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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” (134 reviews)
All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1072 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-4723
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a Sunday evening dinner here tonight. We tried the Chilean Salmon, Pork Shanks, and Tacos al pastor. The dessert tray is very tempting too, but we passed on this visit. All of the dishes were very flavorful.

Thank Brophman
LMayEatery, Owner at L.May Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review of L.May! Really glad you enjoyed your dinner. Cheers,

Reviewed 11 July 2017

We had a variety of pizza's, it was a wedding rehearsal, drinks and dessert tray. Everything was hot and delicious

Thank Janet K
LMayEatery, Owner at L.May Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed your meal at the rehearsal dinner. Come back again soon! Thanks for your review.

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Delicious food! Menu changes with seasons. Use local produce and meat. Beautiful ambiance. Outdoor seating available. Full bar. Friendly staff. Discounts available if paying cash. The best place to eat in Dubuque, hands down!

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

A very solid restaurant. Broad menu, very well executed. Nice wines; Good selection by the glass. Fast and friendly service. My Caesar salad was really good. Well dressed with just enough cheese. Their scallops special was nicely prepared, cooked to perfection. All six of us...More

Thank realdesertfox
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Questions & Answers
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
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, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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
  • 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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