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Aqua Restaurant

) #1 of 29 Restaurants in Beaufort €€ - €€€ American, Seafood,
114 Middle Ln, Beaufort, NC 28516-2157
+1 252-728-7777
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (51 reviews)
“tomato pie” (20 reviews)
“petite filet” (14 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Wine Bar, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
114 Middle Ln, Beaufort, NC 28516-2157
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Delicious food and excellent service . Great experience to celebrate our wedding anniversary ! You will not be disappointed .

Thank Jennie L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent wine list with numerous flights of well-known and lesser-known wines. Menu is a rich combination of Southern and nouveau American, fresh, inventive, and just plain tasty. Outstanding service and lovely surroundings. A real find.

Thank seattlerose2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

We live over from Beaufort on the beach and routinely visit this town for its great food. We love to go to this restaurant for our date night. Let me say that the person that sat us was extremely nice and friendly. Our food was...More

Thank Beachbum29877
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here last Saturday night and had good meals. We did not have an entree but we had appetizers and salad. The only thing I did not like was their use of balsamic syrup on almost everything. We had a triggerfish dish that would...More

Thank wesglenfoodie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent meal at a small, imitate restaurant. Reservations definitely recommended. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal of the lamb and seafood pasta. The location of the restaurant is unique, but you will not be disappointed. We would surely return.

Thank MJP695rue
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last night we had an excellent meal at Aqua. We tried one of the bartender crafted cocktails, pomegranate martini with rosemary, a tasty drink one would not normally make at home. Although the menu highlights locally sourced seafood, we began with the tapas white bean...More

Thank NCTravelFam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Make reservations! They masterfully manage the reservation ( I peeked at it) The wait staff works together extremely well. The bar tenders carefully prepares our cocktails . They have real chefs that demonstrate their knowledge and expertise. Yes there other places on the beach but...More

Thank JGleeason
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here twice during our 5 day visit to Beaufort. The first night they had a free, very generous, wine tasting. The staff was friendly and helpful. Lamb chops and seafood was excellent.

Thank chickendr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for dinner and ordered several of the tapas and small plates....about everything on the menu and all were good. The rack of lamb was most excellent as was the shrimp and country ham pasta.

Thank Wickie_carroll
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From beginning to end, Aqua was amazing!!! The shrimp and grits was probably the best I've EVER had, and our entrees were equally as good! The filet and shrimp was killer! We really loved the decor and "downhome" feel, we sat on the front porch...More

Thank Greg M
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Angie E
What type of dress code is there?
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.
Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
17 June 2016|
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Response from JakeJustice | Property representative |
Only if it is a service animal.
Do you have gift cards?
24 December 2015|
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Response from James M | Reviewed this property |
I'm not the owner. I was a dinner guest🍷
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
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
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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