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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” (219 reviews)
“crab legs” (242 reviews)
“ribs” (188 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2305 Laguna Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6952
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Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

Not too crowded & waiter took more than 20 min to come and order our drinks. Over priced! I guess it's worth it if you want a good sunset view. Other than less not worth it to me. The waiter even took long for us...More

Thank Claudia G
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2017

In addition to quality food and ambiance, Claudia, our team works hard to deliver prompt, friendly service. If you left with a different impression, I apologize. That couldn't be further from our goal, so I truly hope you'll consider returning for an experience which better...More

Reviewed March 14, 2017

This was a really fun spot to party at for spring break. It is located right on the water and has multiple bars including an upstairs with great music and fun all night long.

Thank jpierro22
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2017

So glad you had a good time at our place! We love welcoming spring break visitors for good food, drinks, and music. If you're ever back in the area, it'd be our pleasure to serve you again. Safe travels, Dan, Owner

Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Offered a nice variety of seafood along with some prime rib. Was able to sit on deck and watch the sunset while enjoying my meal.

Thank Cynthia L
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2017

Sounds like a fantastic visit, Cynthia! So glad you could join us for some delicious seafood while enjoying the sunset view over the water. If you're still in the area, we'd love to welcome you back again. Take care, Dan, Owner

Reviewed March 11, 2017

Fabulous place to get all you can eat crab on South Padre Island!! Extremely reasonable prices. Wonderful atmosphere place to dine right on the water.

Thank wixom83
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2017

So lovely you could join us for delicious crab legs and beautiful views! Whether this was your first or eighth time dining with us, it's wonderful to have you as part of the Louie family. Until next time, Dan, Owner

Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile

I visited with both my family and came back for drinks. Their food was not good at all. The buffet was sad, not too fresh seafood. I ordered grouper and it was ok. Not worth what I paid. On the other hand, we came back...More

Thank Lana M
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2017

Hi, Lana! While it sounds like you had a wonderful evening with good drinks and fun karaoke, I'm sorry to hear our food didn't quite hit the mark. We'd certainly love for you to enjoy every aspect of your experience, so I hope we'll get...More

Reviewed March 9, 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a nice view of the ocean I recommend Louie's. The sunset here is beautiful. You are literally sitting almost on the water with the bridge in the background, makes for wonderful pictures. Sadly I didn't get any because I left...More

Thank Mississippi_belle88
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2017

So glad you could join us! From the sound of it, you had a wonderful time enjoying the atmosphere and gorgeous views. We really love them, too. It's a shame to hear the veggies didn't quite hit the mark for you, though, so I'd love...More

Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

Went on a Thursday night and eat upstairs , they were having s special 1/2 rack ribs ff and coleslaw $8 what a deal ! And it was good ! A very lively place

Thank cbc739
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2017

Thanks for visiting! I'm so glad you had a chance to enjoy our rib special and take in the lively atmosphere. We'd love to share another meal with you, so come visit us again soon! All the best, Dan, Owner

Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a fun place to have lunch outside in late February. At Louie's we sat right by the water.It wasn't busy because we were there later in the afternoon The servers were friendly and the service time average. The food was great....More

Thank IHave5
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2017

So glad you could stop by! If you want to avoid a crowd, late afternoon is certainly a great time to visit. From the friendly service to the relaxing, beach atmosphere, it sounds like a memorable meal. Let's do it again sometime! Until then, Dan,...More

Reviewed March 4, 2017

On Thursday, we went for happy hour and had good appies, drinks that were soooo good, followed by the best ribs ever. After a good time we stopped by the outsidee bar and listened to the singer who with a little help from a young...More

1  Thank Paul L
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2017

The best ribs ever? Our kitchen will certainly love to her that, Paul! Thanks for stopping by -- I'm so glad you guys shared an enjoyable evening at our place. Cheers, Dan, Owner

Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

Nice restaurant and lit af! It's perfect if you want some good food and listen to some good live/DJ music! Even got the dance floor for your entertainment. The food is not too expensive and very adorable. So are the drinks! The view is also...More

Thank Svetlana G
Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2017

What praise, Svetlana! I'm so thrilled to hear you had a wonderful time with delicious food, good drinks, and entertaining music. I very much hope this won't be your last visit. Cheers, Dan, Owner

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Questions & Answers
Mike B
February 12, 2018|
Response from CalTiskilwa | Reviewed this property |
The normal price is $24.00 per person. Sometimes they have a special for $22.00.
Lisa W
February 3, 2018|
Response from Sheri W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, one the deck is dog friendly!
brett s
May 26, 2017|
Response from Roxanne F | Reviewed this property |
unsure ate at 11pm
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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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