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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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17:00 - 02:00
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Although the view, and location is absolutely beautiful, the menu didn't have many options. Just decided to order a drink and find some where else to eat. $20+ per plate, so be prepared to spend money. The bar looked really fun though.

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Thank Meneses003
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

While it's wonderful to hear you loved the view and location, I'm sorry if you didn't find the food selection to be as wide as you expected. Guests often find something they really enjoy among our seafood, steak, and pasta options, but if you'd like more, our large buffet can be perfect for sampling many items. Hope you enjoyed your... More 

Arlington, Texas
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217 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We went there for my birthday and I must say that the buffet was great. I worked mostly on the prime rib which may have been the best I have ever had and my wife and son did mostly seafood which they enjoyed. Our poor waitress was very PG so we did not receive great service but it was Ok... More 

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Thank BigTex62
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

Hey, Big Tex! Happy belated birthday! Thanks for letting us celebrate with you. From the prime rib to the chocolate cake, it sounds like you really enjoyed the food at our place. I couldn't be happier to hear it. Hope you have a great week! Dan, Owner More 

1 review
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We enjoyed the buffet and so did our 10 year old. We sat outside by the bay and could see the fish jumping. Our server, Steve C. was excellent! Steve found the perfect place for our small family and took excellent care of us.

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

I'm so glad Steve took great care of you guys, Heidi! He'll be thrilled to see your review. The back deck's a great place for a nice family dinner. Hope we can welcome you all back soon. Take care, Dan, Owner More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The bartenders were very personable. The entertainer had the whole bar sing me happy birthday (without request) service was great, food was GOOD & the environment the staff creates is amazing & warm. 5 stars & 2 thumbs waaaaay up.

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

Happy belated birthday, Angel! I'm so glad the bartender and staff took great care of you on your special day. Hope you had a fabulous night with good food, good drinks, and good people. Cheers, Dan, Owner More 

Monroe, New Jersey
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Food was good and offered both buffet or menu item. Sat outside and was able to catch the sunset. Has different levels and different ambiance per level. Outdoor seating, sports bar, dance, live music, indoor area by buffet area.

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Thank jilll0ng
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

Hey, Jill! It's great to hear you were able to catch the sunset while enjoying a nice meal. Hope you'll join us again soon for another. Until then, Dan, Owner More 

Sugar Land, Texas
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This South Padre staple is worth stopping in, especially at sunset. It's very large and has indoor and outdoor spaces (entertainment on many nights inside). On this trip, I had the seafood/prime rib buffet (I'm not normally a big buffet person). The buffet was good (scallops especially), and included snow crab (which was OK). The buffet presentation was a bit... More 

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

So happy you and the family stopped in for a bite, Goblu! Sounds like you really enjoyed the buffet, though we'll definitely keep your suggestions concerning the filet in mind. Hope to see you soon for more Death by Chocolate, Dan, Owner More 

Carrollton, Texas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Excited to say I've now been to Louie's Backyard and experienced this SPI icon! Had a great evening with an amazing sunset view. The seafood buffet hit the spot and our server, Raquel, was awesome! She made our visit to Louie's even more enjoyable - when you go there, ask for her section!

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

I'm excited you stopped by, too! It's wonderful to see you had a great evening with top-notch service. Raquel will be thrilled to hear it. Be sure to visit us again for another bay-side dinner next time you're in the area. Cheers, Dan, Owner More 

Cedar Hill, TX
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58 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This was a return trip for us...30 years have passed since our last visit, and Louie's hasn't changed. Check out the daily specials. Great sports watching venue.

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Thank stevieweavie2013
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

Thanks, Steve! I'm beyond thrilled you guys returned for a visit. Now, don't wait thirty years for your next one, okay? Cheers! Dan, Owner More 

Vernon Hills, Illinois
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday night while in town on vacation. Nice view from the downstairs patio. Server Steve C was patient with us while deciding if we should all get the seafood buffet. We all did, and everyone found things they really liked.

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Thank Mamagoose5
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

So happy we could share a wonderful Saturday evening with you guys! Sounds like you were all able to choose something you really enjoyed from the buffet. If you guys are ever back in the area, be sure to stop on by. Hope y'all had a fabulous vacation, Dan, Owner More 

Houston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had a very pleasant experience at Louie's. Our server Steve C. was very courteous and helped us navigate our way through the menu. And he suggested great drinks! The view was amazing during sunset and we even got to see the fish. We'll definitely be dining here again!

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

Hey, Benni! I already saw your amazing review on Yelp, but thank you for sharing your feedback here, as well. It's so nice to hear you and your husband enjoyed a lovely evening, replete with great service and tasty drinks. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, 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
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
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
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?