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4-1586 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1832
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Rochester, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here after reading other reviews and wasn't disappointed. We had chicken and ribs with rice and beans sides. After a long day of sightseeing we just wanted good food. This is the place you want to go if you want amazing home cooked food and want to eat at a picnic table or take it back to your hotel.

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Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had great hopes for a great BBQ lunch but were very dissapointed. The food had obviously been sitting around because our plates were ready before we could sit down. The rice was cold and stale. They served some sort of red bean and mash that looked and tasted like it was in the crock pot from yesterday. The ribs... More 

1 Thank Moto-Photo
Coon Rapids
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Our friends who have been to the island recommended CIB. They said it had great BBQ and was perfect for take out. I was a bit reluctant once I saw the place. But I was wrong. We ordered the sampler platter and a 1/4 chicken. We loved the rice, brisket and pulled pork. We definitely will pass this a jewel... More 

Thank Blaine G
Fairview, Tennessee
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74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Bar none best smoked chicken and pork ever! So juicy and packed with flavor. We couldn't get enough. When we asked how they get it to taste so good the reply was "lots of love and prayers". It's a must try if you visit Kauai!!

Thank merkatwoman
Hayward, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oderd 1/2 chicken meal for 2 to take back to resort. Great cicken smoked just right not to much smoke, Juicy finger licking good.

Thank castlady
Hermiston, Oregon
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've eat here whenever we visit Kauai. The chicken is delish and hubby had ribs this time and loved them. Great place for lunch.

Thank Consitter
Santa Clara, California
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fun spot right off the highway with covered picnic tables. There was a bit of a line when I got there but it moved quickly. Very friendly employee taking the orders. And the chicken: I couldn't believe how moist and tender it was. I'll be back!

Thank Wannabekauai
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We attended a wedding on Kauai. Most of the outings were planned. When branching out on our own, we smelled the familiar aroma of BBQ coming from Chicken in a Barrel on the main street. While looking over the menu, 3 members of the wedding entourage drove up and we all decided to go for it. I'm really glad we... More 

Thank Royce B
Camarillo, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a small stand literally on the side of the highway, but the Chicken is fresh and hot. Because the chicken is cooked lowly it is super most. You get a large portion for the small price.

Thank lparrbatten
Braintree, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had BBQ chicken, ribs, pulled pork and pulled beef. It was all excellent. Fall off the bones ribs, extremely moist all around. Very quick service and didn't skimp on the portions.

Thank Mooselady6

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast Food, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-1586 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1832
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: 8088230780
Dry rubbed, smoked BBQ chicken, beef, pork, and ribs! Falls of da bone, melts in your mouth! Eat-in or take-out! Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

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