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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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11:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 02:00
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Dallas, Texas
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Good place to visit for a drink and entertainment. Came here just for a drink but stayed for the DJ. It was worth the it.

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

Can't wait to share this with our entertainment crew, Aj! Hope to see you again soon for some more great food and music. Cheers, Dan, Owner More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I sat right on the water. We could see all the way across the ocean to the mainland. Our waiter Steve C was friendly, competent, and accommodating. Our extended family also ate near us, a group of 16 adults and 11 children. The children loved watching the fish off the dock and the adults had a hard... More 

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

Sounds like you had a wonderful time all around, Garrett! Nothing beats delicious food and beautiful view. If you're still in the area, we'd love to share another meal with you. All the best, Dan, Owner More 

Rockwall, Texas
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is second restaurant we went to eat here and i can't even describe the setting. Good location but it feels like this place was last cleaned up during the Nixon administration. It had a dirty feel, staff was OK at best and the buffet was not impressive at all. The pecan incrusted fish was missing the pecans and the... More 

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1 Thank Avram2012
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

While it sounds like we hit the mark with our location and view, Avram, I do wish you'd seen the same quality throughout your entire experience. We place great value of providing delicious dishes and top-notch service, so it's surprising to hear you left with a different impression. To ensure that our customers receive a great meal, all of our... More 

minnesota
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here twice, once at the bar upstairs and once on the water downstairs. The rib special upstairs was good and a great price (Thursdays and Sundays?). Half a rack of ribs and fries for $8. There are good early bird specials on the main level until 6pm for $14. There is also a seafood buffet that looks good... More 

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

I'm so glad you've had the opportunity to check out a bit of everything we have to offer! It means a lot seeing the view, meal, and specials have been right up your alley, and I really hope we'll see you again for a bite someday! Until then, Dan, Owner More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to LBY for over 25 years. It is a tradition and mainstay on the Island. Very good buffet and menu. Great prime rib. The ambiance is traditional island, and always will be! Indoor and outdoor dining.

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

Couldn't have said it better ourselves, Dennis! We love being a mainstay on the Island, and it's beyond amazing to hear you've been visiting us for such a long time. Here's to another 25 years! Dan, Owner More 

Ada, Oklahoma
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87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lady was signing karaoke, or she was the entertainment and did a great job. We were at the bar upstairs. There are several bars and restaurants in this one location. Bar service was good and price was reasonable. Large tvs for watching the games

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

Great to hear you loved your visit! Good music and good drinks can certainly make for an enjoyable evening. Cheers, Dan, Owner More 

Spokane, Washington
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The salad bar is very good and the portions were big. There were 8 of us at our table. 2 ordered chicken, 2 ordered salmon, 3 ordered prime rib and one had the seafood platter (non fried). We all enjoyed our meals, although the prime rib was the clear winner. Only thing that could have been better was the baked... More 

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

So excited you loved the prime rib, Gina! It sounds like that, along with the salad bar, made for a spectacular meal. I'm sorry if the mashed potatoes were anything but hot and delicious, though. If that wasn't the case, I hope you alerted a manager, so the situation could be fixed. That said, I can't wait to welcome you... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the evening buffet. It's the of season so the bar wasn't open and it seemed like it was dead inside even though there were a number of people there. The food was great!!

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Thank Josh9323
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

So glad you loved the food, Josh! Our cooks will be thrilled to hear it. We still get a good crowd during the off-season, but I'm sorry if the atmosphere wasn't quite what you expected. That said, hope to see again, perhaps on a weekend night. Best, Dan, Owner More 

Tyler, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best waiter and prime rib around the island. Steve C. is an excellent waiter. Casual attire and affordable prices.

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

Steve C. will definitely appreciate hearing this, Gloria! We love creating a space where our guests can enjoy a delicous meal at a good price, so your feedback is greatly appreciated. Until your next craving for prime rib, Dan, Owner More 

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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

$4 domestic bottles of beer....bad margaritas...horrible service. I suggest Dennys over this place. First place ever that I left an insulting tip.

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

It's a shame to see you didn't enjoy your visit, Synde. Quality drinks and service are certainly two things we work hard to provide, so if you recieved anything less, I apologize. As our guests always deserve an enjoyable experience, I hope you'll consider returning to see what we're really all about. Best, 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 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
11:00 - 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?