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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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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (52 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (18 reviews)
“hush puppies” (55 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1201 Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-7094
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had not eaten at Squid's recently, and decided to have dinner there last Saturday evening. We got there at about 6 PM and were able to be seated almost immediately. The hush puppies were hot and good. My husband and I both had the...More

Thank birdie86509
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're from Chapel Hill, you know good seafood isn't easy to come by around here. Squids makes it happen. The oysters are top notch, the shrimp is scrumptious, and the chowder is excellent. We've come here for years and they never disappoint.

Thank Casey A
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Squid's has the best fresh oysters in the area. Whether you want them raw on the half shell, steamed, or fried, they are all delicious all the time. We always sit at the bar and watch them shuck the fresh oysters. We had a peck...More

Thank LonestarSpartan
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Restaurant is close to Chapel Hill University Inn which is where we stay when visiting Chapel Hill. We went 11/17-it was unseasonably warm and we were able to sit on the outdoor patio. Food was excellent. From the squid app to entree. Nice selection.

Thank Phyllis S
Reviewed 6 April 2018

For us - this place is our favorite seafood restaurant in the area and never disappoints. The staff are friendly and Tom, the Manager, is always visible and available to help you as well. The food - a gracious plenty and delicious. Oftentimes, my friend...More

Thank TarheelBill
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Happy place to hang out - amazing shrimp, oysters, fish and hush puppies! Love the bar area, rest of restaurant kind of calabash style-

Thank Wendy R
Reviewed 23 March 2018

This is a fish restaurant (and fish market!) so you expect to get visible crabmeat in your crab cakes. Especially after you ask your server about them and he states that there's lump crab meat and not a lot of filler. Well, guess what. Smaller...More

1  Thank tanbark
Reviewed 14 March 2018

The Squid is a quiet, laid-back restaurant, serving the Chapel Hill, Nc and the "Triangle area" for many, many years, with remarkable stability. It's a landmark. One very important thing to know is the fact that in the Squid you are likely to find much...More

Thank ylev1
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

What a great find. Casual, great service(Megan) ,food wounderful, great oysters. Menu should please everyone, meat lovers to seafood. Half price wine Tuesday. Will come back again and again.

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Stopped in with friends for a small bite on a Tuesday evening. Hadn't been to Squid's in a long time - used to be a frequent place for dinner with family. Sorry to hear about some reviewer's disappointment. The restaurant was full that evening. We...More

Thank carolinanorte
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Yijie Z
3 July 2017|
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Response from JerryL3 | Reviewed this property |
4:00 to 6:00. 1/2 price oysters - raw or steamed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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