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L.May Eatery

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1072 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-4723 (10th & Main)
Sun - Mon 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow... I never would have thought that a city like Dubuque would have a 1st class restaurant. While the restaurant is not pretentious and the appearance of the menus themselves might not suggest it, the food and the choices and the quality of this restaurant are both outstanding!!! I took a group to the restaurant and no one was disappointed... More 

Thank DouglasPAllen
Dubuque, Iowa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time that my and my fiance go to L.May it is an amazing experience! FANTASTIC food and service everytime! THANK YOU L. MAY FOR BEING IN DUBUQUE!!!!

Thank ilikemuffins16
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Service here has always been very good. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Very unique atmosphere right down on Main Street. Fun!!!

Thank S9032JNdanr
Dubuque, Iowa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is pretty, the food excellent, and the service was very very good. It is not a burger place but a nice dinner experience.

Thank Evelyn R
Dubuque, Iowa
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

L.May has a good vibe, and has no trouble filling tables. Their pizzas are really good. The main dishes I have had have all been good, but nothing that really gets me excited. The pork shanks are my go to if I'm really looking to get full; not that the portions are large, but it is sized right for as... More 

Thank ZakD
Budapest, Hungary
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined on a Friday night with outdoor seating. The outdoor seating made for a pleasant dining environment. The food was excellent and the service was good. Service was a bit slow at times which has not been our past experience. From personal experience I can state the lamb chops were excellent. My wife is a beet salad connoisseur, in her... More 

Thank D B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our first visit to Dubuque and we, of course, checked Trip Advisor to determine the best places to eat. We made a reservation for a Thursday evening at L.May Eatery--and we were glad we did, as the restaurant was packed! (Always a good sign!) We were seated right away and our server took drink orders. We shared an... More 

Thank roadcatindy
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a "send off to college" party for my daughter. We utilized the private room in the lower level of LMAy. Everything from accomodations ,service, presentation and quality of food, it was all exceptional. The guests had endless compliments on the entire evening. this was a memorable moment and it was a perfect way to celebrate with a small... More 

Thank Heather H
Kingston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food. Staff was incredibly friendly. Menu prices were pretty high for an average dinner out, but we were happy with food taste and quality. We splurged as an anniversary dinner, but if you can drop $100 on dinner, you'll be delighted with their food. Atmosphere very pleasant too - we sat outside on a lovely August evening.

Thank Louise J
Dubuque, Iowa
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a nice romantic place to get away for an evening this is a good option. It is a bit on the pricey side (20+ per entree about). NIce atmosphere and nice staff.

Thank 777nelson2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $26
American, Gluten Free Options, Italian, Pizza
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1072 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-4723
    (10th & Main)
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
  • Phone Number: 563.556.0505
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?