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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%
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“oysters” (54 reviews)
“hush puppies” (56 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (17 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1201 Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-7094
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My Sazerac was very good, but my main course was bland. Everyone else seemed satisfied, but I don't think anyone was blown away. Steamed clams were plain. Shrimp and scallops Genovese was not too flavorful.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank IowaMusictravel
Reviewed 11 December 2018

We had not eaten here in years, but friends in our foodie group consider this one of the best and are regulars. We were delighted in the service as well as the food. Chapel Hill does have a seafood restaurant after all!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bruce128
Reviewed 11 December 2018

We went to Squids Restaurant with my whole family. The included guests were my daughter and her husband. There were three children ages 9, 7, 5. We were seated at a large table in a reasonably quiet section of the restaurant. Service was was courteous...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank robertcH4275DS
Reviewed 3 December 2018

Had family in prior to Thanksgiving, and I'd been wanting to try Squid's. It's a little bright in there, like many fish houses are. I'd dim the lights after 7:30pm with the early birds leave. The waiter was super friendly and professional. Very attentive. We...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bobjrcomptree
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

This was our fourth visit to Squids in three years and the quality of the seafood is still very high. This time the seafood stew was mostly clams and needed seasoning. The shrimp and risotto dish was perfect. Skip the stew and order the crab...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Gene C
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Our first visit lead to countless others. The service and food and relaxing atmosphere all combine to create an experience you can’t wait to repeat. A local favorite for a reason. Must experience for yourselves, that is if you enjoy great food and beverage selection....More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank lkbarnes
Reviewed 1 November 2018

First time visit for dinner on a Sunday evening and was surprised by how crowded this place can get. A large dining area that could be expanded and you would still have to wait. Basically, good service and great seafood is the magic sauce. Our...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank NorthStar779040
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

I always try to visit Squids when I visit my father in Chapel Hill: they have a half-price oyster ‘happy hour’ (from 4-6pm) with 2 dozen oysters costing just $19.95. After gorging on oysters at the bar one can then move on to the adjacent...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank HenryG777
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Don’t hesitate to go here the best seafood Always good service and great hush puppies Great shrimp any way it is served Good desserts

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank getofftheroad
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We eat here for early suppers... of raw oysters! The service is very friendly and the happy hour is a great value.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Elizabeth B
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5 November 2018|
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Response from Lee F | Reviewed this property |
Squid’s has always been in the same location-@ 1985-1986? Consistently great food.
3 June 2018|
Response from 699DavidE | Reviewed this property |
Their website lists the bar open at 4pm on Sundays with the restaurant opening at 4.30pm
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
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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