Louie's Backyard

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 7 ratings
$$Gluten Free Menu, Seafood, Sports Bar + 2 more
60% of 5 votes say it's Celiac friendly

2305 Laguna Blvd, S Padre Island, TX 78597

(956) 761-6406
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    5 ratingApril 19, 2017

    We had an amazing time and the food was great and safe!! The manager came out to our table and was very knowledgeable! Highly recommend it!

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    2 ratingJanuary 16, 2016

    Really mediocre food and service. Waitress had no idea what gluten was. I ate from the buffet. It was not great, especially being so expensive. I think this place is great if you want to hang out on the water and drink and party... That's about it.

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    2 ratingAugust 11, 2015

    Ate there for the first and last time last night. Peeked into the kitchen and I'm skeptical food is celiac safe. I had a pan fried "red snapper" and a plain baked potato. Salad bar was not safe as croutons are adjacent to the bowl of greens and a crouton was in the greens. Definitely not worth the cost.

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    4 ratingJune 01, 2015

    We went on a busy day. Won't do that again. lucky, we didn't get sick. There were too many possibilities of cross contamination with the buffet. The chef advised us not to trust the sauces. I tried the buffet, but ended up just eating crab legs while kiddo ate dry ribs. The crab and the ribs were both delicious, and the crab didn't need butter or sauce. The ribs were delicious, but we would have liked sauce.

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    5 ratingSeptember 18, 2014

    let the hostess know you have food allergies. I asked to talk with chef, luckily it wasn't a busy night. he was very understanding.

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    5 ratingJuly 30, 2014

    My daughter and I (both have gluten allergy) ate here while on vacation. My daughter had the pork chop with mashed potatoes and said it was really good!! I had the ribs with a baked potato and both were very good!! Jay, which I am assuming was the manager was very helpf and told the cooks to clean the grill before our food was cooked. I am very gluten sensitive and I did not get sick!! I would definitely recommend thid place!

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    5 ratingFebruary 02, 2014

    Wow after calling just about every restaurant on the island to try to find one that had a gluten free menu we were about to give up and resort to yet another gluten free p and j sandwich. But alas! Louis Grill answered YES, I almost dropped the phone. By this time it was after 8 pm, but they said that as long as we got there by 9 they would serve us. However another table came in at 9:20 and they were seated so it looks like they were lenient on this.Service, unbelievable. The waiter was new so he went to check on the gluten free menu, found it and brought it to us. We asked another question though...and he needed to check on that...this time the chef came to our table. The difficulty was that we are obviously gluten free...but we also eat Biblically clean, and well..it is the island...and mostly seafood. After discussion it was decided the that buffet (when we were ready they walked over with us and pointed out the items that were not gluten free) with prime rib would be our best option even though the pork ribs, shrimp and seafood would not be eaten...who can turn down all you can eat prime rib! Well, my daughter can! sigh. When the chef heard that she didn't like prime rib he excused himself and next thing I know the manager and most of the crew that worked there were standing at our table! LOL, how do two girls with celiacs and a wheat allergy who eat biblically clean get this kind of attention. The manager asked if she likes chicken and offered to make her a grilled chicken breast if she wanted to eat the buffet. We humbly agreed...not used to service like this...ever!About the time we were finishing our salads out came her chicken breast...LOL...it was no kidding, the size of the plate, a beautifully grilled butterfly breast. But that was only part of it...this was slow grilled on hickory...yes...and ohhhh my, it was the best chicken I have ever eaten. Here I am eating prime rib...and LOL, wishing I had chicken. LOL. Mind you the prime rib was great! But this was unbelievable. When the manager came back around and we were talking it came up how good the chicken was and that I hoped she couldn't finish it so I could. Then he asked if I would like one too? oh my, before I could think I said I would love one...and off he went. Hmmm, but I had already eaten quite a bit, no matter, I was not going to let that chicken go to waste. This place is amazing. No making you feel second rate for your condition. No making you feel like a hassle. But even pre celiacs...I don't remember ever getting service like this.If you see this review and head out there...tell them the two girls who LOVEd the chicken sent you. :o)Oh and the service and food was so good I almost forgot to mention. They are located right on the water, seating is outside, or inside your choice they also have a bar. The atmosphere is so welcoming. We will definitely be back.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten Free Menu


  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Sports Bar
12 am - 2 am, 5 pm - 12 am
12 am - 2 am, 5 pm - 12 am
12 am - 2 am, 5 pm - 12 am
12 am - 2 am, 5 pm - 12 am
12 am - 2 am, 5 pm - 12 am
12 am - 2 am, 5 pm - 12 am
12 am - 2 am, 5 pm - 12 am
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