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“Want to add this to my Chicken in a Barrel Hanalei review”

Chicken In A Barrel BBQ
Ranked #13 of 124 Restaurants in Kapaa
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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!
Pleasant Hill, California
2 reviews
“Want to add this to my Chicken in a Barrel Hanalei review”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

I think I was spoiled by the Chicken in a Barrel at Hanalei experience. The chicken at Kapaa was as good as Hanalei, but the ribs were way better at Hanalei where they were very smoky tasting and were falling-off-the-bone tender. That difference alone plus the fact that Kapaa's is literally a roadside stand, as in, a few feet from the road with cars rushing by making conversation a chore. It's possible the ribs were just not spot on for that particular evening (we did arrive within minutes of closing). If you order there, best to order "to go" and go eat by the beach or somewhere. By the way, the folks behind the counter, just like at Hanalei, were very friendly.

  • Visited February 2013
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Manitoba Canada
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“the best chicken ever....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

You can't help but smell the wonderful aroma as you drive thru Kapa'a. I highly recommend this little place right along the main road in town. you get a huge portion and the sides are delicious.

  • Visited January 2013
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Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

Great food and service. This place is not a fancy restaurant, but the food is much better than one. You get a lot for your money.

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Harwich, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Simply the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

The service, the food, the price... there isn't a better value for your money. Their spicy BBQ sauce is so good that i felt like drinking it. Their combo plate can be split easily with enough for lunch the next day.

  • Visited January 2013
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Lubbock, Texas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Yummy BBQ!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

Don't let the appearance deceive you - this stand is worth stopping for. As a visitor from Texas it was nice to get some familiar comfort food in the form of bbq chicken and beef. Get the sampler plate - it's a little bit of everything and won't disappoint.

  • Visited January 2013
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