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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%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (20 reviews)
“steak” (18 reviews)
Closes in 24 min
17:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
1461 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4635
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Reviewed 3 days 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

Thank Maria52509
Reviewed 4 days 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
Reviewed 4 days 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
Reviewed 5 days 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

Thank jessiotey
sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited with our 25 year-old daughter to celebrate her birthday. The lobster, scallops and spatzle dishes were fantastic. A little pricey to be sure but you won't find any better dining on the OBX. Great service too.

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

Happy Birthday! What a great way to celebrate. Thank you for dining with us and hope to welcoming you back for another special occasion.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kimball's Kitchen located across from the Sanderling Resort has become the premier restaurant in the outer banks. Every dish was well thought out and executed leaving one wanting more and more. The service staff is second to none, they are all very knowledgeable and very...More

Thank Obfresh79
sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your dining experience and that you are looking forward to a return. Thank you for taking the time to share a review.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Food and Service. The meals were excellent and large in portion. Clean upscale healthy ingredients and presentation, Expensive but worth it.

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

Thank you for dining with us and your review. We are glad you enjoyed the experience and look forward to welcoming you back at Kimball's Kitchen.

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are you open for lunch on October 29?
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.
Dan M
What is dress code?
18 September 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
Do you have a private area or room for wedding reception?
22 May 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
US$48 - US$90
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, View
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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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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