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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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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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Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 429
    Excellent
  • 207
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 14
    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
Stick with the Tacos

We all had tacos here and they were delicious.Chicken tacos and burrito were both very flavorful. Cannot speak to the other plates. Only complaint was the seating was close to the garbage which was pretty fly-ridden while we were there. I would recommend grabbing your food and heading down to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Charlie Y
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Tampa, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Late Night
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Victoria
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We ate here & tried the ribs & the chicken. We found the ribs to have much more meat than we are used to and they are smoked but don't have sauce. The flavours of both ribs & chicken are very smokey (obviously), which I think is an acquired taste as I found this to be too strong & made... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We all had tacos here and they were delicious.Chicken tacos and burrito were both very flavorful. Cannot speak to the other plates. Only complaint was the seating was close to the garbage which was pretty fly-ridden while we were there. I would recommend grabbing your food and heading down to the water which is right behind ;-)

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Our tour guide recommended this stop on the side of the road. I don't like coconut but the coleslaw with fresh coconut was really good. The food was quick and the chicken was juicy. You'll need plenty of paper towels!

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We went to the location by princeville. We had the sampler platter this will feed 2 - 3 people. We also got a free chicken sandwich with a coupon. The sandwich was amazing!!! I did not think I would like shredded chicken but I did. The sampler platter had good chili, great chicken, the shredded pork and and beef were... More 

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Decorah, Iowa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Normally, I use a 1-5 rating where 1 indicates I would be afraid of food poisoning and 5 is truly excellent food at a good price for the quality of food offered. McDonalds, Burger King, etc, will normally get a 2 or 3 on my scale. Chicken in a barrel barely gets a 2. Chicken was good. 4 or 5... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A small little yellow building with a lot of flavor! The food was delicious and staff were great! BBQ was a little spicey but finger licking good! Worth a stop!

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San Ramon, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This may be the best BBQ chicken you will ever eat. They cook their chickens suspended over the coals in special custom made barrels, and are happy to show you the barrels and demonstrate the method. They also have ribs and pork but I would stick with the chicken. It’s not the cheapest but nothing is cheap in Hawaii. They... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Chicken plate was the clear winner. The cornbread with honey was a special touch to bring a bit of the south to the eat side of Kuaui. The pulled pork was next in line, but absolutely delicious. Watch out for the hot sauce, hot does mean hot.

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San Francisco, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Driving back to Kapaa from the north shore, we saw the BBQ sign and turned in. Friendly guy took our order and served us so quickly that I was pleasantly surprised that it was also delicious. Whilst waiting for the food, people at the other tables were sharing their choices and all were repeat customers.. We had the pork rib... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Small restaurant, but the food is so good. Open atmosphere with a few chicken running around. I’ve ordered the rib, slaw and a cup of Chile. The rib is cook to perfection, the meat fall right off the bone and melt in your mouth. The sauce has just the right seasoning. Love the smoky taste of the rib and the... More 

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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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