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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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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

What's not to like. BBQ is excellent with a little kick. Not quite as gritty and "fall off the bone" as the Jerk chicken you get on the side of the road in Jamaica, but a close second. Hit it up if you're on Kuaia. There are two locations now. One in Kapaa and one in Hanalei.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Stopped here after a day driving/hiking around the north of the island - we wanted a change from fish as we've been eating a lot here, both raw and cooked! Stopped on a whim but as soon as we got out of the car we were sold - the smell is amazing!! We got a sampler plate and a quarter... More

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arizona
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143 reviews 143 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

THIS PLACE HAS THE BEST CHICKEN I HAVE EVER HAD there pork is perfect-beef done like the best did it -the sauces are to die for- the chicken pork and beef are smoked in 55 gallon barrels driving by the smoke sold us the taste that will bring you back we need these in phoenix

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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We ate at this great little stop twice during our stay. The chicken was juicy and fell right off the bone. Their hawaiian coleslaw with coconut and pineapple was refreshing on a hot day. The owner was on site and came out to chat with us about Kapaa and offered up advice on things to do and see. This place... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

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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11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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