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Kimball's Kitchen

1461 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4635
+1 252-261-8419
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good16%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (22 reviews)
“steak” (19 reviews)
Closed
17:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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1461 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4635
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1 - 10 of 161 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our third time dining at this gem and by far our best. There was an exhaust problem in the kitchen (our son is in restaurant supply and he said this is an expensive fix to make so it will probably take place off...More

Thank Candace614
sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for highly recommending us . We have shared with Jimmy as well. The air conditioning has been fixed and we apologize that impacted your dining experience.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We celebrated Valentine's Day here and was extremely happy with the food. My husband who is very fussy was so impressed with the pork chops. I had a steak that was cooked perfectly. For appetizers, we had oysters and a baked brie. The baked brie...More

Thank Valerie F
sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us for the special occasion. We are glad you could enjoy the Lifesaving Station's menu serving at Kimball's Kitchen while we were undergoing renovations this past off season. It's a special location for sure.

Reviewed 4 weeks 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
sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We hate to hear that you were disappointed. We strive in both culinary and service to provide an exceptional experience. Thank you for the review and we will continue to work to make another experience memorable.

Reviewed 11 July 2017

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
sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and sharing with others why you enjoyed your Kimball's Kitchen dining experience. We will share your comments with the culinary team as well.

Reviewed 7 July 2017 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
sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us at Kimball's Kitchen and taking the time to write a review. We hope you will make this an annual tradtion to join us while staying in Corolla. Yes we do have working bees and will soon be sharing more of...More

Reviewed 21 June 2017

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

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sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

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 21 June 2017

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 6 July 2017

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

Reviewed 21 June 2017

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 6 July 2017

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

Reviewed 19 June 2017

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 21 June 2017

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 5 June 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 7 June 2017

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

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Mariners04
21 October 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.
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Dan M
18 September 2015|
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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
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Sarah N
22 May 2015|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$48 - US$90
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
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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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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