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

Liam's Steakhouse - South Padre Island

4.6
4.6
1002 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

10:30 PM


Booked 31 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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

What 1,002 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Best Service

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Good for business meals

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Romantic

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Most Booked

  • McAllen

    Best Service

  • McAllen

    Good for business meals

  • McAllen

    Good for groups

  • McAllen

    Great for fine wines

  • McAllen

    Romantic

  • McAllen

    Good for special occasions

  • McAllen

    Lively

  • McAllen

    Most Booked

1,002 Reviews
  1. coralcora

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were disappointed with the Flounder Vera Cruz--no seasoning . Had a nice helping of broccoli, but here again--so seasoning. The chocolate cake and wine was very good. Our waiter was very gracious and helpful. When we are on South Padre island we always look forward to dinner at Liams and we will be back--just not ordering the Vera Cruz.

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  2. MrPicky

    New Mexico

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Liams is one of our go tod for a nice meal on the island. Service, food and drinks are always excellent. It will hold its own with any high end restaurant anywhere.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very fine dining with great service and great food.

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  4. ToddC

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every thing was awesome Food and service were perfect. Lighting was dark, candles on the tables but we still had to use the lights if our phones to read the menus. A party of very loud, drunk woman were at the table across from us. Very obnoxious!

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  5. LASW

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our waiter was awesome and the food was very good. My husband had the Red Snapper which was delicious!

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  6. RandallD

    San Antonio

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overdone salmon. Bland veggies. Doughy bread. Great shrimp and oysters. Not worth the price.

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  7. CynthiaS

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent! Great service, delicious food, and nice atmosphere!

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  8. Charlie

    Fargo

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything perfect as usual!! Love the ceviche! It’s a meal in itself!!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent! Waiter was awesome! Will definitely return!

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  10. DebbieW

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place I would highly recommend our waiter was awesome

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just a great Valentine’s Day experience.  Easy to book on OpenTable, and then greeted by the maitre’d D, who gave us a Bayside table.  The most significant compliments belong to Allen, our polite, and well informed waiter, who brought us excellent it dishes prepared by the kitchen.  Sadly, we did not have room for the chocolate surprise dessert.

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  12. JulianS

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great Service, and food quality is always awesome. The atmosphere is also great

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  13. AndyW

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Steak was mediocre. Said it was prime but highly doubt it. Asparagus and potato were disappointing as well. Service was good but that was about it. Don’t mind paying a high price for an expensive meal but this was way over priced for the quality of food. Quite disappointing.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    17 reviews

    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The view at sunset over the bay was great from a table by the window. The food though was just fair, not great, as per the expectations from a couple of different internet commentary sources showing this to be the top/best restaurant on the island. The oysters rockefeller were obviously the chef's take on the traditional recipe but were not as good as I have eaten in any of 50+ other restaurants. Completely overwhelmed by the mozzarela and parmesan cheese. The steamed vegetables were completely devoid of any seasoning. The red snapper entree was cooked well but also devoid of any seasoning or flavor. The mashed potatoes were OK and came with several add-in toppings on the side (like a baked potato would come with). Without the view, probably would not go back.

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  15. MichelleB

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent birthday dinner with exceptional service. Incredibly romantic restaurant with unbelievable sunset views. The food was delicious and the martinis, perfect. Highly recommend this place for date night, special occasion, cocktails, or anytime you need to be surrounded by comfort and class. Well done, staff at Liam’s.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal was great. Had issues getting an issue with the gift certificate , but that was resolved. Meal was great. We come to Liam’s every year when down here in South Padre Island. Only question/issue I might have had was when making the reservation it asked if it was a special occasion. I put down birthday , but nothing was mentioned about a birthday while we were there. Thought maybe they would acknowledge it. But not a big deal. Everything about Liam’s is always good.

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  17. williamk

    New York City

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was good food was ok not great not worth the money dessert was great and the wine was good I was hoping for a much better meal.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of my favorite restaurants. The food was great but way too much/be prepared to take home leftovers. Great service. The only downside was a loud, drunk woman at the table behind us. We thought she was finally leaving but she went to the bar and was totally obnoxious. I felt bad for the guy who was with her.

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  19. EvaW

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic! Our waiter was superb, and the food came out quickly, and was delicious!

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  20. MarkT

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Much better this year than last year great food, service and atmosphere

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  21. DonB

    Corpus Christi

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the blackened shrimp Alfredo and it was absolutely incredible! My wife had the blackened shrimp marinara and it was as well. The bread they bake and bring prior to the meal is the best I’ve ever had. We usually have the Laylas lemon shrimp appetizer (which is just delectable) but saved room this time for the chocolate bomb for dessert…it is the bomb not only in taste but the presentation is something to behold. Liams is our favorite restaurant not only on the Island, but pretty much anywhere we’ve been in the world.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best places if not the best for fine dining on the island...good food costs money...love this place...I eat here every time on the isalnd...thanks guys good job!

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  23. DonB

    Corpus Christi

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Liam's never ceases to exceed expectations whether a special occasion or dining with friends. We generally stay with seafood choices but friends tell us the steaks are first rate as well. Service is always spot on, very attentive but not intrusive. Food delivery generally is "one-drink-speed" where you have time to enjoy your drink before food arrives. You can't go wrong with Liams.

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  24. KerriG

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall just a great experience. Will definitely return!

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  25. monty

    Dallas

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great seafood with very generous portions. Had the chocolate bomb for dessert and it will feed four.

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  26. DaleB

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Menu variety, terrific fish, large portions, great service.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was really good. We were rushed though. Waitress was insistent on getting us to order. The main came just a few minutes after our appetizer. Didn’t have time to eat more than a few bites of it

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    There was another party that were obnoxiously loud.

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  29. CAROLYNM

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always AMAZING- we make sure and visit each time we come to SPI.

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  30. NancyW

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitstaff was very attentive and friendly with our large party.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great as usual! You must check out the Chocolate Bomb for dessert. It was the grand finale to a great meal! It was the grand finale to a great meal!!

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  32. LisaF

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was slightly above average. They do have a good wine list. The acoustics are poor, and it is extremely loud. Almost impossible to have a conversation.

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  33. JosieS

    Las Vegas

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service! Excellent steak and lobster! The ambience is truly a gorgeous sunset setting! A must experience if you are on the island 🏝️

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  34. SteveO

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Liam’s is normally a favorite of mine. Usually great food, service and ambience. But last night’s dinner was very uncomfortable due to the fact the restaurant was so cold our entire party dined with our coats on and so did the other patrons as well as the staff. As a result, food got cold quickly and all of us were uncomfortable. Could have been heater issues but for whatever reason it was a poor dining experience. I’ll try again when it warms up.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s always a great experience to dine at SPI Liam’s the food and service is great

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  36. Dvill

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service and food. The shrimp cocktail and fried oysters were fantastic! I especially loved the seared carrots.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always one of our favorite experiences while in SPI.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. Just a little too dark. Will be going back.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as always! My steak was cooked to perfection, the baked potato was on point and the service excellent as always. Liam’s continues to be one of the best restaurants in the lower valley. Highly recommend!!!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Disappointed with lobster bisque however, the rest of the meal was good

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FAQs

Liam's Steakhouse - South Padre Island is rated 4.6 stars by 1002 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 31 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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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