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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” (322 reviews)
“sampler plate” (43 reviews)
“ribs” (129 reviews)
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5-5190 Kuhio HWY, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96754
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Reviewed 2 days 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.

1  Thank jfbence
Reviewed 2 days 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

1  Thank cwbpjt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The chicken fell off the bone it was so tender. Delicious flavor. The BBQ sauce was pretty good, too. The chili was pretty spicy and the fries were spicy, as well. We ordered a large fries and it was pretty small and not worth what...More

Thank Sara W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good sport for a take out or quick dinner or lunch. Very rustic BBQ joint, we got a combo plate- got to try brisket, chicken and ribs. The brisket was just meh but good chicken and even better ribs. Recommend for families and take out.

Thank houliganski
Reviewed 1 week ago

The chicken has a delicious flavor. Will be back again before we leave Kaui. Great choice for a quick bite for lunch and a nice staff!

Thank BB6753
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place! The smell is good, but the food is just so tasty! Amazing chicken barbecue, for a great price too.

Thank Sandra R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two orders of fish tacos. Mahimahi, they were loaded with vegetables and really good. This food cart turned restaurant has come a long way physically. Parking, seats the whole enchilada, they don't serve enchiladas, Chicken good and smokey. Get napkins!can be slow and hard to...More

Thank tiredandtravelled
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

...this was just what we needed after a hike! We shared a sampler plate and some loaded fries and it defeated us!! So much food - great value and very tasty!!

Thank PipMunki
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Querky little place that smokes their chicken in a barrel.People who ordered burgers were told the wait time was 45mins . The best thing to order is the sampler plate , a bit of everything , but mostly fried. The chili beans were unbelievably tasty...More

Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I got a chicken and ribs combo, and the ribs were delicious. I should have asked for dark meat chicken which I prefer. Chili came with the meal, and was too spicy and hot on a summer day. I would go again when in the...More

Thank Lori B
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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