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Aqua Restaurant

114 Middle Lane, Beaufort, NC 28516-2157
252-728-7777
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Ranked #3 of 38 Restaurants in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $28
Cuisines: Seafood, Tapas, Eclectic, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: 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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English first
North Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Really nice, trendy place with great small and large plate options. They also have a full bar with drink options and specials Really nice place for lone eaters, couples and dates. It's a little diffucult to find but a nice walk and shops near by.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Great service, food and wine. Servers were very friendly. Unique food pairings brought out the flavors. The sautéed local shrimp withFrench green lentils, kale, shiitake, grape tomato & feta was excellent. We were lucky to be there on 33% off wine night. The wine list was also excellent. We had The Caymus cab.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We went to Aqua restaurant for our anniversary dinner. The meal was one of the best we have had in a long time. This was really a dining experience. The Chef started the meal with an apricot coulis with a small mix of dried fruit and nuts. This is to clean the palate. This was delicious and left you wanting... More

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Oriental, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The service, food & atmosphere were wonderful. There were 5 of us and we each had different food and we were all delighted. The wine was excellent. Our waitress Resa was outstanding. A great place to go for that special occasion or just for a wonderful meal.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Best meal we had during our stay in Beaufort. Food was fabulous and service was excellent. We would be regulars if we lived closer! Highly recommend for foodies! Server was very passionate about quality of choices and customer satisfaction. Will definitely return as soon as possible!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Aqua has an interesting menu including tapas, small plates and large plates. The service was excellent - both attentive and informative, steering us to the kinds of foods we enjoy. One of us had the tuna, served rare, and the other had the petit fillet served with crispy onions and a delicious sauce. The pear flambe dessert was out of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Wonderful, original, and tasty dishes, full of flavor and well-presented. While the food alone would merit a return visit, we were most impressed with the staff: everyone in this place was smiling.. all the time, as though they enjoyed their customers. This friendly, warm and attentive service is a rare treat. We highly recommend Aqua and we shall return agin... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Aqua is a foodie haven. My Darlin & I feel as if have discovered a hidden gem - every time we dine in Beaufort NC. Today she shopped and I scuba dove on a WW II U-boat. Our treat tonite is to try Aqua chef's specials & ol favorites. Local shrimp, local fish & fresh vegetable make every dish special.... More

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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Food and service were above our expectations. We dined with a toddler and they made us feel very welcome. Cost was reasonable for the excellent quality and service.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Forget traditional American food (and portion sizes) - open your eyes to what enjoying real food is all about - quality not quantity. Be prepared to be re-educated, to discover flavors and textures you never thought existed. Start your evening with a Martini, and if you're lucky you might hit one of their wine sampling evenings thereby enjoying four wines... More

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