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All 90 Lihue Restaurants

Barbeque Inn

2982 Kress Street, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808.245.2921
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Ranked #37 of 90 Restaurants in Lihue
Price range: $10 - $20
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Menomonie, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This was a small "dive" diner. The food quality was poor (fatty pork and heavily breaded chicken/shrimp) but the staff was friendly. I wouldn't go back, find an alternative or be prepared for a sub par dinner.

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Centennial
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We have been going to this place for over 10 years. it is a very local place with good food and low prices. You can get a four course meal for under $30. It will include generous portions of fish or meat, salad, soup, and pie. The food is always cooked well and it tastes delicious. The atmosphere is old... More

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Pleasant Hill, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Ten years ago this place was outstanding. But our recent visit revealed that this place has lost that special something it used to have.

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Colorado Springs
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Asked the valet for a restaurant that the locals liked to find a good hole-in-the-wall dining experience. He recommended the Barbeque Inn. Meal included a generous portion of food, delicious sides, and dessert (awesome cream pies!). We were very pleased with the food, service, and value of this location. Met with the owner who told us the 74 year history... More

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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Food was mediocre but the service was excellent. $$ for the price. A little bit hard to find. Dessert was good.

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

From Rice St, turn down Kress (Salvation Army store on corner). Halfway down is the Barbecue Inn on the left; at the end is Hamura's; follow the street around and it becomes Hardy St. At the light, across on the left is Garden Island Barbecue and Chinese Restaurant. Three excellent places to eat, all close together! These are local favorites,... More

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Santa Clara, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Located on a one-wayside street off Lihue's Rice Street, you need a map or GPS to find this small restaurant. But it is worth the trouble! We ordered a "Panko Mahimahi" and got a delicious piece of fish in a panko crumb crust. The bed of brown rice was also delicous. A small salad with a tasty dressing was included... More

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Scappoose
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Love this place even if we are not locals we were treated very nice and the food is great and the price is right. Everyone complains that going to Hawaii is "too expensive" then shoo the naysayers and find these little out of the way places with great food and great prices. We had the tempera shrimp and vegetables with... More

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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437 reviews 437 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

We ordered the Japanese preparations for food and they were frankly average hence the rating. Maybe if we had ordered the BBQ the ratings might have gone up. We did love the local, homey feel the restaurant afforded. Service was nice, local and homey feeling as well. No pretensions at this eatery.

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Victoria, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We were staying in the area and wanted somewhere close by for breakfast. Found this place in our guidebook. Was OK, but nothing very special. No real complaints, but nothing to recommend either.

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Additional Information about Barbeque Inn

Address: 2982 Kress Street, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
Phone Number: 808.245.2921
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20

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