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Wilma's Patio

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203 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1203
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Bamberg, Germany
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I will say that the staff was very friendly. I think it is a little pricey, $14.00 for Eggs Benedict. I ordered my Hashbrowns crispy and although they were cooked crispy they still seemed a little soggy. Still a nice little place in a great location

Thank apollo1down
New York City, New York
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1,110 reviews
759 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 610 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located front and center on Balboa Island, this is an Orange County hotspot for breakfast! It's an island favorite. Packed and busy on Sundays, you can expect up to an hour wait. Things move fast here, staff moves and keeps things hopping and moving. However surprisingly the place remains friendly and staff keeps up their manners and warm smiles. Staff... More 

Thank James S
Modesto, California
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great Sunday Brunch here at Wilma's. Food was awesome and service great for this old little restaurant. Expect a wait, but worth it! Eggs and Bacon Benedict was outstanding!

Thank Heidi O
Orange County, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to enjoy Wilma's despite their overpriced diner food. And I hate writing negative reviews but I've had too many terrible experiences this past year at Wilma's. I refuse to eat their anymore. For the price, the food should be phenomenal. It is anything but. My latest nightmare experience was breakfast with my boyfriend. I ordered an egg dish... More 

Thank kkathrynfay
Franklin, United States
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165 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place for breakfast. The staff is friendly and responsive. We mentioned that it was cold and they turned down the air conditioning. The food was excellent and the portions generous,although none of us liked the hash browns. It is located in the heart of the Balboa downtown.

Thank David K
Bali, Indonesia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food and great friendly service. It was well worth the three year wait. Bonus tip: counter service was awesome. Had pancakes and eggs with bacon ant hot oatmeal. Yummy. Thanks Balboa Island

Thank onthegofromSFO
Newport Beach, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the place for breakfast in Newport Beach at any time of the year. Located on the Main Street of Balboa Island it is the ultimate friendly spot at any time of day, but, principally breakfast. Particularly recommend the Huevos Rancheros, the very best we have ever experienced.

Thank Patricia H
Sarasota, Florida
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This sweet nostalgic diner-like restaurant serves up large and tasty portions of favorites...from Eggs Benedict to pancakes and omelettes to any burger or sandwich and salads. I had the Fruit Plate for breakfast...order the half size as its huge!

Thank MelindaLee7
Balboa Island, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone was nice including the horribly incompetent staff. The hostess did not even make her presence know. Even today at lunch, they forgot us and we had to go in and remind them. This was for a very expensive dinner and lunch with 12 family members.

Thank Matt B
Riverside, California
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wilma's patio truly is a one-of-a-kind restaurant! The menu is big with breakfast all day and American-style comfort food with large portions. The service here is impeccable!! Your water is always topped off, you don't have to ask for extra napkins, napkins and all staff is on top of it!! The cottage fries are delicious!! My recommendations: The Reuben sandwich... More 

Thank almahaffey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?