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The Lifesaving Station

1461 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4635
+1 252-449-6654
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1461 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4635
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited the Lifesaving Station restaurant for the 1st time after our spa treatments - we wished we had known it was there for previous visits! It was a delicious lunch after having been pampered at the spa and the staff were so hospitable! The...More

Thank HCB4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great breakfast find and glad it's available to the public, despite being In a resort. First impression is light, airy and clean. There are many pieces of life saving memorabilia dotting the walls. There's even a view of the sound. Our waiter, Jalaen,...More

Thank ccate1996
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited The Lifesaving Station on our first night in Duck and it was a night we will remember, but not because it was a good experience. I had reserved a table well in advance, yet we waited at least 15 minutes to be seated,...More

Thank Nancy O
Reviewed 19 March 2018

The staff was very friendly and answered all of our many questions. The food was excellent offering non-traditional, not run of the mill selections. Visit the photos on the wall that tell you about Life Saving stations. Great fireplace too.

Thank HavingfunfromNC
Reviewed 17 March 2018

We stopped in for breakfast, even though we stayed somewhere besides the Sanderling on this trip. They were having some issues the morning we were there, but other than taking a little longer than usual the food was great. The pancakes are large and tasty...More

Thank Pat D
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Valentine's Day offered a special 5 course dinner and it was wonderful. Lunch sandwiches are great and the service is all you could ask for.

Thank vickyg882015
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

My wife and I spent Valentine’s evening having dinner. We chose the special Valentine’s Day menu that included multiple courses including a cocktail. The food was top notch and the multiple courses left us very full. The ingredients were fresh and there were several unique...More

Thank kiddoc99
sanderlingresort, Manager at The Lifesaving Station, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Thank you for joining us for Valentine's Day. We are glad you enjoyed the menu and food. We strive for the service to be of the same caliber and regret that is not what you experienced. We appreciate your willingness to visit us again.

Reviewed 16 February 2018

We went first to dinner and the staff and the food were very good. I recommend the corn/crab chowder, very tasty. The service at dinner was very good but at breakfast a little slow. If you are looking for a good meal in a rustic...More

Thank BillCarraway
sanderlingresort, Manager at The Lifesaving Station, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Thank you for dining with us. The Corn/Crab Chowder is a Signature dish from when the restaurant opened in 1985! Thank you for recommending us and we hope to have you dine with again in the near future.

Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

My wife and I got the chance to catch the UVA and Hokies game at the bar and never left ate dinner there and enjoyed the service and food! We both ate sandwiches and they were delicious! I had the seared tuna sandwich and it...More

Thank tim s
sanderlingresort, Manager at The Lifesaving Station, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

We hope your team won! Thank you for joining us and enjoying the game, the food and the service. Join us anytime.

Reviewed 7 February 2018

We stayed at the Sanderling Resort and ate every meal at the Lifesaving Station. The food was prepared well and the service was excellent. There was more than we could eat. The atmosphere was perfect for the area and the old Lifesaving Station.

Thank Andrew G
sanderlingresort, Manager at The Lifesaving Station, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Thank you for being our guest and joining us at the Lifesaving Station. That is a huge compliment and we will share it with our team. We hope to have you visit again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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: +1 252-449-6654
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Located in the original—and splendidly restored—Caffey’s Inlet Life Saving Station No. 5, the Lifesaving Station is a casual, three-meal-a-day restaurant celebrating southern coastal cuisine and regional, organic products. New with the renovations is a spacious outside seating deck and large fireplace. Known for its “best breakfast on the Outer Banks” and a-la-carte Sunday brunch, the Lifesaving Station is a favorite Duck, N.C. restaurant choice for both locals and vacationers. And be sure the try the Lifesaving Station’s famous Carolina BBQ Sampler and Spring Mountain Farms Buttermilk Fried Chicken, always on the menu. The Lifesaving Station maintains an impressive wine list. Local breweries are featured while specialty cocktails feature coastal “house cocktails” and bourbons. Upstairs, the renovated No. 5 offers sweeping views of the Currituck Sound. The relaxed atmosphere is conducive to catching the game and enjoying quality cuisine.
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