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Chicken In A Barrel BBQ

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5-5190 Kuhio HWY, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96754
+1 808-826-1999
11:00 - 19:00
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Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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1,119 reviews
541 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Their chicken is wonderful.....nicely pink and moist and sweet....wow! We also tried their ribs (very tasty but not fall off the bone tender), pulled pork (great smoky flavor) and pulled beef....the only one that wasn't top notch. They also have burgers that are really popular. Overall a worthwhile experience.

Thank RickMIusa
Boise, Idaho
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86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great little chicken place in the Ching Young Center right on the highway through Hanalei. I ordered a chicken plate and substituted homemade onion rings for the brown rice. The chicken was tender and flavorful and the onion rings were also quite tasty. The included chili side dish was also good. The staff was friendly and it took only a... More 

Thank Sowellman
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were looking for a place for a quick meal that we would not regret. The food here is centered around pork and chicken bbq. The food comes out fast and tastes fine. Nothing fancy but good. My wife and I split a Sampler plate and that worked fine for us. I only rated 4 stars instead of 5 because... More 

Thank tarwillie
Durango, Colorado
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic baked chicken & all the fixings! Stopped here to get a takeout lunch for the beach. Very convenient & friendly folks!

Thank Water-Folks
Fort Lewis, Washington
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251 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I shared a mix platter and we enjoyed every bit of it. I could not get enough of the pork. The chicken was juicy and falling off the bone. I liked the chili as it had an enjoyable taste. You won't go wrong with a meal here.

Thank clausrock
Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came in for quick lunch while their others shopped. The pork sandwich with bbq sauce was outstanding. the french fries were REALLY good. Definitely worth a return visit.

Thank HeyCath2602
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with family and ate in. If your looking for a cheap lunch in Hanalei and have some time to kill, come here. Service wasn't the quickest however the cheeseburger and fries was really good. I recommend.

Thank AdamManovic
Seward, Nebraska
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I got the chicken for two which included rice and chili. The chicken was very tasty and was very plentiful for two. We also enjoyed the chili but were not fans of the rice. It was a little too bland for us. Good place for lunch!

Thank iluv2vacation
Highland, Utah
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious BBQ!Sampler plate is the best! All meats were tender and juicy. Enough meat on the Sampler plate for two people. We ate at the same place in Kapa'a the week before and they actually give you even more meat! Would go again for sure!!

Thank ILuvHawaii17
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant is a little odd set up as you order in one building and eat in a pavilion. Food was good.

Thank N_Racing56

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-5190 Kuhio HWY, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96754
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
  • Phone Number: +1 808-826-1999

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?