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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
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Our favorite restaurant and a never miss when in the OBX. Fresh, unique, super service and a must. We have eaten at Mama Kwan's for many years and a hundred times and always make sure we take friend and family. Whether you're vegetarian, want a fabulous burger or a wrap, you won't be disappointed. This is our go-to dining, lunch... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Some of the restaurants we've visited in Kill Devil Hills and other nearby OBX towns have been disappointing. We remembered from an earlier visit that we LOVED Mexicali Brewz's fish tacos, but found that unfortunately, it had closed permanently. Apparently, Mama Kwan's is run by the same folks. We went by tonight and hubby and I both enjoyed excellent fish... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Went with a party of six during lunch. Everyone raced about their food. Asian with a Hawaiian flare is the only way I can describe it and it was amazing. We will be going back again this trip. Their chicken sandwich blackened was simply perfect.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Best fish tacos on the beach!! Didn't order blackened! Service good and attractive tiki hut atmosphere. Always look forward to a visit here when on Outer Banks! Never had a friend that didn't love this place!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We came in on a Tuesday night at 6:00, expecting some wait. We were told 20 minutes, but for some reason, the similar sized parties walking on behind us were told 10 minutes. After a good 20, we were called inside by the hostess, who then turned her back to us as we walked in. Patient and smiling, we waited... More

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Westchester, NY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Went a few times cause the kids begged. Food great and different...chicken with pineapple (lol) but my kids loved it...Grown ups loved it too.

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Richmond
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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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246 reviews 246 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
264 helpful votes 264 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

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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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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