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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: Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Takeout
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We ate here our first night. Had to wait for a little but it was worth it. The food was delicious and the drinks were frozen! They are family friendly and very pleasant.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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PA
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We ate here our first night. Had to wait for a little but it was worth it. The food was delicious and the drinks were frozen! They are family friendly and very pleasant.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is always the place to stop in on our way home from the southern beaches in OBX. They have great tuna tacos and crab cake sandwich. It is a small place but the service is always excellent!

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Sterling, Virginia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We stop every year and this year had the blackened fish nachos (oh my!)..fish tacos...money bags..all super!!

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Milford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I got the pork plate. It's amazing . Perfect blend of of sweet and spicy. The service was fast and polite. All around a great experience.

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Great Mills, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Best Fish Tacos I've ever had. Get them blackened. Cool Jamaican vibe, without being too hippy. Highly recommended.

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Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We had fish tacos at the bar. Food was great. Our bartender was excellent. She had a full bar, but took care of us as if we were her only customers. I sure wish I had gotten her name,

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Concord, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We visited based on reviews, my pork was very good, my husband's fish tacos were good but over seasoned. We had the parrot head drink which was good but not very strong for the price even though it included a souvenir mug. Overall it was an enjoyable meal but it's not going to be a place that I will likely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

After reading some great reviews, we chose Mama Kwan's for the family dinner and it totally lived up to the reviews. My wife ordered the blackened fish tacos and i ordered the grilled chicken penne pasta. the waitress suggested the a craft beer out of Virginia which was awesome. I would definitely go back.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Every year we make sure we eat here. The blackened Mahi fish tacos are worth the drive from pretty much anywhere. The tiki bar atmosphere really puts me in that island time mood. They have a fantastic seared tuna appetizer that really impresses. There are several other plates that are great like the jerk chicken tacos, and the garbage plate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Recommended to us by locals and did not disappoint. Food was fantastic with an interesting atmosphere.

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Additional Information about Mama Kwan's Grill & Tiki Bar

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

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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: Bar scene, Families with children, 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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