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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” (105 reviews)
“ribs” (268 reviews)
“chicken” (651 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 4 days ago via mobile

We ordered the quarter of smoked chicken and it was plenty for us to share. We used both the hot and sweet Barbeque sauce.It was delicious.

Thank Hortense007
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We've been here 3 times and the best item so far is the pulled beef. It comes with chili and rice. The burger was a little dry and has lots of bread. French fries definitely worth the calories. The chicken has a nice smokey flavor...More

Thank Madebes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our friends that grew up in Kapaa took us here. We loved it. We’re going back this year and my wife keeps telling me that’s the only place she has to go.

Thank Jacob L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great chicken. I had the white meat. My wife enjoyed the pork hoagie. Sat out on the gazebo and enjoyed an excellent guitar player and singer.

Thank danoswede
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the sample platter which had all of the BBQ meats, rice and chilli! Everything was delicious! The BBQ sauce (spicy and regular) were delicious! Moist and flavourful! Would definitely come back!

Thank Bledda
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was here 6 years ago pregnant with my daughter and remembered how amazing the food was - hasn’t changed a bit! The flavours are amazing, chicken is still my favourite! The slaw has pineapple and cilantro, sooo yummy!

Thank tayba2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I both had the pulled pork plate. It was very good. The small stand has an area for eating outside. They dropped by our table and asked is everything was good. Friendly staff.

Thank Howard Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I got the chicken dinner and the bbq flavors were wonderful. Also got a beef sandwich to have the next day and it was equally excellent. This is a casual, fast food establishment (picnic tables, outdoor coverings). Will definitely return.

Thank Jasonslate
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was pouring down rain on the crowded and slow moving road between Hanalei and Kokee State Park on Kauai, but stopping for takeout at Chicken in a Barrel was a great idea. I had the steak hoagie with coleslaw and my husband had a...More

Thank Alaskatraveler45789
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here after coming down the mountain after visiting the canyons. They atmosphere is pretty laid back. The service was wonderful and they had great recommendations. The pulled pork was tender and the sauce was Smokey. The portions were big and we all left full!...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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