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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
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (191 reviews)
“crab legs” (220 reviews)
“ribs” (167 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
DETAILS
2305 Laguna Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6952
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Louie's opens at 5 pm and folks already looking for a table. They offer a great seafood buffet, however, we have not tried that. Upstairs in the sports bar is where you will find some of the best ribs in the South, imho. The sports...More

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

What an awesome overview of our place! I'm thrilled you love our ribs and happy hour perks, not to mention the service. We definitely enjoy our laid-back vibe, and our customers that make it even better. Hope to see you for some live music soon!...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Great buffet.....all you can eat crab legs. A wide variety of seafood and a great salad bar. Prime rib is also available on the buffet. Buffet food is hot and replenished often.

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

Thanks for coming to see us! I'm so glad you enjoyed all the buffet options. Looking forward to having you back here soon! Kindly, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

Charles was our server and took great care of us. Loved the food and atmosphere. The buffet had lots to choose from and the salad bar was huge. You must check it out if you're in the area.

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

Thanks for grabbing some dinner with us! So glad you enjoyed the buffet and that Charles took great care of you. Please come join us again when you have the chance! Kindly, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly servers--The upstairs bar service was great. The drinks & daily happy hour food items were priced very good. Both items were quite tasty!

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

Thanks for having some drinks with us, Ronald! I'm so glad you had a great time. Hope you'll stop in for round two very soon! Sincerely, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bar and the crew is where you can get the best service and food enough games and tvs every where .The first time we went to backyard we first sat outside on an upper deck there was a live band they were good but...More

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

Thank you so much for coming to see us twice during your trip, Roxanne! I'm so glad the fajitas were a hit and that you all had a great time listening to the music. I hope you and your family will come see us again...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

So in spite of the fact that we were not visiting for a good reason (Father was ill, he recovered), my family and I had to eat, and why not check out something decent. My Brother, Sister and I had been there when visiting Dad...More

Thank sushies1
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear a family illness is what brought you to the area, but I'm happy that the food and service was on point during your visit. Sounds like Steve really took care of you guys, and I'll make sure to pass the wonderful...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This restruant is on the bay side of the island which gives you more of a "lake" feel. The restaurant is very large with several different feels to it. You can sit outside with a menu, sit inside with a different menu, or they also...More

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

Thank you so much! The top marks on the food and service is very appreciated. We'll make sure everything is just as great the next time! Sincerely, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time trying it out and We will most definitely will be back! The seafood buffet was beyond excellence the crab legs were succulent, the prime rib was cooked to perfection! So worth the price! The wonderful staff and management made our visit very pleasant...More

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

Thanks for trying us out, Marco! I'm thrilled that the crab legs and prime rib were a hit and that the service made a particularly great impression on you -- I'll definitely pass your compliments on to the waitstaff. Hope to see you back here...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view was amazing and one to remember. I was lucky to watch the sunset from the top deck on a Saturday evening with my date. This is place offers the best of both worlds, you can have formal restaurant dinning on the bottom deck...More

Thank emmanuelu0
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

What an awesome review! Thank you for taking in the view with us. I'm so glad you and your date had a great time and enjoyed the live music. We'd love to have you two back anytime! Until then, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My group of 5 had a wonderful time! We sat on the back deck area looking out over the harbor so it was gorgeous! Also, our waiter, Steve C, was very helpful and friendly with his drink suggestions (great margaritas) and with serving our meal...More

Thank SHLewis01
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

Thank you so much for that awesome recommendation! Sounds like you and your group made some great choices from the buffet, and I'm happy you loved all of them. Please come back and enjoy the view with us again soon. Until next time, Dan, Owner

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brett s
What time do you stop serving food in general?
27 May 2017|
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antsamnat
Do they take reservations? Suggest any particular section of restaurant for great firework view? Thks!
28 June 2015|
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718julie
Can I order food and drink in sport bar and sit outside next to water to watch firework?
1 June 2015|
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Response from Dan S | Property representative |
Sports Bar Menu is limited to Sports Bar. However, the Lookout Deck offers waterfront dining featuring a similar menu as the Sports Bar. Thank you
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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
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
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
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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!