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“A real treat”
Review of Louie’s Backyard

Louie’s Backyard
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
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Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, 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 January 11, 2014

A group of ten of us dined here to celebrate my husband's birthday. We all had a wonderful meal, which included an all you can eat salad bar, plus a free (with coupon) seven layer death by chocolate cake. Our server, George was so accommodating and pleasant. Plus all the servers sang Happy Birthday to my husband, and gave him his very own piece of cake. What a treat!

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Thank Linda M
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Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2014

We're honored the 10 of you chose to celebrate your husband's birthday with us! Thanks for your kind words on our food and service, Linda. Sounds like George was a hit with the group. I'll be sure to share this with him. Please come see us again the next time you're on the island.

Best,
Dan, Owner

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Reviewed January 10, 2014

We have been customers of Louie's for about 8 years. When we had our RV parked at South Padre Island during the summer months, we visited Louie's every Friday for an awesome buffet and a spectacular fireworks display! Our favorite waiter even saved us a special table every week so we could have the best seat on the deck to view the fireworks. Now we only get to Louie's on special occasions...but the buffet is even better (and more abundant) than before! The food is excellent and you can't beat the price! Our visit this past Thursday was even more special because of our waiter, George. He was so attentive and friendly...asking if we needed anything before we could request it. The main reason we visit the Island now is to go to Louie's...highly recommended!

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Thank bwaller777
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Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2014

What a wonderful eight years it's been! Thanks for the support, we love serving you. George does, too, if you couldn't tell! We're honored to be one of the reasons you keep coming back to SPI. Hope to see you soon!

Best,
Dan, Owner

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Reviewed January 9, 2014

We spend January and February in South Padre and probably go to Louie's at least once a week. They have a rib special on Sundays and Thusdays, $7.99 for some of the best tasting, fall-off-the-bone tnder ribs you'll find. We also love the fajita special on Mon or Tues nights for that same price. (beef, chicken or shrimp) Besides the great food, they have more than two dozen flat screen TVs covering most of the availble wall space and are very accommodating about finding the game you want--MN T-Wolves or Gophers, Iowa Hawkeyes, Green Bay Packers, etc.

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Thank Ottergirl0
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Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2014

It's our pleasure to serve you during the winter months! Thanks for your support and for taking the time to write this review. Sounds like the ribs, fajitas and sports keep you coming back for more. We're grateful to have you as regulars and look forward to enjoying the next month-and-a-half we have together!

See you soon,
Dan, Owner

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Reviewed January 8, 2014

On Jan. 4 2014 my wife and I spent our last night on the island taking in the sunset on the bayside deck at Louie's. We were hoping for a nice salad, a decent meal and engaging and personable service. Our hope was more then met by a spectacular salad bar, melt in your mouth ribs, value priced cocktails and ... Steve. As it turns out, our server Steve and we share a common interest in rare and exotic motorcycles. No wonder his recomendations were spot on. We left feeling as though we had just visited a friend home. Dinner and drinks 1500 miles from home doesn't get any better than that. We get to South Padre in January for a week or so every couple of years and Louie's will always be on our "must visit" list.

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Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2014

Sounds like you and Steve are kindred spirits, Bill! How perfect that he was your server for the night. I'll make sure he sees this wonderful review. We couldn't be happier that you decided to spend your last night on the island with us! Thanks for your kind and encouraging words on our buffet, salad bar and cocktails.

Looking forward to your next visit – don't be a stranger!

Until then,
Dan, Owner

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Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

We came upon Louie's by chance. We wanted to come in out if the cold; when we were told of the delicious buffet they were having, and the price, we couldn't pass it up! Steve, our waiter was great, he made our evening fun! After dinner we went upstairs & welcomed the New Year with drinks & dancing! It was a night to remember!! We will return Louie's on a warmer day!

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Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2014

Was it by chance or was it fate? Either way, we're happy you found us and are ecstatic you chose to ring in the new year with us! Sounds like the whole night was a great way to end 2013 and begin 2014. Thanks for this wonderful review, and we appreciate your kind words on our buffet and service (I'll let Steve know about the shout-out!). We're looking forward to seeing you once it warms up – soon, hopefully!

Until then,
Dan, Owner

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