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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%
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“tapas” (60 reviews)
“tomato tart” (16 reviews)
“petite filet” (13 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 via mobile

Aqua is a small place in downtown - near the water front. The waiters are very attentive and the food is excellent. It is a bit noisy due to the tight quarters. They have a full bar and wine specials . I tried two small...More

Thank chetost
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is absolutely devine! The staff is worldclass! The bar is creative and delicious, fantastic wine and beer selections. Charlie makes a wonderful old fashion! Its always a treat to spend an evening at aqua, the new summer menu selections are outstanding! The best...More

Thank Lyndsey T
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Loved our dinner. We had wontons, fried oysters and grouper. Everything was excellent. Service was great ask for Reese she will take care of you

Thank grywlfjla1
Reviewed 22 February 2018

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 17 February 2018

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 15 February 2018

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 2 February 2018

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 27 January 2018

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 25 January 2018

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 22 January 2018

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
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Angie E
2 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.
18 June 2016|
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Response from JakeJustice | Property representative |
Only if it is a service animal.
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, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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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