Overall a nice restaurant with wonderful views of the Soundside of the island. A bit pricey to take kids. They only have 2 options for kids and both are 11 dollars. They brought out our kid's stuff right away but then it took 20 minutes for our food to come out. With little kids, that was not fun, once they were done eating, we had to keep them in line and try to eat our meal. My wife's Sangria was watered down and not that great. Overall not great for young kids, but nice adult seafood restaurant.
The most delicious food I have ever had in my entire stay in the Outer Banks. Absolutely amazing!! I will be coming back here every time I visit. Everyone in my family (of seven people) found their dishes to be perfection. The Shrimp and Grits were the best I have ever had (ties with that of the Cape Fear Seafood Company in Wilmington), and the Margarita Salad was scrumptious--I added blue cheese to mine and it was heaven. All the side dishes were equally delicious. Some of the other standouts were the Frenched Chicken (without a doubt my favourite Chicken dish I've ever eaten at a restaurant), and my dad's Grouper (catch of the day) which was flaky and fresh. My only complaint is that they don't serve Sweet Tea (they only have unsweet which you can add sugar to, and that is not my cup of tea, it doesn't mix well). Anyways. Definitely stop here and I cannot stress it enough to make reservations ahead of time, especially if you have a large party!
Service the best on the East Coast and the food is always outstanding
We eat here each family beach trip we take. Our children are still young so we bring them earlier in the evening (5ish). The food is wonderful and the staff is attentive and friendly.
Best outdoor dining in Duck
Great food in a lovely setting, especially when you can also enjoy the sunset. Our favorite restaurant on the Outer Banks.
Excellent food. Our waitress Olena was awesome!! Dining on the deck...with a perfect view of the sunset. Highly recommend.
Service great! Food okay..
Food was very good! Just wish there were a few more options!
Great good and view
This was my second time dining at AQUA and it was outstanding! As someone with dietary restrictions, I found them exceptionally accommodating.
What else can I say other that during our vacation we ended up eating at this restaurant 3 times. Food was amazing and fresh. Our server was Alice, she was awesome and guided us to the perfect food choices. View is awesome, on the water front, on the sound side. Would recommend this restaurant. It is one of 2 top choices for me that are in the Duck/Corolla area.
Party of 12. Felt like a nuisance instead of guests spending good money on dinner. Food was average, service was ho him.
The food was great. I had the corn and crab soup, the scallops, and mashed potatoes. The crab dip was big enough to share with 5 people. My only issues were the flies that hovered around our table almost the entire time. Very annoying. Also, they sat 5 us at a table meant for 4.
My husband two kids and I enjoyed delicious food and beverages and excellent service.
View terrific, food amazing and our server, Megan, was the best!
The waitress was rude, slow and not knowledgeable of the food at all. Told us “I don’t eat fish so I wouldn’t know how to compare —-“. Ok. Wow. You work at a restaurant on the OBX of NC surrounded by water and you don’t eat fish. I get it. BUT then she needs to learn how to talk to others she works with and ask customers about the flavors to help out the poor discussion skills when taking orders.
Wonderful! Great food and the service was amazing. Very friendly and attentive staff!
Food and drinks were outstanding. We make it a point to have dinner here when we're in the outer banks.
This was a fabulous choice for dinner for our last night in the Outer Banks!
Great views, service and food!
Beautiful restaurant, have been there multiple times, walking distance from house. Great view of sound, normally live music outside, always been talented. Food....delicious, never had a signature cocktail but could be good if it is anything like there food which is......delicious. Everything about it was great. The only thing I could possibly ask is for is a sour or gose beer option. But I dream......
PS - BREAD IS CHRONIC!!!!!
First visit to Aqua, thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience.
We always love coming to aqua when in town. I was a bit disappointed in the size of my Mahi mahi. Very small for the price.
The bar area was very nice and our server was great.
Sad they don’t offer sushi anymore😢😢😢
My fiancee and I decided to finally visit for lunch after coming to OBX for three years and we had such a good time. It was quiet, the water side view was great, and the food was good.
I have dined here several times; the food is great and the view overlooking the sound is amazing. The restaurant is rated $; their great customer service makes it an excellent value.
It was a great setting, service was outstanding, everyone enjoyed their meals. I had the steak salad which was good, my only suggestion is that the sautéed veggies were a little over cooked, and could be less oil.
Food had great flavor but was cool when delivered to the table. Must have missed an order and held dishes back to be delivered all at once. Too bad.
Food was not up to the standards we had experienced on past occasions at Aqua. Service was just okay. Rude customer. Disappointed with this dining experience.
Great service, delicious meal the was perfectly prepared and well presented. Nice view and quiet place (at least when we were there.). I will go back if ever back in the area.
Very disappointed with our anniversary dinner experience. Although waitress was excellent, good food, and somewhat pricy, I was disappointed with not getting more recognition for anniversary. Spending $100 and no complimentary dessert was well below expectations.
The food is excellent. The portions are not overdone. The view of the sound is breathtaking. The tables are a close together. The service is attentive and done in reasonable time.
Excellent view of waterfront from inside or outside. Sunset orientation. Food EXCEPTIONAL. Service EXTRAORDINAIRE. The feeling of welcome by all personnel and the enthusiasm to demonstrate everything on their menu as exceptional pervades the establishment.
The waitress right off the bat was impolite/impatient with us. It took an hour to get our food while others around us were getting their bread baskets and food. I finally complained after 40 minutes and then got at least some bread and also a new waitress assigned to us. This was my third visit to Aqua and we have been satisfied before, but I doubt if I will go back. Will have to choose other restaurants on the Outer Banks.
Everything was great.
Our first visit was fantastic with great food and great service. However, our secind visit was quiet poor because our watress who was from London England was kurt, gruff and generally unpleasant. Bob Scott
Service was slow. We got bread after we were halfway done with our dinners. Food and drinks were good. great view at sunset.
Our server was very nice but started off telling us what items they were out of on the menu. We were having an early dinner so this was disappointing that so many menu items were not available. I ordered the fish tacos which I requested grilled. Our server said the mahi was prebreaded and it only came fried. Should have known better but ordered it anyway. The fish was over cooked and had no taste. I sent it back and got the beet salad which was good. My husband got the sea bass which he said was good. The portion was very small and someone came later to randomly bring a second piece of fish which he was told should have been included in his order. For the price, it was disappointing.
A very nice place with great food and beautiful sunsets over the sound!