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The Lifesaving Station

1461 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4635
+1 252-449-6654
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“fried chicken” (18 reviews)
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7:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1461 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4635
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for lunch one day and dinner one evening. The service was great and the food was delicious. Real easy as a guest at the Sanderling Resort to just walk down and not have to drive anywhere.

Thank Joy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a larger group than we usually do this trip, and couldn't reserve on Open Table because of our head count. We dined at The Lifesaving Station twice for dinner during the week, and they were very accommodating when I called for a reservation....More

Thank Egreaves
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our breakfast was good but wait staff seemed very disheveled. They were out of sink, 3 waiters and a hostess for 4 or 5 tables seemed strange. Breakfast with coffees and tip was $50. I would give the service 3 stars but the food, decor...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

I had eggs Benedict with slices of ham and home fries. Mrs J had scrambled eggs with sausage. We shared coffee and an orange juice. Nice wait staff. A little loud but very convenient to Sanderling guests.

Thank jaxon27
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

While staying at the Sanderling Resort, we had both breakfast and lunch at The Lifesaving Station. Both meals were very good and the service was excellent.

Thank William N
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Esp for Sanderling guests and neighbors. Pleasant understated nautical decor, and smiling service at lunch. V good crabby chowder and a decent crab cake sandwich. Prefer lump crab, though. But definitely worth a visit.

Thank vcdarty
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Burgers, burgers, burgers. Skip over everything else, the beef is not missing here. My burger was cooked to perfection, medium rare. Flavors were pronounced. Fresh chips fried and seasoned with Old Bay were tasty.

Thank Leo M
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Our first restaurant stop on our vacation. Food was delicious! Highly recommend scallops and NC succotash! Almost private dining since it was off season. Will definitely be back. Kid friendly, too!

Thank Ashley C
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We were renting in Sanderling community and decided to stroll up to the Inn for dinner. The Lifesaving Station restaurant has a very nice ambiance, a west side deck to watch the sunset over the sound, and very friendly service staff. We were looking forward...More

Thank diane_marie1234
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I were excited to try this restaurant because of the good reviews on here. We got crab soup and crap dip that were both good. Our main meals were the fried chicken and mac, and I got the mahi. Everything was cooked...More

Thank Vacation2414
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
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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