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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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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sampler plate” (97 reviews)
“chicken” (619 reviews)
“ribs” (253 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
4-1586 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1832
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place was very busy at dinner time & for good reason! I had ribs & chicken with chili and macaroni salad. The chicken was amazingly tender & moist! I loved their mild BBQ sauce, which was a sweet sauce. The chili has stewed tomatoes...More

Thank 143vrb
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You're at the beach or out sightseeing.... you need lunch.... this place has a great menu! From burgers to pulled pork sandwiches. Yummy burgers! Good portions! They also had the Island desert go to....Shaved Ice! The only bummer was they were not very friendly as...More

Thank Sheralyn L
Michael P, Owner at Chicken In A Barrel BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Aloha First of all thank you for giving CIAB a try . IM so sorry about you not being treated with the Aloha you so much deserve ,that is not who we are and not the way we treat our valued customers. My hope is...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We asked to locals on the island where to go eat. They recommended to go the Chicken in A Barrel BBQ. We were only here for day on the island because we took a cruise, so the ship was going to be there for 1...More

Thank Burgundee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped on our way to our condo as soon as we landed in Lihue. My husband loves anything bbq and had the sampler platter and absolutely loved it! I had the 1/4 chucken6whuch was delicious! We liked it so much, we stopped on our...More

Thank Cobrachic306
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing chicken BBQ - smooth hickory flavor and juicy meat; perfect meal for a roadside place. No frills - basic and exactly what you need: barrel BBQ. Pulled pork, beef and sides are also slamming.

Thank Boris D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great no frills local spot for smoked meat. The servers are friendly, the meat is tender and they make their own sauces. Had dinner here on two separate occasions on the way back from hiking and a day at the beach. A great choice...More

Thank 737aleksandrag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sampler feeds two! Awesome food! Fall off the bone tender!! Chili is good. I love the ribs! Can't go wrong here when you are very hungry.

Thank funtravelbug1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is pretty good here if you want some BBQ. I had the half of chicken and 2 baby back ribs and they were great. The sides that came with it were brown rice and chili beans (good chili but brown didn't work for...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Snagged lunch here and had a delish burger. The BBQ sauce and seasonings are available for purchase & great!! The 4 of us were quite content upon leaving. Quick service too.

Thank DE7313
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This looks like a place that you could drive right past – but you do yourself a disservice if you don't stop and eat there. We ate at the location by Hanalei (not Kapa'a), and it was excellent. The chicken was succulent, the barbecue flavor...More

Thank mikebromberg1
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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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
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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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