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Aqua Restaurant

114 Middle Lane, Beaufort, NC 28516-2157
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Ranked #3 of 38 Restaurants in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $28
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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Big D
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We stopped in for a bite on our way thru North Carolina. So glad we did. After several tasty martinis (a nightly special), we started with the cast iron crab cake and then for dinner had the local tuna (Asian) and the special sea bass. All of the food was incredible. Unfortunately, too full for dessert. Our server was very... More 

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Beaufort, North Carolina
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Recently went for a celebratory dinner. Clean, comfortable atmosphere. Ordered a mojito--no mint available, ordered a margarita--tasted like cheap OJ, settled for mango like martini--simply not good or worth the $9...Stick to wines or beer. Ordered 4 small plates--scallops and also a crab gratin by far the best, but they need to dress the greens served with the scallops. The... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

Husband and I shared a spinach salad, an entree of filet and crab cake, chocolate bread pudding and a bottle of wine. The hostess acted a not so warm compared to the other fabulous staff. The server was knowledgable and very helpful in directing our palates. The food was delicious and well portioned. Every Friday is 1/3 off of bottles... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This place is a gem! I was not expecting the overall experience to be so wonderful. Started at the bar with wine lovers Friday - 30% off all bottles. The Friday crowd of locals began arriving and filled the bar. What fun, they made us feel right at home. I was sorry to leave the bar for our table until... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Highly recommend over any other restaurant in Beaufort! It is a little expensive, but well worth it! We tried Tapa style so all four could taste a variety. Duck, Fish, Crab Cakes, Bruschetta, Crab Gratin. The Salads are wonderful as well as the delicious bread. Service is wonderfu tool! I will definitely return. Wish we had gone back here on... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We visit Beaufort 2 or 3 times per year. Our last visit was Oct. 10-12. We visited Aqua Friday night when they have a great wine special. I think its 33% off all bottles. As always from the minute u walk in to the end u realize this place is run right and the food and service is excellent. I... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The menu varies from tapas to standard entrees. My wife and I both enjoyed excellent crab cake dinners.

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Honeoye Falls, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

If you enjoy dining without pressure, this is the place for you. Immediately upon being seated, we were told that it was their expectation that we spend as much time as we wanted for our dinner. The menu is a combination of large plates, small plates, and tapas. Our server was very engaging, though not intrusive. She was extremely knowledgeable... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Aqua should be rated as the #1 restaurant in Beaufort. We have tried #1 & #2...both excellent choices, but not as good as Aqua. This restaurant exceeded our expectations on all levels. From the most friendly call to the restaurant, answered by Kim, to our greeting again by Kim, who made us feel royally welcome. Then Lindsay waited on us... More 

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North Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

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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Additional Information about Aqua Restaurant

Address: 114 Middle Lane, Beaufort, NC 28516-2157
Phone Number: 252-728-7777
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Beaufort
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 28
Cuisine: Seafood, Tapas, Eclectic, Wine Bar

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