We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Dry rubbed, smoked BBQ chicken, beef, pork, and ribs! Falls of da bone, melts in your mouth! Eat-in or take-out! Open for lunch, and dinner!
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
American, Barbecue, Grill
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Reviews (1,525)
Filter reviews
1,495 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews sampler plate chicken ribs chili beans pulled pork smoked meat hoagie mac salad bread tacos hawaiian coleslaw picnic tables outdoor seating food truck tender sauce roadside
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed March 30, 2020 via mobile

Nice selection of various dishes. The chicken is delicious. Ribs and various side dishes like fries and chili are also very tasty. Reasonable pricing, quick and pleasant service. Nice open air setting in the Coconut Marketplace with easy parking

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 26, 2020

Chicken -in-a-barrel is a roadside seller of packed lunches in Kapaa. The chicken had a distinct smoked flavor and was a noticeably salty but quite tasty. The 1/4 pound chicken piece was relatively big for the price of $8.40 plus taxes (and less the Kama'aina...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 12, 2020

This place is outdoor dining although it was under cover which was nice. go up get your order and your on your way. We had the chicken Hoagy which was tasty.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 10, 2020

Stopped here for lunch on a private tour. Fast, friendly service, and the meals were delicious! Appreciated the outside sink to clean up afterwards.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed March 9, 2020 via mobile

Surprised that the food was so good. The Chicken Hoagie was very good. A little pricy, but it is Hawall

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 2, 2020

We had the BBQ sampler platter plus a free pulled pork sandwich with 2 drinks. Our bill was only $26 and there was lots of good food. The platter had pulled pork and beef, 1/4 chicken, rice, chili and ribs. Very tasty and a great...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 23, 2020

This is the best barbecue! Ribs and chicken absolutely to die for. They have impressive number of other menu items and side dishes though we stick with barbecue. No alcohol, unfortunately, only coke products. Still well worth a visit!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 23, 2020

Passed this a couple times while driving in the ungodly traffic on the north part of Kauai, which btw is bad enough that I wouldn’t recommend going there unless you can avoid this. Literally took us 6h to go about 30 miles after hiking Ha...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

Did takeout from this friendly restaurant. Very short wait. Nice to have a good place to do eat-in or take-out without long waits. We’ll be back!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 15, 2020

The Chicken in a Barrel was a pleasant surprise. We shopping in the Coconut Market Place and decided to give it a try. We share the ribs and chicken platter. Delicious! I will return there when ever I am in Kapaa.

Date of visit: February 2020
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Hotel Coral Reef Resort
480 reviews
.16 miles away
Pono Kai Resort
1,010 reviews
.59 miles away
Waipouli Beach Resort
1,637 reviews
1.39 miles away
Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort
71 reviews
1.73 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
NOM Kauai
226 reviews
.04 miles away
Tacos Al Pastor
484 reviews
.04 miles away
Java Kai
865 reviews
.38 miles away
Sam's Ocean View
687 reviews
.07 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Kapaa Beach Shop
145 reviews
.02 miles away
Coconut Coasters Beach Bike Rentals
232 reviews
.02 miles away
Da Kars of Kauai
37 reviews
.02 miles away
Kauai Products Fair
27 reviews
.05 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Bonnie W
November 6, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Gary B | Reviewed this property |
No idea! Didn't know there was one. Sorry.
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing