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

Liam's Steakhouse - South Padre Island

4.5
4.5
657 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 33 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 657 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

    Notable Wine List

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    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. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Monterrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night! Amazing food,
  2. S

    Shel

    Houston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Our 39th anniversary dinner had mixed results. The manhattans were delicious and the versatile wine list yielded a great Pino Noir. The bayside view was delightful as was my wife’s delicious and perfectly prepared Filet Mignon. On the other hand, my NY Strip, while properly prepared to medium rare, was dry and as tough as the worst truck stop cut. Sadly, our hosts completely ignored our complaint.
  3. SK

    StaceyK

    Austin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The food was disappointing for the costs. Yellow lettuce and the steak was terrible. I’m glad I steered clear of the $69 8 oz filet! The overall quality of the food wasn’t not worth it. Tourist trap or bad chef. My past experiences there were much better.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It was bad. The dinning was not a fine dinning and they we out of almost all the food. Then we found out the oven was out. One of the dishes was cold and not good. The other was not good at all. Should have went to Texas road house and ate. We talked to the owner and he did nothing for us but say he was sorry. The place sucked.
  5. MC

    MatthewC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is great. We had the shrimp wrapped in bacon and mashed cauliflower. The service was perfect and the table we had was perfect. It was a nice busy restaurant with a good vibe. It could be a little more upscale for the price. The place is okay but could use just a little updating. Overall from what we could tell it was the nicest place on the island.
  6. KM

    KarlaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious steak! Loved it all! Calamari was also very good
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my 60th birthday!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance is perfect, excellent customer service, cocktails are delicious as well. Perfect sunset view.
  9. RT

    RebeccaT

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious! Loved the bone in rib-eye, lobster and bacon wrapped shrimp we got. The sides are a good portion size too! Our waitress was very attentive.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    George was our waiter and he was nothing but amazing, very knowledgeable about what food choices they had along with the specials. He is a 10 out of 10. The food was great but unfortunately it didn’t agree with me and I was sick the rest of the night!
  11. AR

    ARNULFOM

    Monterrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Una velada extraordinaria, muy recomendable, el atardecer esplendendido y los fireworks fue un momento especial, la atencion y los alimenros de primera
  12. BS

    BrettS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been to many restaurants on the island. Liam's has been our most enjoyable experience by far. Excellent food and service, fair prices, and one of the only restaurants currently offering online reservations on South Padre. We had five young children in tow with us and they never made us feel unwelcome. Highly recommend.
  13. JH

    JoeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Although this was our first time, I think Liam's is the best restaurant in South Padre Island and the best date restaurant on South Padre Island. My wife and I went on a Saturday evening for a romantic night out without our 3 kids. George, our waiter, was extremely helpful in selecting dishes. I disregarded his advice once and it was a bad call on my part. Everything he suggested was perfect, although I didn't do the coconut pie because my wife really wanted me to get the key lime pie so she could eat it. Creme Brule was on point and torched tableside by George. Crab stuffed mushrooms were good, mussels are an excellent starter to share. Most folks were ordering steaks and they looked real good, but we wanted seafood. Flounder was cooked just right and the crab cakes were perfect for us, being just a bit spicy. I wasn't familiar with the WI e list so we went with cocktails. They were tasty and strong, good value. I'd avoid traditional Gin martinis because a serious martini fan will be let down by the basic selection of gin and the bar's lack of familiarity with anything customized in that vein. However, the cucumber martinis were the best I've had, maybe, using fresh cucumber puree. They were strong but tasted great, very refreshing, complimentary to the flavors of our dishes. I'd skip the soups. The bisque tasted of flour and the seafood soup was good, but you'll do better ordering the mussels and getting a better portion with more of the excellent broth. I saw salads coming out that looked very nice. Spinach side was surprisingly good. That was my wife's choice but I'll order it again because the garlic was well balanced against the butter and fresh spinach was only lightly sautéed, holding flavor and texture. Bottom line, the prices are high but reasonable in comparison to other options, the food is better, and the service, courtesy of George and the folks at the host station, was way above par for the area. The view is hard to beat. Highly recommend.
  14. ER

    ElizabethR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for a Wonderful experience. We truly enjoyed and our assistant, Manny , was wonderful and made the experience excellent due to his wonderful service. Thank you
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tulsa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location in SPI! Sunset on the porch was beautiful! Food and service was outstanding! I had the Flounder Vera Cruz and it was very fresh and well prepared. Others with me had shrimp and one of the pasta dishes. Everyone loved their meals. The side dishes were also delicious. Especially the Brussel sprouts! Definitely want to eat at Liam’s again!!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful father daughter dinner with the sunset, everything was perfect!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoy dining here every time we’re in S. Padre Island. We had steak and lobster, and was delicious but the food came out cold. We should have mentioned it to the waitress. We will be back next time we visit.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Our server Britney did a great job, though her section was full and therefore service was slow. The food was ok, and given the price I did not feel that it was an appropriate value.
  19. AG

    AlejandraG

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Liam’s is our favorite restaurant in SPI. It has fantastic food and exceptional service. We can’t wait to go back!!
  20. T

    Teachermama

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Unfortunately I’d looked at the menu online and was ready to order an appetizer, ceviche for my meal, and a chocolate bomb for dessert. First I’m told ‘oh, I’m sorry, we don’t have the red snapper ceviche’. Ok, can we get shrimp and crab ceviche? No, only red snapper. Happy Anniversary to me…find something else. Desert tray comes and I ask about the chocolate bomb…‘oh, I’m sorry, we don’t have that right now’. Guess you shouldn’t preview the menu and make your choice to go based on the menu. Everything we ate was amazing and we were pleasantly surprised at the atmosphere and lack of loud voices (except for one screeching child). I would have given more overall stars if the items on the menu had been available.
  21. CF

    ChasidyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was AMAZING…service was too. Definitely will make it our go-to when on the island.
  22. R

    Roxanna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, service was excellent, and would definitely go back!!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Love the ahi Tuna Great service!
  24. TH

    TracyH

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorites. They accommodated our request for a window table view.
  25. AP

    AP122

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    There is a funny smell when you walk in. Also the white walls need to be cleaned. Good food but not worth the money.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Not good. Expensive. Bad energy and vibes
  27. ER

    EmilyR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    As a fine dine restaurant on the island, expectations were high. Service was terrible. Couldn’t get accommodated to the appropriate seating my party had reserved. We weren’t greeted by our server until almost 20 minutes of being sat. Waited over 45 minutes on 3 steaks and a fish. Our server checked on us maybe 4 times all together and never even offered a second drink. Lastly, when I was planning to tip cash and pay with card she says “you’re not going to tip?” Food was pretty good but the service brought the restaurant to a new low.
  28. TO

    TawanaO

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  29. KM

    KarenM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Way overpriced for the quality of food served. The prime rib was tough and the fish tasted old.
  30. BB

    BillB

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner was fantastic!
  31. DR

    DavidR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Too expensive for what we eat Service was bad and the atmosphere was bad too
  32. S

    Steven

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience at Liam’s. If your palette desires fresh seafood or steak, I would highly recommend dining here.
  33. MO

    MOTexan

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening At Liam’s.
  34. JP

    JamesP

    El Paso

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    4th of July
  35. CE

    ChristinaE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    When we came it smelled terribly. It smelled like a wet rag or old musky. Pretty strong. We came last year and the same thing.We were hoping that it would be better this year. It was not, and the year before. My mom came last year, and this year she said she would not come this year. So we had to go without her and it was unfortunate to not have her with the family. She had to stay at the hotel. Not sure why it smells bad and it is a fine dining place. :-(
  36. GW

    GaryW

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and excellent cocktails! The whole family enjoyed the meal.
  37. CO

    CONSTANCEW

    San Antonio

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Since it was a busy July 4th weekend we made our reservations early. We were seated quickly at a nice table. Great food and pretty good service. We all enjoyed our meal very much. Will definitely return again when we are on the island next year.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time going to South Padre Island. We live in Houston Texas. We had a wonderful dinner and a wonderful experience with you. Julio was our waiter and he gave us exceptional service. We will definitely recommend this restaurant and hope to see you in the near future.
  39. JL

    JuliaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1st time diners and we will certainly return every time we visit SPI. Our sever Jorge was amazing! He was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable.
  40. SK

    SerinaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I decided to go here on our honeymoon and were not disappointed. Everything was amazing to the table,the service,drinks and food. We felt like royalty and would highly recommend visiting if you're in the area. Thank you for helping us make yet another memory we will never forget.

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Liam's Steakhouse - South Padre Island is rated 4.5 stars by 657 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 33 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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