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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” (226 reviews)
“crab legs” (236 reviews)
“ribs” (205 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2305 Laguna Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6952
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have never had bad service. We've eaten at the seafood buffet, which is always excellent and the best value for your money if you're after a full meal. We've ordered off the menu and we've eaten and had drinks at the outdoor bar. We...More

Thank TeriK185
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

I'm thrilled to see that you've loved every single visit you've had with us! Great wings and drinks brighten any day. Thanks for the five stars, and we can't wait to see you for more brews and views very soon. Until next time, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

Several months ago we realized that there is prime rib, choice of potato, and unlimited salad bar offered on the early bird specials, served between 5 and 6 pm. It is a full pound of meat cooked to your order. We eat a lot of...More

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

I'm happy you enjoyed your time with us so much, Linda! I appreciate the feedback about the baked potatoes. I hope you'll be back for more prime rib and chocolate cake very soon. Until next time, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

The buffet is an excellent value for Bayfront dining. Louie's also has one of the best sports bars on the island.

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

We're thrilled that you love dining by the bay with us and that you think we're one of the best. Please come back and see us soon. Until next time, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The quality of food was not that great but it is what you would expect for the price. The entire place needs an overhaul. As it is extremely dated and somewhat run down. However the only bright spot was Angelita as she was extremely professional...More

2  Thank Saul P
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's wonderful that Angelita could take such wonderful care of you, Saul, although I wish you had been wowed by the food and atmosphere. I understand that everyone has different preferences, but I hope you might be back in the future for an overall amazing...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service from Angelita and a sweet gal on the 3rd level who went out of her area to wait on us. One waitress up there was rude and refused to wait on us. She lost out on great tips. Thank you to the wonderful...More

Thank kimjenkins1421
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's wonderful that Angelita could take such good care of you, Kim! It's unfortunate that you didn't receive attentive service from everyone on our staff, but thank you for your feedback on that. Please come back for more great music soon. Have a great day,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hadn't visited Louie's in more than 5 years. We remembered an outstanding buffet with fresh choices, a thrilling firework display and excellent service. This was our first dinner for our weekend trip and we were uber excited. WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT! The buffet was $24...More

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

I'm sorry to hear that your last experience with us didn't match the the previous ones, Bella. I can see how frustrating it would be to not have your expectations met, and for the buffet to not be fully stocked during your visit. I understand...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my wife last night at 6.30. I wanted the prime rib and my wife the crab. My prime rib was clearly not fresh and was from a previous serving which even the waiter agreed with. The red in the photo was not juicy...More

Thank michael s
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm sorry to see that you had this experience, Michael. I assure you that our food is always made fresh, and I'm sorry you were given a different impression. It's unfortunate you didn't feel your concerns were echoed, but if you're ever having issues you're...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Louie’s food is amazing! I love their buffet, there is so much to pick from and the food is delicious! I love being able to sit on the deck by the water and seeing the fish swim around. Their fireworks during the summer are a...More

Thank Alejandra G
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It's amazing that you loved your time with us so much, Alejandra! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the food, and the fireworks certainly are a great addition. I hope to see you again soon. Until next time, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If I went to my kids school for seafood day I would get fresher food! Service was good and friendly... But didn't make up for shrimp and fish from frozen warehouse..

Thank bblaker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Louie's always a favorite over the years. Our family arrived before sunset for the prime rib and seafood buffet indoors. The sewage smell is strong as soon as we walked in and gnats were circling our faces before we sat at our table. We left...More

Thank Kathryn P
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It's disappointing to see you had anything less than a five-star time, especially when you've been such a loyal guest in the past, Kathryn. If you ever have any issues while you're here, you're always welcome to speak to a manager. I appreciate your feedback,...More

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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
Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Monday
5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Tuesday
5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Wednesday
5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Thursday
5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Friday
5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Saturday
5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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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