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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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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Buffet
Late Night
Dessert

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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
Most recent review
Wonderful food, annoying waiter

Food was great, love the choices, waiter was bugging ever 5 minutes, interrupting conversation with other dinners at our table. We told him we would give a wave if we needed anything, but he continued to bug and interrupt.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
jennygirl2015
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Brownsville, Texas
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Brownsville, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Food was great, love the choices, waiter was bugging ever 5 minutes, interrupting conversation with other dinners at our table. We told him we would give a wave if we needed anything, but he continued to bug and interrupt.

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Belton, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

On wed. during happy hour they have .25 wings in various flavors. Also every weekday they have free hors d'oeuvres. Huge place, several venues, very crowded.

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DUBUQUE
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We are winter Texans. Louie's is one of the most unique places in the us. You can always find a super experience along with the best service,. even if they are very busy it is always nice to find from year to year the same employees. They act like friends not employees. The location and restaurant are very unique. They... More 

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

Proud to be a place you always look forward to visiting, Howard! The quality of both the service and the food is something we're very attentive to, so it's great to hear you're a fan of it all. Looking forward to welcoming you back for more sometime soon. Take care, Dan, Owner More 

Wiarton, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Louie's Backyard main dining room has the BEST prime rib dinner on the island. The have a large variety of dinner specials from 4-6pm. They all include a trip to the salad bar. Six of us ate there last week trying 5 different entrees. Our waitress Raquel was very efficient and attentive. We enjoyed their decadent 6-layer chocolate cake which... More 

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

This is music to our ears, Marlene! The quality of both our food and service is something we really pride ourselves on, so it's great to hear you were impressed all around. Looking forward to welcoming you back for more sometime soon. 'Til next time, Dan, Owner More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This place has the best food and great help. Ocean view. Seafood buffet on Saturday night was awesome. Sunday night ribs were awesome also.

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

Happy to hear you're a fan of it all, Colleen! We certainly want your visits with us to be memorable for all the right reasons, and we're glad that's the case. Looking forward to welcoming you back for your favorites sometime soon. 'Til then, Dan, Owner More 

Bracebridge
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

great place..for lunch....we had a spot outside next to the water...service was initially slow and it wasn't that busy..however our waiter made a great recovery with great attention..we had Rita's and wings....both great...would recommend this place..

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

Really appreciate the recommendation, Doug -- thank you! Anticipating your needs is something we take a lot of pride in, so I feel confident that you'll have speedy service right from the start next time. We're all looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Take care, Dan, Owner More 

Edmond, Oklahoma
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We were seated promptly and had attentive service. We had the buffet which offered an assortment of seafood, ribs, prime rib, crab legs. It was better than a lot of all you can eat buffets with a good selection of freshly prepared dishes but it is not gourmet dining. A little on the pricey side if you are not a... More 

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

Nice to see you enjoyed it all, Sue! We pour a lot of time and care into everything we do, so it's great to hear that shined through. Looking forward to welcoming you back for more soon. 'Til next time, Dan, Owner More 

NC
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We stopped at Louie's to have a happy hour drink and catch the sunset on the terrace. We saw the menu and decided to stay for dinner. My husband had the buffet and I had ribs, both of which were just fine for what we were looking for ... an abundance of good food for a reasonable price. We loved... More 

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

So glad you decided to stay a bit longer when you stopped by! We certainly want you enjoying yourself from start to finish, so it's great to hear you were a fan of it all. Looking forward to your next visit. Take care, Dan, Owner More 

Joliet, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It is a must-do when on the island. Great food & cocktails. Prices are reasonable. And the service is fantastic. As was evident in our most recent visit on 02/202015, and with our server, Carlos. He couldn't have been more a attentive or nice.

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

Happy to be a go-to spot for you here, Thomas. Creating an experience that has you coming back for more is something we always strive for, so it's great to hear Carlos made that happen for you. We hope to have you back again soon. Take care, Dan, Owner More 

Minnesota
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Louie's is a great place to watch the sunset. The all you can eat seafood buffet seemed to be quite a hit. From 5-6 p.m. they have an early bird menu special is worth getting to. It includes a salad bar which is average and a great baked potato. The salmon was fine. So, food is good. View is great.... More 

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

No questions asked, the service should always be on par with the food. You should feel like our number one priority at all times, and I sincerely apologize that that didn't shine through. To be honest, this isn't the kind of feedback we typically receive, so it sounds like you caught us on an off night -- I feel confident... 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?