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Louie’s Backyard

2305 Laguna Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6952
+1 956-761-6406
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“prime rib” (191 reviews)
“crab legs” (220 reviews)
“ribs” (167 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2305 Laguna Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6952
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

We recently visited South Padre Island and took our young granddaughters to Louie's more than once. Food was very good, especially the crab legs and we were fortunate enough to have the same waitress - NABIL - both times. She really made it a great...More

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

Nabil will be so thrilled to hear this! We love being a place where the whole family can enjoy themselves, so I'm glad you guys had such a good time. If you're ever back in South Padre, be sure to stop by. Take care, Dan,...More

Reviewed 30 October 2016

We had the buffet and drinks here and sat right out by the water. Really nice atmosphere and nice people. Nice place for a date.

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

Nice atmosphere and nice people? Love hearing that! I'm thrilled you and your date had a lovely evening out by the water. Hope to see you again soon, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 29 October 2016

We went on October 26, 2016 for our Anniversary. The seafood buffet is great. Our waiter George was great. Definitely plan on going back.

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

Thank you so much for joining us for your anniversary! It's always such an honor to celebrate with our guests. Hope to see you soon, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 29 October 2016

Our waiter, George, was great! He managed the whole first floor with ease. There were 2 birthdays to celebrate, and he managed to serve everyone without missing a beat. The buffet was OK, but nothing special for us. I had shrimp alfredo, which was good,...More

Thank dianek901
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

I can't wait to share this with George, Diane! He'll be thrilled to know how much you appreciated his deft management and service. That said, it's a shame to see your food wasn't as spectacular. It certainly should've been, so I hope you'll consider returning...More

Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

A great place for dinner! Location is on the southernmost part of the island. A nice change from shorts and flip flops to dress up a little for an elegant meal. It's not cheap but you might expect to spend $40 for a steak to...More

Thank plhmo10
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

"A marvelous evening"? That's incredible to hear! I'm so glad you and your husband loved the bay-side view along with your food. He made an excellent choice with the snapper special. Hope to see you again soon, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 26 October 2016

The place felt like a cheap Las Vegas buffet. The service was just OK. The wait staff all looked like they wanted to be somewhere else. After a few minutes sitting at our table, we realized that we wanted to be somewhere else. The buffet...More

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

Needless to say, it's disappointing to hear you didn't have a fantastic experience while visiting. You and your group deserved top-notch service and delicious food -- two things we work very hard to provide. All of our dishes are created by experienced hands using only...More

Reviewed 25 October 2016

The buffet is good however we go to have dinner while sitting on the bay and watching the sunset. And of course, Steve C. And the rest of the staff were very attentive.

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

You're absolutely right -- nothing can beat that sunset. I'm so glad you had a great time while visiting, and I'll all be sure to tell Steve how much you appreciated his service. Until your next visit, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Food was good as always and so was the prices.Waiters very friendly. It's not as busy now as in the Summer so you have a lot of choices!

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

We were happy to see you back in, Tina! Thanks for dropping us a line on our page here -- I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the food and the service. Looking forward to seeing you next time! Best, Dan, Owner

Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Buffet was pretty good as well as the pasta. But the margarita from the bar was disgusting, any bartender should know better. But kids loved feeding the fish. Overall not bad!More

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

It's just great that you and the family enjoyed your meals here, Charlie! I am really sorry about that margarita, though -- I hope you spoke with a manager about that. We always want to make sure you enjoy every aspect of your experience with...More

Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Food was not thrilling but very good, staff friendly, and location fun. We had the buffet and all felt like we got our $23's worth.More

Thank Coopsbird05
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

It sounds like you enjoyed your experience with us here, and that's just great. Friendly service is definitely a priority, and I'm glad that came across. I do apologize if the food wasn't perfectly to your liking, though. Please let a manager know next time...More

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Do they take reservations? Suggest any particular section of restaurant for great firework view? Thks!
29 June 2015|
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Can I order food and drink in sport bar and sit outside next to water to watch firework?
1 June 2015|
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
Jessica B
What is the best night to come to Louis. What time is the Buffett freshest during the day? And what section of seating is the best to watch Dolphins. This is our first time to SPI. FAMILY OF 4. We have read sooo many great reviews cannot wait to eat here!!!!!! Thanks
18 May 2015|
Response from Joe R | Property representative |
Jessica, We bring in fresh wild caught gulf seafood daily. Summertime is one of our favorite season down here on the island. We have lots of great family entertainment while you dine from Memorial Day til Labor Day. Every... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
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, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 02:00
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17:00 - 02:00
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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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!