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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 - 9:30 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: Drinks, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 94
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lively Restaurant!

Squids is a bustling, lively restaurant which has been in Chapel Hill for many years. It is ALWAYS busy, so be sure you are planning for a leisurely meal. They do not take reservations, but have priority seating beginning at 6:00pm for a couple hours. There is a really good bar where you can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Marcia B
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Durham, North Carolina
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Durham, North Carolina
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94 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Squids is a bustling, lively restaurant which has been in Chapel Hill for many years. It is ALWAYS busy, so be sure you are planning for a leisurely meal. They do not take reservations, but have priority seating beginning at 6:00pm for a couple hours. There is a really good bar where you can also have your meal. It is... More 

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Thank Marcia B
Arlington, Virginia
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Squid's is a great date or family restaurant. This is our families favorite spot to revisit since we moved from Chapel Hill. This is the only place I will order, eat and love fried oysters.

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Thank ppl6611
Charlotte, North Carolina
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Squids is a great casual restaurant in Chapel Hill. It's got a great bar area, fresh seafood, and great service. The restaurant almost has a "beachy" feel. Squids is popular with UNC alumni, and it gets very crowded after sporting events. It's easy to pass the time waiting for a table with a nice glass of wine and oysters on... More 

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Thank acm12345
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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118 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant has a large selection of fresh seafood. Oysters are fresh and reasonably priced. ( 1/2 price between 4 and 6 pm ) . When we ate there only one kind of oysters ( Chesapeake bay ) but of good quality and size. My wife had jumbo shrimps which again were very fresh as they were easy to peel.... More 

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Thank willy m
Zebulon, North Carolina
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love going to Squids. Great hush puppies before your meal. My favorites are the shrimp risotto, the rib eye, and the buffalo shrimp appetizer. Oysters at the bar are terrific also.

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Thank Gina W
Chapel Hill, United States
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I've eaten here a dozen times in the last few years...and the food and service has always been consistently great. If you just want to eat some mussels at the bar with a beer or two know they will be great and portion will be plentiful. We've had everything on the menu (twice) and the seafood is always fresh and... More 

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Thank Jim W
nc
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

All the fish we had from the appetizer through the entree were very well prepared and served HOT and quick,.There was a bit of loud ambient noise but it settled down.Fresh fish and well prepared pasta.

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Thank finelaub
Orlando, Florida
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

While in Chapel Hill over the holiday, my husband and I decided to get some fresh oysters which is a seldom treat for us and Squids was our choice. We sat at the bar and ordered the oysters and were served very quickly. We had everything we needed, the horseradish, the cocktail sauce and a basket of broke saltine crackers.... More 

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Thank Hiker64_572
Vonore, Tennessee
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146 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

My husband and I visited for the first time. It was wonderful. As we went in I asked folks who were leaving if it was good. They raved about it. We had fabulous oysters as an appetizer and yummy special cocktails to start. The fish entrees were also excellent. Service was great and our server made sure that I didn't... More 

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Thank Jan L
Sunset, SC
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Very good selection of FRESH seafood. had oysters, shrimp, crab legs and lobster bisque - all was amazing.

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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: Seafood, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?