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“Great Breakfast Spot” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wilma's Patio

Wilma's Patio
203 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1203
949-675-5542
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
newport beach, ca
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast Spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Maybe you have to wait a few minutes, but the menu and the vibe are so worth it. Delicious food will have you feeling full! Our family loves Wilmas.

Visited June 2013
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English first
Balboa Island, California
Top Contributor
175 reviews 175 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
“Good place for families or picky eaters”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Two great things about Wilma's Patio: First the menu is very extensive. If you can't find something you like in their multi-page menu, you have issues. (You might have issues anyway, but that's beside the point.) Second, the servers are very honest and responsive. Just ask them what's good today and what to avoid and they will be very straight forward with you. Service is also quite fast. One item most tourists miss at Wilma's, is the historical significance of the building. This is the site of the original Jolly Roger and the timbers of the original Balboa Island bridge were used in it's construction. Ask a server to point them out to you.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Marco Island, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast and Lunch spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Just had a great Brunch at Wilma's, though Balboa is a clear Tourist spot this days, the mix of people is local and tourist this creates a very nice atmosphere. All the staff is very friendly and the food is great with nice different own creations.
You will not be disappointed!!
Visited May 18, 2013.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Eureka, California
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206 reviews 206 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“Not fussy but lots of fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

I took my group of seniors to Balboa Island for a day of fun on the ferry, lunch and shopping! We were going to first eat lunch at a cafe nar the ferry. Unfortunately, they were closed (at the last minute) for remodeling. Our next plan, ride the ferry first and then hit fun Marine Ave for food and shopping (tons of both). I called Wilma's to see if they could accommodate our group. No problem! Lunch turned out great. We were seated in back, enclosed patio. Two waiters (that were still working other tables) came in and quickly took over. Drinks right away, crackers to munch on, and then took all of the orders. Our group loved the cod fish & chips, 1/2 sandwich and soups and especially the salads. The crazy salad is full of meat, cheese and fresh greens. For the Island, the prices were very reasonable with generous portions. Many shared so that they would have room for a yummy Balboa tradition...a frozen banana! Thanks Wilma's for a fun outing!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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monmouth, south wales. UK
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“FAB, just kept going back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We stayed locally in the Hyatt Regency on Jamboree, and were told by a local that this place was good. They weren't wrong - Excellent food, extensive menu, Fabulous service. We went back every morning and on one night too.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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