LIFESAVING STATION  

  Open Daily
Breakfast 7 AM - 11:30 AM
Lunch 11:30 AM - 5 PM
Dinner 5 PM - 10PM

Hours of operation may vary by season and business levels.

*Outside seating is first come first serve

Online Reservations

 (252)449-6654 

Located in the historic Caffey's Inlet Life Saving Station No. 5, the renovated Lifesaving Station is Sanderling's casual, three-meals-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.

Resort Casual Attire. We kindly ask for no bathing suit cover-ups.

From the Griddle

all dishes are served with warm vermont maple syrup and a choice of sausage links or smoked bacon

Vanilla Bean French Toast

Buttermilk Hotcakes

Pecan Waffle w/ Maple Butter

 

Lifesavers

ANSON MILLS STEEL CUT OATMEAL

Brown Sugar | Granola | Gluten Free

 

Smoked Salmon Platter*

Toasted Bagel | Red Onions | Tomato | Capers | Boiled Egg | Cream Cheese

 

FRUIT AND GRANOLA

House Made Granola | Sliced Seasonal Fruit Vanilla | Greek Yogurt

 

biscuits and gravy

Sausage Gravy | Two Warm Buttermilk Biscuits

Farm Fresh

OUTER BANKS BREAKFAST*

Two Eggs any Style | Buttermilk Biscuit | Choice of Bacon or Sausage Link | White Corn Grits or Home Fries

 

SANDERLING BLUE CRAB BENEDICT*

Two Poached Eggs | English Muffin | Carolina Crab Cake | Grain Mustard Hollandaise | White Corn Grits or Home Fries

 

HAM AND CHEESE OMELET*

Ham | Smoked Gouda | White Corn Grits or Home Fries | Gluten Free

 

SURFER'S OMELET*

Three Eggs | Tomato | Shrimp | Avocado | Mushrooms Goat Cheese | Lime Creme | Pico de Gallo | White Corn Grits | Gluten Free

 

LIFESAVING STATION OMELET*

Egg Whites | Spinach | Tomato | Mushrooms | Choice of Fruit or White Corn Grits | Gluten Free

 

Sides

Chicken Apple Sausage

Country Ham Steak

Maple Sausage Links

Smoked Bacon

White Corn Grits

Grits with Cheese

Home Fries

Local Bagel

Chef's Daily Muffin

Starters

Blue Crab and Corn Chowder

Smoked Bacon & Potatoes

Wings

Choice of Hot or Citrus Chipotle BBQ | Blue Cheese or Ranch | Carrots | Celery Sticks

Crab Hush Puppies

Lump Crab | Green Onion | Old Bay | Cheddar Cheese | Hot Honey Drizzle

Fried Cheese Curds

Sweet Chili Ranch Dressing

Garlic Rosemary Fries

Smoked Gouda Cheese Sauce

Greens

Caesar

Parmesan | Garlic Croutons | Fried Capers | Anchovies

 

Mixed Local Greens

Tomatoes | Cucumbers | Toasted Pine Nuts | Golden Raisins | Goat Cheese | Red Wine Vinaigrette

 

Watermelon, Mint & Feta

Balsamic Syrup | Olive Oil | Arugula

Addon's

Grilled Chicken

Shrimp

Crab Cake

*Tuna

Handhelds

All Sandwiches & Burgers are Served with Chips or Fries Gluten Free Bread is available upon Request

*Blackened Tuna "BLT"

Pickled Cucumber | Lettuce | Tomato | Wasabi Aioli

 

Sanderling Sandwich

Roasted Turkey | Cheddar | Bacon | Lettuce | Tomato Cranberry Mayo | Wheat Berry Bread

 

Sanderling Grilled Cheese

Swiss & Provolone Cheese | Caramelized Onions Fried Green Tomato | White Bread

 

*#5 Burger

Gouda | Smoked Bacon Onion Jam | #5 Sauce Lettuce | Tomato

 

FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH

Gruyere Cheese | Pickle Chips | Lettuce |Tomato | Brioche Bun | Sirracha Mayo

 

SHRIMP SALAD WRAP

Chopped Celery & Onion | Duke's Mayo | Old Bay & Lemon | Lettuce | Tomato

 

*BREAKFAST BURGER

Pimento Cheese | Fried Egg | Applewood Smoked Bacon | Grain Mustard Hollandaise | Toasted English Muffin

 

SHRIMP & CHIPS

Garlic Rosemary Fries | Siracha Aioli | Fresh Lemon Vinegar Slaw

 

DUCK & CHICKEN BURGER

Hand Patted Ground Duck & Chicken Patty Shichimi Togarashi | Japanese Vinegared Cucumber | Charred Shishito Peppers | Ponzu Mayo

 

*LOCAL CATCH FISH SANDWICH

House Tarter Sauce | Lettuce | Tomato | Buttered Hoagie Roll

Starters

Blue Crab & Corn Chowder

Smoked Bacon | Potato's

 

Caesar Salad

Parmesan | Garlic Croutons | Fried Capers | Anchovies

 

Mixed Local Greens

Tomatoes | Cucumbers | Toasted Pine Nuts | Golden Raisins | Goat Cheese | Red Wine Vinaigrette

 

Shrimp Cocktail

Poached Jumbo Shrimp | Spicy Horseradish Cocktail Sauce

 

MINIATURE CRAB CAKES

Wakame Salad | Miso Aioli | Daikon Salad

 

CRAB HUSH PUPPIES

Lump Crab | Green Onion | Old Bay | Cheddar Cheese Hot Honey Drizzle

 

PORK BELLY

Crispy Pork Belly | Sweet Potato | Korean BBQ Sauce Pickled Red Onion | Cilantro

 

CRISPY CALAMARI

Saffron Tomato Puree

 

Handhelds

*#5 Burger

Gouda | Smoked Bacon Onion Jam | #5 Sauce Lettuce | Tomato

 

FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH

Gruyere Cheese | Pickle Chips | Lettuce | Tomato Brioche Bun | Sriracha Mayo

 

Sides

Asparagus

Broccolini

Corn Risotto

Grilled Baby Carrots

Yukon Gold Mash Potatoes

Heritage Rice Pilaf

Mains

SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN

Boneless Chicken Breast | Rosemary Thyme Gravy | Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes | Grilled Baby Carrots

 

*NEW YORK STRIP STEAK

Green Beans | Tobacco Onions | Fingerling Potatoes | Red Wine Reduction

 

*FILET MIGNON

Roasted Shallot & Cabernet Compound Butter | Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes | Broccolini

 

*BISTRO STEAK

Roasted Shallot & Cabernet Compound Butter | Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes | Broccolini

 

*PAN SEARED SCALLOPS

Heritage Rice Pilaf | Charred Broccolini | Blood Orange Beurre Blanc

 

*SEARED TUNA

Shoepeg Corn Risotto | Asparagus | Romesco

 

MUSHROOM RAVIOLI

Wild Mushroom Brodo | Peas | Shallots | Garlic | Baby Spinach | Parmesan Cheese | Pistachio Pesto

 

*PAN SEARED SALMON

Fresh Corn | Potato | Sweet Basil | Garlic | Creamed Broth | Asparagus

 

SHRIMP CARBONARA

Linguini | Pancetta | Green Peas | Parmesan | Fresh Cream

 

*GRILLED PORK CHOP

Fresh Corn | Potato | Sweet Basil | Garlic | Creamed Broth | Asparagus

 

*CATCH OF THE DAY & SHRIMP

Fresh Broiled Catch of the Day | Garlic Sautéed Shrimp | Lemon Butter Sauce | Heritage Rice | Asparagus

Beach Bramble

Hendricks Gin | Crème de Cassis | Simple Syrup | Fresh Blackberries

 

Soundside Sling

Passion Fruit Malibu Rum | Aperol | Mango Puree | Agave and Lemon Juice

 

Smoke Signals

Makers Mark Bourbon | Demerara Syrup | Angostura Bitters | Cherry | Smoked and served tableside

 

Smoldering Sunset

Lunazul Tequila Reposado | Chili de Arbol-infused | Passion Fruit Puree | Lime Juice | Cabernet Float

 

Barrel Aged Boulevardier

Bulliet Bourbon | Sweet Vermouth | Campari | Neutral Oak | Aged in House

 

#5 Bar Sangria

Bieler Père et Fils Rosé | Watermelon Juice | Triple Sec | Lemon

 

Pears with Everything

Absolut Citron Vodka | Pear and Ginger Puree | Sparkling Wine

MAKE A RESERVATION AT THE LIFESAVING STATION

(252) 449-6654