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L.May Eatery

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1072 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-4723 (10th & Main)
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Mon 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Beverly Shores, Indiana
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We weren't sure what we would find open in Downtown Dubuque on a Monday night, but L.May was a nice find. Our server was pleasant and efficient, and we had a window table which worked for the two of us. The house salad and bread were very tasty. My wife loved her pasta bolognese special, and my filet mignon with... More 

Thank Inddunes
Dubuque, Iowa
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went here for my Wife's birthday. I had the pork burger, (huge and delicious), she had the beef tips, (really good). Nice wine choices, Jubeck's beer on tap, we have had their pizza in the past..wood fired..ummm.

Thank RichDBQ
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Dinner was slightly pricey for the quality. Butternut squash ravioli was tasty, but the shrimp was a total after thought and did not mesh well with the ravioli. Ribs were average. Pizza and branzini were good. Next time we will try lunch.

Thank Carole M
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We rented the banquet room in the basement, very reasonably priced for the size of our party, and had a wonderful dinner with great conversation that would not of been possible in the rest of the restaurant. All of the entrées were perfectly cooked with some surprise from those from out of town at the value. Desserts were also quickly... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife & I dined there on a recommendation from our B&B host. We were able to dine al fresco which added to the experience. The service was attentive, and as it was a "slow" night, accommodated our request for a leisurely paced meal. The menu choices were plenty without being overwhelming. The one area of improvement would be to... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small restaurant is located in downtown Dubuque. The menu choices were unusual (but not wierd food iterms). Our dinner was delicious and the service was excellent. We would definitely eat there again if we pass through Dubuque.

Thank Jayhawker2016
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atmosphere is great, Service was excellent, walked in with no reservation, beer was ice cold, food was great, will go back a again!

Thank John L
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were in Dubuque for a weekend. Called for a reservation on Friday night, and the hostess said would make room for us. We scored an outside table. We ate light, salad and a pizza, splurged on a brownie. Folks around us raved about their entrees. We will definitely be back.

Thank Judy W
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service here was wonderful. We were celebrating our anniversary and they actually made a little sign for us that was waiting for us at the table. We had filet mignon which were great and a wonderful beet salad.

Thank Yvonne L
Maquoketa, Iowa
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190 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for dinner with friends, great staff, great casual elegance feel to the place, I had the filet and it was great. I can honestly say I have never had a bad experience. I really feel this is the best place in town, hands down!

Thank Michael V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $26
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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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