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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” (118 reviews)
“ribs” (273 reviews)
“chicken” (659 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 5 days ago via mobile

Read about this place on Trip Advisor, so gave it a try on recent vacation in Kaua’i. So, so glad we did. Just a little roadside place, picnic tables and Judy about the best bbq chicken I’ve had in long time. Sides were okay, a...More

Thank BarbaraE5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't believe we didn't try Chicken In A Barrel until our 5th visit to Kauai. What were we thinking? The food was great and prices very reasonable for Hawaii. If you are just craving some good barbecue while on Kauai, give them a try!

1  Thank elc2414
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tons of positive reviews so we stopped for a convenient late lunch. It was so bad, dry ribs and chicken, beans tasted like cheap canned chili, it was just bad, would never go back.

Thank L H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The chicken is FIRE!!! And the staff if very accommodating and friendly! Had a great time and conversation with them!

Thank Rashelle T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dont be stupid. Find a chicken in a barrel and get the sample plate. Do it. One of the best things we ate the WHOLE trip. So good!

1  Thank Monica W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great. Tender, hot and flavorful... It was the beginning of spring break, so they ran out of certain items before closing time for us, since they were so busy. Big portions as well. There is also a sink there to use once you...More

Thank jrg808
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were running some errands and wanted to have a quick lunch while in Kapaa. Never heard of Chicken in a Barrel but decided to give it a try. Their BBQ chicken is similar to Huli huli chicken if you know that style of BBQ...More

Thank snak123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Crazy good bbq! You have to visit! You can’t make a mistake with anything you order, the mixed plate is great if you can make up your mind...

Thank jiwanczuk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While on Kauai in March 2018 my husband and I ate at Chicken in a Barrel BBQ. The food is amazing. We had the pulled pork plate and it was cooked perfectly, with great flavor. When we got our food box there was a stamp...More

1  Thank Karen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We shared the sampler plate.. It was alot of food. It's a sampler of all their meat.. Came with brown rice and `beans'. YOU put on your own BBQ.. They had spicy and mild and soy sauce. Our first few bits were very good.. Lean...More

Thank chattygirl7491
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Restaurant Details

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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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