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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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“chicken” (328 reviews)
“ribs” (134 reviews)
“sampler plate” (43 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
5-5190 Kuhio HWY, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96754
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We drove by this place several times during our stay and didn't really notice it. Happened to pull in after a long day on the trail for something quick. Didn't expect it to be so quick and so delicious. The crew inside were very friendly...More

1  Thank Tony H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Smoked chicken is clearly the star. Great flavor, moist, and delicious. Chili was nothing to write home about. Most of the dining is outside, so bring your sunglasses.

Thank a9db0
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The smoked chicken was good, the pork was plain, and then the beef was very salty. You only got chili and rice which was not good unless added to the chili, unless you paid extra to get a different side.

Thank Michelle D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After multiple trips to Chang Young Square in Hanalei, the aroma of a tasty BBQ filled the air. The burger is outstanding and the ribs are very good too!

Thank Patrick O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was so excited to eat at this place after reading the reviews unfortunately it was overpriced, slow to receive the food, workers handling food without gloves, food was not good. I would never eat there and save your money. BarAcuda across the street is...More

Thank DHB929
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is great if you really like your food smokey. It was very heavy on the smoke. So much so that it was difficult to taste the chicken. The ribs were better. The service was quick, but disorganized. We ordered take out for 6...More

Thank BEN P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have you usual BBQ pulled pork chicken and ribs. I will say the ribs are the best thing on that menu. Worth going back for again. Expect to spend about 20 per person.

Thank Frank P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was not very good - guys were not friendly and tables were dirty. However, the food was very tasty. I had the mixed green salad and added chicken. The salad was fresh and crisp while the chicken was tender and smoky. My husband enjoyed...More

1  Thank peachmom13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got the sampler platter to share and everything was the delicious. The ribs might have been my favorite and if I went back I will order just a rib plate.

Thank jfbence
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The chicken was super moist and tender. Generous portions mean a big bang for your buck. The coleslaw was very tasty and fresh - not your typical mayonnaise goop. The service was fast and there were plenty of picnic tables with shade for seating. I...More

Thank cwbpjt
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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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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