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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%
Travellers talk about
“osso bucco” (48 reviews)
“pizza” (135 reviews)
Open Now
16:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1072 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-4723
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1 - 10 of 684 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

L.May Eatery came highly recommended by many Dubuque locals and I can see why. The restaurant is very intimate with a juxtapositioning of raw brick walls and luxurious booth seating, as well as tables. The waitress we had was fun and humorous, giving a tablemate...More

Thank Charmaine H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is very good,although we find the atmosphere a bit claustrophobic. It's rather loud and hard to carry on a conversation.

Thank Carol K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Charming eatery. We sat at a table outside. Our server was very personable and attentive. The thin crust pizza was very good. The martinis were very tasty. No complaints. Definitely recommend.

Thank SunnySkiesDSM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was exceptional. My salmon was perfectly done with an unusual flavor and roasted sweet potatoes that also had a unique flavor. Two people got pizza; The crispy crust and interesting combinations were delicious. Pork chops, steak, and pork shank dishes were also enjoyed....More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Great indoor or outdoor seating, unique atmosphere, excellent healthy more natural food choices. Open Sundays and Mondays for fine dining when lots of others are closed

Thank cathybR1610MC
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Recently visited one of our favorite local places L.May. Our server, Abby, recommended several new summer menu items, we loved the fresh poke bowl! We dined outside and thoroughly enjoyed our visit again. Keep up the good work L.May!* ps. love the seasonal cocktails!

Thank amberleeduggan
Reviewed 5 August 2017

L. May has the atmosphere of an old-fashioned bar and neighborhood restaurant but is located in downtown Dubuque. It had an extensive menu with options for vegetarians and vegans. Our group enjoyed the delicious house salad along with our entrees of tasty, fresh salmon, tender...More

Thank Donna K
Reviewed 2 August 2017

The GOOD. OK, we ordered the Chicken Crostini: Very generous size, good overall flavors. The fig jam was a bit cloying. House salad: good but not great. “you’re in dubuque” pizza: Really very tasty, decent crust, great sausage. Braised pork shanks: very tasty and well...More

Thank Abouna
LMayEatery, Owner at L.May Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Hello Abouna, I want to apologize profusely that your experience at L.May was not up to our usual high standards. We always strive for every guest to have amazing service to match our food. It sounds like we definitely didn't accomplish that this time, and...More

Reviewed 26 July 2017

We stayed at Lea's AIRBNB home whilst in Dubuque. She obviously recommends her restaurant, and leave a card for a free dessert in the room. After a busy stay, we were able to dine there on our last night, and were not disappointed. It's obviously...More

Thank mmbcross
LMayEatery, Owner at L.May Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you for your review of L.May! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience here and in Dubuque. Cheers, Lea

Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Nice menu variety, service is top shelf! Never had a bad experience here. Wait staff are very well trained. If I were to open a restaurant, I would model it after L May.

Thank Keith W
LMayEatery, Owner at L.May Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you for your review of L.May! Until you open your own restaurant you are welcome to dine with us ;)

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Questions & Answers
4 September 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.
8 September 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
1 November 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
USD 10 - USD 26
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
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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