We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Louie’s Backyard

Certificate of Excellence
$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2305 Laguna Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6952
+1 956-761-6406
Website
Today
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

1,658 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,636: English reviews
San Antonio, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great personality- very aware of his customers,he was very absorbent. He asked questions we didn't have to ask for anything he paid attention to our needs..

Helpful?
Thank victoriacrain1
Austin, TX
Level Contributor
295 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We came here in the middle of the day and watched a football game. This place is enormous, and was empty when we were there. Had a great time, the nachos were really good, as was the service. They have huge TVs for viewing games as well.

Helpful?
Thank tripcasey
Newton, North Carolina
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner last night . Our waiter was Steve C. He was awesome which made our meal even more special. The prime rib was great and we enjoyed our dinner and the service. We eat at Louie's often while we are here. It's always great and a fun place to go.

Helpful?
Thank Becky C
Midlothian, Texas
Level Contributor
58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We like to come down to South Padre Island a month or more at a time. We have eaten at a lot of differ places but we eat at Louie's 2-3 times a week. Their daily food specials (ribs, wings and fajitas etc.) make eating there affordable then for a real treat eat at the buffet and watch the sunset... More 

Helpful?
Thank Spudinator
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was good, but the price was a bit steep for what it was. We had the buffet and they had staff serving the food onto your plate - several did not appear to speak English, so the exchange was awkward at times. Wouldn't pay that much again at $23 for the buffet.

Helpful?
Thank Miranda G
Granbury, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was really the highlight of our trip! We never get away without kids, and this was a great place...on the water...fireworks display...great music and dancing! EXCELLENT seafood buffet!!

Helpful?
Thank kimbrow2014
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

It's such an honor to hear that this was the highlight of your trip, Kim! I'm delighted you enjoyed the entertainment and seafood. If you're ever back in the area, be sure to stop on by. Warm regards, Dan, Owner More 

Gun Barrel City, Texas
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for the Thursday night rib special. The ribs were very good and inexpensive. The service was great. We also enjoyed the happy hour appetizers.

Helpful?
Thank PATRICK109
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

You had the Thursday night rib special and some happy hour appetizers? You guys are excellent planners, Patrick! Thank you so much for sharing your review. I hope to see you many more times. Take care, Dan, Owner More 

Fort Worth, Texas
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I got the seafood buffet at 21 dollars not including drink there was small shrimp and a few other low end seafood items and prime rib. None of it was hot and all of it had hardly any flavor not very good at all. If you want good seafood go to Joe's in Port Isabel

Helpful?
Thank Madeleine L
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

It's a shame that you didn't enjoy the buffet, Madeleine. Our chefs work hard to provide flavorful dishes, using high-quality ingredients and seasonings. If you left with a different impression, then I'd like to apologize. To that end, I hope you were able to speak with a manager to voice your concerns. All the best, Dan, Owner More 

Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The buffet is good. The drinks are ok, but there is no better place to watch the fireworks during the summer! Take the extended family there at least twice per summer and the granddaughter just loves it! Of course ask to sit outside as close to the water as possible and it is awesome! Before the fireworks start the boat... More 

Helpful?
Thank jettex64
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

Thanks for the compliments! We really do love enjoying the fireworks while sitting on the back deck, too. It's an honor to be a part of your family vacation, and I hope we can see you for many more years to come. Until next summer, Dan, Owner More 

Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere...party with great people! Drinks are good, recommend the bucket...all I needed was one.

Helpful?
Thank Mspoca
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review

Having a fun and lively atmosphere is definitely our goal, so I'm glad you enjoyed it! If you're ever back in our area, I hope we can welcome you back in for a meal and a cold one. Cheers, Dan, Owner More 

Travelers who viewed Louie’s Backyard also viewed

South Padre Island, Texas Gulf Coast
South Padre Island, Texas Gulf Coast
 
South Padre Island, Texas Gulf Coast
South Padre Island, Texas Gulf Coast
 
South Padre Island, Texas Gulf Coast
South Padre Island, Texas Gulf Coast
 

Been to Louie’s Backyard? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
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
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
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!

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Louie’s Backyard and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Louie’s Backyard staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?