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Squid's Seafood Market and Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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1201 Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-7094
+1 919-942-8757
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Wed 16:00 - 21:00
Thu 16:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a highly regarded great place to eat well prepared fresh fish. The preparations are traditional, no surprises. Portions are large and satisfy.

Thank Wallace M
Cary, North Carolina
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336 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We looked forward to dining at the restaurant based on the reviews and recommendations from friends. We ordered the lobster bisque and spinach salad as starters and shrimp risotto and the flounder platter as entrees. The lobster bisque was not very good at all - among the worst I have tasted. The small chunks of lobster were mushy and the... More 

Thank JoeBoxter
Mebane, North Carolina, United States
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85 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We've dined here several times over the last couple of years and always found Squid's to be an enjoyable experience. But I must say the food, while good, isn't up to the raves that our friends always give it. Here's why I think that's the case. You see, in North Carolina seafood means battered and fried. Period. If that's what... More 

Thank Bill H
GREENTOWN, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent service, diverse selection of seafood. Blackened grouper was prepared perfectly. PEI mussels were prepared in a delicious curry, cream sauce.

Thank Joseph C
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Our starter was a half and half order of fried squid (regular and Cajun). Both were cooked perfectly. I took a tip from our server Kiara and ordered the rib eye medium rare. It was better than a rib eye I had in a very expensive steakhouse in Kansas City recently. It was accompanied by green beans and roasted potatoes.... More 

Thank Gene C
Brentwood, Tennessee
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Food was average, nothing special. Menu selections were good but the food was salty. The staff was very friendly and courteous.

Thank jmgwnjtn
Clayton, North Carolina
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

A group of us went and had appetizers and seafood. The food was delicious. The service is A plus. We had cocktails and stayed for hours such a nice comfy place that we ordered dessert in order to linger. Try making reservations as this is a very popular local restaurant

Thank inequity
Pittsboro, North Carolina
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The five of us had such a convivial evening here that we stayed for hours. The flounder and lobster were yummmy I had a Bloody Mary made to perfection. Our friends had appetizers and ordered mostly fish because Squids does fish. Many other menu items to order from. We had to have dessert because we stayed and relaxed together.

Thank Victoriarcopelton
North Carolina
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This restaurant is the kind of place you can count on for fresh fish, cooked the way you like it. I go there fairly frequently and have always found that they are willing to tweak their food to suit you with less or no sauce, cooked as you like. There are a lot of regular standard dishes, and interesting specials.... More 

Thank workwings
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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86 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I don't think I've had a bad meal yet, and this past visit was no exception. Largely seafood, the menu could have used a few more choices for the non-seafood pallet (allergies). The special offered a great value. Save room for Key Lime pie.

Thank Jim G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?