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Aqua Restaurant

££ - £££American, Seafood,
114 Middle Ln, Beaufort, NC 28516-2157
+1 252-728-7777
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (61 reviews)
“tomato tart” (16 reviews)
“petite filet” (14 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Wine Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
114 Middle Ln, Beaufort, NC 28516-2157
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I went to Aqua for dinner last night. Our server was Kersti, she was phenomenal! Even the hostess was awesome. The food was really good, a little small...but it's called a small plate so I can't be upset about that. We will...More

Thank Kris B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had reservations at 6:30. Drinks were ordered and arrived at 7:10, ordered our meal about 7:35, received the food a little after, and when we didn't order a dessert, we were asked to leave the table since another party had reservations at 8:30. Totally unacceptable,...More

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been here four times now, and it's always a great experience. Wonderful service and outstanding food. I love the interesting mixtures of flavors and textures, like dates with goat cheese and ham. The wines are very fairly priced, and just about all wines are...More

Thank MargaretVirginia_USA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Aqua's promo line is "small plates, big wines." And it's true. Excellent seafood tapas choices plus dinner entrees make this place a delight for diners with a taste for the best. Eat inside or out on a screen porch when it's not too cold or...More

Thank rayew2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a 15 hour day sailing up to Beaufort we were in need of a fantastic meal. I searched Tripadvisor prior to our visit and found Aqua. We strolled over walked right up to the bar and ordered 2 martinis. The place was buzzing we...More

Thank dorygirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’d gotten excited about Aqua while looking for lunch in Beaufort earlier in the week. The menu looked fantastic and had lots of gluten free options as well as good reviews on find me GF. I arrived early in service without a res so said...More

Thank hq1492
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

This was second time for us here and I think we will not return next time when visiting the town The food was just okay nothing special The service was all right but they forgot to add whole bottle wine discount they advertised so after...More

Thank havelok
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

I took my husband here for his birthday, and we were not disappointed! We love small plates restaurants, but the portions here were perfect, and we left stuffed. We had the shrimp and grits, corn chowder, crab cake, and little neck clams. Everything was delicious,...More

Thank Kayla D
Reviewed 22 May 2018

The service was amazing and the food tasted great. The portion size was small for the cost, the deserts were definitely worth it.

Thank Sera633
Reviewed 22 May 2018

what a wonderful dinning experience. very pretty screen room seating. there were 4 others couples in a row and we were all socializing back and forth talking about what to order. what they liked. I had the fish special that the lady next to me...More

Thank Susan H
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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!
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.
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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
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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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