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L.May Eatery

1072 Main Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
563.556.0505
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Ranked #1 of 174 Restaurants in Dubuque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $26
Hours:
Sun - Mon 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 10th & Main
Description: 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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English first
Dubuque, Iowa
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Had the privilege of eating here last night as part of an office Christmas party. I had seen other reviews on how good the Old Fashions were, so I tried it and was not disappointed. For dinner, I had the Filet Mignon and Jumbo Shrimp, which came with asparagus and mashed potatoes. The whole meal was delicious. We had a... More 

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LMayEatery, Owner at L.May Eatery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of L.May! We appreciate your feedback and hope we'll have you again soon. More 

Janesville, Wisconsin
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

very friendly, good selection of gluten free food, atmosphere was great, very nice restaurant. server cathy was great

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LMayEatery, Owner at L.May Eatery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for mentioning Cathy. We appreciate your feedback and hope you will visit us again your next time in Dubuque. More 

Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I brought my husband to this restaurant for his birthday. We drove through fog for three hours and were pleasantly surprised to see the warm decor and attentive service. Everyone helped and a water glass was never empty or a plate not pulled. It is great to watch a place that is being managed correctly and the staff also said... More 

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LMayEatery, Owner at L.May Eatery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind review, we are so happy that you notice the teamwork that our staff employs, we are very proud of our employees. We hope you can visit us again soon. Cheers, Lea More 

Freeport, Illinois
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

L.May ranks with many Chicago restaurants. The dinner selections were unique(e.g. osso buco) and delicious. The wine selection was very nice and not too expensive. I had Napa BV which is a medium priced cabernet. The after dinner bread pudding with icecream was irresistable. Nice venue for our 42nd wedding anniversary.

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LMayEatery, Owner at L.May Eatery, responded to this review

Thank you for celebrating your anniversary with us! Congratulations and we hope you will visit us again soon. Cheers, Lea Droessler More 

Dubuque, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

L. May is certainly one of the best places in town! The atmosphere, service, and of course their food! Never have been disappointed going here. Our server this last time was Cathy, and she did a tremendous job making sure we were happy, satisfied, and had a great anniversary dinner! Thanks!

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LMayEatery, Owner at L.May Eatery, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind review and for mentioning Cathy. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Lea Droessler More 

Mchenry
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

First learned of L.May Eatery during Food and Wine on the River - what a wonderful gem! Looks like a 'storefront' on Main St. in (old) downtown Dubuque. The menu has something for everyone (the Lobster Cheesecake is divine) and the staff are knowledgeable & helpful - about everything on the menu. Be sure to make reservations if it's the... More 

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LMayEatery, Owner at L.May Eatery, responded to this review

Katherine thanks for your kind review and for mentioning your good service. We do hope you will visit us the next time you're in town. Cheers, Lea More 

Modesto, California
Top Contributor
451 reviews 451 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
458 helpful votes 458 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I was part of tour group who ate here for dinner one evening in early October. This is a lovely restaurant with nice ambience and great food. I chose for my meal the trout with cherry sauce, mashed sweet potatoes and vegetable medley. There was also a salad, fresh bread and orange honey butter that came with the meal. It... More 

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LMayEatery, Owner at L.May Eatery, responded to this review

Thanks for much for dining with us and sharing a picture of your yummy meal! We hope you'll have a chance to visit again sometime. Cheers, Lea More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

A group of 6 of us went there for the first time to celebrate my birthday. It was a blast! The service was great, and the food was delicious. I have an onion allergy and the staff was very accommodating to my request and assisted in recommending the perfect entree. The Moscow mule cocktail was amazing as well. All the... More 

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LMayEatery, Owner at L.May Eatery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for joining us with your group for dinner and for your review. We hope you will dine with us again soon. Cheers, Lea More 

Illinois
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Downtown looks from outside are deceiving. Luckily we had done our homework and glad we did not just drive by. Upscale meal and restaurant with a great atmosphere. Our waiter was very good especially with help on our wine selection by rookies. Meal was great and chef was going from table to table checking with everyone. I know why it... More 

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LMayEatery, Owner at L.May Eatery, responded to this review

We're so glad we could exceed your expectations on your visit to us and we hope you'll come back soon! Cheers, Lea More 

Dubuque, Iowa
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Dubuque is lacking in home-grown dining that is elclectic and delicious. L.May does it very well. The atmosphere is upbeat and high energy, though the place is small and crowded like NYC restaurant might be. It works though! This is my top choice for eating out with friends, a date or a Sunday night - ! Two enthused thumbs upupup!!

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Additional Information about L.May Eatery

Address: 1072 Main Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
Phone Number: 563.556.0505
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 26
Cuisine: American

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