Aqua Restaurant

4.8
1862 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.9
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RC2463
Key West
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!! Unique dishes and all delicious. Shrimp and grits and stuffed jalapeño apps -excellent.
Portions are smaller but they’re clearly labeled tapas and small plates. Plenty to eat. More doesn’t equate to better.
Would definitely return. Highly recommend!!!

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StevenG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect...Couldn't have asked for a better way to celebrate my birthday!

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Frogman
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was not as tasty as before; all excellent but lacking traditional flavors.

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vipHank22
Wilmington
47 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the wines from Wine-O-Rama were great, Lisa our server was tremendous and the food was excellent, as usual. We love Aqua

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Scooter
Wilmington
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent! Always delicious and service is impeccable!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Celebrated my wife’s birthday. A very enjoyable evening

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KathrynP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was thoughtful, well spoken, polite and helpful. The restaurant seating on the porch was nice and not loud. The food and wine were delicious. Parking was easy. I would definitely go there again and recommend it to friends.

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Kcp2
Charleston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, nice atmosphere - would recommend

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Walt
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

This has been my favorite restaurant for 3-4 years, and this was my first visit since the coronavirus pandemic. We were excited to be able to get back to Aqua. Nothing about it was special—just adequate. Disappointed and sad. I’ll give them another chance, because it truly has been my favorite.

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vipInnOnTurner
Wilmington
14 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our guests love Aqua and we regularly book their reservations when they arrive. The Aqua staff from waitstaff on up through barkeep, hostess, chef and restaurant manager all assist us and take AMAZING care of our folks. Thanks Aqua for being fine dining I can count on for consistent service, cuisine and customer care!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding. Lisa was attentive and the food was top notch. Can’t wait to come back!

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spruilldog
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. The small plate and tapas menu are a lot of fun and portioned just right for sharing. Only knock is the prices are what you would spend at any similar venue for the full entree but you will be ordering more than one per person. Good wine list and reasonably priced

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Mmmm
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious! The service was excellent and I cannot wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love WinORama! It pairs nicely with their lamb and fresh catch!

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JackieS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aqua is a favorite restaurant for ambience, service, wine and food!

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Naomi
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service. Also recommend the dessert sampler.

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viptwm21
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Y'all are always helpful with my wife's allergies. Thank you!

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MtnMissy
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went here with lots of anticipation. The quality of the food was top notch. I wasn't that impressed with the variety of seafood on the menu. We were hoping for a greater array of dishes. I got the lamb chops... great choice!

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AllisonD
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous meal at Aqua! I had the crab cake small plate and my date had the petit filet small plate. Perfect proportions, wonderful ambience and they make a mean martini! Thanks again, Aqua. Shout out to Trevor Barnes in the kitchen.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food, and the desserts were amazing. One of the the best restaurants that I’ve been to in many years of travel

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MarkZ
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a wonderful dining experience. Food and service top notch

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RichardS
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, as always , was incredible. Had not been in a while and was so happy to be there. The seafood special was amazing and the beef tenderloin was melt in your mouth good. Cant wait to go back.

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vipHank22
Wilmington
48 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and the wine-o-rama is the best

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vipYVETTER
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect dining experience. Aqua is a tiny little restaurant tucked away in Beaufort. Charming and cozy, the service was over the top. We enjoyed delicious tapas and small plates. Aqua features many craft beers and a variety of wine, which is 33% off the bottle on Friday nights. Overall it was a great value for the experience and delicious food. We will definitely be going back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to dine in Beaufort. Always, always amazing food & great service. Thank you!

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MichelleN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely date night spot... we like the small plate/tapas menu, great cocktails, and wine list. Nice spot to dine outside in nice weather.

MC
vipMichaelC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, great waitress, best chocolate torte in the world.

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Naomi
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great! Love to eat at Aqua.

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vipHank22
Wilmington
48 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, service and wine. our third wine-o-rama and it was great

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MichaelG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and drinks. Excellent venue.

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SherryK
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aqua never disappoints from the goat cheese board with prosciutto, arugula and more to the best dirty gin martini to be had. The service and attention to sanitation is unsurpassed as well.

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vipInnOnTurner
Wilmington
14 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love sending guests to Aqua and our guests love it too! Thanks for great service great flavors & great cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous

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HayleyH
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our waitress Jen was so friendly and sweet! Also was the only waitress there! And still made us feel like we were her only table. Definitely will be coming back

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Birthday dinner

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BrittanyW
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always good and the food is amazing. Nothing else compares! Definitely will be back some time this year.

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AdamC
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding dinner with outstanding service at Aqua!

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TamiR
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed Aqua's artsy modern flare in decor and food. Highly recommend this restaurant if you are visiting the Beaufort area.

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Maddieb
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aqua is one of our favorite restaurants in the Beaufort area. In fact, we only have 2 favorites. The food is consistently wonderful, the service cheerful and unobtrusive. It is expensive, but worth every penny.

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vipHank22
Wilmington
48 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second Wine O Rama and it was great. The food was great as usual and Lisa provided outstanding service.

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 1862 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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