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The Lifesaving Station

1461 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949
(252) 449-6654
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Ranked #8 of 30 Restaurants in Duck
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We experienced this delightful eating experience in the off season of November. I can't say enough about this restaurant. Let me start off with the food is made with mostly organic products so the taste is so fresh and good. We were greeted with a wonderful smile by Sally. We were offered a seat in front of the fireplace .... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We ate here on a Sunday- the late morning weather was sunny and warm so we opted to eat on the patio- service was slow but even slower when I sent my poached eggs back because they were hard- the replacements came 30 min later - not worth the wait

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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Ate here a couple of months ago with our teen children and everyone loved what they ordered. No one in our family is overly picky but it's still rare that we find a restaurant where everyone is equally satisfied. Had a romantic couples dinner here recently and was impressed again. Sat by the fire and enjoyed a lovely meal. Professional... More

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Winston-Salem, NC
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86 reviews 86 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

I made my first and last trip here for Sunday brunch with a friend and we both had Eggs Benedict and Bloody Marys. There were very few people in the restaurant and it seemed to be fully staffed. We were seated immediately and the staff was very friendly. However, service was unattentive and unacceptably slow. We both ordered our Bloody... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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355 reviews 355 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We wound up in Duck at lunchtime, and selected the Lifesaving Station because of the good TA reivews. It was a little hard to find. The GPS said we were there, but we wound up having to call. It is actually in the parking lot of the Sanderling Resort with a tiny little mention on the large resort sign that... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Definitely quality food and service. They take pride in both areas. They are associated with the Sanderling Resort, but definitely not your typical Resort disappointment.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is a delightful place for a breakfast replete with comfort food and excellent service. Not to be missed!

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Seattle, Washington
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The breakfast dishes here are all superb--terrific pancakes, french toast, omelets and eggs benedict. I ate here every morning of my stay and had them all.I also love that they put out a fresh pot of coffee so you don't have to chase down your waiter for a refill. I also loved that they served breakfast till 11:30. Such a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Food and the wine were nice - although it aways disappoints me that you choose a wine from the wine list and the vintage that arrives is not the one on the lis - I mean, come on, how hard can it be to print the right year? As it happens, the alternate vintage was fine, so I let it... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The Lifesaving Station has an incredible menu and selection of high quality breakfast items. We also ate desert there and loved the peach cobbler! Highly recommended.

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Additional Information about The Lifesaving Station

Address: 1461 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949
Phone Number: (252) 449-6654
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Duck
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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