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“Pretty good food for a roadside shack”

Chicken In A Barrel BBQ
Ranked #13 of 124 Restaurants in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch
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!
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Pretty good food for a roadside shack”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

The chicken just falls off the bone and is quite tastey. The pork is a bit bland, but the sauce is great. Beans, slaw and other sides we tried were also good. The tables were sticky, but I guess you have to expect that when you're eating at a roadside shack. All in all, it was well worth the $ and I would say it is a "Can't be missed" place for the adventurous.

  • Visited February 2013
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Santa Barbara, California
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“best chicken in the world”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

The chicken is fall off the bone tender!
If you like simple good food...go here! The BBQ chicken is wonderful (makes my mouth water just thinking about it.)

Visited February 2013
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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Smoke it up”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Fast service!!! Great smell - it will lure you from the highway and its priced well. We tried two separate combos - chicken, ribs, pork, rice, black bean chili - it was good. Lots of food for what you pay. They have multiple locations on the island. I'd recommend you take it to go - the picnic tables are bathed in smoke from their smoking barrels.

  • Visited February 2013
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Sutherland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A Don't Miss When in Kauai!”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

We were told about this place when tubing so had to stop. It was well worth looking for. We tried the sampler plate that had ribs, chicken, pork and beef. Was so good we made sure we stopped again on our way to the airport.

  • Visited February 2013
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vancouver, BC
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“Excellent flavorful bbq!”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Got a platter with chicken and pork. My husband and I were fighting over the last morsel. So delcious. Easy to drive right by - theres a dive/rental shop next door. Traffic can be harry (for kauai) along the road to it.

  • Visited December 2012
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