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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

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  • 65
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  • 51
    Very good
  • 31
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very nice.

Fabulous food especially the appetizers. Nice decor and friendly waiters. Definately a 'must try'. Moderately priced and plenty of parking.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
Joseph A
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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153 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Jacksonville, Florida
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138 reviews 138 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Place was busy and the wait staff were all great. We had three different meals mi e was the tuna which i have to say was do e perfectly and the Asian slaw was incredible. The other meals were also awesome from what I was told. Oh and having Mr Fedora sitting at the table next to you wasnt bad... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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110 reviews 110 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is a somewhat upscale and pricy restaurant, but the prices are not outrageous. It is worth what you pay. The service is very good. The food is well-prepared and presented. I dined with three other people, and everyone was pleased with their meals. I was most impressed when the waitress informed me that the chef did not like the... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Fabulous food especially the appetizers. Nice decor and friendly waiters. Definately a 'must try'. Moderately priced and plenty of parking.

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W. Hartford, CT
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182 reviews 182 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

we found the seafood tasty, but size was small for prices a bit high. Environment was busy but service was fine. This is not the place for a quiet or leisurely dinner. They did have a kids menu.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Food is good, service is mostly good, prices are reasonable. Can get crowded, so get there early for dinner.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Every now and then one gets a hankering for fried oysters or a blackened mahi. The bar is our favorite seating spot because of the cheerful attentive staff and comfortable ambiance. All the menu items are consistently high quality and beautifully presented. The oysters are all star items no matter whether they are fried, raw or steamed. Give yourself a... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We've been going to Squids for more than 10 years. Food is exceptionally good and the bar scene is the best. Always fun people, great wait staff, fast service, and consistently great food. I have my favorites (peel and eat shrimp with Old Bay and a caesar salad) and my husband has probably had everything on the menu! Great specials,... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is the "go-to" restaurant when it's one of those last minute "let's go out tonight" moments. Lots of seniors and families. It's fairly large which translates to immediate or quick seating. The food is not brilliant either in selection or presentation but it is high quality and well cooked. They use fresh ingredients, particularly the fish, and the moderately... More 

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chapel hill, nc
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Squids is a Chapel Hill institution that has been providing fresh seafood seemingly forever. It has a large loyal restaurant and bar following and eating and drinking outdoors in nice weather is extremely enjoyable. The menu is seafood-oriented but not limited. The hushpuppies are a special treat.

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Durham, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

If you crave seafood the choices in the Chapel Hill Durham are limited. Since its opening Squids has been the go to place for Sea Food. The Oysters are always fresh sweet whether raw, steamed or fried. The Horseradish Crusted Tilapia in our view is one of the signature dishes. Mondays is Lobster night 25% off usual price. We probably... More 

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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 0 - 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?