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Louie’s Backyard

) #11 of 63 Restaurants in South Padre Island ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Seafood
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” (198 reviews)
“crab legs” (226 reviews)
“ribs” (170 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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Food
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LOCATION
2305 Laguna Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6952
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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

Reviewed 29 October 2016

We went on October 26, 2016 for our Anniversary. The seafood buffet is great. Our waiter George was great. Definitely plan on going back.

Thank chrisrongstae
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2016

Thank you so much for joining us for your anniversary! It's always such an honor to celebrate with our guests. Hope to see you soon, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 29 October 2016

Our waiter, George, was great! He managed the whole first floor with ease. There were 2 birthdays to celebrate, and he managed to serve everyone without missing a beat. The buffet was OK, but nothing special for us. I had shrimp alfredo, which was good,...More

Thank dianek901
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2016

I can't wait to share this with George, Diane! He'll be thrilled to know how much you appreciated his deft management and service. That said, it's a shame to see your food wasn't as spectacular. It certainly should've been, so I hope you'll consider returning...More

Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

A great place for dinner! Location is on the southernmost part of the island. A nice change from shorts and flip flops to dress up a little for an elegant meal. It's not cheap but you might expect to spend $40 for a steak to...More

Thank plhmo10
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

"A marvelous evening"? That's incredible to hear! I'm so glad you and your husband loved the bay-side view along with your food. He made an excellent choice with the snapper special. Hope to see you again soon, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 25 October 2016

The place felt like a cheap Las Vegas buffet. The service was just OK. The wait staff all looked like they wanted to be somewhere else. After a few minutes sitting at our table, we realized that we wanted to be somewhere else. The buffet...More

Thank Schnauzer M
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2016

Needless to say, it's disappointing to hear you didn't have a fantastic experience while visiting. You and your group deserved top-notch service and delicious food -- two things we work very hard to provide. All of our dishes are created by experienced hands using only...More

Reviewed 25 October 2016

The buffet is good however we go to have dinner while sitting on the bay and watching the sunset. And of course, Steve C. And the rest of the staff were very attentive.

Thank charlibut
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2016

You're absolutely right -- nothing can beat that sunset. I'm so glad you had a great time while visiting, and I'll all be sure to tell Steve how much you appreciated his service. Until your next visit, Dan, Owner

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
brett s
What time do you stop serving food in general?
27 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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, 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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