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The Lifesaving Station

1461 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4635
+1 252-449-6654
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“eggs benedict” (20 reviews)
“fried chicken” (19 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
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 via mobile

Large family get together for breakfast. Classy atmosphere and large plate sizes. Plenty of help on hand. Really a nice place. Watch duck traffic times - heads up there ! See some bad reviews but I think some of that because of high dollar diners...More

Thank billyrebo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a amazing breakfast at The Lifesaving Station. Outdoor seating is available. Vanilla french toast was great. Sausages were a hit as well.

Thank Rene R
sanderlingresort, Manager at The Lifesaving Station, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your breakfast experience. We appreciate you dining with us.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The meal we had at the Lifesaving Station was really good. I would recommend at least one meal there especially if you are staying at the Sanderling Resort. We dined early and it wasn't crowded. The house soup and salad were excellent. My daughter and...More

Thank ConnorFamily4
sanderlingresort, Manager at The Lifesaving Station, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for choosing to dine with us while staying at the Resort. We are glad you enjoyed your experience. We appreciate the review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed an evening out with my wife while visiting the Outer Banks. The old Lifesaving Station has been made into a very pleasant restaurant. We were seated immediately and were welcomed by our server right away. The service was excellent, the food was hot and...More

Thank Paul W
sanderlingresort, Manager at The Lifesaving Station, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are glad you found us and enjoyed your dining experience. Thank you for sharing and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extremely slow service (took over an hour and a half to get our meal, and when it finally arrived there was hair in it. Drinks were also slow. Never saw the manager. Waiter seemed very stressed. The restaurant was only about half full if that....More

Thank AmberBurke
sanderlingresort, Manager at The Lifesaving Station, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Well that certainly is not the experience we wanted you to have! Thank you for allowing us to know where we failed and we will work to be sure this does not happen in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything they have for breakfast is fabulous. Try pecan pancakes, duck hash, pancakes, omelette, French toast, and grits with cheese. Good service too.

Thank lucasgary
sanderlingresort, Manager at The Lifesaving Station, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us for breakfast. Glad you got to try so many items from the menu and recommending them. We love to start your day off on the right foot!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate several breakfasts here (while staying at the resort) and one dinner. All were consistently exceptional--fresh, good quality well-prepared food with outstanding service (truly above the standard). Very large portions. Had a variety of breakfasts: pancakes, french toast, omelet, eggs, fresh fruit, coffee, and all...More

Thank Hollywood67
sanderlingresort, Manager at The Lifesaving Station, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for being our guest and dining with us at the Lifesaving Station. We are glad you did not have to go far to find a great way to start your day.

Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

We were told to try this gem of a restaurant out from the recommendation of a friend. We sure are glad we listened. We were greeted by the kindest, warmest host (Alicia) and had the best service and experience thanks to Travis. The food was...More

Thank Natalie S
sanderlingresort, Manager at The Lifesaving Station, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Please thank your friend for recommending us. We are glad you enjoyed your dining experience and appreciate you referring us to other potential diners. We hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed June 4, 2018

Food was pretty good - not the best in the area, but some yummy breakfast and brunch offerings. Enjoyed most the ability to order room service staying at the Sanderling since food arrived hot, quickly, and with very friendly service.

Thank Sapna P
sanderlingresort, Manager at The Lifesaving Station, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for being our guest and choosing to enjoy some meals with us both in room and at the Lifesaving Station. Thank you for sharing with our potential diners.

Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing breakfast two mornings in a row. Dinner offerings include several vegan options. Will definitely return!

Thank RaleighGirl714
sanderlingresort, Manager at The Lifesaving Station, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for dining with us. We are happy to provide vegan options. We appreciate the review.

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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, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, 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
  • E-mail
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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