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Chicken In A Barrel BBQ

5-5190 Kuhio HWY, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96754
+1 808-826-1999
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“chili” (112 reviews)
“chicken” (343 reviews)
“ribs” (140 reviews)
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5-5190 Kuhio HWY, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96754
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great smoked chicken. Me and my wife shared a half a chicken and beans. Great taste, value & service. Could eat here every day.

Thank Derek S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Friendly staff, and good chicken. We ordered the basic Chicken In A Barrel meal which comes with 1/4 chicken, rice, and chili. The rice was meh, the chili was very good, and the chicken was excellent. The experience was hurt due to the eating area....More

Thank stevaroo01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great, quick place that was reasonably priced. Nice outdoor seating and views. Never mind the wild chickens running around.

Thank Kristin S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I ordered pork BBQ and was not impressed. It was OK, but definitely not worth a revisit. I ordered mine with rice and chili. The chili was spicy, but quite good. The rice, well, what can you say about rice!

Thank PeteEdgewood
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got the fish and chips and it was good. Good size portions, tasty and not to much breading. We sat outside and ate which was nice. Your order at a window but service is good and moves along.

Thank Mark T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was fast and the chicken, chili and brown rice were as good as can be! The chicken was seasoned and cooked perfectly. The chili was home made and also seasoned perfectly. The pork ribs were not that great. They were not very meaty and...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fast and reasonably priced Popular but fairly quick This tasty chicken ribs and pork with sauce The chili beans were great. The pork was somewhat plain. Rice was little dried but once mixed with the juicy beans was perfect ;) Fast well priced and tasty.

Thank JacoboR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the worst food we had on the island. The chicken was a little better than the cheeseburgers.

Thank cathy g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ask for Dan. Real helpful. We wanted Hawaiian BBQ and this place looked like it fit the bill. It does. Dan said get the rib/chicken combo. $17 but perfect for 2. The ribs are good. Plenty of meat,cooked well. The chicken is the ugliest piece...More

Thank john b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We split the sampler between the two of us ... we were slightly disappointed with the pork - just a little on the mushy side, but the chicken more than made up for any pork shortcomings! After all, it is CHICKEN In A Barrel ......More

Thank Jim P
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29 August 2015|
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Response from Steve F | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember exactly, but they were open for both lunch and dinner, and they were one of the last restaurants open in Hanalei at night. I'm pretty sure they're open until 8pm, maybe later.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
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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