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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, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tuna Nachos!!!

We always make time to stop her when we visit the outer banks. A couple of cocktails in the monkey cups (that you can take home) and an order on tuna nachos and we are ready to take on a beach day!!! laid back atmosphere for sure so don't expect anything fancy but you can sit at the bar and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
JeremyO557
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was similar to airplane food, the bartender ignored us when we asked for a refill on our drink, pure laziness, he preferred the customers who were drinking beer. The atmosphere looks like a college tiki bar. Will not return

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Thank Leslie G
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always make time to stop her when we visit the outer banks. A couple of cocktails in the monkey cups (that you can take home) and an order on tuna nachos and we are ready to take on a beach day!!! laid back atmosphere for sure so don't expect anything fancy but you can sit at the bar and... More 

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Thank JeremyO557
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go here often when in the area. It's super busy in summer, but worth the wait. I always order the fish tacos (not blackened). Consistently good each and every time.

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Thank Shabbysign03
Frankfort, ky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and eat here with family every time we visit the OBX. It is a favorite place to find delicious food. They prepare unique dishes and a good variety. We enjoy local seafood dishes.

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Thank Jane B
Timberlake, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A local recommended this little place and I'm glad they did. Great food. Wait staff was very friendly. Very cold outside but this place had a cozy, inviting atmosphere. Great place to catch the game. We will most definitely be returning.

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Thank Brock K
Norton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Little gem of a spot. Great food and good prices. You know its a good spot when the place is full all the time. Its worth the wait for a table. Staff is awesome. Don't miss this place

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently spent two weeks in the Outer Banks. We visited here for Lunch, and ended up going back 3 more times for lunch and dinner. The food is great, the atmosphere is fun, the bar is very cozy, and the waitstaff are superb. For a casual place for a meal or a drink, this is one of the best.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Got a tip on this place from my sons friend who used to live in Nags Head. This place serves some very good food! Hawaiian style a lot of it. Felt like I was back in Maui at a little place on the beach. Fish tacos blackened. Can't go wrong.

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Thank Justmy2centz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

I had the best beef chili today! It was spicy like I was told it would be. The flavor was unique and the beef was very tender. And I had the Hawaiian iced coffee which was good as well! I had the tuna nachos that was tasty as well! Big portions and affordable prices! Loved the ambience! There are so... More 

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Thank Seinfe
North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Very cool establishment starting with its unique name "Mama Kwan's" which doesn't seem to fit with the place to the bold, graphic designs on the walls, this small bar/restaurant offers unique, delicious food, drink and excellent service. All ages, all types of people in here, too, which makes it feel relaxed and comfortable. Fish tacos are a popular item on... 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, Asian

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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