Liam's Steakhouse And Oyster Bar

4.6
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Alfonso Salazar, better known as “Dirty Al” originally started shrimping as a young man with his father and 6 brothers. In 2003, he and his youngest son, Cameron, who graduated from Culinary School, transformed his bait stand into a restaurant where together they have been known for having “The World’s Best Fried Shrimp”! In 2005, his other two sons returned home to help grow the business. To this day, they now own 7 restaurants on beautiful South Padre Island and across the valley and continue to bring only the “best” Gulf Seafood to each customer’s table.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.6
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4.3
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AldoB
San Antonio
26 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience1

This restaurant really needs to improve on selecting their staff. The hostess was extremely unfriendly and unwelcoming. She had a look like if our presence bothered her and they had just opened up. She walked us to our table effortlessly. We really wanted to turn back around and walk out but we drove an hour to come and eat here based on friend’s recommendation. She was the exact same way with everyone else that walked in and that she walked to their tables. Our waitress started off the same, but she softened up a bit. None of the staff there looked happy to be there. Never again will we return here.

As for the food, it was good, but nothing worth going back for with that type of atmosphere.

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robertd
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food ,nice sunset view and great service

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BrookeR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, awesome wait staff, was incredibly pricey but in all well worth it. Wished they'd pit in place a dress code though to give it a nice feel for customers and would have preferred not have to deal with children.

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SteveP
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good enough we are going back two days later

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RogerE
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. Service was excellent. Table spacing could have been farther apart. We had a very nice dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Anniversary

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ErikaC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Disappointed with service and quality of food. I always visit this place when I go to the Island. I look forward to dinner! But on this visit my food was bland and the service was disappointing. Don't know if the business changed cooks?? but something is off!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with the family.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner and the food was fantastic

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DAVIDR
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always. Great waiter very nice. Will return

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience.

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DavidC
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The restaurant has a sewer back up smell. Was horrible. Service was slow. Cocktails were watery.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and service were great. Beware: We sat outside in the evening and were eaten by mosquitoes. They did bring us big spray but be forewarned.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liam’s is always a great place for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

It took 20 minutes to get serviced and the table rocked

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time during our visit.

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vipSusannaG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dads birthday dinner

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DavidB
Maldives
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Wine service was bad. Wine cork broke from the wine bottle and it was served like that. There was a lot of cork in wine!! We had to request another bottle. Nasty smell inside Restaurant..steak was alright but I have had better.

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RooseveltB
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

It was okay. I think it was over priced and the steak was not that great. It was prepared the way I asked, but nothing set it apart from other boring steaks.

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Courtney
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were on vacation to South Padre and Liam’s made for the perfect, quaint, and delicious dinner on the water. Our waiter (Joe) was fantastic and added to the wonderful evening we had. We both had the red snapper (to die for), gulf oysters and a glass of wine. We will definitely be back to Liam’s!

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EmilyC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view of bay, service was outstanding, nice wine list, but the filet was by far the star! Buttery, tender, melted in my mouth! Wonderful dining experience! Perfect choice for our anniversary dinner!

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The shrimp an roma pasta was an absolutely delightful dish they even customized it for my wife so it could be spicier

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SimoneM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liam's came highly recommended and it did not disappoint. It was a great end to my birthday. The oysters were outstanding. We ordered some to-go. I will definitely be back on my next trip to South Padre.

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vipMelissaN
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our engagement. Food, service and drinks were wonderful. Thank you for making it a special evening for us. Melissa and David Schmidt

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was completely blown away by the delicious quality of the food, amazing staff, and epic sunset views!

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Niki
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Overpriced. Sunset views are great but thats it. We will not go back.

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vipRusst
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

This place had a very nice ambience, and our server was prompt and courteous. We ordered the bone in ribeye, it was very tough and fatty. I expected a better cut for the price. We also had the lobster bisque, which was very good. I did not care much for the baked potato as well. I am guessing we should have ordered fish.

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JasonB
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at Liam's, experience was amazing and food was phenomenal! Will definitely recommend and look forward to dining here again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was fantastic even when busy and the drinks were top notch definitely would recommend for any date why here on the island

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We visit SPI every year as a family end of year trip with the kids and grandparents! We will definitely be adding this place to our fav places to go and decided it would be our end of trip “special dinner” with the whole family.

Amazing sunsets, outdoor seating and great wine selection! Oysters were amazing surprisingly and food was wonderful!

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DavidV
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great ambient, a little too loud for a nice romantic dinner. Had a blast either way, great food!

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KennethN
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Will definitely go back! You should try it!

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view is beautiful!!! Food and service were excellent!!! I recommend the crab stuffed mushrooms & lobster tail! Definitely my favorite place on the Island for a quality dining experience!

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johnh
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service. I would recommend Liam’s to any one who is looking for fine dining in south Padre

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21scrtsTX
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

If you’re looking for good surf and turf Liam’s Steakhouse is a pretty good choice. Steaks were cooked to perfection and lobster tail was only slightly overcooked. Bourbon glazed salmon was tender and flaky but could have been seasoned a little better - couldn’t really taste the bourbon glaze. Bacon wrapped shrimp were big and juicy with a spicy kick to it. The sides were great from loaded baked potatoes and chipotle corn to the asparagus and rice pilaf. I only have two downsides to my visit to Liam’s. The first was in regard to the temperature in the restaurant - HOT! It was extremely warm in the place. We were seated in a booth in the corner which did not receive A/C circulation at all! In fact we had to request ice and water several times throughout dinner because it was so warm in the place. We mentioned the temp to our waiter but we never got an explanation as to why the warm restaurant from him or a manager. My second complaint was the amount of people they had in the place. Considering the health climate we are currently living in with COVID-19 I would think that a place like this would space its patrons the 6 feet of distance that’s been mandated for all bars and restaurants in the state of Texas. That was not the case the night that we were there. In fact we were less than a foot away from the couple to our left and the booth to our right. Considering the fact that this place takes reservations I would think they would be able to accommodate the 6 feet rule by staggering their reservations in such a way that such closeness would not be an issue.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice table with views of the bay. Great martinis ! Food was good

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TanshanitaR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was amazing and the view was nice ! had a weird smell in the restaurant, but not too bad .

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luv2dine
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A must when we come to South Padre. Great steaks and they are always juicy and tender.

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vipLVreg
Dallas
45 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We love Liam’s for a upscale dinner. We can get dressed up or not and still fit it. The wine list is very good and we can always find something we want. We had a problem with our steak this recent visit, but it was quickly fixed and we continued to enjoy our meal. The main reason we made this dinner date was for the Dragon Egg dessert! Giant chocolate egg filled with ice cream and topped with hot fudge. Save all your calories for that dessert!!

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Liam's Steakhouse And Oyster Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 132 OpenTable diners.

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