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“"A Diamond in the Rough"” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Aqua Restaurant

Aqua Restaurant
900 Marina Village Circle, Cape Charles, VA 23310
757 331 8660
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Ranked #4 of 18 Restaurants in Cape Charles
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Aqua offers waterfront fine dining featuring local produce and seafood overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. Aqua’s dining room provides sunset views unmatched anywhere else on the east coast. Lounge and bar open past kitchen hours.
Suffolk, Virginia
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“"A Diamond in the Rough"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Set in a beautiful waterfront beach area of Cape Charles and the recently built Bay Creek Marina Resort, this restaurant was designed to be one of elegance and grace. It was obvious from the first moment upon entering that the owners and management take a great deal of pride in hiring the right people and presenting an image of excellence. We would be hard pressed to go anywhere else for an enjoyable dining experience if we resided in this town. First of all, the bar and restaurant are pleasing to the eyes. The premesis and bathrooms are clean and impeccable. The menu is wonderful and they have a super wine selection available for every pallet. We watched the staff perform their various duties both when customers were present and after they had departed. We were completely impressed. The tables were cleared immediately and wiped down with what appeared to be a disenfectant and than reset for the next customer. Our server was relatively new on the scene. A young man in his early twenties who hailed from Deleware. His name was Alex J. We can't say enough about this person. He was extremely attentive and well mannered and knew the menu as if he had tried each dish himself. All of the wait staff helped each other work the various tables. It was a display of perfect "team work" to ensure that the customers were well taken care of. We ordered the crab cake sandwiches, clam chowder and a couple drinks. The bar had a nice selection of draught beer. The food preparation was perfect and the taste surpassed our expectations by a mile. This was a great lunch experience to cap off a mini 3 day vacation up the East coast of Virginia. This is one restaurant we just put at the top 3 of our favorites list! BRAVO to everyone responsible and the best of luck to Alex.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fontana, California
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“Great service, good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

The view overlooking the water was fanstastic and our server Adria (Adria, sorry if I spelled it wrong) was knowledgeable, efficient, personable and hilarious. The food was good, but sorry, Aqua, not the main attraction. The view and the service are what made our evening memorable.

Visited November 2011
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Richmond, Virginia
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“Best dinner on Eastern Shore”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Aqua provided us with easily our best dining experience on our weekend trip to the Eastern Shore of Virginia. We had the full monty with appetizers AND desserts and a very nice New Zealand wine to help it all go down more smoothly. A nice menu selection which provided a troublesome decision on what to get. Always a good sign. Service was also clearly the best we had all weekend. Professional, punctual, yet personable. All this did hit the pocketbook, but it was worth it. For a very special experience, head on out to Aqua.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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hastings on hudson
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“great outdoor spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

I only had a drink but the venue is beautiful. The waitress was so informative and happy to serve.
I highly recommend

Visited September 2012
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Pulaski, Virginia
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“What a view!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

We stopped in for lunch. Had a great seat overlooking the bay. We had just sailed into the marina and were thankful to get away from our cooking. We were pleasantly surprised. Our waitress was great. The food was fantastic. Other than walking out and leaving my hat I can't think of a thing I would have changed (they had it waiting for me when I went back). We will definitely do this again when are are in the area.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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