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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%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (48 reviews)
“tomato pie” (20 reviews)
“petite filet” (12 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 15 May 2016

This was our favorite of 4 top restaurants we tried on our first trip to Baufort. Obviously a local favorite as it was jammed. Excellent chef, and creative menu. five of us were scrapping our plates. Shared an egg custard among three of us as...More

Thank Jeffrey S
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Good size, great ambiance, great food. We shared 2 tapas dishes and two small plates and it was more than enough food.the tomato tarts and white bean dip were great starters. This white bean dip is not boring! Just enough jalapeño to make it interesting....More

Thank ebbienc
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

The night was fantastic, our server was super friendly and I loved sitting outside. (Toss the plastic outside tables- it's classes the restaurant down). We ordered some good appetizers- some were hits, some were misses. I will say the filet was awesome and the desserts...More

Thank TheHonestWife
Reviewed 13 May 2016

We loved Aqua! They have a very innovative menu with a number of small plates. This works well for us, as we don't have huge appetites. We shared the Duck Confit appetizer special, which was wonderful and then shared the Italian Bread Salad, also delicious....More

Thank Sheryl C
Reviewed 9 May 2016

My mom and I chose Aqua for her birthday dinner last Friday and we were extremely pleased with our selection. Since it was Friday, the wine bottles were 33% off, which was too good of a deal to refuse! We had the shrimp and grits,...More

Thank U9403OFelizabethm
Reviewed 22 April 2016

We have eaten at other Beaufort restaurants with great results. We had not tried Aqua and gave it a try during a recent Beaufort visit. We were very pleased and enjoyed an outstanding dining experience! The restaurant offers a pleasant atmosphere with an open kitchen....More

Thank VaBeneSRQ
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Travelers should keep in mind that Beaufort is a small town, so forget about finding a 4-star restaurant. That said, the Aqua was far beyond what we expected. Very creative menu and our waitress was terrific. We were here on a Friday night with reservations...More

Thank Road_Warrior34655
Reviewed 20 April 2016

After reading the many glowing reviews, I was looking forward to an exceptional dining experience at Aqua. The first unfortunate surprise was that the service was "spotty" at best. It took some time for a server to come to our table, the drinks took a...More

Thank DesertLovr
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Always a great menu, drinks, tapas, dinner. Everything is sooooo good. Wonderful atmosphere and staff. I go regularly. Never disappointed.

1  Thank RichLawyer
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Our experience at Aqua restaurant was amazing from the great service, good wine selection, and delicious food. Who knew a Cesar salad could taste like that? Large enough portion to split before settling on your dinner selections. My husband and I then split 2 small...More

1  Thank tbmoorefield
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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?
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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