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.
May 2nd-October 21st: 5:00pm-10:00pm seatings available
(Please contact the restaurant directly for parties of 6 or more.)
May 38th-October 8th: 11:00am-3:00pm seatings available
This was our 6th year coming during our Duck, NC vacation and we won't be returning. The food was poor and the service even worse. There are many better restaurants in the area. I'm sad because we loved this place.
We were excited to try this OBX 4 Diamond rated restaurant. All in all, the food was very good.
Our issue, along with another party sitting near us, was the service. The service was poor, along with the skill and knowledge of the waitstaff. We asked 4 times to have our beverages refilled (iced tea) the only side dish we ordered was never delivered to the table, and the removal of used dishes took almost 15 min after we were finished eating.
There was also a problem with at least 6 large flies that continually landed on our food, glasses, and culterly. This alone is unacceptable.
Would not return based on service and flies, but must state the food itself, was outstanding.
We were enjoying a beach vacation at their managing property, the Sanderling Resort.
Wanted an upscale dining experience one night and this one delivered. Service was top notch. All food and drinks were very good, but I wouldn’t say the best we’ve had. Nice treat for my 12 year old son while on vacation and a great excuse to make him dress up a bit more than his usual athletic clothes attire.
Good food every time we visit Sanderling on vacation.
Beautiful sunset view and restaurant. Limited menu and a bit pricey for the food.
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.
Excellent in just about all areas except the grilling of the steak. What is not to know about medium done?
Our dinner was exceptional, the service was amazing, and I would recommend it highly.
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.
Great food. Outstanding wine selection. Service 5 stars.
Great service but had to send steak back
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.
Place has improved to the level of now being a true first class restaurant.
One of the best meals I’ve had in OBX, and I’ve been coming here for many years.
Outstanding food and service. A “must visit” for us when on the outer banks
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.
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!
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.
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.
Fantastic dinner! View of sunset added to the atmosphere
We had a wonderful dinner. Our waiter Ryan was amazing. The food was awesome! We will definitely be back!
By far the best dining experience we had all week on vacation
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.
The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. We ordered drinks, appetizers, salad and steaks. Everything about the meal was outstanding. Highly recommend Kimball’s!
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.
Amazing meal and service (Thanks, Bryan). Serious attention to detail regarding my daughter’s 6 allergies. We will definitely go back.
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.
Everyone thought their entrees were good.. staff was great !! Disappointed in the desserts... expected better quality.... no Wow factor!
A beautiful dining experience with exquisite cuisine. A must for a special occasion that will not soon be forgotten.
Monica, our server, was excellent......food was delicious! ....and the Ambiance never disappoints.
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.
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!
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.
Beautiful views of the sound. Delicious meals. Upscale ambiance. Very popular- reservations a must.
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.
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.
Enjoy this wonderful place every year when we visit the Outer Banks!
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!
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.