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L.May Eatery

1072 Main Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
563.556.0505
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Ranked #1 of 170 restaurants in Dubuque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
NYC
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We arrived and the place was loud and packed. After a slight wait and being brought to a cramped table for 3 I was not impressed. However once service started I gradually was won over by great food, a spectacular, broad and reasonable wine menu and excellent service by Mary Kate who is obviously a veteran. She was the perfect... More

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We're native Dubuque's who no longer live in Iowa and were home for a visit with Dad. It was a delightful surprise. The Osso Buco excellent and the pizza quite good. Service superb. Wine a bit pricey. Pleasant and fun.

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Dubuque, Iowa, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

L May has been a favorite restaurant of myself and my husband for years. This past Sunday evening we had a party of 7, including a couple from Houston, TX, a couple from Seattle, WA, and our daughter who now lives in Chicago. We all had a fantastic time. We all had pizzas and everyone was very happy with them... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My family and I dined here while on vacation. It was our last night so we wanted somewhere very nice. The staff were very friendly and the atmosphere was great. The food was amazing. I have to say their grilled chicken on cheese bread from their kids menu was wonderful. Both my boys ate every bit of it (they are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at L May and had a wonderful experience! Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. The food was phenomenal, I had the Osso Buco which fell right off the bone, and my wife had the scallops which were perfectly done. Very reasonable price for a great meal and drinks. The ambiance was great,... More

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pgh
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I was in Dubuque on vacation and went to L.May for my 58th birthday dinner. The experience began when I was seated.Since I was alone,I got a table in the bar area. It was a quaint little " nook" right in front of the window looking out onto Main Street.One of my favorite activities is people watching.so this was perfect.... More

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My wife and I ate here 7-5-14 and found it charming with excellent service. The Berkshire pork was incredible and we both enjoyed the extensive wine selection.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Our server Chris was helpful, not too intrusive but just attentive enough. Our meals -- smoked salmon appetizer, scallops, bass, topped off with a simple vanilla bean ice cream for dessert were sublime. Great wine list at reasonable prices. No wonder it was doing a great business on a stormy Monday night. Will come back and recommend to friends.

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

Thanks for visiting us, even on a stormy night! I'm so glad you enjoyed your meal. Please come again soon. Cheers, Lea More

Urbandale, Iowa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were in Dubuque for our 45th anniversary and ate at L.May's after seeing a christmas concert at the Symphony. Nice ambiance and great food-would go again.

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

Hi Pamela, Thanks for your kind review! I'm glad you enjoyed your meal with us and the L.May Ambiance. :) Please come again soon. Cheers, Lea More

Dubuque, Iowa
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stopped by after work on a Friday night for a few drinks. The drink menu is great and they offer some unique combinations. The wine list is always on point, too.

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

Hi Leah, Thanks for stopping in and your compliments on our bar and drinks. I'm glad you enjoyed them. Please join us again for dinner sometime! Cheers, Lea More

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