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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” (53 reviews)
“hush puppies” (55 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (17 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1201 Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-7094
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our first visit lead to countless others. The service and food and relaxing atmosphere all combine to create an experience you can’t wait to repeat. A local favorite for a reason. Must experience for yourselves, that is if you enjoy great food and beverage selection....More

Thank lkbarnes
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time visit for dinner on a Sunday evening and was surprised by how crowded this place can get. A large dining area that could be expanded and you would still have to wait. Basically, good service and great seafood is the magic sauce. Our...More

1  Thank NorthStar779040
Reviewed September 30, 2018 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 September 22, 2018 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
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Questions & Answers
November 4, 2018|
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Response from Lee F | Reviewed this property |
Squid’s has always been in the same location-@ 1985-1986? Consistently great food.
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, Outdoor Seating, 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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