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Kimball's Kitchen

1461 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4635
+1 252-261-8419
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good18%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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1461 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4635
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an elegant yet comfortable restaurant, so don't let the "Kitchen" part of the name fool you. The service is impeccable and the food is absolutely delicious. The atmosphere is what you'd expect in Boston or LA. Tables spaced well apart (a rarity now...More

Thank Hollywood67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the best steak I’ve had on the OBX and the best tasting hamburger I have ever eaten in my life. The chef is a master at his craft. The seafood was fresh and had a unique flavor that I haven’t tasted elsewhere. The bottom...More

Thank ChristopherWarren777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kimball’s Kitchen is our favorite restaurant to visit when my family visits the outer banks. Tonight makes our 4th year in a row and every year the food is excellent. This year, though, was our best experience yet. The food and service were both a...More

Thank Jimmy J
sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us each year. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience so others will be confident in their choice to visit Kimball's Kitchen. We will be sure to share with the entire Team. We look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place for a dinner and show...amazing scallops with bacon and a beautiful sunset! Extensive wine list too.

Thank RaleighGirl714
sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us and your review. We look forward to welcoming you back for another amazing sunset and culinary experience in the future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Kimball’s during out trip to the Sanderling Spa. The food, service and atmosphere is exceptional! One of the best sunset views in OBX! They also have a great wine list. You will not be disappointed with a visit to Kimball’s!

1  Thank Kathleen D
sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us at both Kimball's Kitchen and the Spa at Sanderling. We appreciate the review and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went out with my boyfriend for date night. The restaurant was beautiful, very intimate setting inside. We had a great veiw of the sunset. Our waitress was fantastic. Drinks were 12$+ so we just said screw it and got a bottle of wine which was...More

Thank Kelly C
sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to share with other diners. We are glad you had a memorable experience and hope to welcome you back fro the next one.

Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

The service was very good but the food was average. I would have liked to have seen more choices on the menu including more seafood. Husband's grouper choice was in a sauce that was overpowered by spices. My salad was very good though.

Thank HiMyNameIsKathryn
sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us and your review. We appreciate your feedback and shared with our culinary team. We do hope you will join us again in the future.

Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

We have been coming to the Sanderling for many years. We returned this week for a special anniversary. We had dinner at Kimball’s tonight. Service 10, food quality 10, all else 10. We will keep coming back. The view is the best locally. The folks...More

1  Thank HRHIII
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

We had dinner at Kimball’s Kitchen on our last night in the Outer Banks. The meal was excellent, although somewhat more expensive than other restaurants we visited in the area. Nevertheless, the service and the view of the sound made it well worthwhile.

1  Thank William N
Reviewed September 26, 2017

Had a fine pricey dinner last year. Just walked across the street for cocktails last week. It's easily the most elegant eatery in Duck, spacious, quiet decor, sunset views over the Sound. Brendan the bartender knows his stuff. A perfect and beautiful Negroni and just-right...More

1  Thank vcdarty
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October 20, 2015|
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Response from DK B | Reviewed this property |
Check the Sanderling's website for their hours - that's what I'd do.
Dan M
September 18, 2015|
Response from sanderlingresort | Property representative |
Attire “Resort Chic” – Relaxed business dress. Dress pants or shorts with a collared shirt for the gentleman and comparable resort wear for the ladies. We ask that you leave the beach behind along with any hats, denim or... More
Sarah N
May 21, 2015|
Response from sanderlingresort | Property representative |
We do not have a private area. It's available Sunday and Monday from May - October for private events and anytime November-April. We do have a package that includes Kimball's Kitchen during these time frames. If interested... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$48 - $90
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Scenic view
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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: +1 252-261-8419
  • E-mail
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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