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L.May Eatery

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1072 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-4723 (10th & Main)
563.556.0505
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank Yvonne L
Maquoketa, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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!

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Thank Michael V
Dubuque, Iowa
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10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great local place to have dinner. The food there is great. They have an excellent selection of beverages. The staff is really friendly. When I'm asked where we should meet for dinner L. May is one of my first answers.

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Thank 47of74
Dubuque, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

food has always been great, expensive, but great. I've had the pizza, the bruschetta, pasta dishes, chicken dishes, all delicious.

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Thank MES_1991
Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed excellent food and drink in a romantic atmosphere. Wait staff is attentive. The menu is can't miss.

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Thank campode
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chose L.May because the menu listed a relish tray/cheese board. The pic we saw on TA was ok, but when it was delivered to our table it far exceded our expectations. The meal continued in that fashion. Fantastic cocktails. Good friendly service that was very prompt. Priced well for portions. We both loved our dishes. My wife had the beef... More 

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Thank J. Adam L
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at this restaurant Sunday evening. The hostess and are waiter were very nice and we thought the atmosphere was good. We had good cocktails. The bread was very good. We thought the salad lacked taste and the greens were bitter. I ordered the beef tips the dish was good but nothing special my husband had the mussels and... More 

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Thank glennasuz
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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 

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Thank DouglasPAllen
Dubuque, Iowa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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!!!!

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Thank ilikemuffins16
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $26
Cuisine
American, Italian, Pizza
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?