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The Neches River Wheelhouse


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner


American, Bar, Seafood
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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All reviews brunch shrimp and grits seafood cake burger wheel house view of the river great atmosphere sit outside blue cheese birthday dinner great place to eat food is excellent long wait tanker waitstaff seasoning
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Food was good and servers were fun. Lots of great drink options from the full bar. Great view! Don’t forget to order your “ship shot”!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Shelbebear
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like seafood and open air dining this place can't be beat. You won't stumble on it, it is off the beaten path. But make the extra effort and you will be pleasantly entertained and fed.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Doug K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anytime we want to feel pampered, nourished, and celebrated we go to The Neches River Wheelhouse. The view is beautiful, the customers and staff are happy, and the food is delicious. This place makes for a fun and relaxing event. We have enjoyed both lunch...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Textrip1
Reviewed June 10, 2019

We live visiting this place. The atmosphere is fun and you can't beat the food. The staff is always attentive.

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank sherry m
Reviewed June 4, 2019

We enjoy this place and usually at least one in our group will order Shrimp and Grits. It is a favorite and one of the reasons we go. On this day, we were disapointed in the meal. While it was still good, it was not...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank mphill9929
Reviewed June 1, 2019

The place is often packed with people, which is good. We had no waiting to be seated. Our waitress, Shelby was very good. I chose the small portion shrimp and grits with a side of soup. The soup de jour was Tortilla soup, a bit...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Pilgrim15
Reviewed May 13, 2019 via mobile

I don’t recall having a bad visit with this restaurant. The service is spot on. The food is hot and made to order. My son had the crawfish and they were large and good. He didn’t have any complaints. I ordered the bison burger and...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank B9413DNthomash
Reviewed May 8, 2019

The atmosphere at the Wheelhouse is unbeatable! The food is always fresh,hot and very delicious. The waitstaff is always pleasant and willing to help with any questions.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank amy c
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

This place has excellent food and atmosphere. Live music is great. There is always fun happening at the Palapa with good friends. Great place to take people from out of town.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Katwolf5
Reviewed April 29, 2019

We stopped in for lunch while traveling. The place was recommended by locals. I loved it. The staff was very friendly and the service was superb. The food was good with very reasonable prices. I would definitely go back. Portions are large so there was...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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October 3, 2018|
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Response from JaniceTalbot | Reviewed this property |
No I don't think so.
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.
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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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