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The Lifesaving Station

1461 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4635
+1 252-449-6654
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1461 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4635
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere, good service, good food and drink. Sat by the fireplace. Staff was friendly and responded with knowledge to our questions. We got a very helpful response when my wife asked about duck on the menu.

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything here was top notch! Started with the very friendly and bubbly greeter, didn’t get her name, but she has her reddish hair pulled tight up on her head. She was great! Then the waitress was excellent. We liked the atmosphere. Finally, the food was...More

Thank Shirley W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located in a resort complex but open to the public. Went for breakfast today: French toast (looked like a half a loaf of bread was used!); hotcakes that were probably 10 inch diameter and a bit thinner than we expected but still very tasty; and...More

Thank douglaslS8161YJ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. I did all three. The restaurant is in a Life Saving Station that was at Caffey's Inlet. I highly recommend. Great place to view the sunset.

Thank Tom M
Reviewed October 18, 2018

We ate here 3 times during our long weekend and every meal was wonderful. Thank you for your excellent service and beautiful, delicious meals.

Thank grn2gld
sanderlingresort, Manager at The Lifesaving Station, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2018

Thank you for the compliment to dine with us each day. We are glad you enjoyed the culinary experience.

Reviewed October 13, 2018

On a Friday evening we came here for dinner, as a couple. We were quickly greeted and seated in a beautifully decorated dining room. The sun light coming in really does a nice job of lighting up the vibrant blue and white colors on the...More

Thank je1058
sanderlingresort, Manager at The Lifesaving Station, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to visit the Lifesaving Station and to share your experience. We definitely do not want any patrons to feel rushed. We have had a number of reviews talking about the speed of service being too slow and we have...More

Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Ate here for a business retreat, and the food and service were super! The chowder was amazing; just a great flavor! Should’ve gotten more. The waitress recommended the flounder, and she was spot on! It was cooked to perfection. Eat out of the deck if...More

Thank 934bryanh
sanderlingresort, Manager at The Lifesaving Station, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2018

Thank you for the kind words. The chowder recipe is the original from 1985 when the restaurant opened. We always have it so please do stop in for more.

Reviewed October 2, 2018

We always have at least one dinner at the Lifesaving Station when staying at the Sanderling. The food is satisfying whether a quick bite or a bigger dinner. Mussels, fried chicken and seafood specials are particularly good. Casual atmosphere is great after a day at...More

Thank Mike1295
sanderlingresort, Manager at The Lifesaving Station, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

Thank you for dining with us when staying with us. We are glad you enjoyed your options.

Reviewed September 19, 2018

My wife and I dined here on August 18 for dinner and also enjoyed a breakfast here earlier that week. On both occasions, the service was professional and polite. The food has always been good here. For dinner, we both enjoyed the chowder, which is...More

Thank Fahren3
sanderlingresort, Manager at The Lifesaving Station, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

Thank you for dining with us each year. The chowder was actually Mrs Slick's original recipe! We will see you in June.

Reviewed September 15, 2018

Had a great breakfast. Very good and tasty. Beautiful outside tables. Located at a resort area just North of Duck. I will decently return next year.

Thank FAC86
sanderlingresort, Manager at The Lifesaving Station, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

Thank you for dining with us. We appreciate you recommending us.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$31 - $40
Meals
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
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
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
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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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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