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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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, American
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun frozen drinks and souvenir cups. Happy to find a kids menu with grilled chicken, jasmine rice and pineapple. Salted tortilla chips are worth buying the chips and salsa!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have the people giving this place great reviews ever had fish tacos before or did they just get out of prison? Because hands down these r the worst ones I’ve ever had and I’ve had plenty. They don’t even bother to make them. You get...the soft taco shells in foil. A plate with shredded lettuce and shredded cheese and scallions plus white rice like they went to food Lion and bought packages of this stuff and dumped it on the plate. The fish smelled like cat food and tasted awful literally no flavor. Like it was old fish. And ranch dressing for dip on the side lmao. Seriously it’s like they r trying to win a worlds worst taco contest. A local up at Corolla said this place is “disgusting” when we mentioned having eaten there. Just go to McDonald’s it’s less gross.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great tacos, pork plate and Hawaiian iced coffee! Very friendly service! We will be back next time we’re in the OBX.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very colorful Pan- Asian Tiki Bar & Grill shack that you can’t miss in Kill Devil Hills. They stay busy “all day,” so take your chances on getting a table inside or outside. Only the bar seats were available when we arrived mid- afternoon!...So glad that we decided to sit at the bar. The waitress/bartender were such fun to talk to and watch them mix drinks. The girl’s last name was Daley but sorry to say, can’t remember the gentleman’s. Both were personable, courteous, and accommodating. Full bar with awesome drinks, some includes a gift glass. The food is a little pricey. I got the garbage plate and those cucumbers are to die for! We split an order of onion rings and their crispy batter was spot-on! The only down side to this restaurant is that they desperately need to hire more cooks. Takes too long to be served. Food was good, but when it’s already mid-afternoon and you’ve just spent a day of breathing in all that sunshine and salt air, you’re starving-marvin! We had a great time eating at Mama Kwan’s!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 28, 2021

The food was delicious! I didn’t realize just how amazing fried green beans could be! Quick and courteous service! A must do!!!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 19, 2021

Good reviews made us go here. We're not people who generally wait long periods of time for our food but since so many restaurants let you sign in and then call you it's made it tolerable. Mama Kwan's was like that, when we checked in...we were told it would be an hour to an hour and a half. Being somewhat familiar with the restaurant industry I expected a wait of less than an hour. One hour and 20 minutes later we were seated. I got the blackened mahi mahi tacos and the wife got the blackened mahi salad; both were fantastic and worth the wait. Neither of us thought we actually had mahi mahi though but they way it tasted we didn't care, it could've been shoe leather and we'd eat it; it was that good. The wife insisted we go back the next day which, if you knew the wife, says all you need to know. We will definitely be going back.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 9, 2021 via mobile

Family beach day... best day ever says my 6 y/o. We had the mamas pork, fish tacos, monster burger, and the food was splendid. Customer service is top shelf. Thank you for the beers. They were perfect. We really love this place.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 8, 2021 via mobile

Chicken tacos were great! fried green beans are great! Everything looks and tastes so fresh!! We were able to eat outside and bring our dog.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 31, 2021 via mobile

The drinks were awesome! Especially enjoyed the Loco Louie. Everything was delicious. We loved the butter rum rice, the coconut shrimp with grilled pineapple and fried green beans. We ran out of time to get a second meal, but we hope to go back next...trip!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed November 17, 2020

Been there several times. It's a small place and usually a wait but well worth it. Probably not a good choice for large groups during prime dinner hours. Pork Wontons are small but big in flavor. Wings are excellent. Fish tacos are decent but sometimes...a bit dry. Pork Plate is simply amazing. Small but nice selection of local brews. Staff was friendly.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mama Kwan's Tiki Bar & Grill

Yes, Mama Kwan's Tiki Bar & Grill offers takeout services.

Yes, Mama Kwan's Tiki Bar & Grill offers delivery services.

Mama Kwan's Tiki Bar & Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4