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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, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Buffet, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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
Great outdoor dinning and a casual atmosphere

My husband, myself and our two adult children arrived at 7:30 on a Saturday night. We expected to have a wait but were quicklly seated in the outdoor seating area. They also have indoor seating available. Parking on the other hand was not quite as easy. There are a few restaurants in this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
jlkriegermeier
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Troy, Missouri
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Leander, Texas
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The entrance was weird. There's a nightclub and police at the same entrance as the restaurant. Once you figure that out & get seated, they push everyone to do the buffet dinner. It was $23-$25 per person, unlimited food with salad bar. We did look at the buffet before we ordered & it was mostly all fried food, soggy salad... More 

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Troy, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

My husband, myself and our two adult children arrived at 7:30 on a Saturday night. We expected to have a wait but were quicklly seated in the outdoor seating area. They also have indoor seating available. Parking on the other hand was not quite as easy. There are a few restaurants in this location but not a lot of parking.... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Came here years ago. Decided to take fam since I bragged about the seafood buffet. Crab legs were great but food was bland and greasy. Saw two tables leave after viewing buffet. Guess more is expected of a $23.99 per person meal. Would not return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Louies backyard has great food and amazing service!! Price of buffet was great for all it had to offer first time there but defentily going back again. My waitress Isis was awesome, went to buffet line for me a few time never had an empty glass.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Phenomenal ambiance. All you can eat seafood dinner was incredibly delicious and fresh! Firework show was beautiful and had fun music. Server, Steve C. was informative, polite and an excellent photographer! Graceland Ninjas brought down the house! Can't wait to come back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

My fiance and I went here for our only night without a kid on our vacation. Steve C. Was our server and he was awesome. I'm not sure that there's a quiet, romantic, waterfront place to eat on the island, but the view, service, and food were very good. We'll definitely be returning next time. Seems like a very family... More 

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Midland, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We watched the fireworks show at Louie's backyard tonight and it was awesome!!! Our waiter Michael R was fantastic and his service was excellent. The buffet was great and the chocolate cake hit the spot.

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New Braunfels, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

My friends & I live around the Austin-San Antonio area and we were on a small vacation for a few days! We went sight seeing and decided to try out Louie's Backyard for dinner one night! Michael R. was our waiter and provided excellent service! Extremely friendly and great personality! He went above and beyond his way to provide us... More 

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We went to Louie's on our first night in town, because we saw an airplane banner advertising the buffet. The buffet was $21 per person which is quite reasonable for an all you can eat buffet including shrimp, snow crab, and prime rib. However, the food was just okay (not seasoned well, I guess), the service was terrible, and the... More 

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

Rena, I appreciate your honesty here, and I'm sorry things were a bit off when you stopped by. We always make sure to season our food well, and the service you describe makes me think there might've been some confusion on our end regarding the buffet accommodations -- not something that happens often, but definitely an odd circumstance. In any... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited Louie's for the dinner buffet today for the last day of our honeymoon. We wanted to feast on seafood before we left, and Louie's did not disappoint! Steve C. was an excellent server and kept us happy. We originally were on the fence about going because of the mixed online reviews, but I'm sure glad... More 

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

Well, there's only one thing more important than thanking you for stopping in and spreading the word to those who may be on the fence -- congratulating you and your husband on the marriage! It's always a special honor being able to help a couple celebrate a new chapter together, especially with mountains of steak, shrimp, and fish, so here's... 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: Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups

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?