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Mama Kwan's Grill & Tiki Bar

American, Bar, Gluten Free, Caribbean, Pacific Rim, Jamaican
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1701 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
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Huntington, West Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic waitress. Fish and Jamaican jerk Tacos were delicious. Wait staff busts their tales and friendly. Service was prompt and efficient. Great atmosphere and ambiance perfect for beach. Will come back again!

Thank Aaron M
Medford, nj
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a very good dinner here. Restaurant is on the small side, so get there early if you don't want to wait. They offer many drinks in cute cups that you can take home. My girls had the "shark attack," which is a Shirley temple with a plastic shark on the straw.

Thank Mknj77
Prince George, Virginia, United States
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved Mama Kwan's! Sat at the bar, had a great bartender. The fish taco's are delicious and I have been craving Jasmine rice since I left last week! Yummy!!!!!! I will definitely be going back the next time I am in the OBX.

Thank KTHarrison
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We always eat at Mama Kwan's at least once when we come to OBX. The fish tacos are so delicious! Definitely spend the extra 99¢ and get them blackened. Sometimes there is a long wait, the restaurant is small and can get crowded, and we've had some servers much better than others over the years, but it is definitely worth... More 

Thank boombostic
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised with this place. The service was outstanding and my boys loved the "special" drinks just for kids. The jerk chicken tacos were delish and the shrimp and grits were full of flavor.

Thank sabergirl511
Charlottesville, Virginia
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Came in for a family meal and we were seated within an hour (not too bad in season). I was really disappointed that they had jerk chicken tacos, but no jerk chicken meal- I don't really like the "taco" for dinner and I really wanted meat so I settled on a burger. It was pretty good, but the fries served... More 

Thank pugmug1
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived shortly before 5pm and beat the dinner crowd. All of our entrees were delicious! My husband ordered the fish tacos which were reviewed in a local paper. He cleaned his plate! I ordered a garbage plate with tuna which was a sampling of different entrees. It was also delicious! The restaurant is family friendly with many choices for... More 

Thank CathyB-So-Md
Washington DC
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96 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sat at the bar the first time and the food and bar tender were so great we came back. Had the fish tacos and Hawaiian pork--best fish tacos on OBX--and the Hawaiian pork was better than some NC BBQ we had. Really tasty and fresh food. Drink menu is quite extensive with all your faves for a tiki bar, including... More 

Thank travel-crab
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I only have two words for Mama Kwan's FISH TACOS!!!!!! You don't need to know anything else! Ok this thing says I need to add more so I'll just say FISH TACOS!!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Mama Kwans for the first time last year and couldn't wait to go back. Good service, delicious food. Hubby got the stir fry steak and shrimp special and I got the coconut shrimp as did one of my children - all delicious. My youngest ordered off of the kids menu and my oldest got the Jerk Chicken tacos... More 

Thank Kristina S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Gluten Free, Caribbean, Pacific Rim, Jamaican
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?