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Squid's Seafood Market and Restaurant

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1201 Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-7094
(919) 942-8757
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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95 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have been going to squids for years and it is by far the best place for fish Service especially at bar is great Never disappointed

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Leawood, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Summary: Pros: Good food nicely prepared Nice selection Excellent service Reasonably priced Plenty of Convenient Parking Attractive dining area and bar Cons: Too much deep fried food. Would be nice to see more broiled options This is my second visit to Squids in the last couple of years. This place is fairly reliable for tasty seafood and a wide selection... More 

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Thank IMFLYBOY
Clifton, VA
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice informal spot with great food. Very popular with locals. Very friendly service. Nice menu selections and lots of beer.

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Thank steveClifton_VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One meal at Squid's and you'll know it's a Chapel Hill tradition. Even on a random weeknight, the parking lot is overflowing and the tables are full by 6. Come hungry, as the servings are generous. As others have mentioned, the hush puppies are a must. If you want classic seafood dishes, this is your place

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Thank Jennifer V
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has been here for years, and the parking lot is always full (with extra parking in the back). This is a sign of a great restaurant...and this sign is accurate. The dining room is large and accommodating with linen tablecloths and napkins. There's a separate bar that is usually busy but not loud...good for conversation. The fare is... More 

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Thank patshane
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You would think that a seafood restaurant would have first quality seafood and know how to cook it. Did I come on a bad day? The meal started with a Caesar salad which they reinvented by chopping the Romaine and by adding red onion slices and Kalamata olives covered with a tasteless dressing and equally tasteless grated cheese. Aside from... More 

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Thank Hugh-Falls
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh seafood Great , eat at bar atmosphere and design Good staff A little pricey, but what does anyone expect for seafood Good beers and bar

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Thank mary2love
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Imagine a good seafood restaurant that servers both fried seafood and higher level seafood dishes( like pasta dishes)The calamari is pretty good, but not even comparable to the hush puppies which are very good. they have a freshwater fish display which is really nice.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just follow 15-501 south from I-40. Definitely fine dining. Arrive hungry, the portions are generous. The ingredients high quality. Have never had a poorly cooked meal.

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Thank danmcgrew123
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's been around forever Bc of its consistency in good food and service. They stick to their knitting and continue to win in my book.

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Thank Julie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-7094
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: (919) 942-8757

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?