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Chicken In A Barrel BBQ

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4-1586 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
8088230780
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Description: Dry rubbed, smoked BBQ chicken, beef, pork, and ribs! Falls of da bone...
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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  • 407
    Excellent
  • 190
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
amazing smoked meat

we tried the sampler platter and it was amazing - everything was moist and the BBQ was amazing - best smoked chicken I have ever had

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
Melanie S
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Ajax, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Late Night
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Ajax, Canada
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99 reviews 99 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

we tried the sampler platter and it was amazing - everything was moist and the BBQ was amazing - best smoked chicken I have ever had

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Vancouver, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Ok, just to be clear, I take my BBQ seriously and am not easily impressed, especially when it comes to pork ribs. Chicken In A Barrel BBQ IMPRESSED me! My wife and I both had the number 4 - 1/3rd of a chicken, 2 pork ribs, and sides of brown rice and chili. All were home made, cooked to perfection,... More 

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prague
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86 reviews 86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I had sampler plate with chicken, pork, beef and ribs. It was great but it is almost inedible by 1 person ;-). Chicken was so delicious.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This is a unique place. They cook the chicken in a 45 gals drum. It is very very good. They know how to do it, busy place. Small place to eat, few picnic tables.

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miami shores, fl
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

We found chicken in a barrel by coincidence and wow!!! Great food and the best part the owner is there taking care of you like family. All the food was incredible and the prices were right on spot. I highly recommend to save some space to eat their brownies... To die for!!! This place is definitely a "pay it forward"... More 

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NH
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Husband was looking for Hawaiian pork. Guy working there convinced him to try their pork. It was excellent!! Ate here several times. Would have eaten here every day but was a bit pricey. Worth it though.

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Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

My husband and I stopped at this little roadside restaurant, based on the Tripadvisor reviews and purchased the two basic chicken dinner and two side of coleslaw. Then we drove up the road to the whale lookout just outside of Kapaa and ate our delicious chicken meals while we watched the whales play in the water and the sun go... More 

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I stopped by this BBQ place today and it is really fantastic! I tried the BBQ pulled pork plate and subbed the rice with Hawaiian slaw. Those two items with their homemade beans was the perfect combo for me. So much flavor in each bite. Definitely worth a stop at the north end of Kapaa.

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

ONLY regret was that we tried this place on our last day in Kauai, was the best meal we had during our stay! We had combo 4 plus coleslaw. Chicken was completely falling off the bone, ribs weren't as fall off the bone but i like a little texture on my ribs so they were perfect for me. coleslaw with... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Followed the smell of the smoking chickens and wasn't disappointed. Great meat and amazing beans. I got the sampler plate and enjoyed it all. Make sure you grab some of the bbq sauce when you pick up your food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4-1586 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: 8088230780

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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!
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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