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Squid's Seafood Market and Restaurant

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1201 Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-7094
+1 919-942-8757
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (46 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (16 reviews)
“hush puppies” (55 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1201 Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-7094
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Reviewed 4 days ago

90% of the time, the oysters are superior. We like them on the half-shell, raw. It's an acquired taste, but once you get hooked, forget it!

Thank pauluncedu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Their bouillabaisse is off the charts. Fresh selection of wonderful fish and seafood. The only complaint is that it is so busy and crowded that it tends to be too loud. Not a place for intimate conversations.

Thank Peggy P
Reviewed June 5, 2017 via mobile

Our meals were cooked to perfection. The service was awesome. So popular we had to wait 30 minutes for open table, but way worth it. Kids were super pleased.

Thank Chuck M
Reviewed May 29, 2017

It's been around a long time. If you have the taste for seafood, you can't go wrong. A casual environment. Very friendly servers. Many choices on the menu . The food very well prepared with ample servings . Gratis hush puppies. A bar is present....More

Thank stephen l
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

My husband has lived her long before myself and didn't have the best first experience so needless to say we avoided the place. However, with my last pregnancy and a seafood craving we checked it out together. Being that I'm from Florida I have yet...More

Thank KikiDeMarco
Reviewed May 23, 2017

Wonderful seafood dishes at Squid's, along with excellent service and a very pleasant atmosphere. We have eaten here several times and always enjoyed our meals.

Thank Airman4Life
Reviewed May 9, 2017 via mobile

The food was good but not "great". Had the Fra Diavolo pasta which was just good. Staff was friendly and service was fast and prompt.

Thank Ise F
Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

We dined in the patio, which is small but as workable as can be expected in the midst of a busy commercial area. My son had the catch of the day, stripped bass. It was delicious but he was disappointed in the portion size. I...More

Thank margotswann
Reviewed May 3, 2017

Make a reservation. One of Chapel Hill's institutions. Best bet for family seafood restaurant. Never disappoints. Fresh seafood every time.

Thank BettyAsheville_NC
Reviewed April 29, 2017

My wife and I went to Squid's not knowing what to expect. We live near the coast so we know what good seafood is supposed to taste like. We were happy that our meal was very good. She had scallops and I had shrimp. The...More

Thank Bob25869
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Yijie Z
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What do you mean by Happy Hour? Discounts? Call the restaurant. They are very organized.
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Restaurant Details

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Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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: +1 919-942-8757
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