Where is Louie’s Backyard located on South Padre Island?
2305 Laguna Blvd., South Padre Island TX, 78597Phone: (956) 761-6406
Heading north on Padre Blvd. from the causeway, you will see the ferris wheel and bungee towers on your left. Turn left on Amberjack Street. There is a large parking lot that serves the entertainment strip that is on the Laguna Madre Bay. Louie’s Backyard is the large, green and pink, 2 story building right across from the amusement rides.
What’s Louie’s Backyard like on the inside?
It’s huge, many halls, stairways, and dining rooms/bars. The view, right on the bay, is terrific. Great views from the large main floor outside dinning area, stair landing and bar area, and second floor overlook and balcony. As could be expected, a bar is always close by.
But it’s kind of tired-looking. Been around for about 45 years looks it. The sports bar is enclosed, but bay-side dining is open-air, and the large second floor bar is roofed but open-air and not temperature controlled. The bathrooms there that we have experienced are dirty, smelly, and old.
Is the food good? What do they have? Prices? Service?
Menu: Appetizers run about $11-12. Entrees run about $20, seafood buffet mid $20. Early bird specials $14 4-6 PM with all you can eat salad bar, and kid’s menu $7. Food quality is variable. We’ve had good ribs and bad.
Trip advisor: 4/5 stars 2400 reviews. Ribs frequently praised though sometimes dry. Some report mushy, tasteless fish or tough shrimp, unrecognizable chicken wings, tasteless piña colada. The reports about service are mostly good with some disappointments.
What entertainment does Louie’s offer? A lot!
They offer seasonal and other special events, many which feature free appetizers. Some offerings include Fat Tuesday with Mardi Gras freebie necklaces, etc., chili cook-offs, karaoke Fridays and Saturdays in the sports bar.
Bar and nightlife spot: spring break, Friday night during the summer fireworks show over Laguna Madre.
Winter Texan events December-February. There is plenty of room for dancing in the 2nd floor bar. Regularly scheduled (see Facebook) live music and DJs provide opportunities for entertainment and dancing.
Sports Bar 60 HDTVs, 12 Big Screen DLPs, all DirecTV Sports Packages & NCAA Tournament basketball games, pool tables, darts, and shuffleboard. Specials in the sports bar everyday with specials: ribs, shrimp baskets, and seafood platters. Daily Happy Hour featuring $2 draft pints and more.