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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 #31 of 254 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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English first
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67 reviews 67 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I think they have the best seafood in the area, food is simple but good. Service is excellent. I like it.

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Cheraw, SC
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210 reviews 210 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We had planned a large family get together here, and the food and service are usually quite good. This time just the service was as expected, the food was sub par. The fried shrimp were rubbery, and tasted like frozen from Sam's Club. The steak was inedible. Hushpuppies were excellent though! Also discovered that the men's bathroom has no changing... More 

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Leawood, Kansas
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181 reviews 181 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Being a seafood fanatic, I am always easily talked into trying a new fish restaurant. On my many many trips to Chapel Hill, I always passed Squids but never had the chance to try it. Until this past holiday season with family. Squids has been around Chapel Hill for a long time and as I recall, used to have a... More 

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yorktown virginia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

wow this place was jammed! so it's good for locals--my friend was a loacal and loved it my food was cold when I got it it was good--but not hot

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Springfield IL
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68 reviews 68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I have eaten here always in the bar area. They have an excellent Happy Hour where the oysters are half price. The oysters are nothing short of excellent and I always have a great time meeting very nice people. You are literally elbow to elbow at the bar but that is fun for me. Get there early though--it is packed... More 

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pittsboro, nc
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner there. She had Crab Cakes and I had sauteed shrimp and scallops. Both were really good. Our server was excellent and we'll no doubt return

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Durham, North Carolina
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We used trip advisor to find this restaurant. We were not impressed. We ordered the bouillabaisse and the seafood bisque. Both were not the best. Just average. My lady thought the Bouillabaisse was poor. It was too salty and the sauce was thin, and the fish tasted unseasoned. My bisque was equally bland. Nothing we had was "good". My lady... More 

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Atlanta
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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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