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Kimball's Kitchen

1461 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4635
+1 252-261-8419
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good17%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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1461 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4635
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here in August of 2017. The view is great with a perfect sunset. We had a fabulous dinner, but the star of the dinner was the fish dinners. We split the Bison Tartar which is extremely strong and gamey (not that it was...More

Thank RAS831
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on our first night at the Sanderling Resort. We wanted to take it easy on the first day and just walk across the street to dinner. We had baked oysters, heirloom tomatoes and watermelon, filet mignon oscar, and rack of lamb, grilled...More

Thank Silverstreak46
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went out for a date night while on vacation & left the kids at home. The food is really good but VERY expensive and you have to buy the sides separately. The filet mignon with bernaise was fantastic. Our waiter was terrific and we...More

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

Thank you for dining with us on "date" night while on vacation. We are glad you found us and enjoyed the experience. Thank you for sharing with other potential diners.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

good food ,good view of east west sunset, reminds me of Cape May NJ. Very nice. We would recommend this restaurant, miserable female server with dark hair.

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

Thank you for your review and feedback. While service is very important to us we are sorry to hear that did not meet or exceed your expectations. We do hope you will give us another opportunity in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was to be a special birthday dinner. We had a 7:30pm reservation by the window to enjoy the sunset with dinner. We arrived at 7:30 and told our table was not ready. The table by the window was finally ready at 8pm, but not...More

Thank Wanderer083
sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. We aim to make every dining experience memorable. We do apologize for the error in the wine pricing and those have been fixed. Note to Diners: We do not make reservations guaranteeing a...More

Reviewed 24 July 2017

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 28 July 2017

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 23 July 2017

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 28 July 2017

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 20 July 2017

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 28 July 2017

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 10 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 28 July 2017

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 28 July 2017

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

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20 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
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
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Romantic
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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