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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 #16 of 249 restaurants in Chapel Hill
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Herndon, Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The seafood is always fresh & delicious! I love, love, love the beet and goat cheese salad. It's a very popular restaurant, so call ahead during peak times.

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Hickory, NC
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Nice seafood restaurant. Very complete menu, very nice raw bar. Not the fanciest seafood restaurant. good selection of fried seafood if that is your fancy, but broiled and sautéed selections may be better at other restaurants. More of a family style restaurant than a fancy meal. Very good prices and value. Recommend when you are in a seafood mood.

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Manning, SC
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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Very complete seafood selection with very good service. The place was a bit loud but tolerable. I would definitely go back.

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High Point, North Carolina
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80 reviews 80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

If you go before 5, sit outside and enjoy some delicious peel and eat shrimp,a tasty salad and a glass of wine! Just delightful! They serve terrific hush puppies to accompany your meal and the service is great!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

If you are a local, this is where you go for seafood. It's always fresh, and though the menu has not changed in years and years, the variety is such that even I can find two items to choose from (I am allergic to most seafood, and usually have to order the chicken when my family gets a yen for... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Squids is know for their seafood -- actually that's what they offer the mnost on their menu. However, they do have other otopns for non-seafood lovers. They bring you a basket of their delicious hush puppies when you sit down. Salads are fresh and quite good portion sizes. Entrees are always prepared as you'd like, including special dietary restrictions. Each... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

One can always count on good food and good service in a welcoming, comfortable setting. Squid's is one of Chapel Hill's enduring assets. We appreciate its varied menu. Great place to relax and enjoy excellent seafood.

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Pulborough, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Excellent speedy service yet everything always cooked just eight. They REALLY know how to cook seafood here. I love lobster and am very fussy about it, Squids is the best ever! Other fish and side orders are also well presented. The restaurant is a bit plain inside, but made up for by the excellent food.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

My husband and I visited on a Saturday night at around 8 pm. The service and food were mediocre. The steamed oysters were mildly warm, the crab legs acceptable and the peel and eat shrimp were chewy; as if they were days old. The service was slow and less than enthusiastic. We could hear every word of the next table's... More

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Cville va
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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