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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“chili” (117 reviews)
“chicken” (354 reviews)
“ribs” (143 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue
5-5190 Kuhio HWY, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96754
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We got the samplers and a pulled pork plate, and it was enough for me, my husband, and our two boys (5 and 2) to share. We LOVED the Hawaiian coleslaw and ended up going back and buying another side because the 2 year old...More

Thank Lindsey D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved our chicken and sides from Chicken in a Barrell. The chicken has a strong smokey flavor, so you need the be in the mood for that. Good chili! Good location in Hanalei. The original is also on Kauai, in Kappa’a.

Thank ColoradoLover65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reasonable prices. Delicious chicken platter with Chili and healthy brown rice. The pork hoagie was also very tasty. It's situated in the Ching something mall in Hanolea.

Thank Bunny59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First, let me say that the meat- chicken and the ribs were high quality, meaty, not dried out and well smoked. On the down side, this was the blandest BBQ I've ever had. I've never before had to salt any BBQ. I also prefer my...More

Thank O17K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I got the BBQ sampler and my wife got the 1/4 chicken. Honestly the sampler was enough food to share. The chicken was the highlight but everything was good. My wife subbed out the corn bread for the rice. That was a good call!!

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got the sampler platter and the pulled pork hoagie - both were delicious! I am not usually a fan for coleslaw but loved it! We enjoyed it so much we went back the next day! Keoni and Amanda helped us out and their recommendations...More

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the ribs and chicken combo and was not disappointed. Long time ago I eat something that tasty as the ribs and the chicken. Loved it! If you are nearby stop and try it and you will not be disappointed

Thank Martin P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is great and service is fast! We ate here the first night we were in Kauai. Quite and interesting place. You really must try it!

Thank VikkiWestbro
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want BBQ in Hanalei, definitely make a stop here. The chicken is super juiced inside. My wife really enjoyed the pulled brisket sandwich. The rice was fine, nothing to write home about. Would recommend the opinion rings as well. Great place to stop...More

Thank GregJ33
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had been told by previous travelers that this was a not-to-miss experience. They were so right. Laid back atmosphere and good food.

Thank Nevin L
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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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
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: 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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