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L.May Eatery

1072 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-4723
+1 563-556-0505
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1072 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-4723
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Reviewed September 16, 2014

I had the scallops - amazing. My husband had a small pizza that was great. Our friends had the lasagna and trout. The only comment was the trout was fishy and wasn't very good. Everything else was very tasty. We started with an app of...More

Thank Tammy S
Reviewed September 6, 2014

The food was very good and the aura excellent, sitting outside on the "main street". The bar was friendly and comfortable. The service was far too casual, though, and not quite on point.

Thank cbw1
Reviewed September 5, 2014

Very nice restaurant which was actually open on a Sunday night! The food was very good and we had our own little table by the window which was very romantic. We had a coupon for a free dessert. We chose the brownie with ice cream...More

Thank Danice A
Reviewed September 3, 2014

It was a Friday night and we didn't have any reservation when we walked in. The hostess told us nothing was available except some tables by the bar or a little alcove with a booth right next to the entrance and bar. We sat there...More

Thank James S
Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is our favorite spot in Dubuque because it is so versatile. You can go with the family and have pizza for dinner or you can go for date night to enjoy drinks and entrees. The bustling atmosphere is energetic and service is always friendly...More

1  Thank EmilyD3242014
Reviewed August 31, 2014

I had a delicious meal here. I had a friendly server who brought out my food quickly. I wasn't a huge fan of the bread/red pepper butter, but I don't really care about the bread anyways because I want to save room for my real...More

Thank Emily H
Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in enroute to an art function, and hosts were pleasant and accommodating for just appetizer's. Owner's were meeting and greeting, always a plus, but excellent food, quality and service. Fantastic local fare and fun in downtown Dubuque.

Thank Robert F
Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Celebrated my parent's 70th wedding anniversary and everything was excellent! The food and service was outstanding. Beautiful restoration of an old downtown building. Well done!

1  Thank Deb A
Reviewed August 25, 2014

We made a reservation ahead of time for a Saturday evening, which I recommend since the place was very crowded. We were celebrating our anniversary so they wrote a cute little note on the paper tablecloth. We ordered the duckling with strawberry basil glaze and...More

1  Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is one of the top five restaurant's that we have ever been to. Excellent food, our waitress (Mary Kay) did a super job taking care of us and they did everything possible to make our anniversary, super special. We will visit again when we...More

1  Thank Napaned
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Questions & Answers
September 3, 2017|
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Response from Anne M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, definitely book reservations! And yes, separate checks are fine. Pay in cash, get 5% discount.
September 8, 2016|
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Response from LMayEatery | Property representative |
We have no dress code, our guests are dressed up or casual, and all are comfortable! ;)
Mark P
October 31, 2015|
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Response from LMayEatery | Property representative |
Hello Mark, We have several gluten free menu items, they are all indicated on our menu. Almost all of our current entrees are gluten free and all salads and pizza can be served GF! Thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $26
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, 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: +1 563-556-0505
  • E-mail
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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