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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 pie” (20 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 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and dined at this restaurant and enjoyed the experience. The dishes were cleverly prepared, the service was impeccable and we will be back.

Thank Ddiehltx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The positives.....great wine list and food menu (Friday night 33% off wine bottle), quality food and presentation, friendly and accommodating staff. From a prior server's standpoint.....very loud atmosphere, waiter did not fill wine glasses after initial pour, silverware from Target at best.. Would definitely try...More

Thank MyrtleBeachBumBHT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met for dinner with French Chef's visiting the local community college. Ambiance of restaurant was wonderful for this small group. Everyone was very attentive and the timing of the courses was on key. A special menu was available to us so that we were able...More

Thank irma052017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at Aqua. It's a hidden gem in Beaufort. The food was very good. We both had the petit filet mignon and it was so tender. Can't wait to come back again.

Thank karenmj2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped on a Thursday evening and the bar was packed. Certain gin or volka signature drinks were $5.00 each on Thursday evenings. For starters, I had the corn chowder; it was excellent with porkbelly seasoning and crab. I had the Benito box entrée with tuna,...More

Thank southern-barrister
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Stopped for dinner. There drink called Aqua was different and tasty. Appetizer wonton was really good. As also was the shrimp and grits. Entre lamb was outstanding. Prep great . Really enjoyed it. Trigger fish ( first time we had this) was great. Definitely a...More

Thank Sligome
Reviewed 13 October 2017

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 13 October 2017

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 12 October 2017

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 8 October 2017

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
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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
USD 10 - USD 28
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, 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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