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Mama Kwan's Grill & Tiki Bar

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1701 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
252-480-0967
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Description: We have been serving the Outer Banks, NC for the past 10 years, with our...
We have been serving the Outer Banks, NC for the past 10 years, with our very own twist on food from around the world – and around the block.Our local seafood menu is designed to cover all types of tastes, so even the pickiest member of your party will find something they enjoy.We’re a laid back, fun and offer a casual dining experience for the entire family. We offer a kids menu, so everyone will find their happy place.We laugh a lot and smile because we enjoy what we do here. We hope you enjoy your time here at our local OBX bar and grill, and on vacation at the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
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Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Local cuisine

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  • 183
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  • 121
    Very good
  • 41
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  • 12
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Mama Kwans

Been going to this place many years and the food is always consistently GOOD and at a reasonable price. My recommendation is the fish tacos. "Come as you are" is the best part....I like the fact I can get what I consider gourmet food without having to get dressed up.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
rbac1025
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Colonial Heights, Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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364 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Colonial Heights, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Been going to this place many years and the food is always consistently GOOD and at a reasonable price. My recommendation is the fish tacos. "Come as you are" is the best part....I like the fact I can get what I consider gourmet food without having to get dressed up.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I only live about 45 minutes away from the OBX and I eat here every chance I get. The blackened tuna nachos are my favorite thing on the menu. The fish tacos are also really good. Staff is great and the drinks are yummy too. During the summer there is always live music or a DJ.

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Vilas, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I come here once a year with my girlfriends and we always have a blast. Pretty sure I've collected all the specialty glasses! It's a place we all look forward to visiting, whether we are at the bar or ordering food. Can't wait to come back next weekend!

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This place was okay. Food was decent, but the service sucked! I understand its a popular place to eat but that doesn't mean to leave your guest stranded without any menus or drinks or anything. Great atmosphere though.

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Bryan, Ohio
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The first night of our week long stay in Kill Devil Hills, we decided to stop in for a drink to celebrate our arrival. We were attracted to the establishment because of the unique appearance of the exterior, which appreared to be quite inviting. WRONG!! As soon as we entered, we were apporoached by a friendly waitress eager to seat... More 

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MamaKwans, Owner at Mama Kwan's Grill & Tiki Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your post about Mama Kwan’s. I am one of the two owners and I am extremely disappointed in the way my bartender dealt with you that evening. Please accept my sincere apology for your experience and trust me when I say, I care about my guests and how they are treated in my place of business. People... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We have eaten here several times for lunch and once for dinner. Food is always good, and we particularly like the coconut shrimp. The restaurant is usually busy at lunch, even in off-season because locals like it. Service is good, prices mid-range.

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Athens, Georgia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Went to Mama Kwan's grill with a family of four, we all liked the place and the food. Their fish tacos are very good, the service is good. There might a bit of waiting, as it can get crowded (probably because of Trip Advisor reviews like this one!) but I would stop by again if travelling in the area.

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We ended up getting take-out because it got too late for us to want to sit-down somewhere. The food was ready in 15 min! The portions were nice and fulling, and the food was surprisingly healthy (not too much dressing and sauces). Also, from what I heard this place is open late, so if you are traveling back from a... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

My daughter said she didn't like fish until she had the blackened fish tacos! Really tasty. Shrimp pad thai was tasty too. Huge portions. Good service and quaint, but fun atmosphere. I would definitely go back!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Love the food at Mama Kwan's. However called for 2 dinners to be picked up and was told call back in 30 minutes we are not doing take out right now. Maybe they were so busy they had to do that. Just know that 30 minutes later we eating another restaurants food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1701 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kill Devil Hills
  • Phone Number: 252-480-0967

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine

Description

We have been serving the Outer Banks, NC for the past 10 years, with our very own twist on food from around the world – and around the block.Our local seafood menu is designed to cover all types of tastes, so even the pickiest member of your party will find something they enjoy.We’re a laid back, fun and offer a casual dining experience for the entire family. We offer a kids menu, so everyone will find their happy place.We laugh a lot and smile because we enjoy what we do here. We hope you enjoy your time here at our local OBX bar and grill, and on vacation at the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?