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Squid's Seafood Market and Restaurant

1201 N Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 942-8757
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Ranked #19 of 250 Restaurants in Chapel Hill
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Wed 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Atlanta
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We had the lobster bisque. It had a good amount of lobster in it and was very tasty. The hush puppies were hot and served as soon as you got there, but not very tasty. The grouper special was cooked very well. I had scallops with vegetables and risotto. The risotto was served like a fried hockey puck that was... More

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raleigh, nc
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83 reviews 83 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We had a large party to celebrate a birthday. We got there early since they do not take reservations (on weekends?). A few of us hung out near the bar and ordered drinks until a table was open for us. Our waiter was knowledgeable and very friendly. I had the horseradish encrusted tilapia and it was very tasty. I would... More

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United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The atmosphere is nice and the hush puppies very good but I ordered the bouillabaisse (fish stew) and was not impressed. I have ordered it in the past and it is different now -- the broth much thinner and a pale pink; needs more tomato, herbs, garlic. Only 2 shrimp and the clam was closed; had not opened and should... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I ate here only once and won't go back. The crab cakes were pretty bad and the salad was pedestrian. We were told this was the place to go for seafood so maybe they were having an off night but if I get a bad meal, I don't return.

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Easley, South Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I went to dinner here after looking for another seafood restaurant in the area that was closed. Parking lot was crowded so I figured the food would be excellent. I got a combo plate with fried catfish and oysters. The oysters tasted old. They were small and overcooked. The catfish was very greasy. Actually upset my stomach from the amount... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I am from Maryland and go to Squids for the raw oyster happy hour. Yum! They have very good and fresh entrees and appetizers as well. They do not skimp on the cocktails, or the portions. There is rarely ever room for dessert and often times after the oysters we will split a dinner entree. It is tucked away and... More

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It has been about a year since we were in Chapel Hill and had to make the trip back to Squids. They always have some of the freshest seafood in the Triangle and it comes through in the taste of their food. Great Oyster bar. Wish we lived closer.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My wife and have been to Squid's probably 20 times over the past 17 years we have lived in Chapel Hill. What a great place. The menu is a perfect size and provides fresh, awesome tasting seafood choices for everyone. Me wife and I love just sitting in the bar area, ordering a pound of peel and eat shrimp and... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My husband & I love to eat at Squid's. Their food is always outstanding! Of course you could be waiting because its very popular with the locals. We really enjoy eating in the bar, especially for the 1/2 priced oysters before 6pm. People are quite friendly and we find many fun conversations. The main restaurant is a wonderful place to... More

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Wilmette, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We ate here twice during our stay because one person in our party really enjoyed the food and friendly service. The food was expensive and was just ok, not delicious. The first night, I had the grilled shrimp. The shrimp were alright, a little bit over cooked. The lemon risotto it came with had so much lemon it was hard... More

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Additional Information about Squid's Seafood Market and Restaurant

Address: 1201 N Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone Number: (919) 942-8757
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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