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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 102 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
central cove
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77 reviews 77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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79 reviews 79 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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
23 helpful votes 23 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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Nixa, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This was great! You would never think of stopping by here by just looking at it but it is delicious and the owner seems to love what he does. Great portions and sauces!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Wife and I stopped in for dinner hoping for good bbq. We found it here. We are originally from the south so bbq is a big deal for us. We now live on Oahu and haven't found anywhere that is remotely as good as this. We had the sampler and the rib plate and both were generous with a side... More

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Dallas, Texas
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4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Looks a bit shoddy when you drive by but this was a great find for us. Had a delicious pulled pork sandwich while listening to the country music they play there. Friendly staff. Def worth a visit for a quick bite while you are out and about on the north shore!

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Oklahoma
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70 reviews 70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

We stopped and got the chicken for two meal. The chicken and chili were very good. The rice was dry and bland.. I was hoping for some island style rice with beans but the rice was simply out of the box. If you like chicken this is definitely worth the stop.

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Evergreen, CO
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

It's a shack on the side of the road with smoke coming out of a rustic-looking barrel and country music playing. It's seriously awesome. I wish we had one in Colorado. We walked past one morning on our way to rent snorkel gear and it smelled so good we decided to come back. My son was so excited to eat... More

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