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

Liam's Steakhouse - South Padre Island

4.6
4.6
998 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

19:00


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Oyster Bar, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    (956) 772-4700
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

What 998 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

998 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 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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  2. LASW

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  3. RandallD

    San Antonio

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  4. CynthiaS

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  5. Charlie

    Fargo

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  6. DebbieW

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  7. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  8. JulianS

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  9. AndyW

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    17 reviews

    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 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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  11. MichelleB

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 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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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 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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  13. williamk

    New York City

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 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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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 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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  15. EvaW

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 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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  16. MarkT

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 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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  17. DonB

    Corpus Christi

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 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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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 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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  19. DonB

    Corpus Christi

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 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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  20. KerriG

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 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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  21. monty

    Dallas

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 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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  22. DaleB

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 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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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 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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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 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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  25. CAROLYNM

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 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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  26. NancyW

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 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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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 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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  28. LisaF

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 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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  29. JosieS

    Las Vegas

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 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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  30. SteveO

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 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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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 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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  32. Dvill

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 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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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 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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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 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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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 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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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 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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  37. MonteS

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were excellent. Loved the chocolate bomb!

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  38. RandyK

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food - nice to watch the sunset from deck👍 Food was delicious and quick to come out. Try the chocolate bomb for dessert!!!

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  39. EvaW

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The last three times that I’ve been to Liam’s it has been superb! Definitely, one of my favorite places to eat on the island for an upscale meal.

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  40. lelandb

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food & service. Beautiful ocean view from the back deck. Top notch oysters!

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Liam's Steakhouse - South Padre Island is rated 4.6 stars by 998 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

19:00


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

  • Area
    McAllen
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–23:00
  • 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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