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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 #15 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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Easley, South Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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31 reviews 31 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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Mebane, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great overall restaurant. Not a long wait time. Food fresh and well seasoned. I got the Oysters... they were very great. A must go to restaurant.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Seafood is always fresh and a great selection. I especially like the oysters on the half shell and the peel and east shrimp.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

One of my favorite regular restaurants in Chapel Hill. It is a favorite spot for folks who have lived in Chapel Hill for a long time. Food is good and the staff is great. If you sit at the oyster bar, you will make new friends before the evening has ended!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Squids has been in its locations for years and is a reliable and good night out. It has a ggod bar, outdoor seating in good weather, and very good seafood cooked any way you like it. The hush puppies with dinner are sinful. No reservations, so on some busy nights you may need to try out the bar while waiting.

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