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Aqua Restaurant

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114 Middle Ln, Beaufort, NC 28516-2157
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Arapahoe, North Carolina
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had dinner at Aqua last night. We have dined there several times in the past and it has always been good, but I think they are getting even better. We had an 8pm reservation (recommended!), and although the restaurant was really busy our table on the porch was ready for us. The service was great(as usual) our server, Resa,... More 

Thank NCDog
Rochester, NY
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I chose Aqua one night when we were looking for a new place for dinner. What a find! The service was top notch...our waitress Rese (probably misspelling her name - sorry!) was welcoming and knew the wine list and menu well. The dishes were creative and delicious. One of the things I liked best was the selection of local wines... More 

Thank Well_Traveled010
Durham, North Carolina, USA
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Chose Aqua after finding them at #1 on three different review sites. I chose earliest reservation of 9PM through Open Table. Got there before 8 to have a drink and wait leisurely. Delightful hostess offered us a nice table on the porch. (which was great since the small bar was full) They offer a good cocktail list and wine list... More 

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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144 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a fun place. It seemed that the entire town was there the night we choose We had reservations and still waited About thirty minutes for a patio table. The hostess did offer us a table inside but the wait was worth it. Such a pleasing screen porch. It was very busy so the wait staff was a little frazzled... More 

Thank Renea J
Havelock NC
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158 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner for my middle sister's birthday with family. Got there a little earlier than our reservation time because we left early as we anticipated that traffic and parking would be crowded due to the Pirate Invasion. We were lucky and got parking places closer than we expected. We were seated as soon as we arrived. My husband requested Nadia... More 

Thank donlar
Outer Banks of North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat at Aqua at least once per trip to the Atlantic Beach area. The hostess/manager has been there for 9 years and is most efficient. She helps the wait staff deliver and pickup dishes. The food is interesting and tasty, prepared in the open kitchen by a staff of young and inventive cooks/chefs.

Thank Insman
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great dinner for our 25th anniversary that we celebrated at Beaufort. Busy bustling restaurant that had a great vibe to it. Great martini menu with a large reasonably priced wine menu to boot. Tapas appetizer and small plate entree for each of us was plenty. Ian, our server, even compted our desert sampler in honor of our anniversary. Great vibe,... More 

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Kansas City, MO
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the atmosphere, food and service. We had a party of four and each had something different so we could taste a lot of different menu items. We really enjoyed! Server was great!

Thank degoche
Bethesda, Maryland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner for four, an amazingly wide and diverse set of menu selections, imaginative seafood dishes with wonderfully fresh vegetable entrées and sides. A bountiful wine selection with a strong Napa bias, excellent and informed wait staff, all for a moderate price. Low key, quiet atmosphere which allowed for conversations, accommodating management who facilitated changes in reservations - a true highlight... More 

Thank LaoBi
Kinston, North Carolina
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89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After browsing a few shops on Beaufort's waterfront, I googled restaurants near me and noticed that Aqua had a very good rating, yet it wasn't as easy to find as others, but it was well worth the extra effort. It is tucked away on a side street that appeared to be an open alley. Even though I did not have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $28
American, Seafood, International, Wine Bar
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 Middle Ln, Beaufort, NC 28516-2157
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Beaufort
  • Phone Number: 252-728-7777
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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