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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Late Night

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    Very good
  • 38
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  • 10
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Never disappoints

Great lunch, try "garbage plate" - different vegetable, you can also add blackened tuna on top. Bar drinks ok.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Anastasia A
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Kitty Hawk, NC
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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349 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Kitty Hawk, NC
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great lunch, try "garbage plate" - different vegetable, you can also add blackened tuna on top. Bar drinks ok.

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fort myers fl
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I did not believe in fish taco till i eat them at mama's. Be sure to ask for the wasabi aioli. Its all good at Mama Kawns .

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Lynchburg, VA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

According to my friends, the fish taco is not something new or uncommon. However, I had never had one and frankly it didn't good. I love fish, and I love tacos, but the two simply didn't seem to be the great product of two separate foods. I love fruit and I love cake, but I hate fruit cake, so you... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Fun place with a tiki hut theme. I had the fish tacos which were awesome! The tuna was very flavorful and spiced just right. I also had sautéed mixed vegetables which were great! Good service too. I would definitely go back there!

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Danville, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The restaurant atmosphere was non existent. More like a bar. The food was ok but a bit pricey. Not on my priority list to go back.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We have to hit here on our visits to OBX for the fish tacos and the money bags. Very fun atmosphere and reasonable

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Colonial Heights, Virginia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Dec 27, 2014 Dinner here on a Saturday evening. Lots of customers, even though it was 2 days after Christmas. Cuisine is a spin on Asian with dishes of seafood, pork and other meats, as well as vegetarian choices. Pleasant casual décor. All three of us enjoyed our widely differing meals. Prices were moderate, typical of most eat-in restaurants on... More 

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South Riding, Virginia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A friend has always proclaimed Mama Kwan's to be her favorite place to eat in OBX. I had never been until last weekend. They were pretty crowded (off season, limited choices) but the service was very good. Our waitress was quick with our drinks, someone came and refilled when needed. Food was good - I had the Famous Fish Tacos... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Great food and atmosphere, always a for sure visit when we are in the area! Great island vibe. Fish tacos are the best!

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Yorktown, VA
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183 reviews 183 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We love this place but it gets busy, so we have started getting takeout on new years eve every year. Our favorite thing to order is the Hawaaian pork which is so delicious and I would highly recommend it as well as the thai money bags. The garbage plate is also very good. If you want to dine in get... More 

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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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