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Chicken In A Barrel BBQ

5-5190 Kuhio HWY, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96754
+1 808-826-1999
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“chicken” (390 reviews)
“ribs” (158 reviews)
“chilli” (152 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
5-5190 Kuhio HWY, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96754
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We got a combo platter and everything on it was delicious!! The meats were moist and flavorful. I felt bad for wasting their BBQ sauce, which was great, but meat was so good it didn't even need it! This is a must do, wish we...More

Thank LuvVacations4Me
Reviewed 5 days ago

The chicken BBQ at Chicken in a barrel was very good. We split the 1/4 chicken meal that came with rice and chili. The chili was sweet, personally do not prefer sweet chili however it was overall good. Service was friendly.

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Barbecue isn't my favorite kind of place, but we went to the Hanalei location 2x during our trip to Kaua'i. My husband and my daughter and her husband all liked it pretty well. The portions were much larger than indicated by the server, so we...More

Thank moodblu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying at the West End in Waimea for a night while visiting the canyon and it was suggested we go to the plantation house for dinner. The food was fantastic and the setting is absolutely beautiful. The barbecue sauce was the best I've...More

Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

After snorkeling for the day we stumbled across Chicken in a Barrel. This a great place for someone who likes authentic BBQ meat and looking for a value meal with $13-18 dollar plates that could easily serve 2 or will even fill the stomach of...More

Thank Kent T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I split the sampler platter and barely finished it and the onion rings. I highly recommend the chicken, which was juicy and flavorful. The hot BBQ sauce is not for those that cannot take hot, but we loved it. The mild was...More

Thank ARtraveljunkie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was great! The food was fast and delicious! The grounds are beautiful and look like they have big events here at times. We will be back!

Thank meg321
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got the chicken and chili to take back to our condo for dinner, easy, tasty, and less expensive than eating at a sit down restaurant. I heard the other menu items aren't as good but we were all happy with the chicken and chili (the...More

Thank cat7104
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family loved this place. Portions are big enough to share and staff are friendly. The location is right in the middle of Haneli which is just beautiful.

Thank bmorris537
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chicken in a Barrel has great barbecue for reasonable prices, you cannot go wrong with anything you order.

Thank GReadeZ
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August 28, 2015|
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Response from Steve F | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember exactly, but they were open for both lunch and dinner, and they were one of the last restaurants open in Hanalei at night. I'm pretty sure they're open until 8pm, maybe later.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $15
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-5190 Kuhio HWY, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96754
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
  • Phone Number: +1 808-826-1999
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