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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 65
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  • 53
    Very good
  • 31
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  • 4
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  • 3
    Terrible
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!

Ate dinner on 04/24/2015. Called earlier in the day to see if they took reservations, They responded, no reservation but do take a time and name for priority seating. She explained how it worked so I stated 7 pm. Arrived approximately 10 minutes early and were greeted and then seated immediately by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
William C
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Ate dinner on 04/24/2015. Called earlier in the day to see if they took reservations, They responded, no reservation but do take a time and name for priority seating. She explained how it worked so I stated 7 pm. Arrived approximately 10 minutes early and were greeted and then seated immediately by a friendly staff. Waitress came immediately to explaining... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I had been meaning to get back to Squid's for a while and decided to go with family who were visiting from NY. It was awful. My cousin liked her Oyster salad with kale but her husband and I had very overcooked seafood. I ordered the seafood kabob and he ordered the swordfish--both recommended by the server. The scallops were... More 

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Port Deposit, Maryland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I've eaten here several times over the years and wanted to try it again. Sat at the bar for dinner for a change of pace. Raw oysters were excellent and the entrees were very good. They have a good selection of NC beers on tap. Service was top notch. A little pricey but worth it.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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130 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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118 reviews 118 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 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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138 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 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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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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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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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?