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Chicken In A Barrel BBQ

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4-1586 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1832
+1 808-823-0780
08:00 - 20:00
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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Needed an alternative from the outrageously priced sit down restaurant dinners in the area so decided to try this place. The chicken was really tender and the portion generous. A good deal for what it is.

Thank Constance K
Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nondescript hole in the wall on highway 56 in north Kapaa. By no means a place I would pick out of a crowd. But boy, I am glad I did. The chicken, baby back ribs, pulled pork and chili are hands down a five by any standard. Prices are more than reasonable by Kauai standards. Highly recommended.

Thank bbchea
Vancouver, British Columbia
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We got take out based on reviews on TA but found the chicken was just okay. Not a fan of their bbq sauce, but that is just a preference on my part. Try it for yourself and see whether you agree or disagree!

Thank Olym2010
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The chicken is all we have had and it's amazing. Like. Kansas City amazing. Smoky delicious chicken. We got the chicken for 2 $18 and fed us full. Dooooo it!

Thank Jacqueline S
Ankeny, Iowa
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227 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family of 5 enjoyed the ribs, chicken and pork. Generous portions as we all were full. A four rating because we didn't like the chili as a side. Wish that cornbread would have been offered as a side with the meals.

Thank GoHawksAnkenyIowa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went twice and ended up buying their BBQ sauce to bring home! Damn good chicken, beef and pork! So well seasoned and juicy! My husband wanted to go back every time we passed by, and it was on our drive home each night ;)

Thank Alanna R
Milton, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the chicken & rib plate and my husband had the pork plate. We were both very pleased. I also had a piece of cornbread. It is a generous size, sweet, and quite frankly the best I have had. I had cornbread in New Orleans and this beat it, even if New Orleans is a close 2nd.

Thank rfrisque
Crosby, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very flavorful meat. Seating isn't ideal, but if you're not fussy, care about highway noise, or take it to go, it's pretty good.

Thank MexicoLuvver
St. George, Utah
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The pulled beef and pork was some of the best I've had. The BBQ sauce added to the already moist and tender meat.

Thank Josh W
The Woodlands, Texas
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While driving to the north shore we passed this place and could smell the BBQ smoke! On the way back to our hotel we stopped here for lunch and it was great! We had chicken and the baby back ribs. I would definitely come back the next time we are in Kauai.

Thank Catherine C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 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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