Top things to do in Port Arthur

Top Choice Vietnamese in Port Arthur

Bahn Mi Deli

You'll probably pass by a couple of times before you find it. The corner-store vibe isn't immediately convincing, but after tasting one (or a few) of the traditional-style bahn mi sandwiches, you may just find yours…
Seafood in Port Arthur

Sartin's Seafood

Owned by an ex-daughter-in-law of the original Sartin restaurant family in Sabine Pass, this casual Nederland outlet is famous for its barbecued crabs. Those and other grilled or fried seafood, with a Cajun spice, a…
Cajun in Port Arthur

Larry's French Market & Cajun Restaurant

Larry's has a real Louisiana vibe. You can't get more authentic than this rustic restaurant and dance hall. During lunch the local specialties – including shrimp creole, fried crawfish, and gumbo – are served cafete…
Museum in Port Arthur

Museum of the Gulf Coast

This is a splendid museum that covers the natural, geological and cultural history of the region from 'Jurassic to Janis Joplin.' A large section is devoted to local celebrities like Janice, who remained a hometown …
Vietnamese in Port Arthur

Uyen's Restaurant

If you're looking for a sit-down Vietnamese meal, and doubly so if it's pho you're after, this is the best place in town. Cheap prices and super-friendly staff will make you want to linger, but it's in a bit of a ro…
Bar in Port Arthur

Boudin Hut

The cheap, tasty Cajun dishes – and beer – are hugely popular (if not an entirely authentic flavor) with gregarious refinery workers getting off shift. Don't pass up the deep-fried boudin balls. It's definitely more…
Art in Port Arthur

Texas Artists Museum

More art gallery than museum, this space exhibits and sells work from a diverse range of artists and occasionally hosts classes for the local community and visitors.
Historic Building in Port Arthur

Rose Hill Manor

Built in 1906 by real-estate dealer/banker/mayor RH Woodworth, this historic home is currently open to the public only by appointment, except for special events, but it's worth calling. Or just admire it from the ou…
Historic Building in Port Arthur

Pompeiian Villa

Commissioned in 1900 as Port Arthur was becoming an oil boomtown, the Pompeiian Villa was constructed in a traditional Roman layout copied from an actual 79 AD villa in the city of Pompeii. Call ahead to confirm, bu…