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L.May Eatery

1072 Main Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
563.556.0505
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Ranked #1 of 167 restaurants in Dubuque
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $26
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
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This is one of our favorite places to eat in Dubuque. The place has a lot of character and a nice bar area. In the summer you can eat out front on the sidewalk which can't be beat in good weather. The menu has a wide range of choices from fish to meat to pasta and they even have gluten... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We had the filet and the special, which was rabbit sausage and apricot suace. Seating is relatively close to each other.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The food I had was very good ,but you can have the grits . I just don't like cream of wheat for dinner . A mashed potato would have been much beter served under the entree . For me Grits are disgusting !

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

Hi John, I'm so sorry that you weren't a fan of the grits side with your meal, but glad you enjoyed everything else. Please know that you can always ask for a substitution for the side. Thanks, Lea More

Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Never disappointed by this locally owned restaurant. Attractive ambiance, varied menu, great service, and excellent wines and specials.

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

Thanks so much for your continued support, we really appreciate it! Cheers, Lea More

Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Service was terrible. Got our check in the middle of our dinner. Steak chewy. Fish too fishy. Manager apologized but dinner was for my husbands birthday and we were very disappointed. Would not return.

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

Hello Louie, I'm so sorry that you were disappointed with your dining experience at L.May. We take this feedback seriously and work to make every diner satisfied with their time at L.May. We would like the opportunity to learn from your experience and make it right, if you wouldn't mind emailing dining@lmayeatery.com to share more details. Thank you, -Lea More

cameron
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We were at this restaurant the last time we visited Dubuque and really liked it... The menu has different selections than a chain restaurant and we enjoyed that. It is fun to try new foods and it was delicious... The wait staff was very friendly.

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

Thank you for your review and for your support of L.May! We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Lea More

Galena, Illinois
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I'm really kind of torn on how to rate L.May. It was good, but not as good as I'd hoped. I was slightly disappointed from the moment we sat down. I had reserved a table for 3, and instead of giving us a table for 4 with an empty seat, they seated us at a table for 2 and crammed... More

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

We are very sorry that you were disappointed in your seating and your entree, but glad you were able to try others' meals as well as appetizers and dessert! Please do bring these concerns to our attention while you are dining and we will make every effort to correct the situation while you are still here. If you would like... More

Dubuque, Iowa, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

My husband and myself, and another couple enjoyed dinner at L. May this past Friday evening and had another wonderful experience. We all thoroughly enjoyed our entrees, we received excellent advise from you server, Denise She thoroughly knew the menu, food and cocktails. I had the scallops and they were the best I've ever had in the midwest. Everyone else... More

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

Thank you for your review and for mentioning Denise, she is a huge asset to our restaurant. We hope you return for another double date soon! Cheers, Lea More

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

As usual, the best Dubuque has to offer. Good wine, great crab cakes and the Brussels sprouts are fantastic. Nina (our server) was excellent as we're all the staff. You won't be disappointed.

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

Thank you for your review and for mentioning Nina! We are so happy to be your go-to spot. Cheers, Lea More

DUBUQUE
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Small & intimate. Change in menu every season. Great chef! Fish, steaks, nitely specials all delicious. Even the pizza is awesome. Our favorite restaurant in the area! Sue

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

Thank you for your kind review and for making L.May your favorite spot! We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Lea More

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