Standard Opening Hours
Wheeler's Seafood Restaurant
Lunch from 12 til 2pm every day
Dinner from 6 til 8pm Monday to Saturday
We open Sunday nights during school holidays and long weekends
Take Away, Cafe & Oyster Sales
10am til 6pm every day
Wheeler's Oyster Bar
12pm til late Monday to Saturday
Oyster Farm Tours
11am Monday to Saturday (check availability on public holidays)
Throughout the year, we may extend our hours on public holidays,
peak periods, and for special occasions.
Check these specific dates with the Restaurant before booking
Frequently Asked Questions
Our restaurant is fully licensed. However, you may bring your own bottled wine to dine with. Corkage is $10 per bottle. We do not accommodate BYO beer.
Dog Friendly Areas
We accommodate dogs and their owners in our al fresco Oyster Bar area on the righthand side of the front deck, and in the al fresco Takeaway area. Well behaved dogs, on the leash, are welcome. We cannot accommodate dogs in our main restaurant dining area due to food health and safety concerns.
We can make a cake for you in-house with a minimum 72 hours notice. For this option, please call us to discuss your options.
Alternatively, you are welcome to bring your own cake.
Our BYO cake charge is $2 for cutting, plating and serving. Cakes can be served with strawberries and cream or ice cream for an additional charge.
We have a range of gluten free dishes on our a la carte menu.
Click here to view our current options.
With 24hrs notice, we can accommodate most other dietary needs.
Please contact us on (02) 6495 6330 to discuss.
Wheeler’s is a fully accessible venue. Enter through the primary carpark and continue driving around the back, and you will find disabled parking which is connected to a short path that leads you through a gate to the restaurant. If you are arriving with a large group or several vehicles, please contact the venue so we can assist you further.
Need to arrange transport for your group, to and from Wheeler’s? We have local transport providers who can help.
Merimbula Taxi & Car Hire can provide scheduled taxis and mini bus services.
Contact them on 02 6495 0259 or 02 6495 2103
Sapphire Coast Buslines provide mini bus services for up to 12 people, or fullsize buses for larger groups.
There are a number of fantastic accomodation providers close by.
The closest option to us, and our recommendation, is the Fairway Motor Inn. As a Fairway guest, you may charge your Wheeler's experience to your room.
Advice for travelling with Oysters
Unopened oysters are good for 5 days if kept at room temperature. Do not refridgerate your closed oysters - around 15 degrees is best. If driving, you may wish to wrap a damp towel around them for peace of mind.
Regulations for flying with oysters differ between airlines and terminals. Check before you fly.
Once you arrive at your destination, keep them in a cool, shaded spot. Take care when shucking your oysters. Use a specialised shucking tool and seek advice on techniques.
Once opened, you can keep your oysters in the fridge for another 5 days.
Opened oysters need to be kept in a clean, refrigerated environment and eaten within 7 days, just like prawns, fish or other seafood.
We can supply a foam box with ice to assist with safe transportation, for an additional $8