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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” (209 reviews)
“crab legs” (232 reviews)
“ribs” (171 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
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LOCATION
2305 Laguna Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6952
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I went to Louie's recently and had never tried the buffet. The food was Terrific & service was Exceptional. We ordered 2 buffets & I especially loved the fried shrimp and crab legs. My bf preferred the prime rib, our server Jason...More

Thank Annie1218
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad that you and your boyfriend joined us for our Seafood Buffet! We're thrilled that you guys really enjoyed the food and that Jason was able to take such good care of you guys. Can't wait to have you guys back. Cheers, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

If you want bay water temperature wine and horribly overcooked seafood, this is your place. Otherwise, avoid this place. The staff is very nice but the food is very bad.

Thank Winelover080
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We're sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit with us more. There are plenty of options on our menu, so we hope you'll check another dish out next time around. All the best, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Great live music, drinks, views, atmosphere, and the best peel and eat shrimp we have ever eaten! A must place to stop and enjoy!

Thank Nathan M
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Nathan, glad that you got to check us out and that you think we're a must-visit! Thanks for the support -- hope to serve you again soon. Cheers, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 2 October 2017

We came in town for the weekend and came to Louie's to try out the buffet, who can go wrong with all you can eat crab legs and prime rib! We also tried out some of the signature drinks and got to enjoy the outside...More

Thank Lauren P
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Great to hear that you guys could join us while you were visiting the area, Lauren! Nothing beats all you can eat crab legs and prime rib right on the patio. We're glad that you guys enjoyed the buffet, service, and view. Looking forward to...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

My friend and I dined here last night, mostly because we thought we could see fireworks from the deck. Apparently that ends on Labor Day, but we stayed anyway. We sat outside right next to the water. It was fun to see the boats coming...More

Thank Shelly S
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Shelly, thanks for coming by. We're sorry to hear that your visit could've been better. Our fireworks are advertised as through the Summer, so now October, we have stopped having the shows weekly -- I apologize if that wasn't clear. Furthermore, we have two separate...More

Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We visited to watch our Houston Astros game. The atmosphere was good, we were served promptly, and the specials were great! The food was also good!

Thank almapalacios
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Best view of the bayside with the best Seafood Buffet Texas. You get lobster, prime rib and lots of other great food. You can eat outside and watch the sunset. During the summer, you can see a great fireworks show. If you want to eat...More

Thank mannydelarosa
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

We're glad that you love the view as much as we do! It's great to hear that you really enjoy our buffet and that it's the best seafood buffet in your book. Thanks for the support, and we hope to have you back our way...More

Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Casual huge dining, inside or out. Great place to watch the sunset. There's nothing upscale or classy, just good and abundant. Pleasant staff. Great shrimp and crab and prime rib and ribs. Crusty French bread. Yum. Thanks Richard for pleasant service.

Thank evaw154
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Glad that you were able to check us out! Nothing beats a beautiful sunset and delicious surf and turf. Thanks for the support, and we hope to serve you again next time around. Best, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Our waiter highly recommended the buffet which was in a very stuffy crowded room with food that looked old and stale. It’s served cafeteria style, not a self serve buffet. The food was luke warm and bland. The drinks were weak and the waiter kept...More

Thank Candace G
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Thanks for stopping by, Candace. We're sorry that the buffet didn't hit the spot for you guys this time around. We have a lot of different great options on the menu and we hope you'll give us another shot and check them out sometime. All...More

Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

The food was mediocre and the service was slow. Their collection of tequila was poor at best was not impressed at allMore

1  Thank michaelrV9900AG
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

We're glad that you got to spend some time with us on the water, but we're disappointed that you didn't have a better visit. We want to provide the best for our customers, so I'm sorry that what you ordered wasn't to your taste. Hoping...More

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brett s
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Response from Roxanne F | Reviewed this property |
unsure ate at 11pm
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718julie
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Monday
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Friday
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
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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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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