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Chicken In A Barrel BBQ

4-1586 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
8088230780
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Ranked #8 of 104 Restaurants in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

They served the best fish tacos my husband I ever had. Service was great as well. Highly recommended.

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Oro Valley, AZ
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I made a special trip to try CIAB in Kapaa and we were not disappointed. We had the Chicken for Two ( $17.00) which is half a chicken, two scoops of brown rice, Cole slaw and a bowl of chili. The chicken is well done with a smoky flavor all the way through the meat, not just... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We ate here on the last day. The portions were giant and the price was low. I would recommend. We both got a number 1 (1/4 chicken, rice and chili) and it was so much food we would have been fine with one meal and just shared. Make sure you go here!

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North Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

This place serves some very good chicken. The price was reasonable and menu ok. You can only eat outside by the road so I suggest to takeout. The portions were very good and the brownies were delicious but pricey.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We went to Chicken in a Barrel on the recommendation of some friends and we were not disappointed. We ordered the 1/2 chicken to go and headed back to the room. The chicken was moist and tender and just fell off the bone. We were given both spicy and mild sauce which complimented the smokey flavor of the chicken. For... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I had the half chicken and the sides of chile/beans. It was fantastic and I returned several times during our trip. The owner is a friendly great guy, and I highly recommend this place.

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Snohomish, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I'll start by saying I am not a huge fan of BBQ. My favorite is probably Mama's Ribs in Kihei on Maui. Their BBQ has sauce; the BBQ at Chicken in a Barrel seemed like it was dry-rubbed sans sauce, at least it seemed that way to me. I was underwhelmed, but again, not a fan of the whole BBQ... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Good to try. We had the sampler plate--a bit salty but good smoky BBQ flavor. The pulled pork a bit dry though. Service was good and fast.

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Chicken appears to be an acquired taste, either you love it or hate it. Unfortunately both my wife and I hated the taste.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The chicken is moist and flavorful. The rear quarter was a little shy on meat. The sides were forgettable, although the beans weren't bad. Will probably not eat there again.

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