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Louie’s Backyard

2305 Laguna Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6952
+1 956-761-6406
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (219 reviews)
“crab legs” (242 reviews)
“ribs” (188 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
2305 Laguna Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6952
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hard to beat the Thursday night rib special, absolutely delicious. And inexpensive. The only issue I have seen is some inconsistency in the quality of the ribs, (rarely), where the odd meal has overdone ribs, or the rack is less than meaty. Otherwise, no complaints.

Thank Lloyd F
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Lloyd, we're thrilled that you're a fan of our ribs! Thanks for the support and feedback -- we look forward to serving you again soon. Cheers, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very busy and good food. This is a seafood buttet so it is excellant for seafood lovers. They did have prime rib and ribs as well as I am a meat eater I enjoyed the prime rib my wife had shrimp and then the crab...More

Thank Kurt.mr S
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're glad that you're a fan of our place! it's great to hear that our prime rib and ribs really hit the spot. Thanks for the support, and we hope that y'all will join us again soon. Best, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the worst dining experiences ever! Shrimp brochette was 6 very small shrimp that were overcooked. The "rice pilaf" was nothing more than steamed plain white rice. Many items on the salad bar looked like they had been there many days. Baked potato was...More

Thank gwenef2016
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's disappointing to read this. We're sorry to hear that what you ordered and the salad bar didn't completely hit the spot. We're always happy to swap a dish out if it isn't to your liking -- just ask for a manager. Regardless, we're glad...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Louie's is a one stop shop. They have a restaurant, a buffet, karaoke, a sports bar, various lounges and bar areas, different music entertainment and they have a great outdoor dining area right on the bay. You can enjoy the breeze in their outdoor areas...More

Thank Marcela P
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Marcela, it's great to hear that you really enjoy hanging with us! The seafood buffet is a great choice, and we're glad that you really enjoy the all you can eat crab, prime rib, and more. Thanks for the support -- come back and see...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have a nice upstairs where you can look out on the water. They have happy hour every day until 7. Three dollar pints of beer and other happy hour drink specials too. Didn’t care for the pina colada’s or margaritas. They have a nice...More

Thank diana_bruce22
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the support! It's great to hear that you enjoy our atmosphere and view. Can't wait to serve y'all again soon. Best, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Used to offer a great prime rib and seafood buffet, but last 2 years has gone downhill. Not fresh, poor service, can't serve yourself- looks like they're trying to keep "cheap" with the servings? Probably won't be returning. But good for drinks at sunset...More

Thank Pam M
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm disappointed you haven't been impressed on your most recent visits, Pam. We're not sure what you mean about our servings, but we're always happy to do what we can to customize your meal until it's perfect. Never hesitate to let us know what we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a spring break bar. Have a drink on the water but do not eat here. This is not a 4star place with many great places to eat on SPI. We ate in the fine dining area which is misnamed. We all had the...More

Thank John G
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

While South Padre Island may be known as a Spring Break designation, John, I believe we've put in the work to separate ourselves from that stereotype. It's disappointing that you didn't see the value we put into each dish, both in the quality ingredients we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time! Food was good!waiters were great!!! Ate there 3 nights in a row. Every night food is reasonably priced. Not your 5 star restaurant but good. Live entertainment every night. Great.More

Thank Debbie T
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Return visits are the best compliment a restaurant can receive, Debbie -- I'm honored you made us a three-peat. Let's see if we can make it four next time you're in town! We'll make sure to schedule a good live band lineup for ya. Thanks...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always eat here when we are in South Padre Island. They have great lunch and dinner specials during the winter. I have always enjoyed every meal here. We like to sit outside and enjoy the view of the water and sunset. Be sure to ask...More

Thank jeffreyf698
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It's great to hear that you always join us when visiting SPI! THanks for the support -- come back and see us again soon. Cheers, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sports bar area was packed with Winter Texans watching the college football games so it made for a boisterous crowd - which was great - the food we ate was excellent and next time we go back we hope to sit outside and enjoy...More

Thank TripGal63
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for joining us! It's great to hear that you really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Thanks for the support -- can't wait to have you back our way to dine on the deck soon. Cheers, Dan, Owner

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Mike B
13 February 2018|
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Response from CalTiskilwa | Reviewed this property |
The normal price is $24.00 per person. Sometimes they have a special for $22.00.
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Lisa W
4 February 2018|
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Response from Sheri W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, one the deck is dog friendly!
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brett s
27 May 2017|
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Response from Roxanne F | Reviewed this property |
unsure ate at 11pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 17:00
Monday
11:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 17:00
Thursday
11:30 - 17:00
Friday
11:30 - 17:00
Saturday
11:30 - 17:00
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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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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