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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” (232 reviews)
“ribs” (205 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2305 Laguna Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6952
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

Very impressed with the variety and quality of the food. For $24.95 you get crab legs, smoked ribs, chicken, huge salad bar and more. Can't get a better deal than that at place that has become an institution. Not to mention the great view of...More

Thank Robert G
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

The seafood buffet really has something for everyone -- happy that you got your fill, Robert! And a beautiful sunset always is a welcome addition to any meal. Next time you're in the neighborhood, make sure to stop by. All the best, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 8 July 2017

We came here to watch the sunset. PERFECT place for this! We went straight to the bar. It took awhile for someone to take our order, and even longer for the drinks to come. The drinks were great. I also ordered a Key-lime Pie. It...More

Thank Sarah F
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

There's nothing quite like sunset with a cocktail in hand, Sarah! We're sorry that the wait felt a little long, but we're happy that you guys enjoyed the drinks. Phenomenal choice with the pie, and next time you visit, feel free to mention going easy...More

Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We visit here each time we come to the island and the buffet is great! Just the crab legs and Prime rib are well worth the price. It was $22 for adults and we definitely got our money's worth.More

Thank Christina D
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

You can never go wrong with crab and prime rib, Christina! A buffet is always perfect for everyone to get their fill, and we're glad you guys loved the food. We hope to see you again the next time you're in the area! Cheers, Dan,...More

Reviewed 6 July 2017

its one of our favorite places to go. atmosphere is great, food is pretty good. the all you can eat crab legs is wonderful

Thank Bryan W
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Bryan, thanks a lot -- come grab some more crab legs with us soon! Best, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 6 July 2017

Our waiter Matthew was such a pleasure and super friendly even though he had a table of "NIGHTMARE" customers right across from us who were trying to get out of paying for their food!! He spent ALOT of time trying to appease them and we...More

Thank margaritamejorado
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thank you so much for the wonderful and understanding review! I can't wait to tell Matthew what a great job he did for your table. Looking forward to having you all back again soon! Warmly, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

This was just ok. Wasn't bad but wasn't great. We went for the buffet as it was really the same price to get that instead of just a meal. It had salad, pasta salad,baked potatoes, chicken tenders, prime rib, crab legs and some fried seafood....More

Thank Lexie N
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Lexie, I'm glad you came to see us, but I definitely wish your visit had been more impressive! Hope you'll decide to come back so we can really wow you. Best, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Fabulous ribs - crab legs. Service was great by Steven. Just wish dessert was part of buffet too! Price for adults was a deal for all you can eat.

Thank mumszee
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thanks for the top marks -- I'll be sure to let Steven know what a top notch job he did for you! Come see us again when you can. Sincerely, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 5 July 2017

We visited this place 3 times in our one week vacation there. We had Raquel who was our server. She was very friendly, attentive and very informative of our needs and wants. Would highly recommend this to anyone traveling there.

Thank Jaime S
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Louie's Backyard is well known restaurant for its seafood buffet and spectacular fireworks display on Thursday and Friday nights. It's also close to the amusement park area. It has a dine-in area and a large deck facing the bay, great for cocktails and watching the...More

Thank lindacoby
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

Thank you for the great review, Linda. We're glad to see you're a fan of what we do. Looking forward to showing you another awesome time in the future. Best, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We spent our last night in South Padre at Louie's Backyard and had great food, drinks and SERVICE! Josh in the Sports Bar was super nice and very attentive and you will want to go on a night when Danica is singing! Great entertainer!

Thank AnneRicha
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

It was an honor to play host on your last night here, Anne. I'll be sure to pass your praises along to the whole crew, too. Hope you can make it back to see us again sooner rather than later! Best, Dan, Owner

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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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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 Toni D |
We do not allow pets on the property
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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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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!
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