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Chicken In A Barrel BBQ Cart - CLOSED

3486 Rice St., Lihue, Kauai, HI
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Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Barbecue
Description: This is a cart is located in Lihue right in front for the kama'aina surf shop at anchor cove . Awesome food!
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Description: This is a cart is located in Lihue right in front for the kama'aina surf shop at anchor cove . Awesome food!

39 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We stopped today for lunch, my hubby had the number 4 rubs chicken chili and rice and I had chicken and coleslaw salad , every thing was fresh and yummy . You must have it with the hot hot hot BBQ sauce. It's the best !!!

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Hudson, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We stopped by after a ride on the nearby bicycle/hiking trail. My wife and I split the half chicken. It was more like a hot smoked chicken. The sauces were good. I would give the food a 3+. The service was excellent. The kind of people I like to do business with so it gets a 4.

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seattle, wa
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We loved the meat, we tried all of them, beef, chicken and pork. Our two year old daughter loved it too and she is picky about meat. The sauces were rich and flavorful!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We were really excited to try this since we thought the idea was really neat. My chicken was good but my husband's was a little under cooked. We also found that for feeding a family it was a little bit expensive. The beans were yummy!

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Utah
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65 reviews 65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We love BBQ chicken and read the good reviews. However the day we were there our chicken was overcooked and dry. The flavors were smoky and the BBQ sauce was excellent. Will try it again and hope for better

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Normally I don't eat quartered chicken although I love bbq. This chicken is truly special. It's all very good and the coleslaw is excellent. Yummy ribs also. It's a wonderful little bbq stand with a simple menu and food done very well! Amazing chicken done by wonderfully friendly people who also love jesus. It was so good that we ate... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

this little spot in Kapaa is a awesome little spot and the chicken is super juicy!! We were driving by slowly checking out shops and the guy gave us the thumbs up and waved us in. I am always impressed by someone going out of their way to try and get our business by interacting with us.

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York, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We stopped at the Kapaa location - right next to the road, with limited seating at picnic tables. The chicken is cooked in 50 gallon barrels right next to the stand. The sides were amazing,in particular the slaw was like none I ever tasted. The owner was working the window, and was very pleasant. Also had the fresh lemonade which... More

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Turlock, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

We got off the plane and headed over to the cart in the Home Depot lot. We drove around and around then gave up. The next day we came across the Hanalei location and had lunch there. I talked with the owner and he confirmed they closed the cart and are concentrating on the two locations. I mentioned that the... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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75 reviews 75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Our daughter recommended Chicken in a Barrel after voicing our disappointment that another favorite BBQ joint had closed. This is more a take-out stand with picnic tables. Ordered a chicken plate with sides of Cole Slaw. What a surprise. This has to be the juiciest chicken I have tasted. It was perfect! The mild BBQ sauce was to my taste... More

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