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Louie’s Backyard

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2305 Laguna Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6952
+1 956-761-6406
11:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 02:00
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Raymondville, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The seafood buffet is delicious and George always gives good service. The seafood buffet has alot of selections including crab legs, prime rib which the chef will cook however you want it. The ribs are the best I've ever had also the peel and eat shrimp and shrimp scampi either spicy or mild.

Thank sc2016111
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Referred to Louie's for the seafood buffet but weren't hungry enough for a large meal. Instead we opted for fresh seafood which was delicious! I had grilled shrimp and fish and my husband had shrimp kabobs! Both meals came with choice of side plus salad bar. Everything was very good and portions were generous. Our server Ray was outstanding! We... More 

Thank Cathy L
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ray was very good. Dinner was very good for the money. Good atmosphere. Will definitely come back before we leave for home but will try to come at sunset and a little warmer. Great place to come hungry to. The ribs were also excellent.

Thank Susan M
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great view. Great food. Can be spendy. Online menu differs from actual current menu. They will celebrate birthdays and have an awesome, very, very large piece of cake served!

Thank Joyce B
Old Station, California
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not for those looking for creatively prepared fresh local seafood or a date-night environment. But on a warm, sunny day it is a comfortable place to enjoy good guacamole and a decent margarita. Seemed like most of the fish dishes consisted of typical North Atlantic whitefish or farmed salmon. The exterior seating was not especially clean. On the plus side,... More 

Thank William B
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Once again, my husband opted to celebrate his birthday at Louie's Backyard downstairs restaurant. They offer "early bird" specials, as well as a huge slice of chocolate cake for the birthday person. The staff also comes to the table and sings Happy Birthday. Our waiter, George, was so nice. He returned to our table several times to check on us.... More 

Thank Linda M
Mission, Texas
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pricey but good. Prime rib just right. My wife loved the crab legs. not so much the shrimp. Margarita was weak. Our server, George was very good.

Thank cccgsc
Elk River, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The seafood buffet is excellent, don't forget the prime rib & the barbecue ribs included on the buffet. Get your prime rib & have them sear it on the grill , delicious . Steve C excellent waiter , the whole staff is awesome they treat you like family. You will make a mistake if you don't eat at Louie's Backyard... More 

Thank corvettebird
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food on the buffet was wondering and our server Ray was above board .If you are on SPI and want a special dinner come by in the evening and enjoy.

Thank Joyce P
Linn Grove, Iowa
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Outdoor seating, good food and a bar. Boiled shrimp and ceviche was good. Busy, noisy and fun. Prices and service were ok.

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

It's fantastic to know how much you liked our space, food, and drinks! The boiled shrimp is a crowd favorite around here, so I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it. Next time you're in the area, be sure to stop by for an amazing experience all around. Cheers, Dan, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood
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, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
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
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?