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Aqua Restaurant

114 Middle Lane, Beaufort, NC 28516-2157
252-728-7777
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Ranked #3 of 37 Restaurants in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Just off the beaten path in Beaufort is a terrific and engaging restaurant. The food is always good and the service could not be better. Everything from the drinks to the various sized dinner options will not disappoint you. It's fun to dine at a place that shares it's passion for food with the people who venture there to eat.... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We stopped in for a couple glasses of wine while shopping. We were immediately seated and given menus. Our order was taken and our wine delivered very quickly. It's a very nice bar area with great service. I would go hear again when visiting Beaufort.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Four of us on a beach vacation sampled Aqua, thanks to other reviews on Trip Advisor. We were impressed with the prompt, informed service (the wait staff knew the dishes in detail, so recommended well), and most of all, with the food. Our dishes ranged from a seafood stew to a crab cake to the snapper special catch to a... More

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West Jefferson, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We were visiting friends who took us to Aqua for wineorama. We had a great wine tasting and divine cheese platter along with other delicious food. Aqua has small plates for those of us who don't want to over indulge. All of athe food we had was delicious and the service was good especially considering how popular the restaurant was... More

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Raleigh, NC
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Wow. So many great choices in Beaufort. We started with salads....Caesar, mixed green and watermelon...oh and the pommes frites with aioli yum. Dinner: petite filet, crab cakes and cioppino...oh so good. Skipped dessert but would be surprised if it didn't meet the high standard of the rest of our meal. Make a reservation!

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great tapas/small plates, atmosphere, and staff! We started with the tomato pie which was perfect...we also had the red snapper special, crab cakes, and shrimp with lentils. Perfect amount for 2! All delicious!

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