Review: Squid Ink Eclectic Eats and Drinks

Check out our complete review of Squid Ink restaurant below!

Squid Ink Eclectic Eats and Drinks is a great place to go if you’re looking for some good seafood in Downtown Mobile, Alabama.

They have a wide range of dishes to choose from, including po’boys, burgers, salads, and seafood dishes.

If you’re looking for a cool drink, they have a great selection of craft cocktails and beers on tap.

And if you’re looking to relax outside, they have a terrace where you can enjoy your meal.

Location: 102 Dauphin St, Mobile, AL 36602

Type of Food Served: At this laid-back gastropub with a patio, po’boys, burgers, salads, and seafood dishes are served.

WHAT ARE THE HOURS OF OPERATION?

Squid Ink’s hours of operation are:

  • Monday through Thursday – 11 a.m to 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sunday – 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The hours of Squid Ink Eclectic Eats and Drinks are subject to change, so please verify ahead of time or go online to be sure they’re open.

What are some of the dishes that Squid Ink Eclectic Eats and Drinks offers?

As the Nappie Award winner for “2021’s Most Innovative Menu”, you can expect to find some pretty creative dishes at Squid Ink.

At Squid Ink Eclectic Eats and Drinks, you can find a variety of dishes that are reflective of Mobile’s French, Spanish, and British heritage. The menu is innovative, and the staff is friendly.

Some of their most popular dishes include:

  • Fried Calamari
  • MobTown Hot Chicken
  • Tuna Poke Boa
  • Southern Viper Burger
  • Spanish S.O.S (Squid on a Shingle)

What kind of atmosphere does the restaurant have?

Super popular among the older teens and 20-somethings, I consider the vibe very hipster.

They promote themselves as part of the “tattoo culture” which I take to mean they’re very into their ink – ironically or not. 🙂

With that said, when we walked in tat-free in our khakis and crocs, rocking our mid-40s, we still were made to feel welcome. We’ve been in places before where we were not the target audience and were made to feel unwelcome – that was NOT the case at Squid Ink.

It’s also a popular place for dates and groups of friends to go to after work and before heading out for the night.

What is the “tattoo culture” that the restaurant promotes?

The tattoo culture is a group of people who are very into their tattoos. They often have multiple tattoos and are proud of them. They may also be into other body piercings and modifications.

Can you actually eat the ink of a squid?

Yes! Squid ink is a delicacy in many cultures and has a strong, salty flavor. It’s often used as a coloring agent in food.

However, if you have a shellfish or iodine allergy, you may want to avoid squid ink as it can cause an allergic reaction.

What to Expect at Squid Ink

Be prepared to wait for a table if you show up on the weekends! The atmosphere at Squid Ink Eclectic Eats and Drinks is very laid-back.

The dress code is casual and the atmosphere is relaxed. You can expect to find a mix of people from all walks of life at this restaurant.

If you’re looking for a great seafood meal, Squid Ink Eclectic Eats and Drinks is the place for you! With a wide variety of dishes to choose from, you’re sure to find something you’ll love.

The Details You Need

The following details help you plan your visit to Squid Ink Eclectic Eats and Drinks:

Parking:

There is no parking at Squid Ink Eclectic Eats and Drinks, but there is paid street parking in Downtown. There are also a few parking lots within walking distance.

WaitStaff:

The waitstaff at Squid Ink Eclectic Eats and Drinks is friendly and accommodating. They will make sure you have everything you need during your meal.

Dietary Needs:

Squid Ink Eclectic Eats and Drinks can accommodate most dietary needs. If you have any questions or concerns, please ask your server.

Pricing:

Super affordable, most menu items are around 10-12 dollars. The most expensive item (Seafood Pasta) is only $19.

Dress Code:

Casual clothes are fine. Just be sure to wear comfortable shoes as you will be most likely doing a lot of walking in Downtown Mobile.

Our Final Thoughts on Squid Ink Eclectic Eats and Drinks restaurant

They are not kidding when they say “eclectic eats” – the menu at Squid Ink is truly unique and offers something for everyone.

Now that you know what to expect at Squid Ink Eclectic Eats and Drinks, go check it out for yourself! You won’t be disappointed.

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DISCLAIMER: All thoughts and opinions are our own. We purchased our meal(s) ourselves and didn’t work with anyone on this review. So, if something is inaccurate that is on us.

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