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Aqua Restaurant

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114 Middle Ln, Beaufort, NC 28516-2157
+1 252-728-7777
17:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thanks to bartender, Lindsey, we had the best birthday celebration...amazing food, drinks, and conversation! This was our first visit, but it won't be our last!

Thank Holly C
North Carolina
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Aqua is hands-down our favorite restaurant in the Eastern NC area. The food, service, and atmosphere are "big city" in nature (i.e. top notch) but the vibe is relaxed and welcoming. My absolute "go to" meal that is always on their rotating menu is the Petite Filet - the steak, mashed potatoes, reduction sauce, and truffle oil all come together... More 

Thank Sur_La_Route_Again
Reidsville, North Carolina
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141 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was fabulous as it has been in the past however my 3 star review is due to a lack of service. It started great with a lovely welcome by the hostess. Our server was sweet and started us out well but then disappeared. Other servers seeing us waiting time after time (refills, dessert , check) took pity on... More 

Thank Sandra G
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went during the holiday weekend. Nice service and beautifully decorated. Caesar salad was wonderful and whimsical served with a deviled egg and kalamata tapenade. Great but enough for 2, ask them to split so you can share. Triggerfish special and crab Napolean outstanding. Bento box big disappointment. No garnish, peanut sauce like peanut butter, and pork fried rice all peas.... More 

Thank Debra D
North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was excellent and the staff was superb! They have a large menu of tapas and some larger plates. Huge martini list and the wines are sold by the glass.

Thank Kristina G
Raleigh, North Carolina
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408 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

another outstanding dinner here. food was fantastic as usual. we have the crabcake and the fish special (sheepshead). both were outstanding. we don't usually order dessert but got the creme brulee and it was exceptional. comes in a huge football shaped dish, very thin with lots of carmelized crust. two of us could not finish it.

Thank timriordan
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Great place to come and sip a specialty martini while mingling with locals and weekend visitors.Check out bartender Lyndsey's new creation, the Pistachio. Heaven!

Thank Jane E
Boca Raton, Florida
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

My first time at Aqua and I particularly enjoyed the service and the wine. The food was a little different and not so much my taste, but that being said, I enjoyed it as well as the others I was dining with. However, there should be more than two choices of a full meal as opposed to the small plates.... More 

Thank TravelGirl720
County Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

If you happen to be in Beaufort, NC as we were this past weekend with our son, his wife, and their two small boys, have dinner at the Aqua Restaurant. We heard of its outstanding reputation and made reservations for 5:30pm. Upon arrival, we were greeted and made to feel like ol' friends. The atmosphere was terrific and the food... More 

Thank Dale M
Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The tapas and small plates you get there will be filled with some of the most exciting food you will get anywhere. Probably one of our top 5 best ever restaurant's.

Thank sekulafamily

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
American, Seafood, Wine Bar, International
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?