Mama Kwans

Categories: Sports Bar, Seafood, Roadside Grill, Family Restaurant

Contact Information

1701 S Croatan Hwy
Milepost 9.5
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Phone: 252-441-7889

Fax: 252-480-3412


Hours of Operation

Open all year round

Lunch Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2pm

Sunday: 12pm - 2pm

Meals served: Lunch, Dinner

  • Outside
  • Dining Area
  • Menu Selection
  • Bar
  • Inside

The kids can sit and enjoy a game of Word Kwan-Dree while sipping on a Sneaky Tiki! Mama Kwans offers live entertainment (check out dates and times on their website at  When you visit Mama Kwans, you will have the pleasure of eating on table tops with pictures of beaches, waves, and surfers. There are surf boards hanging on the walls and flat-screen TV’s throughout.  Mama Kwans Tiki Bar and Grill is open all year round, 7 days a week, and is located at milepost 9.5 - so stop by, rain or shine, for some Island fun!


  • Lounge/Bar:  Bar
  • Gift Shop:  Online
  • Credit Cards:  MC, Visa
  • Attire:  Casual
  • Banquet Facilities:  150 max / 75 min
  • Recognizes Birthdays and Anniversaries:  Yes
  • On Site Parking:  Yes
  • Serve Safe Certification:  Yes
  • Green Initiative:  Yes
  • Table Side Service:  Yes
  • Take Out:  Yes
  • Kids Entertainment:  Yes
  • Good for Groups:  Yes
  • Health Department Grade:  100
  • Samples:  Sample


Mama Kwans was voted Best Kept Secret Restaurant in 2001.  They were also named Best in Hospitality, Best Bartenders, Best Bar, Best Cheap Lunch, and won the award for Cleanest Restrooms three years in a row!

Chef Biography

Mama Kwans

Let Chef Todd Riddick cook up a plate of their famous California Style Fish Tacos.  Chef Todd previously worked at Frisco’s and Black Pelican and his ‘Love for food’ shines through with each and every dish!

Owner Biography

Mama Kwans

The restaurant is owned by Kwan Gray and Kevin Cherry. They draw their restaurant experience from local favorite hot-spot, Slammin' Sammie’s - also from Quagmires, which was another local favorite hot-spot before it closed. 

Specialties & Additional Menu Options

  • Course Specialties: 

    Try our garbage plate, Hawiian pork, ahi tuna, or our California fish tacos! Everything is homemade!


Average Rating for this Restaurant: 0 Star based on 1 review
  1. Mama Kwans
    Rating: 0 Star
    excellent fresh food

    I have to stop at Kwan's every time I'm on the islands because they simply have great food. There are several fresh, innovative menu items and fantastic drink specials. Kwan's is also health-minded/vegetarian friendly, as they have so much more than just salads. I highly recommend the fish tacos!

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