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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (265 reviews)
“garbage plate” (41 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 2 days ago via mobile

We always look forward to blackened fish tacos at Mama Leans. They never disappoint. Kids were happy with grilled chicken and the amazing teriyaki sauce, and the teenager lives his monster burger!

Thank jessy0780
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We arrived at its opening and others joined quickly. After an appetizer of chips and salsa, we dug into our entrees. My wife ordered the pork plate. She said it was the best she had ever tasted. Marinated for two days and grilled with rice...More

Thank Stan M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very small restaurant, a little run down but carribean style with vibrant bring colored decor. Menu offers good food, very reasonably priced. Fish Tacos and "moneybags" are probably their best sellers and for good reason. Our wail was less than we were told and our...More

Thank MarciaBryant
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family has been coming to the OBX for nearly 20 years and Mama Kwan's is a mainstay of our beach trips. No visit would be complete without fish tacos and a new Mama Kwan's plastic cup (we use them all year). The tiny restaurant...More

Thank kbdelapaz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a great restaurant,Carribean style menu.great service.It was very busy but everyone was on point.what a treat.Great specials.

Thank jmz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff could be more efficient particularly at the bar. We had to wait as it was so busy which says it's a good restaurant but although there was no queue for drinks at the bar it took quite awhile to get served. We ate at...More

Thank Megavin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here for the first time tonight. Our food was phenomenal and the service was great!! My husband and I had the fish tacos which were delicious. I have celiac so they substituted the flour tortillas for corn chips which was perfect. My...More

Thank Jessf1223
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has a great menu and the food is fresh and good. My brother is local and it is his favorite place to go for lunch. Try the money bags and the tuna tataki. The service is friendly and prompt. The drinks look good...More

Thank glittertravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First let me say that the fish tacos are the best around. You can not get a better fish taco. Also the tuna nachos were great. The best part about the restaurant is the fun drinks. The kids really enjoyed getting the mustache drinks and...More

Thank ThisisBox
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading reviews we decided to have dinner at the restaurant. Put our names down for a party of seven with a high chair . Were told we had to wait outside in the rain with a sleeping one year old in our arms. Needless...More

Thank Kmbrock976
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Bar Scene, Kids, 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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