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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
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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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
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Fort Worth, Texas
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We went specifically for the fireworks show that they put on every Thursday night. Place was packed when we arrived about an hour before show time. Waited in line to get seated, hostess gave us perfect seats which were outside on the patio, right on the water, centered in front of the display which was setup on the water in... More

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Sulphur, Oklahoma
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I've made it a point to visit Louie's Backyard everytime I visit South Padre Island (8 times). Louie's seafood buffet never fails to live up to expectations. Good selection, great food! The price of food is very reasonable for what you get.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I came to this restaurant with my boyfriend during our visit to SPI. Good food, friendly staff. We got the buffet for that visit and had unlimited salad, seafood, and ribeye. Wasn't our favorite place on SPI, but it was a good visit. Beautiful view.

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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Honestly, going to the restruant after a sad trip to the island had made our vacation a whole lot better thanks to your service, food and employe Jake. Food was great, atmosphere was incredible and most likely I will come here again. Thank you so much!!

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Austin, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Our last night in South Padre and we ate dinner in the small locals bar upstairs at Louie's. We all had the special a small fillet and grilled shrimp. It was delicious! The steak was cooked perfectly!It came with a really good dinner salad and backed potato all for 14.00 I have 3 teenage boys and they loved it! Our... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This place has ample seating and good food. The fireworks show was great. Our server Josh was very nice and helpful. Our youngest son didn't want to eat anything they had at the buffet so Josh day beside him and talked with him about what he would want to eat. He finally decided on cheese fries which isn't even on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Best Friendly service ever, our server Braulio Chavez was great. He was nice, funny and attentive. Great service all around friendly staff great food and drinks.

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

"Freaking Amazing!!!" -- that's what we're going for! Thanks for the 5 stars, Melissa! I appreciate the kind things you've had to say about our service and food. Come back and see us again soon, OK? Best, Dan, Owner More

Denver, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I'm not much of a seafood person, so the staff at Louie's told my friend and I to head up to the Sports Bar for burger's and other varieties of food. We snagged a table by one of many big t.v.'s and were greeted by Jesse with a basket of freshly made chips! Those were delicious. We ordered some beers... More

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

Thanks for the 5 stars, Bob! I especially appreciate it because it reminds others that we're more than just a seafood spot. I'm glad Jesse took care of you (and even got you to give our dessert a try!). He's great isn't he?! We're looking forward to your next visit -- don't be a stranger! Best, Dan, Owner More

Greenville, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A lot of advertisement for this place while we were there. It definitely caters to the 21+ crowd. Great location, friendly staff, but not a very clean place. The bathroom was horrible. Probably won't be going back.

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Fort Worth
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My family of 5 and I decided to eat here for our last night in South Padre because we had my two small kids with us and wanted them to see the fireworks that were going to happen at 9:15. We arrived before 7 to get a good table to make sure we could see the fireworks well because my... More

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

I apologize for any confusion that surrounded your experience with us. It sounds like it was going pretty well until the end. I can promise you that we're not all about making money. In fact, we likely had customers who were complaining about the wait and were trying to find a way to make everyone happy. I'm sorry that we... More

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