Located in the original—and splendidly restored—Caffey’s Inlet Life Saving Station No. 5, the Lifesaving Station is Sanderling’s casual, three-meal-a-day restaurant celebrating southern coastal cuisine and regional, organic products. After the winter renovations, the second level now offering sweeping views of the Currituck Sound and available for large parties with an expansive kid’s menu.
Known for its “best breakfast on the Outer Banks," the Lifesaving Station is a favorite Duck, N.C. restaurant choice for both locals and vacationers. 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” made with Honey Pecan Bourbon, Blenheim ginger ale, and lemon. A new No 5 bar food menu is available all day.