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2305 Laguna Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6952
+1 956-761-6406
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Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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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
Hartley, Texas, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

love the seafood buffet here, mainly the crab legs. Delicious. Aubree was our server, she was great. Cannot beat the view for supper, sunset was beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Josh Cain was very friendly and informative. He knows the menu well, makes suggestions without being pushy. It was a great experience!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We were recommended to come here by the locals our first night on the island, and boy am I glad we listened! We had the buffet, which included ribs, crab legs, fried fish, chicken, salads, different kinds of potatoes, anything you could want, but SO delicious. They did not cheap out and offer your typical subpar buffet food, this was... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Joshua Cain was our server. He was friendly and sensitive to our needs. He saw me drop my fork and brought a replacement before I could even ask.

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Livingston, Texas, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Our server, Joshua Cain, was Super on the ball, very friendly, on the spot with anything we needed...a group of seven. Food was fresh, plentiful, and of great flavor. I and another really enjoyed the crab legs with three of our group going 'almost' wild over the prime rib and grilled ribs!

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

Great to hear Joshua took such good care of you, Tarry! We want your visits here to be memorable for all the right reasons, and we're glad he helped make that happen for you. Looking forward to welcoming you back for a five star experience sometime soon. Take care, Dan, Owner More 

Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We are newbies to the Island so were told to try the Sunday $8 rib special. Found the Sports Bar area which was packed with people having their own private whooping and hollering. Between that, the loud music and no service for 15 minutes we said forget it. As we were leaving we ran into the manager and told him... More 

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

While it's good to hear you ended up being seated by the water, we wish you'd been loving everything about your time here. Our menu is something we take a lot of pride in, so it's disappointing to hear you weren't left wanting more. That said, we're sure we can pinpoint the perfect dish for you if you'll give us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Aubree was our hostesses and made our trip pleasant. She kept conversation shirt and very polite. The crab legs were fresh and hot every trip we went up for. A great place to go as a tourist. Thanks for the great meal and service.

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

It's great to hear you were loving it all, Chad! We certainly want you feeling right at home whenever you're here, so it's nice to see Aubree took such good care of you. Hope to be welcoming you back again soon. Take care, Dan, Owner More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

We arrived late the night of the boat parade and they made room for our group. The food was excellent but I special ordered blackened chicken breast and was blown away on how good it was. Our waiter Steve C. was excellent, will ask for him next visit.

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

Blown away? That's the best thing we've heard all day! We certainly want you enjoying everything from your meal to the service, and it's great to see that shined through while you were with us. Already looking forward to your next visit. Best, Dan, Owner More 

Harlingen, Texas, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Went there last night Dec 6, 2014. Really going down hill. Would not take your kids here. Lots of cursing going on. Just seemed things were a little out of control Food was so so. We ate and got out. No place for family. The view is nice but that's it. I remember not to long ago where that was... More 

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

This isn't the kind of feedback we typically receive, Peyton, so you can imagine just how shocked I am to read this. We would never want you and your family to feel uncomfortable here -- that's not what we're about at all. Our management is always happy to resolve any issues you may be having in the moment, and we... More 

San Benito, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The service we received this evening was far better than our previous visit. George, our waiter, kept our drinks full, our bread basket filled (and brought us butter each time), and made certain that our dinning experience was excellent! During our previous visit, our waiter just wasn't as attentive. When my wife asked for steak sauce, she was told that... More 

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

We're so glad you came back to see us, Lorraine! It's great to hear George took such good care of you -- we'll be sure to pass your kind words along to him. Hope to see you back at the buffet sometime soon. All the best, Dan, Owner More 

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Additional Information about Louie's Backyard

Address: 2305 Laguna Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6952
Phone Number: +1 956-761-6406
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

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