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“1 bill for 12 people!!!!!!!!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles 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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids
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!
Brownsville, Texas
1 review
“1 bill for 12 people!!!!!!!!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014

Will never go again with a large group. Too much hassle to figure out the bill. Everyone felt the same way. Food & service was great, but would not do individual couple bills. Trying to save paper? The staff lost a lot in tips because it took half an hour to figure out the bill, even though 15% was added for tip.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Deb S
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Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review, April 1, 2014
Sorry to have disappointed you, Deb. But you're right, our policy is not to split checks. Happy to hear you enjoyed our food and service!

See you soon,
Dan, Owner
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Houston, Texas
1 review
“Great service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2014

Kala is so awesome. She rocked our world. She sold us ALL the Bacardi oakhearts. Couldn't have asked for better food and service.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank wcb22
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Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
So glad to hear Kala showed you a good time! Come back and see us again soon, OK?

Best,
Dan, Owner
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South Padre Island, Texas
1 review
“So bad, so sad, because the view was so great!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2014

We waited 25 min. for our wine. The buffet, $21.00/each, salad was lame, the dressing was weak, unlabeled, and had food floating in it. Everything was cold and tasteless (they had a fan blowing on the food!). One ladies at the table asked for a water refill and never received it.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Karen C
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Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review, April 1, 2014
I'm disappointed to hear you didn't enjoy your time with us, Karen. Normally, we're much better than this -- from your food to the service. Hope you'll come back and give us another chance. How about ordering from our menu next time?

Best,
Dan, Owner
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Dallas, Texas
1 review
“Experiencing Louie's for the First Time”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

I expected more from this restaurant. The food was slightly overcooked but tasted good. We enjoyed the outside seating even though it was overcast and there was no view....bummer. It was quite laid back and we expected more to be happening. Our server was very friendly and efficient. She talked us into a couple of specialty drinks that were disappointing but the kids got our souvenir glasses and they were happy.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Rusty476
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Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Sorry to disappoint! Of course, it's always our intention to provide a fun, wonderful experience for our guests, and I wish we had done that for you. I hope you'll give us another chance to impress you -- I'm positive we can step up to the plate.

Best,
Dan, Owner
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Montrose, Minnesota
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“Great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Awesome seafood buffet with fresh seafood for 21.99. Awesome sports club meal prices. Waiter was super friendly and accommodating. Fun environment sitting Oceanside. Delicious crab cakes. Drinks were watered down but good drink specials.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank dillonave
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Dan S, Owner at Louie’s Backyard, responded to this review, March 23, 2014
What's awesome is this review -- Thanks for the 5 stars! Hope you'll come back and see us soon for the great food, service and, of course, the gorgeous view.

Thanks again,
Dan, Owner
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