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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 #22 of 251 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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Springfield IL
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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
28 helpful votes 28 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I ate here only once and won't go back. The crab cakes were pretty bad and the salad was pedestrian. We were told this was the place to go for seafood so maybe they were having an off night but if I get a bad meal, I don't return.

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Easley, South Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I went to dinner here after looking for another seafood restaurant in the area that was closed. Parking lot was crowded so I figured the food would be excellent. I got a combo plate with fried catfish and oysters. The oysters tasted old. They were small and overcooked. The catfish was very greasy. Actually upset my stomach from the amount... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I am from Maryland and go to Squids for the raw oyster happy hour. Yum! They have very good and fresh entrees and appetizers as well. They do not skimp on the cocktails, or the portions. There is rarely ever room for dessert and often times after the oysters we will split a dinner entree. It is tucked away and... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It has been about a year since we were in Chapel Hill and had to make the trip back to Squids. They always have some of the freshest seafood in the Triangle and it comes through in the taste of their food. Great Oyster bar. Wish we lived closer.

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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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