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

Liam's Steakhouse - South Padre Island

4.5
4.5
615 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 38 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 615 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

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    Most Booked

  • McAllen

    Best Overall

  • McAllen

    Best Food

  • McAllen

    Best Service

  • McAllen

    Fit for Foodies

  • McAllen

    Romantic

  • McAllen

    Special Occasion

  • McAllen

    Most Booked

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  1. S

    Summer2022

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    I would suggest a specific area for families with small children. We tried to have a nice date and the children were very loud. They had their phones on and were very loud. I believe the ambiance should have areas according to noise levels. Waitresses took about 15 minutes to address us.
  2. DO

    DanielO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was very attentive and professional. We were very pleased with her. My wife made me make another reservation for the last night of our vacation.
  3. RD

    RichardD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The Flounder was the best my wife ever had. I had a 12oz boneless ribeye which was not good . It was cut 1/2” thick, cooked as requested med rare, but was tough. I couldn’t eat but 1/2 of it . $55.00 mistake . Doubt if I will return. Service was excellent!
  4. ND

    NoelleD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food is excellent and well plated. The only negative about the restaurant is that after sunset it’s extremely dark inside. You literally need a flashlight to read the menu. Overall it was a very nice dinner.
  5. P

    Puff

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sad that the chocolate egg was unavailable. Had promised my grandchildren a lovely surprise. But they enjoyed the other dessert.
  6. BL

    BeachLover

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner with friends! Food was excellent and Julio’s service was top notch! Sunset and fireworks were an extra bonus. Highly recommend!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time celebrating my daughter’s birthday! Food was excellent!
  8. PB

    PamelaB

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    This is definitely not an “elite “ restaurant as claimed in the advertising. It is run down - at least 50% of the plates used were severely chipped. The food had little to no taste and it was expensive. Additionally the fryer was broken so limited options on the menu.
  9. C

    Clari

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was a great meal. Service was good, but it felt a little bit rushed. Like they wanted to get us out of there. But overall it was a good experience.
  10. JD

    JDFM

    San Antonio

    51 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience2
    I thought it was the same Liam’s from a few years back on the main strip.. I guess not. The place was dark and smelled old like mildew. My husband’s nose got stuffy right away. We made reservations and indicated we wanted window sitting if possible as it was our anniversary. No window seating was available so we were seated in a dark booth for a table for 8. I did notice another booth close to the windows that they could have sat us.. but no No congrats or mention of our anniversary and no one ever mentioned that their fryer was not working until we placed our order for fried shrimp. Not available..No fried calamari, no fried fish… no fried dishes We had ordered the crusted ahi for appetizer.. would not have ordered anything if we would have known no fried foods were available… the ahi was ok. We paid our $35 bill .. appetizer and two Pana bottled waters at $5.00 each and headed to Sea Ranch for delicious fried shrimp and lobster tail. Definitely will NOT be going to Liam’s again
  11. JG

    JacobG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent location on the bay. Atmosphere is very nice but know that this is not a beach bar and the prices reflect a nice steak and seafood restaurant. The service and food were good. Out of everything we ordered, I recommend the calamari and chargrilled oyster appetizer and the flounder dishes and Burbon Salmon dish as your main course. Sides were delicious. We did not enjoy the mussels appetizer.
  12. OA

    OscarA

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    They had no prime rib
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was an aniversary, but they never mentioned
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Disappointed that I chose this restaurant for my birthday dinner! The steak was very bland and no flavor! Service was fair. Cocktails were nothing to brag about. I guess I was jay expecting a better steakhouse vibe. Maybe I’m being to harsh but just wasn’t it for me
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for a bridal party and was able to enjoy to quiet atmosphere. It seemed like an older restaurant as I had never been, and lights were low- but overall it was still very beautiful. The food was delicious, a little pricey, but I guess worth the price at the end of the night. Our waiter was fantastic, very attentive to us and always made sure we were happy.
  16. SJ

    SJohnston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best and most attentive waiter, George. He made the experience that much more wonderful. We had the oysters, crab cakes (to die for), Tuscan soup, NY Strip with lobster tail, and the red snapper Rockefeller. All were amazing! It was a beautiful atmosphere being right by the water and watching the sunset. -The Johnston 2022
  17. DL

    DavidL

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Liam’s staff went over the top for our 35th anniversary dinner. Candlelit table with an ocean view, champagne and a wonderful surf and turf 3 course meal while watching the sunset on the bay. The food was 5 stars as always!
  18. B

    Billy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and our waiter, George, was great.
  19. H

    Horrible

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!!!
  20. RE

    RudyE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent. The view of the sunset was beautiful. I would definitely go back.
  21. TJ

    TomJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    My wife and I both started with a grilled oyster appetizer. Some of the oysters were over-cooked. We then ordered fish dishes and both meals (one salmon and one flounder } were over-cooked. Very disappointing for an expensive meal.
  22. MP

    MikeP

    San Antonio

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Went on a Monday after a busy weekend. Several of the menu items were not available. Had steak and lobster, steak was good, lobster way over cooked.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vacation with granddaughter
  24. G

    Great

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Julieta was fantastic. Food was great
  25. FP

    FernandoP

    Austin

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and servers are great. We always enjoy that part of dining at Liam’s. This most recent visit Jorge provided great service. However, the host/manager could use some classes on service and friendliness. We had reservations and requested a table that according to Lee, was not available. Then we saw at least two tables sit empty for almost an hour , tables we had asked for. This is not the first time he does this. I don’t want to give the restaurant because everything else is great. But Lee has no business being a manager and host. As locals, we dine at Liam’s many times throughout the year and would expect better service from management.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I’ve ever had!
  27. DC

    DonnaC

    Minneapolis

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful! Our server was personable and very attentive. E weren’t rushed at all. The food was very good and the portions were a very good size — 3 of us had leftovers to bring home. The dessert was AMAZING — hallowed out chocolate egg with ice cream inside.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    The steaks were overcooked & the béarnaise sauce was nothing more than watery butter. Our server was perfect but the food was very overrated
  29. MI

    MIKE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best steaks and filet we've had on SPI. The service was phenomenal and the dessert selection is outstanding. Not cheap, but few great things are. Highly recommend for special events.
  30. TF

    TheFoodDude64

    San Antonio

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jorge was awesome. Very attentive but not obtrusive. Gave us great service. Be sure and ask for Jorge!!!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    5/31/22 Service was slow. We noticed two tables that came in after us were immediately greeted. We had to flag down a waiter who told us our waiter was busy and would get to us as soon as he could. Ambiance is very dark…almost gothic. We had difficulty reading menu without turning on our phone flashlight. Food was good. Except for stuffed flounder…more stuffing than fish. Crab stuffed mushrooms made my meal. Overpriced for quality and service.
  32. NR

    NewportRegular

    Houston

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    As soon as we opened the door we were hit with a VERY STRONG smell of mold/mildew. The decor seemed outdated but we didn’t spend much time inside (had Asked to be seated outdoors because if the smell). Hesitant to stay… we did….the food was ok. Not worth the price for sure. Service was good. Not great. Server didn’t go “above and or beyond.” I would not return.. we had high hopes for this place as the website and menu looked nice. Shrimp tasted frozen. Steamed broccoli was undercooked. Lobster bisque had onion chunks and very strong onion flavor. More like a chowder. Dessert was good. Very disappointed.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    I’ve had Cioppino at 25 different places; this was Top 2.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wonderful atmosphere - nothing like a sunset on South Padre enjoying some fresh oysters!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always good for a nice sunset dinner.
  37. FO

    FOrreal

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Good customer service. Poor food quality Over priced meals
  38. TH

    ThomasH

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Great Fresh seafood and innovative menu!
  39. SD

    SDAVIS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My steak was one of the best I've ever had. I'm not a seafood person, so I can't speak to that. We were there for our anniversary and they made it very special.
  40. H

    Heather

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Was a nice place to celebrate a special occasion. Our waiter, Johnny, was very attentive.

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Liam's Steakhouse - South Padre Island is rated 4.5 stars by 615 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 38 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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