Lifesaving Station

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Located in the historic Caffey's Inlet Life Saving Station No. 5, the renovated Lifesaving Station is Sanderling's casual, three-meal-a-day restaurant celebrating southern coastal cuisine and regional, organic products indoors and out. Known for the "best breakfast on the Outer Banks", the Lifesaving Station is a favorite Duck, N.C. restaurant. The menu changes seasonally, while the wine and beer lists are always impressive.


Chef John Botkin outer banks restaurant Livesaving Station

JOHN BOTKINExecutive Sous Chef

Executive Sous Chef John Botkin, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of New England and holding 20 years of experience from Northern Virginia, St Thomas and Las Vegas where he was Executive Chef. Botkin will oversee Resort food operations. Learn more about Chef John on our blog.

outer banks restaurant special group space and menu at Sanderling Resort

LARGER GROUPSSpecial Three-Course Menu

Groups can enjoy a three-course meal from a special menu prepared seasonally by the Chef.

Sample Menu >

Reservations: 252.449.6654

Not available for rehearsal dinners or wedding receptions. For private banquet reservations, please contact Catering Sales.

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To assist wayward passengers and crew aboard shipwrecked vessels, lifesaving stations were constructed along the Atlantic shores. Caffey's Inlet was one of seven stations constructed in 1874. Decommissioned in the 1950s, it is on the National Register of Historic Places and was lovingly restored as Lifesaving Station Restaurant. Take a little time to study the historical memorabilia and nautical artifacts that decorate the restaurant's spaces.

Breakfast: 7:00 am until 11:30 am
Lunch: 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm
Dinner: 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm (May-Oct) 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm (Nov-April)


Photography Provided with Appreciation by Brooke Mayo Photography and Greg Ceo.