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

Liam's Steakhouse - South Padre Island

4.4
4.4
704 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 19 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 704 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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    Romantic

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Most Booked

  • McAllen

    Best Service

  • McAllen

    Best Ambiance

  • McAllen

    Fit for Foodies

  • McAllen

    Romantic

  • McAllen

    Special Occasion

  • McAllen

    Most Booked

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  1. BA

    BrandiA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food. Perfect for a date night. Would not recommend to bring your teenage kids because of the prices, but for a date night it was perfect.
  2. ES

    EstellaS

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything! The crab stuffed mushrooms were to die for and my Oscar filet mignon and lobster tail was mouthwatering! My sisters stuffed flounder was delish and my other sisters (the birthday girl) filet mignon was one of the best she’s ever had and she’s very particular about her food! The sides were also very tasty. We had the mashed potatoes, mashed cauliflower and asparagus. Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, they brought out a slice of key lime pie to to help celebrate the birthday girl! We will definitely be back!
  3. M

    Mike

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    I will not go back.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    The location and view is what this establishment has going for it. Our service was good, food came out hot, fairly reasonable prices for a touristy spot in a tourist town. The food was ok, but my husband’s fish was covered in a cheese sauce that overpowered the dish. A lot of the menu items looked good, so we may have just chosen our entrees poorly. There was a meat case as you walk in with some of the cuts of steak for you to see, but a couple of the steak options looked grey while others looked well marbled and red. Possibly there is a lack of consistency going on here. My biggest takeaway for the owners is that you have the potential to be an incredible restaurant, you just need to bring the decor up a bit and do a refresh with one single theme (the sea/pirate/bordello/ranch mashup is weird. All you would need to do is swap out the chairs, remove the gaudy chandeliers and the animal skins and just lean into one single theme or better yet redecorate in a neutral, upscale fashion where the view and food shine. A few tweaks could in the kitchen and to the decor which some enhanced serving training and you could become THE restaurant in the area. Best of luck!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun time with out of town friend!
  6. s

    susanp

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner. Great service. Great window seating with sunset view. Great food and cocktail. The chocolate bomb dessert looked incredible.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Liam’s to celebrate our engagement and it was the perfect spot! We made reservations ahead of time and requested to sit on the patio. The sunset over the water was amazing. Wonderful service and delicious food!! Would highly recommend!
  8. LD

    LennyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We eat at Liam’s at least once on every trip to SPI, the food and service are great! The sunset over Laguna Madre is unmatched..
  9. i

    isabelled

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ceviche. Love that we were there for sunset. Great service.
  10. WA

    WAWIS

    Mexico City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    Pedimos un lobster bisque, llego frio,;el corte de carne tenia mucha grasa, el salmón no nos gusto la combinación, los fried calamari y la ensalada estuvieron bien solo bien
  11. PP

    PaolaP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience4
    I was very disappointed ! I ordered flounder Vera Cruz but what I got was not even close to it .I think your cook needs to find out how to make the dish the correct way ! a little More light is needed because I could even see what I was eating .........I hope you can improve your food preparation because I like the location of your restaurant.
  12. KB

    KimB

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service food ambiance and view
  13. JT

    JoyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our dinner at Liam’s! The food was excellent and our server was the best! We were celebrating a birthday, and the upscale, fine dining was the perfect vibe.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both service and food there was AMAZING.. and that’s hard to find!! And you definitely get enough food for your money’s worth
  15. SK

    SherylK

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Johnny was an attentive waiter. They accommodated us wanting to sit by the window. Gorgeous view of sunset.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Lake of the Ozarks

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best steak and seafood on SPI! The service is always amazing and nothing beats the amazing sunset views from the dining room!
  17. CC

    CCOz

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    Quality of food has slipped since our last visit. Rice was a mushy mess without flavor.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We ordered the filet, lamb chops and the bourbon salmon for the kids. The food came out cold. When we told the server about it she took the food back, we were concerned the filet and lamb chops would come back over cooked. They basically replaced the sides and we had the same cold meat. They remade the kids salmon plate totally. We felt that was a lot of money to pay for cold expensive meats. And it didn’t even come out hot the second time.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    The smell and cleanliness in the restaurant is pretty bad. I read it in other reviews but didn’t pay much attention but now I smelled and saw it my self. The prime rib was poor and tasted like the meat was old and just reheated. Very disappointed.
  20. J

    Jeffery

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fresh. The atmosphere was amazing!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff is awesome. Make sure you tip them! They do great work!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice. Would definitely recommend and will definitely return. Sunset was beautiful and the e service matched.
  23. a

    alanc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for the GF birthday and she loved it. It was a bit dark where we sat but other than that it was fantastic. Will for sure come here again when in town.
  24. HJ

    HoustonJason

    Austin

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinning experience, love the food and service
  25. OB

    OrintheinB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Could stake wrong, over cooked lobster tall and way over charge for wine you could get at the grocery store for $15. For the quality of food they were WAY over priced. Iv had beter at Salt Grass.
  26. JR

    JenniferR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    The location is ok. The lighting sucks as it was so dark people had to use their phones to see. It was very loud in there. The prices are overrated and they only serve seafood for appetizers. The drink selection is very small. It was very elegant but no dress code so it kinda defeats the purpose of a classy restaurant.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a pleasure to treat my sisters and besties to one of our favorite restaurants on the island! They loved the food, the sunset and the fireworks. Our favorite dish is an appetizer called Layla’s Lemon Shrimp Sautéed but everything was great and the girls went on and on about it being fantastic. Only downfall is that “The Bomb” dessert has not been available for 3 months now.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice restaurant. Sat outside and watched the sunset while having perfectly made drinks and delicious food. Couldn’t have been better.
  29. B

    Brooklyn

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    I was very disappointed in my experience at Liam’s Steakhouse. I never got my waitress’s name - I went for my bachelorette party with a group of 10. When we arrived we asked a lady for a photo of us. She pretended that she didn’t know English. Funny thing is - SHE ENDED UP BEING OUR WAITRESS. She seemed to understand English fine then. On top of this, our food took very long, it was lukewarm, and many of my girls felt that our waitress did not ask us about the quality of our food, refills, etc. Our orders were also wrong. I really wish I could’ve given it more stars but I’m super disappointed.
  30. S

    Stephanie

    Austin

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We have been coming here for years and for some reason everything just wasn't up to par this time. I expect to be "Wow, this is really good" when I spend $300+ on a meal. Sadly, no such luck.
  31. MS

    MariS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and ambience. Especially for a date. Drinks are amazing as well! Waiter…Jorge was very helpful about questions about the menu and super attentive. Highly recommend!
  32. CS

    ClarkS

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Two of us got sicker than dogs from this foot.
  33. S

    Scottishnurse

    Dallas

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Ken’s vinegar Cesar dressing was Disappointing as was the store bought croutons. Whipped margarine for everything baked potatoes bread etc. medium rare or Oscar fillet was rare. And the “Oscar on top was cold therefore making the rare. Steak cold. My new York strips was as requested, a decent size and flavor steak. Asparagus was woody at the end and overcooked. Quit taking shortcuts and using cheap ingredients, it detracts from the ambiance and the high end it is trying to achieve. I say recommend as you have a captive audience on the island, other wise I wouldn’t enthuse over the food. The wait staff yes.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come just to see Allie at the bar! We absolutely love her and her assistant! You can tell that they love what they do which makes the environment that much more enjoyable! Plus she makes a killer lemon drop martini and old fashion! She is knowledge about all kinds of drink. The food was delicious as always! We had oysters and a filet mignon that melted in my mouth!! Give Allie a raise or I’m going to have to steal her for my restaurant in McAllen!
  35. CS

    ChefScott

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Expensive but good things cost money! The environment was five stars, food was really good. Enjoyed the combo oyster grill very much. Flounder was expertly handled and the salads were crisp and cold! Chocolate cake was out of this world. Light and not too heavy. Bar service was the weakest point but it’s ok because the friendly waitstaff Elena just as professional and wanting us to have a great experience. I am a chef from Dallas and would love to request accolades to our waitress Elena. Please offer her something special.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I really enjoyed this location. The waiter was superb. He gave us great advice on what entrees to select and answered any questions we had. The food was excellent as well. My wife ordered the bone in ribeye steak with the bake potato and asparagus. The baked potato was huge! The steak was cooked just the way my wife wanted it. I ordered the red snapper Rockefeller dinner which came with shrimp on top, rice and broccoli as the sides. Those who are oyster fans should order the grilled combo oysters as an appetizer. The waiter ended our night with a selection of 6 different deserts that they bought near our table. We chose one of them which I can't remember the name of it, but we definitely enjoyed our selection. The view of the bay was amazing. We were able to enjoy the sunset while having dinner. We definitely recommend this restaurant and will be returning!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner with a beautiful view, service was excellent. We ordered the Snapper Rockefeller and the Stuffed Flounder. Both were delicious, highly recommend!!
  38. BL

    BeachLover

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful meal yet again. Dined on the patio for sunset and fireworks. Unfortunately, the fireworks did not happen. Dinner was great nevertheless. Our server, Manny, was very attentive and answered all of our questions even though he had the entire patio solo. The prime rib was excellent. The martinis superb. Highly recommend!
  39. S

    Stewart1906

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good place to dine with your family or significant other. The ambiance and scenic view is unexplainable. Highly recommend dining here without question.
  40. C

    Captaintony

    Houston

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Best filet mingion I’ve tasted. Service was ok. Sides were ok. Nice atmosphere with water. View.

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Liam's Steakhouse - South Padre Island is rated 4.4 stars by 704 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 19 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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