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Louie’s Backyard

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2305 Laguna Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6952
+1 956-761-6406
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17:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 02:00
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Took my family out for a birthday dinner and was not disappointed!! The fireworks was unbelievable!! We sat in the sports bar and ordered the seafood platter (do not remember the name) it was huge!! It fed all five of us with plenty left over. The food was delicious and very affordable. If you want a fun night out, this... More 

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Thank viccon85
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

Thanks for celebrating your birthday with us! We want to make occasions like this even more memorable, and it's great to hear everything the seafood platter to the fireworks did the trick. I hope we'll get the chance to welcome you back again soon. 'Til next time, Dan, Owner More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Louie's has been a restaurant landmark at South Padre Island for a long time. If you want a great view at sunset over drinks, it's hard to beat. If you want great seafood, it's average at best offering a cattle call sea food buffet. Their buffet in relation to the dining room is laid out poorly causing log jams due... More 

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

We wish you enjoyed everything as much as the view. Ensuring that you're completely comfortable is something we really take to heart, so our team's always happy to find you another table if you'd like. The quality of our fresh seafood is a point of pride for us, and it's disappointing to hear the buffet failed to impress. I'm confident... More 

Missouri City, Texas
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We had a great seafood buffet, with great service by Chris G. After dinner we ventured upstairs to listen to some live vocal music by Danica. The entire time we had a beautiful sunset view over the bay, and lots of icey cold beer! As soon as Danica was finished, a DJ took over. Although we were a little exhausted... More 

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Thank brooka147
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

Happy to hear the music was the highlight of your evening! We want the entertainment to take your visit to the next level, so it's rewarding to hear that was the case recently. I hope you'll be back to enjoy the buffet and view here again sometime soon. Cheers, Dan, Owner More 

Hong Kong, China
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

If you want an amazing spot to view the fireworks on Thursday and Friday nights then this is your spot. If you're looking for good food, try other restaurants on the island.

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1 Thank Anne_K20
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the fireworks, Anne! We certainly want you to be just as impressed with the food, and we're confident there's something else on our menu that will really hit the spot next time. That being said, I hope we'll be seeing you back again soon -- we'll be ready to earn that fifth star! Take care, Dan, Owner More 

Van Horn, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Katie.M. was our waitress she was awesome food was awesome , fireworks were awesome, great place for families

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

So glad you enjoyed your visit, Yolanda! We certainly want you to be as impressed with the service as you are with the food, so it's great to hear Katie took such good care of you. I hope we'll be seeing you back for the fireworks here again sometime soon. Cheers, Dan, Owner More 

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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

The kids really wanted to go to the Luau Night that Louise's does on Tuesday nights. It was pretty fun actually. They have hula dancers who put on a show on the stage out back by the Bay. They allow a time for the kids to come up on stage and learn hula. They also had dads come up at... More 

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

Thrilled to hear there was something for the whole family, James! We really love our hula nights here, so it's wonderful to see getting to learn the dance was a highlight for your kids. I hope we'll be seeing you guys back at the buffet here again soon. Take care, Dan, Owner More 

Bedford, Texas
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Knowing how busy July 4th is, Louie's management team worked with us to hold our wedding reception there that evening. The buffet they catered is still being raved about. I cannot praise the staff enough for the hard work they did for us. The fireworks show was 100 yards from our balcony and the best we have ever seen, making... More 

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

It was a pleasure celebrating with you! There's nothing we want more than to make your wedding reception memorable for all the right reasons, and we couldn't be happier that everything from the service to the fireworks made that happen. We hope we'll get the chance to welcome you back again the next time you're on South Padre. Congratulations again,... More 

College Station, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Great buffet. Very family friendly. We enjoyed the hula dancers. Chris G is an awesome waiter. Enjoyed the wide variety on the buffet.

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Thank esch7983
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed it all! We want everything to make for a great experience, so it's rewarding to hear you were as impressed with the service as you were with the entertainment. I hope we'll be seeing you back at the buffet again sometime soon. Cheers, Dan, Owner More 

Corpus Christi, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Oziel Reyes was our waiter and he was amazing. He was extremely helpful in giving us tips of things to do in SPI. Definitely made our dining experience one to remember. Thank you Ozzy.

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Thank hgonzalez0122
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

We want to make your visits memorable for all the right reasons, so it's great to hear Ozzy went out of his way to make that shine through. I couldn't be happier that he took such good care of you and will be sure to pass your compliments along to him -- they'll make his day. Looking forward to welcoming... More 

Excelsior Springs, Missouri
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Chris G. is awesome. He had good recommendations super friendly and attentive. Our party of 3 will be back.

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

Looking forward to it already, Larry! We want you to feel like you're in good hands here, so it's great to see Chris's recommendations pointed you in the right direction. I hope we'll be seeing you at the buffet here sometime soon. 'Til next time, Dan, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
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
Cheap Eats, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 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
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?