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Chicken In A Barrel BBQ

4-1586 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
8088230780
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Ranked #7 of 105 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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English first
Elmer, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Never had a chicken in a barrel before---what a great surprise!! Asked if we should try anything else---the Hawaiian Cole slaw and chili were recommended---all were kickin! We were actually invited back for a Christmas free dinner----love this place great food and great people--Thank You!! Happy Holidays!! (Hope you got those presents wrapped!)

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Singapore
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81 reviews 81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We didn't have anymore meals on Kauai but I had to try Chicken in A Barrel BBQ - so I drove over at 5pm and bought a Sampler Plate takeaway. It had delicious barrel chicken, beef ribs, beef & pork - all for US$14 + an order of their hawaiian coleslaw. Everyone had to take a bite or two cos... More 

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Alaska
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is probably my favorite stop in Anahola. I always get the combo plate and both myself and the wife enjoyed the food. Very nice plate for a reasonable price.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

So good. They cook the meats in these huge barrels on site. Good prices, huge portions, lots of choices. Chicken, ribs and fish tacos were all great. Pump your own spicy guava bbq on the side too if you want lots! Indoor/ outdoor seating.

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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It's not going to be the best BBQ you ever had, but it's good and it's fast and there's a variety of sauces to put on it. They have pork too - not just chicken.

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Jackson, Wyoming, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

Do not be fooled by the appearance of this place...the food is great! BBQ at it's best...chicken and pork, beans and rice...needs a liquor license so one can have a cold one, but what the hell, you can not have it all!

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Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

What a yummy treat. Totally surprised it was so good. Great food. The traffic can be pretty heavy making it challenging to pull in and out. But well worth the stop. The chicken was great and you leave full. The only negative were the amount of flies. Its outdoor dining so there really is not much which could have been... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

After a hike, the five of us were seeking a local, relaxing place to eat. Pepper greated us with a grand smile and offered us great advice, ordering "number 4" and the cole slaw. The chicken and ribs were perfectly cooked and flavored. The brown rice and tomato based chili were a nice addition. We enjoyed eating at the picnic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

I visit this place at least twice a month Its that good. The chicken is always a good sized portion and perfectly cooked. The beans and rice that come with the plate are always so delicious and good for you! I also make sure I always get an order of the tropical cole slaw, sooo good with coconut in It!

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Yucaipa, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A friend from back home suggested we try it, and we spotted the sign when cruising up to the North shore. We had the half chicken for two with rice/chili. The chicken was really good. The rice was a nice change from the Island wide ever present sticky white rice. It seemed to be a healthy mix of rices, including... More 

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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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