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Kimball's Kitchen

4.6
4.6
813 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American

Located on the Soundside of the Sanderling Resort, the AAA 4-Diamond rated Kimball’s Kitchen offers glorious views 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 coastal casual environment. Enjoy fresh seafood dishes, pasta, and hand-cut steaks accompanied by an extensive Wine Spectator recognized wine and champagne list.

Attire
"Resort Casual"– Come as you are to dine in our refined setting overlooking the Currituck Sound. We recommend pants or shorts with a collared shirt for the gentlemen and comparable resort wear for the ladies.

Groups
Please contact the restaurant directly for parties of 6 or more.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Duck

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 813 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Outer Banks

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  1. RH

    RickH

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    The room and the view are not easily outdone. It is set up for panoramic sound views from every table. Service and food were very high quality also. The only serious value quibble I have is the steep wine markup. No big city dweller would find the prices of the food out of line but some local venues may offer slightly better value. It is possible that I am unable to properly factor in the expectations of price increases related to inflation. There is much to like about the dining experience at Kimball's Kitchen.

  2. JC

    JeremyC

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All our food was delicious and the portion sizes were superb. Those rolls!!!! Was the best part food of our week in OBX by far

  3. N

    Nick

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    The food was not as good as I expected it to be. And it was overpriced. The view of the sound was beautiful but only half the people in the restaurant got to see it. Frankly we were disappointed.

  4. SQ

    SharonQ

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Wow! What a pleasant surprise! We had concerns after reading some reviews but left very impressed with the food whose preparation and flavor were top notch. The huge garlic butter popovers were the icing on the cake -simply sublime with the creamy she-crab soup or dipping in the saucy Cajun seafood pasta loaded with jumbo fresh shrimp and clams. Definitely recommend for the food and the stellar sunset views.

  5. DB

    DuckBeachLover

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful service and an overall excellent dining experience. I would like to see a few more choices added to the entree menu that are less caloric and more fresh local fish options. The dining room is amazing with a spectacular view.

  6. AP

    AutumnP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing. Perfect date night spot. The views were so romantic.

  7. EB

    ElleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was delicious! We ordered the charcuterie board to start, then steak and stuffed chicken breast, and beignets with ice cream for dessert. If we hadn’t gotten a table by the windows (viewing the sunset and ocean) the restaurant’s vibe would’ve been similar to any other fancy restaurant. The views definitely make it special 😊

  8. BA

    BudA

    Wilmington

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great setting , excellent service. Interesting menu. Both entrees were heavy on salt. Scallops were 4 small and light on vegetables. Fish very large portion but light on sauce. Appetizers, soup and dessert were excellent. A special white table top restaurant that needs some work on their entrees. Still worth the experience .

  9. J

    Julia

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband said he would come back to OBX just to visit this restaurant again!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    By far the best restaurant in the outer banks! We came in for my parents anniversary and we were treated like gold! The atmosphere was gorgeous and caught the sunset at the end of our meal. Shout out to the pop overs at the start of our meal and it just got better from there! We felt they really went above and beyond to make our meal special! Thank you to Steve and Luda for the hospitality! We’ll be back!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5

    Beautiful restaurant but unfortunately all the food was incredibly disappointing. It was extremely overpriced for the value we received. Steaks were overcooked and under seasoned. Very disappointed because it looked like it was great.

  12. LH

    LisaH

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5

    Overall a nice evening because of the ambiance. Went for a special occasion- - they didn’t acknowledge. Service was lagging. Had to wait for drinks, silverware, and wait staff. Ended up asking anyone that was passing by.

  13. B

    Bummed

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Steak was over cooked..ordered medium and came well done…expected it to be perfect from such a highly recommended restaurant. Sides were not included and quite pricey. Had to actually pay for water and was not offered any refills. Nice atmosphere but service was slow also. We were seated promptly. White chocolate cheesecake was very good.

  14. BW

    BruceW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were here for our 50th wedding anniversary. I’m usually a meat and potatoes guy but wanted to try seafood. The halibut I had was outstanding and came to the table still steaming; love warm food. My wife had the skin on salmon. It was outstanding also and my wife ate the skin and all for the first time. Portion sizes were very generous. We complimented both the manager and the chef. All in all, it will be a great anniversary memory.

  15. CR

    CathyR

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Kimball’s Kitchen. The food was delicious, beautifully presented, and each course was perfectly timed. The staff made our dining experience amazing from the moment we entered the restaurant. They were friendly, attentive, and extremely helpful. This was one of our best dining experiences.

  16. MV

    MelodieV

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife & I were on vacation in Duck. We decided to have a nice dinner and Kimball’s Kitchen popped up in my Google search. To give this place 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ is underrated! More like 10 stars! The service was impeccable & the food was outstanding. My wife & I each ordered the Filet Mignon - both cooked perfectly! We also each ordered the sautéed onions as a topper, as well as the brussel sprouts & mashed potatoes. Keep in mind all of the side items are shareable size so we totally ordered way too much, but we put a pretty good dent in it all! The ambiance was very romantic. We were there to witness the stunning sunset 🌅 from the comfort of our table. Hands down one of the best meals I’ve ever had.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Oh my goodness. The food and the service may beyond met our expectations. Leslie was the ultimate server. She had great recommendations. N

  18. JF

    JFox

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food! Service was top class- view was amazing!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We just got marrried, wanted to have a nice meal.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toledo

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything about the experience was amazing. Started off with a very friendly gentleman running the front desk and seating us. The palate starter they gave us was fantastic. Views of the sunset unbeatable. Server went above and beyond. Will defend be dinning there again!

  21. g

    greglereneg

    Birmingham

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service! View of the ocean is beautiful!

  22. SG

    SusanGouldin

    Wilmington

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Kimball’s Kitchen was excellent. Thank you for such an outstanding dinner experience!

  23. S

    Skiptheturf

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5

    Pricey special occasion restaurant - just don't order the steak. You'll be disappointed. We opted to have dinner here our last night, in Duck. We were hoping for a spectacular meal, what we got was just "okay", but the price was $$$ My filet was fatty, and not very thick. I've been to a lot of steak houses, and this had the feel, the price on the menu, but felt the food, just didn't deliver. Crab mac and cheese was pretty good, but I wish we could have done 1/2 orders on the sides.. They are sharable, but we would have tried more just didn't want too much food.

  24. M

    Misterajs

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Kim balls Kitchen was every bit as good this year as last. Paul the Bartender was courteous, friendly and helpful. He makes outstanding craft cocktails. Dinner was excellent. Steak melted in your mouth. Salmon outstanding, short rib, shrimp and grits was scrumptious. The only thing I miss from last season was the French Onion Soup. It was so nice to be in an in-rushed, white table cloth environment. Pricey, but we’ll worth it. Did I mention, the best views of the sound while dining anywhere on the OBX..

  25. L

    Lisa

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely wonderful evening at Kimball’s Kitchen! Service was outstanding and the ambiance is one-of-a-kind. We particularly enjoyed the popovers, the crab soup and our steaks.

  26. H

    Hannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Local fare elevated to perfection. Impeccable service and delicious espresso.

  27. d

    doriediner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our meal was wonderful, loved the popovers and ceviche. Salmon done perfectly. Service was excellent. Sunset was spectacular .perfect ending to a lovely day!

  28. L

    Lulu

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5

    To our regret, our experience at Kimball's Kitchen was horrible. We have eaten there for 15 years. Last night, we had to walk out because our order still had not been delivered after 1 hour and 45 minutes of waiting -- while the tables around us, whose occupants arrived *after* *us*, came and went. There were no explanations for the delay and no attempt at all to make it ok. We've never walked out of a restaurant before. Go at your peril.

  29. TO

    TOMMYF

    Raleigh

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    View of sunset was beautiful Food and service from Sandra was excellent.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2

    Kimball’s is a gorgeous restaurant in a charming location. Unfortunately this visit did not meet our expectations. It seems as if we got the fill in staff night because it was Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. We arrived nicely dressed and were greeted and seated promptly. Our server seemed a little new, but as we have always enjoyed meals here we expected a great evening. No bread was served, the wine took ages to come. All the while children were running back and forth between their table and the bathroom. My date was the only gentleman wearing a jacket and the whole vibe was more like an Applebees. I watched our server meander around the restaurant as we waited on the wine. I watched our oysters sit up in the window as she chatted amiably seeming to not notice a busy restaurant full of customers who all looked like they were waiting on food. Finally our shrimp appetizer joined the oysters in their wait and I flagged down a gentleman who looked like a manager and asked him to grab our food. Was I in a Waffle House diner I wondered..? I mean they bring you the food without asking. The apps were just ok. Nothing spectacular. As we poured our own water and the wine that did eventually arrive we marveled at how it was a DIY night at Kimball’s. Our server never checked on how the appetizers were, never brought bread. Never took our entree order. When manager looking person reappeared we expressed our disappointment with the service and asked he take over. At this point our server arrived and asked how we were doing, upon learning that he was taking over she remarked “ Oh ok, he’s great!” And turned on her heel. The lack luster entrees arrived, a weird soggy old popover arrived (the bread), and we did have a candid conversation with the manager ab the food being bad. He was actually hired help from high end restaurants in Florida. Charming gentleman who did all he could to save the night but it just didn’t cut it. One man can’t resolve what the hell happened that night.

  31. DD

    DiningDiva

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great experience. One of the nicest dining experiences in OBX.

  32. m

    michaelc

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great new chef for this year. Excellent food and as always great service and atmosphere.

  33. S

    Selly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service starting from entry all the way till we left was outstanding! Food was amazing as was the scenery and set up was beautiful. Definitely an amazing experience for my 21st birthday!

  34. F

    Felipe

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Just opened up for the summer season and they did a great job - food and service was outstanding. Will definitely recommend and return!

  35. KJ

    KimberlyJ

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful restaurant. Food is excellent and our server Leslie was just beyond great. Charming place.

  36. LC

    LatriceC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The lamb is delicious. Also the pearl oysters was amazing. Waitress was extremely helpful and friendly.

  37. d

    dineoutalot

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The minute we walked in, we were greeted with a wonderful host, Sebastian. The room is beautiful and there truly isn't a bad table to be seated. Watching the sunset was spectacular! The food was excellent! A nice touch are the warm popovers. Our server, Angel, was kind, fun, courteous and professional. Words cannot express how wonderful our experience was at Kimball's Kitchen!

  38. CH

    ColleenH

    London

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4

    Service was very slow and non attentive. We were there for a special occasion loved the atmosphere and view. The food was good but not exceptional given the price point. I’m happy to pay for a nice meal but this missed the mark

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had dinner there on their first night of service for the 2022 season. Everything was amazing! The OBX Sangria is a must. Everyone in our group loved their entrees. Angel, our server, was very attentive! Will most definitely dine here again next summer!

  40. C

    Cosmo

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Expected real cranberries with turkey not a little dab of jelly. Green beans should be cooked a little more. Cocktail, salad and apple pie were excellent. Turkey and dressing was delicious. That’s what I expected for the money.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Kimball's Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 813 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Kimball's Kitchen

1461 Duck Road Duck, NC 27949

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Duck

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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