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Aqua Restaurant

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” (13 reviews)
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
American, Seafood, Wine Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
114 Middle Ln, Beaufort, NC 28516-2157
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Reviewed September 23, 2016

My husband and I ate dinner here to celebrate my 40th birthday. The food was perfection and the service was even better.

Thank Taryn B
Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

I happened to be in Beaufort for work for a few days and was able to try some of their dining options. Overall, Beaufort is a lovely and incredibly friendly place but the dining options in the off season (late September) can be hit or...More

Thank k80bigtoe
Reviewed September 17, 2016

Loved Aqua so much that it has become the restaurant to take out of town guests. everything is always great from the decor to the service to the drinks and the meal. They also paid close attention to a friend's allergy challenges - she was...More

Thank gshore
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, great atmosphere. It would be difficult to be dissapointed here. ... unless you were my wife. She thought it to be too haute cuisine. ... but, she is happiest with meat and potatoes. So if that's you, don't go here. If, however, you...More

Thank Jim G
Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Aqua is amazing. Everything on the menu has a unique twist and is delicious. We were advised to go with small plates and tapas to share and sample the variety of the menu. We started with the Italian Bread Salad, mixed greens with a citrus...More

1  Thank ricks792
Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Beyond expectations, "Aqua " restaurant will shine in any metropolis as a fine dinning place. The menu although limited is design to satisfy big appetite or just a late light dinner, allowing the Chef to focus on fine details. One small critique hat I have...More

Thank Cacabesa
Reviewed September 6, 2016

best tapas in the area. great crabcake over corn chowder preparation. the special fish (mahi) was outstanding. great wine selection.

Thank timriordan
Reviewed August 25, 2016

We had dinner at Aqua last night. We have dined there several times in the past and it has always been good, but I think they are getting even better. We had an 8pm reservation (recommended!), and although the restaurant was really busy our table...More

Thank NCDog
Reviewed August 23, 2016

I chose Aqua one night when we were looking for a new place for dinner. What a find! The service was top notch...our waitress Rese (probably misspelling her name - sorry!) was welcoming and knew the wine list and menu well. The dishes were creative...More

Thank Well_Traveled010
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Chose Aqua after finding them at #1 on three different review sites. I chose earliest reservation of 9PM through Open Table. Got there before 8 to have a drink and wait leisurely. Delightful hostess offered us a nice table on the porch. (which was great...More

Thank kimgd
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Angie E
October 1, 2016|
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Response from 3missy | Reviewed this property |
casual, I have visited a few times and have dressed causal each time.
June 17, 2016|
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Response from JakeJustice | Property representative |
Only if it is a service animal.
December 23, 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, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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