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Louie’s Backyard

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2305 Laguna Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6952
+1 956-761-6406
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

On family vacation and decided to stop at Louies Backyard for dinner. We had never been before but once we were seated our server Matthew P. took awesome care of us! He was so friendly & explained the menu and told us about the famous buffett which the husband and kids loved, we will definitely be back again!!

Thank Clarebare11
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent the weekend in South Padre and had the opportunity to visit a local seafood restaurant, my whole family and I ordered the Seafood Buffet. Prime Rib, 4 kinds of shrimp, crab legs, fish, scallops. Food was great and a bargain at $24 per person. Highly recommend this establishment if you are in town.

Thank Peter D
Laguna Vista, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food was delicious. Seafood buffet GREAT TASTING!! Loved their shrimp bubba. Highly recommend it. Great service, Alexis was prompt, courteous, and always with a smile. Overall a fun experience with my family and friend.

Thank memeg61
Coleman, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to make a visit on our first night on SPI due to this being a "recommended " restaurant. The server and hostess had less personality than a wet rag. When we asked to see a menu we were told that there was "a seafood buffet and chicken and steak and stuff". For some reason we decided to be... More 

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Austin, Texas
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109 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great place to go if you are going to be on the island for a bit. I would not make this one of my top places, especially if I were going with my family. It is super busy but we were not crazy about the food. It has a buffet with seafood so it tends to be... More 

Thank csbernard
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Endless seafood buffet was OK. Live music. Friendly waitstaff. Drinks are great and you can't beat the view!

Thank Lisa P
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The bartenders were very nice and made delicious drinks. We had a beautiful view from the high bar and had good conversations with the bartenders.

Thank vjsalcido1119
Tomball, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our first time to visit this restaurant. The customer service was good. We ordered the dinner buffet and we felt it was a little overpriced. Ordering from the menu may have been a better choice.

Thank DawnieM520
Plymouth, Minnesota
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went here for dinner and the entire plate was fried food. It seemed like it came frozen from a bag that was over cooked and came out too crispy. Had 3 waiter changes during a 45 minute dinner. Was curious about the seafood buffet for a future visit but was so turned off by the plate we got I decided... More 

Thank Christeen O
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Louie's opens at 5 pm and folks already looking for a table. They offer a great seafood buffet, however, we have not tried that. Upstairs in the sports bar is where you will find some of the best ribs in the South, imho. The sports bar offers great sandwiches, free hors d'oeuvres during happy hour, and fall-of-the bones ribs. The... More 

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

What an awesome overview of our place! I'm thrilled you love our ribs and happy hour perks, not to mention the service. We definitely enjoy our laid-back vibe, and our customers that make it even better. Hope to see you for some live music soon! Warmly, Dan, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?