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Aqua Restaurant

4.7
1180 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 5:30pm - 900pm Friday - Saturday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(252) 728-7777
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jayson Foster
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Catering
Limited off site catering is available.
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Additional
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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Mark 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

The food was DELICIOUS. I had a fillet and fried oysters. I cut the steak with my fork and the oysters were huge and fried perfectly. The broccoli and carrots were a real treat. Best meal I've had in a while.

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drdByte (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Always a pleasure to dine here. We drive ninety miles and it is well worth it. Service is great. Food choices are balanced. The bar is well stocked. Don't miss out on this Beaufort gem!

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KeithR (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Dropped in here for a Valentine's date with the wife. What I really like about this place is the "small plare" menu...not too much food, just enough. Service was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Went to Aqua for Valentines Day with my wife and everything from the Server, the food, the cocktails and the ambiance was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Wine A Rama's on Tuesday nights are so much fun! Make a reservation- this place fills up fast, for good reason!

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OpenTable Diner (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Aqua is a Beaufort favorite. The food is delicious and there is a great wine list as well. Once a month they have" Wineorama". For $10 you can taste 4 wines selected by the visiting wine representative who also comes to your table and talks about the wines you are tasting. A fun experience - especially when enjoyed with a delicious dinner.

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HeatherG (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Once again a wonderful experience. Kelly, our server, was exceptional, the food as always outstanding! We will definitely be back! A+++

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OpenTable Diner (E. Tennessee)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

It was our first time dining at Aqua and everything was delicious. We literally cleaned our plates! We will definitely dine here again and give rave reviews to friends.

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CarolB (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We eat here every time we come to Beaufort. They have great regulars and always some creative chef specials. Staff really engages with the customer—a nice touch.

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rosie (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Always a vibrant friendly place with great wine and a creative menu.

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OpenTable Diner (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Fabulous as usual! And winearama was great also...4 wines...what more could you want!

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OpenTable Diner (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

We own a boutique inn, downtown Historic Beaufort and always send guests to Aqua during their stay. Having sent literally 100's of couples to dine at this restaurant not one has ever returned without having enjoyed a wonderful "Aqua Experience"! Miss Kim will greet you warmly, Staff will ensure you are well cared for and Executive Chef Jayson Foster will ensure your dinner is most memorable. Aqua is a "don't miss" while visiting Beaufort **accommodates ALL dietary needs from vegan, vegetarian, gluten and dairy free

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

It’s been a while since we have dined at Aqua. So glad we we came back and re-discovered this wonderful restaurant!!

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OpenTable Diner (Memphis)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We were in Beaufort for the weekend and decided to try this on a whim differing from our usual favorite hot spots. Food was fantastic and wine list was amazing. Service was friendly and knowledgeable. This will definitely be moved to one of our priority restaurants to visit the next time we're in Beaufort.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

My wife, daughter and I had a great evening. Cocktails and food were great, and they had a reasonably priced red wine blend on the menu that I was not familiar with that was excellent. Our waitress was very helpful and friendly. We will certainly go back.

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OpenTable Diner (Wilmington)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

I had the trigger fish and the piece of fish was tiny, not small mind you but tiny. I ordered a dirty martini and received a very clean one. It was almost as if the bartender didn't know what a dirty martini was. On the positive side was dessert. We ordered and received the desert sampler. That was bananas foster, creme brulee, and home gelato on a price of chocolate cake. The bananas foster was excellent, the creme brulee was too, and the gelato was good but the cake it was sitting on was dry and not tasty at all. I think this was the consensus as I saw at least three parties leave the cake on the plate and devour the other desserts. Not a total loss but at almost 50.00 per person with one martini each, I think we could have done much better for the money elsewhere. Would I go back, I don't think so because there are a number of good restaurants to try in the immediate area.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Perfect, as always! My favorite place to dine in Beaufort.

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OpenTable Diner (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We always enjoy going to Aqua. Our new favorite place to go in Beaufort.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Once again, Aqua was superb! We enjoyed an excellent meal on New Years Eve. And their martini’s are awesome!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

the absolute best restaurant in the Morehead City/Beaufort NC area. Kim and the staff are the best at what they do.

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