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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: Dinner, Breakfast, 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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  • 444
    Excellent
  • 218
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Huge Burrito's

The food was very good, try the chicken! The burrito was big enough for 2 for lunch and very deliciouso!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Cindy W
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

The food was very good, try the chicken! The burrito was big enough for 2 for lunch and very deliciouso!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

It's a bit pricey, the sampler plate was $16-17 the rest around $12, but oh my gosh if they don't give you tons of food (my picture really didn't do justice to how deep the tray compartments were). The chicken and pork were my favorites, I've never had chicken pull apart so easily from the bone. An absolute must try!

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Everything on this menu is amazing. My husband and I were just vacationing in Kauai this past week and if I had discovered this place early on - it's all I would have eaten. Absolutely the BEST BBQ in the world! Definitely put it on your list and make it one of your first stops. Forget about shave ice -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

We had the fish burrito the first time and the chicken burrito the second time. They were both amazing. Price not too bad considering the portion size. Highly recommend this place!

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Broomfield, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The kalua pork and beef plate had bland meat that lacked flavor. The chicken plate lacked flavor also.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This place had pretty good ribs and the chicken was great but like others said it was expensive for what you get. In addition it's not smoked meat which is what I'm used to for bbq. I know technically bbq is grilling but it definitely was missing that smokey goodness you get from Texas style. Atmosphere was awesome.... really just... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Wife and I passed this spot smoking food in the AM on our way to a day of hiking Napali. After 8 mikes and 5.5hrs of trails we stopped here on way back. The food is excellent. Portions are huge. Staff is exceptionally friendly. Best of all, reasonably priced. If you are looking for a great spot without getting dressed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

While on a sugar cane tubing tour we asked one of our guides about a local place for lunch and her first response was Chicken in a Barrel. We were driving to Princeville and going through Kapaa, when we saw some food trailers. We saw the one that said Chicken in a Barrel and said we had to try it.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We love this place so much we went twice in one week. All of their meat is delicious and moist. Staff is super friendly and you get your food very fast. Their barbecue sauce is delicious too. You won't be disappointed!

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Always friendly and so tasty! The sampler plate is my favorite, it has a little bit of everything. They somehow are always able to keep the chicken so moist and flavorful! It even comes with a rib, pulled pork, and chili. Must try!

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Additional Information about Chicken In A Barrel BBQ

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

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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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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