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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” (50 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (18 reviews)
“hush puppies” (52 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1201 Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-7094
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 11 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
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Squids is a great Chapel Hill institution! We love the early bird crowd at Squids during the week ( Tuesdays) where they offer before 6 pm half price oysters and 1/2 price bottles of wine. Lightly steamed or raw, Oysters are always fresh, hot hush...More

Thank Kathryn O
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped after a round of golf. Half price oysters at bar at happy hour at 4 PM. Had fried flounder fresh and sweet. Fries hot and crispy. Slaw cold and crunchy. Wife had boullabaise very nice. Service was prompt and attentive.

Thank Bob F
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Family night plus new son-n-law. Oysters were perfect, calamari has moved into the top 3 we have had, salmon, crab cakes, and shrimp were awesome. Service and friendliness and orders delivered accurate and hot I got to say we need to go more often. Thanks...More

Thank jedellis
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Following a victory, our out of town group asked a local for a seafood recommendation and the answer was Squids. On the drive over, we read reviews and the theme was consistent food with excellent service. From the hush puppies to the crab cakes to...More

Thank FtLewis
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We've been dining at Squid's for years. We particularly enjoy sitting in their bar area for raw oysters and steamed shrimp. And don't forget the hush puppies -- delicious! I've never had a bad meal there. The seafood selections are well prepared. And the wait...More

Thank Janice E
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Never a bad visit here. Great food and service. If in the area, this is usually where we stop. Not a cheap seafood house where everything is fried (but fried is offered, and very good).

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a CH tradition. Very nice large restaurant, good seating, great parking, easy to negotiate a table. Large menu selections...and FRESH seafood. A classy place. Don't go in shorts and tank top. Want great seafood in a clean comfortable place, this is it.

Thank mhill0812
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3 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
US$ 30
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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