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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” (202 reviews)
“crab legs” (231 reviews)
“ribs” (173 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2305 Laguna Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6952
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

We wish we hadn't. The seafood was grosly over boiled. You had to work hard to get the crab meat out and never did get one single flank out. It was expensive and not good. When I brought this up to our server he shrugged...More

Thank Willam D
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Willam, it's upsetting to see you didn't leave with a better impression. We're not in the habit of serving anything but delicious, perfectly-cooked food, so your visit couldn't be further from our goal. A memorable dining out experience requires both quality service and food --...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017

Great rib special on Sundays starting around 11 am. The service was great. We enjoyed sitting next to the water

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

So glad you could join us for the delicious rib special! It sounds like everything from the service to the views really impressed, so be sure to stop in again soon. Warm regards, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 23 March 2017

The food was averag,e and our server appeared to be on drugs in the middle of the afternoon! We enjoyed the view, but there are several other choices.More

Thank ACS672015
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

A quality atmosphere only goes so far, which is why our dedicated team always works hard to provide delicious food in an efficient manner. If your visit reflected anything less, I'm sorry. That's not our goal, so I hope you had a chance to speak...More

Reviewed 22 March 2017

The ribs and fajitas at Louie's are great, as is the buffet downstairs. If you get upstairs early enough in addition to the free appetizers, like nacho chips and dip, veggies, and a hot item like hush puppies or crab cakes,they often have homemade wonderful...More

Thank shades
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2017

What a thorough review! It sounds like our buffet really hit the mark, from the tasty chips and dip to the perfectly-cooked prime rib. I can't wait to share all your compliments with the rest of the team. We always want our guests to have...More

Reviewed 20 March 2017

Rib special on Thursdays was a favorite, I liked them best w/o a lot of sauce.\, it's happy hour too !

Thank courtjester007
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

Thursday's rib special is definitely a crowd pleaser, so I'm thrilled to see you love it, too. Hope to share some more great food and tasty drinks soon! - Dan, Owner

Reviewed 17 March 2017

For the older crowd hospitable, reasonably priced and varied menu, good service, water view, happy hour, plus karaoke, crazy dress nights and, Farkle on Tue or Wed. if you want to gamble a little. Then when the Spring breakers come the place caters to them...More

Thank Reiswebers
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

Sounds like you're no stranger to our place! We definitely love welcoming locals and tourists alike and do our best to accomadate the visiting crowds depending on the season. It's an honor to be a SPI staple, and we love meeting so many new people...More

Reviewed 17 March 2017

it was nice to eat by the water. They had sea food buffet. The crab legs were bad. They were soft and would not break. Then the crab meat would not side out of the shell. Ended up throwing most of them away. The fried...More

Thank Shirley M
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

Hi, Shirley! It's wonderful to see how much you enjoyed our bay-side views and delicious shrimp. Both of those, along with our crab legs, are actually big crowd pleasers. On that note, I'm surprised the crab didn't quite hit the mark for you. This sounds...More

Reviewed 16 March 2017

their buffet is great if you want snow crab (which I don't but many ppl do) prime rib that is tough but very perfectly cooked, gulf shrimp several different ways, small salad bar - but the best is Thursday & Sunday BBQ ribs with salad...More

Thank Holly M
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Hey, Holly! Thanks for the shoutout. It sounds like you're no stranger to our place. Our buffet is definitely a crowd favorite, so I'm thrilled you've found some of your favorite items there. Hope to see you this Sunday! Dan, Owner

Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I go every year they have the toy drive you take a toy and get to eat from a buffet its a great place to take the family I love it

Thank Lucy R
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2017

Thank you so much for your support, Lucy! We love the toy drive, too. It's such a good cause, and it's a great opportunity to share good food with the community. Hope to see you again soon, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Not too crowded & waiter took more than 20 min to come and order our drinks. Over priced! I guess it's worth it if you want a good sunset view. Other than less not worth it to me. The waiter even took long for us...More

Thank Claudia G
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2017

In addition to quality food and ambiance, Claudia, our team works hard to deliver prompt, friendly service. If you left with a different impression, I apologize. That couldn't be further from our goal, so I truly hope you'll consider returning for an experience which better...More

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brett s
27 May 2017|
Response from Roxanne F | Reviewed this property |
unsure ate at 11pm
1 June 2015|
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
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Average prices
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, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 02:00
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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
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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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