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Chicken In A Barrel BBQ

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4-1586 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1832
+1 808-823-0780
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015 via mobile

Yummy large portions of delicious food! The baby back ribs were huge n meaty! We wish they sold beer!

3 Thank Mickaela M
Las Vegas, Nevada
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

My wife and I have been to Kauai several times over the the past few years and had driven past this little spot in Kapaa but never ate here. Made it a point to try it out this time. We loved it, kicking myself in the butt for not eating here sooner! I had the kalua pork hoagie and my... More 

3 Thank hocktuey
San Clemente, California
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015 via mobile

You can't beat the chicken. Tiny little shack with a few picnic tables and super yummy barbecued chicken. The sides are only so-so or I would give this a 5. Pick up chicken to go add your own sides like some chips and fresh fruit and take it to the beach for a perfect meal. The chicken is soooo good.

3 Thank Tsmithmorse1
Murray, Utah
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015

We thought the quality was as good as almost any barbecue we have had. My wife liked it and she normally doesn't care for barbecue.

3 Thank 900leighann
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

We ate here & tried the ribs & the chicken. We found the ribs to have much more meat than we are used to and they are smoked but don't have sauce. The flavours of both ribs & chicken are very smokey (obviously), which I think is an acquired taste as I found this to be too strong & made... More 

3 Thank Itchy-Feet-5
Tampa, Florida
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015

We all had tacos here and they were delicious.Chicken tacos and burrito were both very flavorful. Cannot speak to the other plates. Only complaint was the seating was close to the garbage which was pretty fly-ridden while we were there. I would recommend grabbing your food and heading down to the water which is right behind ;-)

3 Thank Charlie Y
Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015

Our tour guide recommended this stop on the side of the road. I don't like coconut but the coleslaw with fresh coconut was really good. The food was quick and the chicken was juicy. You'll need plenty of paper towels!

2 Thank RainClover157
Fairbanks, Alaska
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015 via mobile

We went to the location by princeville. We had the sampler platter this will feed 2 - 3 people. We also got a free chicken sandwich with a coupon. The sandwich was amazing!!! I did not think I would like shredded chicken but I did. The sampler platter had good chili, great chicken, the shredded pork and and beef were... More 

2 Thank bran c
Decorah, Iowa
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

Normally, I use a 1-5 rating where 1 indicates I would be afraid of food poisoning and 5 is truly excellent food at a good price for the quality of food offered. McDonalds, Burger King, etc, will normally get a 2 or 3 on my scale. Chicken in a barrel barely gets a 2. Chicken was good. 4 or 5... More 

2 Thank Alan_Johnson_1962
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015

A small little yellow building with a lot of flavor! The food was delicious and staff were great! BBQ was a little spicey but finger licking good! Worth a stop!

2 Thank debbief289

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
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
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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