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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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East Carondelet, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great rib special on Sundays starting around 11 am. The service was great. We enjoyed sitting next to the water

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food was averag,e and our server appeared to be on drugs in the middle of the afternoon! We enjoyed the view, but there are several other choices.

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Canada
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The ribs and fajitas at Louie's are great, as is the buffet downstairs. If you get upstairs early enough in addition to the free appetizers, like nacho chips and dip, veggies, and a hot item like hush puppies or crab cakes,they often have homemade wonderful chips. The daily specials, like the ribs, are upstairs, but if you have trouble going... More 

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

What a thorough review! It sounds like our buffet really hit the mark, from the tasty chips and dip to the perfectly-cooked prime rib. I can't wait to share all your compliments with the rest of the team. We always want our guests to have an amazing time, so if there's anything else we can do to earn that final... More 

Minnetrista, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rib special on Thursdays was a favorite, I liked them best w/o a lot of sauce.\, it's happy hour too !

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Thank courtjester007
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

Thursday's rib special is definitely a crowd pleaser, so I'm thrilled to see you love it, too. Hope to share some more great food and tasty drinks soon! - Dan, Owner More 

McGregor, Iowa
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For the older crowd hospitable, reasonably priced and varied menu, good service, water view, happy hour, plus karaoke, crazy dress nights and, Farkle on Tue or Wed. if you want to gamble a little. Then when the Spring breakers come the place caters to them in a totally different fashion. VERY SMART management.

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

Sounds like you're no stranger to our place! We definitely love welcoming locals and tourists alike and do our best to accomadate the visiting crowds depending on the season. It's an honor to be a SPI staple, and we love meeting so many new people and sharing a small part of island life with them. Here's to hoping your next... More 

Hastings
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

it was nice to eat by the water. They had sea food buffet. The crab legs were bad. They were soft and would not break. Then the crab meat would not side out of the shell. Ended up throwing most of them away. The fried shrimp were the best I have ever had!! and I have had plenty!

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

Hi, Shirley! It's wonderful to see how much you enjoyed our bay-side views and delicious shrimp. Both of those, along with our crab legs, are actually big crowd pleasers. On that note, I'm surprised the crab didn't quite hit the mark for you. This sounds like some good feedback to pass along to the kitchen. If there's anything else we... More 

South Padre Island, Texas
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

their buffet is great if you want snow crab (which I don't but many ppl do) prime rib that is tough but very perfectly cooked, gulf shrimp several different ways, small salad bar - but the best is Thursday & Sunday BBQ ribs with salad and baked potato on the cheap and delish for under $10

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

Hey, Holly! Thanks for the shoutout. It sounds like you're no stranger to our place. Our buffet is definitely a crowd favorite, so I'm thrilled you've found some of your favorite items there. Hope to see you this Sunday! Dan, Owner More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I go every year they have the toy drive you take a toy and get to eat from a buffet its a great place to take the family I love it

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

Thank you so much for your support, Lucy! We love the toy drive, too. It's such a good cause, and it's a great opportunity to share good food with the community. Hope to see you again soon, Dan, Owner More 

San Antonio, Texas
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29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not too crowded & waiter took more than 20 min to come and order our drinks. Over priced! I guess it's worth it if you want a good sunset view. Other than less not worth it to me. The waiter even took long for us to pay to leave. I had to hunt him down.

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

In addition to quality food and ambiance, Claudia, our team works hard to deliver prompt, friendly service. If you left with a different impression, I apologize. That couldn't be further from our goal, so I truly hope you'll consider returning for an experience which better reflects all we have to offer. Take care, Dan, Owner More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a really fun spot to party at for spring break. It is located right on the water and has multiple bars including an upstairs with great music and fun all night long.

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Thank jpierro22
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

So glad you had a good time at our place! We love welcoming spring break visitors for good food, drinks, and music. If you're ever back in the area, it'd be our pleasure to serve you again. Safe travels, 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
USD 20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, 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
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?