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Louie’s Backyard

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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:
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children
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
Fantastic quiet find on Key West

We were looking for someplace to get away from the vibrant area of Duval Street and settled on Louie's backyard. What a fantastic little getaway. Reservations are recommended. We however were able to get a reasonable dining time but arrived early to enjoy a drink by the sea. Great food and service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
sledhead36
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Naples, Florida
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Louie,s South Padre Island, Texas has the best ribs ever....Sunday and Thursday you get a half slab of ribs and fries gor $8.00...very generous portion..dont go anywhere else for ribs

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Thank Jeanne G
Naples, Florida
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100 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were looking for someplace to get away from the vibrant area of Duval Street and settled on Louie's backyard. What a fantastic little getaway. Reservations are recommended. We however were able to get a reasonable dining time but arrived early to enjoy a drink by the sea. Great food and service. Highly recommended

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Thank sledhead36
Columbus, Ohio
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were at Louie's in January. Unfortunately it was too cold for them to have the restaurant open the huge doors. They did cook the fish my husband and his brother caught and the fish alone with the sides were very good. The price was also good!!!

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Thank kruzinkate
Rice Lake, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to eat. Beautiful views in the outside dining area. Quick and friendly service. Always enjoying going to this location.

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Thank Cindy S
Blanchardville, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is huge with 65 tv's. Not a bad seat in the bar. Terrific food and specials. Great views from the deck. Very busy place, but great service.

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Thank Julie N
Muscatine, IA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good food, very casual, and indoor and outdoor dining. Best view of the sunset over the bay! Friendly.

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Thank LEdkin
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

There's nothing like a meal here at sunset, is there? We want you enjoying the atmosphere just as much as the food, and we're so glad that's the case. Looking forward to welcoming you back again sometime soon. All the best, Dan, Owner More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I make a living as a on-demand commercial pilot, flying to major cities throughout the US, Mexico, and Canada. As such, most of my of my meals are of the eat out type. In fact, I really believe that a home-cooked would put me in a trauma unit at a hospital. I relate this so as to establish my expertise... More 

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Thank Marshall R
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

Thrilled to hear Richard took your dining experience to the next level, Marshall! Anticipating your needs is something we really take to heart around here, and we couldn't be happier that he made that shine through. We always want you to get the same kind of service we'd like to receive ourselves, so I can't wait to pass all of... More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered shrimp and rice and both were not edible, my husband ordered a tenderloin that was good but again the rice was a pile of mush. Our food took 30+ minutes and the waitress was very indifferent. I forced myself to eat 4 of the fried shrimp and finally thought this is not worth it and asked my husband to... More 

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Thank Whitebear134
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

We want you to get the same kind of experience we'd like to have ourselves, so it's disappointing to hear you felt let down. The quality of our food and service is something we take very seriously around here, and we're so sorry that didn't shine through. Our team's always happy to address any issues you have with your meal,... More 

Houston
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Did not eat here - just came for drinks after we went into the bar area and the music was SO LOUD we decided to not eat but have a cocktail on the dock instead. regular crowd of bar-goers, mixed drinks, happy hour specials were not fantastic. The view however is worth it. Sunset in the bay - wow! pelicans,... More 

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Thank Janice S
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

We wish you'd enjoyed everything as much as the view, Janice! The last thing we would want is for anything to take away from your visit, and we're so sorry the music was too loud for your taste. While our lively atmosphere is something we're really proud of, we're confident you'll get the more relaxed atmosphere you were hoping for... More 

Houston Tx.
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Average Buffet. Prime Rib was good. Shrimp and Crab legs not so good and had obviously sat in steamer too long! Raquel our server was attentive and took good care of our table. Sure wish there was a seniors menu or child's menu option for my 85 year old mother who doesn't eat much.

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Thank Dukeandfamily
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

We wish you'd enjoyed the food as much as the service. Your meals with us should always be cooked perfectly, and we're so sorry that wasn't the case with the shrimp and crab legs. This isn't normal for us at all, so we're confident we can impress you more in the future. I hope you'll come back and see us... 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, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children

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
11:00 am - 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
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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