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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” (222 reviews)
“crab legs” (235 reviews)
“ribs” (208 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
2305 Laguna Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6952
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came back twice during our week-long stay on the island. The first time, we had a sweet, outgoing waitress named Jessica who kept the beer flowing and steered us toward the most wonderful ribs I can remember having in a long time. We loved...More

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

Andrew, thanks for the support! We're thrilled that you visited us twice during your stay on SPI. We hope to serve you guys again soon. Cheers, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an awesome experience with incredible food. The server was Jessica and highly recommend her. Ask for her at the door. Very attentive and friendly. Asked and answered all the right questions at the right time. Never felt like sh was hovering but never...More

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

Kenneth, we're so excited that you guys loved your experience with us! We're thrilled that everything hit the spot from the service to the seafood. Thanks for the support -- come back and see us again soon. Best, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dined here on 6th May. Got there quite late and ordered the barbecue rib special which was excellent. Great service as well. Usually a few smokers in there but this time none, so not sure if it as gone smoke free, If so then great...More

Thank Steven T
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Steven, thanks for joining us! We're thrilled that you loved the rib special and the service. Thanks for the support and we hope to welcome you back soon. Best, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was outstanding here. The Buffet is one of the best things there. $24 for all you can eat Prime Rib, Crabs, Shrimp, Scollops, salad bar. You can hurt yourself at this place. 😳😉 Make sure you look for the coupon for the free chocolate...More

Thank ronv100
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're excited to hear you guys enjoyed everything from the buffet to the chocolate cake! Thanks for the support -- come back and see us again soon. Cheers. Dan, Owner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't eat here but enjoyed the beautiful sunset and drinks. Our server (Jessica) was awesome, the prices were good and the entertainment was fun! Definitely hit this place up on your visit!

Thank Lisa J
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Lisa, thanks for joining us for a drink! It's great to hear that you enjoyed everything. Come back and see us next visit. Cheers, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first attempt at eating here wasn’t successful, so we tried again the next night. It wasn’t as full, and we got a table right by the water. Our waiter recommended the buffet, and since most mains were close in price, we opted for it....More

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

Thanks for giving us another chance! It's great to hear that you enjoyed the buffet and we appreciate the feedback. We hope to serve you again soon. Sincerely, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The highlight was feeding the catfish our table scraps. We opted fro the seafood buffet featuring "prime rib" steak. What do you expect for $22? The steak was anything but seasoned well, but the boiled shrimp were plentiful. Limited salad bar offerings, but what would...More

Thank dwlaw79
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for checking us out. We're glad that you were able to try our buffet, but hope that you'll give something else on our menu a shot in the future. Hope to have you back our way in the future. Cheers, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Deck and bar area seem nice with a view of the bay. The dining area inside is dated and very dark with a musty smell. Surprisingly the seafood was very average if not disappointing, especially for the price.More

Thank timmay64
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We appreciate your visit, but I'm disappointed our ambiance and seafood plates didn't live up to your expectations. We're known for a cozy atmosphere and some pretty special dishes, so it sounds like you might've visited us on an off night. If you give us...More

Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

Want to thank Richard T for excellent service waiting on us. Great attitude. Great service all around... Love the crab legs

Thank Harvey A
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Harvey, thanks for checking us out! We appreciate the support -- come back and see us again soon. -Dan, Owner

Reviewed April 18, 2018

Ate outside at Louie's and had an great seafood buffet for a very reasonable price that was complimented by amazing sunset views, thousands of catfish right off the deck waiting for tidbits.

Thank mjc0399
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for joining us! It's awesome your food was delicious and your view was spectacular. Hope to welcome you back for more seafood soon. Best, Dan, Owner

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March 13, 2018|
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Response from Kurt.mr S | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do.....but the buffet is so good and not only seafood
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Mike B
February 12, 2018|
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Response from CalTiskilwa | Reviewed this property |
The normal price is $24.00 per person. Sometimes they have a special for $22.00.
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Lisa W
February 3, 2018|
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Response from Toni D |
We do not allow pets on the property
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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
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
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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