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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sampler plate” (102 reviews)
“ribs” (246 reviews)
“chicken” (605 reviews)
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American, Fast food, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
4-1586 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1832
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Was "OK" food....right on the highway....simple eats, FRESH!!! Nice staff, very attentive, nice outside eating area.

Thank Mybloodhound
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really good food. I loved the sampler platter. Really big portions and tastes like back in Texas. The guys delivered

1  Thank Ryan B
Reviewed 4 days ago

We smelled this place as we drove past the first time. It was THAT good. We returned to actually eat the food. Then we returned a few more times during our trip. The BBQ is THAT good and the prices are super reasonable.

1  Thank Jessica T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The best chicken. Make sure to mix hot with regular BBQ sauce. Awesome chili and rice as side. Wonderful smell as they cook outside

1  Thank Bankiems
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So tasty, it's worth a short wait because so many people are getting some. The sampler plate at $18 is fantastic!

1  Thank Jeff N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come here every single year multiple times. It's great to grab chicken and take it back to your hotel or sit on the picnic tables outside. It literally is the best chicken will ever have.

1  Thank stepgie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the wild boar sandwich, people did not have the aloha spirit. This is a food stand so that was fine.

1  Thank bark10der
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered the sampler plate and baby back ribs. The place is not fancy, but the taste is great! Juicy chicken-even the white meat was moist. The ribs were fall off the bone tender and flavorful. All the meat had a nice smokey flavor. We...More

Thank DandS1153
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are from Texas and we know good BBQ but this was beyond. We started with a sampler plate to try everything and then went back for more beef and ribs. The meat is very tender and juicy. Although it's a little outdoor hut there...More

Thank Regina L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here before our kayak trip and it was crazy good! The staff is super friendly! Definitely go there!

Thank Deniseka
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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: 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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