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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 104 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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English first
Denver, CO
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

After reading several excellent reviews and seeing it in a Kauai guidebook, my husband and I decided to check it out. We both got a 1/4 chicken plate with rice and chili beams. We also ordered the Hawaiian cole slaw. Everything was very flavorful and the chicken was spiced and smoked just right- super moist. We ordered to go and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

On our final night in Kauai (8/26), we decided to stop for dinner on the way to the airport. Our tubing guides (Brenden & Gonzo) recommended this place. The chicken was super moist and tasty! We also loved the rice & chili! Our only regret was that we waited until out last night! It was truly our tastiest meal on... More

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Citrus Heights, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I was a little skeptical and thought to myself that having this feel of a rustic shack, and cooking out of a barrel is just a great gimmick to bring tourists in to spend their money. Oh was I wrong, because the chicken is seriously the best I have ever had! Why have I never stopped before? Am I really... More

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Moraga, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We went to Chicken in a Barrel at the advice of our tubing guides, and were not steered wrong. Probably one of the best meals we had in Kauai, and that includes a very pricy high-end restaurant. There was a mix of tourists and locals when we visited. We ordered a few sampler plates and were really pleased. As expected,... More

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Morristown, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We ate here twice during our Kauai trip, once at the Hanalei and once at the Kapa'a location. Both had excellent chicken that was moist and tender. The chili beans are so tasty, like a cross between chili and BBQ beans. We took our leftover chicken as lunch on our hike in Waimea and it was still really good. Definitely... More

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central cove
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77 reviews 77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We stop and grab two half chickens and a rack of short ribs as well as a quart of Mac Salad on the way to the condo. This is a ritualistic stop for us. Do not forget the sauce, ( pump your own ), and a lot of napkins.

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California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Tried this place the other night. It was very good. I wanted to have some corn bread with my meal and they were out. I was disappointed, but we enjoyed the meal.

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North Olmsted OH
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81 reviews 81 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Had sample number 2 that the locals have and it was fantastic. Had enough left over for lunch the next day. Very good and will be back to get more before we leave

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Houston, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Visited this twice during our 4 days stay. Had the combo that had the ribs/chicken and pulled pork. The chicken was very moist and juicy. Good flavored food. Would reccomend to check it out. They take cash/credit card.

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Portland, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I had the combo, which includes pork ribs, beef and chicken. The chicken is legitimately tasty, the ribs were good, and the beef was decent. It comes with rice and beans-- bland until you mix them together. Food is prepared quickly and packaged to travel. I'd go back, definitely for the chicken!

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