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Wilma's Patio

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203 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1203
+1 949-675-5542
07:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The atmosphere and service are very nice, however, the food was subpar. I am not sure if it was the food that I ordered, but immediately afterwards, I felt like I was going to throw up. The places around it are very nice and even the restaurant itself is visually appealing. However, I did not enjoy the food at all... More 

Thank Nibbler_88
Orlando, Florida
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While biking around Balboa, stopped for a bite at Wilma's. Must do place really. I am in the hospitality business and this spot checked off everything. Servers were polite and quick. Management greeted us and even offered advice towards other sites to take in. Nothing is cheap in California when dining out. Wilma's was the best combination of great food... More 

Thank kevinkpic
Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
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249 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the ferry over from Newport Beach for breakfast. This building has character from the outside to the inside. Smack dab on the street with all the boutique shops. Popular place. There was a long line out the door but worth the wait. We were seated at a table in front of a fireplace. Loved all the artwork. Our... More 

Thank joyceTL4
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had breakfast at Wilma's 4 times during my 7 days stay in Newport beach. Everyday the breakfast was better than the day before. Their coffee is perfectly right! I tried their pancakes, English muffins, corn bread, eggs Benedict, Mexican eggs, hash browns, turkey sausage, sunny side up eggs, and scrambled eggs. Everything was perfect, except for the scrambled eggs,... More 

Thank Omar-ALZaid
Yarmouth, Canada
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great lunch we had today at this friendly restaurant on Balboa Island. Great food and staff made our lunch extra special. Reasonable price and great menu.

Thank susanbain4
North Dakota
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148 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite places to visit for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Once you find a parking place (which is a challenge) you will be right at home in this restaurant. It's unassuming, friendly, clean and has very well prepared dishes. There are many Mexican inspired dishes interspersed with typical American ones. The cooking tends to be carefully... More 

Thank SunshineCheyenne
Naperville, Illinois
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love to visit Wilma's Cafe when we are vacationing in southern California. Today's delicious lunch included lobster bisque and balsamic blue cheese salad. I highly recommend both!

Thank nanhbh
Ottawa, Canada
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106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a number of meals at this very nice restaurant. The staff are outstanding friendly and professional. All meals, individually or shared were well prepared and served with high attention. Sunday Brunch, after attending church was very busy but worth while the wait. Thank you to the good folks at Wilma's Patio.

Thank Otto H
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three of us had lunch at Wilma's Patio Feb 11, 2017. If you plan to eat a Wilma's disrgard the sign saying to use the Fire Station's bathroom acrosss the street. They do this to route people they do not want to use their bathrooms based on whether they appear to intend to eat at Wilma's or if they do... More 

Thank EADTexas
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

The place is good and the food is good as well... but ohhh boy dont get me started on the service 2 more minutes for my plate to be served in our table and my eggs would be cold, we were waiting 45 min for breakfast. For people that are on the go like me that is a lot of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
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: +1 949-675-5542

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