Squid's Restaurant and Oyster Bar

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1201 Fordham Blvd (at S Elliot Rd)
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 942-8757
$ $ $
Mon, Sun: 4:00 PM–9:00 PM Tue–Thu: 4:00 PM–9:30 PM Fri–Sat: 4:00 PM–10:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • Best grilled seafood in Chapel Hill, personable staff. There are more older people here because they can afford it-- but they don't bite.
  • Squid's customers clearly agree: Horseradish-crusted tilapia is the restaurant's best-seller, owner Andy Wilson said.
  • You must eat the hush puppies and try anything from the raw bar.
  • Best hush puppies in NC. Maybe the world. And the fish ain't half bad either (actually sensational without fail). You will wait in line on weekends though. No reservations.
  • Cajun seasoning is yummy.
  • Try the Betty White Martini -- it's a great warm-weather cocktail with a substantial kick!
  • Mondays you can get 25% off lobsters! And tuesdays are half priced bottles of wine! They have a great wine selection. The horseradish crusted tilipia is to die for.
  • Ask for chocolate to dip the hushpuppies in. #localtip
  • Oyster happy hour 4-6pm everyday - 1/2 price on oysters
  • Oysters, squid rings, clams. Locals love the place and for good reason, great seafood, service!! Just wish they would add seafood gumbo!
  • Oysters and cocktails and delicious fried seafood.
  • Great hushpuppies, and the bar is convivial after work, but crowd tends to be oldish.
  • The local specials are always delicious!
  • I had the grilled shrimp with lemony risotto. Magnificent! Not too crazy about seafood chowder though. It was just ok.
  • Oyster bar, seafood chowder... do it!
  • Great food! Older clientele. .......
  • Maple pecan pie with cinnamon ice cream, yum.
  • Surprisingly good seafood this far inland. Check out their oyster happy hour.
  • Hush puppies! Tuna and ribeye were delicious!
  • Best hushpuppies ever and great outdoor patio seating. Try to sit at the bar during happy hour 4-6, for half price oysters!