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Mama Kwan's Grill & Tiki Bar

1701 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8718
+1 252-480-0967
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (248 reviews)
“garbage plate” (42 reviews)
“pork plate” (29 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1701 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8718
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The bar area was filled with locals, so I took that to be a good sign! I tried the fish tacos since that was what everyone else seemed to be ordering. They were good. I wish the rice had more flavor, but everything else was...More

Thank Rebekah_M1987
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to Mama Kwan's under the guise of it being an asian/mexican fusion...but I would say most of the fare here is hawaiian/carribean inspired. There were at least 4 things on the menu that I really wanted to try, but I ended up going...More

Thank jrobba
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful place. We would highly recommend it. We had a tuna appetizer that was very tasty. My husband had the tuna plate with seaweed & rice. Very nice seasoned with a Wasabi & red bean paste sauce. I had the tuna sandwich & it was...More

Thank Arla L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've seen a few reviews here complaining about the "lack" of authenticity at Mama Kwans, what's the fuss, etc. This is the "typical" tourist "nose in the air" view of anything like Mama Kwans, which Hawaiian and Polynesian ex-pats would gladly visit for a homey...More

Thank KingGypsy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I read somewhere in the reviews that it wasn't much of a "tiki bar" and if they meant Polynesian, they're right. It's like US-Jamaican. With tiki drinks. Fine by me! The bartender was quick and helpful. My buddy got the queso sticks and liked them,...More

Thank timeinhell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never noticed this place before, but visited at the suggestion of friends. Thank you! This is a small place but the food is wonderful and very reasonably priced. Mama has some unique drinks too that are worth trying. Mama Kwan's is now my second go...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This place is often talked about as the place to go in the OBX. We finally decided to try it during our most recent trip. I'll start this by saying I didn't get what they are "known" for, but even still, when you offer a...More

Thank ThePlacesWeWillGo
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We've been told to try this local favorite for several years and finally gave in. I'm pretty mad at myself for not going before now. To start, they have a great beer selection and fun cocktails with souvenir glasses. We ordered the Blackened Tuna Nachos,...More

Thank Amelia B
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

After a long day of travel to get back to OBX, I went to Mama Kwanzaa to get a good dinner. I was very disappointed after I sat at a bar stool, and already purchased a beer, the bartender informed, and another couple that he...More

3  Thank SeanyO72
Reviewed 1 September 2017

We come here for lunch (usually very shortly after MK's opens at 11:30 am) knowing that the food will be fresh, the service friendly & attentive and the prices are great. HOWEVER, during the summer tourist season & knowing how popular Mama Kwan's is, we...More

Thank Still-Enjoying-Life
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, 有泊車位, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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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