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Louie’s Backyard

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2305 Laguna Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6952
+1 956-761-6406
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Mesquite, Texas
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great buffet.....all you can eat crab legs. A wide variety of seafood and a great salad bar. Prime rib is also available on the buffet. Buffet food is hot and replenished often.

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Thank NalaNSadie
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to see us! I'm so glad you enjoyed all the buffet options. Looking forward to having you back here soon! Kindly, Dan, Owner More 

Jackson, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Charles was our server and took great care of us. Loved the food and atmosphere. The buffet had lots to choose from and the salad bar was huge. You must check it out if you're in the area.

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1 Thank fidgetykgd
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

Thanks for grabbing some dinner with us! So glad you enjoyed the buffet and that Charles took great care of you. Please come join us again when you have the chance! Kindly, Dan, Owner More 

Las Vegas, United States
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly servers--The upstairs bar service was great. The drinks & daily happy hour food items were priced very good. Both items were quite tasty!

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Thank Ronald O
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

Thanks for having some drinks with us, Ronald! I'm so glad you had a great time. Hope you'll stop in for round two very soon! Sincerely, Dan, Owner More 

Level Contributor
20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bar and the crew is where you can get the best service and food enough games and tvs every where .The first time we went to backyard we first sat outside on an upper deck there was a live band they were good but while using the bathroom noticed the best was yet to come . We were welcomed... More 

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Thank Roxanne F
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming to see us twice during your trip, Roxanne! I'm so glad the fajitas were a hit and that you all had a great time listening to the music. I hope you and your family will come see us again the next time you have a chance. We'll make sure the food and service is... More 

Spencerport, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

So in spite of the fact that we were not visiting for a good reason (Father was ill, he recovered), my family and I had to eat, and why not check out something decent. My Brother, Sister and I had been there when visiting Dad before, and thought we had liked it before so we gave it a shot. Was... More 

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Thank sushies1
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear a family illness is what brought you to the area, but I'm happy that the food and service was on point during your visit. Sounds like Steve really took care of you guys, and I'll make sure to pass the wonderful praise onto him. I hope the next time you are here (which is hopefully for... More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restruant is on the bay side of the island which gives you more of a "lake" feel. The restaurant is very large with several different feels to it. You can sit outside with a menu, sit inside with a different menu, or they also have a buffet depending on the day as to what the special is. The food... More 

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Thank Nanabgl
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

Thank you so much! The top marks on the food and service is very appreciated. We'll make sure everything is just as great the next time! Sincerely, Dan, Owner More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time trying it out and We will most definitely will be back! The seafood buffet was beyond excellence the crab legs were succulent, the prime rib was cooked to perfection! So worth the price! The wonderful staff and management made our visit very pleasant and enjoyable! Joseli and Esteban went above and beyond! The restaurant is so big! Food... More 

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Thank Marco R
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

Thanks for trying us out, Marco! I'm thrilled that the crab legs and prime rib were a hit and that the service made a particularly great impression on you -- I'll definitely pass your compliments on to the waitstaff. Hope to see you back here soon! Until next time, Dan, Owner More 

Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view was amazing and one to remember. I was lucky to watch the sunset from the top deck on a Saturday evening with my date. This is place offers the best of both worlds, you can have formal restaurant dinning on the bottom deck or bar/quick snack dinning on the top deck. Either choice offers the patron an amazing... More 

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Thank emmanuelu0
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

What an awesome review! Thank you for taking in the view with us. I'm so glad you and your date had a great time and enjoyed the live music. We'd love to have you two back anytime! Until then, Dan, Owner More 

Newnan, Georgia
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My group of 5 had a wonderful time! We sat on the back deck area looking out over the harbor so it was gorgeous! Also, our waiter, Steve C, was very helpful and friendly with his drink suggestions (great margaritas) and with serving our meal needs.... very timely service! By far, the star is the food! I've always thought that... More 

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Thank SHLewis01
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

Thank you so much for that awesome recommendation! Sounds like you and your group made some great choices from the buffet, and I'm happy you loved all of them. Please come back and enjoy the view with us again soon. Until next time, Dan, Owner More 

San Benito, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I drove from a town that is about 45 minutes away so we could enjoy their really good BBQ ribs. We arrived early and enjoyed a nice dinner together. The staff was attentive and the meal was very good. We will definitely go back again. Louie's offers a variety of good foods and my husband is a... More 

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Thank cjhnsn44
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

Nothing better than great food with great friends -- I'm glad you experience both with us every time you come in. Hope you guys will make the drive to see us again very soon. The ribs will be waiting. Until next time, Dan, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 02:00
Monday
17:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 02:00
Thursday
17:00 - 02:00
Friday
17:00 - 02:00
Saturday
17:00 - 02:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?