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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
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08:00 - 20:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the chicken,and the ribs,and the salads,and the kind employees.Its a definite stop when in Kapaa town!Smoky aroma just fills the air.

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1 Thank Lisa L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were there in November on vacation. We stopped in here one morning around 11:30 because we saw the billowing smoke coming out of the barrels on the side of the road. We split a 1/2 smoked chicken between us - it was delicious. A couple beside us was sharing the sampler plate, it looked awesome, we'll... More 

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1 Thank Darren C
new york city
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They wrote religious texts on the takeout boxes, which I find rather offensive. The chicken was very pink and raw (see attached pictures), I was so grossed out that I couldn't even bear the thought of biting into it. The employees seem like they hate their lives and was very unwelcoming as well. What a whole load of mix messages.

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Thank gnewey
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Solid chicken that was very tender put also very smoky because of their cooking methods (in a barrel). Good value, but very casual, order/pay at the window and picnic table seating.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Try the "sampler plate" featuring ribs, pulled pork, chicken and beef brisket. Super tasty and enough for you and a companion.

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1 Thank Gimpmaster
Newberg, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at this wonderful little surprise along the road was wonderful. Hands down the best chicken tacos I have ever had. Pork was equally good and the servings were huge. The staff in friendly and fun and fast! We went back several times!

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1 Thank LahnaA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a snack. Wife and I split the Kauai raised burger and some onion rings. It was delicious! Might need to go back and try the chicken (it's it's the name after all! ).

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1 Thank Vince C
Arlington, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything I read said this was a great place for a barbecue, and they were right. My wife and I shared the sampler platter could not finish the portions of shredded chicken, and a pork sparerib. All of the meets were juicy and flavorful. They do have their regular and hot barbecue sauce, but you really don't need them. Platters... More 

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1 Thank Richard R
Chico, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is some of the best smoked chicken and pork I've ever had! Do consider sharing a sampler plate between two people at first so you know how much you get. Don't be afraid of the costs, there is so much to eat that a meal is easily split! The regular BBQ sauce is fantastic and I wish I could... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a surprising find. Chicken in a barrel really does have some good barbecue. Their chicken is unique in the way it is cooked in such nontraditional way. There's sauce is very good, so don't forget to take an ample supply with your order. They are fast and convenient and I would eat here again. However next time rather... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
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
Monday
08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:00
Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Friday
08:00 - 20:00
Saturday
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
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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