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Mama Kwan's Grill & Tiki Bar

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1701 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8718
252-480-0967
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Stafford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Everytime we visit the Outer Banks the wife insists we stop for the blackened fish tacos. They are amazing as is the rest of the menu. Very friendly and upbeat staff. We always have a good time when we stop in!

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Thank Ryan R
Pocono Mountains Region, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great find for a light yet filling dinner. Friends recommended for lunch and had burgers, yet when I saw the menu, seemed to be much for Hawaiian than American and dinner vs lunch. Glad I did. Just don't go the Friday night of Saturday to Saturday rentals... Packed. Tiny place though with cute Hawaiian decor. And if you aren't heading... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've eaten here 3-4 times now and love to come here for lunch. Good food but not so heavy that I can't go out for a big dinner later if I want. First few times I got the fish tacos at my daughter's recommendation...that was a good tip as they were very tasty...love the creamy lime dressing! This last time... More 

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Thank Nancy T
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed the place! The staff was TOP NOTCH! Our waiter Jay took our orders without taking notes, and the rest of the wait staff made sure we were always happy and our glasses filled. We split a "gotta try this" appetizer of queso cheese sticks. Not a lot for the cost, but they were phenomenal and garnished nicely.... More 

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Thank Ashley R
Kill Devil Hills NC
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favorite go to salads! I special order without wontons and switch the Asian dressing out for Honey Mustard- they know me when I call in with this order. Everyone is customer service oriented here! Love the atmosphere, food, owners and the Mama staff. A lot of them have been here for years which tells you... More 

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Thank obxkp
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A local friend recommended this place for its fish tacos and they did not disappoint! Really good tacos! Nice informal vibe and good service.

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Thank nccarioca
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went out for dinner and sat at the bar. Was not a very busy night' however the bartender was not very attentive and rather talked to his friend sitting at the bar. I ordered the fish tacos. Fish was dry and not seasoned. Very bland.

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Thank Margaret K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the OBX for vacation and meeting with friends coming in from Norfolk for dinner. They suggested Mama Kwan's. Pulling up to the restaurant I definitely was not expecting much. However they seem to be doing everything right here..I got the shrimp and grits seriously some of the best I have ever had..and my husband had the fish... More 

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Thank Allison E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delicious lunch here. The food came out fast, it was delicious, and we really appreciated all the vegan and gluten free options. We'll definitely come back.

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Thank Isaac M
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After hearing rave reviews about the fish tacos, we couldn't wait to taste them. Underwhelming to say the least; basically a tortilla with cabbage, mayo and fish. No seasoning, no color (tomatoes, salsa/relish). Assume the popularity derives from the cheap price??

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Thank Mary D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pacific Rim, Jamaican, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine
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: 252-480-0967
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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