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Wilma's Patio

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203 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1203
949-675-5542
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7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great family place

We had a great (late) lunch there and the mushroom burger was divine. My dining partners both had the grilled cheese sandwich and loved it. Service was great. Price was right. Will definitely go back. Something for everyone

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Valerie K
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Goleta, California
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trail, BC
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184 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

looks like a tiny little place but is actually not. The food was amazing and seems to be very popular with the locals for Breakfast. Staff is excellent

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Goleta, California
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143 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a great (late) lunch there and the mushroom burger was divine. My dining partners both had the grilled cheese sandwich and loved it. Service was great. Price was right. Will definitely go back. Something for everyone

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Thank Valerie K
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family had breakfast and lunch here on our trip to Newport Beach. What a great atmosphere for family fun and food. Also picked up some great art! Service was friendly and superb. Eggs, French toast, mahi mahi sandwich and the fries and fruit were all so yummy. One of the best overall places my family and I have dined.

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Thank Phillyguy65
Amherstburg, Canada
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this restaurant. The food is fantastic yet simple and hearty. In California it is rare to find great food that is not over priced and over complicated. Top that off with friendly staff and service and you have a winner with me

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Thank Fiona C
Massillon, Ohio
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a fabulous Prime Rib Dip with fresh fruit . Didn't know it was the specialty. It was real prime rib sliced thick. I always question of French Dips are just lunchmeat, as its happened in the past. Not here!!! My husband had the make-your-own omelette with delicious cornbread. Amazing!! Great food, don't know what the others complained about. LAURIE... More 

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Thank nvrcook
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here tonight for dinner because of the Tripadvisor reviews. Spot on! Wonderful friendly service, tasty food, wide and varied menu including breakfast at night. Everything tasted great and did I mention the service?

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Thank michigantraveler9
Petoskey, Michigan
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401 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visit Balboa Island about once per year and for some odd reason always walked right by Wilma's. This year we stopped for breakfast and were impressed with the selection, quality and overall experience. Fernando was our waiter and was so sweet, efficient and funny! Pancakes are super fluffy, french toast has a nice crispy exterior and just the right... More 

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Thank dre51
San Diego, California
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We were undecided as we walked through Balboa Island on a cool Monday night in December. It was the day after the annual Boat Parade ended. We had been in town the prior night where the streets were standing room only. But tonight we stumbled upon Wilma's Patio. The exterior of Wilma's is somewhat of a disguise for the very... More 

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Thank Ricksteraux
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

We've eaten breakfast at Wilma's half a dozen times in the last three weeks. They have a fantastic breakfast menu which includes a variety of omelettes and egg dishes. We've had the Spanish and Chili omelettes which are quite tasty and filling. Service is good and the ambiance matches the seaside community. Highly recommend.

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Thank Ken M
North Dakota
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118 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

I came here twice in one day! Their special of the day was "pumpkin pancakes" which were very flavorful. The restaurant has been there for a long time and attracts locals. It is casual, service extremely friendly and welcoming, menu varied. They use quality ingredients and want to please the customer. My one complaint was that the French Onion Soup... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 203 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1203
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach  >  Balboa Island
  • Phone Number: 949-675-5542

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?