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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
08:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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Kauai, Hawaii
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great chicken as others have stated. Best bang for your buck is to get the sampler platter and split it with a friend. More than enough meat. Get it to go or you will smell like a chicken barrel as the smoker is right by the restaurant. Don't forget all the sauces and if you have some hamburger buns and... More 

Thank zwebb17
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I ordered and shared the mix plate which included chicken, pork, and ribs. And it was sufficient for both of us...and he can eat. Love love their BBQ sauce. You can eat the meat by itself but the sauce was superb.

Thank Arabella78
Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here to ask a question and ended up eating here- what a boon! Delicious food. We will be coming back. They gave me a free sample even. Thanks guys! Their Phila hoagie is actually better than a real Philly hoagie- and I know because I am from Philly.

Thank hollyholly2015
Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is delicious and the friendly service is awesome!!! Love this place!! It's located right off the road near the beach. You can grab your food to go and go to the beach and have a picnic lunch.

Thank bodylightsoul
Puget Sound, Washington
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183 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by here twice...the first time they were out of chicken, but pulled pork and ribs were great. Had to go again to try the chicken...equally great. Loved the sides of rice and chili, and the homemade barbeque sauce is delicious too.

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Krakow, Poland
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not to good but not so bad. When you are looking for something fast to eat than is a good option. This is smoked chicken or smoked ribs. Better take away (after eating inside my hair stinked for whole day).

Thank Ballerina_on_travel
Solvang, CA
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wholesome and delicious, this casual BBQ stand offers generous portions of smoked and BBQ pork, chicken and beef served with moist brown rice and homemade chili. Sausage and some other items are also available. Tables and benches provide outdoor seating, or order to-go and take it for a picnic. We split a variety BBQ platter and with a side of... More 

Thank GWilsonSteele
Edmonton, Canada
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stop by for a quick lunch or dinner (very casual). We tried it in Kapaa and on the northern side of the island as it's a chain. We tried almost all of the meats that they offer along with chilli. Everything was great especially the ribs. Chilli was amazing and we went for seconds!

Thank Iryna S
Green River, Wyoming
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good place for a quick lunch. Prices were middle range for food types. There were a lot of chickens and birds looking for free hand-outs. Pretty normal for outdoor dining.

Thank Steve T
Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here as a lunch stop on an island bus tour. This is one of the best BBQ chicken I've ever had. My husband and I shared the Sampler Plate which included: BBQ chicken, beef ribs, pulled pork and baby back ribs with brown rice and chili. I'm glad we shared because it was a huge amount. It looks... More 

Thank hulacat007

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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
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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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