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Squid's Seafood Market and Restaurant

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1201 Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-7094
+1 919-942-8757
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16:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Wed 16:00 - 21:00
Thu 16:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Durham,NC
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79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

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. A busy place that does not take reservations- but call ahead and get name on... More 

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Thank stephen l
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 to find a good seafood place around here but I was surprised it wasn't terrible.... More 

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Thank KikiDeMarco
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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.

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Thank Airman4Life
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Ise F
Roswell, Georgia
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109 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 had the seared tuna. I ordered it medium, but wish I'd at least gone down... More 

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Thank margotswann
Asheville, NC
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Thank BettyAsheville_NC
Colerain
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 seafood was seasoned just right, not too much seasoning to take away from the actual... More 

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Thank Bob25869
Atlanta
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 which I had to ask for some lemon butter in order to give them flavor.... More 

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Thank Mylisa1
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Alan R
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is my go-to place for fish - it's fresh as can be and prepared anyway you'd want it. The service couldn't be better. You feel they really care about you. I love celebrating the birthdays of friends here. They even provide a free birthday dessert for that person! Hushpuppies outstanding.

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Thank marthaH337

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:30
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?