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“Decent sports bar with a killer view”
Review of Louie’s Backyard

Louie’s Backyard
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
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Good for: Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Buffet, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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!
Reviewed November 14, 2012

Was not here for a fine dining experience (just wanted to see something other than Dallas football on a Sunday :) and I was not disappointed. Place is a little run down, but spacious with plenty of TVs. Decent pub grub. Bartender was very friendly, although stretched a bit thin when it got busy. Not sure if Kareoke is a staple, but left as soon as that started!!!

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Reviewed November 7, 2012

Been coming to SPI for many years. Louie's has been there just as long. It used to be a WOW. Nowadays, it's more of a staple. Food is good, but so is much of SPI fare. Service can be hit and miss. As far as cleanliness, the lady is getting a bit worn out. The buffet is good but not great. The view is still wonderful in the evening. Feeding scraps to the fish is always a plus for the kiddos. A/C Sports bar upstairs.

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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Louie's is a fun atmosphere, with bayside seating (although they wouldn't seat us out there in case it rained, which it didn't). The seafood was almost all battered and fried: shrimp, scallops, crabcakes, fish. I don't care for fried food, so I partook mainly of shrimp scampi, blackened fish, and crablegs, all of which were tasty. We enjoyed the latter items and used a coupon for a free piece of chocolate cake, which was excellent, but we would not return for the buffet, as it did not include many items we like. The $20.99 price was good, though.

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Reviewed October 16, 2012

Had the ceviche & the grilled fish taco's which were both wonderful. But decisions, decisions on what to eat & where to sit - dining room, sports bar or on the deck. Great place to dine & watch the sunset or watch a Long Horn Game.

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Reviewed September 25, 2012

We eat at louies everytime we are at the Island. It has always been very good. Last nite was no exception, the food was good the service was excelent!!! Tonite we ate there again expecting the same. Not so tonite. The service was poor to say the least. The worst was the baby cockroach crawling on the suposidly clean plates at the buffet. I attempted to motion two of the staff to come to the buffet to see the roach they ignored me. I finely had to walk up to one of them and tell them there was a baby cockroach crawling on the plates. She finely came to the buffet and after seeing the thing crawling on the plates removed them. A man came and asked us how we were doing i told him about the baby cockroach, he said he would check it out, he later came back with the explaination that they were over the water, and sometimes things just get through. As we were leaving we saw more cockroaches crawling on the floor near where they were prepareing the food. I am not sure that we will eat there again. Grown cockroaches produce babies, they don't just wonder in!!!!

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