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L.May Eatery

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1072 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-4723 (10th & Main)
+1 563-556-0505
16:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Mon 16:30 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Dubuque, Iowa
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There's a reason this restaurant consistently ranks at the top of Trip Advisor's best restaurants in Dubuque. The atmosphere is quaint. It's in the heart of downtown. The selection isn't 'boring' from a stereotypical steak joint or restaurant, yet even the pickiest of eaters can find something they'd be satisfied with. Their wine selection is small, but unique enough to... More 

Thank jjhilgers
Janesville, Wisconsin, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service Prices were high but quality was excellent, salads were excellent very good value Highly recommend.

Thank Fred Y
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're looking for a place that knows how to cook, and cook well, check out L May Eatery. We had crab cakes for our appetizer which consisted of two large crab cakes. Tender and flaky with great flavor. For entrees, my husband had the filet, which I also tasted. Pure perfection. I ordered the salmon because I'm always curious... More 

Thank Jenn P
Ackley, Iowa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is definitely the restaurant we like to go to although there are others in Dubuque that are great as well. L.Mays was recommended so we tried it and loved it.

Thank iowabike75
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Made our first trip there on a couples weekend. Wife had the filet and I had the pork shanks. Both were excellent. Atmosphere is very nice and staff was great too!.

Thank Brad L
Dubuque, Iowa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Natalee and I had been traveling all weekend and just wanted a nice meal. Easy choice-we drive down to LMay Eatery and consumed a delicious meal, a nice glass of wine and had the pleasure of many friends. It doesn't get much better than LMay!

Thank jbedfordd
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Food is very good, service is good. Some times it is too crowded, tables are very close so there is no opportunity for a private conversation.

Thank Karen L
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The food is excellent and the staff is wonderful. The restaurant is decorated very nicely. They have a great wine list and the desserts are "to die" for. It is just down right excellent.

Thank Flora1Chokey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I like everything about this place except they really jam you in and you don't have any privacy from others unless you are lucky and get a table in the corner. The food and service are fantastic.

Thank Bill H
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

The prices are so high that most people would be excluded. For the price, it should be easy to serve great food, but my three visits in the past 12 months have disappointed my guests and me.

Thank Bobby A

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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
US$10 - US$26
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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
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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Iowa City, Iowa
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?