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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” (199 reviews)
“crab legs” (227 reviews)
“ribs” (170 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2305 Laguna Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6952
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Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Great seafood buffet. I ate crab legs that were perfect. Steve C. took great care of us, and made great recommendations. We sat outside, which was perfect. Great view as the,sun was finished setting.

Thank Leslie B
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2016

So many "greats," Leslie! I don't know where to start. It sounds like you enjoyed some delicious crab legs along with a beautiful view and attentive service. Thank you so much for sharing your experience. All the best, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 2 November 2016

Went twice on two different occasions for the sports Sunday football and the grease from the appetizers made us sick. One person sick the first time and then 3 others sick the second time. We will not go there for greasy appetizers. The other food...More

Thank David C
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2016

There is little we value higher than providing our guests with quality, delicious food, David, so the fact that you left with a different impression is upsetting. I'd like to assure you that all of our food is made from quality, safe ingredients and cooked...More

Reviewed 1 November 2016

I had a buffet and my husband had the very succurent steak that was cooked to the perfection. George, our wait person, was very friendly and hospitable. Baby-back ribs and butterfly shrimps were outstanding. I was a bit disappointed by the snow crab legs for...More

Thank Sun E
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2016

So glad you loved the baby back ribs and shrimp! Our guests usually rave about the snow crabs, so I'm surprised to hear they didn't quite meet your tastes. On that note, I truly can't wait to welcome you two back for a great time...More

Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to Louie's for the seafood buffet and had a great experience. The hostess was friendly and the server George was awesome. He was very knowledgeable and very helpful. I would even have to say he is the best buffet server...More

Thank JenR47913
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2016

The best buffet server you've ever experienced? I can't wait to share that with George, Jen! Sounds like you and your husband really enjoyed your visit. We definitely can't wait for your return. Until then, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 1 November 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Louie's thanks in great part to Steve C. our host, bartender and waiter. Our craving for shrimp was totally satisfied, however, in hind sight probably should have had the buffet. Salad bar,entree's and drinks were excellent. Highly recommend a visit...More

Thank Dennis N
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2016

Sounds like Steve really make your visit truly fantastic, Dennis! I know he'll love hearing that. Next time you're in SPI, be sure to stop in and try out that buffet. Take care, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The all you can eat buffet is very good especially the crab legs and fried shrimp. Rudy R was our waiter and took very good care of us and even showed us some local tourist attractions. The drinks are delicious and taste even better while...More

Thank BrookeMI
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2016

You're absolutely right, Brooke -- a gorgeous sunset makes a good drink even better. Thank you so much for the recommendation. It's wonderful to hear you loved the seafood and quality service. Hope to welcome you back soon, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 1 November 2016

We went back several times to Louie's during our trip to South Padre Island. We generally are skeptical of seafood buffets, but Louie's nightly buffet, which begins at 5 p.m., is well worth the $21 price. All-you-can-eat crab legs, several types of shrimp, crab cakes,...More

Thank Writestuff33
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2016

Can't believe we had the honor of seeing you guys several times during your trip! I'm so glad you enjoyed the buffet -- you definitely can't beat unlimited crab legs. If you're ever back on the Island, be sure to stop by. Best, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 1 November 2016

Try Louie's on Thurs or Friday night during the Summer Months & you will have a front seat to see the Fireworks plus the food is great!

Thank diverdeb2016
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2016

Great food and a fireworks show? Can't beat that. Thank you so much for the recommendation! We'll see you next Summer (or, hopefully, sooner). Cheers, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 31 October 2016

We recently visited South Padre Island and took our young granddaughters to Louie's more than once. Food was very good, especially the crab legs and we were fortunate enough to have the same waitress - NABIL - both times. She really made it a great...More

Thank KingTravelMidland
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2016

Nabil will be so thrilled to hear this! We love being a place where the whole family can enjoy themselves, so I'm glad you guys had such a good time. If you're ever back in South Padre, be sure to stop by. Take care, Dan,...More

Reviewed 30 October 2016

We had the buffet and drinks here and sat right out by the water. Really nice atmosphere and nice people. Nice place for a date.

Thank jwtravellers
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2016

Nice atmosphere and nice people? Love hearing that! I'm thrilled you and your date had a lovely evening out by the water. Hope to see you again soon, Dan, Owner

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
brett s
What time do you stop serving food in general?
26 May 2017|
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Response from Roxanne F | Reviewed this property |
unsure ate at 11pm
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718julie
Can I order food and drink in sport bar and sit outside next to water to watch firework?
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
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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