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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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Moline, Illinois
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 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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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 NEW

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

Katy, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My husband and I were in SPI to celebrate my birthday and decided to try Louie's. The atmosphere is good we dined outside which was nice. I think they are a little over priced. We decided to both get the buffet because menu opinions were just as pricey. The food was good but we only had one plate each so... More

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

I'm really happy that you chose to celebrate with us for your birthday, but it's a bummer that we didn't make the best first impression. We never like to hear that what we serve is overpriced, so I apologize if what your got from the buffet wasn't quite to your liking. I would love to welcome you back again sometime... More

Dallas, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

So my boyfriend and I came here, it was my bday weekend, and we loved it!! of course we went for the night life and some drinks, but I have never seen my boyfriend dance the way he did! The bartenders were alright, I guess just busy.. but prices are good and the security and people at the front were... More

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

Is there really any better way to spend a night than dancing the evening away? None of us here think so, and we're glad you and your boyfriend agreed. You mentioned the bartenders, and I'm positive they were just feeling a bit of pressure with the crowds. I can assure you that they all aim to be as attentive and... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My husband and I tried the seafood buffet and thought it was pretty good. The sides were quite limited, (basically salad, potatoes, or pasta salad) but you get the $22 worth in prime rib, shrimp, crab legs, and fish. Our host was polite and friendly, service was okay. Of course best of all we enjoyed the view and the atmosphere.... More

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

So happy you stopped in to give us a shot! It sounds like you really loved the seafood and prime rib on the buffet, and I'm glad. Can't go wrong with great food and a great view, right? Looking forward to welcoming you back -- thanks for the review! Cheers, Dan, Owner More

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