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“Great Restaurant in SPI” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Louie's Backyard

Louie's Backyard
2305 Laguna Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6952
+1 956-761-6406
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Price range: $1 - $20
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Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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!
Pittsburg, TX
2 reviews
“Great Restaurant in SPI”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2008

Louie's Backyard is a great place to have dinner! We went there for most of the nights of our vacation to have dinner. They have a buffet that can NOT be beat!!
Every time we went there we had the most wonderful waiters.
The crab legs, shrimp, blackened fish and ribs are very very good. The cheesecake IS TO DIE FOR!!!
We even met an owner (Dan) and was very impressed with him, he is a great guy who is very friendly, and he remembered us the next night!
Make sure you eat at Louie's Backyard!!!

Chrissy Fincher
Pittsburg, TX

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“The most consistent food...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2008

The most consistent food on the island great product! Great specials too! Nice management!

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San Diego, California
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“Hey, Why the Bad Reviews??”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2008

Oh wait, now I know why.

First off, the place is filthy (and that is the part the public can see).
The tables, plastic chairs, walls, bathrooms...all dirty.
I don't wanna know what the kitchen looks like.

Second, the food handlers are filthy and have no idea of the health code. One example- a waitress serving at the buffet took the baked potato we wanted in her bare hands, squeezed it together a few times, placed it on a plate of other food, and then put butter and cheese on it. Sound like something you want to eat?

But wait, at least we got some good, cheap food. NOT! The food, both from the menu and from the buffet was poor. And it was not cheap.

This was a last minute trip, and so we didn't do our normal research on where to stay, eat, play, etc. We could have avoided this place--- as you should.

The best news is that we did not get food poisoning.

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“louies is a un place, i...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2007

louies is a un place, i love the crab legs!

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Houston, Texas
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“OH SO HORRIBLE”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2007

Visited this South Padre Island favorite with family and friends. We sat outside, nice view, but that was it. What the heck has happened to this place. The service was Horrible. The drinks were watered down. The place was so dirty. We dined on dirty plastic chairs and sticky tables. The restroom was even worst, I thought we might be in third world. The Food was so Bad. No other words to say but, Stay Away. Try Dorado's or Pirate's Landing to dine.

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