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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (52 reviews)
“hush puppies” (55 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (17 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1201 Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-7094
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always try to visit Squids when I visit my father in Chapel Hill: they have a half-price oyster ‘happy hour’ (from 4-6pm) with 2 dozen oysters costing just $19.95. After gorging on oysters at the bar one can then move on to the adjacent...More

Thank HenryG777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t hesitate to go here the best seafood Always good service and great hush puppies Great shrimp any way it is served Good desserts

Thank getofftheroad
Reviewed September 2, 2018

We eat here for early suppers... of raw oysters! The service is very friendly and the happy hour is a great value.

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed August 5, 2018

We arrived about 20 minutes before closing and the server was nice and helpful. We selected seafood kabobs and calamari for the table and portions were large and food was tasty! Great choice in Chapel Hill for seafood!

Thank JourneyTales01
Reviewed July 22, 2018

This restaurant (an old-timer) continues to maintain an outstanding seafood restaurant. Everything is very fresh and this is a key to seafood rather than serving items caught in Asia and frozen. On this occasion, fresh oysters from the Virginia/Carolina shore areas were lightly breaded and...More

Thank Burtdol
Reviewed July 19, 2018

Caveat: The GPS on my phone did not have their location correct. This place is a bit down at the heels, but has a large local following, so whatever they're doing, they're doing it right. We went in a few minutes before they opened for...More

1  Thank TravelMavenHouston
Reviewed July 7, 2018

We arrived and we were greeted by a lovely young lady. Our waitress was great. . The only problem was the food. Maybe because I am from the East Coast, but the seafood dishes were not great. Overcooked and bland. The lobster bisque was ok....More

Thank sreneeKalamazoo_MI
Reviewed June 28, 2018

My friends and family recently held a retirement party for me at Squids. Large (22) parties are never easy, but the wait staff did an excellent job of keeping us all happy, delivering drinks nonstop, etc. The food was delicious (I had the lobster!), and...More

Thank Lee F
Reviewed June 24, 2018

we Dined at 6pm on a Saturday night. They don’t take reservations, but you can get on a wait list if you call them. It was very crowded at 6pm. The waitress seemed rushed. The food was quite good, I would recommend Squids.

Thank LindaArends
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Seafood is superb here .. as is anything else on the menu -- from appetizers to dessert! Great spot for a celebration, too.

Thank ladykatyj
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Questions & Answers
June 2, 2018|
Response from David E | Reviewed this property |
Their website lists the bar open at 4pm on Sundays with the restaurant opening at 4.30pm
Yijie Z
July 2, 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, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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