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Liam's Steakhouse - South Padre Island, South Padre Island, TX

Liam's Steakhouse - South Padre Island

4.5
4.5
762 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Oyster Bar, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (956) 772-4700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

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What 762 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Good for business meals

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Romantic

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Most Booked

  • McAllen

    Best Overall

  • McAllen

    Best Service

  • McAllen

    Best Ambiance

  • McAllen

    Best Value

  • McAllen

    Good for business meals

  • McAllen

    Romantic

  • McAllen

    Good for special occasions

  • McAllen

    Lively

  • McAllen

    Most Booked

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  1. CK

    CKCJB

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our waitress was fantastic!!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time here. The food was great and the scenery was amazing.
  3. VM

    ValMa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    My meal was amazing, flounder almondy! Unfortunately my husbands was not. We r winter Texans and eat at Liam’s at least 3 -4 times in 2 months. We have always raved and been very pleased with EVERYTHING about Liam’s! My husband always orders the lobster. Last night his meal was Luke warm, the lobster had a funny taste to it. His potato and mushrooms were barely warm! Unfortunately I didn’t ask him until halfway thru how his meal was and then he told me. He should have said something sooner and told the wait staff. I told him to tell his waiter, whom was very good about the food, but he didn’t. And I had to take our tired granddaughter out to the car, otherwise I would have gently said something so y’all know. We will come back as one bad time should not be the reason to stop going! My son said his was also luke warm, but very good! Thank you!
  4. LS

    LizS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    -Ordered Red Snapper Musette, $28 -Fish tasted real fishy. -Red Snapper should be light flaky and not at all fishy -Ordered Seafood Primavera $29 -Only three shrimp, two of five mussels were empty and clams were small. -Alfredo sauce was runny and not real creamy. Ambiance was nice, bay view was nice, service was good. Food quality was disappointing for the cost. Maybe just a one time occurrence???
  5. L

    Ladybug

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The oysters and flounder had a fishy flavor..,not good in my book… my husband didn’t mind it but I do as I only like VERY fresh seafood…and I prepare and eat these dishes frequently…ambience is too dark for me…
  6. M

    Michael

    Portland

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Remains a solid place to eat.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our dinner at Liam’s! The food was DELICIOUS, everything our waiter suggested to us we loved. If you’re in SPI this is a must go!
  8. WM

    WendyM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very quaint nice restaurant. Great steaks, amazing bread. Highly recommend.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect spot for my boss from out of town!
  10. OF

    OkieFoodie

    New Orleans

    62 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    This was our first time to South Padre and Liam’s was on the list of restaurants recommended by several friends. I ordered a martini up with a lemon twist (no vermouth). The waiter brought olives on the side & no lemon twist & it tasted like it had vermouth. The wines by the list was very unimpressive. The Red snapper was just ok & same for the Ribeye. Great ambiance but otherwise nothing special.
  11. G

    Glen

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    We come here every three months. Never had a bad experience. They were out of prime rib, fresh crab, and the steak came out raw when we ordered medium. Nothing but excuses and apologies. In my youth, I was a waiter and bar tender. You advise the customer when you are out of something before they order it. I watched our waitress repeat the same error, letting customers order things you don't have. In excusable for a restaurant of this quality.
  12. LG

    LizGoodwin

    Des Moines

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Liams. Excellent food and atmosphere.
  13. GP

    GinaP

    San Antonio

    100 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food!
  14. GP

    GinaP

    San Antonio

    100 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    All very good but pass on the mousse cake. It was dry. Oyster sampler was great.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    The service and the atmosphere was great. My wife ordered the filet and that was just fine. I ordered the ribeye and it was so fatty and full of gristle I ended up spitting it out and not eating over half of it. I was very disappointed I was looking forward to a good meal.
  16. JR

    JeffR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was there with my family and had a great meal! Jorge was the best waiter I have ever had. Highly suggest giving Liams a try.
  17. GH

    GregH

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We tried the bourbon salmon and blackened shrimp Alfredo, both were excellent and would order again. Topped off dinner with creme Brule..can't wait to visit next time we are on the island.
  18. DH

    DixieH

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate on deck for sunset. It was lovely! The fish and dolphins put on a show. The food was excellent! All 4 of us chose different seafood dishes and we were all pleased. This is a very special place and the top of the choices on South Padre in our opinion. We have been eating on the Island for 40 years and have tried all of the most highly rated.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate on the dock a beautiful night and Sunset! Food was outstanding as always the service was excellent.
  21. LM

    LisaM

    New Orleans

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Julio the bartender is fantastic!
  22. C

    Catherine

    Austin

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    George, our waiter, was outstanding! He was very attentive and very helpful at meal suggestions. The fireworks on New Year's was such a treat! The steaks were cooked perfectly and the escargot and lobster ravioli apps were amazing.
  23. NR

    NeilR

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for NYE 2022. Food was so good. I highly recommend the oysters Rockefeller. If you can snag a patio seat, do it.
  24. LG

    LizGoodwin

    Des Moines

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was phenomenal. Our waitress kept saying for you my ladies and what a treat she was!
  25. JW

    JenniferW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my parents 44th anniversary and everything was perfect!
  26. GB

    GregB

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Fatty steaks without much seasoning. Way over priced.
  27. j

    johnc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    64th B-day dinner. I had the oysters on the half shell and my wife had the Filet Mignon Oscar. She's picky about beef steak and hers was very much to her liking. Our server, Jorge, was very good. He was attentive and cared about our ordered items making sure we were very satisfied with each course. Since it was my B-day I got a slice of key lime pie on-the-house. It is a high end restaurant, but we knew this before making a reservation (strongly encouraged). We had a table by the window facing the bay. We watched boats go by as we ate. Very nice B-day outing.
  28. S

    Saledmonds

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    I believe my fish was fresh and it was cooked properly. Nothing special. No oysters which was surprising but the seafood ravioli appetizer excellent. Not a touristy place, which we liked. The lighting was dark but we were able to read the menu.
  29. BZ

    BarbZ

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas Eve dinner
  30. LS

    LuannS

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a wonderful place! We came on a vacation and had the best steak we have ever had. Staff was fantastic & sweet. We will definitely be back.
  31. KD

    KevinD

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best in SPI. Great Oysters,Lemon Drops, desserts and more.
  32. EG

    ElvaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Marvelous food and service. My favorite place to eat. Will definitely return. Thank you
  33. HA

    HowardA

    Key West

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    AS A LONG TERM LOCAL CUSTOMER LIAMS PROVIDES AN UPSCALE EXPERIENCE ON SPI
  34. SM

    SandyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was delicious all four of us enjoyed every bite including the desert! One of our party was celebrating her 60th birthday! She received a Free piece of pie!
  35. S

    Stephen

    Indiana

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was decent. Many items lack flavor. Expensive for what it is.
  36. OG

    OsGman

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!!! Awesome service!!!!
  37. SQ

    SuzieQ

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had the greek salad to start off, it was perfect. The filet was cooked to perfection. My husband got a pasta which was oh so delicious! All of the food was VERY good! Perfect place for a romantic date night. The service was great! We will be back for sure!
  38. R

    Ronnie

    Phoenix

    97 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We were expecting a better meal. The steak was average ,the lobster bisque is the worst lobster bisque we have ever had . The calamari was rubbery , the broccoli was hard . The view was amazing but not likely to ever return there .
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The lighting is to low. You can’t see the menu correctly because of lack of light the same with the food.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    To dark. Little more light needed

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Liam's Steakhouse - South Padre Island is rated 4.5 stars by 762 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Liam's Steakhouse - South Padre Island

202 W Tarpon Street, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7139

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    McAllen

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Oyster Bar, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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