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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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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (51 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (18 reviews)
“hush puppies” (53 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 1 week ago

Stopped in with friends for a small bite on a Tuesday evening. Hadn't been to Squid's in a long time - used to be a frequent place for dinner with family. Sorry to hear about some reviewer's disappointment. The restaurant was full that evening. We...More

Thank carolinanorte
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been there three times for dinner (not open for lunch?) Seafood is usually outstanding, well prepared. Nice atmosphere.

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is clean and the service was good; however, we were all disappointed with the taste and quality of food. For starters, the Calamari was extremely chewy. The pecan crusted talapia was fishy and thin which caused it to dry out during cooking. The...More

Thank James L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are long-time fans of Squids, having enjoyed eating there for many years. While their menu may not be as adventurous as some seafood restaurants, the quality is always excellent. We have also enjoyed the special prices on oysters during happy hour in the oyster...More

Thank thomasjO8893UX
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Squids is one of my local favorites. The seafood is fresher/tastier than what's served at many coastal restaurants. The service is quick and friendly, and the early oyster special is a lot of fun.

Thank Don M
Reviewed 18 December 2017

My family and I ate here one night while traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday. Excellent portions, excellent service and some of the best grouper I have ever had. Each table gets a complimentary basket of the best hush puppies! I recommend making a reservation, you...More

Thank 2travelingsoulmates
Reviewed 16 December 2017

One of the few remaining true oyster bars in the Triangle. The place is always crowded for a good reason. Their fish is as fresh as you will find also. Service is good but a little slow.

Thank David E
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Very slow service after seated. Waited about 10 minutes for waitress to acknowledge us. The restaurant was so cold I ended up wearing my coat throughout the time in the restaurant, as three other people did sitting in the same vicinity. Food was decent, although...More

Thank westddd
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Always nothing but the best customer service from the bartenders, hostess' and wait staff. They always have time to attend to your needs. The menu is varied enough that you can have a small or large entree, and what fits your budget. You can not...More

Thank stsuji
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Squids has a rib-eye steak, but go there for the seafood. The oyster bar is good. The seafood is superb, particularly anything that is wood-grilled, which delivers a slightly smoky but not overpowering flavor. If you drink wine, go on a Tuesday night and you...More

Thank John G
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Yijie Z
2 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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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