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1461 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4635
252-261-8419
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: If a special evening of dining is in your plans, look no further than...
If a special evening of dining is in your plans, look no further than Kimball’s Kitchen, formerly the Left Bank. Located on the Soundside of the Sanderling Resort, Kimball’s offers glorious view of the Currituck Sound and its inspiring sunsets, outstanding service and a world class menu. Kimball’s Kitchen offers everything that is special about both the Sanderling and the Outer Banks. Spotlighting local, grass-fed prime steaks, freshly caught local seafood, and an extensive raw bar selection, the restaurant creates a great dining experience with an upscale coastally casual environment. Of particular note are the numerous varieties of local oysters and the classic seafood tower, with a daily changing list of locally caught fish and seafood. Daily pasta and risotto specials are accompanied by an extensive Wine Spectator wine and champagne list. Children are welcome and are served smaller portions of the standard menu with a 50% price break.
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    Very good
  • 14
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Scenic venue with high end cuisine.

Beautiful sound-side view from a dining area built to appreciate it from every angle. Everything was top notch from attention to detail on every dish, delectable cocktails, great wine menu and outstanding menu options which catered to the tastes of all of our dinner companions. Our server was both... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Candace614
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Ohio
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Ohio
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful sound-side view from a dining area built to appreciate it from every angle. Everything was top notch from attention to detail on every dish, delectable cocktails, great wine menu and outstanding menu options which catered to the tastes of all of our dinner companions. Our server was both knowledgable and friendly. This spot is a definite for all of... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My husband and I ate here our final night staying at the Sanderling Resort. The food was superb and the service was excellent. The view of the sunset was magnificent. All round a wonderful dinner - will most certainly return. We had oysters, crab, filet mignon (husband), flounder(me) - all were served artistically and everything was delicious!

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Fairway, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

All seven of us had marvelous meals and our server Rachel was absolutely amazing as she graciously accomodated the gluten free, allergy issues for members of our party. I loved everything presented to me. A fabulous end to a wonderful week on the Outer Banks.

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Duck, North Carolina
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A lovely venue with a panoramic view of the Sound, this is a great spot for a special treat. The lobster bisque was delicious and served very attractively. My filet melted in my mouth, flavored with bernaise sauce. I was very disappointed with the Caesar salad, $10 for 3 whole romaine leaves. All sides are a la carte, and the... More 

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sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us and taking the time to share your experience with others. We hope you will join us again, for a special occasion or just because. We are sorry the Caesar did not meet your expectations but glad you enjoyed everything else. More 

Bridgeville, Delaware
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Great service and excellent water view first of all. The wine list was pretty normal for a beach community but adequate. The entrees we had were lobster ravioli and swordfish. The swordfish was excellent and not overcooked. It was accompanied by young fresh asparagus. Delicious and a good value. The comment for the lobster ravioli was that too little lobster... More 

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sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your dining experience. We want it always to be a highlight of your culinary experience while in the Outer Banks. We will share your feedback with the team and appreciate your thoughtful comments. More 

Dayton, Ohio, United States
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Sanderling Resort's fine dining room has an airy, contemporary interior with a beautiful arc of windows providing a sweeping view of the Sound. We found the atmosphere relaxing and elegant. Our meals were excellent and the wait staff superb. A must for topping off a stay at Sanderling.

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sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed a special meal at Kimball's during your visit with us. We hope you will join us again when you return to the Outer Banks and Sanderling. More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We ate here last year and had a good time, but the food was problematic, so we tried it again this year, and it was terrible. I had the Oysters again this year. Last year they were chilled, and tasted fresh as the ocean, this year they were not very cold, and the wonderful liquor was missing from the oyster,... More 

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sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We have shared with the team to help make improvements. We appreciate you gave us another chance and sorry we did not meet your expectations. More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Over the years, I have always chosen the Sanderling for the tranquility, attention to detail and quality. I have never been disappointed with the service extended by Sanderling and its staff and this encompasses Kimball's Kitchen. Kimball's Kitchen completes Sanderlings dedication to quality. Perfectly cooked food throughout the menu along with an outstanding selection of oysters. Service staff is on... More 

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sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back for another exceptional dining experience in the near future. More 

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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Fine dining at it's best with a view unmatched on the Outer Banks. We dined at Kimball's, which was especially convenient staying at the Sanderling Resort, for an early anniversary dinner. Not disappointed. Excellent menu, friendly staff and one of the best bar drinks I've ever had. (Not sure of the name, but it has Blueberry Stoli and Chambord.) Trying... More 

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sanderlingresort, Director of Sales at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this review

Happy Anniversary! We are glad this was a memorable one for you. The name of the drink is Blueberry Rain and it is Blueberry Stoli, Chambord and Lemon. We hope you will join us soon. More 

Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The portions are small,specialy the fish plates.stay away. The ribey is the only deal.The atmosphere is OK nothing exceptional,poor decoration or none.The sunset is the attraction if you never saw one.The service is not at the level of pricing,Staff are not fine dining trained with a y'all and leisure attitude.

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sanderlingresort, Director of Sales at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this review

We are sorry that we did not meet your expectations. We will continue to strive to offer the best culinary and service experience on the beach. More 

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Additional Information about Kimball's Kitchen

Address: 1461 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4635
Phone Number: 252-261-8419
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Duck
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 48 - 90
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1461 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4635
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Duck
  • Phone Number: 252-261-8419

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 48 - 90
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

If a special evening of dining is in your plans, look no further than Kimball’s Kitchen, formerly the Left Bank. Located on the Soundside of the Sanderling Resort, Kimball’s offers glorious view of the Currituck Sound and its inspiring sunsets, outstanding service and a world class menu. Kimball’s Kitchen offers everything that is special about both the Sanderling and the Outer Banks. Spotlighting local, grass-fed prime steaks, freshly caught local seafood, and an extensive raw bar selection, the restaurant creates a great dining experience with an upscale coastally casual environment. Of particular note are the numerous varieties of local oysters and the classic seafood tower, with a daily changing list of locally caught fish and seafood. Daily pasta and risotto specials are accompanied by an extensive Wine Spectator wine and champagne list. Children are welcome and are served smaller portions of the standard menu with a 50% price break.
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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