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Kimball's Kitchen

1461 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4635
+1 252-261-8419
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good16%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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1461 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4635
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was very excited to eat here, but it was somewhat disappointing. The facility is beautiful and the view is lovely. The staff were attentive, but seemed somewhat inexperienced. The food was good - not great, and portion sizes were not generous. However, the prices...More

Thank TravelinJabbo
Reviewed 1 week ago

High end restaurant, waterview and offers fabulous sunset. Reservations are a must. Beautiful room, concerned staff and delicious menu offerings. All salad items were freshed and not drenched in dressing; Rack of lamb was amazing. Presentation and preparations combined for a delightful dining experience. Extensive...More

Thank lluckyfox
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were here for our last evening in Corolla. Gorgeous dining room with floor to ceiling windows overlooking bay. Great sunset view! I had the charred Caesar salad and the pan scallops and split the strawberry cream puff with our son. Everything was really exceptional....More

Thank Stephanie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all don't let the Dress code of Business Casual throw you. On our last night at the Outer Banks we ate here. What a pleasant experience. The chairs were super comfortable. My husband is 6 feet and not many restaurants have comfortable chairs...More

1  Thank Maria52509
sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are glad we could make your last night on the Outer Banks memorable. Thank you for sharing your experience. We will be sure to share your kind words with Destiny as well as the culinary team. We hope your travels bring you back.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kimball's Kitchen is an absolute must! Pay the money - THEY WILL NOT DISAPPOINT. They will fully satisfy your taste buds from appetizers, to entrees to dessert. The service was very polite and professional but also comfortable and fun. We will be back this August...More

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

Thank you for the review and sharing your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable meal in August.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had some clients in town and took them to Kimball's Kitchen. While not my first meal there, it was my first under Chef Tyler. It was the best experience both from a culinary and service standpoint. John was professional but had a sense of...More

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

Thank you for the review and trusting us with your client event. We hope you will join us again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This will forever be my favorite restaurant on the OBX. (I even worked here for two summers!) The sunset all-over views are unbeatable and the changing menu is ah-mazing. The exhibition style kitchen makes it fun to watch the chefs in action! The seasonal food...More

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

So glad you joined us as a patron and enjoyed the experience. It is a very special place for sure with great views, service and culinary talent.

Reviewed June 5, 2017

I wanted to like this restaurant. I enjoy fine dining and the location has a beautiful view of the bay. But, this restaurant is incredibly overpriced and there is nothing special about the food preparation. My wife had the HERB GRILLED OYSTERS $14 for 4...More

Thank rspaeth2001
sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2017

We are sorry we were not able to make this a memorable experience for you.

Reviewed June 4, 2017

We had a wonderful and civilized brunch here. We had deviled eggs with crab, crab Benedict and hot turkey open faced sandwich. Service was best we've had in OBX (thanks Lisa!)

Thank r0blynn
sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2017

Thank you for joining us for our new Brunch at Kimball's Kitchen. We are glad you enjoyed it and appreciate you recommending it.

Reviewed June 3, 2017

A group of us came to see what all the hype was about and we were pleasantly surprised. The ambiance sets the mood for the most elegant dining on the Outer Banks. We are always looking for a place to celebrate special occasions and Kimball's...More

Thank Emma1017
sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2017

Thank you for joining us and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with others. The Kimball's Kitchen culinary and service team appreciate your kind words and look forward to your return.

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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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
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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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