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L.May Eatery

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1072 Main Street, Dubuque, IA 52001 (10th & Main)
563.556.0505
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: A new romantic bistro on the historic 1000 block of Main Street in Dubuque...
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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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food in historic Dubuque

Casual dining with upscale food. We were seated immediately at 7:00 pm on a Saturday night. My husband had the lamb chop and raved about it. I had the pork tenderloin. It was served with a pineapple salsa and was just delicious. Definitely recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
PamWaukee_Iowa_USA
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Waukee, Iowa, USA
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Waukee, Iowa, USA
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Casual dining with upscale food. We were seated immediately at 7:00 pm on a Saturday night. My husband had the lamb chop and raved about it. I had the pork tenderloin. It was served with a pineapple salsa and was just delicious. Definitely recommended.

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Food was spectacular. Service was very good. Located downtown so parking not the most convenient but adequate. Atmosphere and character of the building add to the experience. Will visit again when in the area.

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Winthrop, Iowa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very nice menu with a wide variety of specialty dishes, many of which were unique to the restaurant. Service was good. There were four of us. We all ordered something different and each meal was delicious.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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111 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant, which occupies and old brownstone building in downtown Dubuque. If you didn't know it, you'd think you were in Milwaukee or Minneapolis. So you can imagine how delighted we were to find it in downtown Dubuque. I'd put it in the category of "slightly upscale casual dining." Menu has a good variety of seafood, steaks, pizza, salads and... More 

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We planned to go here on our recent visit to Dubuque. Husband had Osso Buco and I selected a pizza. Both were great. On Sunday nights, they have a wine special. I would highly recommend this and if you can eat on the patio that makes the evening even better. Servers were extremely attentive, but not to the point of... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This was our third visit to L. May Eatery and we again were disappointed. Our previous experiences at this restaurant showed they had good food but slow service. Today, we again had slow service. It took over 30 minutes before we received our appetizer and another 30 minutes before we received our entrees. The service aside, our main reason for... More 

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

Hi Cory, I am very sorry that you were disappointed in your experience at L.May. It seems as though your server might not have had a full understanding of the vegan dietary restrictions or simply didn't think to offer you vegan salad dressing or a different bread option like olive oil. Your review is a great reminder that we need... More 

Alvin, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Went here on a suggestion from the B&B I was staying in. Wonderful choice. Service was great and food was terrific. I had the pork osso buco which was fall off the bone tender.

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Crawfordsville, Indiana
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Visited this eating establishment with a tour group. We were given the choice of 2 meal selections. I had the Pork Osso Buco served with mashed potatoes, which I didn't care for. The salad was bitter. The bread was very tasty as was the chocolate brownie served for dessert. Very few people in my group were impressed with their dining... More 

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Hickory Creek, Texas
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Even though this restaurant was very busy on a Sunday night, we received excellent service and a quiet table with a view of the street. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the shrimp was some of the best I have had in a long time. My husband and I shared a dessert that was yummy! We will return... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

L.May Eatery provided my wife and me with a very pleasant dining experience. L.May is small in size but has a great fun atmosphere and terrific wait staff. Our waitress, Abby, was wonderful. She explained the menu and specials and answered all our questions. She recommended a wine that was the special for the evening, a Cline Cashmere red blend... More 

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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, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1072 Main Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
    (10th & Main)
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
  • Phone Number: 563.556.0505

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 26
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?