The salmon was spectacular. I loved the salsa that was part of the dish. EJ picked out a great wine paring. Lots of friendly service. The bar was filled with fun people.

Thank Go2FunFood
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the Dubuque area this past weekend, my husband and I were glad to have reservations on this packed Saturday night. We felt treated to outstanding service, and especially liked our window table. The spinach and artichoke appetizer with fresh pita pieces is not to...More

Thank mplsal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed dinner in the downstairs room with the rock walls. The table and seating arrangements is a great concept in which they don't have to push and shove tables together and apart all the time Our server was extremely entertaining and cordial. She truly...More

Thank Becky W
Reviewed 8 February 2018

We always get a great meal at L. May. The most recent trip we enjoyed a pizza, and you can't go wrong with that! We really love the atmosphere here, too!

Thank samanthameier11
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
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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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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
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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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