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The Neches River Wheelhouse

720 Lee Ave, Port Neches, TX 77651-2412
+1 409-853-1249
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
720 Lee Ave, Port Neches, TX 77651-2412
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Twelve of us went to the Wheelhouse for a birthday celebration while in Port Arthur on a mission trip. We got the large sample platter appetizer which included crab cakes, shrimp wrapped in bacon, fried green tomatoes, mozzarella sticks and one other thing I can't...More

Thank RexInTulsa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are frequent diners at this establishment and have never been disappointed by the service or the food! We love to visit for brunch on the weekends. The atmosphere is relaxing and the food is delicious!

Thank aoliver3188
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing atmosphere!! Absolutely beautiful set up, sitting on the river with a great view of the sunset. Fantastic food, not the brightest server but you know place is perfect, just very close.

Thank amycme
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A casual, fun and friendly venue on the banks of the Neches River. Very nicely designed. Excellent food, drinks and service. An excellent choice for parties. Large groups are easily accommodated.

Thank criticalchristopher
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Wheelhouse is a fun place to visit and is often very busy. Favorite dish is the Shrimp & Cheesy Grits. On our Sunday afternoon visits they have had live music of the zydeco variety, which is fun!

Thank Connie H
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We went for a late lunch or early dinner, depending on your age :) (around 4pm). It was not crowded, and the service was exceptional. We sat outside with a gorgeous view of the Neches River. The preparation of the food was mixed. I ordered...More

1  Thank Paul M
Reviewed September 30, 2018

A group of my sorority sisters went to here for brunch on a Sunday. The weather was nice, so the open air seating was great. Everyone enjoyed their meals. There was live music playing which made our get together perfect.

Thank Cheryl L
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed celebrating a family birthday lunch here. Made reservations and so glad we did. The food was delicious and we had a beautiful breezy outdoor lunch.

Thank Bdchild
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We had a large group. I can overlook some issues. But, we were entered into their registry, gives a buzzer and waited for them to seat us. We waited, and waited some more. Finally, after two large groups who arrived after us were seated, we...More

Thank mphill9929
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

I went here for lunch twice during my visit to Port Neches for work purposes. No matter what you get, the food is excellent. I asked for asparagus as a side dish and when they came, I wasn't sure if I should eat them or...More

Thank Mark C
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October 3, 2018|
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Response from Mark C | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember if it was allowed. From memory, I don't remember anyone smoking in that area.
April 28, 2017|
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Response from LittleMedicGal | Reviewed this property |
No dress code required but it is on the water so be prepared for a breeze.
Trish L
March 27, 2017|
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Response from Linda F | Reviewed this property |
I have never been back. Too expensive for what they serve..but lots of people love it..always packed
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 720 Lee Ave, Port Neches, TX 77651-2412
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Port Neches
  • Phone Number: +1 409-853-1249
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