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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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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (268 reviews)
“garbage plate” (42 reviews)
“pork plate” (30 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1701 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8718
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1 - 10 of 702 reviews

Reviewed 3 days 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 5 days 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 weeks ago 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

2  Thank SeanyO72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Do not dine here unless you want your children called names. Our server, Jeffery did not write anything down. When HE got the order wrong, it became our son's fault and he was called a ridiculous name. Unbelievable!!! I will NEVER eat here again. It...More

3  Thank MotleyAshleyLynne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked into the restaraunt for a party of three. We were told that there was a 30 minute wait. When we asked why since there were open tables, we were told there was a party of 9, 5, and 4 to be seated before us....More

4  Thank Luke R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, great food, great drinks! The staff are very accommodating. We ordered 3 drinks, and two of them came with glasses we could take home.

1  Thank Coral D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small place. Great to go early. Loved the purse as everyone mentioned. My husband had the jerk chicken tacos and loved them. I had coconut shrimp which were very good. Unique flavors all around. Service was terrific. Food arrived promptly and hot.

1  Thank Angela N
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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, 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
Description
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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