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2305 Laguna Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6952
+1 956-761-6406
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5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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...
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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Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

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    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 102
    Average
  • 68
    Poor
  • 71
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Honeymoon Dinner

My husband and I went to Louie's for dinner while staying in South Padre for our honeymoon. We were welcomed immediately and experienced GREAT service from our waiter, Steve C. The buffet was delicious and filling; we also got to take home our souvenir bacardi rum glasses! It was a peaceful setting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Katie T
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Grapevine, Texas
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
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Grapevine, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went to Louie's for dinner while staying in South Padre for our honeymoon. We were welcomed immediately and experienced GREAT service from our waiter, Steve C. The buffet was delicious and filling; we also got to take home our souvenir bacardi rum glasses! It was a peaceful setting sitting next to the water. We loved louie's!

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Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

One of the best places to go in the Rio Grande Valley. I took my wife for our 26 anniversary; Louis's has always provided a wonderful atmosphere, and I have always enjoyed just relaxing and having a great meal. I have always recommend the all you can eat to everyone. Carlos, provided great service and was very helpful during our... More 

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Port Isabel, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

No one should expect food gourmet style from a buffet. With so many choices if anyone goes hungry it is their own fault. The crab legs are good, as is the shrimp cooked or chilled. The prime rib is difficult to get rare understandably. Good salad bar and the compliments to any dinner plate are good. Most of all the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We solely tried this place because of the reviews. It. Was. DISGUSTING. The seafood was all over-seasoned and over-cooked and everything about this place was DIRTY. The bathrooms were gross, and it was like getting food from cow troughs. Don't even get me started on the water at this place...even three lemons couldn't hide the odd flavor of the water.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Love the food at Louie's. There was something for everyone in my family! The music outside on the upper deck was fun. We sat outside and watched the fish and boats go by..... so relaxing. Across the street was recoil Inc and we went on the go carts....so fun!!!!! A must do!!! Thank you Louies

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

After my awful experience in the locals bar with those the bartenders, I decided to go to the buffet downstairs. Must admit, almost as good as the fajitas. Great view, employees from the hostess stand all the way to people behind the buffet were all excellent. Steve C. Was my server, I will always request him every time I go,... More 

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

The best food n service crab legs, prime rib. BBQ ribs all delicious..y server Raquel madey time better. Her amability was the best. Thanks Raquel I'll go back and request you

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Willis, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful view, great service by Steve C. He was helpful with the menu and answered all our questions. Friendly and fun!!

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Louie's has a great atmosphere and lots of good people. The staff was wonderful. Special thanks to Steve C for the great custom service. We will be back next time we come to Padre. Oh don't forget to check out the seafood buffet, its tops!

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Rolla, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We were looking forward to eating at Louie's but it did not make it. Our waiter, was slow and not very good. The food was only OK not great. The view was great and the sunset was the best part of our visit. I had a Pina Colada and I don't think they passed the rum bottle fumes over the... 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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Scenic view

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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