"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.
Great from start to finish, high quality in every respect. Nothing more to add!
A nice menu with several small dishes as well as full entrees. This is one of our favorite restaurants.
Great food and service as always. Glad to see the tomato tarts back on the menu. The flounder was prepared perfectly.
We are here from out of town and picked this restaurant out by chance . It was a quirky house, great decor and delicious food. An amuse Bouche started the meal. Which signaled more good food to come. We especially enjoyed the shrimp and grits, that we chose as something completely different. It was outstanding!!! There was a big wine list, at affordable prices. Everything we ordered was excellent. Service was superb. A definite place to go when you want an outstanding meal!!!
Our dining experience at Aqua was outstanding as always. A perfectly delightful evening.
We always love Aqua!
We had an excellent dinner. It was our first visit. Our children had recommended Aqua, and we were most pleased.
We have a beach condo in Pine Knoll Shores that we purchased in June, so we are in discovery mode for restaurants.
This is our best choice so far. Thanks to their staff, and their chef......great.
Very, very nice experience. Great food, awesome bartender and an incredible selection of wines.
Fabulous place in every way. Well managed and great food and wine!
Always fun and relaxing! We always feel welcome. The service is always outstanding as well as the food. Friday nights also offers 1/3 off All MINE!
Excellent roasted tomato tart. Probably the best pork tenderloin I have had in a very long time. Incredibly moist and tender. The size of the signature crème brûlée dessert is insane, and tasty too! Absolutely recommend.
It was a quiet Wednesday evening at Aqua. The food we had was excellent. My husband's shrimp and grits was not the usual creamy recipe but outstanding nonetheless. My Caesar salad was delicious! Portions were large even for small plates and wines by the glass were only $5! A hidden gem in Beaufort!
My favorite restaurant of all time. Everything about the Aqua experience is perfection!
We loved this restaurant. Very friendly staff and the food is delicious. I DON’T like shrimp n grits but, they converted me with theirs! Absolutely delicious. The chef gave us a taste of a creation he made for the night. Another plus. Will definitely go back.
Kim, Nadia and Jackie are always Like family. Best restaurant in NC in our opinion!!
Excellent food and Service!!
The portions were small, very few healthy options, and very few vegetarian options. Service was not professional. They kept trying to remove dishes when people at the table were still eating.
Jalapeño appetizer was delicious. Tuna small plate was cold and didn’t taste fresh, not much flavor. Wouldn’t order that again.
We have been coming to Aqua for several years and have always rated it as the best in the area. However the last two times something is different. Service has slipped and the place is just not the same. The food is ok, but not great, service average. I do not know if management or ownership has changed. Just not as good.
It is my favorite restaurant! Wonderful food, fabulous staff, best wine list, and the every other Tuesday night Winearama is the best!
Food is always good and creative. Nice mix of flavors.
You really can't go wrong in Beaufort with food, but Aqua is an absolute must. I was there for a three day weekend and ate there twice. The chef is absolutely terrific, both knowledgeable and creative. The staff is friendly, quick, and always remembers your face. Try the dessert sampler!
Gracious hosts, lovely food, always a pleasure to dine there.
Made us feel welcome and catered to our every need
Food was fabulous
Our dining experience at the Aqua is never a disappointment. Always consistent! Dining there on Friday, October 18 was excellent. The food and service again was great. Thank you and we’ll see you our next trip to Beaufort.
Cute restaurant in Beaufort NC
Food is excellent
Nice decor and ambiance. It was explained that was change of menu and therefore there were several substitutions on the menu. No problem. But we chose one of the new dishes to be told that they'd run out. Sorted out an alternative order and when food arrived it was lovely. Even better they gave us free desserts for the small frustration we had when ordering. Chocolate cake with cherries was exceptional as was the bananas. Go and enjoy.
Restaurant could not help band outdoors and we knew that . everything was lovely. I think Laura was our waitress loved her (lives in havelock) and hostess was warm and friendly entrees and salads good and so fresh and creative. Get ready we’ ll Be back
We love Aqua's food, beverages and atmosphere. Great place.
Absolutely delicious dinner and delightful servers. Will return when come back to the area.
Tuesday’s wineOrama was a blast and an excellent deal not to be missed.
The pork was amazing and the shrimp and grits continue to be the best anywhere!
We attend an event at Aqua called Wine-O-Rama. It is held almost every 2 weeks. The experience is always fantastic. The food is excellent and the selection of wines is always interesting and provided at a great value. You can purchase wines you taste as well. Always a good time.
The food was fabulous! We had trigger fish that was absolutely delicious. The orange lentils made the dish perfect for fall. We were there for the bimonthly wine tasting. Wish we could have purchased the wines that night to take home but that was not an option. Love the restaurant!
Food and service were outstanding. Both the Bruschetta and Caesar Salad were excellent, bursting with flavors; and the Crab Cakes with the remoulade and sweet corn succotash provided the perfect small plate entree. The Chocolate Terrine completed an outstanding dinner. Will definitely come back on our next trip to Beaufort.
Amazing food and service! Loved it! A must do in Beaufort NC
You got to order the three dessert plate- simply divine
The service on the Wine a Rama was terrible. We never received a pour from her. Only once did she talk to us about the wine we were tasting. We received our 4th pour as we were eating desert.
Our usual great meal at Aqua. Took some first timers and they loved it. Trigger special superb. Best Old Fashion I have ever had. Bread super. Loved the shrimp and grits.
Kim and her staff are incredible. From start to finish, Aqua is THE best dining experience in Beaufort. With a wonderful selection of small plates, fresh catch, and delightful spirits from the bar - you really cannot find a better place to have a meal.
Consider making a reservation - especially on the weekends as it can be a tad busy. It's worth the minute or two just in case you need it.
We keep returning for the shrimp & grits which is the best we’ve ever had! This time we dined on the porch, which was lovely, but the music from the bar next door was a bit too loud.