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“Great food and excellent service”

The Lifesaving Station
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Ranked #10 of 35 Restaurants in Duck
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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.
Cary, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great food and excellent service”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

My husband and I both got the special (local pan seared flounder) and it was amazing. The kids were very happy with the kids menu selection and got great meals as well. The service was exceptional and very friendly. Atmosphere was nice but also kid-friendly--not stuffy. Had breakfast there--great as well.

  • Visited January 2014
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“Simply outstanding”
Reviewed January 18, 2014

We recently stayed at the Sanderling Inn for a birthday celebration, and had dinner here both nights. This is definitely a 5 star restaurant.

Our server (Bryan) was one of the best we have ever had. On the second night, he remembered the wine I had ordered the previous night and brought me a complimentary glass before I even asked (they were aware it was my birthday - thus the free glass).

The menu listed vegetables that would be provided with various entrees. However, some of the vegetables were apparently not available as "fresh". Bryan advised that the chef would substitute other "fresh vegetables". This impressed us and is an indication that they are not using a lot of "frozen" items.

Food was perfectly prepared and presented.

Overall - outstanding!

  • Visited January 2014
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Sterling, VA
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good spot”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

Nice friendly service, all from Jamaica, in town to work for the summer season. Good food, large portions, outer door seating with water view available. This was our go to breakfast spot.

Visited July 2013
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wendycoulsonmurray, Director of Sales at The Lifesaving Station, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Thank you for joining us for breakfast! We are glad you discovered us and hope you will be back on your next visit.
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Orlando, Florida
1 review
“Great food and staff”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

Read some other reviews on here, and not sure if these people were at the same restaurant I was at. Had a great experience with the staff from waiter to hostess. The food was the real star of the show as it should be. Had a few drinks and I thought the price for it all was what it should be. But it was all about the food, food, food. Would find my way there again if when I visit NC again.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank mwinktitanix
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wendycoulsonmurray, Director of Sales at The Lifesaving Station, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Thank you for taking time to share your experience. We are glad you enjoyed your dining at Lifesaving Station. We will be sure to share your comments with the staff as well.
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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“Great Meals and outstanding service”
Reviewed December 21, 2013

Sandering is breathing taking, oceans views, beautiful resort and very attentive staff. Had breakfast and dinner in The Lifesaving Station and were amazed with the service and the food was exceptional, creative, and delicious . We will return

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank sharonannnana
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wendycoulsonmurray, Director of Sales at The Lifesaving Station, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor. We look forward to your return to enjoy a great meal and friendly service.
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