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The Lifesaving Station - Sanderling Resort, Duck, NC
The Lifesaving Station - Sanderling Resort, Duck, NC
The Lifesaving Station - Sanderling Resort, Duck, NC
The Lifesaving Station - Sanderling Resort, Duck, NC
The Lifesaving Station - Sanderling Resort, Duck, NC

The Lifesaving Station - Sanderling Resort

4.4
4.4
731 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located in the original Caffey’s Inlet Life Saving Station No. 5, the Lifesaving Station is Sanderling’s casual, three-meal-a-day restaurant celebrating southern coastal cuisine. After the winter renovations, the second level now offers sweeping views of the Currituck Sound and available for large parties with an expansive kid’s menu.

The menu changes seasonally, and specials feature the freshest of the day’s catch. This season’s highlights are Shrimp and Grits, Crab Stuffed Flounder or Pan Seared Duck Breast. Since the restaurant's inception in 1985, the Sanderling Blue Crab Chowder has been a favorite.

The Lifesaving Station maintains an impressive wine list. At the newly renovated No 5 Bar now located on the first level, local North Carolina breweries are featured on tap while specialty cocktails include “Keeper’s Watch” . A new No 5 bar food menu is available all day.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary Southern, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:30 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (252) 449-6654
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    We offer private event space for up to 24 guests. Please contact info@sanderling-resort.com for more info!
  • Private party contact
    Coleen Holcomb: (252) 449-6654
  • Neighborhood
    Duck
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 731 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for brunch

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for scenic views

  • Outer Banks

    Most Booked

731 Reviews
  1. DonnaW

    New York City

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For lunch, we revisited The Sanderling Resort, where we stayed 15 years ago for another family reunion. Lunch was al fresco at the Lifesaving Station. It was a warm, sunny afternoon and we set on the deck enjoying a light breeze while viewing the sound. My husband had the wedge salad made with iceberg lettuce, cherrywood smoked bacon, lardon, heirloom tomato, blue cheese dressing and grilled chicken. I selected the blackened tuna sandwich that included lettuce tomato, smoked bacon and a spicy Wasabi Aioli…delicious!

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  2. Mayoplan

    Greater Boston

    152 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    152 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you’re staying at the Sanderling, you must go to the Life Saving Station, the restaurant for the property. The service at the bar was great. The wine list is good and the menu is good and interesting. The “Brick Chicken” was good. The bartender is diligent and serves a great drink. See what you think of the “perfect margarita”, I thought too sour, but the concept of “perfect” is subjective. Breakfast was good with the Sanderling Crab Benedict

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cute restaurant- restored lifesaving station. Lots of antique nautical items and old photographs displayed throughout the building. Server was excellent- prompt, knowledgeable, and friendly. Everything you want from wait staff. Food was incredible- fresh bread and real butter provided, appetizers of squash soup and clam chowder and entrees of beet salad and fish of the day (swordfish). Highly recommend

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is about our 10th time at the Lifesaving Station. It is quaint and lovely and the staff are very attentive. We enjoyed the BBQ salmon and the filet mignon. Both were excellent. Each was cooked perfectly. My only (slight) complaint is that the wine list is restricted.

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  5. TaraA

    New York City

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful sunset views. We started with the crab cake which was good. Burger never disappoints - juicy with a nice crisp on the outside.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The place was lovely, service was great. The only thing that was off was the filet mignon was way too salty on the outside. It just about ruined a great cut of meat. I had to trim off the outer layer. Everything else was most enjoyable.

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  7. JeanC

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Open table let me reserve a table at a restaurant that wasn't open, even though the restaurant's website said it was. Not a great part of our get-away day treat!

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  8. Kristine

    Richmond

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to Life Saving Station many times, the food is always good and you can watch the sunset if you are there at the right time.

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  9. EdwardC

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Limited winter menu, but all delicious. Service was high tip worthy.

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  10. Anne

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my mother there for her 83rd Birthday, yesterday for the 1st time. She loved it! We had the whole place to ourselves, shared a meal and had wine. It was great!

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FAQs

The Lifesaving Station - Sanderling Resort offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (252) 449-6654.

The Lifesaving Station - Sanderling Resort is rated 4.4 stars by 731 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Lifesaving Station - Sanderling Resort

1461 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Duck
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:30 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary Southern, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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