Why Limit Happy to an Hour?
amazing food

Seafood & more..

We have put together a team of cooks & chefs to create a menu that ranges from seafood to hamburgers. With  po'boys, and the best steaks in the area, we offer an unforgettable meal for any taste. 
live music

Events

Artists from around the country come to experience the Palapa with you. From Zydeco to Rock come see your favorites in an intimate setting. 
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family friendly

Fun for everyone!

Kids meals are served on frisbees. After finishing their meal,  there is plenty of room to run & play. Don't worry! Our play area is fenced in, so parents may relax & enjoy the Wheelhouse atmosphere while their kids run off some energy.
OUR STORY

It all started with 

Lance Bradley, Bert Lamson and Robbie Muse opened the Neches River Wheelhouse in 2014 after the three friends got tired of ordering an extra beer during happy hour. They would meet up at a joint that sold a bucket of 5 beers. Unable to split it evenly, they dreamed of a place would have a bucket of 6 beers, and from that silly idea, the seriously tasty wheelhouse was born.

Right on the river in East Texas, sits a restaurant that feels like a tropical destination. The Neches River Wheelhouse is a golden stop for soaking up the sun, scenery, and sipping on our ship shots specials.

Family Fun

The Great Outdoors

Enjoy outdoor dining at it finest in our large fenced in dining area. Relax as the kids enjoy our safe play area.

Holiday with a Twist

Whether you come for our annual Easter Egg Hunt or to visit with the Clauses', come make memories with us. 

Fun & Games

Enjoy a game of washers in our fenced in outdoor area while the kids play frisbee or giant connect four. 

The Palapa

Our own tropical oasis, beside the Neches River, with live music every weekend, a full bar, and separate menu. There's nothing quite like it in Southeast Texas!
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Don't take our word for it ...

My first and only time there was with a blind date. The only reason the date was good at all was because he took me to the Wheelhouse. It was nice, even though the guy ended up being a jerk. Food was delicious and wait staff was courteous, friendly, and accommodating, even on a crowded Saturday night. Our gal knew the menu and drink selections and was able to recommend things knowledgeably. Our view over the river was spectacular. Even on a chilly evening, we were cozy with the fires and heaters around. Plus, there was live music in the bar area. It's all open-air, so smoking was allowed. We weren't crammed in like sardines, either. We had plenty of room between parties, and a good-sized table. It's just a lovely place to dine outdoors. I'd certainly go back anytime, in different company, of course.
Brandianne Hinton
04/12/2019
Rated #1 in
 Port Neches 
with over 
200 reviews. 
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I love the ambiance and home town feel of this place! The food is good too. We love to order the seafood nachos, but sub grilled chicken for the shrimp—it’s delicious! The grilled shrimp tacos and shrimp and grits are some other favorites. Despite it being a “bar,” It’s very kid friendly. They serve kids meals on a frisbee and there is plenty of space for children to run around without disturbing other people. The view of the river while eating is relaxing...makes you feel like you’re on a mini vacation.. 
Stevie Beard
12/16/2018
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The Neches River Wheelhouse

Lamar University is taking over The Neches River Wheelhouse during the first stop in the Cardinal Coaches Tour!

There is still time to join us for great food, conversation with the coaches, and some awesome prizes! We will be here until 8:00 PM. See you soon!
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The Neches River Wheelhouse

Thank you to all who came out!We had a great time visiting with everyone, meeting and hearing from all of the coaches, and eating the fabulous food at tonight's Coaches' Tour in Mid-County!! #WeAreLU ... See MoreSee Less

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