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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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Food and ambience

Special occasions, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene

Menu

JUST STARTING OUT
Louies Backyard Signature Crab Cakes
fresh jumbo lump crabmeat married with fresh vegetables, pan seared and served with burre blanc sauce.
Gulf Of Mexico Shrimp On The Barbie
mesquite grilled shrimp with your choice of sauces: chipotle, texas bbq, classic garlic and butter.
Louies Stuffed Jalapenos
pickled jalapenos stuffed with crabmeat dressing and rolled in japanese bread crumbs.
Blackened Scallops
succulent sea scallops served with drawn butter.
Blackened Yellow Fin Ahi Tuna
served blackened and seared rare to perfection with japanese wasabi, fruit salsa and soy ginger dressing.
Chef Luis Mexican Style Shrimp Cocktail
our fresh gulf coast brown shrimp in a spicy tomato salsa with red onions, cilantro, tomatoes and jalapenos served with golden brown tortilla chips.
SEAFOOD
fresh fish: red snapper yellow fin tuna or salmon. prepared the following ways: mesquite grilled, pan sauteed, blackened, pecan encrusted or parmesean encrusted. ask server for preparation suggestions. with your choice of the following sauces: buereblanc, fruit salsa, texas tropical trail citrus butter, teriaki glazed
Texas Fried Shrimp Platter
shrimp hand-breaded in japanese bread crumbs.
Seafood Treasure Chest
hand breaded shrimp, fish, scallops, seafood cakes and hush puppies served golden brown.
Texas Shrimp Brochette
mesquite grilled shrimp served over a bed of rice pilaf.
Sea Scallop Brochette
12 lb. fresh sea scallops mesquite grilled and served over a bed of rice pilaf on the barbie.
STEAKS AND CHICKEN
all of the following can be prepared pittsburgh style for $1.99 more. add caramelized onions and mushrooms for $1.99.
Tenderloin Of Beef
10 oz. hand cut and mesquite grilled to order. 6 oz. hand cut and mesquite grilled to order.
Southwestern Chicken
10 oz. chicken breast chargrilled over mesquite.
Ribeye
hand cut 16 oz. ribeye grilled over mesquite. hand cut 12 oz. ribeye grilled over mesquite.
Mesquite Smoked Baby Back Ribs
a full rack of south texas style baby back ribs. a 12 rack of south texas style baby back ribs.
PASTA
pasta dishes include a trip to the salad bar
Pasta Diablo
linguini noodles tossed in a rich and spicy cheese pomadoro sauce with corn, black beans, broccoli, mushrooms, tomatoes and onions. choose mesquite grilled chicken or shrimp.
Primavera A La Bucco
linguini noodles tossed in garlic cilantro sauce. fresh tomatoes, mushrooms, broccoli and parmesean cheese finish off this northern italian specialty dish. choose mesquite grilled chicken or shrimp.
Create Your Own Pasta Bowl
choose your favorite pasta: linguini or tri-colored penne. choose your favorite sauce: marinara or alfredo. add snapper, shrimp, chicken or scallops. (blackened or grilled)
SURF N TURF
start with our 6 oz. petite tenderloin steak, then add any combination of the following cooked just the way you like them: snapper, shrimp, scallops. prepared mesquite grilled, fried, broiled or blackened.
2 Meat Combination
3 Meat Combination
4 Meat Combination
DESSERTS
The Bomb
fudge brownie, pecan infused mousse in an exploding frenzy of flavor.
Death By Chocolate Cake
a six layer triple chocolate experience.
Carrot Cake
New York Style Cheesecake
with strawberry or pecan praline.
Turtle Cheesecake
Key Lime Pie
About
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!
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Seating, 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, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Buffet, Live Music, Waterfront
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All reviews ribs prime rib crab legs seafood rib special chocolate cake boiled shrimp salad steak fries sports bar great buffet all you can eat buffet our waiter watching the sunset thursday night view of the bay
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

such a great place to grab a drink. The owner Dan made us feel right at home. Definitely consider this spot!

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went primarily to hear Leslie Blasing upstairs. She was awesome as usual and the food was very good but the service was the worst we've ever experienced in SPI. As a former bartender and waiter, the problem wasn't the poor little girl that "waited"...More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here everyday on our trip. Staff very helpful. $5 cheeseburger deal on Tuesday. We appreciate they were open during the Covid 19 time.

Date of visit: May 2020
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Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the stars and great feedback about our Tuesday burger deal! I'm so glad that you had a positive experience with our team. If you're ever in SPI again, I hope you'll come by! Take care, Dan, Owner

Reviewed March 10, 2020

Atmosphere was very pleasant as you have the option to sit on the ocean front (as we did). The service was average. The buffet itself was fair for the price we paid. We went primarily for the seafood, but enjoyed the other entrees better such...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2020

Znajda, thanks for taking a couple of minutes to share some honest feedback about your meal here. While I'm glad you enjoyed the prime rib and baby back ribs, I'm sorry that you were disappointed by the seafood options. I appreciate hearing your thoughts and...More

Reviewed March 10, 2020

We went for their ribs special. Food was good. Way too many stairs though for anyone with bad knees. Everything is up at least one set of stairs.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2020

Carla, it's great to hear that our ribs special hit the spot with you. Thank you for taking a minute to share your honest thoughts about our atmosphere. I will certainly look into your concerns on my end. Hope to see you again, Dan, Owner

Reviewed March 10, 2020

We were never at Louie's for anything but the ribs and margaritas. The ribs were very good and the $8.00 price meant that we were there three time during our two month stay. It's very crowded.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2020

Kathy, I'm so glad that you love our ribs and margs! Thank you for taking a minute to share your thoughts. I appreciate the support! If you're ever in SPI again, I'd love to welcome you back for another rib night! Best, Dan, Owner

Reviewed March 6, 2020

This is a huge place with a maze of rooms and decks. The service was not the greatest but the food was very good and if you go for happy hour you'll be really happy about the prices.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2020

Thanks for coming by to try us out and for taking the time to share your honest thoughts about our happy hour. While I'm glad you enjoyed the food and prices, I'm sorry your service could've been better. I hope to have you back for...More

Reviewed March 6, 2020

Probably the best and most varied menu in South Padre. Everything we tried was wonderful and their daily specials come with wonderful low prices also. The place features 3 varied places, Sports Bar, Dining Room, Nightclub. Something for everyone.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2020

Nancy, it makes me so happy to hear that you think we have one of the best restaurants on the island! Thank you for taking the time to share some positive feedback about our daily specials and varying atmospheres. Hope to have you back again...More

Reviewed March 2, 2020

This is a sprawling venue on the Laguna Madre with plenty of games, entertainment and space to accommodate large crowds. Food and drinks are moderately priced and live music is performed daily. Fun place in the day or evening!!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2020

Rich, I'm glad that you had a fun time when you came by! Thanks for the positive feedback about our food, drinks and live entertainment. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Have a great rest of your week, Dan, Owner

Reviewed February 24, 2020 via mobile

The seafood was excellent, the platters quite large wish they would charge less & offer smaller portions. Great wait staff, excellent drink selection. It was a cold windy night but they have excellent outside patio facing the bay for wArm night dining. Really loved it

Date of visit: February 2020
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Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded February 29, 2020

Thanks for the awesome feedback about our seafood selection, service and drinks! I'm so glad to hear that you really loved dining with us. Hope to have you back in the future! Dan, Owner

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Response from yellowbirdVermont | Reviewed this property |
I was at this restaurant as a guest so I would not know what the Establishment offers for a menu. It was great to go here though. My friends and I only spent a short time in this area but would like to go back.
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They take reservations on parties of 8 or more on outdoor dining only.
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We were there on Friday 12/28, and the cost was $22.00.
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