We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mama Kwan's Grill & Tiki Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
1701 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
252-480-0967
Website
Add hours for Mama Kwan's Grill & Tiki Bar and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, 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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 403 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 210
    Excellent
  • 130
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The Restaurant with The VW Bus Sticking out the side.

Mama Kwan's is a fun spot conveniently located on the 158 bypass.People like it so much that that they have a great following. I used to give a gift certificate to this restaurant to an old friend every Christmas when I lived at OBX.The atmosphere is that of a Tiki Bar on the beach. Fresh... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Aureus999
,
Greensboro, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
Add Photo Write a Review

403 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Greensboro, North Carolina
Level Contributor
19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Mama Kwan's is a fun spot conveniently located on the 158 bypass.People like it so much that that they have a great following. I used to give a gift certificate to this restaurant to an old friend every Christmas when I lived at OBX.The atmosphere is that of a Tiki Bar on the beach. Fresh ingredients! The unsweetened tea is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stuttgart, Germany
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

the food was good, but the service was rather rude. We can't remember who our bartender was, but it was almost like "don't bother me" attitude. Other places with good food and better service.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Covington, Ohio
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Seriously, amazing. The fish taco's are mind-blowing, try them blackened. Delicious. The server's were friendly and accommodating and well deserved their tips!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fairfax, Virginia
Level Contributor
18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

First full day in Nags Head and we were introduced to Mama Kwan's fish tacos by year round resident friends. By the end of the week we had those fish tacos 3 times. There were members of our group that actually wanted to go back one last time. Consensus was those fish tacos were the best meal on the beach.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fleetwood
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Fabulous food and drinks! Gets packed so expect a wait (that's because it's really good). Had the Pad Thai with shrimp, fantastic!! The mango margarita is awesome.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hilliard, Ohio
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We were recently in the outer banks and ate at Mama Kwan's twice on our trip. The service and food was excellent!! We especially like the Pork Dish and Sesame Crusted Chicken - Very Good!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We arrived at the outer banks at 1230pm, tired and hungry. Our regular place was closed and my husband and kids were grouchy. I checked trip advisor and this place was close with glowing reviews. We were told the wait would be 15 minutes but we were seated in less than 5 minutes. The waitress was adorable and very attentive.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Virginia
Level Contributor
48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

One of those hidden gems. Service is excellent, and the food is even better. The staff is so friendly. We noticed that out 3 year old son and a few other kids in the place were all very quiet. Then we realized that one of the waiters had turned on the Disney channel - pretty cool! I love the Pad... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Level Contributor
62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We never come to OBX without also going to Mama Kwan's. Amazing food... everything we have ordered came out fresh and tasty. My favorite is still the tuna nachos but everything is good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Great food and mango margaritas! Got the garbage plate with tuna steak and it was delicious. I had never had tuna steak before and our server suggested I get it done med-well... It was great! Also great prices for the amount of food you get.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Mama Kwan's Grill & Tiki Bar also viewed

Kill Devil Hills, Outer Banks
Kill Devil Hills, Outer Banks
 
Kill Devil Hills, Outer Banks
 

Been to Mama Kwan's Grill & Tiki Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Mama Kwan's Grill & Tiki Bar

Address: 1701 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
Phone Number: 252-480-0967
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kill Devil Hills
Cuisine: American

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Mama Kwan's Grill & Tiki Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?