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Louie's Backyard

2305 Laguna Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6952
+1 956-761-6406
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Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
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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English first
East Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

We held my daughter's rehearsal dinner/meet and greet on the outside deck of Louie's Backyard. Staff was very helpful even carrying in some props and the welcome gifts for our guests. We chose the buffett for the guests. Prime rib, crab legs, shrimp several ways, fish, salad bar, potato bar, veggies etc. OMG it was wonderful. Joe was very helpful... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

I have never been fond of buffets, primarily because of unsupervised children allowed to handle the food. #2, unless you can really pack in the food, it's tough to get the value. In this case I was persuaded to do the nightly seafood buffet at Louie's. South Padre Island and the gulf surrounding, you would expect decent seafood. My instincts... More

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Moline, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We stopped in for dessert, to watch the sunset and the fireworks. The turtle cheesecake was HUGE and absolutely to die for! There were multiple bars and dining areas for just about whatever you were looking for in atmosphere from sports bar to outdoor dining. The sports bar bartender Jesse was fantastic and guided us to a basically private balcony... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We sat on the deck and watched the sunset while enjoying dinner and drinks. The view was beautiful! I had surf and turf and the steak was delicious!! The shrimp and snapper were yummy too. Our waiter Michael R really made the evening great. He was very attentive and gave us honest advice on what to order. He was funny... More

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Dan S, Owner at Louie's Backyard, responded to this review

Glad you got to enjoy a beautiful sunset meal with us and enjoyed it so much! I'll make sure Michael and the rest of the team hear your kind words. Can't wait to have you back again soon. Best, Dan, Owner More

Peterborough, New Hampshire, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I decided to check out Louie's with the sun setting. I immediately liked its laid back ambience right on the water. My server, Michael, was very helpful with my questions and checked back frequently on how the food was and further needs. The food (red snapper) was very good, as was the key lime pie and margarita. Michael even got... More

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Oklahoma
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11 reviews 11 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We visited Louie's Backyard on September 12, 2014. What a great place to eat. The location couldn't be any better - right on the water - and, we were eating at sunset so the view was spectacular. Our waiter was Paul and he could not have been any more attentive. We had a 3 year old with us and he... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The service was terrible but the food was good. I ordered the pecan crusted fish tacos and they were really tasty! My husband ordered the platter and he said it was good. We sat outside, on the water so that was nice. There were several birds hovering around waiting to swoop in and grab a snack! We would try a... More

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The 4 of wanted some seafood and scenery, and we found it at Louie's. From the moment we were greeted at the door till we finished and left the personnel there and ambience was GREAT!!! We highly recommend their surf and turf buffet!! If you like seafood as much as we do you will NOT be disappointed! Our server, whose... More

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Dan S, Owner at Louie's Backyard, responded to this review

Glad we could impress a fellow seafood lover like yourself, Frank! Sounds like you all really enjoyed what we have going on around here, and I hope you know how much everyone on staff appreciates your compliments. We can't wait to welcome you back again next time you're in the area. Best, Dan, Owner More

Pearland, Texas, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Not only do they have good food and drinks but they are on the water on the Bay side and they have everything! A restaurant, a sports bar, the upstairs has live entertainment! With the breeze off the bay, you cannot beat this place, lots to do!

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Dan S, Owner at Louie's Backyard, responded to this review

I love that we've made it on your list of favorites in SPI, Julie! It sounds like you all have really enjoyed your time here, and I'll make sure the rest of the team knows that. Thanks for all the compliments -- can't wait to have you back. Best, Dan, Owner More

Azle, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We had the buffet tonight. Delicious as always. Love sitting by the bay! Our waitress Cassie chatted with us and made us feel so welcome. Even gave us some recommendations!

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Dan S, Owner at Louie's Backyard, responded to this review

Nothing better than a delicious meal and a great view, right? Thanks for all the compliments -- I'll make sure Cassie and the rest of the team hear them. Can't wait to have you back again for the buffet sometime soon! Cheers, Dan, Owner More

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