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Aqua Restaurant

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Seafood, Tapas, Wine Bar, Eclectic
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114 Middle Lane, Beaufort, NC 28516-2157
252-728-7777
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Our menu is created to bring you the freshest seasonal items available...
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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Visitor rating
  • 153
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing anniversary dinner!

I would highly recommend this restaurant to vacationers and locals alike. Restaurant atmosphere is chill and employees are wonderful. The hostess was delightful and accommodating. The bartender was helpful and knowledgeable of wines. Our server was energetic and did a fantastic job with all of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
3wakeboys
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Southport, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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210 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Southport, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

I would highly recommend this restaurant to vacationers and locals alike. Restaurant atmosphere is chill and employees are wonderful. The hostess was delightful and accommodating. The bartender was helpful and knowledgeable of wines. Our server was energetic and did a fantastic job with all of the courses. The courses were amazing. My husband and I enjoyed the Tomato Tart, Mixed... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
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160 reviews 160 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The only thing keeping this from a 5 star is the price vs portions. The food and service was amazing. A must try if you aren't concerned about price!

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Morrison
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This place is cool. Food is awesome and it is mostly small plates so you can try a bunch of different things. prices are reasonable for such quality food and drinks.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

The devil eggs were amazing, very unique! The spring rolls are delicious! I had the pork tenderloin which was cooked to perfection. My husband enjoyed the Mahi and Angus steak. Good food, nice restaurant!

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Philadelphia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We dropped in to this great little restaurant in Beaufort and were so impressed that we came back the next night with guests. We enjoyed a unique and delicious version of Caprese Salad, served in a broad glass, filled with plump cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella balls and basil, with a delicious sauce at the bottom. For entrees we devoured the... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina, United States
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79 reviews 79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I absolutely love the food at Aqua! It's creative, it's colorful and it's expertly prepared. The service is outstanding as well. It's my favorite place to dine in Beaufort, and on Thursday nights they have a $5 martini special that's really awesome if you're just thirsty for something to drink.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We visited Aqua Restaurant for an anniversary dinner. We were served by Andreas who did such a wonderful job of pampering us and making the meal very special. The food was wonderful with very unique pairings. Some restaurants now try to pair strange items together and the effect does not work. Aqua is unique and their pairings use local food... More 

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Morehead City, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

When you walk, you are transform into a VIP. You are quickly greeted by smiling hostess who takes you to your table. The restaurant's atmosphere is very relaxing and calming, especially after a hard day. It didn't hurt that they just so happen to have $5 martini that night. Their warm homemade bread served with olive oil mix was excellent.... More 

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Oriental, North Carolina
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Ride the ferry over from Pamilco county & enjoy a fresh seafood delight! Tucked in behind Front St is a delightful local restaurant. Enjoy their signature Caesar Salad - and the fresh local catch! Then end up with a homemade desert. Full bar plus great wine selection. A great evening,

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New Bern, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Aqua is a splash of NY amid Beaufort charm. Fun and quirky menu that rates an all around ten. Service impeccable. Must try: the pimento cheese flatbread--even if you think you don't like pimento--you will be raving for weeks. Check out their Wine O Rama…2x per month on Tuesday. You get FOUR very generous 'tastes' for $10!!! A must stop... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 114 Middle Lane, Beaufort, NC 28516-2157
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Beaufort
  • Phone Number: 252-728-7777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 28
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Tapas, Wine Bar, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Doing business

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.
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?