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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 August 10, 2018 via mobile

We were disappointed in the buffet. The service wasn’t great either. We were there on a Luau night. We had a large party and the server pushed the buffet and then left us most of the night, because gratuity was included anyways with our large...More

Thank albleal
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2018

I'm sorry you and your group didn't have a better experience. I assure you that we never want you to feel rushed, and I sincerely apologize if you did. I hope you'll give us another chance to show you the five-star experience you deserve. Take...More

Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

The food and service were great. Very busy so food took a while but we were comped an extra adult beverage while we waited. Live music was a plus. Will definitely visit Louie’s next trip to the islandMore

Thank Charlotte B
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2018

I'm glad you had a great visit here, Charlotte! I apologize that your food took a little longer than expected, but it sounds like we were able to get you taken care of while you waited. We look forward to seeing you next time! Take...More

Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

The buffet was good , but we wished it was self serve because we ended up wasting too much food since they plated larger potions. Also the line can get a little long and the inside seating it a little cramped. Outside seating would probably...More

Thank Brittany Z
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Every time during the summer I got to Louie’s to eat and watch the fireworks Friday nights. Good food, good drinks, excellent staff making for an awesome experience. Later in the evening you can dance the night away upstairs at the bar.

Thank Robert A
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2018

It's an honor to be a one of your summer traditions, Robert! I'm happy to hear that each visit has been a great one. We look forward to seeing you next time! Take care, Dan, Owner

Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Great vibe, decent price for drinks. We went on a Thursday and were actually lured over by their great music. Live band and DJ. Family friendly.

Thank Irene V
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2018

I'm so happy you enjoyed your visit here, Irene! Live music is always a fun time. We hope you'll make it our way again soon! Take care, Dan, Owner

Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Arrived at 7:30 to get seated without a wait outside to see the firework show (it was extremely hot still). Buffet was ok as long as you got food that was just being put out. Servers at the buffet were rude but I think it...More

Thank Tomesha0728
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2018

Thanks for spending a special evening here! I'm glad that you had a great view of the fireworks and enjoyed a good meal in the meantime. I apologize that you felt service wasn't as friendly -- this is out of the ordinary for us, and...More

Reviewed July 31, 2018

Went Friday evening about 6:30. Had to sit outside or wait 45 mins. The prime rib both my daughter and I had was tough. The shrimp was over cooked and you had to try to eat the crab with one hand as you swatted flies...More

Thank Steve F
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2018

I'm sorry to hear that this visit wasn't up to par with your previous ones, Steve. Your food should have been cooked to perfection, and I apologize if it wasn't. We always recommend that you make a manager aware of any issues you have at...More

Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Skip lunch if you are going to eat at the dinner buffet. Prime rib, grilled & fried seafood, scallops, shrimp, crab cakes, you name it, they had it. Hearty, hot and tasty portions. Lots of sides. Everything was very good, impressed with the service and...More

Thank M126XTjoec
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2018

Thank you for sharing this! I'm so glad that you enjoyed a variety of fresh steak and seafood from our buffet. Top it off with fireworks, and it sounds like you all had a great night! I hope we'll see you again sometime. Cheers, Dan,...More

Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Always good food and drinks. Music and dancing upstairs is always cool. However, remember during the early summer months fireworks over the bay on Fridays is an awesome topper for your night out!

Thank robmonsterTX
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2018

I'm thrilled that you always have a great time here with us! You're right -- those fireworks make for such a fun dinner and a show. Hope to see you back soon! Take care, Dan, Owner

Reviewed July 27, 2018

the steak was raw, fish over cooked chicken was dry . i will not eat there again. the service was awful it was over pricesMore

Thank monster720
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2018

I'm sorry to see that your experience here wasn't the best. We have high expectations for both our food and our service, so I'm disappointed that this wasn't the impression you were left with. I wish you had brought your concerns to the attention of...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
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
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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