Louie's Backyard, South Padre Island

3.7
#1 of 6 in Nightlife in South Padre Island
Nightlife · Bar / Club
Kick back and enjoy your favorite cocktail while watching the sun say goodnight at the Sunset Bar. Give your couch a break on game day and meet up with your friends in our Local's Sports Bar to enjoy great food and drinks. And for all of you that love the nightlife, come get down on our dance floor and dance the night away with one of our guest DJ's. With Louie's Backyard, there's no excuse to stay at home.

Louie’s Backyard features delicious, homemade food like steaks, fresh shrimp, fish, seafood, pasta, desserts, and our famous seafood buffet. Enjoy bayside dining and cocktails while watching one of South Padre Island’s beautiful sunsets on our waterfront dining area and bars. We also offer private party reservations for birthday parties, wedding receptions, holiday gatherings, reunions or any event you want to celebrate.

Louie’s Backyard has been South Padre Island’s go-to restaurant, bar and nightlife spot since opening in 1975. From spring break to winter vacationers, Louie’s Backyard has something for everyone to enjoy. Every Friday Night during the summer, locals can enjoy our fireworks show over Laguna Madre. Come early to get the best seat on South Padre Island!

Our Local’s Sports Bar boasts 60 HDTVs, 12 Big Screen DLPs, all DirecTV Sports Packages & NCAA Tournament basketball games, pool tables, darts, and shuffleboard. Guests can enjoy our Local’s Specials in the sports bar everyday with specials like Fajitas & Ritas, sandwiches, our famous BBQ ribs, shrimp baskets, and seafood platters. Join us for our daily Happy Hour featuring $2 draft pints, $2.50 well drinks, house margaritas, pina coladas and Rum Runners and $3.25 house wine by the glass.
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  • We always have dinner at Louies, 1 night, during our stay on the island. Always a great atmosphere, and great food. Check out the downstairs bar, next to boat docks, ask for bartender Rudy...HE GOES.....  more »
  • The seafood buffet was excellent. The lines are long but seem to move quickly. It also had a great view!  more »
  • We visited this upstairs restaurant on the night their daily special was a half rack of baby back ribs. Several of our group chose them and throughly enjoyed them. The ribs were meaty and so tender...  more »
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  • Visited Louie's Backyard during a fishing tournament. This has multiple floor level with sectioned of areas to accommodate different groups. This is a let's get together and have fun and drinks while on the island. It is located on the bay side. Service, cleanliness and prices are OK.
  • It is a happening place with some great food options on the south padre island. Must go for beach side evenings and hanging out with your friends. They have amazing proportion sizes and great music. The place is a little old and needs a little up do in terms of cleanliness and interiors for that 5th star. They also host the craziest parties in spring break that start late in the night. Follow inertia schedule to get on one of them.
  • I would give it zero stars if I could. Gorgeous view! Friends and I waited 15 minutes for a server and no one came. We then walked out and no one even noticed! Wouldn’t recommend this place if you are looking for good service!
  • We had a largely terrible experience at Louie's. While the food was fine, the service was singularly bad. We requested a refill for our waters multiple times, it never came, we asked that our empty plates be bussed several times, but they didn't take them until they came for the check, and we had to ask for the check several times. Of particular note was that we asked for a tool to crack the crab legs and were given an old rusty thing, and we asked for something else and never heard back about it. Biting the crab legs my wife broke a tooth. The food quality was acceptable, but not really worth the price. I'd say it rated a little better than your typical American style buffet. Positive was the location and view, the outdoor dining area is right over the water on Laguna Madre, so that was the main positive. Edit: While I appreciate the owner reaching out to find out what was wrong, it was one of only two nights we had on the island and there really isn't anything to be done to fix it. It's a nice gesture, but I'd just as soon move on.
  • It was amazing. We had so much fun. Everything was dirty but it was fun. It was spring break so it was a mess. But the bartenders and security was so nice. Drinks were good. College students made a mess lol

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