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1701 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8718
+1 252-480-0967
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Richmond, Virginia
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in OBX for the weekend and met friends for dinner. They suggested Mama Kwans and were pleasantly surprised. There was about a 45 minute wait but worth it! The fish nachos are a must have! Will be returning at our next visit!!

Thank Sherry B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went looking for a late night meal and a place to watch the Final Game w/NC. This place popped up on goggle for their "Awesome Tacos" so we went, but on this particular night they were trying out a NEW LATE NIGHT Menu with no tacos Lol..No worries, we had their Awesome wings, chicken fingers, and Nachos and DRINKS!... More 

Thank Sophia H
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really good food and service. Lots of cool drinks & got to keep my tiki glass that came with one of the drinks! Fun theme and atmosphere, really friendly and attentive staff.

Thank Allegra C
Raleigh, North Carolina
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We come here with every trip. There is a wait because the fish tacos are that good! And, I have to say again, it's one of the only restaurants I've found where the kids' menu includes real food. (No matter the cuisine, a kid's menu will almost always read: nuggets, chicken fingers, grilled cheese, hot dog. My kid is not... More 

Thank Crystal N
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another visit to Mama Kwan's! It is just as awesome as the time we visited before! The waitstaff is amazing! Friendly, attentive and helpful. Our water glasses were always full and we were never having to look for our waitress. Top notch service! I ordered the fish tacos and a Bushwhacker - my go to meal anytime we visit. Super... More 

Thank ohiochic1998
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and great staff. I loved their garbage plate, fish taco salad and their black bean soup. They have a full bar.

Thank Claudia M
United States
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151 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We come here with another couple for lunch since the food is always good, the service excellent & 'off season' parking is readily available. During the tourist season however, Mama Kwan's can be VERY crowded -- a testament to it's great food, clean dining area and friendly servers. On our most recent visit, we kept it simple, each choosing the... More 

Thank Still-Enjoying-Life
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was fantastic and the service was friendly. Had the world famous fish tacos- I understand why they are world famous- they were some of the best I've had. Mama's pork plate- also great. The kids even enjoyed their kids meals and fancy drinks. Would definitely go back should we return to Obx

1 Thank Cvilletrvlrs
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed dinner here on a Saturday night a few weeks ago. It was crowded but we still were seated right away. The customer service was very good and the food did not disappoint. I ordered the pasta with chicken but it came out without the chicken. The server was extremely apologetic and offered to have the... More 

1 Thank babblinbrunett
Keene Valley, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for lunch on the recommendation of our realtor/friend. It was so good we came back three days later (1 hour drive) for a second lunch. Had fish tacos (blackened) and sesame chicken. The fish tacos were great, but the sesame chicken was stupendous! Service was excellent, and atmosphere very pleasant. We probably will NEVER drive past Mama... More 

1 Thank Bill H

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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, 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
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?