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Squid's Seafood Market and Restaurant

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1201 N Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 942-8757
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fun place with above average food

This is a nice place. And very popular based on the wait line on Sunday evening. They seem much more health conscious than most using fresh food and healthier oil. They certainly make an effort to offer an alternative to the usual food combinations. Not to discourage them, they seem to try to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a nice place. And very popular based on the wait line on Sunday evening. They seem much more health conscious than most using fresh food and healthier oil. They certainly make an effort to offer an alternative to the usual food combinations. Not to discourage them, they seem to try to be different rather than creative. Sometimes it... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Squid's is a casual, cheerful seafood restaurant with great service and a fun bar. The hushpuppies are served hot as you take your seat. Seafood is fresh and cooked however you like it. They have a few special small plates and an option for a single crab cake dinner that is incredibly reasonable. This is a go to place for... More 

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Charlotte NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Loved the calamari appetizer! Fried Oysters were some of the best I have ever had. The parking lot was packed so we thought we were in for a long wait but we were able to be seated immediately. Thought the atmosphere would have been a little more upscale but the food was wonderful.

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Dunlo, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Nice atmosphere, very busy place, but we were seated promptly. Waitress was very friendly and knew the menu well, making suggestions for our first time visit. The food was excellent , and fresh. I highly recommend the seafood kabobs. If you order lobster, bring your appetite! Loved the hush puppies too! No room for dessert, but they looked fabulous too!

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Franklin, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

They said it was an oyster bar and yes you can get them in summer,The R month thing is a myth anyway.great fried and blacked Menu.will go back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Returned after a few days visit...could not resist the tempting array of seafood in menu...classy atmosphere but not high end price...professional hit friendly service!!!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We live in Chapel Hill. We have eaten at Squids for years and virtually every time the food has been consistently great. No linen table cloths but great fresh fish and when in season fantastic oysters. Small plates and specials reflect a creative cook. Some of the best seafood anywhere.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Squid's has been here forever and I sure hope it stays that way. Open for dinner only, it is known especially for its fish, especially salmon. Of course, the oysters are great and cheaper at Happy Hour from 4-6 PM. They have a large menu and other items, chicken, pasta, etc, can be had. The waitresses are very knowledgeable about... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Then eat in the bar during the week between 4-6 pm for half priced raw or steamed oysters. The oysters are fresh and delicious. The fried oyster basket is also great, but they don't turn on the fryer until 5 pm for some strange reason. We've eaten there maybe a dozen times & everything is great. It is our go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We visited Squid's last week, at the advice of local residents and it did not disappoint. There were four of us, we got right into a table and stayed long after most guests left and it was still OK with the restaurant staff, which was very much appreciated. The food was excellent and imaginative, very fresh seafood. I would recommend... 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 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1201 N Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: (919) 942-8757

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
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

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