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

Liam's Steakhouse - South Padre Island

4.4
4.4
727 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 9 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 727 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Neighborhood gem

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Romantic

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Most Booked

  • McAllen

    Best Overall

  • McAllen

    Best Food

  • McAllen

    Best Service

  • McAllen

    Best Ambiance

  • McAllen

    Best Value

  • McAllen

    Good for special occasions

  • McAllen

    Most Booked

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  1. S

    Stephen

    Indiana

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was decent. Many items lack flavor. Expensive for what it is.
  2. OG

    OsGman

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!!! Awesome service!!!!
  3. SQ

    SuzieQ

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had the greek salad to start off, it was perfect. The filet was cooked to perfection. My husband got a pasta which was oh so delicious! All of the food was VERY good! Perfect place for a romantic date night. The service was great! We will be back for sure!
  4. R

    Ronnie

    Phoenix

    93 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We were expecting a better meal. The steak was average ,the lobster bisque is the worst lobster bisque we have ever had . The calamari was rubbery , the broccoli was hard . The view was amazing but not likely to ever return there .
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The lighting is to low. You can’t see the menu correctly because of lack of light the same with the food.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    To dark. Little more light needed
  7. VH

    VeronicaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Best steak I’ve had in a while. Our waiter was super attentive and helpful.
  8. c

    candacef

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My steak was delicious! I added Cajun season to my filet and it was spectacular. My cosmo was delicious!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    Food was delicious but the waitress started out with a poor attitude. Halfway through, could have been because I asked her name, she did better. I observed to see if she was just that way with us but she was making annoyed faces at her other customers too. I do not recommend you ever sit in their booths. It’s a horrible design for big parties because they add a table at the end. Half of our party was sunk into the booth and the other half were in chairs. I found a dirty napkin on the seat of the booth and another on the floor. Keep giving this place another chance, but getting tougher. They have their food going for them but poor ratings for the rest of the experience.
  10. j

    johnnyx1

    Las Vegas

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It's just ok. Liam's in Brownsville is better. Dessert was the best part of the meal. Some decent wines
  11. DB

    DonB

    Corpus Christi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Liam's never disappoints, the Layla's lemon shrimp appetizer is just delightful as is most everything on the menu.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great prime, ribeye steak! Really good server, Jorge!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My girlfriend and I enjoyed the sunset during a very most romantic dinner.
  14. CM

    CarrieM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Disappointed to learn, after we’d been set, after we’d ordered drinks, etc that they had no OVEN. Which eliminated many items from their menu, including the entire meal that 3 of 6 of us were planning to have for dinner. As well, when we first sat down, 2 of the 6 glasses (for water) on the table were very dirty. The food we did get was good, but not worth a $400 bill.
  15. NW

    NicholasW

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was good .. Shrimp was cooked very well. They had an oven problem so it seemed like a quarter of the menu wasn't available which was a shame.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always a great experience! Dine here every trip to padre
  17. M

    Mary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    George was put waiter. He was busy but great!!!! He spent time with each table. We were running late We got lost. They still let us sit by the wi due, as I requested. We will definitely be back. Great food. Reasonable price. Keep it up. Heard other people discussing how happy they were too. Just did not have the chocolate bomb. I was disappointed but coming back
  18. S

    Shel

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Johnny B is a wonderful server, efficient and helpful and the cuisine is usually world class!
  19. JW

    JulieW

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food even with no oven! Beautiful sunset-very enjoyable!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We had very poor service. The last three times we have been we have been very disappointed. One time, you had no blender to make frozen drinks. This time, you had no ovens to make bread and provided crackers(???) My wife’s crab cakes were good but the salad she ordered had old, limp lettuce. We are inclined not to return unless management gets their priorities straightened out. We like fine dining and don’t mind the price for a quality product, but we no longer find that thru Liam’s.
  21. R

    Roberts

    Austin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We went for the prime rib. Oven was out of service. Nothing that required the oven was available.
  22. BA

    BrandiA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    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.
  23. ES

    EstellaS

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    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!
  24. M

    Mike

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    I will not go back.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    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!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun time with out of town friend!
  27. 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.
  28. 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!
  29. 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..
  30. 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.
  31. 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
  32. 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.
  33. KB

    KimB

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service food ambiance and view
  34. 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.
  35. 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
  36. 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.
  37. 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!
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

FAQs

Liam's Steakhouse - South Padre Island is rated 4.4 stars by 727 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 9 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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