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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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11:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 02:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

I asked three locals where to go while in Padre. They all said, "Louie's." This place is uh-mazing! The food is incredible! The service was even better! Shout out to my man Chris (Chris G 7-12)! The hula dancers were an incredible surprise and it got hot dancing with them! I was blown away by this place! It is my... More 

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

Happy to hear some locals pointed you our way, Sean! We want you to enjoy every minute of the time you spend here, so it's great to see you were blown away by everything from the food to the entertainment. I know I speak for everyone when I say we can't wait to have you back again the next time... More 

Destin, Florida
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Huge place. Unremarkable seafood buffet. Live music upstairs. Bayside view at sunset made the dinner acceptable.

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Thank jamiee79
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed watching the sunset here. The food should always be on par with the atmosphere, so it's disappointing to hear you felt let down by the buffet. Our recipes are a point of pride for us, and we're confident there's something else on our menu that will knock it out of the park next time. That being said,... More 

South Padre Island, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Great food but even better service. Joshua Cain provided the best service I've ever had at a buffet. Looking forward to going back

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

So glad you enjoyed your visit, Doug! We want you to be as impressed with the service as you are with the food, so it's great to hear Joshua took such good care of you. I hope we'll be seeing you back at the buffet again sometime soon. Cheers, Dan, Owner More 

Graham, Texas
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

This place is average and a bit over rated. The food was okay for a buffet and the service was just okay as well. We enjoyed the water front seating.it is a restaurant you should try once because of its novelty.

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

Average is not okay by us. The quality of our food and service is something we're really proud of, so it's disappointing to hear you felt let down. Ensuring that you have nothing short of a stellar experience is extremely important to us, and we're confident you'll enjoy everything as much as the view next time. That being said, I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Vincente was our server and he was awesome! He was extremely friendly and tentative. The chocolate cake was yo die for and the view was pretty great too! Great experience!

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Thank Linds002
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

Happy to hear Vincente took such good care of you! We certainly want you to be equally impressed with the food, so it's great to see the chocolate cake was a big hit. I hope we'll get the chance to welcome you back for another piece soon. 'Til next time, Dan, Owner More 

Cedar Park, Texas
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

While the sunset was beautiful and the mariachi band entertaining, the buffet and service was only average. Especially for over $20 a person. Would not return.

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

We wish you'd enjoyed everything as much as the entertainment, Cindy. The quality of our food and service is a point of pride for us, so it's disappointing to hear you felt let down. Creating an experience that's memorable for all the right reasons is extremely important to our entire team, and we're confident that will shine through should you... More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

While on vacation went to eat with the family because we wanted to have seafood. I had the BEST Blackened Catfish I have ever tasted in my life!!!! And there was SOOO much food!! We will definitely be coming back here!

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

That's quite the compliment, Karen -- WOW! We couldn't possibly be more thrilled that you enjoyed the blackened catfish so much. I hope we'll get the chance to welcome you and your family back for more sometime soon. 'Til then, Dan, Owner More 

San Antonio, Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

We ate here Saturday night, July 2nd! We've eaten at Louie's almost every year for over 5 years since we come here every July 4th weekend! Highly recommend them for the food and drinks!

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

Thank you for the recommendation, Tim! We want to be the kind of place you always look forward to coming to, so it's great to see that's been the case all these years. Your support means everything to us, and I hope we'll be seeing you back again sometime soon. Cheers, Dan, Owner More 

San Antonio, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

We had the absolute best time with this being our first visit to Louie's !!!... Our waiter was Vincent and we couldn't have been happier with his attentiveness and GREAT customer service !!!... We will absolutely return to Louie's when we visit the island again!!!

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Thank lilmisdynomite2
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

Thrilled to hear Vincent took such good care of you! Anticipating your needs is a point of pride for us, so it's rewarding to hear that stood out to you so much. We're all looking forward to your return visit already. All the best, Dan, Owner More 

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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Great night out with my husband. Great food, beautiful sunset and awesome fireworks Friday night ! Kinda crowded to walk between tables to the buffet but besides that fun!

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

Thanks for making us part of your Friday night plans, Kimberly! We do get a bit crowded when there are fireworks, but our team's always happy to find you another seat if that makes you more comfortable. I hope we'll get the chance to welcome you back for more seafood soon. 'Til next time, Dan, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 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
11:00 - 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?