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Chicken In A Barrel BBQ

4-1586 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
8088230780
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Ranked #7 of 103 restaurants in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Description: Dry rubbed, smoked BBQ chicken, beef, pork, and ribs! Falls of da bone, melts in your mouth! Eat-in or take-out! Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The title says it all. I could have eaten here every night if we had discovered it sooner AND everything but the pastries are gluten free! We got the sampler plate but quickly decided that the chicken was hands down the best. Don't miss out on this place!

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Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Our guide book warned to only try to chicken. Well, we got brave and branched out to the ribs and thought they were very good. The chicken is very good also of course, although ours could have been cooked a bit longer. The sauce is excellent. There are a couple of outside picnic tables, but best to take it home.... More

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Pamiruru
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128 reviews 128 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our BBQ sampler outside on a picnic table at Chicken In A Barrel BBQ in Kapaa. The sides were delicious too. For the sampler, it's enough for 2 people and includes chicken, ribs, beef bbq, pulled pork and a few sides - all very good. I would recommend this to those passing by as I did for several... More

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I got the chicken and ribs combo. Ribs were decent but the chicken was awesome! The barbeque sauce is really good too though the chicken definitely doesn't need it. Great spot for lunch- try it for yourself!

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Twinsburg, Ohio, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The amount of food you got was large! The chicken was great and barbeque sauce was just right! You did get a quarter of a chicken and 2 pork ribs. The ribs were not my favorite. Tough to get the meat off the bones. I like meat that just falls off of the bone. Loved that they had a sink... More

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Kelowna, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

After seeing the reviews, I had to try this place. Probably the best chicken I have ever had. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water. I wish we had a place like this back home. This will be one of my first stops when I return to Kauai. The chicken is smoked in a barrel all day and you... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Delicious BBQ that you can't beat. Got the combo plate and loved every bit of it. Pulled pork was to die for. Stop by here if you're craving some BBQ. They won't disappoint.

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Plymouth
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

After reading wonderful reviews I told my husband we had to eat here for dinner. Let me just say, the wonderful reviews are well deserved. The owner of the restaurant was very warm and welcoming. The food was super tasty, I had the ribs and my husband had the sampler plate. It was a ton of food and we were... More

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Los Angeles
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Our guidebook said the chicken is excellent but not the ribs or other meats. So we ordered the chicken and it was excellent. The brown rice and chili also were good, and the homemade mild BBQ sauce, and homemade lemonade, both excellent. My kids (both aged 8) loved the chicken, rice and lemonade, but the chili was a little too... More

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laakeland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

If you are in kauai and want a great lunch drive up to the north side of the island for this awesome bbq spot! The bbq chicken was the best. Not over smoked like a lot of bbq chicken. Great mix of flavor. My wife and I loved the bbq chilli! Yes bbq chilli, never had anyone cook bbq chilli... More

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