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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” (223 reviews)
“crab legs” (238 reviews)
“ribs” (208 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 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely love his place. We went to dinner as a family during the day. They had Great food at good prices. And later went back to enjoy the bar and great music!

Thank Angelica n
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had dinner on a Thursday when there was a short fireworks show. $24 for the all you can eat seafood buffet is a great price. We ate our share of prime rib, BBQ Ribs, and seafood. The ribs and the blackened fish were awesome...More

Thank NikeofNargothrond
Reviewed 5 days ago

It has turned into a tradition but watching bay fireworks on Memorial Day is a family favorite. Great variety of drinks and service is well done. Buffet is the only way to go and great selection of food to get stuffed. Great for family to...More

Thank Bart S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Albeit the mariachi was great service started amazing. Had a little slow down and than picked right back up. I assume a break from the rush that I missed. The ribs were great. The bbq beans and coke slaw left some to be desired. The...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was good. We went after seeing the banner behind the plane. It said at 5, not knowing it didn’t open until then. There were many people waiting & staff would not start a wait list or seat until 5. Then the Buffett was...More

Thank Kimberly P
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kimberly, thanks for the stars! it's awesome to hear that you enjoyed the food. Come back and see us again soon. Best, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant sits right on the waterway. They have a seafood and prime rib buffet for $24.99, you get all the crab legs, ribs, shrimp prepared different ways, fried fish, baked potato, salads and of course prime rib. They also have different margaritas drinks. They...More

Thank SandiE147
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the high marks! We're really excited that you really enjoyed our surf and turf buffet and fireworks show. Come back and see us again soon. Best, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Louie’s Backyard, and after viewing there very popular buffet decided to just have drinks and no food. The presentation was very unappealing, and overall the place was tired.

Thank Leslie Schwarz A
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Leslie, we're disappointed that you didn't enjoy your visit more. We also have another restaurant on the property if the buffet isn't your thing. Hoping you'll consider giving us another chance in the future. Best, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

I’ve been to SPI on various occasions, but not on vacation. It was different, but good. It is definitely a popular dinner place. Buffet all the way!

Thank aj5361
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Glad our buffet didn't let you down. Thanks for checking us out, and I hope you get the chance to come back for another bite to eat soon. Until next time, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

We received a recommendation for our family to have the Prime Rib & Seafood Buffet at Louie's so we went on our first night visiting SPI. The line was a bit slow in a crowded dining room, so it made it difficult to maneuver. The...More

Thank Anna L
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

It's phenomenal that you found so much to love about your visit here, Anna! While it sounds like our crab legs uncharacteristically missed the mark, I know they'll be just as great as your chips, queso, surf and turf, and all the rest next time....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have many food allergies and my family was worried about this before coming to Louie’s because we rarely eat at new places but Brandon B made us feel right at home when he brought us out allergy free salads and our virgin strawberry daiquiris...More

Thank Caroline B
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Caroline, thanks for checking us out! We're so glad to hear that you loved your service with Brandon and that he was able to help accommodate your dietary needs. We appreciate the support and look forward to welcoming you guys back our way again in...More

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Diane M
31 May 2018|
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Response from LynC58 | Reviewed this property |
No, Louis is really a large place so you can find a place in any of the areas.
13 March 2018|
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Response from Kurt.mr S | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do.....but the buffet is so good and not only seafood
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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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