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Chicken In A Barrel BBQ Cart

4320 Nuhou St, Lihue, Kauai, HI
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Ranked #9 of 90 restaurants in Lihue
Cuisines: Barbecue
Description: This is a cart in front of Home Depot in Lihue, Kauai. Awesome food!
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Description: This is a cart in front of Home Depot in Lihue, Kauai. Awesome food!
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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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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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
17 helpful votes 17 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
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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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69 reviews 69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Olympia, WA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

BBQ and chili beans and other sides beyond amazing. I prefer vegetarian but went back and added a side of meat after a taste. Comfortable picnic tables. Friendly staff. Really, really good. A little odd that they write the bible versus on your containers but diversity is to be encouraged.

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