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Mama Kwan's Grill & Tiki Bar

1701 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
252-480-0967
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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 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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English first
Richmond
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Wonderful pork plate, great tuna, and good kids menu. This is my 4th time here and always great. Service is quick and friendly. Much better than Outer Banks Brewing Co. for the food, service, and value.

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New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

We go to the Outer Banks on average 2 times each year to visit family and, of course, the beach. Mama Kwan's is the one restaurant that we MUST go to each and every time we are in the area. We are an eclectic group...vegetarian, pescetarian, carnivore, picky, etc....and this is the favorite restaurant of everyone in our family. Service... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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240 reviews 240 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
263 helpful votes 263 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Stopped in about 5pm, just ahead of the dinner crush as this is a popular place. Fun decor, friendly service. We had the fish tacos and the ahi sandwich. Both were very good. Prices were good for the tasty food. Personally we liked the fish tacos from Food Dude's better, but these were good. We'd recommend and would return.

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Towson, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Definitely get the fish tacos! They are delicious and a great combination of flavors. Love the jasmine rice, cabbage and sauce that go with the Mahi mahi. Good service and the place is always packed...a good sign!

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Prince George, Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Mama Kwan's has been a family favorite over the years. Everyone always orders the marinated pork dish and invariably always clean their plates.I ordered the tuna taco this time. It was rather bland and lacked flavor. The restaurant is usually busy during prime dining time, but that is obviously related to the caliber of restaurant it is. Service this time... More

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Smithfield, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Came in after a long day on the beach. Bartender was friendly and the beers were cold. Off handedly we asked when they would have the duck tacos again on special. As we're two hours away we thought we could plan a trip just for them. Five minutes later the cook changed the dinner special to duck tacos and they... More

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Weston, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Stopped here for lunch when we couldn't find a place to park at our first choice. This is our new first choice. Seaweed salad was excellent and not seen on many other menus. Tuna wrap was full and tasty. Waitress was attentive and friendly. We'll be back.

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Southampton, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

We have stopped the last 3 years for lunch on Saturday on the way to the beach house. Food is great and atmosphere is fun and beachy. The menu is simple, but enough selection for the whole family.

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Midlothian, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We have to visit Mama Kwan's every time we're at the Outer Banks. My favorite is the blackened fish tacos, extra lime sour cream and hold the tortilla shells. My husband's is the tuna wrap. It's a fun atmosphere with delicious food.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The menu sounds great, but it's not. Starting with the margarita that was a slushy with no tequila, moving on to the tasteless fish tacos, finishing with the whopping tab for a very blah meal, we would much rather have picked up a pizza at Cosmos and made our own drinks. Not sure why there are rave reviews of this... More

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