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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%
Travellers talk about
“sampler plate” (106 reviews)
“ribs” (248 reviews)
“chicken” (610 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Fast food, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
4-1586 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1832
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have eaten here twice on vacation. It was so good the first time we needed to come back. Have tried the chicken, pork and ribs, all were very good. The chicken delicious! The only disappointment was no cornbread either time m. But we enjoyed...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This little place packed in the flavor! We enjoyed the sampler platter (2 of them) split among 3 people. It was more than enough. The chicken was to die for! So moist with a smoky flavor. The pulled pork and beef....mouth watering! The chili beans...More

Thank Jules05
Reviewed 1 week ago

We come here every time we visit Kauai, and you should too!! It is run by its owners, two laid back dudes who will shoot the breeze with you all day long if you like! Talk about making you feel at home!! They will walk...More

1  Thank fyremaven
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is good but probably better if you get it to go unless you want to share with many flies. I ordered the combination bbq (1/4 chick, bbq beef, pork, and 1 pork rib).

Thank Brandi R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't tell you how offensive it was to be handed my to go box with a handwritten religious quote on top of my food! WTF? If you are Jewish , atheist, Muslim, anything but Christian, don't patronize this place! The jerk working wanted to...More

Thank Chad R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got two sampler platters, and a free sandwich using a coupon from the yellow tourist magazine found near baggage claim at the airport. The sampler platter will feed two normal appetites. My daughter said the sandwich was the best she ever had. The hot...More

Thank MrPlatinumTX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were driving through Kapaa looking for a place to eat lunch and happened upon Chicken in a Barrel. What a treat! Pepper treats all the customers like old friends while he multi-tasks taking orders, running the register, and doing the bar-b-quing....More

Thank Patrick P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is no joke. DELICIOUS. Best chicken I have ever had. There was plenty for left overs and the whole family loved it.

Thank hollybA6925LW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sampler plate was the best by far! It came with beef and pork barbecue, barbecue ribs, and chicken. The food was amazing and tasted so fresh and yummy. It was a great place to eat at after a long day of hiking and being...More

Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really tasty food, loved the barbecued chicken and low prices. Several locations around the island. Nothing fancy just good eats.

Thank Dideedi
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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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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: 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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