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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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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: At Louie's Backyard in South Padre Island, there is no such thing as a...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We had the buffet as our waiter stated everything on the menu was on the buffet. There were lots of choices, but overall was like a buffet. The best part of the night was watching the fireworks. Totally chill!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Mary S
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San Antonio, Texas
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Scenic view
  • Bar scene
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waco,tx
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had the buffet at louis. The food was fresh and varied. There is something for everyone. Nice view from the deck. Worth doing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

I got here late like around 12:30 so I was only here for drinks and to dance with my friends it was fun but drinks where a little watered down and they where a little pricey ... Overall a fun place tho.

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Sterling, Kansas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Food/view/atmosphere is to die for...lots of selections and flavors. You can sit inside, outside overlooking the bay or up on one of the balconies. Great music, great views and most of all great food! Oh and fireworks over the bay on Thursdays is a memory you don'tt get to make just anywhere.

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Alma, Arkansas
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

After hearing about Louie's and reading the glowing reviews, I really wanted to try Louie's on our last night of vacation. We got there before 10. But, the band had left, there was no DJ, and the kitchen had closed. As a place advertised for its nightlife, I was disappointed with the lack thereof and we went elsewhere.

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

Man, we wish we'd made a better first impression, Beth. Our nightlife is something we're really known for, and we're so sorry the band had left before you got there. I completely understand how frustrating that must have been and hope you'll give us another chance to wow you. Best, Dan, Owner More 

Euless, Texas, United States
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We took advantage of the buffet. It offered sliced prime beef, crab legs, shrimp.tacos and blacken chicken or fish. Service was first class and food was excellent.

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

Reading this made our day, Jaime! We couldn't be happier that you were a fan of it all -- that's exactly we aim for. Looking forward to welcoming you back for more sometime soon. All the best, Dan, Owner More 

San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had the buffet as our waiter stated everything on the menu was on the buffet. There were lots of choices, but overall was like a buffet. The best part of the night was watching the fireworks. Totally chill!

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

Thanks for catching the Fireworks with us, Mary! Our menu's our pride and joy, so it's really great to hear you enjoyed everything you tried. We're all looking forward to your next visit. 'Til then, Dan, Owner More 

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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We went on a Tuesday night. There's wasn't much of a wait and I asked for a great view of the stage for the Hawaiian Luau. I am so glad I did. The seafood buffet ($21 for adult, $8 for kids 5-11, and $0 for 4 and under) was good and the chicken Alfredo ($20) off the menu was also... More 

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

So pumped you enjoyed the luau, Jessica! This might be the first time the Lil Bit O Heaven has gotten a shout-out on TripAdvisor, so it's wonderful to hear it won your stamp of approval. We're all hoping to see you back at the buffet sometime soon. 'Til then, Dan, Owner More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We were happy with our choice. We started with a few drinks right on the waters edge. The Buffet was great. Being from the Midwest, it was nice to have a broad selection of well prepared seafood to choose from. IIRC, the blackened fish was my favorite.

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

Thanks for making us part of your vacation! The blackened fish doesn't get singled out too often here on TripAdvisor, so I'm happy to hear it was your favorite. We hope to see you and your family back for more soon. All the best, Dan, Owner More 

San Antonio, Texas
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Went for the seafood buffet, I will go again it is ok for a buffet but has a great atmosphere with live band and big drinks

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

Happy to hear you were digging the live music! Our laid back vibe is something we're pretty partial to ourselves, so it's great to hear you were a fan. Looking forward to impressing you more with the buffet next time! Best, Dan, Owner More 

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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We enjoyed the buffet cause some in our family don't eat fish. They had prime rib and beef for them and shrimp and north Alaskan crab legs for us. Which I might add we had our waitress show us how to get the meat out and she did an excellent job.

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

Thanks for bringing the family by to see us, Amanda! We couldn't be happier that you were all able to find something you enjoyed at the buffet -- that's exactly what we aim for. Looking forward to welcoming you back for more soon. All the best, Dan, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am

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