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Aqua Restaurant

114 Middle Ln, Beaufort, NC 28516-2157
+1 252-728-7777
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (54 reviews)
“tomato pie” (20 reviews)
“petite filet” (15 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Wine Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
114 Middle Ln, Beaufort, NC 28516-2157
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has charming outdoor veranda type seating and a stylish indoor area. On Tuesdays twice a month they have wine tastings with the meal. They explained each wine in detail . It was very enkoyable. The dinner was delicious and the servers are so...More

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 1 week ago

My first Trip Advisor review was of Aqua, perhaps 3 years ago. We just returned, and it is as fabulous a dining experience as before! This evening we enjoyed 1/2 price martinis, superb at any price and the featured red drum, seared and served over...More

Thank Paulo701
Reviewed 1 week ago

My hubby and I went on a whim looking for somewhere new to try while on vacation. It wasn't right on the main drag so a little more difficult to locate, but well worth it. The food was excellent. We happened to go on $5...More

Thank JeffandDeeNC
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming to Beaufort for 20 years but for some reason never tried Aqua. Will now be adding it to the regular rotation. We ate on the lovely patio, every dish was just right. Creative and delicious food, reasonably priced. Maybe the best...More

Thank jesscopland
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We went here for a birthday dinner. Food and service were both great but food portions were miniscule. The mahi was $21 and it was a 2x4 inch piece of fish. Same with the filet.

Thank bonvivantnc
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were in town for the weekend, and heard that Aqua was the place to eat. We did not have a reservation, but the lovely, very efficient hostess worked her magic. Our entire meal was one of the best we've ever had....More

1  Thank Lori G
Reviewed 22 August 2017

I had the gazpacho to start and my main course was the grouper. Gazpacho was tangy, spicy, excellent. Thew grouper was moist, just right. Server Dan entertained us at the bar. Undoubtedly the best restaurant in Beaufort.

Thank throckmortonSanaa
Reviewed 20 August 2017

The kitchen at Aqua know what it's doing. Eight of us dined there recently as we do every year at the beach and we weren't disappointed. First, they make a great Bloody Mary. All the menu items hit the mark. Order what you like and...More

1  Thank beck6286
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Ate at Aqua this week and we had a thoroughly enjoyable meal. We started with a somewhat spicy gazpacho which was enjoyed by all. The scallop special was very good and i was told the rack of lamb was excellent and a bigger portion than...More

Thank James K
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Jason, the chef, is amazing, and he is a local treasure. If you have any special requests, he and his staff will try their best. This is a "not be to be missed" hang out. They are closed Mondays so keep that in mind.

Thank pennym0rgan
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Questions & Answers
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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