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Louie’s Backyard

2305 Laguna Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6952
+1 956-761-6406
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“prime rib” (198 reviews)
“crab legs” (226 reviews)
“ribs” (170 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2305 Laguna Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6952
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Reviewed December 16, 2016

My wife and I visited Louie's backyard for our evening meal. As usual, it meet our expectation . The food was very good and the service was exceptional. We have dined here about 7-8 times in the past and as usual left there very full....More

Thank JimGrubbs
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2016

Jim, I can't wait to share this with Rudy! We really aim to offer the full experience here -- both quality food and service, so it was lovely to read your review. You can always count on us for delicious seafood. Until your next visit,...More

Reviewed December 12, 2016

Took some family here in June for lunch and we all enjoyed it. A few years ago a bunch of us went there for their evening buffet of crab legs and maybe prime rib. Excellent!

Thank a.t M
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2016

We love to welcome families visiting the Island, so I'm glad you guys had a chance to stop by this past summer. Sitting by the water while enjoying a seafood buffet is the best way to spend vacation. Can't wait for your return, Dan, Owner

Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Smokers Bar....so stinky bar...It was cold and stormy on 12/10 so we went upstairs after the souveiner lady took us on a lengthy twist and turn adventure to get inside the upstairs bar area. We didnt eat here, and probably wouldn't recommend it. The carpet...More

Thank Robnkrisking
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2016

Glad you could join us for a drink, but it's a shame to hear the setting didn't quite meet your expectations. Our dedicated staff works hard to maintain a clean, comfortable environment for all our guests, so this sounds like some good feedback to pass...More

Reviewed December 8, 2016

We've been here a few times, and enjoyed the food, atmosphere, and views! Wing Wednesday, is a great deal, with wings being 25 cents a piece, and happy hour prices till I think 7pm. Lots of flavours to choose from, so everyone should be able...More

Thank BadgerMbTraveller
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2016

It was so great to read your review, Garry! Wing Wednesday is definitely a good time to visit to enjoy some well-priced wings and drinks. Plus, you can never go wrong with a bay side view. I'm glad you had a chance to come to...More

Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

My husband and sister and brother-in-law went to the bar here so I could sing karaoke on Sunday night. It was fun and there were quite a few good singers that night! We just had drinks - no food!More

Thank Darlene H
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2016

Hi, Darlene! I'm so glad you joined us for a fun night of karaoke, and it sounds like you got to hear some pretty good singers while enjoying a couple drinks. If there's anything else we can do to make your next visit even better,...More

Reviewed December 4, 2016

I returned here after 7 years and it was just as I remembered. The place is perfect for Spring Break and set up for bands with outdoor enjoyment on the bay. I went in mid November and stopped in for dinner. Sat at a table...More

Thank superlean3
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2016

Sounds like a wonderful trip down memory lane! We really love being a part of the South Padre Island community, and we hope to have many more years of sharing delicious seafood and gorgeous views with locals and tourists alike. Be sure to come and...More

Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Good place to visit for a drink and entertainment. Came here just for a drink but stayed for the DJ. It was worth the it.

Thank Aj H
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2016

Can't wait to share this with our entertainment crew, Aj! Hope to see you again soon for some more great food and music. Cheers, Dan, Owner

Reviewed November 26, 2016

My wife and I sat right on the water. We could see all the way across the ocean to the mainland. Our waiter Steve C was friendly, competent, and accommodating. Our extended family also ate near us, a group of 16 adults and 11 children....More

Thank Garrett H
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2016

Sounds like you had a wonderful time all around, Garrett! Nothing beats delicious food and beautiful view. If you're still in the area, we'd love to share another meal with you. All the best, Dan, Owner

Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

This is second restaurant we went to eat here and i can't even describe the setting. Good location but it feels like this place was last cleaned up during the Nixon administration. It had a dirty feel, staff was OK at best and the buffet...More

1  Thank Avram2012
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2016

While it sounds like we hit the mark with our location and view, Avram, I do wish you'd seen the same quality throughout your entire experience. We place great value of providing delicious dishes and top-notch service, so it's surprising to hear you left with...More

Reviewed November 20, 2016

We were here twice, once at the bar upstairs and once on the water downstairs. The rib special upstairs was good and a great price (Thursdays and Sundays?). Half a rack of ribs and fries for $8. There are good early bird specials on the...More

1  Thank Horseshoelake
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2016

I'm so glad you've had the opportunity to check out a bit of everything we have to offer! It means a lot seeing the view, meal, and specials have been right up your alley, and I really hope we'll see you again for a bite...More

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brett s
What time do you stop serving food in general?
May 26, 2017|
Response from Roxanne F | Reviewed this property |
unsure ate at 11pm
Can I order food and drink in sport bar and sit outside next to water to watch firework?
June 1, 2015|
Response from Dan S | Property representative |
Sports Bar Menu is limited to Sports Bar. However, the Lookout Deck offers waterfront dining featuring a similar menu as the Sports Bar. Thank you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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
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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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