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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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Flower Mound, Texas
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Family trip and decide to have dinner here, the crab legs are just great, we love the taste of them and also the shrimps, ribs are not that great so we stick to the rest of the bar, price was around $24 per person plus drinks, worth it. we enjoyed the fireworks at night at the dock.

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1 Thank Joluga69
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

While I'm very glad you and your family enjoyed the crab legs and shrimp, I'd definitely want the ribs to be equally delicious, as they're seasoned and cooked by skilled chefs. That said, it sounds like your visit was an overall sucess! If you ever return to South Padre, I'd love to see you guys again. Cheers! Dan, Owner More 

San Antonio, Texas
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6 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We've been going to Louie's on our yearly trips for the past ten years and this by far was the worst. Poor service and the food wasn't as good as it used to be. I had to continually get up and search for my server to order, and get drunk refills. My son ordered off the menu and it came... More 

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

I'm so sorry your most recent visit wasn't as positive as your previous ones. You and your family deserved a wonderful meal with prompt service. Since the chef makes them as they come in, orders off the menu do take longer compared to the buffet, but I understand your frustration. To that end, I hope you were able to speak... More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

this resturaunt has good food but was a little expensive for what you get but also very busy when we went

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

Good food is our forte, Clint, but I'm sorry the prices weren't quite what you expected. They reflect our sole use of high quality ingredients, which are essential to create such delicious items. As for the number of folks that were here when you were, it's an unavoidable part of the summer rush. I'd love to have you in during... More 

Houston, Texas
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Not worth the time or money. Too many other good places on S Padre to get good local seafood. If we wanted this quality food we would have eaten somewhere else for a lot less money. This was my second time there and it was worse. Not worth a third try.

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

Raymond, this is rather disappointing to read. We take a lot of pride in the fresh seafood we serve to each of our guests, so I apologize if it didn't quite met your expectations on either visit. That being said, I do hope you had the opportunity to speak with the manager on duty before departing -- we're always happy... More 

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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Great food, friendly staff, clean place(including bathrooms). We enjoyed setting at a table by the water. Left overs can be fed to the fish in the Laguna Madre... Lovely ambience in the evenings ♡

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Thank jillybean71
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit! We want nothing more than for you to leave our place full and happy, and it's great to see that was the case. I hope you'll be enjoying another meal out on the deck here again soon. Cheers, Dan, Owner More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

My 9 year had all you can eat crab legs for $8! Fried shrimp, fish, and baked potato were great. We ate outside tight by the water with a live band playing. Good atmosphere and service was great.

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

Delighted to hear you enjoyed it all, Laura! We couldn't be happier that you were as impressed with the entertainment as you were with fried shrimp. I hope we'll get the chance to welcome you back for more sometime soon. Cheers, Dan, Owner More 

Trophy Club, Texas
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Giant venue with seafood buffet. All menu items priced almost as high as buffet. Glad we left the kids at the condo. It's on the sunset side of island... and has huge outside seating if you want to watch sunset.

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

Hope you enjoyed watching the sunset here, James. The quality of our fresh seafood does come at a price, but we like to think the buffet's worth every penny -- sorry if the cost caught you off guard, though. I hope we'll get the chance to deliver the five-star experience I know we're capable of sometime soon! All the best,... More 

Porter, Texas
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The seafood buffet is great. There are a lot of choices and all was good. The drinks are pretty awesome as well. Our waiter was the sweetest young man, who kept up with us the whole time we were there and even took the time to talk to us about our trip.

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Thank dixieruiz62
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

Sounds like you were in good hands here! I'm so glad that the service made for a great dining experience, but it's nice to see all the seafood hit the spot, too. We hope to welcome you guys back again the next time you're on South Padre. Cheers, Dan, Owner More 

Dallas
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

I've noticed they upgraded the upstairs deck with TV's and cool lighting. It was getting a little run down... I always love going to Louis for clean fun and great drinks! Cheers!

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

Always happy to have you here! We certainly want to be the kind of place you look forward to going to, so it's nice to see the atmosphere and drinks keep you coming back for more. I hope we'll get the chance to welcome you back again sometime soon. Cheers, Dan, Owner More 

Euless, Texas
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We were told to come her an eat the seafood buffet. For us it was only so so! The price was way to much money and the food wasn't that great either. Don't know if we will eat here on our next visit to SPI or not.

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

We wish we'd exceeded your expectations, Ella. The quality of our fresh seafood does come at a price, so we like to think the buffet's worth every penny -- sorry if the cost caught you off guard, though. That being said, I'm sure there's something on our menu that will knock it out of the park should you come back... 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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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