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Aqua Restaurant

114 Middle Ln, Beaufort, NC 28516-2157
+1 252-728-7777
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (54 reviews)
“tomato tart” (16 reviews)
“petite filet” (15 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 4 days ago

We happened to stumble into this restaurant last night. What a delight. The service was great and the food was wonderful. I had the petite filet and my husband had the pasta with shrimp and ham. These were small plate dinners but they were filling....More

Thank lmc210
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first experience at Aqua (and it won't be our last). Valentine's Day is always important and Aqua made us feel special. Everything - filet mignon and the encrusted mahi-mahi were wonderfully done - perfect. Fish was not overdone and the filet was...More

Thank Guhor1966
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the wife here for our Valentine's Day celebration. She had the catch of the day, and I had the cast iron seared crab cakes. The catch of the day is different every day and designed that particular day by the chef. Both were "small...More

Thank Keith R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Aqua hosted a private party for our wedding reception this past December. They made our night amazing. The food (Prime Rib and all the trimmings) was to die for. The apps and drinks were lovely and the wine pairing was spectacular. The decor and the...More

Thank Christopher G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited Aqua several times and have never been disappointed with the food or service. Both are always excellent! My wife is allergic to gluten and the chef willingly modifies dishes to make them gluten-free. Kim and the staff are exceptional. Shrimp and grits...More

Thank kwoodard58
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the clam chowder and a Trigger fish over a quinoa medley entree. The clam chowder included pork belly, which my wife refused to even taste. Having never eaten it, I decided to try it, and sort of liked it, but a little goes...More

Thank Roadking806
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Aqua never fails in service, atmosphere, and incredible food and wine. They offer the best culinary experience Beaufort has to offer. Traveling to Beaufort in the Winter? Do not worry! Aqua is one of the few restaurants that stays open year-round. They change up their...More

Thank Fay T
Reviewed 3 January 2018

We walked around this little town and saw that Aqua was having a wine pairing to compliment their dinner menu. That was enough for us. SO GOOD! Everything is fresh and local and plates are designed to share.

Thank hlkjx4
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

My husband and I waited, like crazy people, to try and make reservations for New Year's Eve. We left a message on the restaurant's answering machine and Kim got back with us. She gave us an 8:00 seating. We arrived early and had drinks at...More

1  Thank L K
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Locally owned and operated by a wonderful family. Aqua has a very diverse menu for a tapas restaurant, great outdoor seating for privacy or go up to the bar. Full bar and great staff, nested in the heart of Beaufort, very easy access if your...More

Thank leonardf143
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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.
17 June 2016|
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Response from JakeJustice | Property representative |
Only if it is a service animal.
23 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, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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