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Chicken In A Barrel BBQ

4-1586 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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Ranked #8 of 105 Restaurants in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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United States
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110 reviews 110 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We had the 1/4 chicken with rice and chili, as do most customers hy the looks of it. It was delicious! Chicken was big and juicy. Well seasoned and nice and smokey. Excellent bbq sauce, mild or hot. The rice was nothing special, but the chili was really good. Fast and friendly service. Seating is just a few picnic tables... More

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Got the chicken and it was very tender and smokey, but BBQ sauce lacked flavor. Wasn't a huge fan of the food, but talked to the owner and seemed like a cool dude with a passion for what he does, which I can appreciate. Happy to support a local business but don't expect much from the chicken.

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San Jose, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Visited here a few times since it opened and it never disappoints! Everything you is good, but I recommend the chicken. The chili beans are delicious, as is the Mac salad! We saw them preparing the burrito, which was gi-normous! We'll be trying that next time! They are so friendly and there are lots of comfy picnic tables to eat... More

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Southlake, Texas
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59 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My wife loved the pulled port, so did I. Brisket pretty good. They need some lessons on ribs, though, laughable for a Southerner. The namesake chicken was good too. Friendly service and quick food to go. Was raining, so we could not sit out under the umbrellas,that would have been nice.Thanks CIAB!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Can't say anything except you must try to understand what I'm trying to convey. Moist, fall off the bone, juicy chicken! Wife and I just ordered the sampler and that was enlightening. Until I realized they actually cooked the chicken in a barrel literally 10 ft from the building. Can you say Wowo! Yum!

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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I tried the combo (1/4 chicken & 2 ribs, coleslaw and chili) with a lemonade for $23 - chicken and ribs were very tender with a lite smoke. Chili was outstanding. The coleslaw was ok - I wish that I had chosen the macaroni salad instead. Service was terrific, but I thought that the meal was a bit over priced.... More

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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It's a neat idea, but I was expecting flavorful. The chicken was tender, but not anything special. The rice was too dry & chewy. And the chili was a bit watered down and not as flavourful as I'd hoped. I guess I make better roasted chicken, rice & chili at home . $38 for two people was a bit much... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Found this gem on TripAdvisor. Couldn't be happier. I am a chef. I am telling you, I have never tasted anything like this! I believe it is the wood they use to smoke the chicken. It is a local wood that we cannot get on the mainland. The sauces are good, but I did not need sauce. The chicken is... More

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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Super tender chicken! I enjoyed the chicken, the sauce is okay but the chicken is better. The beef and pork were good as well, a nice change was the apperance of chilli as a side instead of macaroni salad. Good meal and not too expensive! Love the roadside location, plenty of seating too.

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Corona, California, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is a must stop when visiting the island! Located in Kapaa, which is such a great town for shopping and food. Every time I visit Kauai I have to get myself some "Chicken In a Barrel BBQ!" Food is very good and the place is very busy. The ribs were a bit fatty and broken in pieces but the... 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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