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$5 - $15
American, Barbecue, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate lunch here before a ukelele lesson down the street. We ended up here because it was kind of the only option- multiple places like the pizza and Mexican places were closed, and a 40 minute wait across the street at Hanalei Gourmet. Usually...when we eat at the default place it's just servicable at best, but WOW- this place was delicious. Amazing tender chicken. The ribs were fantastic- we are considering going to the Kapa'a location just for more ribs! And such a charming staff- the lady on the register had her baby on her hip and then she traded off with her husband in the kitchen! She said that it was her grandfather's restaurant. It was so nice to see the whole family involved! This is a no frills barbecue joint and wow- great great quality. LOVED IT.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not a huge chicken fan, but these smoked chickens are great. Onion rings weren't too shabby either.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a quick and delicious lunch on the north side of the island this is where you should be. Our family of five tried an assortment of items and every one was really tasty. Portions are generous and the prices are reasonable. Service was fast...and the staff were friendly. No extra charge for the wonderful smoke aroma all around the place either.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed September 15, 2021

Visited the place on 9/8 for lunch. Noticed there was 1 guy working the entire restaurant. He would take an order, run in the back, cook, plate and hand out the order, before running behind the register and taking the next order. This guy was...one hard working man! Asked him his name .... Mark deserves a raise! Food was good, I have the beef and wife had the ribs. Chili was a little to tomato based for my taste, but otherwise it was a delicious meal. Always visit when we are on island!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 18, 2021 via mobile

Great food and quick service. Portions were large and the flavor was outstanding. The sampler plate was phenomenal. Be patient as with everywhere else, they are short staffed. The road closure makes this a great place for lunch….eat and then head up the trail.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 10, 2021 via mobile

Smells delicious so we bought some for dinner even thought we just had lunch. One person working but he was fast. Didn’t know about this place before.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 12, 2021 via mobile

We ordered the sampler platter and it was an excellent combo of food for two to share! Ribs were very tender and the dry rub was spot on.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 9, 2021 via mobile

We loved the loaded fries and sampler plate and there was more than enough to share between two people. I believe the man working was named Michael and he was a one-man wonder. He took our orders, ran the cash register and prepared our plates.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 6, 2021

They closed in the middle of the day and said they would be back in a bit and we were there in line waiting. The food is incredible and I highly recommend sampling some of their chicken and pork!!!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed April 30, 2021

1/2 chicken and ribs order: incredibly moist, buttery, and slightly smoky chicken, ribs were average

Date of visit: April 2021
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Yes, Chicken In A Barrel BBQ offers takeout services.

Chicken In A Barrel BBQ is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5