"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.
Shrimp and Grits
caramelized red onion, tomatoes, spicy cajun tasso cream, stone ground white grit cake
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!!!
Everything was perfect...Couldn't have asked for a better way to celebrate my birthday!
Food was not as tasty as before; all excellent but lacking traditional flavors.
the wines from Wine-O-Rama were great, Lisa our server was tremendous and the food was excellent, as usual. We love Aqua
Always consistent! Always delicious and service is impeccable!
Celebrated my wife’s birthday. A very enjoyable evening
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.
Wonderful food, nice atmosphere - would recommend
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.
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!
Absolutely outstanding. Lisa was attentive and the food was top notch. Can’t wait to come back!
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
The food was absolutely delicious! The service was excellent and I cannot wait to go back!
We love WinORama! It pairs nicely with their lamb and fresh catch!
Aqua is a favorite restaurant for ambience, service, wine and food!
Great food and friendly service. Also recommend the dessert sampler.
Y'all are always helpful with my wife's allergies. Thank you!
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!
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.
Wonderful food, and the desserts were amazing. One of the the best restaurants that I’ve been to in many years of travel
As always a wonderful dining experience. Food and service top notch
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.
Great food, service and the wine-o-rama is the best
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.
One of our favorite places to dine in Beaufort. Always, always amazing food & great service. Thank you!
Lovely date night spot... we like the small plate/tapas menu, great cocktails, and wine list. Nice spot to dine outside in nice weather.
great food, great waitress, best chocolate torte in the world.
Food was delicious and service was great! Love to eat at Aqua.
great food, service and wine. our third wine-o-rama and it was great
Great food, service and drinks. Excellent venue.
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.
We love sending guests to Aqua and our guests love it too! Thanks for great service great flavors & great cocktails
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
The service is always good and the food is amazing. Nothing else compares! Definitely will be back some time this year.
Another outstanding dinner with outstanding service at Aqua!
We enjoyed Aqua's artsy modern flare in decor and food. Highly recommend this restaurant if you are visiting the Beaufort area.
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.
This was our second Wine O Rama and it was great. The food was great as usual and Lisa provided outstanding service.
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.