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Louie’s Backyard

2305 Laguna Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6952
+1 956-761-6406
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“prime rib” (226 reviews)
“crab legs” (236 reviews)
“ribs” (205 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
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2305 Laguna Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6952
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have been several times at this restaurant. Service is not consistent. Sometimes is very good. Some other times is bad. The food is not great but we like the view to Laguna Madre, is a good choice for eating outdoors without extremely loud music....More

Thank guerraglo
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I wish I could give this restaurant more than five stars! This was our favorite place to eat on the island and the only place we went to twice on our trip. The buffet was amazing both my seafood eater and none seafood eater loved...More

Thank _shall260
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We go here every almost every winter. The food was good. Our waiter was Julian Almanza, he was one of the best waiters we've ever had! He was so attentive and polite.

Thank E B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Unlimited crab legs is lured us to this place, that along with prime rib on the buffet - both were great! Inside is very dated and dark. But outside along the bay is beautiful especially at sunset!

Thank leahb1999
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have never given a negative review, but this place was just bad. Our family ordered grilled shrimp and fish, chicken Alfredo, and a seafood platter, and none of us liked our food. We also had two margaritas which were watery. We were just hoping...More

Thank 966jamesdavidl
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great buffet overlooking the ocean at sunset! The seafood buffet was worth the price! Angelita was a wonderful, attentive server. She was very helpful and patient with my 3 kids! Loved listening to the live music during dinner.

Thank goobette75
Reviewed 6 days ago

In less than an hour, they opened a private area, stocked the bar, whipped up outstanding snacks for 25 of my guest!!! At a very reasonable price as well. The staff was on top of everything without injecting themselves into the goings on or distracting...More

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 1 week ago

I will never eat or visit this establishment ever again. Too many baby cockroaches running around on the outside patio deck. I get it, roaches are common in Texas. However, baby german roaches are an infestation! Was seated inside after complaining and couldn't even enjoy...More

Thank Cindy L
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded today

I'm sorry to see you had this experience, Cindy. I assure you that our place is up to every health and safety regulation, but it's unfortunate you were ever given a different impression. I wish you all of the best in the future. Take care,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with my husband and three kids (6, 9 & 15) the all you can eat buffet is great! Julian A. was our waiter and was fantastic! He was very attentive with keeping our drinks full and empty plates cleared. We sat outside and...More

Thank _kleckhardt
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

A huge piece of chocolate cake is the best way to end a meal! I'm happy Julian took such wonderful care of you and that your family enjoyed the buffet. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Until next time, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is good. The Buffett has crab legs, shrimp cooked various ways, fried fish and chicken and sides. The service is great and friendly. Angelita was our server and she was very attentive. The one down side is the Buffett area is small (especially...More

Thank Jenbriecory
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

I'm glad you enjoyed our food and the service so much, Jen, however, it's unfortunate to hear that the layout of our buffet wasn't your preference. I can see how this would be frustrating, and I really appreciate this feedback. I hope that regardless, you'll...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
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
Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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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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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