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“delicious food”
Review of Louie’s Backyard

Louie’s Backyard
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
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!
San Antonio, Texas
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“delicious food”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

my husband i went to this restaurant twice while on our vacation one night to party and the next night to have a nice dinner both time we had a blast and the food is delicious is a big place and lots of fun staff is friendly we highly recommend it to any one for sure we be back on our next vacation in the mid summer.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank wandao66
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Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
wandao66,

It's great to hear that you and your husband had such a good time, you visited us twice! Thank you for recommending us. We appreciate your kind words, and look forward to seeing you again this summer!

Best,
Dan, Owner
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English first
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Awesome Seafood Buffet”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

This place has a very nice view on the patio. A great seafood buffet for a great price. We were there on a Friday night & they had a lady singing. She was very talented.

Visited May 2013
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Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
LauraGreiner,

Nothing beats a good ocean view, a good patio, and a good seafood buffet! Glad you loved our special guest as well. Hope to see you again soon!

Best,
Dan, Owner
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The Woodlands, Texas
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Ahhh, I didn't want food off the Buffet....”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

This place is huge...seating is available right on the water's edge of the Bay...that's as good as it gets...

We ordered off the menu because we don't do Buffets...my wife ordered the fried shrimp dinner which included 6 shrimp a few fries, I had this shrimp linguini dish that came with nothing...It's hard to mess up fried shrimp but the shrimp linguini dish tasted awful, like it had come off the Buffet...the noodles were all swollen and the sauce was non existent....I normally don't write bad reviews, but this place deserved it. My only conclusion is our waiter went up to their buffet line and made us a plate.

With 2 Bud Lights each and 2 Meals....$60.00 No return visit for me...

Visited April 2013
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Thank BubbaP P
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San Pedro, Belize
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78 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Buffet... Decent Price... Huge Selection”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

Went to Louie's Backyard last night for Dinner... Nice Buffet with Seafood, Prime Rib, and Sides... Very good Value as it was $20 a head... Lots to eat including Crab Legs, 4 different Shrimp Dishes, Prime Rib... etc.. Had a great time! Check it out while on South Padre Island!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Terry B
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Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
terrybeck7,

Thanks for sharing! I'm happy to hear that you all got your money's worth with our buffet. We appreciate you recommending us, and look forward to seeing everyone again!

All the best,
Dan, Owner
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Denver, Colorado
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400 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Great Place to Wind Down”
Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

The wait staff was excellent. I sat at waters edge, 40 yards from the restaurant but the service was superb. The seafood buffet was delicious and priced right. I got to watch the 7:46pm sunset from their deck.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank jvboyle
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Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
jvboyle,

Wow, thanks for the compliments! I'll be sure to pass them along to the excellent wait staff. Sounds like you got one of the best seats in the house, and caught that amazing sunset. Glad you enjoyed our seafood buffet. We look forward to seeing you again!

Warm regards,
Dan, Owner
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