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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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Imperial Beach, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really nice breakfast - good service, too. Belgian Waffle with sausage a nice touch. But, hey, their entire menu is worthwhile!

Thank realpep
Glendale, Arizona
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hubby and I just landed in Orange County and headed here straight from the airport! We spent 2 years on the Island... so having an early flight to SoCal and hotel room not ready we headed for breakfast to an old familiar place! The service is always great, food is good and gets to the table FAST! Balboa Island is... More 

Thank TheEpicureanQueen
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The service was great but the food was only okay. The Hawaiian burger and the French dip were good but the fish & chips were bland.

Thank Traci W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very good selection of dishes. They offer fresh fruit as 1 of the choices to replace the traditional fries as a side. Everything tasted great. Service was good.

Thank Henry H
Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by for a quick meal before heading out on a whale watching tour and were so pleasantly surprised at how great the food was! My husband said his burger was one of the best he had ever had and my tuna melt was fresh and delicious. If we had been staying in the area longer, we would have... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just as Balboa Island is a great place to spend a day browsing the shops, lunch at Wilma's is a good fit. They have an extensive menu and can cater for big and small groups.

Thank David B
Fair Haven, New Jersey
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197 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While on Balboa Island at breakfast or lunch time, be sure to stop at Wilma's Patio. It is very low key, but the food is very good an plentiful. Don't expect fancy, just very good.

Thank John H
Franklin, United States
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170 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to eat in "downtown" Balboa Island. Never had a disappointing meal there. Friendly staff and good service. Outdoor seating available.

Thank David K
Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After taking the ferry over to Balboa Island, we like to have lunch at this spot. Reasonable prices, good food and lots of choices. A nice atmosphere with friendly staff. And then after lunch, take a walk past all the little shops on Marine Avenue and do some people watching. A nice day trip.

Thank tsadon
Los Angeles
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87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wilma's has been a mainstay on Balboa Island for years, and in all those years, it's always busy whether it's breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. I've been a patron for many years since I grew up spending summers on the island, and over the weekend I visited again.The food has always been okay, nothing outstanding, but it's been a few... More 

Thank KristiMD

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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
Large groups, Dining on a budget, 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?