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Squid's Seafood Market and Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Cup $5.15
Bowl $7.15
Seafood Chowder
Creamy New England style, w/ seafood, potatoes, carrots & smoked bacon
1/2 Pound $7.95
Pound $15.45
Snow Crab Legs
Small $5.25
Large $7.45
Squid Rings
Regular.​ Lightly breaded & fried, served w/ cocktail sauce & pesto mayonnaise.
Small $5.25
Large $7.45
Squid Rings
Cajun. Lightly breaded & fried, served w/ cocktail sauce & pesto mayonnaise.
Lobster Bisque
Lobster stock, sherry, & tomato bisque garnished w/ a chilled lobster & basil salad
Spicy Buffalo Shrimp
Lightly fried & dressed w/ Texas Pete butter sauce. Served w/ celery & bleu cheese dressing
Shrimp Cocktail
Seven shrimp steamed & chilled to order, served w/ cocktail sauce & lemon
Half dozen $8.45
Dozen $13.95
Half Shell Oysters
Steamed or raw
Half dozen $6.95
Dozen $11.95
Half Shell Clams
Steamed​ or raw
Half pound $7.95
Pound $14.95
Steamed Peel & Eat Shrimp
With melted butter & cocktail sauce
Grilled Salmon Salad
Salad special. Grilled salmon salad mesclun greens w/ cherry tomatoes, red onion, crostini & creamy cucumber-dill dressing
Sichuan Yellowtail Snapper
Small plate. Pan seared w/ ginger, garlic, onion, broccoli, cauliflower & spicy black bean sauce
Steak & Shrimp Kebobs
Entree special. Grilled w/ roasted corn, new potatoes, Vidalia onions, roma tomatoes, & red wine reduction sauce
Banana Cake
Dessert special. With caramelized banana, vanilla ice cream & caramel sauce
Balsamic vinaigrette
Bleu cheese
Honey tomato vinaigrette
Garden Salad
Mixed local greens, carrots, tomatoes & garlic crostini
Small $5.15
Large $8.45
Spinach Salad
With​ toasted pecans, smoked bacon, thinly sliced red onion, & champagne citrus vinaigrette
Small $5.15
Large $8.45
Caesar Salad
Of romaine w/ creamy dressing, calamata olives, red onions, parmesan & garlic croutons
Small $5.95
Large $8.95
Morrocan Salad
Israeli cous cous, mesclun greens, marcona almonds, raisins, crumbled goat cheese & roasted red pepper vinaigrette
Lightly breaded & fried in omega 3 enriched soybean oil, which contains no trans fatty acids. Served w/ French fries & cole slaw. Cajun seasoning also available at no extra charge.
Garden salad in place of cole slaw $+1.95
Sea Scallops
Garden salad in place of cole slaw $+1.95
Shrimp Platter
Garden salad in place of cole slaw $+1.95
Popcorn Shrimp
Garden salad in place of cole slaw $+1.95
Oyster Platter
Garden salad in place of cole slaw $+1.95
Flounder Platter
Garden salad in place of cole slaw $+1.95
Salt & Pepper Catfish
NC organic
Garden salad in place of cole slaw $+1.95
Combination of Any Two
Extra vegetable in place of starch on request
Horseradish Crusted Tilapia
With roasted Yukon gold potatoes, green beans & shitake mushrooms in an onion cream sauce
Seafood Kebabs
Of fish, shrimp, & scallops, pan seared, served w/ mashed potatoes, sauteed vegetables, & Dijon vinaigrette
Genovese Shrimp & Scallops
Sauteed​ in olive oil, tomatoes, mushrooms, kalamata olives & garlic; over linguini, w/ freshly grated Romano
Grilled Shrimp
With lemon risotto cake, grilled onions, artichoke hearts, sauteed spinach, & sun-dried tomato beurre blanc
Of fish filet, shrimp, bell peppers, carrots, & potatoes in a tomato-lobster broth, served w/ parmesan & toasted focaccia bread
Pan Seared Salmon
With black beans, fresh guacamole, crisp tortillas, roasted squash, & a spicy tomato chipotle sauce
Tamari Grilled Tuna
With teriyaki sauce. served w/ sesame basmati rice, Asian slaw, wasabi aioli, & pickled ginger
Shrimp $16.95
Chicken $13.95
Spicy Fra Diavolo
Of​ shrimp, calamari, tomatoes, mushrooms, & scallions, over linguini; topped w/ parmesan cream sauce
Tilapia Filet
Broiled w/ olive oil, white wine, & bread crumbs. Served w/ mashed potatoes & roasted vegetables
Garlic Marinated Ribeye
14​ ounces of choice beef marinated in roasted garlic olive oil. Wood grilled & served w/ Yukon gold potatoes, caramelized onions, & green beans.
1.5 Pound $32.95
1.75 Pound $39.95
2 Pound $48.95
Lobster Dinner
1.25 pound live Maine lobster, steamed & served w/ drawn butter, mashed potatoes, & sauteed vegetables
Fresh Local Fish
Wood-grilled, broiled or blackened. Served w/ mashed potatoes & sauteed vegetables.
5Oz $13.95
7Oz $17.95
Black Pearl Salmon
Natural, sustainable, farm raised salmon. Wood-grilled, broiled or blackened. Served w/ mashed potatoes & sauteed vegetables.
Yellow Fin Tuna
Wood-grilled, broiled or blackened. Served w/ mashed potatoes & sauteed vegetables.
Mahi Mahi
Wood-grilled,​ broiled or blackened. Served w/ mashed potatoes & sauteed vegetables.
All desserts are made fresh daily in house
Key Lime Pie
A squid's favorite, served w/ whipped cream
Mud Pie
Ice cream on an Oreo cookie crust w/ hot fudge, whipped cream, & toasted almonds.
Creme Brulee
Vanilla egg custard served w/ a warm caramelized sugar crust.
Chocolate Silk Pie
This mousse pie has chocolate cake crust & is served w/ raspberry sauce
Squid's Sorbet
Made w/ all natural fruit purees. Served w/ a ginger cookie
Chocolate Souffle Cake
Served w/ vanilla ice cream & chocolate sauce
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Individual cake served warm w/ vanilla ice cream
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Drinks
American, Seafood
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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All reviews oysters hush puppies fresh seafood squid rings tilapia crab legs fries steak oyster bar cocktail sauce prices are reasonable great place to eat wait staff genovese entrees triangle freshness
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a night before a UNC basketball game. The place was filling up fast with attendees for the game. It had been many, many years since I had eaten here. The food and portions were fine. The service was very good - attentive...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Theresa F
Reviewed 28 December 2018 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 genec606
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
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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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