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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
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
Irvington, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Chef Lawrence is a master at culinary arts... whole meal was great, with a few morsels added to our fare.

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

Thank you! We will be sure Chef John sees your kind compliments. We hope you will visit us again next season. More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The folks at Kimball's a Kitchen have the knack of combining all of the elements of fine dining and serving them up on a totally non-stuffy atmosphere. It's hard to describe how perfectly Lisa cared for our every need, even offering great suggestions and advice when asked. And she did it all with a sense of humor. Even Sean (Shawn?)... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your experience AND special recommendation! We will be sure to share your review with Lisa and Shawn along with the rest of the culinary team. We hope you will return to dine with them soon. More 

Mansfield, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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

Congratulations! We hope we can celebrate many special anniversaries and occasions with you in the future. Glad the food, champagne, service and view were all stellar for your evening. More 

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

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

Thank you for sharing your concerns. We never want to rush service or the experience and will use this for further training. More 

Mohnton
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

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

Thank you for taking the time to recommend us. We are glad you joined us for your special occasion and hope you will dine with again while in the Outer Banks. More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

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

Thank you for joining us for such a special occasion. Happy Anniversary! We will be sure we know where these special comments from Open Table are pulling into our system to ensure we can always acknowledge as that is customary. Thank you for giving descriptions and recommendations on the food to assist others in their dining experience. We hope you... More 

Williamsburg, Virginia
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. While we want to deliver a stellar culinary meal and top notch service it would not be fair to compare the two because it's in the same building. They are definitely different concepts and experiences. Thank you for giving it a try and we will continue to work to make it great. More 

Williamsburg, Virginia
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We wish we had done more to impress you. We hope to have another opportunity in the future. More 

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 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 

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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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