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“Wonderful anniversary dinner.”
Review of Aqua Restaurant - CLOSED

Aqua Restaurant
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Aqua Restaurant is Now The Oyster Farm Seafood Eatery. In 2012, the 39 acre Dining & Marina complex in Cape Charles (which included the Aqua Restaurant) was purchased and renamed The Oyster Farm At Kings Creek. The Aqua Restaurant was renamed "The Oyster Farm Seafood Eatery. Wrapped in the natural beauty of Virginia's Eastern Shore on Chesapeake Bay, The Oyster Farm Seafood Eatery serves the freshest and finest cuisine available. Our chefs and staff continually seek out and utilize quality local ingredients, adjust them seasonally, and prepare them tastefully to present our patrons with the best that Eastern Shore Virginia has to offer. Our waterfront restaurant provides diners with spectacular views of Chesapeake Bay and its breathtaking sunsets. Our cuisine offers something to meet every dining mood. - Leisurely lunches on the beachfront deck - A casual stop at our Oyster Bar where local watermen provide freshly harvested Virginia shellfish - A relaxing cocktail with friends at our beautiful bar - A candlelit dinner with that special someone The Seafood Eatery has a casual but elegant ambiance and a wide variety of fresh seafood, steaks and other non-seafood dishes prepared and served by a friendly, attentive, professional staff that keeps locals and visitors to Virginia's Tidewater Region coming back time and again.
Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Wonderful anniversary dinner.”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

The panko flounder was perfect, but the Thai shrimp appetizer was something really unique. And the view is tremendous! An exceptional wine list as well.

Visited September 2012
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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A Relaxing Place to End Your Day”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

When our group inquired about a nice restaurant for dinner, the owner of our rental house recommended that we eat at Acqua which is located in Bay Creek Resort in Cape Charles, VA. We reserved a table in time to see the sunset while we were drinking some excellent Chardonnay (steel barrels) from the Chatham Vineyard (a local winery) and eating an excellent artichoke crabmeat dip. Our waiter, Cody, was excellent and made recommendations regarding the food. There were 4 of us and each person chose a different seafood entree (crab, mahi/mahi, seafood stew, and salmon). Everyone was pleased with the food, the views over the water, the ambiance and most of all our waiter. Cody even recommended a place where we could eat lunch the next day. I usually put prices in my review but I was a guest and didn't see the final bill. However, the prices on the menu were in line with the quality of the food presented. I definitely would eat here again. And, we found Cape Charles to be a delightful vacation spot with geniune friendliness from the shopkeepers and restaurant owners.

  • Visited September 2012
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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Beautiful views of the Chesapeake Bay”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

Aqua has one of the best views of the Chesapeake Bay (looking west toward the sunset) that I've ever seen. It's worth it just to go near sunset, order an app and a glass of wine and sit at the high top tables to look out over the water!

The Thai Shrimp app is terrific -- I ordered it instead of an entree after our table had shared fried green tomatoes (with black-eyed pea salad), a special for the night, and crab "lollipops" (mini crab balls with a mango salsa). The wine list is really good and the wine by the glass is generous and priced well.

Our table had the shrimp with grits (yummy), bouillabassie (very good) and scallops in Smithfield ham and cream sauce. We shared, as always, and everyone agreed that the food was really good. The service was a little slow, but there was a wedding on the lawn outside the restaurant and we really didn't care, given the view!

The more formal dining room looks lovely and the table in the glass-walled wine room would be fun for a small gathering. The bar, with a TV, doesn't overwhelm and the comfy leather chair seating area would be an inviting place to sit and talk in cool weather.

The location in the up-scale new "Victorian" villa community (large homes, colored with bright pastels) along the shore is a bit jarring --quite a change from the quaint eastern shore towns we're used to. "Downtown" Cape Charles has a few shops and galleries that look worth exploring and next time, we will check them out. The public beach on the bay looks lovely -- we loved the fact that many "locals" use golf carts to get around!

As we explore towns along Route 13, Cape Charles is definitely worth a visit! And driving across the Bay Bridge/Tunnel is always a treat!

  • Visited September 2012
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Appetizers were excellent”
Reviewed September 11, 2012 via mobile

Appetizers were very tasty, eye appealing and worth the money! Entrees were blah no flavor at all! Desserts were delicious ! Explained to the waitress the entrees had no flavor at all! Nothing but I'm sorry I will let the chef know??? Customer satisfaction???

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Randolph, NJ
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“Great food, nice ambiance”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

We had dinner for 6 while admiring a spectacular sunset over the bay. We found menu to be extensive and creative. We were especially pleased with healthy choices, somewhat unusual for this area of the country where fried fish rules. Salads and main courses were large enough to share. I especially loved the fresh fig salad with goat cheese.

Service was prompt and friendly, the manager came to check on us which is always a sign of a great place.

If you want to admire the sunset, ask for one of the high tables by the window. You sit on bar stools, but it's worth the view. The main dinning room is a bit dark and dated. There are also some small tables outside, but it was too hot and humid to be comfortable out there, even in the evening.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Anna_Sarah
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