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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 2013
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: 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
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you never tried fish tacos, go to Mama Kwan's. I ordered the Mama's World Famous Fish Tacos (it's not tacos but really tortillas) and it was very good but I wish they offered more portion of the fish instead of the cheese. The fish was cut in small chunks and did not flake or fall apart. I wanted to... More

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Vienna, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

My husband's family has been coming to OBX forever and tend to go to the same places (local institutions) so it was nice to try something new. It's not one of those mammoth restaurants that seats hundreds of people and lack good food (Lone Cedar), rather it is more intimate but in a fun way. Great for kids and adults....nice... More

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Fredericksburg, VA
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124 reviews 124 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We started with the fried onion rings as an appetizer. While tasty, they are so crunchy that they're almost too crunchy. We ordered the garbage plates, one plain and one with chicken. They are so tasty that I can't wait to get home and try to duplicate it. Field greens with a little shredded cabbage, delicious marinated cucumbers, a scoop... More

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Yorktown, Virginia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If Mama Kwan's was the only restaurant in the Outer Banks, I'd survive. We don't even need a menu. We order fish tacos all around. . .though my husband occasionally strays to the pork plate. Fish is cooked perfectly, yummy dressing, more than fair portion. We prefer to go in mid-afternoon to beat both the lunch and dinner crowd.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

A friend recommended this place and suggested we try the blackened fish tacos. We did, and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked them, especially considering I'm not a big fan of fish. It turned out to be a very good meal, and the service was excellent.

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Raleigh
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Used the reviews to guide our first visit for a family lunch. It is a Pepsi place which have me some concern but my wife and kids and I all liked our meals. I had the crab cake plate which was very good and my wife had the most popular fish tacos. Food was presented well. We will be back.

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Willow Spring, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Read all the reviews on here before I went and I have to say either we didn't order the right things or our tastes are just different. What brought me here was the Pad Thai shrimp which normally I love. I have had it at numerous locations but here it was lacking. Taste was not on at all. Also expensive... More

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virginia beach va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We have been there a few times now and most recently 3/22/14. Great food and service each time. Dollar value is on point for what you get. Relaxing place to enjoy good food.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We drive down to the Outer Banks at least once a year and this is a must everytime we go!!!!! Our favorites include the Fish Tacos, Teriyaki Beef Wrap and the Jasmine Rice. If you are looking for something different besides all the main stream names, stop here and enjoy!!!!!!!

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Orange, Va
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Had dinner with a party of 21 and everyone love the dinner... I had the Ribeye special and special it was., At first I didn't like the menu ( small ) but don't let that change your mind, everything we had was very good. Will eat there again

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