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Kimball's Kitchen

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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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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
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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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
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What a meal. Great service and food. Nice view and location. The price was worth it. Book a table near the window for a sunset view.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 1, 2015
jimmic
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Acushnet, Mass
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Acushnet, Mass
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

What a meal. Great service and food. Nice view and location. The price was worth it. Book a table near the window for a sunset view.

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

We are glad you had a memorable experience at Kimball's. We look forward to welcoming you back next season...for great service, food and a sunset. More 

New York
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Best drinks on OBX with a bartender that really knows his stuff - fabulous food and superior wait staff - what more could one ask for. Yes - it is expensive - but it's a dining experience unlike any other in the area. My whole party was enamored and will return

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Thank jdaley02
sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your dining experience and our staff. We will be sure to pass it along to them as well. We hope you will join us again on your next visit. More 

NJ
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I usually refuse to eat in hotel/resort restaurants when I travel. I prefer to branch out and try more local flavor. Also, this building looks a bit impersonal and it's hard to imagine that it could provide an intimate, romantic place to spend an evening.How wrong we were. My husband and I were traveling alone and looking to have a... More 

Helpful?
Thank kscarlettohara
sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to make your dining experience memorable. We will be sure to pass along your compliments to the staff. So glad you gave us a try! More 

Holmes Beach Fl
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely very poor filet mignon ordered med well got rare when sent back got med rare very disappointing visit others got fish with no problems. Will not return to this vastly over rated dining location

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1 Thank Alan H
sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this review

We are very sorry that we did not meet your expectation. We want to wow! you every time and especially for a special occasion. Our sincere apologies. More 

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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

My husband and I ate at Kimball's Kitchen during a recent stay at the Sanderling Inn and Resort. We shared the seafood tower for two. My husband had the lobster ravioli and I had the duck. For dessert, he had the strawberry shortcake and I had the molten chocolate. All were delicious! Our waitress was very friendly and efficient. Our... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your culinary selections coupled with a beautiful sunset. We appreciate you sharing with other diners. We look forward to welcoming you back for another magical experience. More 

Maryland
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48 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We haven't been to the Sanderling since 2012 when this restaurant was still the Left Bank. We were worried it wouldn't meet the standards of the Left Bank, but not so. We had dinner here two nights during our recent stay at the Sanderling and it was wonderful both nights. The food was very good and the dishes we enjoyed... More 

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Thank kellyonthego905
sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this review

We are so glad you visited again now as Kimball's Kitchen and enjoyed it. We look forward to welcoming you back. Glad you enjoyed the Brass Knuckle and will certainly pass your compliments on to the culinary and service staff. More 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This restaurant on the sound side across from the Sanderling Inn has a gorgeous setting with first rate views of the sunset. The wait staff is professional and attentive while being friendly. Even though this is high-end dining, it still feels informal enough to have a beachy quality and the fact that families from the Inn often have dinner here... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are sorry it did not meet your expectations. More 

Reston, Virginia
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98 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

I was a little skeptical of Kimball's having been a fan of the Left Bank. To my surprise the ambience is still simple and elegant and the views of the bay are still the best in town. The cocktails were the best we've had in the obx. We started the oysters from prince Edwards island and then had the beet... More 

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

Thank you for joining us for your special occasion. We are glad you enjoyed the culinary experience at Kimball's Kitchen. Thank you for sharing with others. More 

Wyckoff, New Jersey
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

Food is fabulous and views are fantastic! The restaurant has a nice wine list. On the expensive side but definitely recommended for couples; must visit at least once while in Duck or Corolla.

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad we are on your "must go" list when traveling to OBX. More 

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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

We arrived for the reservation a few minutes early, and were told it would be a few minutes. 25 minutes after the reservation time, we were seated. No apologies offered. Although we requested a window table, we were not seated at either of the two empty window tables. We were placed in the middle of the room. The waitress came... More 

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5 Thank beachgoer9999
sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this review

We are very sorry this was what you encountered. It is not indicative of the service that you should have experienced. Note to Travelers: Unfortunately, we are not able to honor all the window table requests each night however the room lends itself to not have a bad seat. More 

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Restaurant Details

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: Scenic view, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions

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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