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Louie’s Backyard

2305 Laguna Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6952
+1 956-761-6406
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (216 reviews)
“crab legs” (240 reviews)
“ribs” (179 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
2305 Laguna Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6952
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A corona and dos esques for $11. No craft beers on tap. Loud happy hour music at 5pm. Told server we wanted a menu upon getting our beers. He never came back. We just left disappointed.

Thank Judy B
Reviewed 4 days ago

the prime rib and seafood buffet here is great, better than Vegas lol. you can also sit out by the bay and watch the sun set, a little on the expensive side but well worth it.

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had 7 visitors. Two servers. One was OK; the other (Jessica) was GREAT. The one server did a good job getting drinks and appetizers, but seemed a bit put out by my questions and any requests we had for something extra. That server was...More

Thank rixreviews2017
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for joining us. We're glad to hear that you guys really enjoyed Jessica's service and the food. Due to how many large parties and how busy we get, we don't offer split checks at this time. This allows our servers to continue providing the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Louie’s is always a Thurs night must for ribs when we spend a month on SPI. Consistently good. Tender and delicious and bargain priced. Crowded but moves fast. Staff works incredibly hard.

Thank laker46
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for the support! We're glad to hear that you enjoy joining us on Thursdays for ribs. Hope to serve you again soon. Cheers, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

Based on other reviews, we thought it'd be worth the price to eat at this restaurant. I can only assume that it wasn't good because it was off-season. The shrimp were over-cooked and mealy like they'd been frozen and defrosted too many times. The baked...More

Thank eilers78751
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're glad that you checked us out but are sorry to hear that your meal could've been better. We always have a manager on the floor ready to help and hope that you'll give something else on our menu a shot in the future. Best,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was somewhat disappointed to say the least. Read great reviews and has recommendations from friends. We opted to order off the menu rather than the buffet. I had grilled fish and grilled shrimp with a baked potato and salad bar. The salad bar was...More

Thank Gaylan M
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Gaylan, thanks for checking us out. We're glad that you enjoyed the shrimp and fruit salad, but are sorry that the baked potato didn't completely hit the spot. If you didn't let your server know this time around, we're always happy to make things right...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Start with Happy Hours end with drinks and live music about all evening long. This was the second year we went to this place very nice

Thank Ronald K
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Ronald, thanks for joining us! We're glad that y'all had a great time. Thanks for the high marks and we hope to have you back our way again soon. Cheers, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had buffets and it was amazing. My husband had crab legs until he got tired of eating. Lol. Also had prime rib a great salad bar with potato bar and lots of extras too. Shrimp blackened fish rice pilaf veggies hushpuppies and baby back...More

Thank Christy H
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It sounds like you found plenty to love on our buffet line, Christy -- thanks to you and your husband for stopping in! I'll be sure to thank Richard for showing you such terrific and welcoming service. Come back and join us for another bite...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a great meal/experience. Richard was a great server. Love the sea food buffet and the death by chocolate cake

Thank Sharon K
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sharon, we're thrilled that you guys really loved Richard's service and the seafood buffet! Thanks for the support -- come back and see us again soon. Cheers, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for a wedding rehearsal dinner. Holly and Cameron were phenomenal! Even after I accidentally spilled my drink, they were very helpful and understanding.

Thank Erin M
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Erin, we're glad that you guys celebrated with us! It's great to hear that you really enjoyed Holly and Cameron's service. Thanks for the stars -- hope to have you back our way again soon. Best, Dan, Owner

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brett s
27 May 2017|
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Response from Roxanne F | Reviewed this property |
unsure ate at 11pm
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718julie
1 June 2015|
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Response from Dan S | Property representative |
Sports Bar Menu is limited to Sports Bar. However, the Lookout Deck offers waterfront dining featuring a similar menu as the Sports Bar. Thank you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2305 Laguna Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6952
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: +1 956-761-6406
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Description
At Louie's Backyard in South Padre Island, there is no such thing as a boring night. Whether you want to sit and chat with your friends, cheer on your favorite team or cut a rug till the wee hours, we've got you covered!
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