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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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108 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a cute little café on Balboa Island. The Decour could certainly use some updating but in the end that's not what matters. The food and service are great. They make you feel like family. The best seats are on the patio out front. We ordered the French onion soup which was great as well as the small plate... More 

Thank boots279
Santa Clarita, California
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170 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Only a few "locals" know this used to be the Jolly Roger Restaurant. I worked here, as Dishwasher, Busboy, Soda Fountain, and adjoining "Jolly Taco Shop." This is a great place to check out, as you walk down the Main Street of Balboa Island...

Thank Kent S
County Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited Wilma's on three occasions last week. Each time the food was great. The staff were very friendly and the setting is great on Marine Drive. I went for the small plate dinner on 2 occasions and had the full size on the last. You need to be really hungry to do justice to the full plate! Boisonberry pie... More 

Thank Padel C
Newport Beach, California
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46 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a nice place to take an extended family for brunch, or even for a couple to relax. It's bright, open, a diverse menu, and has reasonable prices.

Thank 205sr
San Dimas, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a busy place but the service is great. Coffee is hot and you do not have to wait for it! Food is tasty and atmosphere is relaxed. Lots of great shops available to peruse if there is a wait!

Thank 520Crystal
Maisons-Laffitte, France
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff and amazing food. We are French and Wilma's is for us the archetypal great American breakfast place. Wilma (the boss!) is especially welcoming.

Thank sfrank1967
Brea, California
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

came for lunch after a trip on a boat. no access so it was way to warm inside, service wasn't on point but the food was very good.

Thank Carrie V
Thousand Oaks, California
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wilma's is a landmark in New Port Beach. The menu is extensive and varied. Servings are very generous and the service is good. We have visited for lunch and dinner and especially like the chicken served at dinner only and the prime rib dip. Salads and sides are fresh and as with other items made with quality ingredients.

Thank Ann H
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have enjoyed Wilma's over many visits. It is easy to fit our family - we had 9 this trip, everyone can find something they enjoy on the menu - American faire, they have good weekly specials. They have a large room with ocean and sea life murals that my toddler granddaughter calls the "beach room". Friendly helpful staff. Very... More 

Thank LuluGrace8
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went as a family with two adult daughters. The breakfasts were huge and delicious.Waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon and unlimited coffee and iced tea. As we were there for brunch we were given a sample of their soup which also tasted good. Friendly and efficient staff. Next time I must try a mimosa.

Thank HJF0324

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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
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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?