Liam's Steakhouse - South Padre Island

4.6
252 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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Cullen
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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Charlie
Fargo
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good! Our fillets were very tender a cooked perfectly! Every side we had were excellent as well! Than the chocolate ball for dessert! Amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good. Service was great. A nice view right on the water.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This cozy restaurant has left the best impressions! Hospitable hosts, delicious dishes, beautiful presentation, wide wine list and wonderful dessert. I recommend to everyone! I would like to come back here again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was exceptional as always and our waitress Jessica was wonderful and did an excellent job! We had to request to move to a different table because of an unusual booth that with an awkward elongated set up with two different heights of seating. Other than that and some cleanup needed on a large brown drip on the wall above the mirrors in the women’s restroom everything was excellent.

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vipFernandoPZ
Austin
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love dinning at Liam’s.

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Bshondo
Austin
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very good. We got there and were seated immediately. The food was outstanding and the service was even better.

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Bertrand
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food order was not right. Steak too rare for medium rare plus. Ordered spinach got asparagus. Ordered potato butter and chives got loaded.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, and our server, Olivia, was outstanding. 5⭐️’s!!

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BeachLover
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was very good; however, the service was not up to par. We waited 15 minutes for the server to approach for drink orders. It seemed that no one had been assigned to our table. The two tables next to us had the same problem but were assigned different servers. Once assigned, our server was very good. The ambience was great as we dined outdoors. The food was also excellent even though they were out of many featured items such as bone in rib eye, prime rib, anything with red snapper, as well as Frangelica for Chocolate Martinis. It might have been an off night so will definitely try again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We selected this restaurant because they took reservations. We thought we might have trouble getting into a restaurant due to Covid. It was a little out of our price range, but food was good.

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BenL
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and always excellent meal

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Cecil77
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

La carne es muy buena, las entradas buenas, el pan es malo... diría yo que hasta viejo. Lista de vinos buena, pero muy pequeña. El servicio es bueno, pero a algunos les falta atención al detalle. El lugar es muy agradable, y es un lugar recomendable para en la Isla del Padre.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Beautiful views!

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ChloeR
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely view looking onto the water. Food was delicious, wine serves were huge! My ribeye steak was delicious and my husband had great seafood too! Even the kids meal of snapper was really tasty and devoured by my 1 year old! We would definitely go again!

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vipRaulO
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and it was noted on the reservation, however, there was no mention of it by the staff during our visit.

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ShanneJ
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Steak and lobster is a good size. The steak at Texas road house is bigger and better but the overall experience is the best you can find on island if you don’t want to drive all the way to Texas road house.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Four of us dined while on vacation. We were going for a top notch steakhouse and we got an okay one. The bread they serve is awful! They could take lessons from outback steakhouse, longhorn steakhouse or texas roadhouse. The tuna appetizer was good and I would recommend it. We did not have a salad. We all ordered steaks. My husband thought his was excellent but the rest of us thought the steaks were ok but not cooked correctly. Liam's wasn't packed but the service wasn't what you would expect at a high end restaurant. Our bill was over $400 and we didn't have but one bottle of $28 prosecco and our husbands had one drink each. We shared one dessert. This would not be my choice to go to if we come back. We were hoping for some great texas steaks but got better ones at longhorn steakhouse.

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UnhappyCamper
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was ok, way over priced in my opinion. Food could have been much better. The steamed broccoli was cold. Wifes steak was medium when she ordered it well done. For the veggie on her plate it was a whole carrot. Never seen that before a full carrot.

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vipFernandoPZ
Austin
25 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service from Julieta. Best fried shrimp!! Just wish they would bring back to bread they had. New recipe is not good. Other than that, great place to dine.

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CatB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was good, the salmon a little bland but still tasty. The ambiance was great for a date night dinner but also there was a family with an infant next to is and it still worked. The drinks were definitely well work it. The chocolate lacked compared to the rest of the meal.

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JulieB
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! Beautiful! Plan a special celebration! Reserve a table and ask for a window seat!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited on our last night of vacation and it was a great way to wrap up the week. The service was excellent and the food was amazing. 10/10 recommend.

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Foodiefromthesticks
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A refreshing change from the beach island style, with rich dark colors reminiscent of a ranch house library. Server was polite, and attentive. Gorgeous Caesar and green salads, grilled oysters, and decadent sharable chocolate cake.

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Keys
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liam's was absolutely amazing. We treated ourselves to the full experience and our server Alan was up to the challenge and had great recommendations. Recommend very highly!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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DanielC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, will definitely go back for dinner soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and ambience!!

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Sunsetcouple1
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really good food. The server was a little distracted and didn't really pay attention to our drinks. Had to wait a bit. Great sunset location!!!

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MarilynM
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I enjoyed the drink, the appetizers were delicious however the main course of the stuff flounder was very salty that I ordered

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ShayC
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great restaurant with excellent food and impeccable service! It’s worth every penny spent. I would highly recommend dining here. We’re we’re on vacation for spring break and make reservations. The food, atmosphere and ambiance was remarkable.

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Recommend for anyone that want a nice dinner out!

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JohnR
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The very best bourbon glazed salmon. I ordered because I like salmon and it was delicious! Every one of the 4 of us thoroughly enjoyed their choice. Creme Brûlée was over the top wonderful!
Will go again soon.

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TriciaK
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

To be fair, we are at another restaurant in town that served Mahi Mahi Ixtapia and they killed it. The lobster was REALLY good, I highly suggest it. The red fish was good too. So, while this was good, it wasn’t as good as the other restaurant. This restaurant did have a cozy atmosphere and their desserts were outstanding. The drinks were good and strong, so that’s always a plus. Would I eat here again, probably not, but it was good once.

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vipFoodieGal
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Overall it was good, service was a bit bumpy throughout the evening, however.

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Jenni
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food was great. Nothing over the top special about the place. Old building and decor.

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Tosha
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The food was good the ambiance was just okay. We had a group of 8 people. Most people in our group that it was fair for the price.

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vipFernandoPZ
Austin
25 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy dining at Liam’s. Food was delicious and Julieta, our server, provided exceptional service. Only strike is the new bread recipe they are using. They used to have really good bread and for some odd reason, they changed it. The bread they serve now seems old, cheap and makes a lot of crumbs. Please switch back to the bread you used to serve. Other than that, we love Liam’s.

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MartyM
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Very disappointing. Place was packed with tourists, no social distancing, but we’re in the service industry and we get it. Glad we’d made reservations, but host was completely indifferent from get go. While the service was friendly(except when asked to describe 2 fish dishes since no description was on menu, server’s reaction was oddly hostile), it was also ridiculously slow and inattentive- dishes stacked up on table, requests to remove ignored, oyster served with shell and no oyster, paper ticket sitting on $50 steak upon arrival-sad. These folks think that fine dining just means expensive dining, don’t fall for it. $25 margaritas-c’mon. $50 steaks that are not only not cooked properly, but are tough and sinewy-c’mon. Same oysters, same tequila, same salad, same fish, same meat as served in the company’s other restaurants, they just charge twice as much at Liams. Even the meat on display was unimpressive. We spent the same amount of money ($400 for 4 with drinks) at F&B and had an absolutely stunning dining experience. Go there instead- why pay for disappointment and frustration when you can actually have an elevated, beautiful meal prepared and served by attentive people that care?

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intheshadows
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was more expensive than we were expecting but the steaks were fabulous and cooked to perfection.

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Liam's Steakhouse - South Padre Island is rated 4.6 stars by 252 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.