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Squid's Seafood Market and Restaurant

1201 Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-7094
+1 919-942-8757
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (46 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (16 reviews)
“hush puppies” (55 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1201 Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-7094
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our meals were cooked to perfection. The service was awesome. So popular we had to wait 30 minutes for open table, but way worth it. Kids were super pleased.

Thank Chuck M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's been around a long time. If you have the taste for seafood, you can't go wrong. A casual environment. Very friendly servers. Many choices on the menu . The food very well prepared with ample servings . Gratis hush puppies. A bar is present....More

Thank stephen l
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband has lived her long before myself and didn't have the best first experience so needless to say we avoided the place. However, with my last pregnancy and a seafood craving we checked it out together. Being that I'm from Florida I have yet...More

Thank KikiDeMarco
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful seafood dishes at Squid's, along with excellent service and a very pleasant atmosphere. We have eaten here several times and always enjoyed our meals.

Thank Airman4Life
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

The food was good but not "great". Had the Fra Diavolo pasta which was just good. Staff was friendly and service was fast and prompt.

Thank Ise F
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We dined in the patio, which is small but as workable as can be expected in the midst of a busy commercial area. My son had the catch of the day, stripped bass. It was delicious but he was disappointed in the portion size. I...More

Thank margotswann
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Make a reservation. One of Chapel Hill's institutions. Best bet for family seafood restaurant. Never disappoints. Fresh seafood every time.

Thank BettyAsheville_NC
Reviewed 29 April 2017

My wife and I went to Squid's not knowing what to expect. We live near the coast so we know what good seafood is supposed to taste like. We were happy that our meal was very good. She had scallops and I had shrimp. The...More

Thank Bob25869
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We ate here because it was raining and very close to the hotel we were staying at. I had the crabcake. The crab had been mushed up and there were no chunks of crabmeat. I've had far better elsewhere. It came with mixed vegetables for...More

Thank Mylisa1
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We eat frequently at Squids and often choose to get their boiled shrimp with Old Bay seasoning. Always very tasty, but more importantly, the shrimp are never mushy or over-cooked. The shrimp always seem to be so fresh.

Thank Alan R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-7094
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-942-8757
  • E-mail
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