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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (54 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (18 reviews)
“hush puppies” (55 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
1201 Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-7094
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We arrived about 20 minutes before closing and the server was nice and helpful. We selected seafood kabobs and calamari for the table and portions were large and food was tasty! Great choice in Chapel Hill for seafood!

Thank JourneyTales01
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This restaurant (an old-timer) continues to maintain an outstanding seafood restaurant. Everything is very fresh and this is a key to seafood rather than serving items caught in Asia and frozen. On this occasion, fresh oysters from the Virginia/Carolina shore areas were lightly breaded and...More

Thank Burtdol
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Caveat: The GPS on my phone did not have their location correct. This place is a bit down at the heels, but has a large local following, so whatever they're doing, they're doing it right. We went in a few minutes before they opened for...More

1  Thank TravelMavenHouston
Reviewed 7 July 2018

We arrived and we were greeted by a lovely young lady. Our waitress was great. . The only problem was the food. Maybe because I am from the East Coast, but the seafood dishes were not great. Overcooked and bland. The lobster bisque was ok....More

Thank sreneeKalamazoo_MI
Reviewed 28 June 2018

My friends and family recently held a retirement party for me at Squids. Large (22) parties are never easy, but the wait staff did an excellent job of keeping us all happy, delivering drinks nonstop, etc. The food was delicious (I had the lobster!), and...More

Thank Lee F
Reviewed 24 June 2018

we Dined at 6pm on a Saturday night. They don’t take reservations, but you can get on a wait list if you call them. It was very crowded at 6pm. The waitress seemed rushed. The food was quite good, I would recommend Squids.

Thank LindaArends
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Seafood is superb here .. as is anything else on the menu -- from appetizers to dessert! Great spot for a celebration, too.

Thank ladykatyj
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Squids is a long-time Chapel Hill favorite. Very fresh fish and they have an oyster bar. They fill up quickly but handle the crowd very efficiently. Well trained wait staff and friendly atmosphere.

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 25 May 2018

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
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Questions & Answers
3 June 2018|
Response from David E | Reviewed this property |
Their website lists the bar open at 4pm on Sundays with the restaurant opening at 4.30pm
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
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  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
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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