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“Menu seems a bit tired” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Squid's Seafood Market and Restaurant

Squid's Seafood Market and Restaurant
1201 N Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 942-8757
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Ranked #24 of 251 Restaurants in Chapel Hill
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Menu seems a bit tired”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We don't get here often, and have always enjoyed it, but when we were there this past Saturday evening, it seemed there wasn't much choice, just the usual fish dishes they've been fixing for years. I did have a fantastic Moroccan salad, and wish I'd just added shrimp to it instead of also ordering a shrimp basket, which had some nicely fried shrimp and at least two huge potatoes' worth of fries on the plate, most of which went back to the kitchen. My husband had the shrimp and scallop basket, and felt the scallops were quite greasy. He'd really wanted a steak, and had asked them to fix one without a garlic, but the kitchen's reply was that all their steaks had been marinated in a garlic marinade (surely they had some spares back there!), and they couldn't do that for him. The bill was quite high, and we're thinking they really need to work on the menu and be a little more accommodating.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Meh.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We've lived in the area for over 20 years and finally made it to Squids. The food was overpriced for the quality but good. The decor is dated. The service was okay. Friends say the quality has declined over the years. Probably won't go back.

Visited February 2013
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Cheraw, SC
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203 reviews 203 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
“Good for Groups”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

We had a mini-family reunion here, and they were super about arranging seating for our group! The food was, always, delicious, and the service excellent. It was decidedly warm inside - you don't expect to need air conditioning in January even in North Carolina - but they were quick to turn on the AC and get everyone comfortable.

We will definitely eat here again!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New Orleans
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic Restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

And I don't even eat seafood. They also other choices and have vegetarian and vegan dishes. Desserts are also great.

Visited February 2013
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Chapel Hill
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42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Meat eater - still like it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

I don't eat seafood - but have to go to Squids often since it is the family's favorite spot - so can't comment on the seafood, but I always have the steak and it is great. The only problem is if you don't eat seafood, you are pretty much limited to 2 dishes - steak or chicken fra diavalo. But have no complaints - will go eat the steak with the seafood eaters all the time. Everyone always enjoys the seafood and anything we order. Great snacking on the hushpuppies to start! Desserts are just so-so - don't expect much there.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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