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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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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sampler plate” (108 reviews)
“ribs” (256 reviews)
“chicken” (627 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 7:00 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
4-1586 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1832
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch. Had the Hawaiian burger and it was really good and juicy with Teriyaki sauce and grilled pineapple! French fries were really tasty too. Wanted to try the bar b q but went with the burger instead. Burgers were cheaper and ranged...More

1  Thank Traveljgm
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went here the evening we arrived because we wanted something quick but a meal. Found a coupon for buy an entree and get a pork sandwich free. We got the rib entree. We have a lot of smoked foods. We both said these were...More

Thank 2806Ohio
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So good we ate there twice during our stay. I had the sampler both times. The chicken breast was the most tender flavorful chicken I have every had. The pulled pork and pulled beef and the rib were also excellent. The chili and rice were...More

Thank ChShCo
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stopped here after a day of driving and exploring. The smells coming from the smoker did not disappoint! The BBQ was amazing. We split a sampler plate so we could try a little bit of everything. The in house BBQ sauce was also delicious....More

Thank Chrissy M
Reviewed 6 days ago

The portions are yuge and the service was fast at the Kapaa location. We ordered a chicken and a beef plate. The portions are gigantic. The price is somewhat high IMO compared to other fast food options on Kauai. The food was also pretty good...More

Thank trancemission
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had heard this place had great bbq and as we were driving back to Poipu from the north shore we rolled down the windows to smell and it smelled like it would be something worth trying out. My hubby has celiac and knowing this...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible. Must try! I couldn’t get over how good it was! Very fun environment also. Hanalei location is where we ate. Absolutely loved it.

Thank Megan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great smoked meat. Nice lunch. The chili was excellent as well. Good value on an expensive island. Easy walk from our hotel.

Thank julann71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So over the years we have passed this place and have always like the name, logo and smell! However, for some odd reason we never went there to eat. Just before this last trip to Kauai my wife and I watched an episode of Man...More

Thank evil-G-nius
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Driving through Kapaa looking for a place for lunch and spotted food trucks (which I love), but our noses led us to the Chicken in a Barrel. The smell of smokey BBQ...mmmmm. Got the sampler platter and fish tacos. Everything was wonderful! The pork melted...More

Thank Tammy L
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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 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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
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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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