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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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Forest City, North Carolina
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 6 days ago NEW 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 2 weeks ago 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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172 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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123 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted a salad and my husband wanted comfort food. This place worked. The chicken special filled his request and the oriental salad was fresh and loaded with taste. Good service.

Thank teacherladyMaryland
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I visit the Outer Banks several times a year and always look forward to Mama Kwan's opening for the season. They have a wonderful atmosphere and the food is delicious! Like most places at the OBX it can be a little crowded during tourist season but it's worth the wait. Everything is fresh and the people are extremely friendly.

Thank NikkiLoy90
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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115 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Mama Kwan's has a little niche market. Their menu is fairly unique and what they serve is very tasty. I have three favorites: The Tuna Bit Nachos - the lime yogurt sauce couldn't be better! Ask for two containers of the sauce...the serving is very large. You will need it. The fish tacos are tasty! Finally, for those who are... More 

Thank Lucysfriend

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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