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Aqua Restaurant

€€ - €€€American, Seafood,
114 Middle Ln, Beaufort, NC 28516-2157
+1 252-728-7777
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Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (60 reviews)
“tomato tart” (16 reviews)
“petite filet” (14 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Wine Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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LOCATION
114 Middle Ln, Beaufort, NC 28516-2157
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1 - 10 of 438 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tuna was rare and very good. The service was excellent. The restaurant was not very busy on a weeknight off season and the food & service reflected that. All the fish was good, as were the crab cakes. The location is one block off...More

Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here while on vacation and were not disappointed. In my reservation I put that we had a kids that would be there. They were awesome when it came to this and had us seated outside and my toddler loved his bench seat. It was...More

Thank lilone2002
Reviewed 10 September 2018

6 of us went to dinner Friday, and we knew to make reservations in advance. We were warmly greeted and seated. Great staff, cozy environment with a nice bar and outdoor seating (to humid for us, we dined inside) Super wine list, and Fridays are...More

Thank john b
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Outstanding food, real chef, professional staff. The crab cakes have no filler they are the real deal! Not you run of the mill fried food.

Thank STKarnes
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We had dinner at Aqua last night. Sat out on screened in porch. First they have a large selection of wines. We shared the Caesar and Burrata salads then had small plates. The shrimp and grits, seared tuna and pork tenderloin were all excellent. For...More

Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 16 August 2018

My husband and I tried to go to Aqua once before but there was a 90 minute wait. We made reservations this time and were seated as soon as we arrived. The service was excellent and the food was very good, but expensive for the...More

Thank PIR8LUVR
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Service and food were top notch. We order appetizers and small plates which were just the right portion

Thank memywifeandkids
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Was full from Happy Hour at our B&B but wanted to explore this restaurant was just the ticket with small plates or tapas style servings my husband and I could sample without feeling stuffed! Delicious and service was exceptional

Thank trippingalong2018
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Unless you like feeling like a second class citizen, don't dare go without a reservation. We walked in at 5:30, the moment they opened. "Do you have a reservation?" asked the host(ess). "No," said I. "Well, you'll have to sit out on the patio," said...More

1  Thank Barb Y
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Nice ambiance but the menu is limited and never seems to change. Entree portions are skimpy, so if you’re hungry, better order several appetizers. Somewhat overpriced.

1  Thank russgu99
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Jack B
27 June 2018|
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Response from Lyndsey T | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Let them know when you make the reservation. The restaurant is tight, but Kim will put you at the most convenient table possible with a little advanced notice!
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Angie E
1 October 2016|
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Response from 3missy | Reviewed this property |
casual, I have visited a few times and have dressed causal each time.
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maryam c
17 June 2016|
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Response from JakeJustice | Property representative |
Only if it is a service animal.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 Middle Ln, Beaufort, NC 28516-2157
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Beaufort
  • Phone Number: +1 252-728-7777
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Description
Our menu is created to bring you the freshest seasonal items available presented with a creative touch. Aqua’s small plates offer you an exciting array of tastes in ‘just right” portions ideal for passing around the table or enjoying two or three as a full meal. Aqua’s Big Plates feature "North Carolina seafood served stylishly" with the freshest local seafood and Choice Beef Filet, as well as local produce when it’s seasonally available. Aqua prides itself on offering fresh, local products and supporting our local fisherman and farmers.
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