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1072 Main Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
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Ranked #1 of 175 Restaurants in Dubuque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $26
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
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Passed through Dubuque while in Iowa for business and discovered this little gem of a restaurant. Great local beer, fresh salads, and very tasty thin crust artisan pizza. The desserts also looked decadent, but was too full from dinner.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

just unique and fun. great wait staff. good wine selection, Interesting menu! Only place open on main street even tho there are other nice places around. So it was really busy.

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My husband and I came to LMay for our anniversary. Denise our server was the epitome of hospitality. Her personality, smile and knowledge of the menu and attention to detail was unmatched by any. The menu was diverse and creative and the food was delicious from appetizers to dessert. Oh did I mention how reasonably priced it was? We will... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This place is really cool, I'm so glad we went here. The ambiance was great, love all the different spaces in this restaurant. I highly recommend wandering through the building if you get a chance. The food was fantastic, loved the osso buco and the tastes I had of my friends plates were equally impressive. The service was fantastic and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I was recently back in Dubuque for the holidays so I had to make a stop at my favorite restaurant ever. Now that I live in Chicago, I'm surrounded by world class restaurants, but L.May is still what I miss most about Dubuque. Started with a house salad (best house dressing ever). Then I got talked into trying the scallops.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Amazing food and company, great atmosphere. Highly recommend you check this place out, it's delicious! Also great specials and a friendly bar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner here New Years eve. Special menu that night, but I eat here often so am familiar with normal fare. Must just say that in addition to what I have come to expect as the norm of excellence here, the oyster app and the lasagna special (which I hear may be on the new standard menu) were a work... More 

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We took an out of town guests to L May, and they were thoroughly impressed with the selections of wine, food and the great desserts. Nice place to eat.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This was a restaurant that my spouse and I have been wanting to try simply because my aunt had rave reviews about it and their steak, so all I wanted was a great "steak experience" because aunt's can't be wrong, can they?! The atmosphere of this restaurant is great. Our server, Rachel, was great as well. I ordered the filet... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I have been at this restaurant twice all in the matter of one month. Both visits they were very busy. We made reservations online, the first visit only 2 hours before we arrived. we were sure glad that we did because the wait when we arrived was at least an hour with no room in the bar. Food was great... 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

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