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The Lifesaving Station

1461 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949
(252) 449-6654
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Ranked #10 of 30 Restaurants in Duck
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $40
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: 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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English first
Douglassville, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had not been to the Lifesaving Station for awhile and really enjoyed our dinner outside. Started with the she crab chowder as an appetizer and the grouper as an entree. Both were delicious! Service was good, had a very friendly waitress who apologized for a delay during the meal in getting our drinks, several large parties had just arrived.... Not... More

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We had a large party in a private room for dinner. The service was top notch and the food was excellent. They have a great wine selection with very reasonable prices. Would definitely go here again.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is a nice place for a nice quiet meal. They are very nice and the food quality is a value. The atmospehere is also very nice. I had lobster that was yummy.

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Northern Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Loved having a great breakfast before heading off the island for the day. And a nice breakfast that was prepared by a chef was wonderful and very tasty

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Richmond, Virginia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My wife and I stopped for a late lunch. What impressed us most about our sandwiches were the freshness of the ingredients - from the meats to the vegetables. A little pricy but well worth it. Our waitress was exceptional. She knew the menu and was easily able to make recommendations. Will definitely return.

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80 reviews 80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We had a great dinner at a nice outside table. Prices are high. Food is delicious. They had a table when nobody else did on a Saturday night.

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Corolla, North Carolina
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81 reviews 81 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

No reservation...our party of 6...and a busy night for local restauranteurs. After one unsuccessful attempt to dine elsewhere we called from the Sanderling parking lot. First question hostess asked if we were guests at the Inn. Good question... protecting their in-house customers. "No...we're in the parking lot!" She quickly found a solution to accommodate us. Not disappointed at all! Food... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I had the opportunity to dine at the lifesaving station on Aug 23rd for dinner. For a restaurant advertising to being a five star dinning experience....it was far from it. The attire for some of the clientele was straight from the beach. Some of the wait staff were doing circle tricks with the serving trays. The prices were the only... More

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McLean, Virginia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We have driven by the Sanderling many times and never even saw the sign for the Life Saving Station. I read the reviews on Trip Advisor and decided to check it out for breakfast. It had an old fashioned southern feel to it (they served warm biscuits to start off the meal). My husband and I loved our omelettes but... More

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Roosevelt, New Jersey, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Serves a good breakfast; has indoor and outdoor seating; but sometimes understaffed. If busy, you could wait quite a while to get waited on and served.

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wendycoulsonmurray, Director of Sales at The Lifesaving Station, responded to this review

We are sorry you had to wait. It's our goal to get everyone seated and serviced at a comfortable pace. We appreciate you letting us know and will continue to improve. More

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