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Kimball's Kitchen

1461 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4635
252-261-8419
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Ranked #6 of 30 restaurants in Duck
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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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English first
Erie, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

While on vacation we ate at Kimball's Kitchen and had a wonderful meal! I highly recommend the lobster ravioli! Our waitress gave us perfect service! The atmosphere was beautiful and romantic.

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

We are glad you found us while on vacation in the Outer Banks. We hope you will join us on your return. We will pass along your nice compliments to the staff. More

Washington, DC
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Last stayed at Sanderling 2 years ago when this was 'Left Bank,' its somewhat pretentious but delicious 5-course French restaurant. Enjoyed that experience but felt it was too highbrow for most beach vacationers. Now, KImball's Kitchen is every bit as lovely but more accessible to families, both in style and by menu. Kimball's is now a steak and seafood restaurant... More

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

Thank you for taking a moment to update other diners (and us) on how you liked the changes from Left Bank to Kimball's Kitchen. We hope you will be dining with us again in the near future. More

Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We returned to Kimball's Kitchen because we loved it last year. When we reserved we knew to ask for a table by the windows. Our waiter was efficient and helpful. He assured us we would not rush us when we declined ordering our entrees when ordering an app. We ordered oysters and crab fritters. I had ahi tuna which was... More

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

We are glad we were "worth the splurge" and thank you for returning. We hope are apart of your Outer Banks vacation in the future. More

Denver, North Carolina
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93 reviews 93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

There is no place comparable on the outer banks for a combination of atmosphere, food quality and view. White linen table cloths and service to match. A notch above other places. Spacious and nicely paced. The food was excellent, my wife had rack of lamb: excellent! I had the prime NY strip, and it was worth every penny. Melted in... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to share with others about your dining experience at Kimball's Kitchen. We are glad you had an exquisite meal paired with a sunset and great service. We hope you will join us again. More

chicago, illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We had dinner here with our family of five. We were seated at a window table where we could see the sunset. The service was above and beyond. Our server was Nicole and she was very helpful with recommendations for dinner. My kids were amazed that the kitchen which is open to the dining room was quiet and well run.... More

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

We are glad you enjoyed your dinner at Kimball's Kitchen. Yes, definitely a much calmer kitchen environment than Gordon Ramsey! We hope you will join us again. More

San Francisco, California, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Kimballs Kitchen is a wonderful restaurant with mouth watering food and a lovely view of the water.the petite filet was cooked to perfection with wonderful side dishes that included lobster macaroni and cheese,creamed corn, sautéed mushrooms and spinach. The sides are extra but worth it. Another person in our party had the veal chop and raved about it. Desserts are... More

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your Kimball's Kitchen experience. Glad you were able to enjoy many of the excellent options this visit and look forward to your return soon. More

Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Dining with a view of the sound was a priority but the level of sophistication in the quality of the food, preparation and presentation as well as the ambience wowed me. The widely spaced tables, high ceilings, panoramic view of the sound, open kitchen, and mood elevating jazz music was a total vacation experience.

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

Thank you for your review and so glad you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to your return on your next vacation. More

Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Kimball's Kitchen is the new entry into what formerly was the Left Bank in Duck, NC. Excellent water views, combined with well prepared food and smooth service makes for a very pleasant meal in a beach area where the other choices are at least several notches below. Go. You will not be disappointed by either the bar, wine selection, food... More

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

Thank you so much for trying Kimball's Kitchen. We are glad we exceeded your expectation and appreciate the review. We look forward to your return. More

Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My husband, sister, and I visited here on the tail end of our family's annual vacation in Sanderling. We didn't know what to expect and walked in and were seated quickly. The menu is varied and had something for everyone. The side order of lobster Mac and cheese is not to be missed! Great wine list. Service was fantastic and... More

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

Those sunsets are amazing! Thank you for giving Kimball's Kitchen a try while you were here on vacation and glad to hear you will be returning on your next visit. More

Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Shrimp cocktail, beautifully presented. Steak and pan-fried grouper were both prepared wonderfully. A bottle of Stag's Leap Sauvignon Blanc led to the owner stopping by and chatting about how that wine is like an old friend to him....a delightful dinner, followed by a sunset for dessert.

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

Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. We look forward to having you back for another bottle of wine while enjoying another sunset. More

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