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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Late Night, 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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  • 12
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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
Oh those fish tacos

I had never had fish tacos in my life but now I'd addicted to Mama Kwan's. I don't order them anywhere else. There was 45 min wait when we went so we sat at the bar. Had good service. Portions are large so it is a good value for the price.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Carrie G
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Newport News, Virginia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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Newport News, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I had never had fish tacos in my life but now I'd addicted to Mama Kwan's. I don't order them anywhere else. There was 45 min wait when we went so we sat at the bar. Had good service. Portions are large so it is a good value for the price.

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Fun decor. Fairly small menu. As other reviewers state their fish taco's are a specialty. Ours were good, but not outstanding. Monster burger, another specialty was also good, but average. Expect to wait a while as there always seems to be a line. Worth a try but don't expect great food. Average prices. It's located on the highway, so no... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We love this place. We spoke to one of the owners, who actually seated us at our table and stopped by to check on how we liked the food. He is very invested in the quality of his restaurant and its success. Our server was also really courteous and friendly. The blackened tuna nachos are delicious. Another plus is that... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This place has that "I feel like I belong" vibe when you revisit. Mix of locals and vacationers. Friendly staff, great food, COLD beer. Start with the ahi tuna appetizer followed by their famous fish tacos. I prefer them blackened.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We've been going to the OBX for YEARS and yet never stopped here, no real reason why, but the food was delicious and PLENTY! We will definitely return.

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is a better than average place to eat. I got the fish tacos that where blacken. I would not get it blackened again because it was too spicy. My wife got the chicken sandwich and it was good.

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We make it a point to stop by mama kwans every time we go to the outer banks. The tuna steak on rice topped with seaweed salad is like a giant sushi roll that melts in your mouth. The Hawaiian iced coffee is also amazing! Staff has always been friendly

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Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We stopped in for a quick bite to eat and glad we did... got the fish tacos and they were delicious! Definitely could have split the meal between two people. Definitely recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

This was a amazing place to eat. I would become a regular of this place if I lived here. The prices can be high but it's worth every penny. The service was outstanding and some of the friendliest I've met. Great suggestions from the server and got all she recommended. We even came home with the Parrot Drink. We will... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

You can always tell where the best restaurants are in any location by the number of locals that frequent the establishment. Mama Kwan's is mostly a local eatery that during the peak season gets a lot of business. The food is always delicious and cooked as it's ordered and never pre-cooked and waiting under a heat lamp or microwaved before... 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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene

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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