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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (48 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (16 reviews)
“hush puppies” (55 reviews)
Closed Now
16:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1201 Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-7094
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has been a favorite seafood restaurant since moving to the Triangle area. Conveniently located on a main street for the Chapel Hill area so easy to find. Suggest you call ahead when going there since it normally is very busy. However, as noted...More

Thank Burtdol
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last night after seeing a movie, 4 of us went to Squid's. They sat us quickly, but had a very large crowd in the restaurant, bar and outside. Our waiter was quick, helpful and knew his menu. I had the grouper special and the other...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to meet people and share NC seafood and great drinks!! The shellfish, salmon, tuna are cooked just perfect and ending the night with key lime pie or mud pie is a must!! Great place to meet friends, family or co-workers.

Thank Leigh J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best seafood places I have been! Excellent food quality, usually locally sourced, great service, welcoming. Highly recommend.

Thank Kristin M
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 11 July 2017

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 5 June 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 30 May 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 25 May 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 24 May 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
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Yijie Z
3 July 2017|
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Response from BirdieJV | Reviewed this property |
What do you mean by Happy Hour? Discounts? Call the restaurant. They are very organized.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
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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