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Chicken In A Barrel BBQ

4-1586 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
8088230780
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Ranked #6 of 103 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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Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

Delicious BBQ that you can't beat. Got the combo plate and loved every bit of it. Pulled pork was to die for. Stop by here if you're craving some BBQ. They won't disappoint.

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Plymouth
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

After reading wonderful reviews I told my husband we had to eat here for dinner. Let me just say, the wonderful reviews are well deserved. The owner of the restaurant was very warm and welcoming. The food was super tasty, I had the ribs and my husband had the sampler plate. It was a ton of food and we were... More

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Los Angeles
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Our guidebook said the chicken is excellent but not the ribs or other meats. So we ordered the chicken and it was excellent. The brown rice and chili also were good, and the homemade mild BBQ sauce, and homemade lemonade, both excellent. My kids (both aged 8) loved the chicken, rice and lemonade, but the chili was a little too... More

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laakeland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

If you are in kauai and want a great lunch drive up to the north side of the island for this awesome bbq spot! The bbq chicken was the best. Not over smoked like a lot of bbq chicken. Great mix of flavor. My wife and I loved the bbq chilli! Yes bbq chilli, never had anyone cook bbq chilli... More

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Palm Coast, FL
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75 reviews 75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Both my wife and I decided to eat here before going to the beach to catch another sunset. We were somewhat disappointed as the meals we had can only best be classified as okay. I had Hawaiian pulled pork, and as I said above, the meal was just okay. Can't exactly recall what my wife had to eat, but she... More

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University Place, WA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Roadside BBQ joint, you can see the smoke and smell the yummy roasting meats from blocks down Kuhio hiway!..we had a meal of both the chicken and ribs. Great portion size, perfectly cooked chicken ( which I frequently find to be too try, this was not), tender ribs and well balanced sauces. It's not fancy, it's a roadside spot -... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Grabbed a chicken to go. Was very tasty. Ask for lemon juice to pour on. YUM. Our order was ready to go in 30 seconds. Best of all was the guy at the counter. He was a gem!

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Stopped at 8:00pm for dinner! Ordered food! Watched as the cashier hung the order by the cook! Then watched the cook pull the ticket! Food never came! When we asked about it, the cook called my husband a liar! Sad thing was the scripture reference to john 3:16 written on the top of the food box when we had to... More

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Longmont, Colorado
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This is a fun, casual, outdoor dining place right on the street on your way to lots of places. The chicken is juicy and flavorful. The sauces are fun and yummy. We also had cornbread. The chicken and cornbread was a great mid day meal. The space is clean and they even have a great clean up sink. The service... More

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Coppell, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Very tasty grilled/ smoked chicken. Several traveler awards on display and worthy of them. We ate at a picnic table brought our own beer. No beer served and no one complained we were drinking our own. Beans are delicious. 2 locations on the island.

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