Kimball's Kitchen

4.5
584 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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.

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 casual attire.

Groups
Please contact the restaurant directly or parties of 6 or more.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Blonde Onyx Bar: 5pm - closing
Dinner:
Tuesday-Saturday
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 Ronald Smith
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Neighborhood
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Special events & promotions
The restaurant is available November- April for private events. During season it is available Monday.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wine
What 584 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
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4.7
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Good food every time we visit Sanderling on vacation.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Beautiful sunset view and restaurant. Limited menu and a bit pricey for the food.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Outstanding kitchen with a great dining view. Upscale resort dining but falls short in remembering special occasion, too much smoke from the kitchen and the table linens looked tired. Expect better for the price charged.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Excellent in just about all areas except the grilling of the steak. What is not to know about medium done?

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Our dinner was exceptional, the service was amazing, and I would recommend it highly.

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3.0Dined on August 2, 2018

not what we expected. dress code was absolutely not enforced, the atmosphere was loud and very casual, the menu was limited to beef and a very few sea food options. service was good at the start and non existent at the end of the meal. and everything was too pricey.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Great food. Outstanding wine selection. Service 5 stars.

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3.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Great service but had to send steak back

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

We went here for our anniversary while on vacation in OBX. Beautiful views and and nice modern feel. Food was excellent. Dining room would get a bit Smokey at times since the kitchen is open, but it didn’t affect our overall experience.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Place has improved to the level of now being a true first class restaurant.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

One of the best meals I’ve had in OBX, and I’ve been coming here for many years.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Outstanding food and service. A “must visit” for us when on the outer banks

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Our reservation had us a sunset view table, beautiful ambience. Extensive wine list with a menu focus on beef selections. Good appetizers and sides. Our only complaint was the cooking scale of the beef. My medium rare was more like medium well. Staff was friendly and very attentive.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

2nd Anniversary

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

In the area on vacation with family and our 2 month old daughter. Husband and I were able to get away for an early dinner date. Absolutely fabulous choice! Lindsey our server was excellent. Food was outstanding. Will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Had our family of 7 for an anniversary dinner. Restaurant is very attractive with large views of the bay. We were seated right away, server was very knowledgable. Extensive wine list, but they were out of the chardonnay we selected. Food was terrific. Salads are easily large enough to share, all the entrees were prepared perfectly. Is a bit pricey for OBX but certainly a great place for a special occasion.

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1.0Dined on July 17, 2018

This is an extremely over priced restaurant trying to pose as a fine dining establishment. Food and service were both under par. 4 of the 5 steaks we ordered had to be sent back . I would not recommend.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Fantastic dinner! View of sunset added to the atmosphere

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner. Our waiter Ryan was amazing. The food was awesome! We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

By far the best dining experience we had all week on vacation

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

We stopped going to Kimballs 18 months ago after a terrible dinner. But we always loved the ambiance and view. So we have it another try and Wow. They certainly turned this place around. Food and service was outstanding. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. We ordered drinks, appetizers, salad and steaks. Everything about the meal was outstanding. Highly recommend Kimball’s!

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Everything was wonderful. We were surprised to be treated to a window seat. The wait staff was very accommodating and professional. The food was divine.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Amazing meal and service (Thanks, Bryan). Serious attention to detail regarding my daughter’s 6 allergies. We will definitely go back.

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3.0Dined on July 5, 2018

The ambience and view of the water was amazing. I ordered the scallops and was unable to finish them (which never happens). I love scallops. They were swimming in a honey based sauce.. it was borderline inedible. Very disappointing considering how pricey the entree (and everything else) was.

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4.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Everyone thought their entrees were good.. staff was great !! Disappointed in the desserts... expected better quality.... no Wow factor!

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

A beautiful dining experience with exquisite cuisine. A must for a special occasion that will not soon be forgotten.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Monica, our server, was excellent......food was delicious! ....and the Ambiance never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

We had a delicious meal, from start to finish. The waiter and chef even made a vegetarian option for me. They have an extensive wine menu and a sommelier available. The waiter was very patient accommodating and friendly. Beautiful and tranquil setting.

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2.0Dined on June 28, 2018

We had a great server and the sound views are beautiful but 4 out of 10 people had to send their steaks back since they all were well done... one person sent his supposedly medium rare steak back 3 times because it was well done and switched to fish! If a kitchen can’t cook steaks that’s a problem!

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4.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Nice restaurant. Interesting menu and lovely views once the window shades are raised. Food was tasty. Feels slightly overpriced as you are essentially paying double for only slightly better than say blue point. From a value perspective it wouldn’t survive in a big city. But for special occasions it’s a manageable value.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Beautiful views of the sound. Delicious meals. Upscale ambiance. Very popular- reservations a must.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

My wife and I celebrated our 20 year anniversary. It may have been the best steak we have ever had. We will definitely be back next time. Server was personable and friendly. All in all a great experience.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Fantastic meal. Everything we had was delicious. A go to for a romantic meal. A little pricey but worth the money. Beautiful views of the water and sunset.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Enjoy this wonderful place every year when we visit the Outer Banks!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Always a great dining experience at Kimball’s Kitchen! We have spent two special occasions at Kimball’s and each time the food is exquisite and service impeccable! The wait staff was very kind, personable and attentive, and meal selections were delicious with a unique twist of sauces and flavors. Though a bit of a drive toward Corolla, KK is well worth the trip, especially to see a spectacular sunset through panoramic window views. Cannot wait to return!

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Dino was the best wine steward! We just loved him and will ask for him each time we go back.

My husband found the Waygu Beef entree to not be worth the $78 price. He felt it was way too tough.

Prices are a little steep but we expect that with fine dining.

All in all, one of our favorite restaurants.

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1.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Unfortunately this will be the last time we dine here. My wife and I had been dining here for the last 10 years while on vacation. We've noticed over the last few years it's slowly gone downhill. Our experience this past week was the worst one. Our stakes weren't cooked properly. We had to send them back twice. They couldn'teven figure out who ordered what and we had to instruct them. Our waitress took a very long time to take our order. Her attentiveness during our 2 hours of being there was lacking. Normally I wouldn't be so picky but this is supposed to be an upper level establishment and not Applebees. It's very unfortunate this was our favorite place to dine when we visit the outer banks.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

The maitre d made the evening with his attention to detail and cordial manner. Food was excellent in a wonderful setting!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Wonderful. Perfect. Everything was phenomenal!

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