We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Chicken In A Barrel BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
4-1586 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
8088230780
Website
Improve this listing
Today
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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!
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 858 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 515
    Excellent
  • 261
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 17
    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
Great ribs

Loved the ribs. Very juicy with lots of meat on the bone. I liked the chili it was served with. Husband had the chicken - which he described as smokey and tender. Inexpensive eats in a place with pricey food. I recommend it for when you want a take out meal to enjoy at the beach or in your room.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
kss740
,
Stevensville, Montana
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

858 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Stevensville, Montana
Level Contributor
74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the ribs. Very juicy with lots of meat on the bone. I liked the chili it was served with. Husband had the chicken - which he described as smokey and tender. Inexpensive eats in a place with pricey food. I recommend it for when you want a take out meal to enjoy at the beach or in your room.

Helpful?
Thank kss740
Hawaii
Level Contributor
212 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When there for dinner tonight. The pork ribs were not fully cooked, macaroni salad was not much more than a sparsely dab of mayonnaise and partially cooked macaroni, coleslaw was nothing more than finely chopped assortment of vegetables with what appeared to French dressing. Will never eat there again. Cannot understand how they were well rated by Trip Advisor.

Helpful?
1 Thank DaPheonix
Maryland
Level Contributor
225 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A very nice gentleman took our order. We ordered chicken tacos , they were huge! They were pretty interesting ( and messy) but there was a lot of chicken , it was almost a little dull in flavor. I added some of their sweet bbq sauce and it was just the sweet kick it needed ! They should offer a... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank sidney7474
Columbus, Mississippi
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Delicious and courteous! They even recommended chicken for two plate to save a few dollars. Don't bother ordering anything but the chicken.

Helpful?
1 Thank BirdFamily3
Fargo, North Dakota,
Level Contributor
15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We probably would have driven right by this place if it had not been recommended to us by one of the locals, and boy were they right! Take out BBQ that is fantastic. We had the chicken and ribs and would highly recommend both- the ribs were as good as any I have had anywhere! Great quick stop if headed... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Steve S
Princeville, Hawaii
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The chicken was very tender and tasty. Their BBQ sauce made it taste even better! My husband had the ribs and he described them as tasting "Memphis" style. We would definitely go there again.

Helpful?
1 Thank Scotudy
Columbus, Indiana
Level Contributor
20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While on vacation there were sooo many tasty places to eat, we never eat anywhere twice, this was the exception. This place was right up our alley. We don't want anything fancy or expensive, we just wanted good food. Food was great and not too pricey. Saw locals here so you know its good.

Helpful?
1 Thank BertoNunes
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Smelled amazing so we ordered lunch. Open air seating, very friendly staff, great food. Ordered the Chicken burrito but the half chicken would've been awesome. It looked and smelled delicious.

Helpful?
1 Thank JonandEmily B
Level Contributor
22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the food was so good and chicken for two under twenty bucks that's cheap eats. It's was so tender n absolutely a must eat small little place just a few spots to eat n park but right by the beach n park n friendly staff they do it right.

Helpful?
1 Thank Donald T
Toledo, Ohio
Level Contributor
18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The first thing we noticed was the wonderful smell. The food, oh my! Cannot say enough good things about it. Super good food. Staff was friendly and super cool. Wish we had this place in Toledo Ohio.

Helpful?
1 Thank rickmorris1023

Travelers who viewed Chicken In A Barrel BBQ also viewed

 

Been to Chicken In A Barrel BBQ? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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: American, 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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Chicken In A Barrel BBQ staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?