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Aqua Restaurant, Beaufort, NC
Aqua Restaurant, Beaufort, NC
Aqua Restaurant, Beaufort, NC
Aqua Restaurant, Beaufort, NC
Aqua Restaurant, Beaufort, NC

Aqua Restaurant

4.8
4.8
2686 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
**Only in Beaufort, NC** Executive Chef Jon McGregor’s 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 the freshest local seafood and premier meats, as well as local produce. Aqua prides itself on offering fresh, local products and supporting our local fisherman and farmers.

Enjoy our upscale bar offerings, including specialty cocktails and expansive wine list.

Enjoy your experience in our Dining Room or on our comfortable, breezy screened-in porch. Please take care to select the dining area of your choice when making reservations.

We can’t wait to serve you soon. Cheers for now!


Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (252) 728-7777
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Jon McGregor
  • Catering
    Limited off site catering is available.
  • Private party facilities
    Private party / Banquet facilities available overlooking Taylor's Creek and the Beautiful Beaufort waterfront from the 3rd floor private dining room located in our sister restaurant Clawson's 1905 Restaurant & Pub. Seats up to 69
  • Private party contact
    Kim Kromka: (252) 728-7777
  • Neighborhood
    Beaufort / Morehead City
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,686 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Innovative

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for fine wines

2,686 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’re regulars and this restaurant is always outstanding in every way.

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  2. AndreaH

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional!! Elegant farm to table at its best. Best in town.

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  3. Drew58

    New York City

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite restaurants in Beaufort. The food is always superb, the drinks are always fabulous and the service is always great! Quentin always greets us with smile and makes sure everything is running smoothly! We will always be back for more :)

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We met friends who had just sailed in from the Bahamas - what a fitting restaurant for a celebration dinner! Food and service were superb!

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  5. PeggieF

    Orange County

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exquisite food and warm & friendly staff! Do Not miss this lovely place!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place, excellent fresh fish, and other food, great service, and a very nice screened in porch facing the street.  This restaurant is located a block off the waterfront, which I think maybe makes it a little bit better for food and service!

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  7. SarahJ

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They went above and beyond to help me celebrate my birthday. When we arrived a birthday card signed by the whole staff was at the table, I received a complimentary drink, appetizer, and dessert. Sarah was a terrific waitress and they provided a great experience for all of our group. They brought my niece coloring sheets and a box of 64 crayons to enjoy while we ordered. Lovely experience and amazing food! Would recommend to anyone!

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  8. Toddh

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Aqua was an outstanding dinner experience! From the wine, to the tapas, to the small and large plates, it was a fantastic treat. We put this on our top 5 meals ever!

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  9. Lynn

    Raleigh

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the crabcake w/ mushroom small plate. The udon buckwheat noodles with tuna, shrimp, scallops and veggies had the perfect blend of sweet coconut milk and Thai spices for a lil kick. So delicious!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great! The appetizer’s were excellent, the wine recommendation was on point and the service was friendly and fun.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s been six months since I’ve been there and it was spectacular. Great food, great service and an overall memorable evening.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and bartender was amazing would eat here anytime

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  13. BMcG

    Wilmington

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We consistently experience great food and service with each visit.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great drinks. The house special lamb shank with risotto was delicious. The filet was cooked perfectly and so was the crab cake. Only issue - too much sauce - takes away from the vegetables and the meat. Service was very good. Staff professional and friendly. Really like dining here.

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  15. GaryS

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an incredible experience! From the moment you walk in you feel welcomed and comfortable. The service was prompt, friendly and efficient. My wife ordered a glass of white wine, which was very good. I ordered a Vespa, which turned out to be the best one I have ever had, anywhere. The food was incredible, from the tapas plate clams to the small dish filet (for my wife) and the duck leg for myself. Everything was a work of art to see and to taste. Without doubt, one of the finest dining experiences we have ever had. Thank you Aqua.

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  16. FranM

    Key West

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    short staffed made service slow. All staff pitched in to assist the 2 wait staff. Busy Wednesday night.

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  17. RolandLovesFood

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time here, fantastic meal, great cocktails . Service wonderful. Wish we lived closer..always stop on our way through this area.

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  18. MotoBob

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were seating promptly at our reservation time and the server was with us shortly after we were seated. The service and food were excellent. We'll plan on returning in the future

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  19. stephanieR

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our meal was delicious. We were pleasantly surprised by the uniqueness of the meal and the creativity put into it. The miso fennel vinaigrette on the winter baby kale salad was outstanding. It really complimented the vegetables . My husband enjoyed his shrimp miso noodle bowl and my shrimp and grits Provençal was excellent. Our waiter was knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. We will be back for another special occasion.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Aqua and will keep coming back! Great gluten-free options!

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  21. StephenR

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding meal and service. Our table was back by the kitchen and directly beneath an AC vent, which made one side of the table cold throughout the meal.

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  22. JeffW

    Wilmington

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner at Aqua is always on point! The food and service are always fabulous. It’s our go to place for special occasions.

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  23. SarahW

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food, great ambiance. We were really wowed by the coconut chili noodle bowl. Amazingly delicious broth!

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  24. BrianD

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic and the service was timely and above average…would highly recommend

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  25. JohnS

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious ! Had a fall kale salad, fried artichoke appetizer and pork belly dish for the main course. Banana Foster for dessert was so yummy. I definitely recommend Aqua

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  26. VickieB

    Wilmington

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a fabulous birthday dinner at Aqua. It’s my favorite place and they never disappoint. I had the tile fish special and my husband had the filet. Both were wonderful. Thanks for making my special day even better!

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  27. Kelly

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed dinner at Aqua. They had an extensive wine list. The portion sizes were great and the tapas and small plates were delicious. The fried cheese was amazing!

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  28. Drew58

    New York City

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again Aqua was excellent! The food is exceptional, the drinks delicious and the service - we had Jonathan - was great! We have had Jonathan before. He is friendly, pays attention to detail and always takes great care of us! This is one of our favorite restaurants.

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  29. JeffW

    Wilmington

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful Birthday dinner with my wife. The food is always delicious and we love the setting! We are local and this is one of our favorites! We definitely will look forward to our next visit!

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  30. Sarahanne

    Wilmington

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fabulous dinner. We split the kale salad, filet, and littleneck clams. It's difficult to say which was more delicious. Truly superb flavors.

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  31. Kegs

    Wilmington

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect experience as always. Aqua is terrific dining option.

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  32. CatherineF

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and Always great service. Quinton is awesome, he is on top of everything, makes everything run smoothly. My favorite restaurant ❤️

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  33. BradS

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time celebrating Valentine's Day. The food was wonderful ! Would highly recommend the noodle bowl ! Our server also was very attentive, and also made excellent recommendations. This restaurant is one of the gems of Beaufort ! We'll see you again.

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  34. TimR

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent. My cod dish was a little too salty but overall food was good. Price was too high for the foid portions.

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  35. JimH

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding as always ! Love you can always feel confident when you bring guest that everything will be perfect.

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  36. JoshB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service with an interesting and delicious small menu.

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  37. Leslie

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    By every measure this was a delightful dinning experience. Susan was a gracious, helpful, responsive waitress. We were glad she served us.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful! Really enjoyed our dinner. Delicious flavors. Staff was lovely.

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  39. Spud

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and excellent service. A little loud but we are older. Outside best on a warm night

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  40. Sharon

    Wilmington

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Personal touches for a birthday celebration were lovely. Cuisine, wine and staff superb!! Always a favorite!!

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FAQs

Aqua Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (252) 728-7777.

Aqua Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 2686 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Aqua Restaurant

114 Middle Lane, Beaufort, NC 28516

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Beaufort / Morehead City
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jon McGregor
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (252) 728-7777
  • Catering
    Limited off site catering is available.
  • Private party facilities
    Private party / Banquet facilities available overlooking Taylor's Creek and the Beautiful Beaufort waterfront from the 3rd floor private dining room located in our sister restaurant Clawson's 1905 Restaurant & Pub. Seats up to 69
  • Private party contact
    Kim Kromka: (252) 728-7777
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