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“Great Buffet and wonderful service” 4 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: Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, 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!
Denver, Colorado
1 review
“Great Buffet and wonderful service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We had a great experience at Louie's - a wonderful view, great food, and our server, Raven attended to our every need. We ate out on the deck overlooking the bay, and chose to eat at the buffet - a deal at $20/head. Everything was delicious including the Prime rib, crab legs, BBQ ribs, and the to die for chocolate cake. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone, and will be back the next time we are in the area.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dan S, Owner at Louie's Backyard, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Your recommendation means the world to us. Thanks for your kind words on our food and service. I'll be sure to let Raven know how great she was with your party! We're looking forward to seeing you again soon.

All the best,
Dan, Owner
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Universal City, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Waiter was excellent!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The food was very delicious and we definitely enjoyed it. Our waiter Esteban on May 24, 2014 was top notch! He was knowledgeable and efficient, but also he was very warm and friendly. He has a very easy going personality and took the time to tell us a very funny story related to one of my questions. I could totally relate to his story because I have experienced similar situations! Thanks for a nice time y'all!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dan S, Owner at Louie's Backyard, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Sounds like Esteban really took care of you, Lori. We're so happy to hear he made sure you had a wonderful time. I'll make sure he sees this review -- thanks for writing it!

All the best,
Dan, Owner
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“Best sunset view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Great buffet and awesome views great service from raven. She was very attentive and professional and the buffet was great especially the crab legs.

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Dan S, Owner at Louie's Backyard, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Thanks for the 5 stars, Kenneth! Glad to hear we've wowed you with our food, views and service. Hope we'll see you again soon.

All the best,
Dan, Owner
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“Prime”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

To find a buffet that serves shrimp is common any more but to serve crab legs, baked fish as well as fried and all the fixings is very nice.
But Prime rib too...over the top!
We make this a twice a week stop on the island.

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Dan S, Owner at Louie's Backyard, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Over the top in the best way, right?! Thanks for the 4 stars, and we're honored you make it a point to see us more than once. Hope we'll see you again soon!

All the best,
Dan, Owner
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Weslaco, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great service!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It was our first time there, Josh made it a really enjoyable experience. The buffet was delicious. Overall I would visit anytime!!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dan S, Owner at Louie's Backyard, responded to this review, May 30, 2014
There's nothing better than wowing guests on their first visit. So glad to hear you had a good time, Gil. I'm so happy that Josh took care of you. Looking forward to your next visit!

All the best,
Dan, Owner
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