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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” (131 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1072 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-4723
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

L. May has been our favorite place for dinner pretty much since they opened. The food is always excellent and the service is pretty much always at least very good. If anything, we miss the days when you could simply drop in and get the...More

Thank Greg M
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Service was good -- got right in at our reservation time with prom-dressed groups all around us. I liked the variety in the menu, but the delivery was just a little lacking. My salmon was undercooked (not a major infraction in my book, since overcooked...More

Thank scott216
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Easy reservation. Arrived on time, friendly greeting by hostess and table was waiting although very busy night. Nice wine and food selection. Unique pizza is a specialty, we order sm for appetizer, delicious. My rare filet and wife's beef "osso buco" wonderful, presentation and flavor....More

Thank David S
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Ten of us had dinner at a large table downstairs. Of the the four dinners I had in Dubuque on this graduation trip, this was the best place. I wish I had found L.May Eatery sooner. I had the pork chop for dinner, it was...More

Thank Gene B
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Large specialty pizza and a bottle of wine with wonderful service, can't ask for anything more. If you don't want pizza the filet is delicious. The relish tray has some fabulous cheese on it, give it a try. Easy location downtown and love the outdoor...More

Thank Go2FunFood
Reviewed 1 May 2017

I selected this restaurant based on previous reviews and was not disappointed. The menu was seasonal and full of fresh, flavorful options. Service was prompt and attentive. I particularly appreciated the fact that the tables where not placed so close to each other that you...More

Thank Member380
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Perhaps because of past reviews we were expecting something spectacular--and it just wasn't. Service was prompt and friendly. Ambiance was just OK. The salad, fig pizza (appetizer), and creme brulee were good, but the main courses were unremarkable. My daughter had shanks on mashed potatoes...More

Thank LindaSueSulzdorf
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I had the salmon special with couscous. My husband had the duck. They were both outstanding We had a brownie with ice cream for dessert. Wonderful

Thank CurlyLiz
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The place was busy on a Saturday night when we arrived for our 6:15 reservation. We were seated immediately. Service was prompt and pleasant. The entrées were in the $20-$30 range. Wine by the bottle began about $30. Two in our party had salmon. They...More

Thank aquadroplet
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I've been a customer of LMay for many years. This is a family-owned establishment, and a step above your average Dubuque cuisine. The owners and long-time staff pour their heart and soul into this place, and it shows--their doors are always bursting when they're open....More

Thank TJBramble
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8 September 2016|
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Response from GramaGoose | Reviewed this property |
You'll be in paradise, you can wear whatever you please and you don't have to wear shoes! You'll be on Island time! Enjoy!
Mark P
31 October 2015|
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Response from Randy B | Reviewed this property |
Yes! They also have and use mostly Organic and locally grow products.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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