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Aqua Restaurant

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114 Middle Ln, Beaufort, NC 28516-2157
+1 252-728-7777
17:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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116 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016

My last happy review for Aqua was two and a half years ago and I just have to report that, if anything, it seems even better. And that's pretty amazing since the latest dinner experience was on a hectic New Year's Eve to see in 2016. Three of us visitors and a local friend, a very determined connoisseur of the... More 

1 Thank buenvino
Cove City
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 January 2016

It was a girls night, just two, a few drinks and dinner was the plan. Everything we ordered was excellent! The atmosphere is a perfectly dim lit room with low noise !!! The drinks were great too! I'm real glad I found this place, nestled off the main road! Will go again real soon!!!

Thank KattailCoveCity
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

A favorite local spot for fabulous food creations and unfailing great service! Come alone or with a Date, come with friends...you'll always feel at home.

Thank Jane E
New Bern, North Carolina
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

This restaurant tucked on an alley behind Front Street is a hidden gem. Offering small and large plates with an extensive wine list, it is well worth a visit. We usually go with friends and order one of each of the small plates (there are usually 6 or 8 on the menu) and share. It is always a memorable evening.... More 

Thank Virginia G
Dunn NC
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Best dinning experience ever. Rack of Lamb, wine, coffee, deserts. Great service, hospitality, value. Coming back ASAP. Steve and Norma Carver Dunn, NC

Thank Steve C
Reidsville, North Carolina
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158 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

We ate here for our anniversary. Fantastic atmosphere - small and intimate. Beginning with our initial seating with the hostess we were smitten. Such a gracious evening. You can't help but feel that this group, from hostess to wait staff and chefs, take a very personal stake in each customer's experience. We had a wonderful shrimp chowder. The filet melted... More 

Thank Sandra G
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Party of four seated at a banquette. Too small for us so we asked to move and were graciously accommodated. Crab and pineapple starter was memorable. Creme Brulee was delicious. Decor was modern and very attractive...loved all of the blue glass and the ceiling panel. Server was pleasant and helpful. A find for a small town.

Thank mtngirlMA
Raleigh, North Carolina
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459 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2015

the small plates are great. we had the special fish (grouper) and the shrimp and grits, then the pasta with (light) parmesan cream sauce. all excellent. nice bread basket as well. wines 1/3 off on fridays. overall a great experience.

Thank timriordan
Wilmington, North Carolina
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2015

Can not say enough about our experience...all good. With Girlfriends and waited too late to eat, but lucked up on Aqua...had to wait only a short time because we did not have reservations....but it was certainly worth the wait. The Service, Staff and Food, all excellent. Food DELICIOUS and definitely save room for the desserts. Wait Staff, very kind and... More 

Thank NoahsMom83
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 October 2015

I've been coming here weekly for about 6+ years. Gone through several chefs and it seems that each time there is a change, the food gets better. Chef Jayson comes up with original fresh catches each week which is what I usually get. The portions are perfect for me as is the price. And the flavor - YUMM! But even... More 

Thank Fred R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 28
American, Seafood, Wine Bar, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 Middle Ln, Beaufort, NC 28516-2157
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Beaufort
  • Phone Number: +1 252-728-7777
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?