About Aqua Restaurant
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.
Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 5:30pm - 900pm Friday - Saturday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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: 2527287777x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
Aqua Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
I along with my wife, brother and sister ...
I along with my wife, brother and sister in law ate there twice this past week. It was absolutely AMAZING! The atmosphere provided a much needed quiet dinner. Our server on both occasions RESA was excellent. She was warm, friendly, knowledgeable and made our experience very enjoyable. The food prepared by Chef Jayson was OMG delicious! I felt like I was at a 5 star restaurant and enjoyed every course that we were served. The shrimp and country ham pasta was so good and my wife enjoyed the crab and pineapple napoleon! She's from Mobile and knows her seafood!!! The creme brulee and bananas foster capped our evening off perfectly. We will find our way back there on our next trip to Beaufort!
Delicious interesting food / fresh compl ...
Delicious interesting food / fresh complex
Great service good value enjoyed the small plate options
Deep wine list
Looking forward to our next dining experience in Beaufort-we tried a different restaurant each night - Aqua was #1
Great experience from the very beginning ...
Great experience from the very beginning. We were treated like Princesses for my Sister's Bachelorette party. The Manager Kim was very king and our server Reesa was fantastic. I will definitely be back and will recommend to others.
We had a wonderful dinner at Aqua on Jul ...
We had a wonderful dinner at Aqua on July 16. The food was outstanding and the service was great. We had the white bean dip and tomato tart for appetizers - delicious! Then we had the Crab and Pineapple Napoleon and the Cast Iron Seared Crab Cake for dinner - both were fabulous! We would highly recommend Aqua to anyone looking for a great meal in Beaufort.
The dinner we had was fantastic. I have ...
The dinner we had was fantastic. I have celiac disease and was pleased with the great gluten-free options on the menu. This was one of the best meals we had in Beaufort. We will definitely return.
Service was outstanding. I'm so impressed with the composure of each dish.
Aqua never fails to impress. The food w ...
Aqua never fails to impress. The food was delicious, our waitress, Reesa, was top notch, the drinks were perfectly poured and overall our dinner was a truly delightful experience. Added to that, it is such a wonderful value that we can't help but come back time and time again. Aqua is a true gem in the heart of Beaufort; a not-to-be-missed experience!
really good food. from start to finish. ...
really good food. from start to finish. the only disappointment was when we got there, having made our reservation on open table, the hostess tried to seat us at a bar table (high top) with the a.c. blowing down on us. she acted like she did not know there was a table in the dining room in plain sight. maybe she didn't see it. but it made us feel like she was attempting to save it for someone more important. well we asked and got the table. dinner was fabulous. I will go back but will specify next time i make a reservation that i want inside, in the DR, not the bar.
I would love to know how Aqua was, unfor ...
I would love to know how Aqua was, unfortunately, we stood at the hostess stand, along with two other parties, for 15 minutes and no one ever came to greet us. We all had reservations. We were apprehensive to stay and eat after waiting so long just to be greeted, so we left.
Could not have been better for my best f ...
Could not have been better for my best friend and me. Our server, Emily, was outstanding; very helpful with recommendations and answering our questions. Italian Bread Salad and snapper special were delicious and creative. Looking forward to returning very soon!
I think this is the best place in the ar ...
I think this is the best place in the area to have a fine dining experience.
The menu is innovative, the tastes are sublime, and the memory lingers.
If you like fine dining and accept the appropriate prices, you will not be disappointed.
The food was great and very different. I ...
The food was great and very different. It had a lot of flavors that went very well together. The only thing that could have been better was the lighting. We had a table in the middle of the room and there were no lights. The only lights were small pendants over the outer, booth tables. The older people in our group had to use their phones to read the menu. It was fancy but in a trendy way. Not somewhere you go every day but definitely for special occasions or to try something different. The food was beautifully displayed on the plates as well.
Our server was wonderful, lots of great ...
Our server was wonderful, lots of great energy, but she cut herself and left early. I hope she is ok. It was great to see locals at the restaurant and also to see that Aqua has sustained it's quality over the years.
We had a fantastic experience at Aqua! O ...
We had a fantastic experience at Aqua! Our server was exceptionally friendly and fun. The menu was unique and the food tasted fantastic. Our out-of-town guests told us that this was the best place we've ever taken them for dinner. We will be back soon! One thing to note is that the booth was a little bit tight for one of the members of our party; we will request a table next time so he can have more space.
The only way Aqua could be any better wo ...
The only way Aqua could be any better would be (1) if it was a little larger and (2) if it were on the water. Staff was excellent - not only personable but well-informed and eager to ensure a thoroughly pleasant dining experience. Food/food preparation were absolutely top-notch. We'll be back many times more in the future.
I picked this restaurant from yelp and i ...
I picked this restaurant from yelp and it was quite a find. My husband had corn soup that was define and I had a tomato with cheddar on top, Yum. The main course consisted of the small plate of grouper and vegetables. My husband's dinner was delicious as well. Bananas foster ended the spectacular meal. The service and friendliness of the staff was what you would want at a lovely restaurant.
We had a lovely meal at Aqua. They have ...
We had a lovely meal at Aqua. They have indoor and outdoor dining. The service was a little slow because they were busy but we did not feel neglected. Still, if you are not up for a relaxed meal (if you need to get in and out quickly) then it may not be the best option on a busy weekend. But the food is excellent.
Make reservation time for the beginning ...
Make reservation time for the beginning of business hours. Otherwise, later in the evening the server may be overwhelmed creating very poor service, and it may take you 30 minutes to be served a drink from the bar.
On another note, the food is excellent.
The menu is unique for this area and the presentation is outstanding. After we enjoyed a delicious, hot bread with an olive oil and balsamic vinegar dip, the waitress brought 4 "pops" to clean the palate. She was very specific that they were to be "popped" in the mouth and consumed in one bite. I was the only one who did so and the blend of flavors was wonderful. Everyone cleaned his plate, even the picky eater. The view is not good, but all eyes were on the food.
Aqua by the Sea!
What we really liked was being able to reserve a space online. Very convenient! When we arrived we were greeted and the hostess found our reservation and were seated immediately. The food was delicious. It was the second time we've eaten there. It was a first for our friends. We were seated outside on the patio, bug free, as it was screened. Will definitely go back again, maybe this weekend, it's my birthday.
Great tapas and the menu selections, gre ...
Great tapas and the menu selections, great choices. They also have a $5 wine special each night and 33% off bottles which is great.
Drawbacks- I reserved this 3 weeks ago and they tried to stick us at a table directly behind the hostess stand. I don't know why a table would even be located here. We were sent to the bar to wait 15 minutes for our table and meanwhile, the couple behind us in line was promptly seated at a nice spacious booth, what?! After finally being seated it took the waitress another 15 to even stop by and greet us. Good food, but poor service
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