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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%
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“oysters” (48 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (16 reviews)
“hush puppies” (52 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 6 days ago

Great attentive service. Perfect hush puppies. Well seasoned and perfectly prepared swordfish. Average size portions.

Thank dakini1969
Reviewed 1 week ago

it has been a great local favorite and people start their dinner early with cocktails and appetizers at squids! The crab cakes were good. did want to try the oysters if given the chance. reservation needed to be sure.

Thank chrissy0122
Reviewed 1 week ago

Oysters, and other fresh sea-faring offings are all a delight at this quirky establishment. Service was friendly and prompt, and the food was delicious. Good for business or family gatherings.

Thank Timothy S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food great service wonderful ambience reasonable prices great waitstaff and the guy that runs the place is pretty special too

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As busy as it was, never waited long for service or food. Staff was very friendly. Food was wonderful

Thank Hollywood682013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is locally owned and so very good. Great service! The wait staff is very engaging and professional. Chose their suggestions and we didn't go wrong. Also called ahead for a table and placed on the list for a certain time and were seated right...More

Thank anncS3248BY
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We don't eat at Squid's very often anymore, but years ago we came often with our young children. Everyone loved the hush puppies and squid rings. My favorite is lobster, which is why we chose it for an casual anniversary meal. Squid's has been around...More

Thank Holly R
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This restaurant has been a favorite seafood restaurant since moving to the Triangle area. Conveniently located on a main street for the Chapel Hill area so easy to find. Suggest you call ahead when going there since it normally is very busy. However, as noted...More

Thank Burtdol
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Last night after seeing a movie, 4 of us went to Squid's. They sat us quickly, but had a very large crowd in the restaurant, bar and outside. Our waiter was quick, helpful and knew his menu. I had the grouper special and the other...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Great place to meet people and share NC seafood and great drinks!! The shellfish, salmon, tuna are cooked just perfect and ending the night with key lime pie or mud pie is a must!! Great place to meet friends, family or co-workers.

Thank Leigh J
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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

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  • Food
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Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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