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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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Southern Shores, North Carolina
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Mamas fish tacos are famous for a reason, they're great. Friendly atmosphere and excellent service make this a good dinner spot

Thank brianbollwage
Southern Shores, North Carolina
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170 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As ususal, the food, service and ambience, are Mama's best qualities. As a local, this is one of the best eateries on the Outer Banks. Today, we had fried wontons, coconut fried shrimp and fish tacos. The fried green beans, grilled pineapple, and marinated cukes made the meal. Everything on the menu is excellent, we have had it all. This... More 

Thank john b
Kill Devil Hills, NC
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From a locals point of view, this is a great place to eat...I only wish all those visitors who come to the OBX find somewhere else to eat and leave this spot for the locals...

Thank OBXDude
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cute place with yummy food. I had the Oriental Chicken Salad and my husband had the Company Pasta with Chicken. Both dishes were tasty. Reasonable prices, too.

Thank Kelly S
Townville, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is always excellent (think jumbo crabcakes, grilled pineapple, marinated cucumbers, fish tacos) as is the service! Sometimes, I call in my take-out order for their crab cake sandwich before I get on the Wright Brothers Memorial Bridge; by the time I get to Mama Kwan's, the order is waiting for me. Don't miss the two photo ops: under... More 

Thank chocolvr
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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I own a house in Duck. When we visit, there are only 2 items that have to be accomplished: 1) Surf, 2) eat at Mama Kwans. Hands down, the best fish tacos on the beach. There is no close 2nd. Pork plate and Pad Thai are good too. Really don't know what else is good because I get the fish... More 

Thank tstayin
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Honey jerk wings are delicious! Mama Kwan's was recommended by the hotel we were staying at. The place was packed the first time we tried to go, but it is definitely worth the wait.

Thank angel72
Alexandria, Virginia
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Went here on a weeknight after reading quite a few good reviews about this place. Wasn't too crowded and the setting is nice. A few locals at the bar and some good music playing at a decent volume where you can still have a conversation without having to strain the ears or shout. Our server was a very pleasant and... More 

Thank Markujitsu
North Port, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Fish tacos 👍👍👍 Special shrimp pad thai 👍. Craft beers and ales. Definitely worth the visit and wait.

Thank robert r
Portland, Maine
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Sort of local, fun and friendly. Line of frozen drinks with tourist glasses. Menu is strictly Pub/Seafood, well done for that style but don't expect Polynesian. Nice folks.

Thank MrDWizard

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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, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, 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: +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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?