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Chicken In A Barrel BBQ

4-1586 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1832
+1 808-823-0780
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sampler plate” (127 reviews)
“chicken” (675 reviews)
“ribs” (282 reviews)
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11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Hours
American, Fast food, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
4-1586 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1832
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent barbecue. Fits right in with the Kauai experience. Sauce is fabulous. My husband and I shared a sampler plate which was a lot of food for 2 people. Probably one of least expensive meals we have had.

1  Thank Voyager300058
Reviewed 5 days ago

The best chicken ever! Moist and delicious. I didn't expect it to be so good. A little close to the road so pick a picnic table on the side of the building lol

1  Thank MARIA R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good little food truck to have buy lunch at in Kapa'a. Portions are large, one could share. The chicken is the best I've ever tasted, comes with side of rice and beans. Quick services.

1  Thank Isabelle S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oh my... this place will forever ruin other BBQ places for you! They truly set the standard! I recommend the sampler, because everything was amazing and that way, you don’t have to choose! Pulled brisket, chicken, rib, and a 1/4 chicken served with chilli beans...More

1  Thank lisacK9378SQ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, my husband really wanted the pork sandwich. He was told that they were out of buns. Really??!! Of course, I ordered the chicken again (see my other reviews) but it wasn't quite the same. Not sure, maybe a little drier-not as moist...More

Thank ladydi50CA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our lunch here. Unfortunately there are refrigerators had gone out and they were out of many popular items. My husband is a huge barbecue fan and thought his lunch was very good. I had the chili beans (without cheese because of the issue...More

1  Thank Katlouhod
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a don't miss every trip - I dream about their chicken. And the employees are always happy and fun to chat with (especially when you stop for a picture while on a scavenger hunt!).

1  Thank janabananna404
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ribs, chicken, and beef were delicious, but... Chili had a burned flavor and seasoned with cayenne pepper. Not my favorite. Brown rice was dry and bland. Selection of two BBQ sauces was good. High price for overall quality. Right on highway, outdoor seating only, but...More

1  Thank Kevan L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great stop for a quick lunch, or grab some meat to take home for dinner. It's ONO (as they say on the island!) Very good!

1  Thank nicklesflooring
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Overall an ok BBQ experience — unique flavoring from the smoking. My wife and I ordered the sampler for lunch to share. Quick service with helpful staff. Food was good, really enjoyed the side of chili. Have to admit that eating chicken outside with chickens...More

1  Thank Mark P
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Bonnie W
November 6, 2018|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-1586 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1832
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-823-0780
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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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