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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 243 restaurants in Chapel Hill
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Cville va
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This is our go to restaurant for good seafood! They have great service friendly staff yummy hot hushpuppies for bread and great fried and raw oysters from the Rappahannock River on the Chesapeake Bay!

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Leland, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Oysters are 1/2 price - 4-6pm everyday! Bargain!!!. Hush puppies and salad with grilled shrimp. We ate at the bar. Bartender made great cosmopolitan! Visiting the area and would recommend

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you sit at the bar and have a liking for oysters then this is the restaurant for you. Good beers and wine offered at reasonable prices. Watch out for the early crowd though. Most of the areas retirees also enjoy this seafood joint.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

I go to Squids at least twice a month and I have always been very satisfied with my dinner also because it has been always consistent.It is definitely my first choice in the area

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Pittsboro, NC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is the place you will want to take mom for Mother's Day or take yourself when wanting quality seafood......not flashy at all but very good, consistent dishes and always excellent service. The tilapia never fails and Monday lobster specials are our favorites.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Squid's is a special occasion restaurant for us - more then we want to spend on a regular basis. The hush puppies are so delicious and the fish is fresh and well prepared. Save room for dessert because they are also very good. Wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The tables are close together, so not a place for an... More

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Durham, North Carolina, USA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

Just atrocious. From the snarky hostess who would not seat me while my family arrived (despite the desolate dining room) to the horrific menu. Breaded whatever plus fried stuff is the fare. Seafood chowder is better from Progresso - do not waste your time or money.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

My first visit to Squids, was a very nice experience. We went with friends before Christmas, as we thought there would be no wait for a table, and we didn't have to wait. I ordered the Salmon which is one of my favorite fish. However very few restaurant can prepare it the way I like it. Squids actually came through... More

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chapel hill, nc
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Squid's s a pleasant, but far from outstanding, seafood restaurant. There is a variety of fussed over fish, but not nearly enough simply prepared (grilled for example) dishes that allow the fish to speak for themselves. I had crab cakes that all right, but the vegetables were undercooked and lukewarm at best. The other diners in our party were happier... More

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Boone, North Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We didn't even look at the menus on the special lobster night! Plenty were enjoying the lovely crustacean but the three of our party knew what we wanted…the horseradish encrusted tilapia with onion sauce, greens beans and gold potatoes. We enjoyed their signature hushpuppies before dinner. The dinners came hot and hadn't changed since the last time we tasted and... More

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