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.

“Rude bar staff”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Louie’s Backyard

Louie’s Backyard
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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!
Level Contributor
22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Rude bar staff”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2012 via mobile

We went to Louie's sports bar for happy hour. Bartender spent more time watching the games on TV than he did serving drinks and we were the only table in his area. Had to get up & go to the bar & request more drinks every time. I really don't think there was any alcohol in them after the first round. Food was okay. Went we were ready to leave I again had to go to the bar & request our ticket Bartender completely ignored me & continued to watch the game. Finally one of the waitresses came over & got my ticket from him, while he continued to watch TV. No wonder the place was empty!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Michelesanmiguel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,862 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    908
    470
    237
    123
    124
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
“Disgusting!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012 via mobile

Only redeemable quality about this restaurant was the relaxing ambiance when you eat outdoors.

The interior of main inside dining room (in which the buffet was located) was classless like the rest of the restaurant.

The food looked and tasted like the restaurant had dethawed it from the freezer and then placed it in the buffet treys. I saw a staff member put ranch dressing FROM A HUGE PLASTIC bottle into the ranch salad dressing container at the buffet. Unacceptable!

Many employees were dressed without regards to any kind of uniform. It was very unprofessional and dirty.

Waitress acted as if she was under the influence of sort of drug.

Avoid this poorly manages restaurant AT ALL COSTS!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Cwokerlund
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Beautiful sunset - ok food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012

Sat outside and was able to catch a beautiful sunset. The seafood buffet was good. Nothing spectacular but not bad. We spent about $60 for two buffets and 2 beers.

Visited May 2012
Helpful?
Thank FoodieinHouston
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Worst value for the dollar on the island”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2012

The waiter was very attentive and the outside atmosphere was nice. We ordered the specials which consisted of fried fish, shrimp, crab cake and garlic potatoes. The fish was a 2" X 2" piece. The crab cake had little flavor and was the size ok a 50 cent piece with three medium shrimp. on the bright side the chocolate cake was good for desert. Don't be fooled by there curb appeal.

  • Visited May 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
2 Thank Donald W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Skip this place”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2012 via mobile

Sitting on the dock right by the water was really nice and everyone throws left over food over the railing and there are tons of catfish swarming. Our waiter was great but the food was terrible. The prices were insane. I ordered a beer and a CAN was brought out and they had the guts to charge hard working people $4 for a CAN of warm beer. You can count on us telling every person we meet from here to back home in el paso to skip this joint

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank sipfam
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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
 

Been to Louie’s Backyard? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

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

Claim Your Listing