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Kimball's Kitchen

1461 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4635
252-261-8419
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Ranked #8 of 30 Restaurants in Duck
Price range: $48 - $90
Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
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.
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Mansfield, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

My husband and I ate here while staying in Duck. We were given a window seat (which are the best in the restaurant). The evening was perfect for the dinner, the sunset was amazing that night. Out of all the restaurants I have been to in Duck, this is the best to see the sunset and also the most romantic.... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

They seemed to be in a rush, or that you were a bother. Maybe they were gearing down for the winter close at the end of October.

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Mohnton
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Kimball's is the place for that special night out with your other half. The service is impeccable, the atmosphere is refined, and if you happen to catch a great sunset that is just icing on the cake. You will, however, pay for your pleasure as it is also one of the most expensive places on the OBX. The OBX has... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

My wife and I celebrated our 10th year wedding anniversary at Kimball’s Kitchen in Duck, NC. We made reservations through “Open Table,” an online web reservation service. Through Open Table, you set the time, and there is a little window to add a “note” to accompany your reservation. I put in the note that we were celebrating our 10th year... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

This is an incarnation of what was the Left Bank, an upscale French restaurant. It is now rather common; albeit, it w/ superb views. Do we have to be treated to men wearing ball caps & women in thongs & beach attire? The menu is limited, but the fish of the day was pleasant & the oysters fresh. All sides... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is the old Left Bank in a new incarnation but unfortunately, it doesn't quite hit the mark. The food is okay, not wonderful; the staff is okay, not top notch; but the surroundings are fantastic and view incredible. Try a drink at the bar right at sunset but try someplace else for dinner.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is a five star restaurant and our meal and drinks were simply the best on the outer banks. The service is incredible as well. The sunset views from the dining room are breathtaking!

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

So glad you got to experience one of the Outer Banks fall sunsets. They are amazing over the Currituck Sound. Thank you for your review and we look forward to welcoming you again very soon. More

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

As mentioned the oysters were wonderful. Six and all different!! Lobster ravioli was excellent as were the salads and flounder. Pricy but worth the splurge. Would go again but understand they close in October and reopen in the Spring.

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

Thank you for the review. Glad you enjoyed the oysters! We do close at the end of October and will reopen in May. Please do come dine with us again. More

Melbourne, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We always go to Kimball's Kitchen since we can walk their from our vacation rental, but even if we had to drive half an hour it would be worth it. The atmosphere of the restaurant is very elegant. It's tastefully decorated and the huge windows overlooking the sound afford some spectacular sunset views. The drink menu has many interesting cocktail... More

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

We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us and other travelers. Thank you for driving to get to us! We hope to see you again for a sunset over the Currituck Sound and a cocktail. More

Durham, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I am a serious foodie, and had great expectations for the resto. The wine list was impressive, the resto and atmosphere are great, and the service was quite good. But the food was really off. The fritters, and side dishes for the most part did not have sufficient salt and were bland. The scallops were not great. The sushi roll... More

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

We appreciate your thoughts and sorry that we did not meet your culinary expectations. We hope you will give us another opportunity as we believe we can deliver a A+ experience. 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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