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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” (54 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (18 reviews)
“hush puppies” (55 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 yesterday

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 4 days ago

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

Thank TravelMavenHouston
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank ladykatyj
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Squids is a long-time Chapel Hill favorite. Very fresh fish and they have an oyster bar. They fill up quickly but handle the crowd very efficiently. Well trained wait staff and friendly atmosphere.

Thank Sue H
Reviewed May 25, 2018

We had not eaten at Squid's recently, and decided to have dinner there last Saturday evening. We got there at about 6 PM and were able to be seated almost immediately. The hush puppies were hot and good. My husband and I both had the...More

Thank birdie86509
Reviewed April 30, 2018

If you're from Chapel Hill, you know good seafood isn't easy to come by around here. Squids makes it happen. The oysters are top notch, the shrimp is scrumptious, and the chowder is excellent. We've come here for years and they never disappoint.

Thank Casey A
Reviewed April 13, 2018

Squid's has the best fresh oysters in the area. Whether you want them raw on the half shell, steamed, or fried, they are all delicious all the time. We always sit at the bar and watch them shuck the fresh oysters. We had a peck...More

Thank LonestarSpartan
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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
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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