If you find yourself on Balboa Island, as we frequently do, you must stop in at our favorite eatery, Wilma's Patio, right on Marine Avenue. If the owner, Sheri, is there, make sure to say hello. Wilma was Sheri's mom,
and now Sheri runs Wilma's. Needless to say, she's doing a fabulous job. The small patio is perfect for a nice sunny day on the island and your pooch will like it too! Service is so polite and friendly, that you'll feel like a local in no time.
Now here is the hard part...ordering. Everything on the menu is good so try to find what you're really in the mood for. We love breakfast, but we equally love lunch here. For breakfast, we love the pancakes, waffles, and French
toast. They all come with syrup and whipped butter and are homemade and delicious! The Mexican egg dishes are creative and filling too. We especially love the Eggs Benedict with ham. For lunch we always get the meatloaf sandwich which I have dubbed, "the best
in the west!" It's made with Wilma's own recipe and served warm on Parmesan grilled sourdough with lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise. The bread alone is so good that I could eat an entire loaf. The cottage fries are terrific too. I also love the burgers here.
The bacon cheddar with strips of thick-sliced bacon and thousand island is awesome. My husband loves the prime rib dip and the hearty onion soup. You'll be hard pressed to find a better menu on the island. We love you Wilma's!
Wilma's Patio 203 Marine Avenue Newport Beach (949)675-5542