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Kimball's Kitchen

538 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

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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.

Spotlighting Certified Angus Beef, freshly caught local seafood and oysters, the restaurant creates a great dining experience with an upscale coastally casual environment. 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.

“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 casual attire.

Please contact the restaurant directly or parties of 6 or more.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Blonde Onyx Bar: 5pm - closing
May 2nd-October 21st: 5:00pm-10:00pm seatings available
(Please contact the restaurant directly for parties of 6 or more.)
Sunday Brunch:
May 38th-October 8th: 11:00am-3:00pm seatings available
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Phone number
(252) 261-8419
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef du Cuisine Tyler Powell
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Special events & promotions
The restaurant is available November- April for private events. During season it is available Monday.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wine
What 538 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

What a wonderful experience! Amazing views, delicious food and drinks, terrific service! We will be back many times!!

Henry (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on October 17, 2017

We have been here a number of times, whenever we stay at the SANDERLING. The view is one of the best, sunset is amazing over the Sound. Great food, service etc. Pricey but worth it.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
2.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

Service was less than impressive on our visit this year. We vacation at OBX at twice per year and request our favorite eateries and coffee houses every time. We have gotten to know coffee house and restaurant owners and have always provided rave reviews for their establishments. We love locally owned places. Our visits to Kimballs in the past week filled with anticipation on returning on our next visit. This time our waitress was rude, end of story. If you would like more info regarding this, please call or email me.
Don Hunter 937-974-8776 or

vipOpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on October 12, 2017

KK has the most beautiful setting ever. Just gorgeous. Sara n Jimmy were terrific servers. We were disappointed they had no seared four gras. Succotash was superb. Excellent wine list.

terridonohuereview (Portland)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

The restaurant itself is quite beautiful and has a good reputation for its beautiful sunset view. The food was perfectly prepared, and of course visually stunning. My only negative comment, and it's not terribly negative, was that I thought their wine list by the glass was limited. I was dining alone so I didn't have many choices as to what I wanted.

vipKeywest (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on September 27, 2017

Best restaurant on the outer banks

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

The entire dining experience was exceptional. The wait staff was non-intrusive yet attentive polite and very accommodating . The food was delicious! And the sunset that we enjoyed next to the window seat was amazing that evening . We never felt rushed and lingered over s long and enjoyable dinner. Would highly recommend this place as a special occasion restaurant .

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 14, 2017

This was truly an amazing dining experience! The food was incredible, cooked to perfection! Best food I've ever tasted! My husband and I will never forget the meal we had at Kimballs. Happy birthday to us ;)

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 12, 2017

Every thing is excellent but the their prices for a glass of wine are outrageous.

Samir (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

Best meal we had in Duck. Filet was perfect.
Bone marrow was so,very good. Great wine selection. Service and ambiance was perfect. Ate in all the restuarants in Duck and Kimball kitchen was the best. Hoping they serve thanksgiving dinner??, will definitely go back.

MrsD (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

I dine at Kimball's once a year when I visit The Sanderling Resort for our summer beach visit from VA and am never disappointed. I really enjoyed the new lobster pasta dish. Our server was very charming and attentive. We were fortunate to get there in time to see the sunset. It was a lovely evening.

OpenTable Diner (Wilmington)
4.0  Dined on September 8, 2017

View of the sound is beautiful and watching the sun set at dinner is almost worth the price of the meal. Menu is priced above most other restaurants in area and, while food is very good, do not think it is better than many other places. Service starts out good and then staff seems to ignore water glasses, dirty dishes, offering bread. A little disappointing when you are there entertaining special guests for special occasions and expecting exemplary food and service.

Fifeflyer (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on September 7, 2017

We had a window table when we had dinner on Thursday night and enjoyed a beautiful sunset. Meal was terrific and our server was very knowledgable. Overall a most enjoyable evening.

vipFunfoodie7 (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on September 7, 2017

Wonderful experience in every way! Thanks for a lovely evening!

vipJeff (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on September 6, 2017

This is not the most inexpensive meal in Duck, but the food is very good. If you have $125+ (for 2 people) to drop on a meal, then visit Kimball's.