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Mama Kwan's Grill & Tiki Bar

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1701 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8718
+1 252-480-0967
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Alexandria, Virginia
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on a weeknight after reading quite a few good reviews about this place. Wasn't too crowded and the setting is nice. A few locals at the bar and some good music playing at a decent volume where you can still have a conversation without having to strain the ears or shout. Our server was a very pleasant and... More 

Thank Markujitsu
North Port, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fish tacos 👍👍👍 Special shrimp pad thai 👍. Craft beers and ales. Definitely worth the visit and wait.

Thank robert r
Portland, Maine
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sort of local, fun and friendly. Line of frozen drinks with tourist glasses. Menu is strictly Pub/Seafood, well done for that style but don't expect Polynesian. Nice folks.

Thank MrDWizard
Forest City, North Carolina
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended by local folk. Try the fish tacos or nachos...you will not be disappointed. I would go back again.

Thank Kim Y
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

This was a good spot for a rainy-day lunch. Though there is not a ton of seating in the small high-way-side restaurant, we were seated pretty quickly. The menu has quality Caribbean/seafood/latin-type dishes. Everyone left satisfied!

Thank Matt8495
south jersey
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Got over here for lunch finally for the fish tacos !Well worth it .... had them blackened , simple , good dish . Beef teriyaki burrito was a great left over from my wife ! Good spot, beers on tap !

Thank zapperu
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch and it was packed! The food was great. Definitely get the fish tacos blackened. My husband had the crab cake. It had lumped crab meat and was one of the better crab cakes around.

Thank Ashley B
South Riding, Virginia
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173 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

45 minute wait in mid-November but it was worth it. Took two friends here. I've been here twice but it was their first time. They both really enjoyed their meals. The service was fine and friendly. I had the "Garbage Plate." It's got so many different flavors going on - it really wakes you mouth!

Thank TKrobath
Suffolk, Virginia
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Love the coconut shrimp with yummy dipping sauce, fried green beans and coconut rice! Good bar as well!

Thank Kim23434
Bryans Road, Maryland
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128 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

The menu had a lot to offer to include tuna nachos which were simply awesome. We ended up getting the grilled tuna sandwich with fries and a small side salad. The tuna was slightly overcooked but had a good flavor. This is a simple place with lots to offer, the mixed drinks are large and strong. No draft beer here... More 

Thank Jeff K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1701 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8718
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kill Devil Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 252-480-0967
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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