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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” (53 reviews)
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4:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1201 Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-7094
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 22 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 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
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Yijie Z
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
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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