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Squid's Seafood Market and Restaurant

1201 Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-7094
+1 919-942-8757
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (48 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (17 reviews)
“hush puppies” (50 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1201 Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-7094
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Family night plus new son-n-law. Oysters were perfect, calamari has moved into the top 3 we have had, salmon, crab cakes, and shrimp were awesome. Service and friendliness and orders delivered accurate and hot I got to say we need to go more often. Thanks...More

Thank jedellis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Following a victory, our out of town group asked a local for a seafood recommendation and the answer was Squids. On the drive over, we read reviews and the theme was consistent food with excellent service. From the hush puppies to the crab cakes to...More

Thank FtLewis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been dining at Squid's for years. We particularly enjoy sitting in their bar area for raw oysters and steamed shrimp. And don't forget the hush puppies -- delicious! I've never had a bad meal there. The seafood selections are well prepared. And the wait...More

Thank Janice E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never a bad visit here. Great food and service. If in the area, this is usually where we stop. Not a cheap seafood house where everything is fried (but fried is offered, and very good).

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a CH tradition. Very nice large restaurant, good seating, great parking, easy to negotiate a table. Large menu selections...and FRESH seafood. A classy place. Don't go in shorts and tank top. Want great seafood in a clean comfortable place, this is it.

Thank mhill0812
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great attentive service. Perfect hush puppies. Well seasoned and perfectly prepared swordfish. Average size portions.

Thank dakini1969
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it has been a great local favorite and people start their dinner early with cocktails and appetizers at squids! The crab cakes were good. did want to try the oysters if given the chance. reservation needed to be sure.

Thank chrissy0122
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Oysters, and other fresh sea-faring offings are all a delight at this quirky establishment. Service was friendly and prompt, and the food was delicious. Good for business or family gatherings.

Thank Timothy S
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Great food great service wonderful ambience reasonable prices great waitstaff and the guy that runs the place is pretty special too

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

As busy as it was, never waited long for service or food. Staff was very friendly. Food was wonderful

Thank Hollywood682013
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Yijie Z
3 July 2017|
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Response from JerryL3 | Reviewed this property |
4:00 to 6:00. 1/2 price oysters - raw or steamed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
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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