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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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“osso bucco” (48 reviews)
“pizza” (139 reviews)
“salad” (62 reviews)
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1072 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-4723
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommend getting a reservation; both indoor and outdoor seating. The food was delicious. The seating is such that it can get quite loud. Price was about $30 a plate. Worth the visit.

Thank Jodie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always try to stop here when we're in town for the Vintage torque Fest car show. the staff is accommodating and always squeezes us in somehow even when we call an hour or two before we visit with a party of nine on a...More

Thank FastGirl39
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

4.5 stars! The restaurant staff made us feel very special celebrating our anniversary. They truly made it a very memorable evening for the two of us. The service the entire evening was impeccable! The food was good too although not quite mind blowing or five...More

Thank Vacationqueen1111
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

This place is absolutely AMAZING! The food is beyond excellent and the owners are wonderful people! The service is exceptional! If you have not tried this place, you’re truly missing out!

Thank ramseyvens
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

My husband got the shrimp & scallops. They were excellent. I had the roasted vegetable salad that was good too. Only complaint was that it was too dim lighting & had to get my cell phone light to read the menu. When the menu offers...More

Thank MadridIAtraveler
Reviewed 5 March 2018

The food is great! Will go back again and again. I had the Scallops and they were wonderful, went back again just to get the Scallops again.

Thank Pam S
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We ate here for the first time on a Sunday evening. Good thing we called for reservations because this place was busy! Four of us came for supper and we weren’t disappointed. The appetizers were beautifully presented. We had the modern relish tray (homemade crackers...More

Thank lynne G
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Went on a Sunday evening with friends and was pleasantly surprised with the size of the crowd. We were waited on by Abby who could not have been more professional and personable. A rare treat. We started with the artichoke and spinach dip and the...More

Thank ajamas3
Reviewed 24 February 2018

The salmon was spectacular. I loved the salsa that was part of the dish. EJ picked out a great wine paring. Lots of friendly service. The bar was filled with fun people.

Thank Go2FunFood
Reviewed 21 February 2018

In the Dubuque area this past weekend, my husband and I were glad to have reservations on this packed Saturday night. We felt treated to outstanding service, and especially liked our window table. The spinach and artichoke appetizer with fresh pita pieces is not to...More

Thank mplsal
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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