Welcome to Mama Kwan's OBX Grill and Tiki Bar

We'd like to welcome you to our little corner of the world, a place we like to hang out at, eat, meet friends and drink our cares away. It's a place called Mama Kwans, and as long as you eat your vegetables (or stuff them under your napkin), Mama Kwan will be happy to serve and entertain you!! GIVE US A CALL (252) 441-7889.

Daily and nightly specials allow us to show off our truly unique cooking, while keeping everyone interested and offering extra options so even the pickiest in your party will find a plate they will love!
Lunch Menu

Our wonderful and unique Outer Banks home provides easy access to fresh, local seafood. Thus allowing us to continually serve some of the best seafood dishes on the OBX!
Dinner Menu

It’s All Good, we have a wide array of Mama Kwan’s Outer Banks beach swagg available at our restaurant. Whatever it is you need, we have anything and everything, just call us at (252) 441-7889 to order. Check back soon for our online shop!


You can't go wrong for an original menu of Pacific food. I love the Garbage Plate. It is a little bit of everything, very tasty and good quality. Watch the red stuff on the side of the plate, it is extremely hot! –Mike

If you're looking for nightlife, Mama Kwan's kicks off the weekend pretty hard on Friday nights. There is usually a DJ and the place gets packed, including the dance floor. Always good times.–Michelle R.

Best mahi tacos I've ever had, blackened to perfection, love the lime sauce. The Hawaiian pork is also excellent. Beer selection could be a little better, but typical for OBX restaurants. Great atmosphere and staff. We plan to try every item on the menu :)–Paul S.

Must try the fish tacos!! My boyfriend and I drove 8 hours to get to NC. We were looking for a chill restaurant/bar with good food. We tried out Mama Kwan's and we were more than satisfied with our decision. Based on reviews that we read we ordered the blackened fish tacos and chicken tacos. The fish tacos were to die for. The chicken tacos were good too. The music and atmosphere was very laid back. It seems like a lot of the locals go to this spot. We had the chocolate cake for dessert and which was yummy!!–Christine